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Tuesday August 9

07:05
Apple & TSMC working on 10nm 'A11'...

Apple and chip manufacturer TSMC are working together on a 10-nanometer "A11" processor design, expected to go into production later in 2017, a report reiterated on Tuesday.

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06:59
Foxconn Developing Glass Casing and OLED Displays...

Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn is developing glass casings and OLED displays for smartphones in an attempt to secure orders for the tenth-anniversary iPhone next year, according to Japanese website Nikkei.

The report claims Foxconn has been developing glass chassis for at least one year, and developing its own OLED display technologies through its Sharp acquisition. It would be competing with Samsung, and China's Biel Crystal and Lens Technology, to win orders.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple will switch to non-aluminum casing, with glass being the most...

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06:21
Apple Granted their Second Fuel Cell System Patent...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 80 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's second granted patent relating to systems that use fuel cells to provide electrical power. More specifically, the disclosed embodiments relate to a fuel cell system which is designed to both provide electrical power to and receive electrical power from a portable computing device.

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06:14
Toshiba ships new multifunction printers

Toshiba America Business Solutions has announced the availability of 10 newly designed and engineered e-STUDIO line of multifunction printers (MFPs). The latest Toshiba MFPs include six color (e-STUDIO7506AC series) and four monochrome (e-STUDIO8508A series) models, which are all designed to connect, integrate and simplify the workplace.

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06:09
SOASTA extends digital performance management...

SOASTA (www.soasta.com) has announced the addition of Real User Monitoring (RUM)-based Testing to its Digital Performance Management (DPM) Platform.

Based on real user engagement data collected and analyzed by SOASTA’s mPulse product – including all users, all data, all the time – this new offering provides digital businesses with an unprecedented ability to test smarter, better and faster, said Tom Lounibos, Founder and CEO of SOASTA. “

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06:00
Corel Painter 2017 adds new brushes, gradient tools...

Corel Painter has a long history of serving fine artists, illustrators, comic and manga mavens, and photographers, and every year the company conjures up new features and enhancements to dazzle the faithful. Corel Painter 2017, released Tuesday, comes across with some innovative brush actions, alongside new gradient tools and advanced interfaces.

Corel is also moving Painter into new 3D territory to accommodate users working in gaming and entertainment. The company has announced a new integration with 3D sculpting app ZBrush, via a ZAppLink plugin. Designed to work with the app’s new Texture Painting feature, you can now export a ZBrush file directly into Painter as a layered 2D image to add realistic and painterly textures while preserving all lighting and effects previously applied in ZBrush. When done, your images are sent back to ZBrush via ZAppLink and re-projected into a 3D model.

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05:18
Apple Granted a Patent for a Curved Glass iPhone...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 80 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's invention for a future iPhone that will have a curved display forming active sidewalls with virtual buttons. It's been rumored for months that Apple's 2017 anniversary iPhone will ...

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05:00
AMD's Budget-Friendly Radeon RX 460 Makes It...


AMD on Monday introduced its budget-priced Radeon RX 460 graphics card designed for e-sports gamers. It delivers the high frame rates DirectX 9-based shooters and action games demand, but also handles the more robust next-generation DirectX 12 and Vulkan APIs. The Radeon RX 460 offers a peak performance of 2.2 TFLOPS with support for 1080p frame rates at 1080p. It is designed to remain both cool and quiet, thanks to its Polaris architecture, which adapts to card temperature and reduces fan operation during low GPU demands.

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04:45
Kool Tools: CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case for the 9.7...

Logitech’s CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case with Smart Connector for the the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is like the Swiss Army Knife of keyboard cases. It provides a protective case, backlit keyboard, and integrated holder for the Apple Pencil all in one package.

The CREATE puts all the tools you need at your fingertips, and the keyboard charges through the Smart Connector so you can just set your iPad Pro into a typing position and go. It brings typing on the iPad Pro to a whole new level.

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04:11
Apple Granted a Patent for the iPad Pro's...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 80 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's invention relating to the iPad Pro's "Continuous handwriting UI."

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04:08
38% of U.S. broadband households likely to buy a...

New data from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com)p says 51% of U.S. broadband households find an IoT [Internet of Things] device that alerts them to smoke and fire highly appealing, and 41% find a device that alerts them to a water leak to be highly appealing.

The research group notes these smart home use cases would benefit insurance companies in both saving costs and adding value to their customers. lso, 38% of U.S. broadband households have very strong intentions to buy a smart home device in 2016.

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03:22
Surprise! Apple Granted their First Vehicle Related...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 80 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. This is Apple's first patent clearly indicating that they are inventing some kind of future vehicle. This particular invention covers a steering device for an articulated vehicle.

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03:00
Report: Apple Watch 2 Coming Late 2016 With GPS,...

An anonymous reader writes: Apple analyst KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo says the Apple Watch 2 is right around the corner. The analyst says the Watch will arrive in late 2016 and will likely be announced alongside the iPhone 7 in September. It will reportedly feature a GPS, barometer, better waterproofing, as well as a new internal SoC for faster performance. Those looking for a fresh new design may be disappointed as KGI does not expect the physical design of the watch to change at all. The Apple Watch 2 will essentially be an 'iPhone S' update, where it keeps the same physical design with improved internal specifications. In addition to the updated Apple Watch 2, Apple is expected to update the original Apple Watch with a new SoC to improve CPU and GPU performance. The price of the Apple Watch in general should be cut even further than it already has. The original Apple Watch could receive more than a $50 reduction in its pricing, possibly pushing it below the $200 mark. We should know more...

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03:00
5 iOS 10 features to boost your iPad productivity

This year’s big Worldwide Developer’s Conference reveal was no surprise—iOS 10—but after the announcement and feature preview, I was left feeling discouraged with the lack of iPad-specific features in Apple’s next mobile OS. The iPad barely getting any stage time during the event—outside of a lengthy demo of the Swift Playground app, it felt as if the iPad was all but forgotten in iOS 10. 

However, after using the iOS 10 beta for a few weeks, there are some features that I’ve found to increase my productivity when working on my iPad Pro. Not all hope is lost. 

Desktop and Document sync

I’ve been working with the macOS Sierra beta as well as the iOS 10 beta, and after installing macOS Sierra, you’re asked if you want to sync your Desktop and Documents folder with iCloud Drive. I enabled the feature, viewing it as yet another backup point for my documents and didn’t give it much thought.

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Monday August 8

16:50
Simplified Screenshot Submission Process

Now it’s easier than ever to deliver your screenshots and app preview using iTunes Connect. Submit just one set of screenshots and one optional app preview per device family, and they will be used across device sizes and localizations.

If your app’s UI or behavior changes based on device size, or if you would like to include localized screenshots, you can use the new Media Manager to add custom screenshots. Learn more by watching What's New in iTunes Connect from WWDC16.

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16:50
Simplified Screenshot Submission Process

Now it’s easier than ever to deliver your screenshots and app preview using iTunes Connect. Submit just one set of screenshots and one optional app preview per device family, and they will be used across device sizes and localizations.

If your app’s UI or behavior changes based on device size, or if you would like to include localized screenshots, you can use the new Media Manager to add custom screenshots. Learn more by watching What's New in iTunes Connect from WWDC16.

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15:50
Iran Bans Pokemon Go Over 'Security Concerns...

An anonymous reader writes: Iran has become the first country to ban Pokemon Go, the mobile game where users (aka Pokemon trainers) roam the physical world in search for digital creatures known as Pokemon. The country cites security concerns for the reason behind the ban. "Any game that wants to operate nationwide in Iran needs to obtain permission from the ministry of culture and Islamic guidance, and the Pokemon Go app has not yet requested such a permission," Abolhasan Firouzabadi, the head of Iran's supreme council of virtual space, told the Isna news agency. The Guardian reports that Iranian officials feel that the game can create problems for the country and its people. Iranian authorities use smart filtering software, a system that affects connectivity speeds and in many cases has replaced more traditional mechanisms for blocking internet services, the Guardian reported.

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15:20
Samsung Plans to Focus on New Profits from Next-Gen...

About a year ago a rumor of Apple building a car surfaced and since then there have been many reports on the subject including one that we ran in April about a small secret Apple team in Germany representing Project Titan. Rumors surfaced shortly thereafter that Samsung too wanted to push into the auto technology ...

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15:16
Nucleus Home Intercom Gets Alexa Advantage


The smart home of the future could be a wee bit smarter with the addition of the Alexa-powered connected intercom system Nucleus announced last week. The Nucleus intercom, which last fall made its debut without Alexa, is a tablet that connects to a home network through WiFi or Ethernet to allow family members to communicate with each other both inside and outside the home. The inclusion of Amazon's Alexa technology in the $250 Nucleus lets it understand voice commands.

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13:08
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 8...

Notable software releases this week include Quicken 2016 for Mac 3.5.1, SEE Finance 1.0.10, Capto 1.0.3, OmniFocus 2.6.1, and DEVONthink 2.9.1.

 

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13:08
ExtraBITS for 8 August 2016

In this week’s ExtraBITS, Hulu is eliminating free access to its content, Apple’s top brass discusses the state of the company under CEO Tim Cook, Apple opens a bug bounty program, and we learn why there’s a controversy around emojis in iOS 10.

 

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13:07
FCC Demands AT&T Refund $7 Million in...

The FCC's enforcement bureau announced today it has reached a settlement with AT&T that will see the carrier pay $7.75 million for allowing scammers to charge thousands of customers approximately $9 per month for a sham directory assistance service.

AT&T has agreed to issue full refunds to all current and former customers who received unauthorized third-party charges from January 2012 onwards. The refunds are expected to total $6.8 million, while AT&T will also pay a $950,000 fine to the U.S. Treasury.

The scam was uncovered by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration while investigating two Cleveland-area companies Discount Directory, Inc. (DDI) and Enhanced Telecommunications Services (ETS) for drug-related crimes and money laundering. During the investigation, DEA officials discovered financial documents related to the scam that primarily targeted small...

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12:17
Where to find Olympic-themed Apple Watch bands if...

Last month, Apple revealed a collection of Olympic-themed Apple Watch bands depicting the national flags, but you can only buy them from an Apple Store in Rio de Janeiro, the 2016 Olympics host city.

Now, Apple Watch wearers can show their team spirit without having to travel to Brazil. Accessories maker Casetify has an Olympic capsule collection currently on sale. These 20 bands are also inspired by the flags of national teams competing in Rio, including the U.S., Germany, Japan, Australia, and Brazil, of course. Casetify’s Olympic bands costs $49, the same price as Apple’s official straps. The only difference is that the Casetify bands are plastic for a more athleisure style, while Apple’s bands are made from the new woven nylon material that the company...

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11:34
Apple Accused by Russia's Federal Anti-Monopoly...

According to a new report, Russia has accused Apple of allegedly fixing retail prices of its iPhones in the country. Russia's Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) said Monday

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10:53
Apple Maps debacle is why Apple has a public beta...

Enlarge / Devices running the iOS 10 beta. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Public betas are now a given for major and minor iOS and macOS releases for Apple, but that wasn't the case just a couple of years ago. The reason? Apple Maps, according to a Fast Company piece with quotes from Apple CEO Tim Cook, Software Engineering SVP Craig Federighi, and Internet Software and Services SVP Eddy Cue.

To recap, the Maps app in iOS switched from using Google's data to Apple's in iOS 6 back in 2012. The transition did not go well; the reception from the press and the public was bad enough that it...

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10:39
Waves Audio ships Waves Tune Real-Time Plugin

Waves Audio (www.waves.com) is shipping the $99 Waves Tune Real-Time plugin. It’s designed to provide smooth, natural-sounding vocal pitch correction instantly and automatically, as soon as the notes leave the singer’s mouth.

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10:24
In New Interview Tim Cook Talks Up Services &...

For Apple fans, there's an interesting yet long winded article out today by Fast Company. If you're new to Apple, the article will definitely fill in some of the blanks about selective parts of the company's history very nicely.

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10:13
Is the Internet Turning Donald Trump - and You -...


President Obama was viewed as the first techie presidential candidate when he launched his campaign, and he has been connected at the hip with Google for a large part of both terms. However, the brilliance his teams displayed with using analytics during both campaigns never seemed to carry over into running the country, which was disappointing. Most of the U.S. government still has systems that are decades out of date. Some, like the Veterans Administration, are so bad they are a national embarrassment.

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09:06
Apple Maps is the reason the iOS public beta exists

Apple is famous for its secrecy, but keeping its products under wraps has some downsides—most notably the Apple Maps debacle of 2012. The company tested Maps internally in Cupertino, but didn’t realize until it was too late that its mapping data wasn’t all that accurate beyond the radius around 1 Infinite Loop.

“We made significant changes to all of our development processes because of it,” Apple’s Eddy Cue told Fast Company in a wide-ranging interview. “To all of us living in Cupertino, the maps for here were pretty darn good. Right? So the problem wasn’t obvious to us. We were never able to take it out to a large number of users to get that feedback. Now we do.”

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09:00
Office 365 Service Assurance—gaining your trust with...

As customers consider the transition to the cloud, we often hear that they want to ensure security, privacy and compliance requirements are met. At Microsoft, we believe that customers have the right to know how Office 365:

  • Safeguards confidentiality, integrity, availability and reliability of your data.
  • Let’s you control access to your data.
  • Helps you comply with various regulatory standards.

Service Assurance—Dashboard

We want to ensure that you have access to the information that is relevant for you to perform a risk assessment on Office 365 services—on demand. Access to this information should be seamless. To achieve these goals, we have released the Service Assurance Dashboard as part of the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center, which provides you immediate access to:

  • Details on how Office 365 implements security, privacy and compliance controls including details of how...
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08:18
Hulu eliminates free streaming service, goes...

After nearly a decade of streaming TV shows and other videos on-demand to watchers willing to sit through advertisements, Hulu is killing the free version of its service.

Going forward, you’ll need to pony up $8 per month to continue using Hulu—and you’ll still need to sit through ads with a subscription unless you upgrade to a $12 per month “No Commercials” plan.

The free videos aren’t disappearing entirely, though. Yahoo inked a deal with Hulu to show a smaller selection of content on a new, ad-supported Yahoo View website, which is already live.

Yahoo View

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07:56
External Link: Hulu Drops Free Plan to Focus on...

Video streaming service Hulu is dropping its ad-supported free tier. From now on, to watch Hulu content, you’ll have to pay $7.99 per month for the company’s Limited Commercials plan or $11.99 per month for the No Commercials plan (though a handful of shows still show ads due to the rights Hulu was able to obtain). Hulu is also partnering with Yahoo for a new ad-supported service, Yahoo View, which will run the five most recent episodes of shows from ABC, Fox, and NBC eight days after airing.

 

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07:21
Akitio releases Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion chassis

Akitio has released the Thunder3 PCIe Box (http://tinyurl.com/gt5hrto), a Thunderbolt 3 external PCI Express (PCIe) expansion chassis device designed to provide an additional PCIe slot for Thunderbolt 3 computers where there’s either not enough space to install another PCIe card or on systems such as laptops where there previously was no option to add a PCIe card.

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07:04
Maclocks announces lock for Apple’s 12-inch MacBook

Maclocks, the Apple lock specialists, has introduced the New MacBook Lock (http://tinyurl.com/hnu2xlm), which the company claims is the first lock specifically designed to include security for the USB-C port on a 12-inch MacBook.

The lock’s bracket weighs less than 0.1 pounds, so it adds minimal bulk and still allows the MacBook to fit in a sleeve or bag. It’s fastened to the bottom of the device and incorporates the security slot to which the included cable lock is attached. 

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06:41
VSDX Annotator for OS X revved to version 1.1

Nektony has announced VSDX Annotator 1.1, an upgrade to its tool for opening, previewing, and annotating Visio drawings on Mac OS X.

It can open multi-paged documents, giving users the possibility to turn pages, switch layer visibility, view shape data and hyperlinks. There’s a total of 12 annotation tools, including adding notes, comments, titles, shapes, arrows, graphic files and more. You can also convert the file to a PDF or send it in PDF format via email from the menu bar. Version 1.1 is a maintenance upgrade with bug fixes and performance tweaks.

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06:22
Calcline for Mac OS X gets a maintenance upgrade

Tension Software has updated Calcine, a modern version of the desktop calculator for Mac OS X Yosemite and El Capitan, to version 4.2.2.

Calcline starts as a small window utility. Insert a mathematical expression to evaluate, and the software will do the work. Version 4.2.2 is a maintenance release with bug fixes and performance tweaks.

Calcline costs $0.99 (for a limited time) and is available at the Mac App Store. Go to http://tinyurl.com/lojcner for more info.

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06:18
Top Storey Apps releases Purrfect Memory for OS X

Top Storey Apps has announced the upcoming release of Purrfect Memory, a menu bar app for the Mac designed to help you memorize “anything.”

For a limited time, Purrfect Memory will be offered for $2.99. It’s available at the Mac App Store. Learn more at Purrfect Memory online (http://www.purrfectmemory.com).

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06:14
MG announces Novi Portable Charging Station

MG has announced the $285 Novi Portable Charging Station (http://www.mm-goi.com/), which features a wireless charging dock that charges up to eight lightweight portable battery pods in only 2.5 hours.

The Novi Portable Charging Station consists of the Novi Dock and portable Novi Pods. The Novi Dock is powered by an internal AC adapter with a removable 2-prong cable that can be used in any country. Each dock can hold up to eight pods. Using MG's LunaPulse Technology, the Novi Dock charges all Novi Pods upon contact.

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06:00
Super Stickman Golf 3 is another winner, and worth...

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

Super Stickman Golf is one of the all-time iOS classics in my book, delivering a fun and fast-paced twist on the sport that makes perfect sense for mobile. By transforming the game into a streamlined side-scrolling experience, Noodlecake Studios one-upped the likes of EA’s old Tiger Woods series, which inelegantly squeezed a more traditional 3D simulation onto touch screens. 

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05:36
The iPhone 7's Pressure Sensitive Home Button...

In April a Chinese site posted an iPhone 7 rumor report wherein one of the features that they noted would be coming was the Home Button switching to 'direct induction' (pressure sensitive). The idea of a pressure sensitive Home button surfaced in an Apple patent filing in February ...

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05:00
Cosmos Rings for Apple Watch puts a slick role-...

The Apple Watch hasn’t yet become the wearable gaming sensation that some hoped for, with an irregular stream of interesting games and little spotlight from Apple itself. Games like Lifeline and Runeblade have shown that there’s potential to create compelling experiences around the Watch, but for the most part, larger publishers haven’t taken much interest.

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04:47
External Link: Inside Tim Cook’s Apple

Perhaps smarting from the media response to two relatively weak fiscal quarters, Apple sat three of its top executives down with Fast Company’s Rick Tetzeli to calm the waters. In the article, CEO Tim Cook, SVP of Internet Software Eddy Cue, and SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi discuss how Apple has changed in the Cook era, including how the problems with Apple Maps led to public betas of iOS. The wide-ranging discussion also touches on Siri and how subscription services are helping Apple’s revenues. While Apple’s top brass avoided specifics, Eddy Cue did share the company’s overriding ambition: “We want to be there from when you wake up till when you decide to go to sleep.”

 

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04:36
Canalys: smartphone shipments returned to growth in...

The worldwide smart phone market grew modestly in the second quarter (Q2 2016) after a disappointing first quarter, according to the Canalys (www.canalys.com) research group.

Global shipments reached over 330 million units, with Samsung leading the market with shipments around 80 million units. A disappointing quarter a year ago led to favorable annual comparisons, while shipments were flat compared with Q1.

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04:21
Kool Tools: Matrox Monarch LCS

Matrox Video’s Matrox Monarch LCS (http://tinyurl.com/jlnd8zd) is a compact, easy-to-use, two-input lecture capture appliance. 



Priced at $2,495, it accepts video from any SDI or HDMI camera and presentation content from computers over HDMI. The inputs can be encoded independently and in sync for use with the latest multi-stream video players.

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Sunday August 7

12:08
Samsung Seeks to Mimic the Apple Store Experience...

In the Apple vs. Samsung trial Apple pointed to Samsung 'slavishly copying' the iPhone. This week we posted a report titled "Samsung Caught Using Apple Watch Design Figures in a Recent Patent Filing." Not that it's against the law, unless they actually sell an identical product, that is, but simply including Apple drawings of the Apple Watch in an IP filing shows their engineering madness of wanting to copy and/or beat Apple at everything they make. This week we learned about Samsung's next generation retail store in Manhatten that is out to copy the Apple Store experience.

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11:05
Quicken 2016 for Mac 3.5.1

Introduces changes to the database structure and revamps the Reconcile feature. ($74.99 new, free update)

 

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09:40
Chinese Smartphone Players make Apple Look like a...

In a new Financial Times (FT) report about Apple in China titled "Apple Wilts in Hot China Smartphone market," they spoke with Xiang Ligang, an expert on China’s telecommunications sector. Ligang thinks that Apple now faces a challenge in "keeping itself interesting" in China, namely namely because Apple is "looking like a trend follower these days," ...

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06:37
Apple Updates 'Made for Apple Watch'...

With Apple Watch 2 coming this fall that may be thinner, introduce a FaceTime camera and provide cellular connectivity independent from the iPhone, Apple is expecting more developers to be introducing new accessories.

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Saturday August 6

17:03
SEE Finance 1.0.10

Fixes bugs in the personal finance app. ($49.99 new, free update, 31.9 MB)

 

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11:04
Capto 1.0.3

Adds new features to the screen capture utility formerly known as Voila. ($29.99 new, free update, 24.9 MB)

 

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10:42
25 Years Ago Today the First Website went Live using...

Although it seems like a lifetime ago, it's on this day 25 years ago that the world's first website went live to the public. The site, created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, was a basic text page with hyperlinked words that connected to other pages. The first web page was launched from his NeXT computer ...

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10:00
Apple to Enlist the Aid of a Few Good Hackers


Apple on Thursday introduced its first bug bounty program, set to launch in September.
Ivan Krstic, head of Apple security engineering and architecture, announced the program during his presentation at Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. The focus reportedly is on an exceptionally high level of service, and on quality over quantity. Participation in the program initially will be by invitation only, and it will be limited to a select group of researchers. However, Apple plans to work with other researchers on a case-by-case basis.

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09:25
Apple Granted Three 'Apple Music' Design...

Yesterday the Hong Kong Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple three Apple Music design patents that they published this morning. The designs cover ...

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07:00
The Week in iPad Cases: Design your own DODOcase...

New iPad cases of the week

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases brings us a new look to an old favorite: The classic DODOcase has more customizable options than ever before. Read on!

DODOcase

The customizable DODOcase (9.7-inch iPad Pro and iPad mini 4; starts at $64.95 MSRP) lets you create your own classic DODOcase look, with different colors, patterns, and leather options to choose from. Plus, you can add an optional monogram or cover text in gold or black.

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03:00
The week in Apple news: Neverending iPhone 7 rumors...

Apple headlines for the week ending Aug. 5, 2016

Lots of Apple news this week, which started with the release of new iOS 10 and macOS Sierra beta for developers and for the public. For the rest of the news, check out the headlines in this slideshow. Click on the link to get more information.

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Friday August 5

17:10
Apple Acquires Machine Learning and AI Startup Turi

An anonymous reader quotes a report from GeekWire: Machine learning and artificial intelligence startup Turi has been acquired by Apple in a deal characterized as a blockbuster exit for the Seattle-based company, formerly known as Dato and GraphLab, GeekWire has learned. The acquisition reflects a larger push by Apple into artificial intelligence and machine learning. It also promises to further increase the Cupertino, Calif.-based company's presence in the Seattle region, where Apple has been building an engineering outpost for the past two years. Multiple sources with knowledge of the deal confirmed that Turi has been acquired. Sources close to the deal pegged the purchase price at around $200 million, marking a huge outcome for the original investors and early shareholders. Apple's plans for Turi's technology are not clear, but the company has been making a broad push into artificial intelligence through an expansion of its Siri personal assistant and related technologies. Turi...

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17:04
OmniFocus 2.6.1

Introduces a new file format and also improves encryption. ($39.99 new, free update, 28.6 MB)

 

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14:31
New Pokémon Go maps show you where to catch 'em...

If you’ve been wondering how to find Pikachu, Scyther, Electabuzz, or any other rare Pokémon, you probably wanted to use the hot new thing: crowdsourced Pokémon Go maps taught players how to find Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

The problem? Those services are down right now, and almost certainly won't come back, now that Pokémon Go developer Niantic has said it will actively block "tracker" apps from accessing its data to find Pokémon in Pokémon Go. Originally, we said that the best Pokémon Go map is Pokévision, which provides a real-time look at the Pokémon spawning around you, and more importantly, when they’ll de-spawn or vanish.

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12:25
Kids Can Now Learn To Code With Pocky, the Delicious...

Dami Lee, writing for The Verge: Even if you didn't grow up in Asia, chances are you've had this ubiquitous Japanese snack before. Walk into most grocery stores in America and you'll find a box of Pocky, and in multiple flavors like strawberry and green tea if your supermarket is fancy. With over dozens of flavors and variations, there's a Pocky for all occasions! There's a Pocky for Men. Now, there's Pocky for kids, with an educational aspect. Pocky's maker, Glico, has made a game called Glicode (Like if Wilco made a coding game called Wilcode) that gets kids coding by having them arrange actual cookies and snacks, then snapping a photo to translate them into digital commands. Glico's other products like Almond Peak chocolates and Biscuit Cream Sands are also featured in the game, representing "if" and "sequence" commands, respectively. It's a lot like Apple's Swift Playgrounds, with simple programming tasks commanding a funny-looking blob to walk around on platform blocks. The...

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11:45
The Week in iOS Apps: Ready for Rio?

Ready for Rio?

This week’s roundup includes a trio of apps to help you maximize your enjoyment of the Olympics. Read on!

NBC Sports

Ready for Rio? Your best mobile viewing option will be the NBC Sports app (free), where you’ll be able to view some events live, have access to replays of other events, and see highlights of each day’s medal winners. You’ll need to subscribe to a TV provider, though, to access video of the games through the app.

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11:20
Office 365 news roundup

Security and productivity are top priorities for every person, business and organization that uses Office 365. Yet, finding the right balance between the two—one that provides maximum security without compromising productivity and vice versa—can be a challenge. At Microsoft, we are committed to helping you achieve and maintain that balance.

We recently announced that we are extending Azure Rights Management to the Word, Excel and PowerPoint mobile apps for Android, providing full Office Mobile support for information rights management (IRM). As a result, you can now open, read and review rights-protected emails and Office documents on any device—whether it runs Windows, Mac, iOS or Android. We are also working on new features and enhancements to make IRM even better for Office 365 subscribers in the future.

For enterprises...

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11:08
Alexa Takes On Smart Home Security Responsibilities


Millions of customers using Amazon's Alexa voice assistant technology now can add locks that can be controlled remotely to the growing ecosystem of smart home capabilities. August Home last week announced that Amazon's line of voice-assisted products, including the best-selling Echo, now support its smart products, allowing users to lock and unlock their front doors and other points of access using simple voice commands. August product line includes the August Smart Lock, the August Smart Keypad and the August Smart Doorbell Cam.

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11:03
DEVONthink 2.9.1

Adds improvements and bug fixes related to the new synchronization engine introduced in the previous version. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new)

 

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10:25
Microsoft Swaps Toy Gun Emoji For Revolver -- Days...

The pistol emoji has become a heated topic of debate among people. Apple's decision to replace the gun with a toy pistol is getting a mixed response. Amid all this, Microsoft has announced it is replacing the toy gun emoji with a symbol for a real revolver. ArsTechnica reports: This emoji change is part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which is rolling out now. The move has surprised some, as Microsoft and Apple had been seen as allies in an effort to dial down violence in emoji generally. In June it emerged that the two had successfully lobbied to have a sports rifle removed from the latest collection of emoji, as it was felt that two firearm symbols would be too many.Microsoft says it is only trying "to align with the global Unicode standard." The issue is that despite Apple's thought on the matter, when an iPhone (or iPad or a Mac) user sends a water pistol emoji, people with devices running non-Apple OS are only going to see a regular pistol. The article adds: Analysts had...

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09:46
Apple Reports on its 2016 Diversity Efforts

Claiming that “the most innovative company must also be the most diverse,” Apple has released its annual report on the gender and ethnic diversity of its employees.

 

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09:00
Automate OneNote staff notebook creation and more...

We are excited to announce the launch of the new OneNote Staff Notebook API for Office 365! Since the launch of OneNote Staff Notebooks last year, the only way to create staff notebooks was through the OneNote Staff Notebook app. Thanks to all the feedback we’ve received from school leaders, teachers and IT admins, we made it possible to now create OneNote staff notebooks programmatically as well. What this means is that IT admins, Microsoft Education partners and others can automate the creation and updates of OneNote staff notebooks across a school or district. This allows for large time savings and efficiency for teachers, as well as school IT staff. Read the MSDN article on the OneNote Staff Notebook API for in-depth instructions.

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07:31
External Link: Apple Opens Bug Bounty Program

Tech companies have long paid bounties to security researchers who find flaws in their software. Until now, however, Apple hasn’t availed itself of this method of encouraging vulnerability discoveries. Apple has announced a bug bounty program that will pay between $25,000 and $200,000 to researchers who discover certain classes of security vulnerabilities in iOS or iCloud. The program is open only to invited researchers for now, but Apple says that if someone outside the program discovers an exploit in a covered class, they may be added to the program. Over on the Securosis blog, TidBITS Security Editor Rich Mogull provides more details and calls it “a good start.”

 

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06:50
AKVIS releases Happy Birthday frame pack

AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has released its $17 Happy Birthday frame pack for Mac OS X 10.6 and higher. It includes 100 hand-painted designs. The frames can be used with the free AKVIS Frames software which has been updated to the version 2.0 and now supports ultra HD resolution.

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06:00
Apple Announces Bug Bounty At Black Hat With Maximum...

msm1267 quotes a report from Threatpost: Apple closed out Black Hat today with a long-awaited announcement that next month it will launch a bug bounty. The Apple Security Bounty will be an invitation-only program, open to two dozen researchers at the outset, said Ivan Krstic, head of security engineering and architecture. The maximum payout is $200,000 and five classes of bugs in iOS and iCloud are in scope. Apple said the maximum reward will be $200,000 for vulnerabilities and proof-of-concept code in secure boot firmware components. It will also pay $100,000 for the extraction of confidential material protected by its Secure Enclave Processor, $50,000 for code execution flaws with kernel privileges or unauthorized access to iCloud account data on Apple servers, and $25,000 access from a sandboxed process to user data outside that sandbox.

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05:00
Linux Botnets on a Rampage


Linux-operated botnet Distributed Denial of Service attacks surged in this year's second quarter, due to growing interest in targeting Chinese servers, according to a Kaspersky Lab report released this week. South Korea kept its top ranking for having the most command-and-control servers. Brazil, Italy and Israel ranked among the leaders behind South Korea for hosting C&C servers, according to Kaspersky Lab. DDoS attacks affected resources in 70 countries, with targets in China absorbing 77 percent of all attacks.

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04:39
DB-Text for OS X upgraded to version 1.6.1

Tension Software has announced DB-Text 1.6.1 (http://tinyurl.com/jsradvt) for Mac OS X. DB-Text is a general use tool to open and edit CSV (Comma separated value) and TSV (Tab separated value) documents on OS X.

It can open import, edit and manage text data organized by rows and columns. Data can be manipulated and exported as text (as CSV, TSV, html or custom format selecting separators and other tags) or saved inside a native DB-Text document. Version 1.6.1 is a maintenance release with bug fixes and performance tweaks.

DB-Text requires OS X 10.10 or higher. It costs $9.99.

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04:33
Smart home growth to create opportunities for...

The Technavio research group (www.technavio.com) forecasts that the Bluetooth speaker market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 33% through 2020.

One of the major factors driving the sale of Bluetooth speakers globally is its ability to stream audio content wirelessly and easily. Modern devices like laptops, smartphones, and tablets are equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity enabling impressive streaming of content, which is another driving factor supporting the growth of the Bluetooth speaker market.

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04:27
Kool Tools: Analog Studio Rack

Nomad Factory’s Analog Studio Rack (Analog Studio Rack) is a handy analog channels trip plug-in that can be quickly loaded on any track from voices to bass, drums, keys, percussion or any other instrument, and set-up the pre-amp and modules with the ideal position and signal path for each instrument(s) needs.
 
It’s a "modular rack" that provides hot-swappable 500 series style EQ’s, Compressors, Gate, Exciter and a Tube Driven Pre-Amp. The Analog Studio Rack brings together a suite of seven modules tuned to sound musical.

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Thursday August 4

19:17
Apple and the Pistol Emoji

Jeremy Burge, founder of Emojipedia:

Apple: Don’t change the pistol emoji. At least not today.

Hide it.

Unicode does not deprecate emojis, but there is no requirement to
show all approved emojis on the keyboard.

The pistol emoji could be removed from the iOS emoji keyboard
without causing any cross platform compatibility issues.

His argument against changing it to a toy water pistol is that it would convey extremely different meanings on different platforms.

Ben Mayo makes the same argument as Burge:

Rather than recycle the same character code point, here’s what I
think Apple should have done. Remove the pistol emoji from Apple’s
keyboard completely. Lobby the Unicode consortium to add a new
emoji that depicts a ‘water pistol toy’ and include that in the...

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17:00
Apple issues $7B U.S. bond to fund stock buybacks,...

In a filing made to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on July 28 made public on Thursday, Apple detailed its latest $7 billion bond sale in the U.S. marketplace.

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16:56
Apple Launches Bug Bounty Program, Offers Up to $200...

At today's Black Hat Conference, an annual event designed for the global InfoSec community, Apple's head of security engineering Ivan Krstic announced the launch of a bug bounty program that will see Apple paying money to individuals who discover major bugs and security flaws in the company's software.

Many major technology companies like Google and Microsoft offer bug bounty programs to encourage people to discover and report major vulnerabilities, but until now, Apple has declined to provide a similar program.

At #BlackHat2016, Apple just announced a new Security Bounty program and has promised to prioritize pushing updates. pic.twitter.com/1jXW1tNMrb

— Jay Freeman (saurik) (@saurik)...

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16:39
On Apple’s Bug Bounty Program

Security researcher Rich Mogull:

It should surprise no one that Apple is writing their own playbook for bug bounties. Both bigger, with the largest potential payout I’m aware of, and smaller, focusing on a specific set of vulnerabilities with, for now, a limited number of researchers. Many, including myself, are definitely free to be surprised that Apple is launching a program at all. I never considered it a certainty, nor even necessarily something Apple had to do.

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16:30
Starting this fall, Apple will pay up to $200,000...

Enlarge / Apple will soon begin offering bounties for bugs found in some of its hardware and software. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

As part of a security presentation given at this year's Black Hat conference, Apple today announced that it would be starting up a bug bounty program in the fall. The program will reward security researchers who uncover vulnerabilities in Apple's products and bring them to the company's attention. Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and many other companies have offered bug bounty programs...

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16:18
Learn how to use the Apple TV Remote app

This is an article that Apple posted on its Web site today.

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16:08
Samsung caught stealing… again

This company is just unbelievable.

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16:06
Apple working on TV guide

The idea is to let users see what kind of programming is available in video apps made by the likes of HBO, Netflix and ESPN, without having to open up each app individually, and to play shows and movies with a single click.

This is a good idea, but I still want the television subscription.

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15:58
Apple wins regulatory approval to begin selling...

Following the discovery in June that Apple set up an energy subsidiary, ‘Apple Energy’ LLC, with plans to sell off its excess renewable energy, SiliconBeat reports that the company today received approval to begin doing so.

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15:15
AWT News Update: August 4, 2016

Photo via TCPalm/KELLY TYKO/SPECIAL TO TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS

Some great Apple-related news stories today, straight from Steve's mouth to your ears:

  • A video showing what appears to be the next iPhone being tested surfaces on the web today
  • Apple's Apple Store app (try saying that quickly three times) got an update today
  • We tell you how many contacts, calendar events, reminders, and bookmarks you can store in iCloud
  • The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern shows just how slow chip card transactions are, and why services like Apple Pay are the answer

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15:06
Recent Samsung Patent Filing Includes Images of...

In a recent patent filing detailing smart watch band swapping mechanisms, Samsung appears to have cut some corners and borrowed a few familiar looking images from Apple.

The South Korean company’s patent application for a “Wearable Device” features several design drawings of the Apple Watch that appear to be based on Apple Watch marketing materials and images, as was discovered by Patently Apple and ...

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14:36
Apple Reportedly Working on a Next-Gen TV-Guide-like...

Apple has started talking to TV programmers and other video companies about creating a digital TV guide that would work on both Apple TV boxes and other Apple devices, like iPhones, according to a new report.

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14:09
New alleged 'iPhone 7' display photo...

Another "iPhone 7" parts leak photo has cropped up, but the image of the display assembly does not match recent leaks, with it reiterating rumors of display design feature alterations consistent with advanced light and proximity sensors.

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14:00
Apple working on Apple TV guide for streaming content

As part of efforts to build out its Apple TV product offering, Apple is reportedly developing a universal digital viewing guide for streaming services, like a traditional TV guide but for apps.

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13:56
Apple debuts overhauled Apple Store app with device...

Apple on Thursday released a predicted refresh of the Apple Store app for iPhones and iPads, enhanced with a new recommendation system as well as features for customers shopping in person.

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13:42
The iPad’s dark days are over

Interesting analysis but my concern would be that those folks who are “on schedule” to upgrade their old iPads will do no such thing. That, in fact, they’ve learned their other devices can easily replace their old iPads so there’s no need to upgrade.

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13:27
Apple thwarts jailbreakers with iOS 9.3.4 update

(credit: Andrew Cunningham)

iOS 9.3.3 went through several beta tests before it was released a couple of weeks ago, but Apple apparently didn't catch everything. Today the company released iOS 9.3.4, an update for all devices that run iOS 9: the iPhone 4S and newer; iPad 2 and newer; all iPad Minis and iPad Pros; and the fifth- and sixth-generation iPod Touches.

The update only appears to fix a single issue, discussed in the security notes for the update. Apple has patched a memory corruption problem that could lead to arbitrary code execution. The company credits Team Pangu, a prominent developer in the jailbreaking community, with finding the bug. Apple doesn't explicitly mention...

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13:27
Apple looks to create a digital TV guide for the...

Apple thinks the future of TV viewing is in apps rather than traditional outlets or even a streaming service. Now the company is talking to TV programmers and other video companies about creating a digital TV guide that would work on both Apple TV boxes and other Apple devices, like iPhones and iPads, according to recode.

Quoting unnamed “industry sources,” the article says the idea is to let users see what kind of programming is available in video apps made by the likes of HBO, Netflix and ESPN, without having to open up each app individually — as well as to play shows and movies with a single click. Said sources claim Apple’s plans are an outgrowth of the TV service it wanted to launch last year. 

“The difference is that in 2015, Apple wanted to sell TV programming directly to consumers...

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13:20
Apple reportedly developing universal TV guide for...

While Apple’s effort to create a digital TV service seems to have stalled, the company is still chasing a better way to find and watch content on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad. Recode reports that Apple is currently talking to “TV programmers and other video companies” over a potential universal guide that could show what TV shows and movies are available from streaming video channels.

more…

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13:07
How my out-of-office reply became national news, and...

Most of us find those auto “out-of-office” replies mildly annoying. This one might make you cry.

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13:02
US antitrust officials decline to change agreements...

On Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust division said it won't be seeking any changes to agreements on songwriter royalties, maintaining the status quo for streaming services like Pandora and Apple Music.

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12:54
Apple Working on Digital Television Guide for Apple...

Apple is working with television content providers and video companies to create a universal digital TV guide for the Apple TV and iOS devices, reports Recode.

Apple's goal is to help users discover all of the different television channels that are available through dedicated apps from companies like HBO, Netflix, and ESPN without the need to open up each app. The digital TV guide would also include a feature allowing users to play TV shows and movies with one click.

Last year, after Apple shelved its plans for a streaming television service, it shifted its strategy to the tvOS App Store, positioning it as a way for content providers to share their own content on Apple's platform. Apple...

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12:45
The Week in iPhone Cases: Hex's Academy Icon...

New iPhone cases of the week

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes Hex’s Academy Icon Wallet, a stylish folio-style wallet case that hopefully makes the iPhone folio a more practical case to use. Read on!

Ballistic

The Hard Core (iPhone SE; $60 MSRP, $12.02 for select colors on Amazon) protects your iPhone from all sides with reinforced ballistic corners and a raised bezel.

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12:39
This camera’s crazy zoom takes you from earth to the...

I’ve seen this camera in action. Picture quality isn’t great but that zoom ins mind bending.

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12:31
Stolen iPhones and Identity Theft

Federico Viticci:

Joonas Kiminki got his iPhone stolen in Italy last month. After a couple of weeks, he received an email saying that the device had been found. The email turned out to be a well-designed, meticulous phishing attempt.

Sadly the same thing happened to Viticci’s mother. Quite a scam.

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12:19
Podcast 519: Three cheers for App Camp for Girls

When we were kids, camping was canoeing, mosquito bites, bad food, and Capture the Flag. Today's kids have some more options, including the amazing App Camp for Girls. Today, Glenn and Susie welcome Jean MacDonald and Grey Osten on the podcast to tell us all about App Camp for Girls: How it started, what a week is like, and what both the girls and the organizers have learned along the way.

Elsewhere, we've got new betas, new emoji, and a new Remote app for our Apple TVs. Not too shabby!

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12:16
Apple updates Apple Store app with “For You”...

The newly redesigned Apple Store app is a more personal way to shop for the latest Apple products and accessories. Get recommendations based on the Apple products you already own. Find out which accessories are compatible with your devices. Easily upgrade to a new iPhone from your current one. Keep track of your orders wherever you go. And reserve a spot in an upcoming workshop or event.

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12:09
Revamped Apple Store iOS App With 'For You...

As expected, Apple has just released its revamped Apple Store iOS app, bringing along a new "Discover" tab that takes into account each user's previous purchases so it can curate content from the company's online storefront in order to recommend what to buy next. The update for the Apple Store app introduces a universal functionality for both iPhone and iPad devices as well, along with a redesigned interface.The newly redesigned Apple Store app is a more personal way to shop for the latest Apple products and accessories. Get recommendations based on the Apple products you already own. Find out which accessories are compatible with your devices. Easily upgrade to a new iPhone from your current one. Keep track of your orders wherever you go. And reserve a spot in an upcoming workshop or event.

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12:05
Apple Store iOS app updated with new recommendation...

Apple has released a new version of its Apple Store app for iPhone and iPad with a new app icon included. Features include recommendations based on which Apple devices you own, better in-store alerts, and when favorited products are available in stores you’re visiting.

more…

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11:56
iPhone 7 Display Features Dual Sensor Cutouts and...

With the launch of the iPhone 7 fast approaching, images of device components are leaking out at a rapid pace. This morning, we saw what appeared to be a functional iPhone 7 model running Apple's SwitchBoard prototyping software, and now an image depicting what's said to be the front panel of the iPhone 7 has surfaced on Weibo.

The panel looks distinctly different than the front panel of the iPhone 6s, with a longer and wider earpiece that's closer in proximity to the camera cutout and two sensor cutouts towards the top of the device. Also included is a home button cutout at the bottom of the panel.

Curiously, the alleged front panel does not look like the front panel that was seen in the photos and...

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11:35
Goal Zero launches battery & solar charging...

We covered Otterbox’s new modular uniVERSE iPhone case platform when launched back in May. The company teamed up with third-party accessory makers that each made a module or two to add additional functionality to the case— battery packs, tripods and stands, speakers and extra flash storage, to name a few. Today, Goal Zero is launching two new accessories for uniVERSE that let you add a battery pack and optional solar charging to uniVERSE.

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11:34
Facebook battles to banish News Feed clickbait

Another day, another change to Facebook’s News Feed.

The social network’s crusade against clickbait, the highly technical term for garbage articles with misleading headlines, continues apace with an algorithmic tweak that downgrades articles with headlines like, “The Dog Barked At The Deliveryman And His Reaction Was Priceless.”

That means you’ll see fewer stories like that in your News Feed.

But hasn’t Facebok promised to banish clickbait before? Yes. In a 2014 News Feed update, Facebook used two signals to tell if a link was clickbait: how much time you spent on the story outside of Facebook, and whether you like or share the story.

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11:30
Apple and IBM Launched a New Global Development Hub...

IBM partnered with Apple in July 2014 to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of 'made for business' apps, bringing IBM's big data and analytics capabilities to Apple devices in the enterprise. Today we're learning that Apple and IBM have launched a global development hub ...

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11:18
Samsung Hones Galaxy Note7 to a Fine Point


Samsung on Tuesday unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note7. It has an iris-scanning feature that combines with Samsung Knox for security, as well as a fingerprint scanner. The Galaxy Note7 has a water resistant body, a 5.7-inch QHD Super Amoled screen with a front-to-back symmetrical dual-edged curve, HDR video-streaming capabilities for immersive entertainment. It comes with an enhanced stylus. It has a rear dual-pixel 12-MP OIS camera and a front 5-MP camera, both with a focal length of F1.7.

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11:03
Gwyneth Paltrow joins Apple’s ‘Planet of the Apps’...

Actress-entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow will serve as a mentor to contestants in Apple’s “Planet of the Apps,” a reality-competition series designed to showcase the tech goliath’s iTunes App Store that is set to bow in 2017.

Tech investor Gary Vaynerchuk and will.iam are also involved in the show as advisers.

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11:00
Notable apps and app updates for August 4, 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

Nest

Do you own a Nest Learning Thermostat? How about an Apple Watch? If the answer to both questions is "Yes", then you know that you can already get notifications from your Nest products (the Learning Thermostat and Nest Protect) on your Watch through the Nest app. Today, Nest announced that the Nest app has been updated to allow control of the Thermostat from the Watch. Yep, you can cool the house a bit more with a tap on the wrist, or switch between home and away states. And you can do that wherever you happen to be in the world...provided you have a cell signal or Wi-Fi connection.

Elevate...

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10:56
∞ Apple’s new ad “The Human Family” features poet...

The new ad features narration by poet laureate Maya Angelou.

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10:56
Apple Music 'Planet of the Apps' series...

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, musician will.i.am, and entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk will all serve as advisors to the app developers selected for the Apple 'Planet of the Apps' video series.

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10:44
Apple Music for Android is exiting beta and adding...

Apple Music on Android may sound like a mismatched pairing of oil and water. But after a lengthy beta Apple has kept plugging away, and is now bringing the streaming service out of beta.

Apple Music version 1.0 isn’t a major update, outside of the removal of the beta tag. Though there are a few additions detailed within the changelog: “Equalizer settings and a variety of performance, playback, and stability improvements.” 

The equalizer is in the main iOS Settings, so Apple needed to bring it directly into the Android app in order to have a similar experience. During the beta period Apple has made several other improvements, such as a home screen widget and support for music videos.

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10:44
Apple developers will have to impress Gwyneth...

She may not be Kim Kardashian, but apparently Gwyneth Paltrow still has some advice on how to launch a successful iOS app.

According to Variety, Gwyneth Paltrow will join other high-profile mentors in Planet of the Apps, a forthcoming reality competition for app developers that will premiere exclusively on Apple Music in 2017. Apple is co-producing the reality show as part of the iPhone-maker’s big first push into original content for its one-year-old streaming service.

“Developing and launching a business based on your own original idea can be exhilarating, but intimidating,” Paltrow said in a statement. “This is a great opportunity to be part of a series that lets us use our experiences to help app developers break through and create viable businesses that will impact peoples’ lives.”

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10:32
Sling TV to add NFL Network & RedZone to live...

Creating another option for sports-addicted cord-cutters, the NFL has confirmed a deal that will bring the NFL Network and NFL RedZone to Dish's Sling TV.

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10:26
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Gives Apple the...

In June we reported that Apple had quietly created an energy subsidiary, 'Apple Energy' LLC, that was registered in Delaware but run from its Cupertino headquarters. Today a report states that Apple could now begin selling power ...

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10:23
Apple releases iOS 9.3.4 for iPhone and iPad, calls...

In what could be the last update to the iOS 9 software cycle, Apple on Thursday released iOS 9.3.4 to the public, calling it an "important security update" that all users should install.

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10:20
Apple releases iOS 9.3.4, a security update

Apple has released iOS 9.3.4. It’s available via an over-the-air download on all devices running iOS 9.x.

According to Apple's release notes, iOS 9.3.4 provides "an important security update" and is recommended for all iOS 9 users. It comes two weeks after the release of iOS 9.3.3.

Tonality CK - create beautiful black and white photos on your Mac

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10:18
Apple releases iOS 9.3.4

Apple has released iOS 9.3.4. It’s available via an over-the-air download on all devices running iOS 9.x.

According to Apple's release notes, iOS 9.3.4 provides "an important security update" and is recommended for all iOS 9 users. It comes two weeks after the release of iOS 9.3.3.

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10:04
Apple releases iOS 9.3.4 security update for iPhone...

It turns out iOS 9.3.3 won’t be the last update to iPhones and iPads before iOS 10 is released this fall. Apple today has released iOS 9.3.4 for iPhone and iPad.

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10:03
Apple Releases iOS 9.3.4 With Important Security Fix...

Apple today released an iOS 9.3.4 update for the iOS 9 operating system, just over two weeks after releasing iOS 9.3.3 and less than two months before we expect to see the public release of iOS 10, currently in beta testing.

iOS 9.3.4 is available immediately via an over-the-air download on all devices running iOS 9.

According to Apple's release notes, iOS 9.3.4 provides "an important security update" and is recommended for all iOS 9 users.

iOS 9.3.4 is likely to be the last update to iOS 9, with iOS 10 coming in September alongside new iOS devices.

iOS 10 brings a slew of new features, including a revamped Lock screen experience, an overhauled Messages app with new functionality and its own App Store, a new...

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09:52
Calvin Klein, Bentley Motors & 100 Designers...

A group of design industry professionals told the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday that Apple deserved the hundreds of millions of dollars in damages Samsung Electronics paid for infringing patented designs of the iPhone, because ....

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09:37
‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ iOS game adds Suicide...

Injustice: Gods Among Us, the popular iOS fighting game, today gets an update that adds characters and content from the new movie Suicide Squad making its debut in theaters this week. 

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPhone 6/s mophie wireless...

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09:30
Episode 102 “The return of Jeremy Thake”—Office 365...

In episode 102 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates talk with Jeremy Thake about his new role at Microsoft, Azure App Service and Azure Functions.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP102_JeremyThake.mp3

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09:29
Apple Energy gets federal approval to sell power...

On Thursday, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted Apple Energy LLC -- a recently-created Apple subsidiary -- the right to sell energy generated from its solar facilities into wholesale markets.

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09:28
Launch of Revamped Apple Store iOS App Appears...

It appears that Apple's revamped Apple Store app for iOS is set to go live at any moment, as signs of the new app have begun appearing on Apple's sites and in the App Store.

As noted on Twitter, a new featured banner promoting the app with a color-reversed icon has gone live on the Turkish App Store, while we also spotted it in the United Arab Emirates App Store. The banner text promotes "the new Apple Store app" with "shopping designed around you."

Earlier today, Apple also added a new "Easily track your order" section to its Shipping and Pickup page, showing off a partial order tracking screen.

The new app should be going live shortly, but Apple has not made any official...

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09:25
Gwyneth Paltrow will be a mentor on Apple’s ‘Planet...

When you think of app developers, you naturally think of Gwyneth Paltrow. Or not. Either way the Academy Award winning actress will serve as a mentor to contestants in Apple’s “Planet of the Apps,” a reality-competition series designed to showcase the iTunes App Store that is set to bow in 2017, reports Variety.

In addition, tech investor Gary Vaynerchuk and musician-entrepreneur will.iam (who was previously attached to the project) will serve as advisers., the article adds.

“Developing and launching a business based on your own original idea can be exhilarating, but intimidating,” Paltrow said in a statement. “This is a great opportunity to be part of a series that lets us use our experiences to help app developers break through and create viable businesses that will impact peoples’ lives.”

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09:18
Apple gains approval to sell energy through its...

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the wholesale selling of energy, capacity and other services needed to maintain reliable power by Apple Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Apple, Inc. 

The company can sell power from the site’s solar panels and hydrogen fuel cells, as well as from solar farms, hydroelectric plants and biogas facilities in Oregon, North Carolina, California, Nevada and Arizona, according to a June 6 application submitted by Apple to the agency. 

Last year, Apple began planning an $850 million, 130-megawatt, 1,300-acre solar farm in Monterey, California with the purpose of generating power to support Apple's existing and...

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09:12
Apple debuts new 'Shot on iPhone' ad...

Apple has debuted a single new 'Shot on iPhone' ad, with the latest addition focusing on equality, featuring a voiceover from poet and author Maya Angelou.

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09:09
Apple Releases iOS 9.3.4 with a Single Security Fix

Apple has issued the iOS 9.3.4 update to address a lone security vulnerability.

 

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09:07
1Password Introduces Individual Subscriptions

Agilebits has announced an optional new service: individual subscriptions to its 1Password password manager. The new service joins the company’s 1Password Families and 1Password Teams services, but does not replace standalone purchases of the 1Password apps for the Mac and iOS.

 

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09:00
A quicker way to access and create Office documents...

We want to bring Office to you wherever you are. The same award-winning Office Online extension available on Chrome is now available for Microsoft Edge. The extension puts an Office icon on the Microsoft Edge toolbar to give you direct access to your Office files, whether they are stored online or on your computer, thanks to integration with OneDrive and OneDrive for Business.

The extension allows users to easily create and open Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Sway documents using Office Online—right from the Microsoft Edge browser. It just got even easier to create, share and collaborate with Office Online using your favorite browser. The extension also keeps track and surfaces any recent documents that you have opened with Office Online to help you find the documents you need faster. Visit the Windows Store to download and start using the new Office...

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09:00
Boost your productivity with Windows 10 and Office...

Boost your productivity with Office 365 and Windows 10.

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

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

Online immersion sessions help you discover how to:

  • Keep information secure while being productive—Make it easier to work securely and maintain compliance without inhibiting your workflow.
  • Capture, review and share notes from anywhere—Boost your team’s productivity by sharing documents...
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09:00
Improve compliance with Office 365 E5 plan

Organizations own the data they keep in the cloud and they need to know how it is being handled at all times.

Microsoft is the industry leader in cloud compliance for enterprise customers. With the Office 365 E5 plan, advanced compliance is integrated into the service, so organizations can meet their unique requirements using a single cloud service.

Microsoft recognizes that organizations want control over access to content stored in cloud services. To maximize data security and privacy for Office 365 customers, Microsoft has engineered the service to require nearly zero interaction with customer content by Microsoft employees. Access is obtained through a rigorous access control technology called Customer Lockbox for Office 365, which helps you meet compliance obligations for explicit data access authorization. In the rare instance when a Microsoft service engineer needs access to your data, access control is extended to you so that you grant final approval for...

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09:00
Back-to-school updates for the OneNote Class...

As many teachers and schools prepare for the 2016/2017 school year, it is a great time reflect on the excitement that many teachers and schools have shared with us over the past year as they began using OneNote Class Notebooks the first time.

We heard from teachers all around the world about the enthusiasm that has been bubbling around this new way of working. We heard from a teacher in Florida who told us how class notebooks have changed her life, a teacher from Wales who describes his school’s journey finding OneNote Class Notebooks and a Lithuanian teacher who uses ...

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08:50
Google's iOS GIF keyboard now supports more...

GBoard, Google's kooky iOS keyboard that lets you push GIFs and emoji to your friends is getting a multilingual update. Starting today, the service will now work in French, German, Italian and Spanish as well as Portuguese and its Brazilian dialect....

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08:49
Designers come out for Apple in patent fight with...

Reuters:

Apple Inc deserved the hundreds of millions of dollars in damages Samsung Electronics Co Ltd paid for infringing patented designs of the iPhone because the product’s distinctive look drives people to purchase it, a group of design industry professionals told the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday.

Setting up a clash with a number of Silicon Valley companies that have come out on the side of Samsung, more than 100 designers and educators signed on to a new court brief supporting Apple.

They include famous fashion names Calvin Klein, Paul Smith and Alexander Wang, the industrial design director at Parsons School of Design, the design director for Bentley Motors, and Tony Chambers, the editor-in-chief of Wallpaper magazine.

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08:49
Google’s Gboard keyboard for iPhone adds more...

Following a launch of its new Gboard keyboard for iPhone back in May, Google today announced it’s making the app available to users and languages internationally while adding some other new features. The app allows users to send GIFs, emojis, Google searches and more and works like all third-party keyboards on iOS via an App Store download.

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08:48
Gwyneth Paltrow to Serve as Mentor in Apple's...

Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow has been named a mentor for Apple's upcoming "Planet of the Apps" (casting website) competition show, alongside hip-hop artist will.i.am and tech investor Gary Vaynerchuk, according to Variety.“Developing and launching a business based on your own original idea can be exhilarating, but intimidating,” Paltrow said in a statement. “This is a great opportunity to be part of a series that lets us use our experiences to help app developers break through and create viable businesses that will impact peoples’ lives.”The reality TV series, co-produced by Apple and Propagate Content's Ben Silverman and Howard Owens, will be an unscripted program about apps and the people who make them. Apple is...

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08:36
Apple’s Olympics ad features poet Dr. Maya Angelou...

Apple has released a new ad from the ‘Shot on iPhone’ collection featuring photos captured by customers, and this ad includes a familiar voice reading a famous poem over the slideshow. Dr. Maya Angelou is heard reading her ‘Human Family’ poem over shots of people all over the world.

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08:30
Tesla Model X: The official SUV of the future

My eyeballs feel weird. It's the fault of Tesla's Ludicrous mode. With the feature enabled the Model X P90D is the world's fastest SUV -- launching from zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds. Sure that jolt of acceleration will fling you back into your seat, but...

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08:29
Possible Apple 'iPhone 7' video shows...

A new video attributed to the same Chinese repair shop as photos published earlier on Thursday depicts a device alleged to be an "iPhone 7" actually functioning, and running Apple's camera test application.

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08:29
Samsung Caught Using Apple Watch Design Figures in a...

Samsung Gear came to market in 2013 and it offered a camera and speaker built right into it's one and only band and clasp design. After Apple introduced the Apple Watch with multiple band options and its quick and easy install mechanism for changing the bands, Samsung set out to copy that idea as quickly as they possibly could. In a patent application that surfaced today ...

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08:24
Leaked pictures show alleged, fully-assembled next-...

This might just be the real McCoy.

A series of leaked pictures show what might be a fully assembled “iPhone 7,” with the shots showing a functional device that may have Apple’s hardware pre-release “Switchboard” toolset installed.

The pictures came from a China-based team that specializes in mobile device repair. Some applications are shown on the display such as the radio transmitting and receiving tester “WiPASmini,” as well as “MesaCal” which is used for testing Touch ID.

These applications are associated with Apple’s “Switchboard” pre-release testing suite, which has accidentally appeared on consumer devices from time to time.

An iOS build of 14A92340t is displayed on the screen. The current build number in the iOS 10 beta 4 is 14A5322e,...

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08:18
Gwyneth Paltrow and Gary Vaynerchuk sign on to Apple...

Apple’s ‘Planet of the Apps’ reality TV show is set to receive some real star power, Variety reports. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is expected to “serve as a mentor to contestants” on the upcoming reality series. Additionally, Gary Vaynerchuk (Gary V) has signed on to be an adviser to the show. Musician will.i.am will also serve as an adviser which suggests his role will be more limited than previously expected.

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08:12
Kagi Shuts Down After Falling Prey to Fraud

The venerable digital commerce company Kagi, which has been providing payment processing services to Mac developers since 1994, has ceased operations after an unsuccessful attempt to work off debt incurred by supplier fraud.

 

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08:07
First Video of Working iPhone 7 Shows Camera in...

After sharing photos of the first powered on and fully functional iPhone 7 earlier, Chinese firm GeekBar has created a brief accompanying video that shows the smartphone's camera in action for the first time.

The individual who recorded the video can be seen panning over his MacBook and other desk objects with the iPhone 7 view finder open. The smartphone appears to be running Apple's internal testing software SwitchBoard, rather than a public version of iOS.

The short 25-second clip is too blurry to provide an accurate look at the expected camera improvements on the iPhone 7, but it does confirm that the overall design of the device seen in leaked photos is very likely the real deal.

In particular, that design is expected to include no...

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08:00
Engadget giveaway: Win an Axon 7 smartphone courtesy...

It's getting easier to find high-quality phones at affordable prices these days and this week's giveaway offers one of the latest in that category. ZTE's Axon 7 smartphone just launched this month and offers a series of premium features just $400. In...

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07:56
Free-to-play Mobius Final Fantasy arrives on Apple...

Square Enix on Thursday released Mobius Final Fantasy, a new iteration in its popular role-playing series, this time said to be custom-tailored for phones and tablets.

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07:46
New alleged 'iPhone 7' pictures surface,...

New pictures have appeared of a fully assembled "iPhone 7," with the shots showing a functional device that may have Apple's hardware pre-release "Switchboard" toolset installed.

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07:45
Opinion: It’s time to consign passwords to history,...

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: passwords are a horribly outdated and clunky approach to security, and it’s time to consign them to history. That view has been underlined by the Federal Trade Commission’s chief technologist Lorrie Cranor, who this week told a security conference that official government advice to change passwords regularly can actually make things worse.

Her argument is based on something I’ve not only seen myself, but done myself – when I worked for a large company which required monthly password changes. When you force people to change their passwords regularly, they will use a predictable pattern – often nothing more than incrementing a number (something001,...

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07:40
Apple Should Stop Selling Four-Year-Old Computers

It's been a while since Apple upgraded its MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro models. Four years, one month, and twenty-four days, to be exact, in case of the MacBook Pro. Apple is inexplicably still selling the exact same models for its Mac line that it introduced in 2012. Pretty much every Windows OEM has had an Intel Skylake-powered processor in its laptops for more than a year now, but Apple's computing lineup is still shipping with the three-to-four years old processor, and graphics card. Things have gotten so bad, that MacRumors' Buying Guide, which is considered to be an "online institution" among Apple nerds, has flagged all of Apple laptops as "Don't Buy" In a column, The Verge's Sam Byford says that Apple should stop selling the old laptops. He writes: Apple iterates quickly and consistently in mobile because the rate of technological progress is so much more dramatic in that arena. The company does amazing work to keep its iPhones and iPads ahead of competitors,...

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07:39
∞ Apple’s Mac Pro conundrum

Want a Mac Pro? Michael Simon, writing for Macworld, lays out the basic problem:

In the first six months of 2016 we’ve seen new models of both the iPhone and iPad Pro, but the lone Mac to get any love is the newest member of the family. In April, the year-old MacBook received the kind of update MacBook Pro users have been waiting some 14 months for, with improved specs across the board: Speedier Skylake processors and graphics, an extra hour of battery life, faster SSD drives, and a new Rose Gold color option.

It’s worse on the desktop. While the iMac was refreshed in October 2015 to bring more pixels and processing power, the lowly Mac mini hasn’t had an upgrade since October 2014. And the Mac Pro has never been updated. The models on sale today have the exact same specs as the very first ones that rolled off the Texas assembly line back in December 2013. And if you’re looking for a display to go with it, good luck finding one made by Apple.

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07:31
The Roomba 960 is iRobot's cheaper app-driven...

The $900 WiFi-connected Roomba 980 is pretty exorbitant for many folks, nice as it is, so Robot has launched the $700 Roomba 960. The new model has a less powerful motor and battery, but retains the WiFi connectivity, floor mapping and app control of...

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07:27
Photos Show First Functional, Powered On iPhone 7

While several photos depicting what is believed to be the iPhone 7 have surfaced in recent months, most if not all of the components have been early prototypes, design molds, or well-designed Chinese counterfeits. A new series of photos have leaked, however, that quite possibly could be the real deal.

The first photos of what is claimed to be a real, fully assembled iPhone 7, shared by GeekBar on Chinese microblogging service Weibo, show the smartphone in a powered on state running Apple's internal testing software called SwitchBoard. The photos were first spotted and vetted by French website NWE.

The device itself lines up with previous photos,...

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07:23
Rumor: Next-gen iPhone to receive 3GB of RAM

The next-gen iPhone could carry 3GB of RAM.

That’s the current rumor, as cited by noted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Increasing built-in memory capacity at next-generation smartphones, including new iPhone devices, will further ramp up demand for memory products in the third quarter, said sources, noting that the mobile DRAM capacity of the next-generation iPhone is expected to increase to 3GB from 2GB previously.

The report falls short of specifying whether the 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch, or both next-gen iPhone models will carry 3GB of RAM. Still, this would mark an increase over the 2GB of RAM found in the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and iPhone SE models.

The rumor comes from a mixed track record over at DigiTimes, albeit Kuo’s backing adds some credence to it.

Finally,...

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07:16
Tinder swipes too much personal information, says E....

Marc Tarabella wants to swipe left on Tinder’s privacy policy.

The company’s terms of use breach European Union privacy laws, according to Tarabella, a member of the European Parliament.

Tarabella particularly dislikes the way the company gives itself the right to swipe the personal information and photos of its users, and to continue using it even if they deactivate their accounts.

It’s not just Tinder: Tarabella is also unhappy about how much personal information Runkeeper keeps about runners’ movements, even when the app is inactive. He has the same concerns about Happn, a sort of missed-connections dating service.

The lawmaker wants the European Commission to root out abusive clauses in the terms of use of a number of mobile apps, and to penalize their developers.

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07:10
Tight AMOLED supply causing problems for...

Supply chain reports suggest that Oppo, one of the forces combating Apple in the Chinese market, will not hit shipment targets as a result of insufficient OLED supply from leading display maker Samsung.

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07:00
Apple's latest iOS 10 beta enables faster text...

iPhone 6s owners with the latest iOS 10 beta installed can press down harder on the backspace button to delete text faster, users are reporting.

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06:59
111 designers including Dieter Rams and Calvin Klein...

The United States Supreme Court is set to take on Samsung’s appeal over Apple’s design patent case in two months, and today Apple has submitted an amicus brief with support from 111 famed designers ahead of the trial. Prominent names featured in the amicus brief supporting Apple include Dieter Rams, Calvin Klein, and Lord Norman Foster who is the designer behind Apple’s Campus 2 project. The Supreme Court is scheduled to take on Samsung’s appeal of the ruling in favor of Apple on October 11th.

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06:57
1Password's new individual subscription plan...

1Password creator Agile Bits is completing its subscription service with a new personal option. Anyone looking for a solid password manager can sign-up for the new 1-person plan for $3 per month. Like its other plans, the subscription service grants you access to 1Password on all your devices (Android, iOS, Mac, Windows) and the company’s cloud service to sync your password vault across devices.

Until September 21, Agile Bits is also offering the first six months free for new customers. In other words, a 1Password subscription will cost you $18 for the first year, and about $36 for every year after that.

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06:51
In pictures: Take a peek inside 'Area 404,...

Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters

Image by Martyn Williams

Facebook used to design its servers and other hardware at labs scattered across the company, but they've now been consolidated in a state of the art facility at its Menlo Park, California, headquarters. The new lab is called Area 404, a play on the 404 error message seen on the web and, presumably, the U.S. military's Area 51 research base. It covers 22,000 square feet and has 50 workbenches where engineers design, build and test their protptype hardware.

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06:51
Strava's safety 'Beacon' shows...

Strava has added a safety feature to its running and cycling app that we're surprised isn't more common. "Beacon" lets up to three friends see exactly where you're biking or running, even if they don't have the app have the app installed. On top of s...

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06:46
New iPhone 7 photos claim to be the real thing;...

We’ve seen so many convincing-looking Chinese mockups of the iPhone 7 that anything with the appearance of the finished product has to be assumed to be fake unless proved otherwise. That isn’t stopping one Chinese team claiming that what it has photographed is the real thing (larger versions below), reports French site NWE

To add to the fun, Forbes’ Gordon Kelly is claiming that the blue model Beosound was using to promote its headphones is also real …

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06:44
The limits of what iCloud can hold

In this official Apple support document, Apple lists the limits on calendars and reminders, contacts, and bookmarks.

For example, here are just a few of the limits on contacts:

  • Total number of contact cards: 50,000
  • Maximum size of a contact card: 256 KB
  • Maximum size of a contact photo: 224 KB
  • Maximum size of a contact group: 256 KB

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06:41
Design pros lend their support to Apple in its never...

Dozens of the world's top design professionals have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, pledging their support for Apple in its ongoing patent infringement lawsuit against rival Samsung, reports AppleInsider.

More than 100 designers signed on to the 63-page filing. It asserts that visual design frequently becomes the product itself, in the minds of consumers, notes AppleInsider.

Earlier this year, Samsung agreed to pay Apple $548 million for the five-years-and-counting-legal brouhaha over patent infringement — with some stipulations. However, the company then went to the U.S. Supreme Court “in a last-ditch effort to pare back” the damages it must pay Apple for infringing the patents and designs of the iPhone.

In its petition to the high court, Samsung said it should...

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06:40
Apple and water

Jonny Evans, writing for Computerworld:

Every online photo, all those Apple Maps requests, Siri interrogations, FaceTime chats, Apps downloads and iMessage exchanges all use drops of water.

In most cases the data servers enabling all these Apple services are kept cool by pumping water through the systems.

Apple used 160 million gallons of water across its data centers last year. (It used a total 573 million gallons (2.1 billion litres) of water across its entire US business).

From Apple’s Environmental Responsibility Report:

We’re constantly working to minimize our water use, so we monitor it within our cooling, landscaping, and sanitation processes and at our manufacturing sites. Then we develop targeted ways to reduce it. That includes creating...

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06:36
Dieter Rams and Over 100 Top Designers File Amicus...

Calvin Klein, Dieter Rams, Norman Foster, and over 100 of the world's leading design professionals have filed a lengthy amicus brief [PDF] in support of Apple in an over five year old patent lawsuit against rival Samsung.

Apple was awarded nearly $1 billion in damages in 2012 after Samsung was found to have copied the "look and feel" of the iPhone, but a significant part of the decision was reversed in 2015, leaving Samsung owing $548 million -- a sum that Samsung has paid but continues to appeal. The patent lawsuit began back in 2011 and has since...

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06:34
Teaching Siri how to pronounce unusual names

J. D. Biersdorfer, writing for the New York Times, talks through the complexities of teaching Siri how to properly pronounce an unusual name.

A key step in teaching Siri:

If your Contacts list contains names with unusual spellings and pronunciations that Siri cannot accurately match up when you ask for them, you can try adding a phonetic version of the name to the person’s contact card. To do that, call up the contact, tap Edit in the upper-right corner and scroll down to Add Field.

Tap the Add Field option and on the next screen, select Phonetic First Name or Phonetic Last Name. Once the chosen field appears, type in the syllables of the name the way that they sound rather than how the name is spelled.

This works well in iOS, but Siri is also available on the Mac. I played with the Contacts application in macOS Sierra, but couldn’t find a similar interface. Anyone know of one? If so, ping me.

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06:31
Patent report: future Smart Covers for the iPad...

Apple files for — and is granted — lots of patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many are for inventions that never see the light of day. However, you never can tell which ones will materialize in a real product, so here are today’s patent highlights:

A new patent filing (number 20160224238) shows that Apple has at least mulled over the idea of offering Smart Covers for the iPad that have built-in displays. Yep, I mean covers with small screens built-in.

The invention is for a tablet with a flexible cover into which a thin flexible display technology can be integrated without affecting the overall form factor of the cover or tablet device. Adding the integrated display to the flexible cover greatly enhances the overall functionality of the tablet, according to Apple. 

How so? Increasing the display area could lead to a significant expansion in functionality. Unfortunately, Apple says that since displays already dominate a majority...

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06:30
ICYMI: One Pen to rule all and video you can...

Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab formulated a way to interact with existing videos, so they can prod and move objects within the frame. The Cronzy Pen samples colors from anyt...

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06:23
Over 100 leading design professionals file amicus...

Dozens of the world's top design professionals -- providing services to the likes of Coca-Cola, Google, Louis Vuitton, NASA, Porsche and Starbucks -- filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court on Thursday, pledging their support for Apple in its ongoing patent infringement lawsuit against rival Samsung.

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06:20
Where does the Apple TV go next?

Macworld:

During Apple’s third-quarter earnings call last week, Tim Cook teased a future for Apple TV beyond voice-controlled viewing and simplified sign-ins: “You shouldn’t look at what’s there today and think we’ve done what we want to do,” he said. “We’ve built a foundation that we think we can do something bigger off of.”

And:

The FCC recently took aim at DVR lock-in, proposing that operators deliver their service to any device using any open standard, not just the standard coaxial hookup.

If it becomes a mandate, it would allow Apple TV to become the primary box in our living rooms. It’s a move that would elevate Apple TV without the complexity and cost of negotiating a deal to sell “skinny” channel bundles. The beauty of Apple TV is its interface, and with tvOS powering the grid, there would no longer be a need to have a separate DVR and set-top streamer, putting Apple TV at the center of our home theaters.

This has got to be terrifying to...

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06:12
External Link: The Controversy Around the iOS 10 Gun...

Apple’s redesign of iOS 10’s emojis has generated controversy by changing the realistic pistol emoji (

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06:00
Disney 16-bit classics including 'Aladdin...

Nothing says '90s gaming like the Sega Genesis and 16-bit Disney classics like Aladdin. You can bathe in that nostalgia again thanks to GOG.com and Disney's re-release of Aladdin, The Lion King and Jungle Book. Those titles, originally developed for...

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06:00
Yuneec's SkyView drone goggles double as a...

The world of "first person view" (FPV) flying -- where pilots don video specs to see what the drone sees -- isn't new, but consumer-friendly headsets like Yuneec's SkyView goggles might make it more accessible. Stick SkyView on your noggin' (pulled-u...

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05:53
Total War: Warhammer coming to the Mac this autumn

Feral Interactive (www.feralinteractive.com) will bringTotal War: Warhammer to Mac and Linux systems this autumn. The game is developed by Creative Assembly, in partnership with Games Workshop, and published by SEGA for Windows computers. Pricing and system requirements will be announced closer to release.

Here’s how the game is described: “A fantasy strategy game of titanic proportions, Total War: Warhammer combines an addictive turn-based campaign of skilful empire building with colossal real-time battles as players strive to conquer all at the head of one of four mythic Races.

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05:46
New Airy 3.0 for Mac can download YouTube channels

Eltima Software has announced Airy 3.0, an update of their Youtube downloader for Mac OS X. The app allows users to download and save YouTube videos right into their Mac computers in a desired quality and resolution.

Videos downloaded with Airy can be saved in MP4, FLV, and 3GP formats. Airy also download HD videos - even 4K and 8K Ultra HD videos are supported. Version 3.0 offers the ability to log in to your YouTube account for the possibility to download age-restricted and protected videos.

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05:35
Apple’s investment in Didi was a driving factor in...

On Monday, China’s Didi Chuxing, in which Apple has invested, announced a strategic agreement with Uber under which Didi Chuxing will acquire all assets of UberChina--including its brand,business operations and data--for operation within mainland China. Now Reuters reports that Apple's $1 billion investment in Didi Chuxing was the driving factor in Uber's decision to agree to the deal, in return for a one-fifth stake in a bigger Didi. 

In exchange for the UberChina assets, Uber will receive 5.89% of the combined company with preferred equity interest that’s equal to a 17.7% economic interest in Didi Chuxing. In addition, Baidu and other Chinese shareholders will receive a 2.3% economic interest in Didi Chuxing. Under the agreement, Didi Chuxing will also obtain a minority equity interest in Uber.

According to Reuters, Didi raised far more money than Uber China,...

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05:35
Apple ID hackers using Find My iPhone lock message...

Ransomware is not uncommon on Windows machines, but has so far only been seen once on Macs and not at all on non-jailbroken iOS devices. However, Dutch site AppleTips reports that hackers are trying to fool people into thinking their devices have been compromised after gaining access to an Apple ID.

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05:31
The sun finally sets on China's lunar rover

China's Jade Rover has led a pretty interesting life even by the standards of most devices sent to examine another celestial body. It began its tour of duty on the moon back in 2013, died and was resurrected in 2014 before making a huge discovery in...

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05:00
Touchscreen intercom Nucleus debuts with Alexa...

The $250 device is available on Amazon and at Lowe's stores nationwide starting August 4.

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05:00
Nucleus is an Alexa-enabled touchscreen intercom

Most people have smartphones and tablets (sometimes, in multiples) these days and don't actually need an intercom. But if you're looking for one and want something more feature-packed than your typical walkie-talkie-like variants, you may want to che...

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04:34
Less than 5% of U.S. broadband households own a...

New data from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) finds that less than 5% of U.S. broadband households own a smart appliance such as a full-sized refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, or washer/dryer that can be monitored or controlled using a smartphone, tablet, or computer. However, the research shows 18% of consumers plan to buy a smart appliance in the next 12 months.

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04:30
Apple Inventions Cover Dual Lens iPhone 7 Camera,...

While there wasn't a knockout patent filing today that could really wow us, there were several smaller inventions that could possibly interest various Apple Fan niches. For instance, our cover graphic shows us a dual camera lens system that will debut on the iPhone 7. The patent ...

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04:26
Kool Tools: Duplicacy for Mac OS X

Acrosync’s Duplicacy 1.0, a cross-platform cloud backup tool that’s compatible with Mac OS X Yosemite and El Capitan.

Thanks to its lock-free deduplication method, it allows users to backup their data to most popular cloud storage services without losing access to the essential features that are expected of a state-of-the-art backup tool. The app also supports data backup to local disks and SFTP servers, making it easy to backup user data to Mac or Linux computers, or NAS boxes.

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04:25
Strava app adds Find Friends-style Beacon feature...

If you’re one of those people concerned that you may end up in a ditch with a broken leg while running or cycling, Strava has a new peace-of-mind feature for you. Known as Beacon, it effectively offers Find Friends type functionality to allow family or friends to track your location as you exercise.

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04:20
Tension Software releases Precise Screenshot 1.4.3...

Tension Software has announced Precise Screenshot 1.4.3 for Mac OS X. It’s an update of the tool for taking screenshots from your Mac screen.

Precise Screenshot can select a resizable portion of the screen with the usual drag method, it can use pre-fixed size area from a customizable popup menu (with the sizes the user needs), or it can use the full screen area. Version 1.4.3 is a maintenance upgrade with some bugs.

Price for Precise Screenshot works with Yosemite or El Capitan. It costs $5.99 and is available at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/qb8prz6).

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04:03
Apple's Huge Investment in Didi Chuxing Was...

Over the weekend we reported that Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing had agreed to acquire the Chinese operations of rival Uber in a deal worth $35 billion.

In a Reuters story filed yesterday, sources close to both companies revealed that Apple's $1 billion investment in Didi Chuxing was the driving factor in Uber's decision to agree to the deal, in return for a one-fifth stake in a bigger Didi.

"The Apple investment is one of the factors that influenced the decision," a person close to the companies told Reuters on condition of anonymity. "Both sides raised enormous amounts of capital. They were probably thinking this was going to escalate to nuclear warfare, which raised the question: do we...

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04:02
Intel scientist teases depth-sensing 'horn...

Intel scientist Dimitri Diakopoulos revealed a sneak peek of an interesting depth sensing camera that attaches to HTC's Vive headset. "I felt that VR needed a solid unicorn peripheral with six additional cameras," he tweeted. The device, presumably b...

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04:00
Spot Maps for OS X makes it easier to manage a home...

If, like me, you’re in charge of your home network, equinox’s Spot Maps for Mac OS X is handy. It lets you find networked devices and localize them on an interactive map via drag and drop.

With Live Monitoring, Spot Maps retrieves the current status of all devices in real time, and displays this interactively on the map. This way, you’ll immediately know immediately when a device has gone offline.

Until now, network maps have been created using graphic tools. However, most of these created maps don’t display the current status. Spot Maps connects an intelligent network scanner with graphic tools to create network maps. It's document-based, making it possible to create and visualize different network sections of departments or of different floors, by dropping them on a map.

Spot Maps scans an existing network for all available devices. It automatically recognizes the installed operating system, automatically finds names via DNS and Bonjour, and displays the...

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04:00
Just Mobile’s Lounge Dock is an attractive, multi-...

Just Mobile's Lounge Dock is a cool, good-looking, multi-purpose dock for the Apple Watch. The adjustable charging stand allows you to interact with the smartwatch in multiple viewing angles.

To use your simply slip your magnetic charger into its moulded recess and strap your Apple Watch to the soft-touch cuff. With its slim side-mounted arm, the Lounge Dock makes the watch appear to be floating in mid-air. But thanks to the heavyweight aluminum base and adjustable viewing angle, it’s easy to interact with your Apple Watch while it charges.

The Lounge Dock works with both 38mm and 42mm models of the smartwatch. It  also supports Nightstand mode, so you can enjoy every function of the watch. The Lounge Dock is available from Just Mobile and costs $39.95.

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03:56
Apple’s billion dollar investment in Didi was key to...

Reuters sources have said that Apple’s billion dollar investment in Chinese ride-sharing company Didi Chuxing was one of the key factors that led to Uber ceasing independent operation in the country. It was announced earlier this week that Didi had acquired UberChina in return for a 20% shareholding.

Apple invested $1B in Didi back in May, the same month that the company began actively seeking to acquire UberChina. Together with investments with Chinese tech companies Alibaba and Tencent, it was this which led Uber to conclude that it was being out-spent and would ultimately lose the expensive battle for market domination …

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02:50
Google app for kids makes it fun to explore the...

Zooming around part of the Himalayas (and its tallest peak) on Google Street View might already be fun for a lot of people, but you'll have to amp up the fun factor if you want grab kids' attention. Google's solution for that is giving kids (and adul...

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02:49
Apple Invents Multi-Device Wireless Disable and...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that generally relates to wireless communication between computing devices, and more particularly, in one example, to the selective enabling and disabling of a set of paired devices...

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02:11
Britney Spears new Album Arrives on Apple Music Aug...

Late yesterday Britney Spears announced on Twitter that Glory, the pop singer's first album since 2013's Britney Jean, will arrive on August 26th on Apple Music. Fans who preorder the new album on iTunes ...

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01:19
University of Miami's sports VR app goes behind...

The Olympics aren't the only sports-in-VR news this week -- college athletics will take the (virtual) field too. In conjunction with the University of Miami, EON Sports VR is starting a VR channel showcasing the school's sports teams. Previously, EON...

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00:01
BBC to show the Olympics live in 360-degree video

Watching the Olympics on TV? That's so 2012, apparently. The BBC is launching an "experimental" service on Friday that will broadcast the action in 360-degree video instead. It's not a complete replacement -- only 100 hours will be shown throughout t...

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23:51
Dust-sized wireless sensors could control...

See that minuscule component in the image above? That's a wireless sensor, and someday, doctors could slip it into our bodies to monitor our organs like a microscopic Fitbit or even to give quadri- and paraplegics the power to control robotic arms or...

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23:38
Apple investment in Didi accelerated Uber decision...

According to a report on Wednesday, Apple's huge $1 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing helped accelerate Uber's decision to pull out of the region, ending a years-long turf war.

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