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Thursday September 15

06:00
28 hidden iOS 10 features

Serenity Caldwell presents her list of under-the-hood iOS 10 features. Worth a look.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:00
The Glance Clock promises to change your concept of...

This analog/digital hybrid only looks like a classic wall clock.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Mili iData Pro 64GB Lightning...

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can pick up the Mili iData Pro 64GB Lightning & Micro USB Storage Drive for only $74.99 — that’s 24% off the regular price. This sleek, convenient, and MFi-certified flash drive will let you expand your iPhone storage and take your important files and media with you on the go. 

Get the Mili iData Pro 64GB Lightning & Micro USB Storage Drive now for only $74.99...

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05:58
Apple hires former Time Warner Cable exec

Apple has hired former Time Warner Cable exec Peter Stern as a vice president working on cloud services, which includes the technology company’s subscription offerings such as Apple Music and a potential streaming television service, reports the Wall Street Journal.

He was most recently chief product, people, and strategy officer at Time Warner Cable, but left when it was bought by Charter Communications. Stern will report to Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services, according to the WSJ. His hiring is sure to revive speculation that Apple is preparing its own streaming television service (which may be true).

Apple’s Web TV offering, as originally planned (at least according to the rumor mill), was to be anchored by broadcasters such as ABC, CBS and Fox, but wouldn't include smaller channels...

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05:51
BusyContacts 1.1.2 - Fast, efficient contact manager.

BusyContacts is a contact manager for OS X that makes creating, finding, and managing contacts faster and more efficient. It brings to contact management the same power, flexibility, and sharing capabilities that BusyCal users have enjoyed with their calendars. What's more, BusyContacts integrates seamlessly with BusyCal, forming a flexible, easy-to-use CRM solution that works the way you do.

BusyContacts syncs with the built-in Contacts app on OS X and iOS, and supports all leading cloud services, including iCloud, Google, Exchange, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Key Features

  • Customizable Views -- View contacts in a single-column Card View or multi-column List View.
  • Tags -- Tags can be used for grouping, filtering and coloring contacts.
  • Smart Filters -- Smart Filters are a powerful tool for...
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05:42
Inside iOS 10: Apple Maps will remember where you...

Forgetting where you parked could soon be an issue of the past, thanks to a new feature in Apple's newly released iOS 10 that automatically remembers where your car is located.

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05:33
Little Snitch 3.7 - Alerts you about outgoing...

Little Snitch gives you control over your private outgoing data.

Track background activity

As soon as your computer connects to the Internet, applications often have permission to send any information wherever they need to. Little Snitch takes note of this activity and allows you to decide for yourself what happens with this data.

Control your network

Choose to allow or deny connections, or define a rule how to handle similar, future connection attempts. Little Snitch runs inconspicuously in the background and it can even detect network-related activity of viruses, trojans, and other malware.



Version 3.7:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

  • Added compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Further improved Fast User Switching support



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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05:15
Rumor: Current version of the Mac Pro hits 1,000...

The 2013 Mac Pro may be the final version of this model with no successor in the works.

As of September 13th, 1,000 days have passed since Apple released the first version of the redesigned Mac Pro computer.

The current Mac Pro came out on December 19th 2013, meaning that programmers and video professionals who need a high-performing Mac and buy one today will only have a couple years’ use before it becomes what Apple SVP Phil Schiller describes as a “really sad” five-year-old PC.

Oddly enough, this isn’t even the oldest model Apple still sells and you can inexplicably still buy the non-retina MacBook Pro that was released 1,555 days ago in June 2012.

Still, Apple is rumored to be revamping its Mac lineup in 2017 with a significant...

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05:08
iPhone 7 Unboxing Video Reveals New 'Choose...

YouTuber MKBHD recently unboxed the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on his channel, showing the contents of each smartphone's packaging, the boot-up of iOS, and even a quick overview of official Geekbench benchmark results. In the video, the unboxed iPhones encompass the new Jet Black and Black color options, for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, respectively.

Interestingly, once MKBHD begins cycling through the iOS set-up process, he discovered a new step on iPhone 7 that focuses on the haptic feedback of the new Home Button. After confirming your language, region, and setting up Touch ID, Apple ID, and Siri, the iPhone 7 will allow you to "meet the new Home Button." The added process in iOS 10...

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05:00
iOS 10 users can now send payments via Circle/...

You can now make Circle-based payments via iMessage in iOS 10.

Apple has tied in with Circle, the social payments provider, and included iMessage-based functionality that allows payments to be quickly sent between users.

This allows the company to capitalize on its vision for more activity in social payments, which have taken off in China through the WeChat app. Circle chief executive Jeremy Allaire, who previously founded a number of successful ventures including online video platform Brightcove, says that after WeChat opened itself up for third-party developers to build apps on top of it, Wechat saw explosive growth as it added business services, utilities, payments and other services offered by third-party apps. Now, he says Apple is doing something similar with...

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05:00
Udacity Fuels Autonomous Vehicle Engineering Dreams


Online education company Udacity on Tuesday introduced a new "nanodegree" program in self-driving auto engineering. President Sebastian Thrun made the announcement. The goal is to build a crowdsourced, open source self-driving car, he said. Students will learn the skills and techniques used by self-driving car teams at the most innovative companies in the world, Udacity has promised. The course spans three 12-week terms and covers deep learning, computer vision, sensor fusion, localization and controllers.

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04:54
Conan pokes fun at AirPods with amusing sketch based...

Conan has poked fun at Apple’s new AirPods, with an amusing sketch inspired by the company’s famous iPod ad campaigns. The sketch shows the headphones repeatedly falling out of people’s ears as they dance, occasioning frequent trips to the Apple Store to buy replacements …

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04:30
How to use the Apple Watch’s Digital Crown in...

The Digital Crown on the Apple Watch is Apple's answer to the crown found on mechanical watches. On traditional watches, the crown is used to set the date and time on a wristwatch. There are various ways you can use it in watchOS 3.

Double-click it to return to the last used app. Single-click it to return to the home screen. Press and hold it to use Siri. 

You can turn the Digital Crown to use Time Travel, zoom, scroll, or adjust what's on the screen. On the Apple Watch Series 2, turn it to gradually wake the display and slowly increase the brightness. Also, on Apple Watch Series 2, turn the Digital Crown to unlock the screen during a swimming workout. 

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04:29
Apple Music in iTunes just got more enjoyable and...

Fifteen months ago, Apple launched Apple Music, and more than 17 million subscribers are now using the service. But it hasn’t been without problems. The interface Apple offered in iTunes and in the iOS Music app was confusing, and it turned music listening into a chore.

Apple paid attention to users’ complaints, and has now released version 2 of Apple Music, to coincide with the release of iOS 10 and its updated Music app, and iTunes 12.5, which offers a number of tweaks and changes.

I’ve been using the new Apple Music for several weeks now, since it was made available to beta testers of Apple’s operating systems. It’s a solid upgrade, with lots of improvements to make the service easier to use, and it’s more enjoyable. Here’s how it works in iTunes, and...

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04:00
You’ll enjoy going into battle with Napoleon: Total...

The Total War series has always been one of my favorites, starting with Rome: Total War way back in 2004 (where have the past 12 years gone??). Like many Apple loyalists, my patience deserted me and I played the series first through Boot Camp, and then Parallels. 

There always seemed to be something hindering the gameplay, however -- either through lagging gameplay, poor graphics or any number of other issues inherent with going through one operating system to get to another. I was excited when Feral Interactive brought Rome: Total War to the Mac, and even more so with Napoleon.

The game takes place (as you might have guessed) during the Napoleonic era. This covered the years 1799-1815, ending with Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo. If there was a better period for the Total War series to cover, I can’t think of one. It was a time of massive armies mixed with technological changes in the way wars were fought. While I was afraid that Napoleon: Total War might not be able...

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03:55
Apple says Jet Black iPhone 7 and all 7 Plus models...

Apple has issued a statement advising that it has completely sold out of the Jet Black iPhone 7 and all versions of the iPhone 7 Plus, thanks to pre-orders. It adds that ‘limited quantities’ of other finishes of the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 will be available to walk-in customers tomorrow.

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03:25
Jimmy Iovine Officially Kills Kanye West's...

Apple's Jimmy Iovine told BuzzFeed News that they're not looking to acquire any streaming services and that the rumors are false. The report noted ...

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03:00
Amazon's Fire TV streaming devices are becoming...

Amazon is solving the biggest problem with the Fire TV, and with streaming boxes in general.

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02:58
PDFpen 8.1 - $74.95

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

Features

  • Add text, images and signatures to PDF
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Search and redact text; search and replace text
  • Export in Microsoft® Word format
  • Scan directly from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners
  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
  • Viewable OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages
  • Adjust resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Sign PDF forms via interactive signature fields (not digital signatures)
  • Insert and remove pages; re-order pages in a PDF by drag...
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02:57
Apple: The iPhone 7 Plus Sold out Globally

The good news began to surface late Monday when T-Mobile's John Legere took to his periscope site to announced that iPhone 7 pre-orders were going through the roof and running at 4X the iPhone 6, the iPhone model that smashed all sales records for smartphones around the world. Today, Apple has announced that the iPhone 7 Plus with the new dual lens camera is already sold out globally.

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02:52
PDFpenPro 8.1 - $124.95

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

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

  • Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms
  • Add interactive signature fields to forms
  • Create and edit Table of Contents
  • Convert websites into PDFs
  • Correct typos in OCR text layer
  • Add and edit document permissions
  • Automatic form creation - detects text fields and check boxes in existing PDF and makes them fillable
  • Create submit buttons to submit form data via web or email
  • Gather submitted form data via backend integration
  • Export in Microsoft® Excel (.xlsx, .xls), Microsoft® PowerPoint (.pptx, .ppt), and PDF Archive (PDF/A)...
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02:25
MOS Go first look: Could be the best battery for...

Editor’s note: This article is part of our roundup of USB-C battery packs.

The MOS Go is the battery I wish I could recommend as the top USB-C pick for fast charging and recharging. Unfortunately, during testing, a company spokesperson said that the firm needed to do some tuning of the firmware and certain hardware features and the device has yet to be finalized.

Macworld typically doesn’t review prototype hardware, only units coming off a production line. But the MOS Go was in early production and the company had intended to ramp up into a full launch. The company says the launch is delayed until it finishes working through the bugs. A new ship date has yet to be determined.

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01:52
Apple Quashes Rumors of Potential Tidal Acquisition

Apple has moved to quash rumors that it is interested in purchasing rival music streaming service Tidal, according to BuzzFeed.

Back in June of this year, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was "in talks" to acquire Tidal, which has fiercely competed with Apple Music for exclusivity rights to top list artists.

However, pushed on the subject in a forthcoming interview, head of Apple Music Jimmy Iovine told BuzzFeed that "We're really running our own race. We're not looking to acquire any streaming services." Iovine didn't deny that discussions had taken place, but said that no acquisition deal was currently in the works.

Irvine's remarks are the first time anyone from Apple has...

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Wednesday September 14

22:50
All iPhone 7 Plus and Jet Black iPhone 7 Models Sold...

Apple has issued a statement to a number of press outlets including TechCrunch, indicating that all models of the iPhone 7 Plus as well as the Jet Black iPhone 7 have completely sold out ahead of Friday's launch and will not be available at Apple's retail stores. The announcement will help those who had hoped to purchase one of those models on a walk-in basis on Friday plan appropriately.We couldn’t be happier with the initial response to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and we are looking forward to beginning sales through our retail stores and partners around the world.

Beginning Friday, limited quantities of iPhone 7 in silver, gold, rose gold, and black will be available for walk-in customers at Apple retail stores. During the online pre-order period, initial quantities of...

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22:33
Launch day iPhone 7 Plus, jet black iPhone 7...

Less than six days after iPhone 7 preorders went live, Apple on Wednesday confirmed the initial allotment of 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus models have sold out globally, meaning fans looking to nab one at a brick-and-mortar retail outlet without a reservation on launch day are out of luck.

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22:05
All Work and No Headphone Jack Makes Nilay a Dull Boy

A (partial!) selection of sentences containing the word “headphone” from Nilay Patel’s review of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus for The Verge:

  • And, yes, Apple has removed the headphone jack.

  • Removing the headphone jack is an act of pure confidence from
    Apple, which is the only company in tech that can set off a sea
    changes in the industry by aggressively dropping various
    technologies from its products.

  • And now it’s decided that — yikes — the headphone jack
    is over.

  • And third — here it is again — there’s no headphone jack.

  • Apart from the revised camera, the new home button, the screen,
    and — heyo! — the headphone jack, the other notable external
    hardware change to the iPhone 7 is the addition of stereo
    speakers.

  • Let’s talk about that headphone jack, shall...

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21:32
Apple shuts down rumors of impending Tidal takeover

Responding to rumors and a Wall Street Journal report concerning Apple's supposed interest in acquiring rival streaming music service Tidal, Apple executive Jimmy Iovine on Wednesday said the company is not currently pursuing such plans.

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20:59
Google Chrome 53.0.2785.113 - Modern and fast Web...

Google Chrome is a Web browser by Google, created to be a modern platform for Web pages and applications. It utilizes very fast loading of Web pages and has a V8 engine, which is a custom built JavaScript engine. Because Google has used parts from Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers, they made the project open source.



Version 53.0.2785.113:

  • Update to Adobe Flash Player 23.0.0.162
  • Security Fixes:
    • High CVE-2016-5170: Use after free in Blink
    • High CVE-2016-5171: Use after free in Blink
    • Medium CVE-2016-5172: Arbitrary Memory Read in v8
    • Medium CVE-2016-5173: Extension resource access
    • Medium CVE-2016-5174: Popup not correctly suppressed



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
VMware Fusion 8.5.0 - Run Windows apps alongside Mac...

VMware Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro--the latest versions of its virtualization software for running Windows on a Mac without rebooting--include full support for Windows 10, OS X El Capitan, and the latest Retina Macs, in addition to always-on access to Microsoft Cortana. They support DirectX 10 and OpenGL 3.3 for up to 65% faster graphics, alongside compatibility with USB 3.0 and multiple monitors with different DPIs. The virtual machine platform also delivers full 64-bit support with up to 16 vCPUs, 64GB RAM, and an 8TB hard drive for a single virtual machine.

Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro are optimized for the latest Macs, including the iMac with Retina 5K Display and 12-inch MacBook. DirectX 10 support enables Mac users to run Windows virtual machines with native resolution on a 5K display, with USB-C support and Force Touch pass-through also in tow for the latest MacBooks. Fusion 8 Pro has additional advanced features and improvements, including the ability to...

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20:59
Bartender 2.1.6 - Organize your menu bar apps.

Bartender lets you organize your menu bar apps by hiding them, rearranging them, or moving them to Bartender's Bar. You can display the full menu bar, set options to have menu bar items show in the menu bar when they have updated, or have them always visible in Bartender's Bar.

Features

  • Lets you tidy your menu bar apps how you want.
  • See your menu bar apps when you want.
  • Hide the apps you need to run, but do not need to see.
  • Have the clean looking menu bar you want.
  • Rearrange your menu bar items as you wish.



Version 2.1.6:

Note: Version 2 ia a paid upgrade from version 1.

  • Full compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Fix for Volume being completely hidden on macOS 10.12 Sierra after restarting Bartender



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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20:59
FontExplorer X Pro 6.0 - Font management software.

FontExplorer X Pro is optimized for professional use; it's the solution that gives you the power you need to manage all your fonts.

Now you can more easily manage, activate and organize your existing font collection as well as find and experiment with new fonts. Whether you've got a hard drive full of typefaces or a few cherished families, FontExplorer X Pro handles your font library quickly, efficiently and reliably. And when you're ready to add to your collection, you can view thousands of classic designs and the latest releases from independent foundries using the integrated store.

FontExplorer X Pro features an enhanced user interface with a configurable toolbar, activation control, comprehensive font information at your fingertips, customizable font previews, back-up functionality and access to FontExplorer X Server. Used together, FontExplorer X Pro and FontExplorer X Server are your complete solution for organizing, exploring and buying fonts...

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20:59
Chromium 53.0.2785.113 - Fast and stable open-source...

Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.



Version 53.0.2785.113:

  • Update to Adobe Flash Player 23.0.0.162
  • Security Fixes:
    • High CVE-2016-5170: Use after free in Blink
    • High CVE-2016-5171: Use after free in Blink
    • Medium CVE-2016-5172: Arbitrary Memory Read in v8
    • Medium CVE-2016-5173: Extension resource access
    • Medium CVE-2016-5174: Popup not correctly suppressed



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:54
Apple denies it has interest in acquiring Jay Z-...

Earlier this year, it was rumored that Apple was in talks to buy Jay Z-owned streaming service Tidal. Albeit nearly three months late, Apple has now commented on the acquisition rumors in a recent interview with BuzzFeed News, denying that it has any interest in acquiring other streaming services.

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20:16
Apple polling MacBook Pro owners on use of headphone...

Apple on Wednesday sent out surveys to a sampling of MacBook Pro customers asking whether they use the laptop's headphone jack, a question that suggests the company is looking to remove the legacy component as it did with iPhone 7.

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19:26
Apple sends survey over headphone jack to MacBook...

After months of speculation, Apple last week officially announced the headphone jack-free iPhone 7. Now, the company appears to be asking MacBook Pro users to take a survey concerning their use of the various connectivity options supported by their laptop. One of the questions relates to the use of the headphone jack, perhaps indicating that Apple is considering removing the connection from the MacBook, as well…

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18:58
Apple Surveying MacBook Pro Users About Headphone...

In recent weeks, Apple has been sending out surveys to users asking about MacBook Pro features, most notably the headphone jack. A survey question shared by MacRumors reader Blake asks "Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?"

There are several other reports on Twitter from users who have been asked similar questions about the headphone jack, suggesting Apple is exploring the removal of the headphone jack in a future version of the MacBook Pro. Apple has eliminated the headphone jack from the iPhone, so it makes sense that the trend will continue for other products.

Apple is also asking users about battery life and other ports, including the SD card...

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18:15
The Week in Mac Apps: Get your hard drive ready for...

New Mac apps of the week

With one week to go before Sierra launches, your Mac might need some fine tuning. Clean Disk Pro can help. Read on!

Acorn 5 - The Image Editor for Humans 5.5.1

Use Flying Meat’s $15 Acorn 5 (Mac App Store Link) to make your photos stand out by adding special effects and custom edits.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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17:53
Apple, Google app store practices stymie competition...

According to a recent report by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, limitations applied to developers marketing their wares through proprietary app stores run by Apple and Google are a hindrance to smartphone app industry competition.

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17:40
FBI director James Comey recommends that everyone...

Earlier this year, an image of Mark Zuckerberg’s desk emerged showing that he uses a piece of tape to cover the webcam on his MacBook Pro. While many mocked this security method by Zuckerberg at the time, the Facebook CEO now has some additional back up from someone who’s pretty security conscious: FBI director James Comey.

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16:50
Best Buy pushes Apple Watch Series 2 release date to...

While preorders for the Apple Watch Series 2 went live last Friday from Apple and Best Buy, customers who preordered from the latter of the two options are now receiving emails informing them that their order is delayed. Best Buy this evening sent out emails informing customers of the delay, explaining that the new street date for the Apple Watch Series 2 is September 28th.

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16:40
Samsung Note 7 Fire Reports Continue as Samsung...

Another day another Samsung Note 7 fire story. This time it's a story about an exploding Note 7 that occurred in a UK café. The incident was caught on two security cameras ...

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16:39
Best Buy Delays Apple Watch Series 2 Shipments,...

Many customers who pre-ordered the Apple Watch Series 2 from Best Buy will not be receiving their new devices on launch day, according to emails the company sent out this evening.

During pre-orders that took place on Friday, September 9, Best Buy listed a Friday, September 16 delivery date, leading customers to believe they would receive their devices on launch day. Instead, Best Buy won't be shipping out orders until 9/28, nearly two weeks later.

To compensate pre-order customers who are facing delays, Best Buy has included a promo code for a $50 discount on a future Best Buy purchase in each email, which must be used by October 14, 2016. That will get pre-order customers an extra Sport Band or another Apple Watch accessory.

Customers affected have ordered a wide range of Apple Watch Series 2 models, including the stainless steel Apple Watch with White Sport Band and various Sport configurations....

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15:30
Apple Hires Time Warner Cable Executive for iCloud...

Apple confirmed this afternoon that they've hired former Time Warner Cable executive Peter Stern as a vice president working on cloud services, which includes ...

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15:23
Nation States May Be Plotting Internet Takedown,...


Unknown attackers have been testing the defenses of companies that run critical parts of the Internet, possibly to figure out how to take them down, cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier warned Tuesday. Large nation states -- perhaps China or Russia -- are the likely culprits, he suggested. "Nation state actors are going to probe to find weaknesses in all of our technologies," said Travis Smith, senior security research engineer at Tripwire. They "want to know what can be done not only in the event of a cyberwar but a kinetic war as well."

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15:15
AWT News Update:September 14, 2016

Logitech's K780 Keyboard

A short update today after the rush of craziness from the iOS 10 upgrade yesterday. 

  • Swatch wins; iWatch will not be an Apple trademark, at least in the UK
  • Apple Pay will be coming to Apple World Today soon
  • A new keyboard from Logitech lets you prop up and type to both an iPhone and iPad Pro
  • A shaky source says that Apple might manufacture as many as 100 million iPhone 7/7 Plus devices by year-end

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Hi, this is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News...

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15:10
Apple hires former Time Warner Cable executive for...

In continuing efforts to build out a strong presence in the crowded cloud services business, Apple recently took on former Time Warner Cable executive Peter Stern to work on subscription-based products including Apple Music.

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15:02
AAPL hits 2016 high in lead up to iPhone 7, Apple...

Carriers have been reporting strong iPhone 7 preorders thus far and it appears as if those numbers are having a positive impact on Apple’s stock. Earlier today, AAPL hit its 2016 high, peaking at $113.03, topping this year’s previous high of $112.10 on April 14.

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15:01
Apple Hires Former Time Warner Cable Exec for Cloud...

Former Time Warner Cable executive Peter Stern has joined Apple to work on the cloud services team, reports The Wall Street Journal. Stern will serve as a vice president, reporting to iTunes chief Eddy Cue.

During his tenure at Time Warner Cable, Stern was involved in talks with Apple about a potential deal for a joint television service that would be offered on the Apple TV. No such deal was able to be established, however, as Apple has had ongoing negotiation difficulties with content providers. Stern left Time Warner Cable following its acquisition by Charter Communications earlier this year.He served in senior strategy and corporate development roles at the cable company as it maneuvered through multiple takeover attempts over the...

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14:52
Spotify skyrockets to 40 million paid subscribers,...

Spotify’s subscriber base has grown a lot in just the last six months.

On Wednesday, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek tweeted that “40 is the new 30,” seemingly in reference to the millions of people who now pay monthly to listen to his streaming service ad-free. Previously, Spotify reported 30 million subscribers in March, meaning that the service has racked up about 10 million new subscribers in half a year.

40 is the new 30.
Million.

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14:47
First online vendors begin support for Apple Pay on...

A number of websites are beginning to launch support for Apple Pay on the Web, which allows iOS 10 users to pay for goods and services away from apps and point-of-sale terminals.

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14:45
National Geographic Takes us on an African Photo...

National Geographic's Austin Mann took Apple's new iPhone 7 to Rwanda's rugged hills in Africa for a photo shoot. Mann also took the time to provide Apple fans with 8 brief photography tips ...

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14:38
Apple hires former Time Warner Cable exec as vice...

According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal and confirmed by an Apple spokesperson, Apple has hired former Time Warner Cable executive Peter Stern. Stern will report to Eddy Cue and will carry a vice president title working on tasks related to Apple’s growing cloud services, including Apple Music.

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14:30
Announcing the #ExcelWorldChamp Competition

Microsoft is excited to announce the Excel World Championship competition—#ExcelWorldChamp! Millions of people rely on Excel to get things done faster and make their lives easier. We want to meet all of you Excel fans and see what you can do.

The Excel World Championship participants will show their skills and creativity as they work through questions focusing on:

  • Data management
  • Data visualization
  • Formula writing

From October to November 2016, Microsoft will run four rounds of Excel tests for residents of select countries. Only the top competitors in each round will make it through to the next level—until ultimately there is one Excel Champ from each country! Prizes for the country competitions vary. Residents of countries without a dedicated competition can compete in our open international competition.

In early 2017, the country champions and the international winner will compete against each other for the title of “...

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14:27
Apple adds Categories section to iMessage App Store

Shortly after launching the iMessage App Store alongside iOS 10, Apple on Wednesday tweaked its latest digital storefront with browsing categories to help surface compatible apps and sticker packs.

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14:18
Swatch is still ticked off over the ‘iWatch’...

Swiss watchmaker Swatch has successfully opposed Apple's registration of the trademark "iWatch" in the UK. The UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) upheld Swatch's oppositionSwatch Group AG took action against Apple for registering the "iWatch" as a trademark in 2014, according to the BBC News

The world's biggest watch maker says the moniker — which is was once rumored to be the name of Apple's rumored smart watch — is too darn close to its own iSwatch product. Of course, Apple’s smartwatch turned out to be dubbed the “Apple Watch” instead of the “iWatch.”

Now, however, if Apple wants to use the name "iWatch" in the UK at some point in future, it can now do so only with certain products. According to the BBC News, these include computer software and computer accessories - but not computer hardware, monitors, audio and video devices or cameras.

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13:47
The Wall Street Journal goes to new Depths to Review...

The Wall Street Journal decided to take their latest reviews of Apple's shiny new iOS devices to new depths. They didn't just talk ...

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13:45
Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 14, 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

Neoappz has introduced Message Translator 1.0. It’s a $1.99 iMessage app that allows users to send messages in over 90 languages.

Aviation Mobile Apps has launched GPS Coordinate Converter. The $0.99 app provides pilots with a way to convert coordinates mid-flight, among other functions.

FimFum has debuted its self-titled video showing app. With the free tool, users can show videos to their friends, pause, rewind, and fast...

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13:44
VMWare launches VMFusion 8.5 with a two-day sale

VMWare has launched VMFusion 8.5 and VMFusion 8.5 Pro, and there’s a two-day sale underway that let’s you save 15% or more.

VMware Fusion Pro and VMware Fusion let you choose among hundreds of operating systems, from lesser-known Linux distributions to the latest Windows 10 release. You can keep Windows and Mac OS X securely apart, or integrate them as one experience. You can install a fresh OS like Windows 10 or easily convert an older PC into a virtual one.

New features in the 8.5 updates include: support for Windows 10 anniversary guests; support for macOS Sierra host and guest; Windows Server 2016 support; tabbed view support; and Siri support.

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13:25
Swatch successfully opposes Apple's '...

Siding with Swiss watchmaker Swatch, the UK's Intellectual Property Office has rejected Apple's attempt to trademark the term "iWatch" in the country -- long after the electronics giant decided to go with "Apple Watch" instead.

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13:21
Mixpanel: iOS 10 showing high adoption rate

As of 2 PM PT today -- slightly over one day after iOS 10 first became available -- iOS 10 is showing a 16.17% adoption rate. That means that of all iOS devices on the planet, over 16% have already been updated to the latest version of iOS. The numbers are generated by Mixpanel, which uses anonymized customer data to track actions across web and mobile. 

Mixpanel's VP of Engineering Joe Xavier predicts that iOS 10 will reach 50% adoption in less than 11 days, most likely on Sunday, September 25. By comparison, iOS 9 took 12 days to reach 50% and iOS 8 31 days. 

Another fascinating comparison is when iOS 10 is pitted against the latest version of Android, version 6.0 "Marshmallow". As of today, that mobile operating system has an 18.7% adoption rate -- and Marshmallow was first widely released almost a year ago on October 5, 2015. By later today, a greater...

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13:20
iPhone 7 Lines Start Growing Ahead of Friday's...

With just two days to go until the official launch of the iPhone 7, customers who are hoping to get their hands on one of Apple's devices have started lining up outside of Apple retail locations around the world.

At the 5th Avenue Apple Store in New York, one of Apple's flagship locations, people have been waiting in line for days, saving spots with folding chairs and small one-person tents. Other stores in New York also have short lines at this time, based on photos sent in by MacRumors readers.

Instagram image via Olaenglund

At Apple's new San Francisco location, Apple Union Square, a handful of people are already waiting outside for an iPhone 7. People started lining up over the weekend.

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13:16
Article: Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of...

This week, Apple somewhat quietly released tvOS 10 to the public, following its unveiling at WWDC in June. Although tvOS 10 doesn’t have the comprehensive list of enhancements that its much more prominent iOS sibling carries, it does add a few significant improvements to bring it more in line with what iOS 10 introduced. It also makes some other minor enhancements to the Apple TV experience. Installing the Update You can search for the latest…

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13:05
News: Twitter releases Apple TV app

Twitter has released the anticipated Apple TV version of its popular social networking app, following reports last month that it was in talks with the NFL to live-stream Thursday-night football games on the big screen. The new Twitter app for the Apple TV goes beyond NFL streaming, however, providing a live Bloomberg Markets channel which can be viewed while accompanied by Tweets, along with Twitter Moments and Top Vines and Top Periscopes. Notably,…

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13:00
Indian Rumor: Apple pulling back Development Work In...

Earlier this week an Indian tech site reported that Apple Inc is planning to bring back in-house some of the back-end technology work that it had earlier outsourced to Indian technology services vendors.

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12:50
First look: Audeze iSine 10 in-ear planar magnetic...

Just in time for the release of the headphone-jack-less iPhone 7, Audeze gave AppleInsider a hands-on sneak peek at their upcoming Lightning-connected iSine headphones, the word's first-ever planar magnetic in-ear buds.

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12:49
Messages App Store Updated With Categories for...

When the Messages App Store first launched just ahead of iOS 10, there was no categories section, making it difficult to discover apps beyond those that were featured by Apple.

As more and more Messages App Store apps have rolled out, Apple has updated the App Store to include a new Categories feature, improving discovery.

Located at the top of the Messages App Store between "Featured" and "Manage," the new Category section breaks down apps into different groups, including Entertainment, Food & Drink, Games, Lifestyle, Photo & Video, Productivity, Shopping, Social Networking, Stickers, and Travel.

Each section includes a selection of apps chosen by Apple as "Our Favorites," along with a "More to Explore" option. As the Messages App Store grows, these categories will likely fill out and gain new sections.

In the Stickers category,...

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12:46
Spotify's subscriber base skyrockets to 40...
12:37
Adoption of Apple's iOS 10 already at 15% in...

Just 24 hours after launch, adoption of iOS 10 is sitting at 14.86 percent of Apple mobile devices, according to tracking data published on Wednesday.

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12:37
Self-driving Ubers are now arriving in Pittsburgh

Uber has begun offering customers the chance to ride in one of its autonomous car prototypes. The new service has launched in Pittsburgh, where Uber carries out its high-tech research, and is a sign of confidence by the company in its self-driving car technology.

The service is initially being offered to Uber’s “most loyal” customers in the city as part of the Uber X service, the company said in a blog post that was short on technical details.

The Ford Focus cars being used in the trial will have a human in the driver’s seat—someone who should be ready to take over from the computer should it encounter a situation it cannot safely deal with. That’s not only a prudent technical move but also the law. No U.S. states have legalized self-driving cars without human drivers or steering wheels.

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12:19
Conflicting reports emerge about iPhone 7 retail...

As accounts surface claiming that the iPhone 7 will be particularly constrained at retail for the launch, sources familiar with the matter are saying that they will be no more or less limited at launch day than for any other first day of sale since the iPhone 4.

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12:02
A black gloss iPhone but no black Airpods? Why?

Hajek screams in his piece, “SO WHY DID THIS NOT HAPPEN?” There are any number of reasons, most likely for simplicity’s sake in their first iteration. If they prove to be popular (and, even though I won’t be buying them, I think they will be), we’ll see colour matched AirPods in their next version. But, then again, there are no black EarPods so maybe we’ll never see them.

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11:58
EU digital rules promise 5G, free WiFi and tougher...

The European Union isn't done stepping up its digital initiatives. Officials have outlined proposed policies that are focused on dramatically increasing access to both the internet and the content you'll find on it. Most of the proposals will be he...

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11:47
Could Apple Tap into the Enterprise Wearable Ring...

Close to a year ago Patently Apple posted a patent report covering a newly invented wearable in the form of a smart-ring. The patent application provided us with a grande overview of the possible applications and features associated with a smart-ring. According to a new ABI Research report, wearable scanners, including ring scanners could be a big niche market boosting business efficiency.

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11:35
Apple Pay on the Web Starts Rolling Out Following...

iOS 10 includes support for Apple Pay on the web, allowing users to make purchases from websites using Apple's payment service and Touch ID fingerprint authentication. Now that iOS 10 is available to the public, websites have started rolling out support for the Apple Pay on the web feature.

Time Inc. today announced that its customers are now able to use Apple Pay to purchase subscriptions for its line of magazines, including Sports Illustrated, People, Entertainment Weekly, and Real Simple.

Last week, online retailer Wayfair announced support for...

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11:17
Shares of AAPL surge as hype builds for Friday'...

Shares of Apple have climbed significantly this week, as investors buy into consumer excitement ahead of the iPhone 7 debut this Friday, hoping the next-generation model will set new records.

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11:08
∞ Good Morning America’s Tim Cook Interview

Complete fluff interview but you can’t expect in depth on morning television.

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11:04
You can now request self-driving Ubers in Pittsburgh

You can now travel the future in Pittsburgh.

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11:00
Pad & Quill's Small Briefcase: Just the...

Pad & Quill Small Briefcase. Image ©2016, Steven Sande

When you get really compact computing devices like the 12-inch MacBook or iPad Pros, most laptop bags are way too big. It's like using a moving van to transport a pea! Well, fortunately Pad & Quill saw the trend towards more svelte computers and tablets and developed the new Small Briefcase (US$219.00). Today we'll take a look at this compact and rugged laptop case.

Design

For looks and durability, the Small Briefcase is handmade from leather and waxed canvas. It comes in four different finishes: charcoal gray canvas with whiskey leather, olive green canvas with galloper black leather, charcoal gray canvas with chocolate leather and charcoal gray canvas with galloper black leather. All four look outstanding -- we received a gray/black Small Briefcase and it's gorgeous.

The leather is...

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10:56
iPhone 7 Plus camera review from Rwanda

These are the kinds of reviews I’ve been looking for — from professional photographers. Definitely check out the video if only for the incredible images of the mountain gorillas. Thanks very much to Dave Mark and Brian Smith for the link.

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10:48
iOS 10 Now Installed on 14.5% of Devices, Early...

Apple's latest operating system, iOS 10, is seeing quicker adoption rates than iOS 9 saw during the same adoption period last year, according to data collected by Mixpanel. As of 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, 24 hours after iOS 10 was released, the OS is installed on 14.45 percent of devices.

Comparatively, 24 hours after iOS 9 was released, it was installed on 12.60 percent of devices, also based on data gathered from Mixpanel. That's also similar to iOS 8 adoption rates in 2014, suggesting iOS 10 is slightly outpacing both updates, likely due to the wide range of new features introduced.

iOS 10 saw some early...

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10:45
Review roundup: Apple Watch Series 2 is evolutionary...

As with the iPhone 7, several publications have received the Apple Watch Series 2 hardware in advance of release, with just about everybody claiming that the new version is the watch that should have been released in 2015.

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10:35
Apple is trading up 8% since last Friday

Apple is trading up 8% since last Friday and is realizing the highest share price levels it's seen in five months. While the company's Irish tax complications took focus at the end of August, favorable iPhone 7 demand along with the release of Apple Watch Series 2 and other developments disclosed at the company's event last week have left the matter sidelined as investors look toward the future.

Further tailwinds from Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 misfortune have also marked a favorably timed gift, as noted by Seeking Alpha. With the recent share move, Apple is now off around 3.5% on the year and up around 14% over the last...

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10:21
Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses AR/VR on ‘ABC News’

Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed augmented reality/virtual reality technologies this morning during an ABC News interview. He said that, in his opinion, augmented reality (AR) is the larger of the two, “probably by far, because this gives the capability for both of us to sit and be very present talking to each other, but also have other things visually for both of us to see.”

"Virtual reality (VR) sort of encloses and immerses the person into an experience that can be really cool, but probably has a lower commercial interest over time, or less people would be interested in that,” Cook said. He added that Apple has a lot of consideration for virtual reality as it relates to gaming and education.

Apple has filed for several patents involving VR and AR. One patent involves augmented reality (AR) apps for iOS devices such...

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10:09
Retrospect announces support for Dropbox

Retrospect, Inc., makers of Retrospect Backup & Recovery software, has announced cloud storage support for Dropbox with integration with the latest release of Retrospect's hybrid data protection solution.

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09:59
iOS 10 tests show slower boot times, but overall...

A series of videos published on Wednesday suggest that Apple's new iOS 10 offers relatively smooth performance across iPhone models, even ones as old as 2012's iPhone 5.

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09:40
Gmail

 September 14, 2016 9:40:00 AM PDT

Gmail service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future. Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change.

 September 14, 2016 8:58:00 AM PDT

Our team is continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by September 14, 2016 9:40:00 AM PDT with more information about this problem. Thank you for your patience.

We have identified the root cause of the issue and a potential fix is being implemented

 September 14, 2016 8:16:00 AM PDT

We're investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. We will provide more information shortly.

Based on reports, it affects only Google for Work Gmail users. The users are redirected to a page with 'Service not available, contact your administrator'.

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09:31
Inside iOS 10: Apple simplifies HomeKit control with...

Answering a long-running demand, Apple has introduced a dedicated Home app with iOS 10, giving people a central location to manage and control their HomeKit accessories.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: High-end 27″ 5K iMac $1,900,...

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Apple’s most powerful standard configuration 27-inch 5K Retina iMac is on sale for $399 off:...

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09:10
Logitech K780 Multi Device Bluetooth Keyboard...

I’ve been using Apple’s extended wired keyboard for something like a decade – since it came out in 2007 – mostly because it feels the same as my MacBook Pro’s keys and it’s more reliable than Bluetooth – it just works for me.

Logitech makes some pretty good keyboards in their own right. I love their solar offerings for instance. But because the ol’ Apple extended is there and it feels like my MacBook’s keyboard, I usually end up going back to what I’m used to after trialling other keyboards.

That might not happen this time around. I’ve been playing with Logitech’s new K780 Multi Device Bluetooth Keyboard which retails for $80 at Logitech and soon at Best Buy, Amazon and other fine retailers…...

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09:04
How to Migrate to a New Mac

Moving your data from an old Mac (or a PC) to a new one can be a complex undertaking. Joe Kissell provides a detailed walkthrough of the process for each of several common scenarios.

 

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08:53
Apple CEO Tim Cook visits schools benefitting from...

Two years after Apple's commitment to the U.S. government ConnectED program, Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Harlem's Pedro Albizu Campos School to examine success of the program, and to take a look at overall student progress because of the donated technology.

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08:29
Spotify Reaches Over 40 Million Paying Subscribers,...

Spotify has announced that it now has over 40 million paying subscribers as of this month, meaning that it has added some 10 million subscribers since March. Spotify remains the most popular streaming music service worldwide, and its new subscriber growth continues to outpace its biggest rival, Apple Music.

Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek hinted about the milestone in a tweet earlier today:

40 is the new 30.
Million. 😄

— Daniel Ek (@eldsjal) September 14, 2016

Apple Music has been growing at a pace of about 2 million new subscribers every two months: 11 million...

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08:19
Apple adds more iPhone 7 stock for iPhone Upgrade...

Following complaints regarding iPhone 7 availability through Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program, Apple has started informing customers that it’s making more reservations times available to pick-up the device at Apple Stores this Friday. Additionally, 9to5Mac has learned that most Apple Stores will have limited or no stock of iPhone 7 units for walk-in customers on launch day. 

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08:15
About the security content of Xcode 8

This document describes the security content of Xcode 8.

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08:13
About the security content of iOS 10

This document describes the security content of iOS 10.

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08:04
ABC Interview Videos with Apple's CEO on...

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about favoring augmented reality (AR) over virtual reality (VR), Apple's new AirPods and Education in exclusive interview with ABC News.

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08:03
Twitter's new Apple TV, Fire TV, and Xbox One...

Most people may associate Twitter with mobile phones, but today it’s coming to your TV with the release of new video-centric apps for the Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Xbox One.

On the surface, the idea seems pretty stupid. Some smart TVs have integrated Twitter apps in the past and nobody used them, because using Twitter on your TV sucks. But this time it makes more sense, because Twitter’s doubling down on video and live events. On Thursday the social network will livestream its first NFL Thursday Night Football game, with nine more NFL livestreams scheduled throughout the season. And the only thing worse than surfing Twitter timelines on your TV is watching football on your phone.

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07:58
Twitter debuts streaming video app on Apple TV in...

Twitter on Wednesday launched a free app for the Apple TV, allowing people to tune into any of the live video feeds on the service -- specifically paving the way for the first of 10 Thursday NFL games the social network is paying to host.

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07:53
Deals: $200 off 2016 12" MacBook (1.2GHz, 8GB,...

Shoppers this week can snap up a 2016 12" MacBook (1.2GHz, 8GB, 512GB) in Gold for $1,399. Or opt for a high-res 27" iMac 5K for $1,649.99. A lifetime subscription to Hotspot Shield Elite VPN is also $49.99 ($50 off).

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07:53
Video: Tim Cook discusses iPhone 7 without headphone...

Last night ABC teased out an interview with Tim Cook that aired today on Good Morning America, and now ABC News has published the interview with the Apple CEO online.

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07:38
iOS 10 How-To: Hate pressing the home button to...

iOS 10 includes a lot of new stuff, from a revamped Messages app to a redesigned Apple Music experience. While most of it is superior to iOS 9, there are some choices that are more questionable. iOS 10 updates the lock screen with a new widgets view, but it also removes the iconic Slide to Unlock feature.

Unlocking an iPhone now requires a physical press on the Home Button by default. However, there is a nifty setting to make the iPhone act more like iOS 9 if you have Touch ID, called “Rest Finger to Open”. This trick works with any iPhone or iPad that has a Touch ID Home button …

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07:31
More than 200,000 websites plan to support Apple Pay

More than 200,000 websites -- including small and large retailers -- plan to support Apple Pay on their sites in coming weeks, reports Computerworld. Many of the sites include online retailers using e-commerce platforms run by Shopify, Demandware and IBM.

This means that online shoppers with iPhones, iPads and Macs updated with the latest operating systems (iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, due Monday) can save time when finishing an online purchase through the Apple's Safari browser. Retailers that have signed up for the service are expected to see an uptick in the number of customers that finish a web purchase, instead of giving up because typing in credit information was considered too complicated, awkward or time-consuming, according to Computerworld.

Seventy-six percent of retailers plan to accept...

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07:24
Supply-chain sources claim Apple aiming to make a...

After two U.S. carriers reported record pre-orders for the iPhone 7, a supply-chain source claims that Apple is aiming to make nearly 100m iPhone 7 devices by the end of the year. This is dramatically higher than had earlier been predicted.

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07:22
∞ Just Press Record

My review of Just Press Record. Read the review, try out the app. I think it’s a fantastic app.

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07:20
Tim Cook says AR, VR are 'really cool' and...

In an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts, Apple CEO Tim Cook made comments suggesting that augmented reality would be a future focus for Apple. He also defended complaints of easy AirPod loss, and discussed iPhone 7 design decisions.

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07:19
MacFlite Software releases Tube Saver 1.0.4 for Mac...

MacFlite Software has served up Tube Saver 1.0.4 for Mac OS X. It’s designed to make downloading YouTube videos simple and easy.

Tube Saver also includes its own native media player to play videos directly from the download list fully supporting full screen and Apple AirPlay. It costs $9.99 and requires Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. Tube Saver is available at the MacFlite website (http://www.macflite.com).

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07:15
Better Finder Attributes 6 adds JPEG EXIF meta-data...

publicspace.net has given us A Better Finder Attributes 6.0 for Mac OS X. The product is used by professional and hobby photographers for correcting photo shooting date information. The new version adds JPEG EXIF meta-data editing, meta-data and image preview and a redesigned user experience.

A Better Finder Attributes requires Mac OS X 10.7 later. It costs $14.95; family, business and enterprise licensing are available.

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07:12
Twitter's New Video App for Live Sports...

Last month Patently Apple posted a report titled "Twitter in Talks with Apple to bring NFL Live Streaming App to Apple TV." The Twitter plan was to offer a new Twitter app to Apple TV which would potentially let millions of Apple TV users watch the streaming N.F.L. games. Well, it's actually being released today.

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07:12
Tim Cook Says Augmented Reality is 'Larger...

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his New York City tour this week with a wide-ranging Good Morning America interview about the iPhone 7, AirPods, virtual reality, and other topics. A teaser of the interview was first shared yesterday.

On the subject of virtual reality, Cook said that augmented reality is actually the "larger of the two," because it allows people to "be very present" while using the technology. Cook added that "less people would be interested" in virtual reality, but that the technology has interesting use cases for education and gaming."There's virtual reality and there's augmented reality -- both of these are incredibly interesting. But my own...

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07:12
∞ Apple’s new iPhone 7 ad

[VIDEO] This is a bit of a departure for Apple. The ad does a lot of visual hinting, without being specific. More of a dark, impressionistic painting than their usual bright, airy on-the-spot ads.

See for yourself.

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07:06
News: Stock of iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus expanded for...

After serious blowback from angry iPhone Upgrade Program customers who couldn’t pre-order an iPhone 7, Apple has added more stock to the online reservation program and has started returning calls to solve ordering issues, Apple Insider reports. Customer service has begun placing orders for program members’ desired model and second choice, promising that they won’t have to travel more than 15 miles past their preferred Apple Store…

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07:05
Apple Watch Series 2 Reviews: 'The First Real...

Following the publication of reviews for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus yesterday, now the first official reviews for the Apple Watch Series 2 have begun hitting the web. Apple announced its second-generation Apple Watch alongside the iPhone 7 last week, and both devices will launch this Friday, September 16.

While there are varying opinions among reviewers, the consensus on Apple Watch Series 2 is epitomized in TechCrunch's straightforward headline, calling it “the first real Apple Watch.” Reviewers think that the 50 percent faster processor, improved durability in water, and fitness-focused features have elevated the second generation of Apple Watch to become a more sensical purchase option,...

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07:05
4 new accessibility features in iOS 10

Scan the article, pass these along. Also, here’s a post from a while back that talks you through launching iOS 10’s new Magnifier.

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07:04
Amazon's revamped Echo Dot is cheaper than ever...

Amazon is making it easier to outfit your entire home with Alexa-enabled devices. The company announced a second-generation Echo Dot on Wednesday that costs just $50.

The new Dot can be pre-ordered now—and by anyone, not just Prime members who already own the Fire TV or original Echo—but will not start shipping in the U.S. until October 20.

Amazon says the new Dot, which essentially brings the Amazon Echo's voice controls to existing speakers and sound systems though it features a small speaker of its own, has a new “sleek and compact design.” The puck-shaped device was already pretty diminutive. The new Dot also comes in a new white option if black doesn’t work in your home.

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07:03
Suppliers see high chip orders in advance of Apple...

The iPhone 7, shipping Friday, has been creating higher-than-expected demand for chip production and contributing to a crunch on NAND flash memory supply, a pair of reports said on Wednesday.

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07:02
Spotify hits 40 million paid subscriber milestone,...

Spotify today confirmed it has reached the 40 million paid subscriber milestone.

In a tweet shared by Spotify’s official Twitter account today, the company’s CEO and Founder Daniel Ek hinted that the service has hit the 40 million subscriber milestone. A Spotify spokesperson later confirmed the stat to 9to5Mac. 

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07:01
The iPhone 7 and cellular speeds

Yesterday, I posted an article about the cellular radios inside the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and the fact that there are two distinct models (Intel and Qualcomm) with two different sets of capabilities.

This article from iMore digs into this from a slightly different angle:

The iPhone 7 now supports maximum speeds of up to 450Mbps, which is a 50% jump over the iPhone 6s. Specifically, the new iPhone is a Category 10 device, which means that in addition to being able to reach those astronomical speeds of 450Mbps in the downlink (downloading data from the internet), it is able to reach speeds of 100Mbps in the uplink.

To reach these speeds, the iPhone uses a technology under the LTE standard called carrier...

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07:00
Daily Deal: 50% off PDF Expert 2.0 for Mac

On Monday, we enticed Apple World Today readers with a deal on TextExpander, a well-known productivity tool for Mac users. Today we have a heck of a deal from Readdle for 50% off of PDF Expert 2.0 for Mac. For anyone who needs to work with Portable Document Format (PDF) files on a regular basis, PDF Expert is the best possible way to mark up, fill out, and password-protect those files. You'll get PDF Expert 2.0 for just $29.99, half off of the regular $59.99 price tag. 

Just how good is PDF Expert 2.0 for Mac? It's a perennial Editor's Choice on the Mac App Store, was a runner-up for 2015 App of the Year, and is usually the top paid app on the Mac App Store. With the app, you can:

  • Edit text, images, links & outlines in PDFs
  • Read huge PDF files...
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07:00
The Week in iOS Accessories: New stuff for iPhone 7

Lucky number 7

As soon as Apple unveiled its latest phone last week, accessory makers raced to announce their latest products. Here’s a few that caught our eye. Read on!

Looking for cases? We’ve got you covered. Looking for Lightning or Bluetooth headphones? We hear you

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06:58
Gartner: worldwide server revenue dipped 0.8% in...

In the second quarter of 2016, worldwide server revenue declined 0.8% year-over-year while shipments grew 2% from the second quarter of 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

There was some shuffling among the top vendors in the second quarter, as Dell moved into the top spot in shipments, while Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) remained the worldwide leader in server revenue, notes the research group.

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06:53
Twitter introduces Apple TV app for live streaming...

Twitter has launched a new, free Twitter app that will allow owners of an Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or Xbox One to “consume the best of Twitter.” 

The free apps will feature all live streaming video available on Twitter (including live streams of 10 NFL Thursday Night Football games, as well as content from MLB Advanced Media, NBA, Pac 12 Networks, Campus Insiders, Cheddar and Bloomberg News), and other Twitter content such as top Tweets and top global Vines and Periscopes. 

Anyone with these devices, regardless of whether they have a Twitter account or a pay TV subscription, can enjoy this experience, according to Anthony Noto, chief financial officer at Twitter. What’s more, exclusively on Apple TV, viewers can enjoy live premium video and check out Tweeted video clips through a seamless side-by-side video experience.

Twitter for Apple TV is available globally via the App Store for the fourth generation Apple TV. You don’t need a Twitter account or...

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06:52
iOS 10: How to use stickers, iMessages apps, Digital...

The Messages app is the most frequently used app on iOS, so it makes sense that Apple would lend it plenty of attention in iOS 10. It’s safe to say that the stock Messages app received, by far, the most significant overhaul of all default apps in iOS 10, as it is now a feature-laden package that leverages photos, videos, and Snapchat-inspired markup elements.

Messages in iOS 10 even brings about a dedicated iMessage App Store for adding additional functionality such as stickers, animated GIFs and third-party app extensions that run right within the Messages app interface. Updated emoji features, inline music and video playback, and brand new effects add a new dimension to Apple’s most popular iOS app.
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06:49
Samsung analyst on the Galaxy Note 7: “Most of them...

CNN Money:

“If a customer is going out to buy a phone, they’re going to buy an iPhone 7, not a Note 7,” said Mark Newman, a Bernstein analyst who covers Samsung. He pointed out that the Note 7 was launched before the iPhone 7 and received better reviews.

Not sure I agree on the better reviews things, but keep reading:

Samsung’s Note 7 storm will “most likely blow over in a couple of months,” he said. “Longer term, Samsung is a strong brand with great products. Most of them don’t explode.”

And there it is. The Galaxy Note 7 killer feature. Not newsworthy, I know, but I just loved the quote.

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06:45
FontExplorer X Pro 6.0 - Font management software.

FontExplorer X Pro is optimized for professional use; it's the solution that gives you the power you need to manage all your fonts.

Now you can more easily manage, activate and organize your existing font collection as well as find and experiment with new fonts. Whether you've got a hard drive full of typefaces or a few cherished families, FontExplorer X Pro handles your font library quickly, efficiently and reliably. And when you're ready to add to your collection, you can view thousands of classic designs and the latest releases from independent foundries using the integrated store.

FontExplorer X Pro features an enhanced user interface with a configurable toolbar, activation control, comprehensive font information at your fingertips, customizable font previews, back-up functionality and access to FontExplorer X Server. Used together, FontExplorer X Pro and FontExplorer X Server are your complete solution for organizing, exploring and buying fonts...

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06:43
Apple makes more new iPhones available to Upgrade...

Apple has added more stock to the online reservation program for its Apple Upgrade Program members, and return calls promised by Apple customer care to resolve ordering issues have started, reports AppleInsider.

Late Monday night, the Apple Upgrade Program webpage was updated, and presented available stock in some locations to purchasers. Stores with stock had nearly every model available from every carrier.

Both Steve and Yours Truly shared our problems in trying to order an iPhone 7 using Apple’s Upgrade Program. Block & Leviton, a Boston-based law firm,...

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06:43
Mixpanel’s up-to-the-minute numbers on iOS 10...

Click the headline link to jump to a chart showing Mixpanel’s take on iOS 10 adoption. As of this writing, iOS 9 has 83.86%, iOS 10 has 11.09% and older has 5.06%. Those are remarkable numbers, especially when compared to Android’s fragmented adoption rates.

It’ll be interesting to see that iOS 10 number in about a week.

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06:37
Wired: Here’s what you need to know about ceramic,...

God I hate these headlines. But. This is a solid article and ceramic is an interesting new direction for Apple. Lots to learn here:

“Ceramics are much more durable than metals,” says Julia Greer, a materials scientist at Caltech. To understand what she means, consider your MacBook. That anodized aluminum casing provides a handsome sheen, but drop it and you run a good chance of denting a corner. Stick it in your bag unprotected, and your keys almost certainly will scratch it.

And:

The back of each Watch uses zirconia ceramic where the magnetic charger attaches. Ceramics are non-conductive, and don’t interfere with wireless charging.

And:

Ceramics, on the other hand, are virtually scratch-proof. “They deform in an elastic way,” Greer says. “You’ll never see the deformation, until they crack.” Unlike an aluminum or a stainless steel case, a ceramic one can take a licking and keep on ticking. The rub with ceramics is that, while they’re tough to...

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06:33
News: Tim Cook defends AirPods against claims they’...

CEO Tim Cook took on criticism of Apple’s new wireless AirPods in an interview with Good Morning America, telling Robin Roberts that he has worn them on the treadmill and out dancing without having the earbuds fall out of his ear. Cook even argued that wires make the old EarPods more likely to fall out during activity, providing chances to snag the cord on something, while also applying extra weight to the earbud that drags it down. A number…

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06:33
Inside iOS 10: Control Center expands to three panes...

Apple's quick-access Control Center has seen a number of significant improvements in iOS 10, most notably the ability to swipe over for new menus dedicated specifically to music controls and smart home accessories.

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06:28
Supply Chain Rumor Claims Apple is Aiming for 100...

In July Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Reportedly Setting the iPhone 7's Sales Target Very High." Today a new supply chain report notes that "Chip orders for the iPhone 7 placed thus far for 2016 are higher ...

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06:28
Apple Makes More iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Stock...

Last week, a number of customers enrolled in the iPhone Upgrade Program were unable to pre-order the specific iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus model they wanted due to limited stock when orders began at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday.

Apple had already warned that demand would outstrip supply as usual, but unlike regular customers, iPhone Upgrade Program members were not given the option to pre-order a new iPhone online for home delivery.

Instead, would-be upgraders were directed to a separate queue that only allowed reserving the iPhone from a local Apple retail store -- many of which were sold out. The experience led to frustrations and even a ...

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06:27
Kool Tools: Griffin’s new iPhone accessories

Griffin Technology (https://griffintechnology.com/us/) collection of iPhone 7/7 Plus accessories are specifically designed to enhance the functionality of Apple’s smartphone. This new collection consists of mobile cases and power and audio products that will help users make the most out of their smartphone, while holding on to their favorite accessories.

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06:19
Twitter launches new Apple TV app for streaming live...

Just in time for NFL Thursday Night Football (and tvOS 10), Twitter is launching a new Apple TV app for streaming live video to the big screen. It was first reported a month ago that the new app was in the works. The new app will let viewers watch premium video content like the 10 NFL games that Twitter bought the rights to broadcast, and Twitter content like Top Tweets and Vines will also be accessible.

more…

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06:19
iPhone upgrade program members have stock available...

Apple has added more stock to the online reservation program for Apple Upgrade Program members, and return calls promised by Apple customer care to resolve ordering issues have started.

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06:15
Rebelle for Mac OS X adds new, more realistic paint...

Escape Motions (http://www.escapemotions.com) has released Rebelle 1.5, an update to its watercolor and acrylic painting application for Mac OS X. Its watercolor simulation is based on a real-world color mixing, blending, wet- diffusion, and drying.

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06:03
Apple Watch Series 2 review roundup: ‘It’s all about...

After reviews of the iPhone 7 and AirPods, it’s now the turn of the Apple Watch Series 2. Similar to the iPhone 7, the latest-generation Watch doesn’t look particularly different on the outside, so the question is whether the under-the-hood changes make an upgrade worthwhile?

Answering this question is particularly tricky given that watchOS 3 transforms the performance of the existing first-gen Watch, so some of the things being commented on by reviewers are actually more of a function of the new operating system than the new hardware …

more…

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06:00
KeyCue 8.2 for OS X closely integrates with PopChar X

Ergonis Software (www.ergonis.com) has rolled out KeyCue 8.2, an update of their keyboard shortcut cheat sheet. The upgrade now closely integrates with PopChar X, allowing you to quickly show recently used and favorite characters from PopChar in KeyCue's head-up display and insert them with a click.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: TNT Stream Unblocker, Lifetime...

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can get a lifetime subscription to TNT Stream Unblocker for only $39 — that’s 93% off the regular price. This online service will let you watch your favorite streaming services, including Netflix, on all of your devices without having to worry about location restrictions. You can unblock hundreds of streaming services through a worldwide network of servers designed to offer IP addresses in 27 different countries.…

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06:00
Aurora HDR 2017 first look: Macphun's flashy...

Aurora HDR 2017, an update to Macphun’s nearly year-old HDR app, is dedicated to making your photos sizzle with light and color. Part of that is the influence of photographer Trey Ratcliff, who partnered with the software company to develop the app, including his signature line of presets within the software.

Another part is the realization that photos—particularly landscapes and cityscapes, nature, and other scenic compositions—often fail to measure up to the scene most people remember seeing in real time. HDR can work toward realigning memory with reality, especially if the photographer has the foresight to bracket multiple shots with different exposures with the intention of combining them later. Though Aurora can also work with...

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05:54
Apple, other tech companies expected to oppose India...

India’s government recently invited Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung to discuss embedding government-funded biometric technology into products sold within the country as part of an effort to register and authenticate its citizens, but Apple declined to attend, reports Bloomberg.

The initiative is part of a national biometric identity program called Aadhaar (Hindi for foundation). Millions of Indians use fingerprint and iris-scan authentication to access a range of public and private services that now includes banking. Failure to join the effort could limit the tech industry’s access to a vast and growing market, but companies like Apple and Google are expected to resist opening up their phones and operating systems to the Indian registration, encryption and security technology.

“There will be lots of pushing and shoving...

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05:45
VMware Fusion revved to version 8.5; a two-day sale...

VMWare has launched VMFusion 8.5 and VMFusion 8.5 Pro and there’s a two-day sale underway (http://tinyurl.com/zoja2oa) that let’s you save 15% or more.

VMware Fusion Pro and VMware Fusion let you choose among hundreds of operating systems, from lesser-known Linux distributions to the latest Windows 10 release. Fusion securely connects with vSphere, ESXi and Fusion servers to launch, control and manage both virtual machines and physical hosts. Thanks to a common VMware platform, you can transfer virtual machines to and from your Mac.

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05:43
India Demands that Apple Devices be Embedded with...

Apple's Tim Cook went on a major tour of India earlier this year and made several major investments in that country in the hopes of opening a wider door into that market. Cook met with Prime Minister Modi, but at the end of the day, Modi refused to announce that Apple could open stores in their country. A new report today suggests that India has declined to exempt Apple from local sourcing rules and open its own stores. And to top it off, India is now demanding that Apple adopt a new government devised security initiative ...

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05:32
Mockups Show AirPods in Apple's New Jet Black...

Inspired by Apple's new Jet Black color for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, designer Martin Hajek recently created a few mockups of what the company's all-new wireless AirPods could look like if the accessories had a similar dark color option.

In his blog post, Hajek said he "modeled these earphones and rendered them in brand-new iPhone gloss black," making them visually identical to the new, shiny finish of the iPhone 7 in Jet Black.

Hajek even visualized the AirPods charging case in Jet Black. When inside of the case, the AirPods can get up to 24 hours of battery life, according to Apple. On their own, the Bluetooth headphones have up to 5 hours of music playback on a full charge.

Although most hardware announced at Apple’s September 7 event is debuting later this week, on September 16, the AirPods still have an unspecified launch...

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05:30
Apple updates iOS versions of its iWorks apps

Last week it was announced that that real-time collaboration is being added in all iWork apps: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. Apple has updated its iOS versions of the apps, accordingly.

Pages is a word processing document; Numbers is a spreadsheet app; and Keynote is a presentation creation app. All three apps cost $10 each, but are included with new iOS devices. All three are available for both OS X (at the Mac App Store) and iOS (at the Apple App Store) devices.

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05:15
Apple releases tvOS 10 update

This is nifty.

On Tuesday, Apple released tvOS, its newest operating system for the fourth-gen Apple TV. The update boasts new features such as YouTube Siri Search, a new dark mode, and a new single sign-on setup process.

Users can update via the following steps:

Launch Settings app

Navigate to System → Software Updates → Update Software

tvOS will search for an available update, follow the on-screen prompts to proceed

After you prompt your Apple TV to update to the latest version of tvOS, your Apple TV will show a progress indicator on your screen and likely reboot two times. You will likely see a What’s New splash screen highlighting new features after the installation is complete.

As with previous operating systems for Apple TV set top boxes, you can program the...

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05:00
Apple releases watchOS 3 update

It’s not as high profile a release as today’s launch of iOS 10, but it’s definitely still notable.

On Tuesday, Apple released watchOS 3. The update operating system include battery life enhancements, and speed improvements to the Apple Watch. A user’s favorite apps will be kept in memory, background updates will pre-cache data, and apps will launch instantly on the new OS.

Also included are new customizable watch faces, including a new fitness-focused watch face that presents activity-focused rings at all times along with a new Minnie Mouse watch face.

The new operating system also includes a fix that makes it easier to transition between watch faces with a quick swipe.

watchOS 3 still requires the user’s Apple Watch to be paired with an iPhone for full functionality.

If you’ve...

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05:00
Three Apple retail stores to open on Friday

Apple is preparing to reopen three retail stores on Friday after months of renovations, reports AppleInsider.

The outlets include Park Meadows in Lone Tree, Colorado, Ridgedale in Minnetoka, Minnesota, and Fashion Mall at Keystone in Indianapolis, Indian. All three will open at 8 a.m. local time and are relocating to bigger spaces within their respective shopping malls. Apple has 488 retail stores in 21 countries and an online store available in 39 countries.

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05:00
Attack-for-Hire Teens Collared in Israel


At the FBI's request, Israeli authorities last week arrested two teens for operating vDOS, a DDoS-for-hire service that raked in more than half a million dollars in two years. DDoS attacks flood websites with garbage data in order to disrupt their operation and deny users access. The pair were questioned and released after posting bond of about $10,000 each. In addition, the duo's passports were seized, they were placed under house arrest for 10 days, and they were barred from using the Internet or any telecommunications equipment for 30 days.

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05:00
The Suunto Traverse is not a great GPS watch, but it...

Welcome to another edition of Have Gear, Will Travel—this time, coming to you from beautiful British Columbia, Canada. While my partner’s finishing her degree for the next eight months in Vancouver, you and I will be roaming the countryside and mountains testing hardware and apps all over this rugged, gorgeous province—sound good? Good—let’s do this!

Kamloops, British Columbia: A beautiful area with a goofy name. Whaddaya gonna do?

This week, we were supposed to talk about hardware-friendly carry-on bags and backpacks, but we’re not going to do that. The why of it is that the folks at Tom Bihn got in touch with me to say that they have a new travel bag in the works that they’re on the cusp of releasing. Given how much use I’ve gotten out of their products over the years, I feel that I wouldn’t be doing you a service if I didn’t hold up for long enough to take it for a spin and tell you what I think. Give me a few more weeks to...

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04:43
Concept image shows gorgeous Jet Black AirPods and...

One of our favorite designers, Martin Hajek, has been busy again, this time showing what Apple’s new AirPods would look like in the Jet Black finish used for the iPhone 7.

He poses the obvious question: why did this not happen? Given the huge popularity of the Jet Black finish, despite concerns about scratches, it would have seemed an obvious move to offer the color as an option. Especially for a product far less likely to be subject to scratches, living in your ears when in use and the case when not …

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04:30
MD Acne CEO says Apple’s CareKit is a ‘game changer’

Earlier this year, Apple quietly announced a new open sourced platform – called “CareKit” - that helps app developers build software focused around healthcare and patient data. The move provides Apple with the first point of contact to connect patients, doctors and caregivers using technology.

Apple worked behind closed doors with three startups - Iodine, One Drop and Glow – but those health tech startups only exchanged patient data with doctors. MD Acne became the first mobile app to allow physicians to see actual images sent directly from a patient’s phone, according to MD Acne CEO Oded Harth. Use this free app to get free immediate dermatologist based analysis and advice for your Acne.

Apple World Today recently interviewed Harth about how MD Acne used Apple’s technology in its work.

AWT: How did MDacne work with...

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04:15
NYT corroborates rumors of ‘full-screen face’ 2017...

There have been long-standing rumors that Apple is moving toward a Home button embedded in the display of future iPhones, enabling the screen to fill almost the entire front of the device. More recent reports from Bloomberg and the WSJ have specifically suggested that the company will make this move in 2017.

The New York Times is now corroborating these reports with a small paragraph tucked away near the end of its iPhone 7 review …

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04:02
Bartender 2.1.6 - Organize your menu bar apps.

Bartender lets you organize your menu bar apps by hiding them, rearranging them, or moving them to Bartender's Bar. You can display the full menu bar, set options to have menu bar items show in the menu bar when they have updated, or have them always visible in Bartender's Bar.

Features

  • Lets you tidy your menu bar apps how you want.
  • See your menu bar apps when you want.
  • Hide the apps you need to run, but do not need to see.
  • Have the clean looking menu bar you want.
  • Rearrange your menu bar items as you wish.



Version 2.1.6:

Note: Version 2 ia a paid upgrade from version 1.

  • Full compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Fix for Volume being completely hidden on macOS 10.12 Sierra after restarting Bartender



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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04:00
Apple's 'iCloud' with Expanded Class...

Yesterday the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) published Apple's latest registered trademark for "iCloud" which greatly expands its definition coverage from its prior RTM.

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04:00
Feel the need for speed (tests)? Look into SpeedyNet...

If you need to find out why your home or office network is running slower than it should -- or if you're just interested to see how fast it does run -- check out Speedy Net.

It's a $1.99 utility that requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher and is available at the Mac App Store. Speedy Net lets you easily test and measure the performance of your home or office network. 

With it you can: detect reachability problems between devices; test transfer speeds between devices; and calculate latency times. However, note that it's designed to analyze your local network performance, not your Internet speed.
Also, Speedy Net must be installed and running on all the devices you wish to test. An iOS version is available at the Apple App Store. If you devices other than OS X or iOS gadgets, you're out of luck. SpeedyNet doesn't support them.

Speedy Net works over your local network. Launch...

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03:22
Google Chrome 53.0.2785.113 - Modern and fast Web...

Google Chrome is a Web browser by Google, created to be a modern platform for Web pages and applications. It utilizes very fast loading of Web pages and has a V8 engine, which is a custom built JavaScript engine. Because Google has used parts from Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers, they made the project open source.



Version 53.0.2785.113:

  • Update to Adobe Flash Player 23.0.0.162
  • Security Fixes:
    • High CVE-2016-5170: Use after free in Blink
    • High CVE-2016-5171: Use after free in Blink
    • Medium CVE-2016-5172: Arbitrary Memory Read in v8
    • Medium CVE-2016-5173: Extension resource access
    • Medium CVE-2016-5174: Popup not correctly suppressed



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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03:13
Chromium 53.0.2785.113 - Fast and stable open-source...

Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.



Version 53.0.2785.113:

  • Update to Adobe Flash Player 23.0.0.162
  • Security Fixes:
    • High CVE-2016-5170: Use after free in Blink
    • High CVE-2016-5171: Use after free in Blink
    • Medium CVE-2016-5172: Arbitrary Memory Read in v8
    • Medium CVE-2016-5173: Extension resource access
    • Medium CVE-2016-5174: Popup not correctly suppressed



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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03:02
Apple Watch Series 2 and WatchOS 3

I didn’t get Apple Watch at first. I didn’t feel right about my initial review, and effectively took another crack at it three weeks later. My unsettled feeling over the initial review was correct; it doesn’t hold up. My second review, though, is better. After noting several similarities between the Apple Watch and Roger Moore’s Seiko digital watches during the prime years of his run as James Bond, I wrote:

This is what Apple Watch is: an ambitious modern take on the digital watch.

I don’t feel bad about not quite getting Apple Watch at first, though. Apple didn’t get it either.

When the iPhone was unveiled at Macworld Expo in January 2007, Steve Jobs famously described it as three products in one: “The first one is a widescreen iPod with touch controls. The...

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03:00
∞ Review: Apple Watch Series 2

I can’t help but smile every time I think about how Apple Watch has helped me over the past year. I’m healthier, more aware, and I can communicate easily, all using one device strapped to my wrist. […]

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02:51
VMware Fusion 8.5.0 - Run Windows apps alongside Mac...

VMware Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro--the latest versions of its virtualization software for running Windows on a Mac without rebooting--include full support for Windows 10, OS X El Capitan, and the latest Retina Macs, in addition to always-on access to Microsoft Cortana. They support DirectX 10 and OpenGL 3.3 for up to 65% faster graphics, alongside compatibility with USB 3.0 and multiple monitors with different DPIs. The virtual machine platform also delivers full 64-bit support with up to 16 vCPUs, 64GB RAM, and an 8TB hard drive for a single virtual machine.

Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro are optimized for the latest Macs, including the iMac with Retina 5K Display and 12-inch MacBook. DirectX 10 support enables Mac users to run Windows virtual machines with native resolution on a 5K display, with USB-C support and Force Touch pass-through also in tow for the latest MacBooks. Fusion 8 Pro has additional advanced features and improvements, including the ability to...

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02:41
New iPhone 7 Plus Ad Promotes the Power of the Dual...

Apple has released a new iPhone 7 ad today promoting the smartphone's new features including cameras, ...

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02:15
Video: Apple releases first TV ad for iPhone 7,...

The iPhone 7 goes on sale this Friday, September 16. Apple is starting up its marketing machine ahead of the launch of the new phone with a teaser TV commercial, embedded after the jump. The ad is atmospheric, featuring vague disparate shots of lightning bolts, owls and deer … as well as some subtle imagery of the phone itself.

There are som quick shots of the iPhone 7 chassis behind rain drops, teasing its IPX7 waterproofing rating. The iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera system is also briefly visible. Watch the 30 second spot in full below …

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01:13
iPhone 7 Ad Emphasizes Dual Cameras, Stereo Sound,...

Apple today posted a new iPhone 7 TV ad to its YouTube channel, playing up to the devices' camera features, stereo speakers, and water resistance in a black and white montage of dramatic metaphors and visual set pieces.

The 30-second commercial is barely lit, save for the flash of an iPhone camera lens, and shrouds glimpses of black-colored handsets in flickering low light against shadowy backdrops.

Opening with a nighttime shot of a forest and a close-up of an owl's pupils dilating in the darkness at the sight of a deer, the ad continues in a similar edgy vein, with a series of slick mirrored cut scenes representing the iPhone 7's doubled-up technological capabilities.

The advantages of the dual lens camera in the iPhone 7 Plus are suggested in a series of paired low-light images, just as the benefits of stereo separation are...

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Tuesday September 13

23:59
iPhone 7 Plus Camera 'Ideal for Shooting...

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller tweeted a link to an Outside article this morning titled "The Year's Best New Adventure Camera? The Apple iPhone 7 Plus", which features 17 images shot with the device in various rugged outdoor environments.

The new series of photos were taken by associate editor of Outside Magazine Jakob Schiller during an outdoor adventure up rivers, down dusty bike trails, through woods, and into classic New Mexico burrito joints, leaving him particularly impressed by the versatility of the 5.5-inch handset's dual-lens setup.

Over four days of in-the-field testing, I’ve found it to be the best small, lightweight camera you can get...

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23:26
The year’s best new adventure camera? The Apple...

First came Sports Illustrated and then ESPN with their results of using the iPhone 7 Plus to shoot images. These from Outside magazine might be the ones most reflective of the kind of shots we “ordinary” folks might expect.

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23:20
iPhone User Guide for iOS 10

Straight from the proverbial horse’s mouth.

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23:17
15 amazing entries from Nat Geo’s “Nature...

Number 4 and number 6 are incredible shots.

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23:13
Eagles away! Dutch police unveil latest recruits...

Well, that’s one way to solve the problem.

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22:11
Apple shares iPhone 7 ad with focus on dual-cameras...

Apple on Tuesday posted to its YouTube channel an iPhone 7 television advertisement focusing on the upcoming handset's advanced picture taking capabilities, water resistance, stereo speakers and more.

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20:59
VirtualBox 5.1.6 - x86 virtualization software.

VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux and Mac hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4, 2.6, 3.x and 4.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD.

VirtualBox is being actively developed with frequent releases and has an ever growing list of features, supported guest operating systems and platforms it runs on. VirtualBox is a community effort backed by a dedicated company: everyone is encouraged to contribute while innotek ensures the...

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20:59
Adobe Flash Player 23.0.0.162 - Plug-in plays...

Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime that provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems.



Version 23.0.0.162:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later

New

  • Mozilla NPAPI AsyncDrawing support
  • HSTS Support in Flash Player
  • Disabling local-with-filesystem access in Flash Player by default
  • Video and Camera support for Stage3D by VideoTexture for Flash Player
  • GameInput API for iOS
  • Echo Cancellation on AIR for Android
  • The StageText clear button is now optional on iOS

Fixed

  • Application with Embedded ActiveX (f-in-box) crashes

Known Issues

  • Firefox only, TextInput.setFocus() Does Not focus/place cursor inside control
  • Firefox only,Japanese input conversion area appears outside the browser window,...
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20:59
Microsoft OneNote 15.26 - Free digital notebook.

OneNote is your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can capture that flash of genius, that moment of inspiration, or that list of errands that's too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office or on the go, your notes travel with you. And you can share your notes and collaborate with others, across multiple devices!

Here are some more ideas on how to use OneNote:

  • Capture rich notes for classwork, meetings, or research
  • Keep track of your shopping list and mark items off wherever you are
  • Create an itinerary and keep track of your travel plans for your next big vacation
  • Take pictures of receipts and bills to remove some of the paper clutter
  • Collaborate and share ideas with your team
  • Research items and prices to make the best purchasing decision
  • Keep and edit all of your notes



Version 15.26:

Note: Now requires a 64-bit...

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20:59
Tunnelblick 3.6.7beta04 - GUI for OpenVPN (beta).

Tunnelblick is a free, open source graphic user interface for OpenVPN on OS X. It provides easy control of OpenVPN client and/or server connections. It comes as a ready-to-use application with all necessary binaries and drivers (including OpenVPN, easy-rsa, and tun/tap drivers). No additional installation is necessary -- just add your configuration and encryption information.

To use Tunnelblick you need access to a VPN server -- your computer is one end of the tunnel and the VPN server is the other end. For more information, see Getting VPN Service.

Support is provided by the Tunnelblick Discussion Group.



Version 3.6.7beta04 (build 4601):

Note: Now requires OS X 10.7 or...

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20:59
Opera 39.0.2256.71 - High-performance Web browser.

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



Version 39.0.2256.71:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
DiskCatalogMaker 6.5.11 - Catalog your disks.

DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks.

  • Simple, light-weight, and fast.
  • Finder-like intuitive look and feel.
  • Super-fast search algorithm.
  • Can compress catalog data for disk space.
  • Can generate thumbnail images.
  • Long Unicode file name support.
  • ZIP / RAR / 7-Zip / StuffIt / tar / gzip / bzip2 / CompactPro / LHA archive formats support.
  • A Mach-O application. (Mac OS X native format.)



Version 6.5.11:

  • Fixed compatibility issues with tabbed windows on macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Fixed some minor bugs



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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20:59
Apple iOS 10.0.1 - The latest version of Apple'...

iOS 10 is the biggest release of iOS ever. A massive update to Messages brings the power of the App Store to your conversations and makes messaging more personal than ever. Find your route with beautifully redesigned Maps. Relive memories like never before in Photos. Use the power of Siri in more apps than ever. A new Home app to make controlling your home even easier. And all-new Music and News.



Version 10.0.1:

  • Messages lets you express yourself in new ways, and acccess your favorite apps right in your conversations
  • Siri now works with apps from the App Store to send messages, make phone calls, and more
  • Maps comes with an all-new look, and extensions to make reservations and book a ride
  • Photos is all-new, with intelligent search making it easier to find people, places, and more, as well as new and beautiful ways to rediscover your memories
  • Home is a new app that lets you simply and securely...
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20:59
Apple iTunes 12.5.1 - Play Apple Music and manage...

Apple iTunes lets you organize and stream Apple Music, download and watch video and listen to Podcasts. It can automatically download new music, app, and book purchases across all your devices and computers. And it's a store that has everything you need to be entertained. Anywhere. Anytime.



Version 12.5.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9.5 or later

  • Now with an all-new Apple Music design, which brings greater clarity and simplicity to every aspect of the experience.
  • This update includes support for iOS 10; it also adds enhancements designed for macOS 10.12 Sierra, including:
    • Siri: play music from your Library and Apple Music using your voice. Just ask Siri.
    • Picture-in-Picture: watch videos as you multitask and use different apps. Your video floats above your desktop in any corner of the screen.



  • OS X 10.9.5 or later
  • iTunes Extras...

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20:59
A Better Finder Attributes 6.00 - Change file...

A Better Finder Attributes is the ultimate file-tweaking tool for OS X. It combines photo-shooting date and file date changing along with a few unique tricks of its own.

  • Change EXIF Timestamps at Will - A Better Finder Attributes 5 allows you to manipulate JPEG, CR2, NEF, ARF CRW and CIFF EXIF timestamps at will by setting them to specific times or batch adjusting them by adding and removing time (useful for correcting the timestamps of images taken with a digital camera with a incorrectly set clock and to compensate for timezone changes).
  • Correct Finder Sorting for JPEG EXIF and RAW Photo - A Better Finder Attributes 5 also allows to synchronize the file creation and modification dates with the shooting dates of JPEG EXIF as well as a wide variety of RAW formats, so that files sort properly in the Finder and other systems.
  • Total File and Folder Creation and Modification Date Control...
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20:59
Stacks 3.2.3 - New way to create pages in...

Stacks is a new way to create pages in RapidWeaver. It's a plugin designed to combine drag-and-drop simplicity with the power of fluid layout.

Features

  • Fluid Layout: Stacks lets you build pages that flow text to the dimensions of a theme even if the theme has a variable width. You can build flowing columns, flexible rows, and tiles of images.
  • Nesting Objects: Build columns within columns within rows within columns. Or group a stack of objects inside a box. Almost anything is possible with Stacks.
  • Download More Stacks:There are hundreds of professionally designed free and low cost stacks ready for download. Easily add amazing content to your site.
  • Live Image Editing: Resize, rotate, and style your images with an easy to use HUD and see the changes happen right in the layout.
  • Pros Welcome: Because Stacks builds layout with...
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20:59
BusyCal 3.0.6 - Powerful calendar app with multiple...

BusyCal is an award-winning desktop calendar that combines personal productivity features for individuals with powerful calendar sharing capabilities for families and workgroups. Its unique features include a non-modal Info Panel for easier data entry; To Dos that display in the calendar and auto-forward until completed; repeating To Dos; customizable calendar views including a List view and scrolling Month and Week views; adjustable font styles and sizes, live weather feeds, moon phases, graphics, sticky notes and more. And when you first launch BusyCal, all of your iCal data is instantly imported. BusyCal automatically syncs with iCal, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and other apps and devices that sync with MobileMe or Sync Services. If you later decide to switch back to iCal, all of your calendar data will be current.

BusyCal allows families and workgroups to share calendars with MobileMe, Google Calendar, iCal Server, and other CalDAV Servers. You can even...

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20:59
HoudahSpot 4.2.4 - Advanced file-search tool.

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

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

  • Find files by name, text, content kind, author, recipient, pixel count, etc.
  • Combine criteria to narrow down search results
  • Specify which folders to search and which ones to exclude
  • Add any of the hundreds of columns available
  • Apply filters to reduce search results to only the relevant items
  • Preview files and text matches
  • Open files and, where the application supports it, continue searching for text matches by pressing command-G (Find Next)
  • Set up templates for recurring searches
  • ...
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20:59
SuperDuper! 2.9.1 - Advanced disk cloning/recovery...

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

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

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

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20:59
Tower 2.5.0 - Version control with Git made easy.

Tower is a Git client for OS X that makes using Git easy and more efficient. Users benefit from its elegant and comprehensive interface and a feature set that lets them enjoy the full power of Git.

Tower abstracts Git's complexity in an easy-to-use interface. For example, lots of actions can be performed simply via drag-and-drop, and mistakes can be undone easily. Advanced users can increase their productivity with features like single line staging, submodule support, or the file history.

Features

  • git-svn support
  • File history
  • git-flow support
  • Submodule support
  • Blame view
  • Single-line staging (per-line committing)
  • Cherry-picking
  • Discard chunks/lines
  • Direct Github, Bitbucket, Gitlab, GitSwarm, Beanstalk, Visual Studio Team Services, Team Foundation Server and Rhodecode integration
  • Support for Bitbucket team accounts
  • Support for full-screen and Retina...
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20:59
Xcode 8.0 - Integrated development environment (IDE...

Xcode includes everything developers need to create great applications for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Xcode provides developers a unified workflow for user interface design, coding, testing, and debugging. The Xcode IDE combined with the Cocoa frameworks and Swift programming language make developing apps easier and more fun than ever before. Xcode includes the Xcode IDE, Swift and Objective-C compilers, Instruments analysis tool, simulators, the latest SDKs, and hundreds of powerful features.

Xcode 8 includes Swift 3 and SDKs for iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, and macOS 10.12 Sierra.



Version 8.0:

New in Xcode 8

  • Editor generates docs, highlights current line, supports color and image literals in .swift files, and completes image names
  • App extensions enable third parties to add new capabilities to the source editor
  • Code signing can be managed automatically or using custom settings
  • Runtime...
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20:59
Direct Mail 4.3.6 - Create and send great looking...

Direct Mail is an easy-to-use, fully-featured email marketing app purpose-built for OS X. It lets you create and send great looking email campaigns.

Start your newsletter by selecting from a gallery of professionally-designed templates, then customize to your heart's content. Design Tests let you see how your email looks in a wide variety of email clients, including live mobile previews sent to your iPhone or iPad. You'll love not having to hassle with a slow, clunky, web-based editor. When you're ready to send, rely on Direct Mail's built-in email service to deliver your message in a flash. Campaign reports show you a clear summary of opens, clicks, and more. Grow your mailing list by creating customizable subscribe forms and publish them to your website or Facebook.

Direct Mail is free for up to 50 emails per month. If you would like to send more, there are a number of pricing options...

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20:59
iMazing 2.0.1 - Complete iOS device manager (was...

iMazing (was DiskAid) is the ultimate iOS device manager with capabilities far beyond what iTunes offers. With iMazing and your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod), you can:

  • Copy music to and from any iOS device (even from one iOS device to another!), regardless of what Mac or PC the device is already synced to. Music transfer done right, without limitations or restrictions.
  • Backup & restore individual iOS apps along with your custom saved data, perfect for freeing up space on your iOS device without losing your files, great for installing apps including your data on another iOS device you own.
  • Transfer files to and from an iOS device, and browse the iOS file system.
  • Use your iOS device like a USB key.
  • Browse and save messages (SMS, MMS, iMessage), voicemails, and call logs, none of which iTunes can do.
  • Browse, save, and add contacts to your iPhone, without automatically adding them to your iCloud...
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20:07
Latest iPhone 7 Plus camera hands-on puts the device...

We’ve already seen the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus put to use at the U.S. Open and at an NFL game. Now, Outside Online has gone hands-on with the iPhone 7 Plus and put the device’s camera to use in a variety of adventure use cases. Just as with the U.S. Open and NFL photos, the camera seems to live up to the hype…

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19:55
Cook, Ahrendts & other Apple execs tour New York...

Several Apple executives, including CEO Tim Cook, are touring New York City this week, visiting a variety of locations ahead of this Friday's iPhone 7 launch.

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19:50
India urges Apple, others to embed government-funded...

India's government recently invited Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung to discuss embedding government-funded biometric technology into products sold within the country as part of an effort to register and authenticate its citizens. Apple did not attend.

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18:37
Tim Cook and Apple execs tour NYC, including...

Following the company’s event in San Francisco last week, Apple executives have been making the rounds in New York City this week. CEO Tim Cook, retail head Angela Ahrendts, Eddy Cue, and Greg (Joz) Joswiak have all made various appearances throughout the city this week as we approach the iPhone 7 launch.

more…

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18:11
Inside iOS 10: Third-party compatibility opens up...

Starting today, Apple device users will be able to operate in a vastly expanded Messages environment thanks to a new API that allows developers to build in third-party app integrations like stickers and app extensibility.

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17:04
Try out Apple's new third-party iMessage...

As it did with Siri, Apple has granted developer access to the Messages API in iOS 10, opening the door to unique app integrations. AppleInsider has compiled a list of ten candidates that expand the new iMessage app's abilities.

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16:49
∞ AC/DC rig rundown

This is great stuff.

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16:36
iOS 10 Tidbits: Hide Stock Apps, Use Two Safari...

Apple today released iOS 10, the next major operating system designed for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10 has been described as the biggest iOS update ever, with features ranging from an overhauled Lock screen interface to half a dozen new capabilities for the Messages app.

In addition to all the major changes, there are dozens of more minor but still significant tweaks that have been made to the operating system to make it feel entirely new, including individualized read receipts, the ability to hide stock apps, a new Wake Alarm in the Clock app, and more. Below, we've listed some of the most notable changes worth checking out.

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Hide stock apps - In iOS 10, a wide range of stock apps can be hidden from the Home screen, a feature iOS users...

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16:06
Adobe Lightroom for mobile update brings RAW image...

Adobe on Tuesday released an updated version of Lightroom for iOS with support for its DNG fie format, allowing iOS 10 devices to both capture and edit pictures as part of an end-to-end RAW workflow.

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15:56
Pro tip: Force your iPhone to check for App Store...

Now that you’ve updated to iOS 10  it’s a great time to update your iOS apps too.

Apple doesn’t allow third-party developers to release app updates that include iOS 10 features until the OS itself is released, which happened today.So you may have more updates than you expected.

I’ve previously written about how iOS Software Update doesn’t check for app updates in the background (you still have to open the app), but did you know that there’s a way to bust the cache and force the App Store to retrieve all of your updates at once?

Well, there is.

Simply open App Store and quickly tap on “updates...

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15:48
Arya.ai's Braid Aims to Weave Together Neural...


Startup Arya.ai on Monday introduced Braid, an open source tool available for free to companies developing neural networks. Braid is a flexible, customizable, modular meta-framework that works with operating systems for deep learning. It is designed for rapid development and to support arbitrary network designs. It is simple and scalable, for use with networks that need to handle many data points at large volume, Arya.ai said. Braid allows for quick experimentation without having to worry about the boilerplate components of the code.

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15:45
Apple stops offering email delivered gift cards in...

Apple has long offered the ability for customers to purchase gift cards online and instantly send them to people via email. The company, however, appears to have recently removed the option from its website in the United States. Oddly enough, the email delivery method is still available in other countries.

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15:35
Apple CEO Tim Cook to Talk AirPods, Other New...

Apple CEO Tim Cook will appear on Good Morning America tomorrow, for what the show is calling a "wide-ranging and exclusive interview" with Robin Roberts at a school in Harlem in New York City.

In a minute long teaser clip shared on the Good Morning America Twitter account, Cook was asked about Apple's upcoming AirPods, where he alleviated fears that they're going to be easy to lose or will fall out of the ear.

Cook says AirPods will be kept safe in the dedicated battery case and because there are no wires, there's nothing to pull them out of the ear. "I have never personally had one fall out since I've been using it," he said. "They're absolutely magical." He went on to explain that he's used them on the treadmill and when...

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15:30
iOS 10 reviewed: There’s no reason not to update

Enlarge / iOS 10 is here. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

By nature, iOS is not a permissive operating system. Apple started from a position of not trusting third-party software developers, fearing those outsiders could screw up the company's platform (a completely reasonable position to take, incidentally). Every new version of iOS since the second one has been very cautious and deliberate about what new capabilities are given to third-party apps.

iOS 10 offers a lot of new stuff for users, including several redesigned apps, a new design for notifications, an improved Control Center, and more. But it's also got a lot of under-the-hood changes for developers in the vein of...

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