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Tuesday August 16

20:59
KeyShade 1.0 - Free password and info manager with...

KeyShade is a password and information manager for Mac and iPhone, and offers a simple solution to a simple problem. KeyShade will make your life easier.

Features

  • Free when used as a standalone app
  • Never any ads or annoyances
  • Clean, simple, bare-bones interface--fades away into the background
  • Everything accessible via one menu
  • Strong security credentials--detailed information and flowchart available in FAQ: http://www.raynersw.com/keyshade/faq.php
  • Optional KeyShade Sync service
  • 30-day free trial of KeyShade Sync
  • KeyShade Sync is a cloud-based synchronizer and backup engine--it keeps all your devices in sync, and automatically backs up your data
  • Updates are versioned--you can roll back to any previous version of your data

KeyShade Sync is available as an...

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20:59
Mac DVDRipper Pro 6.0.6 - Copy, backup, and convert...

Mac DVDRipper Pro is the DVD backup solution that lets you protect your DVDs from scratches, save your batteries by reading your movies from your hard disk, manage your collection with just a few clicks, time-shift your rental, backup your DVD collection, and much more!

Mac DVDRipper Pro allows you to copy all your DVDs on your Mac so you can easily view them without having to spend your battery on spinning your optical drive. It analyzes the DVD and uses intelligent algorithms to ensure proper rips. It is the best at what it does, at an unbeatable price! And when using the disc image mode, you can also burn directly to another DVD from the application.

You can try it for free before buying, Mac DVDRipper Pro will work without any limitations for your first 5 rips.



Version 6.0.6:

  • Reduced memory usage
  • Added ~45 DVDs to the internal database



  • OS X 10.8 or later
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20:59
Together 3.5.15 - Store and organize all of your...

Together helps you organize your Mac, giving you the ability to store, edit and preview your files in a single clean, uncluttered interface.

Features

  • Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop functionality, Together lets you gather up images, text, bookmarks, and files for safekeeping. With built-in note-taking capabilities and easy inter-app file transfers, take control of cluttered, disorganized groups of files and restore them to a state of order and manageability.
  • Previewing and editing. Together can edit and preview a wide range of filetypes, and seamlessly incorporates QuickView for everything else. File editing is always a double-click away, and your changes are automatically synchronized.
  • Organization, optimized. If you are tired of dealing with scatterbrained systems of files and folders, Together's refreshing, iTunes-like interface will help you breathe easy. Organize...
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20:59
Shimo 4.1.2 - VPN client – for everyone.

Shimo is the most versatile VPN client for OS X and it enables really everybody to master secure network. It supports more protocols than any other VPN application out there! CiscoVPN, AnyConnect, IPSec, OpenVPN, PPTP/L2TP, Nortel and even SSH connections are no problem for Shimo.

Shimo is able to automate everything around your secure network connections: Establish connections automatically when you change your network location, execute AppleScripts on certain events or get notified about these events. This is just a very small excerpt of Shimo's capabilities. Feel free to download Shimo from our website and get a 30 days free trial before you have to buy a license!



Version 4.1.2:

  • Fixed OpenVPN custom routing
  • Fixed AnyConnect crash
  • Allow to export security credentials without master password
  • Check whether authentication is possible before connection is initiated
  • Replaced recommended VPN...
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20:59
Capture One 9.2.1.19 - RAW workflow software.

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

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



Version 9.2.1.19:

Note: Version 9 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.

New Features

  • Select and deselect primary variant
  • Select previous and next “page”
  • Select by same variant position
  • Select from le name list
  • Make album...
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20:59
Adobe Animate CC 2015 15.2.1 - Advanced authoring...

Animate CC 2015 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Flash Professional customer).

Animate CC 2015 (was Flash CC) lets you share work directly from within the application and get access to new features the moment they're released. Your entire creative world, together in one place. Work faster than ever before with a 64-bit architecture, a new streamlined user interface, and more connected tools. Create HTML content and export high-definition video and audio.

Animate CC 2015 is part of Creative Cloud. That means you have access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they're available. You can use Save to Cloud to keep your files organized across multiple computers. And Creative Cloud is integrated with Behance, so you can share your projects and get immediate...

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20:59
TextSoap 8.1 - Automate tedious text document...

TextSoap can automatically remove unwanted characters, fix up messed up carriage returns, and do pretty much anything else that we can think of to text. Save time and effort. Be more productive.

Stop manually fixing text documents and emails. Let TextSoap help you automate away all that tediousness. And do it all from within your favorite app using TextSoap Menu. Enable it in preferences and access TextSoap in most apps that support standard copy and paste.

Easy to learn for casual users, TextSoap offers the flexibility that expert users need.



Version 8.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later.

Note: Version 8 is a paid upgrade from previous versions. Upgrade information can be found here.

Additions

  • QuickClean Menu - QuickClean lets you use cmd-1 thru cmd-9 to quickly access your...
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18:50
Intel foundries to manufacture ARM-based smartphone...

Intel on Tuesday announced it has reached an agreement with rival ARM Holdings to produce 10-nanometer ARM chip designs at its advanced fabrication facilities, a strategy targeting smartphone chipmakers.

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17:11
Video of Apple's Black Hat 2016 presentation...

The full video of Apple's presentation at this year's Black Hat security conference was posted to YouTube on Tuesday, offering viewers a deep dive into iOS security mechanisms, from backbone synchronization service iCloud to new systems like HomeKit.

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16:45
Retail head Angela Ahrendts attends opening of new...

Yesterday evening, we shared a handful of first-look images and videos of Apple’s new retail location in the World Trade Center, but the store officially opened to the public earlier today. Given the landmark size and location of the store, Apple’s retail head Angela Ahrendts was in the house for the opening.

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16:25
Apple Music signs partnership deal with Cash Money...

Apple in a bid to deliver exclusive content to Apple Music customers has inked a deal with Birdman's Cash Money Records, a record label representing rap stars including Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, according to a report on Tuesday.

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16:18
Super-Sophisticated Spyware Spotted After 5-Year Run


Symantec and Kaspersky Lab last week separately announced the discovery of a highly sophisticated advanced persistent threat that had eluded security researchers for at least five years. A previously unknown group called "Strider" has been using Remsec, an advanced tool that seems to be designed primarily for spying. Its code contains a reference to Sauron, the main villain in The Lord of the Rings, according to Symantec. The APT spyware is called "ProjectSauron" or "Strider" in Kaspersky's report.

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16:16
Apple signs deal with Cash Money Records to fund...

Update: Apple’s deal with Cash Money Records isn’t for exclusive Apple Music content, but rather for an exclusive documentary, reports Bloomberg.

Apple today has inked a new deal with one of the most popular music labels, Cash Money Records. The co-founder of the label, Birdman, posted on Instagram confirming the deal, sharing a picture of himself with Apple Music executive Larry Jackson. “It’s official…Cash Money makes a power move with Apple Music,” Birdman’s Instagram post said.

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16:06
Full Video of Apple Engineer's Black Hat...

Earlier this month, Apple's head of security engineering Ivan Krstic gave a talk at the Black Hat Conference, an annual event designed for the global InfoSec community. During the event, Krstic spoke about Apple security and unveiled the company's new bug bounty program.

Krstic's briefing is now available in full on YouTube, shared this morning on the Black Hat YouTube channel in a video entitled "Behind the Scenes of iOS Security."

In the talk, Krstic covers three major iOS security mechanisms -- HomeKit, Auto Unlock, and iCloud Keychain -- in "unprecedented technical detail," along with other iOS security measures.HomeKit, Auto Unlock and iCloud Keychain are three Apple technologies that handle exceptionally sensitive user data - controlling devices (...

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15:51
That iconic Usain Bolt photo

This seriously has to be one (or two) of the best photos ever taken. It’s interesting that two professional photographers took basically the same photo within milliseconds of the other.

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15:47
Gawker sold to Univision for $135 million

Gawker owner Nick Denton:

“Gawker Media Group has agreed this evening to sell our business and popular brands to Univision, one of America’s largest media companies that is rapidly assembling the leading digital media group for millennial and multicultural audiences. I am pleased that our employees are protected and will continue their work under new ownership — disentangled from the legal campaign against the company. We could not have picked an acquirer more devoted to vibrant journalism.”

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:43
Research firm expects first annual iPhone sales drop...

New market research data suggests a five percent expansion of worldwide smartphone shipments in 2016, but analysts still expect Apple to post its first full calendar year with declining sales of the iPhone since the 2007 launch of the device.

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15:32
Apple Inks Apple Music Deal With Cash Money Records...

Apple has signed some kind of music agreement with Cash Money Records and its co-founder rapper Birdman, marking its first exclusivity deal with a full record label instead of individual artists, reports MusicBusinessWorldwide.

Apple Music head of content Larry Jackson and Birdman himself both confirmed the deal through Instagram posts, with Jackson calling Birdman a "tough negotiator." Details on the deal were not provided, so it is unclear what exactly it might entail.

Cash Money Records represents popular, well-known artists that include Drake, Young Money, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj, suggesting the deal could result in future agreements that will see content from artists...

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15:26
Foot of the Bed Cellars: Monthly wine

I know a couple of people that signed up for this. I must admit, it’s a fascinating concept and one I think will do well. It’s also funny to read why the founder called it “Foot of the Bed Cellars.”

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15:24
The Tekserve Collection auction

This is the last chapter for the iconic Manhattan store. I taught photography classes there and really enjoyed perusing their collection. I particularly enjoyed their collection of vintage camera equipment. There might be some cool stuff available for auction participants.

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15:02
We might see an ‘iMac Pro’ with an AMD Zen processor...

A new rumor says a new iMac will launch in the last quarter of the year with either the latest Intel chipset, Kaby Lake, or AMD’s Zen processor, as well as AMD’s Polaris Graphics set.

My take: we’ll certainly see an updated iMac, probably in October. It won’t pack a Zen processor (powerful, but pricey), but will include a Polaris graphics card. It will pack a Kaby Lake processor — IF they’re available in time in bulk. Right now there’s some question as to whether that will happen. The caveat to this situation is if Apple decides to discontinue the Mac Pro line and offer an “iMac Pro” with a Zen chip, which boasts eight cores and 16 threads  

Don’t expect any major design changes to the all-in-one. However, it’s very possible that Apple may offer all Macs with flash drives only, dropping the Fusion drives that have been...

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14:59
I'd love to see Ultra-D on an iMac and...

Now here's a technology that sounds like a fun addition to an iMac and a replacement for the Thunderbolt Display (and on an Apple-branded HDTV, should the company reconsider plans for such a device): Ultra-D. It's 3D without the glasses.

Stream TV Networks is the company behind the technology. Ultra-D technology allows users to watch content in fully adjustable 4K glasses-free 3D. The breakthrough solution received the Technology Award from the Advanced Imaging Society.

The first Ultra-D products were a 28-inch Ultra-D PC monitor prototype — designed for gaming and medical applications — and a 4K tablet-sized 10-inch Ultra-D panel for glasses-free 3D on the go. Televisions – both big and small – are currently in various stages of development, along with tablets, phones and all-in-one PC’s.

According to the folks at Stream TV, Ultra-D converts all content (even non-3D) in “stunning detail, alleviating...

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14:54
The Two Story World Trade Center Transportation Hub...

Report Updated 4:18 am Aug.17, 2016. Today Apple's World Trade Center Store officially opened. As C/Net's Samantha Rhodes saw it, the entrance of the Apple Store "appears otherworldly, as I look up and follow the dividers as they extend into the white steel ribs of the ceiling, part of the marquee structure known as the "Oculus." For a moment, it...

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14:48
Rumor: a Final Cut Pro X update and a revamped Mac...

There are rumors of a big Final Cut Pro upgrade coming in October. The rumor mill also suggests (hopes?) that a revamped Mac Pro might debut at the same time.

The FCPX Creative Summit of Oct. 28-30 would be a opportune time for Apple to roll out a new version of FCPX and an upgraded Mac Pro. What’s more, code in Mac OS X El Capitan hints that a new Mac Pro could arrive soon, according to the Learn Final Cut website.

My take: although the Mac Pro hasn’t been updated since 2013, I won’t be surprised to see the high-end desktop discontinued with Apple reasoning that the iMac its current form, offers lots of power and, with Thunderbolt, impressive expansion opportunities. I could be wrong — and, for the sake of Mac Pro fans, I hope I am. On the bright side (for pro users...

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14:36
Apple looking to hire a ‘Lyrics Curation Manager’

Apple is looking to hire a “Lyrics Curation Manager” for Apple Music, reports Music Business World. According to the job listing, the company is looking for a manager to lead a team of lyrics curators “with excellent writing skills, music knowledge, and attention to detail.”

Here’s the job summary: “The Content Curation team is responsible for maintaining the very best user experience possible around content.  We are responsible for filtering out the content our users don't want, organizing the content they do want so it's easy to find, and fixing, or sending back to our partners to fix when appropriate, anything that doesn't match our style guide, resulting in immaculate media and...

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14:33
∞ Yes, race walking is an Olympic sport. Here’s how...

Race walking is definitely one of the oddest looking Olympic sports (right up there with Synchronized Swimming) but it’s also incredibly technical and difficult.

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14:25
There’s a section of Yellowstone where you can get...

Well, I’m never going to Yellowstone with someone who doesn’t like me.

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14:25
Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 16, 2016

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.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Zevrix Solutions has announced Output Factory Server 1.2.15, a feature update to its output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software Server automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hot folders. 

Output Factory Server offers layer versioning, preflighting, variable file name, export as single pages and other powerful features. Version 1.2.15 lets users send automatic email notifications on processing stages and errors via Microsoft Exchange SMTP servers.

Output Factory Server can be purchased from the Zevrix website for $699.95. A demo is available for download. BatchOutput Server users can...

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14:04
Apple looking for ‘lyrics curation manager’ as Apple...

With iOS 10, Apple is officially bringing support for lyrics to the Music application. Currently, it’s unclear how Apple is aggregating those lyrics, whether it be from other lyric websites or from record labels and artists directly. Nevertheless, a new job listing discovered by MBW suggests that Apple is looking to expand its team of “lyrics curators” with a new manager.

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13:57
Apple’s ‘Behind the Scenes of iOS Security’ from...

Black Hat, famously known for its information security conferences, has just released the ‘Behind the Scenes of iOS Security’ video from this year’s USA event. The talk, led by Ivan Krstic, dives into some of the security methods that currently exist in iOS and what Apple does to keep users secure. This talk was also where Apple had introduced its first security bounty program.

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13:52
RunKeeper, Snapchat updated to better utilize iOS...

New updates released Tuesday RunKeeper and Snapchat bring a host of improvements like enhanced Apple Watch connectivity for the fitness app and "Low Power Mode" energy conservation techniques for the secure communications utility.

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13:20
Intel Foundries Able to Produce ARM-Based Chips...

At today's Intel Developer Forum, Intel announced a new licensing deal with ARM, which will see Intel taking advantage of ARM technology in an effort to attract more manufacturing companies to its factories.

Under the terms of the deal, Intel plans to allow third-party semiconductor companies to use its 10-nanometer production lines for manufacturing ARM-based chips for smartphones, expanding the production options available to companies like Apple.

Apple currently produces custom-designed ARM-based chips that are manufactured by companies like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), but with Intel and ARM's new licensing deal, Apple (and other manufacturers) could potentially use Intel to fabricate its chips.

LG Electronics has already inked a deal with Intel and will use Intel's foundry business to manufacture 10-nanometer...

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13:17
Ford’s road to full autonomy

This seems like a remarkably ambitious timetable for such a vehicle. Would you buy or ride in one of these in five years, assuming Ford can pull it off (which I don’t think they’ll be able to)?

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13:15
Tip of the Day: Saving power with Face-down...

If you get a lot of notifications during the day, you can actually save a bit of battery life by leaving your iPhone face down on a table or other surface. Face-down detection is a subtle feature that Apple snuck into iOS 9 last fall to save a bit of power on modern iPhones by not lighting up the screen whenever text message notifications come in — after all, the screen is one of the biggest power consumers on the iPhone, and since you can’t…

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13:09
Google Duo Aims to Make Video Calling Super-Easy


Google on Monday launched Google Duo, a one-on-one video calling app that runs on iOS and Android. The app will be available worldwide in the next few days, said Justin Uberti, principal software engineer at Google. Duo switches from cellular service to WiFi, and transitions from high-speed to lower speed wireless service smoothly, promising to let users continue video calls irrespective of their location and service speeds, although video degradation may be apparent on slower services.

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12:59
Review: Defined Corp Dome Stand for Apple Watch and...

Defined Corp's Dome ($99) was first introduced on Kickstarter and is now shipping to the general public. The dock/stand is designed to hold and charge an Apple Watch and iPhone simultaneously. A minimalist circle dock, Dome is made from anodized aluminum. It does require a bit of assembly to properly fit an Apple Watch charging cable and/or Lightning cable, but Dome does support Nightstand mode for Apple Watch, and it offers iPhone case compatibility, as well. Dome comes in silver, black, gray, gold, and rose gold.{/exp:char_limit}

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12:45
Ford targeting 2021 launch for self-driving car,...

At a special event on Tuesday, Ford revealed plans to have a fully self-driving car on the roads in 2021, the same year as Apple's own "Project Titan" is expected to debut.

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12:39
Microsoft wants all your devices to run on Xbox One’...

Microsoft envisions a future where headsets, keyboards, controllers, and all your PC peripherals run seamlessly on the Xbox One's wireless signal. But should you care?

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12:08
Apple wins appeal in Time Machine tech patent...

Apple has emerged victorious in a court struggle that targeted Time Machine for Mac, successfully arguing to the court that its technology did not infringe on the work of longstanding PC backup service provider Farstone.

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11:46
Leaked iPhone 7 Logic Boards Suggest Intel Modem,...

Last week, MacRumors covered photos of what appear to be the front and rear of bare iPhone 7 logic boards, and since that time we've been able to study these boards and compare them to previous iPhone generations' bare and populated logic boards.

Comparing the boards with existing component offerings and information suggests that Apple has indeed moved on from Qualcomm as its baseband modem supplier and switched to Intel for the upcoming iPhone generation. This does not preclude Apple from having other versions of the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus logic boards which feature a Qualcomm modem, such as an international model with differing LTE band options, as has been rumored.

Leaked iPhone 7 logic board with Intel modem location annotated...

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11:30
The Week in iOS Accessories: Heads up!

Heads up!

This week’s roundup includes a device that lets you get guidance from your iPhone and keep your eye on the road at the same time. Read on!

Audeze

This company has revamped its line of EL-8 headphones ($699 MSRP regular, $799 MSRP for titanium edition; same price on Amazon) with a number of improvements to create “smoother frequency response, lower distortion, higher sound resolution, and better stereo imaging.” The company has even improved the packaging, to ensure that your headphones arrive without any damage.

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11:12
Apple awarded pair of 3D user interface patents...

A pair of newly awarded patents could hint at new ways of interacting with Apple devices, potentially using 3D motion and space to interact with a Mac or iOS device.

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10:49
Clone Wars: iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6s vs iPhone 7 Plus...

Apple’s iPhone 7 is set to launch next month, but today we’re taking an early look at what could be the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus design and comparing it to the current generation models. It’s said that this year’s iPhone won’t bring a fresh new design which if true is kind of lame-sauce, and if these models are anything like the real deal, I think it’s time to be a bit disappointed in Apple’s design choices…

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10:25
First Machines Using Kaby Lake Processors Coming...

At today's Intel Developer Forum, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and other Intel execs showed off its 7th Generation Core, Kaby Lake. While information shared on Kaby Lake was limited, there was an on-screen demo of two machines equipped with Kaby Lake processors, shown editing 4K video and using built-in graphics to play popular Blizzard game Overwatch.

Kaby Lake is hardware accelerated for the HEVC Main10 profile, meaning it can "play the highest quality 4K premium content on the market today without a hitch." An HP two-in-one laptop on stage was used to edit 4K video and a Dell XPS laptop was used to show off Overwatch, which ran seamlessly on the machine thanks to Intel's efforts to "push the boundaries of processor graphics."

For those unfamiliar with Kaby Lake, it is the third chip manufactured using Intel's 14-nanometer process, following Broadwell and Skylake. It's a semi-tock with optimized microarchitecture, offering support for Thunderbolt 3, native USB 3.1, and...

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10:24
Tekserve Macintosh Collection will be sold at...

Tekserve, once the go-to third-party repair shop for Apple products in New York City, announced last month that it would be closing shop on August 15 after being in business since 1987. Now that Tekserve has officially closed shop, Apple fans will have the opportunity to purchase some museum-worthy vintage Apple and NeXT gear through auction.

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10:20
Gadget Ogling: Levitating Smart Things, Making WiFi-...


Lift is an antigravity charger for Apple Watch and Pebble. The charger is wireless, so there's almost no clutter involved -- except, I suppose, when you have to charge the charger. The watch wraps around a portable battery pack, which the base keeps elevated using magnets. There's a Pro version of the base, which you can use as an iPhone or iPad stand and charger. Meanwhile, there's an optional smart lamp attachment called "Orb," which illuminates when you have notifications and can float on the base itself when you're not charging anything.

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10:10
Street date for Apple's 'iPhone 7'...

Despite some recent rumors pointing at an earlier launch, the "iPhone 7" could end shipping as late as Sept. 23 -- well after an expected Sept. 7 press event, a leaked AT&T schedule suggests.

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09:56
Angela Ahrendts attends Apple Store grand opening at...

Just a few weeks after opening its first retail store in Brooklyn, Apple debuted its ninth store in New York City on Tuesday, with the new World Trade Center location opening its doors ahead of the anticipated launch of the "iPhone 7."

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09:33
9to5Toys Last Call: iOttie iPhone 6/s/Plus car mount...

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09:27
Verify.ly service launches providing consumers with...

Consumers downloading apps from the App Store have to rely on Apple’s approval process for vetting insecure applications, and even then there isn’t a guarantee that Apple hasn’t missed something crucial. Just last year hundreds of apps in the App Store had been found to be using private APIs to collect private user data, a violation of the App Review Guidelines. The recently launched public beta test of Will Strafach’s Verify.ly service looks to provide a “warning label for apps” to everyday consumers.
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09:24
Hong Kong Apple Pay users get support for Bank of...

On Tuesday, Hong Kong residents gained access to two more payment options for Apple Pay, namely the Bank of East Asia and Hong Kong Telekom's Tap & Go.

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09:21
Apple Granted 55 Patents Today Covering HDR...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 55 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover two iOS device camera patents covering HDR images and a Compact Optic Camera Lens Design. Apple was also granted ten design patents today ...

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09:15
iPhone 7 Could Launch on September 23 Following...

With Apple set to launch the iPhone 7 next month rumors about the phone and the event where it will debut have been picking up. We've already heard information suggesting the iPhone 7 will be introduced at an event set to take place on Wednesday, September 7, two days after the Labor Day holiday, and now it appears we may have some insight into the actual release date.

While Apple typically releases the iPhone about two weeks after introducing it, suggesting a September 16 launch date, new scheduling information from AT&T shared by 9to5Mac indicates that the iPhone 7 might not launch until later in the month, on September 23.

A leaked AT&T retail schedule featuring "Merchandising Reset" hours indicates employees will need to spend several hours reorganizing AT&T stores on both September 9, 2016 and September 23, 2016...

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09:10
Google launches Duo, its cross-platform answer to...

After we saw a sneak peak of Duo earlier this year, Google’s straightforward, cross-platform video calling app is now ready for the masses. Google Duo launched on Tuesday and is here to do battle with FaceTime and Skype, giving the Mountain View behemoth a potentially stronger competitor than the woefully underperforming Hangouts.

Google first showed off Duo at its I/O conference in May, promising that the new app would be very simple and focus more on the human element by offering you a live view of the video before answering the call, thanks to the Knock Knock feature.

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09:01
Microsoft ad says Apple's iPad Pro Smart...

In a new ad pushing its Surface Pro tablet hybrid, Microsoft takes direct shots at the iPad Pro, referencing Apple's new "What's a Computer?" ad just two weeks after it began airing.

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08:46
iPhone 7 release date for carriers might be as late...

An official announcement about Apple’s anticipated September iPhone event is expected sometime later this month, and a new detail has emerged that hints at when we might actually be getting our hands on the new iPhone 7 … and it could be later than previously expected.

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08:43
Hands-on: Uplift adjustable-height standing desk...

When the folks over at The Human Solution saw my prior standing desk and standing desk treadmill review, they asked me if I’d like to take one of their Uplift adjustable-height desks for a spin. Since I was already in the midst of researching a new dedicated unboxing/review desk for videos, I agreed to take a look. Have a look at our hands-on build video for the details.

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08:23
Hunter launches Signal ceiling fan with Apple...

Following several months' delay, Hunter on Tuesday launched the Signal, the first ceiling fan on the market with support for Apple's HomeKit platform.

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08:07
New Surface Pro 4 Ad Takes on Apple's '...

Microsoft today launched a new commercial for its Surface Pro 4, comparing the tablet computer to Apple's iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard. The ad -- titled "What's a Computer? Just ask Cortana" -- was posted on YouTube today with a description claiming that "just because you call something a computer doesn’t mean it fits the description." The new ad is clearly targeting Apple's new "What's a Computer?" ad campaign and "Super. Computer." slogan for the iPad Pro.

The ad centers around a party that Siri is holding for its new Smart Keyboard, telling the Surface Pro 4 "I'm a computer now, like you." The Surface Pro 4 responds, asking if Apple's tablet has an Intel Core i7...

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07:18
Apple Granted Three Patents Relating to 3D Maps

Last week Fast Company posted an article titled "Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi open up about Learning from Apple's Failures." While one of the topics at the top of the list of failures for Apple was no doubt their Maps App debacle, Cue and Federighi also took the chance to talk up the great work their engineering teams are doing to advance Maps and make it a real market contender against Google maps. Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published three specific granted patents for Apple regarding 3D maps ...

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07:16
Apple rolls out iPhone carrier billing systems in...

This could be helpful if you’re traveling.

Apple on Tuesday launched a new carrier billing options in Taiwan and Switzerland that lets users charge iTunes purchases directly to their monthly cellphone bill.

Like carrier billing systems already available in Germany and Russia Apple’s Taiwan rollout lets customers pay for apps, music, Apple Music subscriptions and more using their phone number.

The same features have also been rolled out in Switzerland and in Taiwan, the alternative payment plan will first be available to monthly contract customers for area telecom Far EasTone.

In the past, Apple has traditionally kept user payments within services such as iTunes, where is might bill a customer’s credit card according to their Apple ID. With carrier...

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07:10
Red Giant releases Trapcode Suite 13.1

Red Giant has released Trapcode Suite 13.1, an update to their tools for creating 3D motion graphics and visual effects in Adobe After Effects. The update includes new features to Trapcode Form, Tao and Sound Keys, new presets for Trapcode Mir and Tao, as well as bug fixes for Particular, Form, Mir, Tao and Lux.

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07:01
FaceTime video chat competitor Google Duo released...

Google on Tuesday released its new chat client Duo, promising high quality video between iOS and Android users with the free download now available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play.

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06:48
Apple to build first R&D center in China by the...

Reuters reports that Apple is to build its first research and development center in China, citing a statement by the official Chinese state broadcaster.

Tim Cook reportedly made the commitment to Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, stating that the center will be built by the end of the year.

The pledge comes after the head of China’s industry and technology regulator in May told Cook he hoped Apple could deepen its cooperation with the country in research and development and stressed information security.

Apple likely has two reasons for investing in R&D within China …

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06:45
Twelve South releases new dual-screen background for...

Twelve South has released the a new dual-screen background for the Mac: Hawaiian Island Adventure (https://www.twelvesouth.com/wallpaper/collection4). All of the dual-screen backgrounds are complementary.

Twelve South partnered with photographer Scott Gordon to capture diverse landscape of the islands. Gordon focused on Hawaii's second largest island, Maui, but was also lucky enough to experience the primarily uninhabited island of Molokai which features waterfalls of more than 2,165 feet tall.

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06:37
KeyShade Password Manager released for Mac OS X and...

Rayner Software (http://www.raynersw.com) has introduced KeyShade 1.0, their new password and information manager for Mac OS X (10.8 or higher) and iOS (8.3 or later).

Featuring automatic backup and cloud sync functionality, it’s designed to provide a safe repository for sensitive information, offering a secure, encrypted database for managing website logins, bank accounts, credit cards, and notes. Its entire user interface exists within one menu on the menubar. Everything in KeyShade is protected by a single master password.

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06:37
KeyShade Password Manager released for Mac OS X and...

Rayner Software (http://www.raynersw.com) has introduced KeyShade 1.0, their new password and information manager for Mac OS X (10.8 or higher) and iOS (8.3 or later).

Featuring automatic backup and cloud sync functionality, it’s designed to provide a safe repository for sensitive information, offering a secure, encrypted database for managing website logins, bank accounts, credit cards, and notes. Its entire user interface exists within one menu on the menubar. Everything in KeyShade is protected by a single master password.

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06:37
Apple turning to new server suppliers to cut costs...

In another cost-cutting measure, Apple is switching up its server supply chain to force price competition, a report claimed on Tuesday.

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06:31
Kool Tools: DJControl Instinct P8

Hercules (http://www.hercules.com) has introduced the $129.99 DJControl Instinct P8, a dual-deck DJ controller, a supercharged version of its best-selling DJControl Instinct. It boasts the same strengths as its predecessor.

Featuring an ultra-instinctive approach, combined with a compact and robust design, this all-in-one controller has built-in audio and essential mix and remix features. The DJControl Instinct P8 is simple and user friendly, only needing a computer (Mac or PC) with a USB port to connect the controller, a set of speakers, headphones and music files for beginner DJs.

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06:30
Nuance taps into deep learning to improve Dragon...

Nuance will ship new Dragon dictation software at the end of August, with improved recognition capabilities and new support for pre-recorded notes.

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06:22
Tim Cook Announces R&D Center to Be Built in...

Apple is planning an all-new research and development center in China, attempting to boost its presence and market share in the country following multiple reports of the iPhone's dwindling returns as users flock towards low-cost alternatives. The R&D center, said "to be built by the end of the year," will mark Apple's first location of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region (via Reuters).

The announcement comes from Apple CEO Tim Cook, on a visit in China this week, who spoke with Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli on Tuesday and detailed the company's plans for the center. Those details weren't specifically disclosed to the public, so it's still unclear where the new R&D center will be located, or how many employees it might house.

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06:00
FalseCONNECT Vulnerability Affects Software From...

An anonymous reader writes from a report via Softpedia: "Researcher Jerry Decime revealed details about a security vulnerability that allows an attacker to gain a Man-in-the-Middle position and intercept HTTPS traffic thanks to flaws in the implementation of proxy authentication procedures in various products," reports Softpedia. The flaw can be used to collect user credentials by tricking victims into re-authenticating, sending data to a third-party. Multiple software vendors deploy applications that can handle proxy connections. Until now, Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, and Opera have acknowledged their products are affected. Lenovo said this bug does not impact its software. Other software vendors that are still evaluating the FalseCONNECT bug and may be affected include multiple Linux distros, Cisco, Google, HP, IBM, Juniper, Mozilla, Nokia, OpenBSD, SAP, Sony, and others.

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05:49
Output Factory Server for InDesign now supports...

Zevrix Solutions has announced Output Factory Server 1.2.15, a feature update to its output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software Server automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hot folders.

Output Factory Server offers layer versioning, preflighting, variable file name, export as single pages and other powerful features. Version 1.2.15 lets users send automatic email notifications on processing stages and errors via Microsoft Exchange SMTP servers.

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05:45
Apple Wins a Patent for a 3D User Interface using...

In this particular report we cover Apple's second granted patent for a 3D in-air gesture system. With so many patent applications and granted patents on this invention over a short period of time it's clear that this is one that Apple is hoping could be adapted to future Macs in conjunction with their next-generation dual lens iSight camera ...

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05:42
Nuance Announces New Release Of Dragon For Mac OS X

Nuance Communications, Inc. (http://www.nuance.com/) has announced its new suite of Dragon professional productivity solutions for Mac OS X and Windows that leverage Nuance Deep Learning technology to deliver upwards of 24% greater accuracy.

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05:33
Apple CEO Tim Cook touring China, pledges Asia-...

In the midst of a visit to China, Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised to open up an Asia-Pacific research and development center in the country by the end of 2016.

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05:15
Twitter holds discussions with Apple to create Apple...

If you love your Apple TV, football and Twitter, you’ll love this.

Twitter is apparently in discussions with Apple to launch a Twitter app for the Apple TV that would let Twitter’s users watch the NFL games on Apple’s set-top box.

Twitter has directed [Chief Financial Officer] Mr. [Anthony] Noto, a former Goldman Sachs banker with deep ties to the sports media industry, to lead the charge on live streaming and has assigned an engineering team to create its streaming video player. Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, considers streaming a critical component of the company’s focus on “live” experiences, along with Periscope, its app that allows smartphone users to live-stream video.

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05:00
Rumor: Apple to ship 10.5-inch iPad Pro in 2017,...

It looks like there’s a good chance Apple will be adding to its iPad Pro offerings.

Per KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is expected to develop a 10.5-inch iPad Pro next year. In addition, Apple is rumored to launch a second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro in 2017, as well as a “low cost” 9.7-inch iPad model. The iPad Pros are expected to include an A10X processor, while the more-affordable 9.7-inch iPad will have the A9X chip.

Furthermore, KGI’s research predicts that Apple will release a new “revolutionary” iPad model, but we won’t see it until 2018 at the earliest. This next-gen iPad will sport a flexible AMOLED screen and “radical” changes to the form factor and the user experience. According to KGI, the AMOLED iPad will “follow the footsteps of the iPhone...

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05:00
Microsoft to Add Beam's Live-Streaming Skills...


Microsoft last week announced a deal to acquire live-streaming startup Beam. It plans to use Beam's interactive technology to enhance the Xbox Live experience. Beam has attracted a number of top investors, including Techstars, Courtside Ventures and Ore Ventures. The deal is designed to help make Xbox Live more social and fun for users, Microsoft said, allowing members of the community not only to just watch players engage in new gaming experiences, but also to engage directly with each other.

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04:23
Kool Tools: EcoBoulder speaker

ECOXGEAR’s $249.99 EcoBoulder (www.ecoxgear.com) is a modern day boom box equipped with 100 watts of power, an 8-inch full range speaker, 3-inch tweeter plus an 8-inch passive woofer to pump some serious tunes at any outdoor outing.

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04:20
Apple granted a Patent for their Original iPad and...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 55 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's granted patent for the original iPad, and more importantly, for its Multi-Mode Human Interface (MMHI) engine.

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04:15
IoT platform revenues will grow to € 3 billion...

According to a new research report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight (www.berginsight.com), the global third party Internet of Things (IoT) platform market increased 36% to € 610 million in 2015.

Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30.8 percent, revenues are forecasted to reach € 3.05 billion in 2021. There is a wide range of software platforms available, intended to reduce cost and development time for IoT solutions by offering standardized components that can be shared across many industry verticals to integrate devices, networks and applications.

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02:43
Apple's Late CEO Steve Jobs Posthumously...

Back in 2014 Patently Apple posted a report titled "A Stunner: A New Patent Surfaces Listing Steve Jobs as the Primary Inventor of a Non-Apple Invention." I had stumbled upon the patent that was credited to Savant Systems at the time with Steve Jobs noted as the primary inventor. It was a patent about controlling a yacht with an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad. Today the patent finally ...

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01:37
Google Introduces 'Duo', Video Calling for...

Video calling is the next best thing to being with someone in person, but too often it can be a frustrating or complicated experience. Today, Apple's FaceTime has a competitor and it's Google's new app called 'Duo' ...

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01:01
Apple adds new Server Supplier in China to Reduce...

One of the concessions Apple made with China's Government was to use China-based data centers. Today we learn that Apple is planning to reduce its costs from servers. The company has been seeking new server suppliers with lower quotes ...

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Monday August 15

22:36
Apple expands carrier billing availability with...

Apple on Tuesday launched a new carrier billing options in Taiwan and Switzerland that lets users charge iTunes purchases directly to their monthly cellphone bill.

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20:59
Capo 3.4.2 - Slow down and learn to play your...

Capo lets you slow down your favorite songs so you can hear the notes and learn how they are played. With Capo, you can quickly tab out your songs atop a highly-detailed OpenCL-powered spectrogram display.

Features

  • Detect, and enter chords
  • Pitch adjustment
  • Mark song sections
  • Loop at slower speeds
  • Export Capo-adjusted music
  • Basic effects available



Version 3.4.2:

  • Resolves the most frequent crashes based your helpful submissions.



  • OS X 10.10 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
NTFS 14.2.359 - $19.95

NTFS breaks down the barriers between Windows and OS X. Paragon NTFS effectively solves the communication problems between the Mac system and NTFS, providing full read and write access to Windows NTFS partitions under OS X. Excellent solution for end users, SOHO, and enterprise, supports all NTFS versions from Windows NT 3.1 to Windows 8 (NTFS versions 1.2, 3.0, and 3.1), and mounts the NTFS volumes as native ones.

Features

  • Unprecedented high NTFS performance. The transfer rate is the same as with the native HFS file system!
  • Full read/write access to NTFS. OS X provides limited support of NTFS, the primary file system of any Windows® PC. With Paragon’s NTFS for you’ll get full read/write access to any version of NTFS under OS X
  • Support for OS X 10.5 and 10.6 (32 and 64 bit), and OS X 10.7-10.11
  • Easy to install. The driver is easily installed through a new user-friendly wizard
  • Easy to use. Mount any NTFS...
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20:59
Ableton Live 9.6.2 - Record music using digital...

Ableton Live lets you create and record music on your Mac. Use digital instruments, pre-recorded sounds, and sampled loops to arrange, produce, and perform your music like never before. Ableton Live is an all-in-one production suite.

Find your sound

  • Start in Arrangement View. Create and edit multitrack recordings in a straightforward linear view.
  • Go further in Session View. Switch to this one-of-a-kind interface to improvise and experiment with countless sounds and loops.
  • Access an endless palette of sounds. With 5 built-in synths, 3 samplers, 390 drum kits, and 4000 loops, the possibilities are endless.



Version 9.6.2:

Improved or Changed

  • The ‘Link’ icon in Live's main UI now behaves like a button, toggling the Link feature on and off. This button only appears if Link is enabled in the Preferences.
  • The ‘EXT’ button is no...
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17:14
Former Apple Watch engineer talks Apple design...

Former Apple engineer Bob Messerschmidt, who headed up the group responsible for the highly regarded Apple Watch heart rate sensor, recently sat down with Fast Company to offer an inside look at what it was like working with Jony Ive's secretive Industrial Design Group.

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17:03
First looks at the World Trade Center Oculus Apple...

The World Trade Center Apple Store opens tomorrow at noon in Santiago Calatrava‘s Oculus terminal.  But some are getting a sneak peak at the store this evening according to a couple of our tipsters who work in the area.

@9to5mac World Trade Center Apple Store pic.twitter.com/9vlby8UfRZ

— Felipe (@fcs132) August 15, 2016

We first saw building permits 6 months ago on the site which was conceived 2 years ago.  This store was designed by...

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16:47
'Battlefield 1' open beta starts August...

Eager to play Battlefield 1 but can't wait until the game's October 21st release date? Well, good news. Electronic Arts has announced that a 64-player open beta for the first-person shooter will begin August 31st on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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16:18
Capcom plans harsher punishments for 'Street...

Capcom has been combating quitters in Street Fighter V since the game's debut. And tomorrow, the publisher/developer is apparently making the penalties for disconnecting before a match ends even more harsh. Like before, cowards will have League Point...

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16:06
Google May Paint IoT Fuchsia


A team at Google is working on a new operating system called "Fuchsia," but details are sparse. Fuchsia "is a new open source project that is not at all related to Android or Chrome OS," said Google spokesperson Joshua Cruz. He declined to provide further details about Fuchsia, saying only that "we have many revolving open source projects at Google." Fuchsia reportedly already has undergone some testing, and it is booting "reasonably well" on NUCs based on Intel's Skylake and Broadwell processors.

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15:45
Jony Ive's Design Team Nixed Apple Watch Band...

In an interview with Fast Company, former Apple employee Bob Messerschmidt, who helped design the heart rate sensors in the Apple Watch, gave some insight into what it was like working with Jony Ive and Apple's Industrial Design Group on the company's first wearable device.

After a 2010 acquisition, Messerschmidt joined the Apple Watch team, where he was in charge of designing some of the sensors for the device. In an anecdote relayed to Fast Company, during one meeting, Messerschmidt proposed putting health sensors in the Apple Watch band, an idea that was quickly shot down by the Industrial Design Group because of a desire for interchangeable bands.One great example is [when] I went to a meeting and said I'm going to put sensors in the watch but I'm going to put them down...

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15:29
HTC's Nexus phone efforts show up at the FCC

If there was any doubt that HTC is working on at least one Nexus phone this year, the FCC (and a handful of leaks) just erased it. The regulator has received an HTC filing for smartphones that will be explicitly branded as a Nexus -- a letter says y...

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15:25
Sketchy Rumor Suggests iPhone 7 Will Feature Faster...

Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus could feature improved charging speeds, according to information shared by Twitter user The Malignant, citing an unverified Chinese source.

Alongside an image of an iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 logic board comparison that does not seem to divulge any clear info to confirm the rumor, The Malignant says the iPhone 7 will feature "at least" five volt two amp charging.

#Apple according to the source (导航i世界) seems #iphone7 will support #fastcharge at least 5V2A pic.twitter.com/Lu0AqnVHud

— The Malignant (@...

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15:22
Berkshire Hathaway increases Apple position to $1.46B

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway took advantage of a dip in Apple's share price during the second quarter, increasing its stake in the company to $1.46 billion as of June 30.

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15:15
AWT News Update: August 15, 2016

Probably one of the slowest Apple news days in a while, but we have a pair of stories for you as well as a reminder that it's a good time to join Team AWT:

  • Beta 6 of macOS Sierra, iOS, tvOS and watchOS all arrived for developers today
  • Honda announces support for Apple CarPlay with properly-equipped models of the Civic Hatchback
  • Team AWT is our subscription-based "super version" of the website, providing extra content and giveaways for as little as $5 per month. Join today!

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14:56
Warren Buffett buys 5.41 million shares of $AAPL

To be more accurate, Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway, made the purchase. It makes a difference because, while Buffet has been personally critical of technology stocks, Berkshire Hathaway has recently hired a couple of tech fund managers who are much more bullish on Apple. That’s likely what happened here.

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14:56
Snapchat buys a search and discovery app for $100...

Snapchat has grown up quite a bit in the past year, from adding original content from the likes of NBC to introducing Memories, an option for a more permanent archive of photos. Now it could be venturing into search as well. The Information has repor...

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14:39
Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 7' to offer...

One way Apple will aim to keep the "iPhone 7" competitive is the addition of new fast-charge technology, according to one rumor.

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14:32
Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 15, 2016

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

C.H. Robinson has driven out Navisphere Carrier. The free app is designed to support contract motor carriers and their business – no matter where they are. The app gives greater functionality of C.H. Robinson’s single global technology platform, Navisphere, to contract carriers. Navisphere enables carriers to support the world’s supply chains and is connected to the company’s carrier representatives who work...

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14:31
What I learned working with Jony Ive’s team on the...

Fast Company has another in their very good series of interviews with key people at Apple.

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14:30
Tim Cook: Privacy Is Worth Protecting

An anonymous reader writes from InformationWeek: In a wide-ranging interview with The Washington Post, Apple's CEO Tim Cook talks iPhones, AI, privacy, civil rights, missteps, China, taxes, and Steve Jobs -- all without addressing rumors about the company's Project Titan electric car. One of the biggest concerns Tim Cook has is with user privacy. Earlier this year, Apple was in the news for refusing a request from the U.S. Department of Justice to unlock a suspected terrorist's iPhone because Apple argued it would affect millions of other iPhones, it was unconstitutional, and that it would weaken security for everyone. Cook told the Washington Post: "The lightbulb went off, and it became clear what was right: Could we create a tool to unlock the phone? After a few days, we had determined yes, we could. Then the question was, ethically, should we? We thought, you know, that depends on whether we could contain it or not. Other people were involved in this, too -- deep security...

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14:26
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 15...

Notable software releases this week include Parallels Desktop 11.2.1, 1Password 6.3.2, Storyspace 3.2, and DEVONthink 2.9.2.

 

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14:26
'Hidden Figures' celebrates black women...

Hidden Figures tells the story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, three black women who played crucial roles in one of NASA's finest hours: launching an American into orbit for the first time. As the film's first trailer shows, t...

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13:57
'Hamilton' creator Miranda joins the fight...

Hate that ticket bots robbed you of a chance to see that big concert or musical? So does Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Hamilton author is teaming up with Senator Charles Schumer to promote a proposed federal bill, the Better Online Ticket Sales Act (BOTS...

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13:35
This is how light pollution affects how we see the...

If you’ve never had the opportunity to get far away from city lights to see the “true” night sky, you owe it to yourself to do it. Awe inspiring.

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13:30
Bumble is adding paid features to help find your...

Bumble, the dating app that's previously dabbled in offering services beyond traditional swipe-based matching, is now offering a subscription model that offers three new features for just $9.99 a month.

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13:17
Are rotisserie chickens a bargain?

This article was a lot more interesting than it had any right to be. I’ve never roasted a whole chicken, preferring to just cook the individual pieces I need (usually breasts or thighs, depending on the recipe) but, when I need a lot of chicken, I always grab a rotisserie bird from the supermarket if only for convenience and speed’s sake.

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13:12
macOS 10.12 Sierra beta 6 hits the Mac App Store for...

Apple today released the sixth developer preview of macOS Sierra since showing off the software update for the Mac at WWDC 2016. The latest release is available now through the Mac App Store. macOS Sierra’s headlining feature is Siri on the Mac with other features like Auto-Unlock which lets Apple Watch users skip the password login screen. Apple Pay is also coming to Safari with macOS Sierra, although we haven’t seen the feature live on the web yet.

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13:10
Serious Flaws In iMessage Crypto Allow For Message...

Reader Trailrunner7 writes: New research from a team at Johns Hopkins University shows that there are serious problems with the way Apple implemented encryption on its iMessage system, leaving it open to retrospective decryption attacks that can reveal the contents of all of a victim's past iMessage texts. The iMessage system, like much of what Apple does, is opaque and its inner workings have not been made available to outsiders. One of the key things that is known about the system is that messages are encrypted from end to end and Apple has said that it does not have the ability to decrypt users' messages. The researchers at JHU, led by Matthew Green, a professor of computer science at the school, reverse engineered the iMessage protocol and discovered that Apple made some mistakes in its encryption implementation that could allow an attacker who has access to encrypted messages to decrypt them.The team discovered that Apple doesn't rotate encryption keys at regular intervals (...

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12:53
Lockheed Martin hopes to turn your kids into...

Lockheed Martin knows that its future spacecraft will only fly if there are enough people interested in flying them, so it's trying something a bit unusual: it's helping to raise the next wave of astronauts. It's launching a Generation Beyond program...

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12:50
Report: Apple will launch a 10.5-inch iPad Pro in...

If you thought that the 9.7-inch iPad Pro was too small and that the 12.9-inch model was too big, soon you might have another size to choose from that could be a better fit.

According to a reliable analyst at KGI, Apple is expected to develop a 10.5-inch iPad Pro next year. In addition, Apple is rumored to launch a second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro in 2017, as well as a “low cost” 9.7-inch iPad model. The iPad Pros are expected to include an A10X processor, while the more-affordable 9.7-inch iPad will have the A9X chip. KGI’s research note was originally reported by MacRumors.

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12:49
Apple releases iOS 10 public beta 6, developer beta 6

If you’re a fan of the iOS 10 betas, this is your lucky day.

On Monday, Apple released iOS 10 beta 6 to the developer community and the iOS 10 public beta 5 to the beta tester community.

The new betas feature assorted bug fixes and changes, all while still working towards the 1.0 release.

Beta users can get the updates by running Software Update; developers can go to Apple’s Developer Center.

iOS 10 is expected to be officially released come September.

As always, be careful with the new betas, try to back your iOS device up beforehand and let us know about your experience in the comments section.

Via Macworld

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12:48
Dealing with Send to Kindle’s 50 MB Limit

For those reading ebooks on a Kindle, or in the Kindle iOS app, there’s a 50 MB file size limitation in Amazon’s Send to Kindle app and email service that can cause troubles. Adam Engst explains the situation and provides some workarounds.

 

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12:43
ExtraBITS for 15 August 2016

In ExtraBITS this week, Tim Cook gives an unusually personal interview to the Washington Post, CVS launches its own mobile payment system, and Microsoft’s Project Murphy creates face mashups you describe.

 

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12:33
Apple CarPlay coming to higher-end models of Honda...

Honda on Monday announced that when it launches in North America this fall, the 2017 Civic Hatchback will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto -- though only on higher-end trims.

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12:30
Apple Watch 2 wish list: Fix the basics, double down...

While we’re all looking forward to seeing new iPhones next month, it’s also possible we’ll get our first look at the second generation Apple Watch during the same Apple event. I still love my Apple Watch, but it’s just plain old in fast-paced technology terms.

Apple introduced the current Apple Watch almost two years ago at its September 2014 event where we also saw the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Remember all the hype? Then Apple gave the Apple Watch stage time once again at its March 2015 event before releasing it the following month. This year Apple could either update the Apple Watch soon or go into the holiday quarter with the same Apple Watch as last year.

I’ve considered the window closed for buying the current Apple Watch for a while now so I’m hoping we see an upgraded Apple Watch 2 in a few weeks. After more than a year with the first generation Apple Watch, there are plenty of improvements I’d love to see as well.

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12:23
Hyatt and Starwood hotel chains suffer credit card...

HEI, the holding company behind a wide number of hotel brands including Marriott and (wait for it) Hyatt, has announced that it suffered a data breach via its payment tools. According to the outfit, hackers installed malware inside payment processing...

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12:18
Castro 2 podcast app

Castro 2 is the first app that is designed to help you expand your listening habits and track a broad range of shows without getting overwhelmed.

I use Castro and love the app.

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12:01
Apple and the iPhone button

Hayley Tsukayama brought up some fair points in her Washington Post article. I have two things to say about it: First, I don’t buy this “planned obsolescence” bullshit that’s talked about now and then. Apple makes incredibly long lasting products, so that notion is just ludicrous. Second, I see great things for a software button, if they decide to do it—3D Touch from the home button and who knows what else they can come up with.

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12:00
We don't understand AI because we don't...

Artificial intelligence prophets including Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Raymond Kurzweil predict that by the year 2030 machines will develop consciousness through the application of human intelligence. This will lead to a variety of benign, neutral...

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11:51
A different Apple

Carolina Milanesi wrote an interesting piece at Techpionions:

But different is not necessarily bad. Tim Cook has a different personality than Steve Jobs and, as we learned from this week’s interviews, a different management style. We certainly see a more open, humble, inclusive, socially engaged leader that, in my view, has softened, not weakened Apple’s image as a company. As I mentioned, we cannot just look at management and think the Apple we see today has not been impacted by the markets it plays in. Let’s think about some of the things that are different today.

Tim Cook is a great leader and provides a human side to Apple that we have never seen before. I can’t imagine the challenges the management team goes through in preparing new products or working on the new products that we don’t even know about yet. In order to lose confidence in Apple, you would have to think they are no longer trying to innovate its current or future products—I don’t believe that.

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11:45
Eye-Fi Gives X2 Card Owners a Reprieve

Eye-Fi has issued X2 Utility, a Mac app that enables users of the company’s X2 and older wireless-enabled storage cards to continue using them even after cloud support for those products ends next month.

 

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11:45
11 awesome back-to-school gadgets for students

New school year, new school gear

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With classes back in session (or about to begin), hopefully you already have everything from your back-to-school list. Laptop? Check. The perfect bag for said laptop? Check. Schedule and text books? Check and check. Though your laptop and books are, of course, your school lifeline, there are some other gadgets you can add to your list to make your life easier. From practical picks (mice, keyboards, hard drives) to streaming sticks (hey, it’s all about that work/life balance!), our gear guide is full of recommendations designed to aid you in all the demands of student life.

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11:42
Typoman: Revised now out on Steam for Mac OS X,...

Brainseed Factory has announced Typoman: Revised is now live on Steam for Macs and PCs. A free demo version is now available. The game is priced at $14.99 with a 20% off it’s first week of launch.

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11:42
'Destiny: Rise of Iron' PS4 exclusives...

Sony has landed more than a few Destiny exclusives in hopes of selling more PlayStation 4 consoles, and it's stopping as Bungie's shooter/MMO hybrid celebrates its second birthday. When Rise of Iron arrives on September 20th, it'll have a handful of...

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11:24
Play 'Minecraft' on the Oculus Rift today

Minecraft has landed on the Oculus Rift as part of a free update to the Windows 10 Edition beta. Anyone who owns the PC or Mac version of Minecraft is automatically granted access to the Windows 10 beta version; hit up Mojang to sign up and start pla...

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11:20
Apple releases new betas for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra

If you’re using any of the Apple beta operating systems, always be ready to update your devices, because beta updates are coming at a more frequent rate. On Monday, Apple released new betas of iOS 10. For developers, the new version is iOS 10 dev beta 6; for users who are enrolled in the Apple Software Beta Program, it’s iOS 10 beta 5. Apple also released dev beta 6 and Public Beta 5 of macOS Sierra.

Apple also unveiled new developer betas of watchOS 3 and tvOS 10.

Beta users can get the updates by running Software Update; developers can go to Apple’s Developer Center. If you’re interested in trying the iOS 10 or macOS Sierra beta, here’s what you need to know.

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11:03
Tinder says GIFs and emoji lead to better connections

Who knew that the secret to successful online dating lay in GIFs? The next time you find yourself spending an hour coming up with the perfect greeting and introduction on Tinder, stop and find a GIF instead. According to Tinder's research, GIF messag...

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11:00
Apple World Today 60-second Video Tip: Typing...

The US keyboard on the iPhone and iPad has a surprising number of extra characters that you can type...if you know how to find them. In today's Apple World Today 60-second Video Tip, we'll show you how to type international currency symbols like the pound, euro, and more.

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10:48
∞ Norway belly flop competition

Holy shit, that must hurt.

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10:48
Bart Nabbe departs Apple’s ‘Special Projects’...

Bart Nabbe, a vehicle navigations specialist, has left Apple's "Special Projects" division, and is now working at electric car company Faraday Future as the director of strategy partnerships, reports AppleInsider.

Nabbe is a member of the adjunct faculty at Carnegie Mellon University. He graduated from the university in 2007 with a Ph.D inRobotics..

Last November there was a rumor that Faraday Future, which began operations in an old Nissan research facility in 2014, was a dummy company launched by Apple to hide its car plans. The company has about 500 employees. Faraday has hired the former vehicle and and chassis engineer for the Tesla Model S, the head designer of the BMW i8, a former Ferrari interior designer, and a SpaceX batter specialist. 

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10:44
Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS Sierra to Developers...

Apple today released the sixth beta of macOS Sierra, the newest operating system designed for the Mac, to developers. macOS Sierra beta 6 comes one week after the release of the fifth beta and two months after the software was first unveiled at Apple's 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference.

Developers can download today's beta update using the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store or through the Apple Developer Center.

macOS Sierra is a major update that brings Siri to the Mac for the first time, allowing users to conduct voice searches to quickly find files, look up information, and more. New Continuity features offer an "Auto Unlock" option for unlocking a Mac with an...

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10:43
Report reveals identity of NSA and PRISM...

It's been over three years since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden released a trove of documents detailing the extent to which the American government was able to spy on its citizens. A big part of those revelations was PRISM, a system that allowe...

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10:37
Apple releases new developer betas of macOS Sierra,...

Apple has released a sixth beta of iOS 10, a sixth beta of tvOS 10, and a sixth beta of watchOS 3 for developers, and a new beta of macOS Sierra.

They can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the appropriate App Stores. Finished versions of the operating system upgrades are due this fall.

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10:29
The Big Tech Election Stories No One Else Is Covering


Most analysts earn their daily bread by focusing on a particular subject area and following that direction. However, I rebelled against that established pattern -- and as a result, I tend to look between the lines more than many of my peers do. That means when major news media outlets focus on a story, I'm more likely to see what they missed. In the case of both the Clinton email scandal and the DNC email leak -- not to mention the various whistle-blower events -- what interests me isn't what's been covered but what hasn't been covered.

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10:22
Audiophiles in Japan are installing their own...

Audiophiles are known for doing some pretty extreme things in their quest for 'purer' sound, such as buying headphones that cost as much as a good car or getting ridiculously overdone cables with little to no practical benefit. However, the Wall Stre...

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10:18
Apple issues sixth betas of iOS 10, watchOS 3 macOS...

Apple on Monday released a sixth developer beta of iOS 10, plus a fifth public beta, both coming less than week after the last update as the company prepares for an official launch likely to happen next month. Also released were equivalent betas of watchOS 3, tvOS 10 and macOS Sierra.

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10:10
Smart phone shipments to grow 5% in 2016 despite...

The latest market forecast from the Canalys (www.canalys.com) research group shows worldwide smart phone shipments will reach just over 1.4 billion units in 2016 – a 5% year-on-year increase.

Shipments in Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China) are expected to grow by 13%. The smart phone markets in India and the Philippines are performing well in 2016, with annual growth expected to reach 21% and 26% respectively, predicts Canalys. Despite the introduction of an “iPhone 7,” the research group expects Apple’s worldwide shipments will decline in 2016, as it continues to struggle in China.

“The launch of the iPhone 6 saw Apple’s shipments in Greater China skyrocket, but the company has struggled to maintain this momentum,” says Canalys Research Analyst Jessie Ding. “The iPhone 6s had a lackluster reception in comparison and the iPhone SE is unlikely to make a big difference to Apple’s fortunes in the region this year. Local players...

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10:10
Apple computer navigation engineer departs for...

Computer vision and vehicle navigation specialist Bart Nabbe has left Apple's "Special Projects" division, and is now working at electric car company Faraday Future.

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10:09
Apple seeds tvOS 10 beta 6 for Apple TV to developers

Apple has just started seeding out the sixth beta for tvOS 10 today to all current testers and developers. To update, check through the Software Update section on the Apple TV, or grab the Configuration Profile from Apple’s Developer center if you’d like to install it for the first time.

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10:03
∞ watchOS 3 beta 6, macOS Sierra beta 5, tvOS beta...

In addition to iOS 10 beta 6 being released today, Apple also updated its other operating systems watchOS, macOS Sierra, and tvOS. You can download all of them through the developer web site or via the automated software update mechanism if you have a previous beta installed.

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10:00
How a robot wrote for Engadget

John McCarthy, the late computer scientist who first coined the term Artificial Intelligence, famously said "as soon as it works, no one calls it AI any more." What was once cutting-edge AI is now considered standard behavior for computers. As I writ...

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09:58
∞ Apple releases iOS 10 beta 6

Apple on Monday released a new beta for developers, bringing the latest version to iOS beta 6. If you have the beta installed, you can download the update by going to Settings > General > Software Update. You can also get the update from Apple’s Developer Web site.

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09:55
Apple releases watchOS 3 beta 6 for Apple Watch to...

Apple has just begun rolling out watchOS 3 beta 6 to developers today. Those looking to grab the new release can head over to the Watch app on their iPhones, select General and then Software Update. watchOS 3 beta 6 is available to download as a Configuration Profile from the Apple developer center for newer users looking to test out the upcoming system. Release notes fixes are now at the bottom of the post.

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09:47
Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of iOS 10 to Developers and...

Apple today seeded the sixth beta of iOS 10 to developers and public beta testers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fifth beta and more than two months after first unveiling the new operating system at its 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference.

iOS 10 beta 6 is available as an over-the-air download to those who installed the first five betas or the beta configuration profile and it's available for direct download via Apple's Developer Center (developers only).

iOS 10 is a major iOS update with a ton of new features and design tweaks, including a new Lock screen experience with 3D Touch-enabled notifications, a more easily accessible camera, a redesigned Control Center, and a new widgets screen. According to Apple, iOS 10 is the company's biggest iOS update...

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09:46
Apple issues iOS 10 beta 6 for developers + public...

Apple has released iOS 10 beta 6 for developers to test on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10 brings a refreshed look to Apple Music and News plus loads of new features to the platform. The software update will be ready for everyone likely sometime next month, and we’ll dig through the sixth developer version of the iOS 10 beta below.

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09:43
External Link: It’s Lonely at the Top of Apple

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Jena McGregor of the Washington Post to commemorate his fifth anniversary as Apple’s head honcho. The usually private Cook opened up in this wide-ranging interview, discussing his mistakes, who he asks for advice, and what he think Steve Jobs would be up to today. Cook mentioned that the job could be lonely, but he was quick to add, “I’m not looking for any sympathy. CEOs don’t need any sympathy.”

 

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09:41
Apple educational investment in Oakland linked to...

Apple's recent educational investments into Oakland, Calif. were prompted by a talk between CEO Tim Cook and civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson, according to a report.

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09:39
Twitter may launch Apple TV app to show Thursday...

To bolster the effort, Twitter is in talks with Apple to bring the Twitter app to Apple TV, which would potentially let millions of Apple TV users watch the streaming N.F.L. games, according to the two people briefed on the discussions.

It seems to me that Twitter is betting a lot on this streaming deal with the NFL. There was quite a bit of competition for this deal, but Twitter won. Now we’ll see if it pays off for them.

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09:32
Giveaway: Win a bundle of smartphone accessories...

Cygnett and Whoosh are partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers a chance to win one of five back-to-school accessory bundles featuring a portable charger, wide angle lens, selfie stick, Apple Watch stand, iPhone case, screen cleaner and more.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iTunes $100 Gift Card $85, 11...

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09:30
The best tech for honor students

Look, not everyone is cut out for late nights of drinking and playing DJ for groups of frat kids. Some would prefer to campout in the library until the wee hours of the morning studying and pouring over notes and lectures. Of course, the days of pen,...

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09:28
Tesla removes ‘autopilot’ from China website after...

Tesla removed the word “autopilot” and a Chinese term for “self-driving” from its China website after a driver in Beijing who crashed in “autopilot” mode complained that the car maker overplayed the function’s capability and misled buyers.

It seems clear that there has to be a new term used for “autopilot.” People still need to understand they are responsible for their vehicles.

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09:17
Igloo is a modern intranet. Get it for free [Sponsor]

Igloo is an intranet you’ll actually like. It’s 100% cloud-based, so you’ll always have the latest version and it can be accessed from any device, anywhere. It’s time to simplify work and keep people more connected than ever before.

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09:10
Tim Cook's first 5 years: Apple's CEO on...

We hear from Apple CEO Tim Cook during the company’s quarterly earnings calls, but lately the leader of Apple has been opening up in ways that non-analysts can understand. First he sat down with Fast Company, and on Monday an in-depth Washington Post interview on Cook’s 5-year anniversary as CEO offered more insight into the company’s past failures and future surprises.

A lot has changed in the last five years, Cook told the Post. Steve Jobs passed away just six weeks after Cook took the reins, which came as a shock, he said. Apple expanded its product lineup after Jobs’s death, and some of those devices were conceived of and developed entirely without Jobs’s input. Apple...

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09:05
Apple is gifting flag-themed Watch bands to Olympic...

Apple isn’t an official Olympics sponsor, but it’s managed to still take advantage of the event for its own marketing purposes with limited-edition Apple Watch bands themed with country flag designs. Not only is it selling those watch bands for 14 different country flags to coincide with the Olympics this month, it’s also reportedly giving them away for free to athletes at its Apple Store in Rio (via iphone-ticker.de).

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09:00
Social collaboration improves an organization’s...

The social and collaborative tools built into Office 2016 and Windows 10 allow you to take your teamwork to the next level.

An online immersion session is not your typical online event. Each 90-minute interactive session starts with an online roundtable discussing your business challenges and then launches into a live environment in the cloud. A skilled facilitator will guide you through simulated business scenarios that are customized to your interests.

We will send you a link to connect your own device to a remote desktop loaded with our latest and greatest technology, so you can experience first-hand how Microsoft tools can solve your biggest challenges in a collaborative, fun environment.

Online immersion sessions help you discover how to:

  • Keep information secure while being productive—Make it easier to work securely and maintain compliance without inhibiting your workflow.
  • Capture, review and share notes from...
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09:00
Audi cars will start talking to city traffic systems...

If you've ever been stuck at a red light that seems to last an eternity, you'll be happy to know that Audi announced that it's going to start work with municipalities to tell its cars when a light is about to turn green. The automaker says this is th...

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08:37
Honda’s latest CarPlay vehicle is the 2017 Civic...

First announced at the New York Auto Show back in March, Honda today confirmed availability details for the 2017 Civic Hatchback, its latest vehicle with support for Apple’s iPhone-connected CarPlay system.

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08:30
Grover is like Rent the Runway, but for gadget lovers

Add one more monthly expense to my budget. Just kidding, I don't have a budget. (I'm not very fiscally responsible.) But whether you're financially cavalier or a careful spender, Grover's recent arrival in the US is good news. The company lets you re...

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08:17
New Mockup Shows What the Rumored 'Space Black...

A new set of iPhone 7 images have emerged online, this time showing a mockup of the larger-screened, 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus in Space Black (via TechTastic). Earlier in the year, a sketchy rumor hinted that Apple might be introducing a "Deep Blue" color option in the 2016 iPhone lineup, but more recent reports have clarified that "Deep Blue" will ultimately be a darker version of the current Space Gray, now depicted in today's pictures.

Although the Space Black images fall largely in line with recent mockups and image leaks for the iPhone 7, there are a few inconsistencies. The dual-lens camera bump on the iPhone appears slightly less raised than previous depictions of the back of the iPhone 7,...

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08:00
Postage stamp-sized device can disinfect water in...

In many parts of the world, people have to boil water or leave it for long periods under the sun to make sure it's clean enough to drink. Problem is, the former consumes fuel they can use for cooking or heating, while the latter takes too much time....

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07:47
Rumor: New Space Black iPhone 7 shots emerge

Some new photos of a Spack Black iPhone 7 have surfaced and they’re starting to look good, even at lower quality.

Since June, the idea of a Space Black color has been floated and considered to be a fairly credible rumor. Other color possibilities, such as a dark blue next-gen iPhone, seem to have gone by the wayside and become that much less likely. Still, this one is holding on and gaining credence at this point in time.

The next-gen iPhone is expected around its usual release time this September.

As always, let us know what you think in the comments and we’ll have up to the minute news on the next-gen iPhone as soon as it become available.

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07:44
Instagram's new tools help you reach out to...

Plenty of businesses operate on Instagram, but wouldn't it be nice if you could reach out to them on Instagram beyond posting a comment and hoping they'll notice? You'll get to do that soon. Instagram has reportedly started rolling out promised bus...

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07:42
Their goal: Meet the Beatles on tour in 1966. Their...
07:35
Walt Mossberg on replacing the laptop with an iPad...

At its core, this article is a review of Logitech’s new Create iPad Pro keyboard and case:

This new snap-on keyboard is (in my view) not only better than Apple’s, but it completes the smaller iPad Pro as a great productivity device. In fact, I’m writing this entire column using it. It’s from Logitech and it’s called the Create 9.7. It costs $130, which is $19 less than Apple’s Smart Keyboard for the 9.7-inch iPad.

I do see this as a solid solution to a problem: Finally, a case built with the Apple Pencil in mind. I find it incomprehensible that Apple did not solve this problem themselves.

As to replacing my laptop: As I’ve said many times before, the iPad won’t truly be a replacement for my laptop until I can develop iPad apps on one.

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07:30
Daily Deal: Refurbished Mophie Juice Pack Air for...

When it comes to iPhone battery cases, Mophie is the gold standard. The company was one of the earliest manufacturers of battery cases and continues to make what I personally believe to be the best iPhone battery cases available. We've got a heck of a deal for our readers today: A factory-refurbished Mophie Juice Pack Air for the iPhone 6 or 6s for just $49.95.

These cases normally sell for $99.95 brand new. These cases have been returned to Mophie, checked out, and then placed into generic packaging rather than the regular Mophie packaging. They have the usual 90-day warranty, but you pay half the price of a "new" Juice Pack Air. With the Juice Pack Air, you can:

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07:21
Twitter's first promoted stickers come from...

You knew it was just a matter of time before Twitter's stickers became advertising vehicles. The social network has just introduced promoted stickers, which help brands get their message out through the same searchable 'visual hashtags' that you mig...

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07:20
Questionable photos of space black 'iPhone 7...

New photos of an alleged "iPhone 7 Plus" emerged over the weekend, but may be of a mockup instead, given past images from the same source.

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07:02
∞ Fantastic, low budget, anti-gravity fight scene

[VIDEO] This was done on a shoestring budget, but really pulled off the intended effect. And the music is perfect.

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07:00
Exploring the past, present and future of AI with...

Few things stir up as much excitement, fear and confusion as artificial intelligence. So we're dedicating this entire week to examining it from as many angles as possible. We'll look at how current nascent AIs reflect some of society's less admirable...

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07:00
Even Arnold Schwarzenegger can't pump up the...

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money). 

I’ll admit, I put this particular Freemium Field Test entry off for a while. Mobile Strike has all the red flags: an utterly generic name, a reputation as a mindless free-to-play grind, and a big-budget ad campaign starring a celebrity—in this case, Arnold Schwarzenegger. That’s the exact same playbook employed by Game of War: Fire Age, probably...

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06:57
Augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR)...

Apple is deeply invested in artificial intelligence and augmented reality when it comes to future products CEO Tim Cook told the Washington Post. That’s a good plan because, according to the new Worldwide Semiannual Augmented and Virtual Reality Spending Guide from the International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide revenues for the augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) market will grow from $5.2 billion in 2016 to more than $162 billion in 2020. 

This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 181.3% over the 2015-2020 forecast period. IDC's new spending guide expands on previous AR/VR forecasts by offering greater detail on revenues by technology,...

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06:54
The NFL, Twitter, and a possible path to streaming...

The linked New York Times piece is worth reading in its own right, with some interesting background on Twitter’s battle with Facebook for the right to stream and sell ads for the NFL’s lucrative Thursday Night Football games.

From the article:

To bolster the effort, Twitter is in talks with Apple to bring the Twitter app to Apple TV, which would potentially let millions of Apple TV users watch the streaming N.F.L. games, according to the two people briefed on the discussions.

Apple and Twitter declined to comment.

It should be noted that Thursday Night Football is said to draw an average of 13 million viewers. That’s on par with the highest rated prime time TV show, Empire.

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06:51
Next PS4 update won't interrupt your gameplay...

If Monday's are a struggle for you, console yourself with the fact that Sony's teasing a few of tomorrow's big PS4 firmware beta update features, which includes a significant UI refresh. Pop-up notifications, new system icons and backgrounds, and a f...

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06:41
Opinion: If KGI report is accurate, what are Apple’s...

A KGI report this morning made for intriguing reading. Two aspects of the report were unsurprising: a new version of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro next year, and a ‘radical’ new form factor in 2018, using OLED screen technology in a flexible display.

By next year, the largest model in the current iPad lineup will definitely be due a refresh, and with Apple expected to adopt OLED for the 2018 iPhone, possibly with some form of flexible display, you’d naturally expect the...

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06:30
Microsoft updates Office apps to allow on-screen...

Over half a year after adding Apple Pencil support to Office for the iPad Pro, Microsoft on Monday added a similar feature for written annotations to the suite's core iPhone apps.

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06:30
OTT content users to surpass 189 million globally by...

New data from Juniper Research has found that 4K OTT (over-the-top) content will finally see mass-market appeal, with adoption set to soar over the next five years.

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06:30
Twitter in talks to livestream NFL games on Apple TV

Twitter paid $10 million for the rights to stream NFL games and is reportedly talking to Apple about building an Apple TV app, according to the New York Times. That would let fans to watch ten Thursday Night Football games on a big screen using Apple...

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06:25
Tim Cook on simplicity

From the Washington Post interview, addressing a question about Apple’s longtime philosophy of simplicity:

It’s as important as it ever was. We’re a bit larger today, so we can do a bit more than we could do 10 years ago or even five years ago. But we still have, for our size, an extremely focused product line. You can literally put every product we make on this table. That really is an indication of how focused it is. I think that’s a good thing. Regardless of who you are, there’s only so many things that you can do at a very high-quality and deep, deep level — personally and in business. And so we’re not going to change that. That’s core to our model and way of thinking.

I find it interesting that Tim pulled out this familiar model of being able to put all of Apple’s products on a table top, especially in response to the reporter’s repeated attempts to get him to talk about Apple’s long-rumored car project. If Apple does make a car, that certainly will break the “...

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06:20
Expect an 8K iMac by 2020

There have been rumors of an iMac with Retina 8K display. It’s coming, but don’t look for it until 2020. Japan wants to broadcast the 2020 Olympics in 8K, and the industry is likely to use this as an opportunity to drive sales of 8K smart TVs. That would prove a good time to introduce an 8K iMac.

Until then, we’ll just have to make do with the iMac with Retina 5K display. Thankfully, it has the best computer display I’ve ever seen. Juniper Research forecasts that 8K smart TV shipments will grow more than threefold between 2020 and 2021, to reach over 400,000 per annum by the end of the forecast period.

A Retina 4K display has 4096 x 2304 resolution. A 5K display has 5120 x 2880 resolution. An 8K display would have an incredible 7680 x 4320 resolution.

Currently, there’s only one commercially available 8K TV currently on the market (pictured) -- it's from LG and is priced at $133,000) --  so 8K content...

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06:19
The latest iPad Pro rumors —and my take on them

In a note to clients — as reported by MacRumors — KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will release three iPad Pro models in 2017 (including a 10.5-inch version) and a “revolutionary” tablet in 2018.

He says that, in 2017, Apple will introduce a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro model along with a revised a 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 and a "low-cost" 9.7-inch iPad model. The analyst doesn’t mention the 7.9-inch iPad mini. In 2018, Kuo predicts "revolutionary" changes for the iPad lineup with Apple making "radical" changes to the iPad's design and shifting to an AMOLED display.

My take: it seems to me that having three sizes of an iPad Pro and a 7.9-inch iPad mini would make the line-up more confusing, when Apple should be simplifying its line-up. If Kuo is correct — and he often is — about the 10.5-inch model, then I feel the iPad mini will be discontinued. I also predict that we’ll...

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06:19
Twitter wants an Apple TV app in time for the NFL...

Twitter's vision for its NFL games apparently includes making it easier to watch the games on your television.

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06:18
Tim Cook: Apple will bring overseas money back to...

Apple CEO Tim Cook has struck back at critics of the company's strategy to avoid paying U.S. taxes, saying he would not bring that money back from abroad unless there was a "fair rate."

"It is legal to do. It's not a matter of being patriotic or not patriotic. It doesn't go that the more you pay, the more patriotic you are," he told The Washington Post.

The U.S. federal corporate tax rate, which stands at 35%, is among the highest in the developed world. Cook also told the Post that Apple is deeply invested in artificial intelligence and augmented reality when it comes to future products.

Focus CK - the Mac tool for incredible focus and blur effects

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06:12
Twitter reportedly in discussions to allow users to...

The New York Times reports that Twitter is in discussions with Apple to launch a Twitter app for the Apple TV that would let Twitter's users watch the NFL games on Apple's set-top box. 

Last March, Twitter and Facebook, along with other tech companies, faced off over which of them would get the rights to live-stream National Football League games on Thursday nights. Twitter won by agreeing to pay the N.F.L. around $10 million to stream 10 games and to sell only a portion of the ad inventory exclusively. It will stream its first games on Sept. 15.

Creative Kit 2016: Six powerful Mac photography apps with over 500 creative tools

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06:08
Tim Cook on Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz’s “fraud...

Saturday’s Washington Post Tim Cook interview was a long, excellent read, a lot to unpack. One of the questions addressed Apple’s tax situation:

Q: What do you say in response to Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz’s comments on Bloomberg [television], where he called Apple’s profit reporting in Ireland a “fraud”?

The response is amazingly direct, and remarkably transparent for a CEO. Hit the main link for video of the original accusation and the quote from the Washington Post interview.

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Apple Maps transit coverage comes to San Antonio...

Apple on Monday introduced public transit coverage to two more urban areas in Texas, namely San Antonio and the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

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Jabra's latest sport headphones track more of...

Jabra's Sport Pulse and Sport Coach wireless headphones have been available for some time now, but the company has new versions of both models with some added features. Let's start with the Sport Pulse Special Edition, shall we? The heart-rate tracki...

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06:00
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Spotify already had a variety of content for young listeners, but with the help of educational initiatives Too Small to Fail and Vroom, the streaming service has revised that lineup. The newly revamped "Kids and Family" category features playlists th...

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Now that the NFL preseason is underway, Microsoft is taking advantage of the moment with a product designed specifically for football fans. If you own a Surface Pro 3 or Surface Pro 4, the company's rolling out new Type Covers featuring logos from al...

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05:57
Proactive Mac Security, Introduction

Let’s say your company is a place where no one works day-to-day logged in as an admin on their Mac. Everybody in this environment is also a computer expert, and therefore aren’t as prone to tomfoolery such as letting family members use their login to play Chrome games, and of course they don’t go to ahem riskier parts of the internet while using the computer their employer provided for them. Workflows for where to store data are well-defined, all generic (non-private) actions are logged and collected, and data that requires local storage is backed up efficiently. Computer management, from patches to configurations, is curated by their loyal sysadmin who follows the same practices as they expect their customers to use. Management is applied efficiently, over secure channels, and logical compromises allow flexibility when the computers leave known-good networks. (And no network is ever required to be trusted for safe operation – of course.)

Wake up!...

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05:56
A Forecast of an OLED based iPad for 2018 Seems...

A new report out of Korea today states that Samsung "is not meeting requests for supplies of OLEDs that are flooding in. There is a phenomenon of scarcity of OLEDs for Smartphones," since Apple has made a deal with Samsung for future iPhones.

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05:34
External Link: CVS Launches Apple Pay Competitor

Pharmacy chain CVS, a member of the Merchant Customer Exchange consortium behind the failed CurrentC Apple Pay competitor, has launched its own mobile payment platform. CVS Pay is part of the CVS Pharmacy app for iOS that combines access to your debit or credit card, ExtraCare rewards card, and a Health Savings or Flexible Spending account. Like CurrentC and Walmart Pay, CVS Pay uses barcodes to transmit information. Interestingly, since CVS manages Target’s pharmacies, when Target implements Apple Pay support later this year, you won’t be able to use Apple Pay at their pharmacies.

 

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05:25
As more Space Black iPhone 7 photos emerge, which...

We first started hearing whispers of a Space Black iPhone 7 in June, with claimed chassis and component leaks since then appearing to support the new darker model. New photos (above) emerged over the weekend – albeit low-quality ones, and from a source that has previously posted photos of likely mockups rather than the real thing.

But with a Space Black iPhone 7 seeming a likely bet, we thought it would be interesting to pull together a few of the renders we’ve seen so far and find out how popular an option the color is likely to be …

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05:18
Microsoft Office iPhone users can doodle with their...

If you want to sketch or perhaps add your signature to a Word, Excel or PowerPoint document on iOS, the only option has been to use the iPad Pro's Pencil. Now, with the latest version of Office for the iPhone, you can draw directly on a document with...

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05:15
Niantic announces crackdowns, bans on Pokémon Go...

Pokémon Go players who are found to be cheating have begun facing both punishment and permanent bans.

Game maker Niantic, the developer behind mobile sensation Pokémon Go, is now issuing permanent bans to players who violate its terms of service. Though TOS violations vary, these bans appear to be directed at cheaters who rely on GPS spoofing, bots, and other software techniques that allow Pokémon Go to be played beyond the realm of Niantic’s design parameters.

For instance, GPS spoofing lets you trick a smartphone into thinking you’re located in a different country, allowing you to catch pokémon that may be more easily located in that area or restricted to certain regions. Bots, on the other hand, let you automate portions of the game.

Niantic outlined the...

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