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Wednesday November 16

06:50
Ars Technica MacBook Pro Touch Bar review

One of the best technical MacBook Pro Touch Bar reviews I’ve yet read. Lots of detail, pictures, along with the Touch Bar video embedded in the main post.

Nice job by Andrew Cunningham. Lots of little details, especially useful if you are comparing 13″ and 15″ or Touch Bar, non-Touch Bar models.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:48
32 must-use IFTTT applets to help you handle the...

f you’ve not yet used or created any IFTTT “recipes,” the holiday season is as good a time as any to start. After all, who wants to take valuable attention away from a New Year’s Eve celebration to post a greeting to your social media followers?

If you’ve never heard of IFTTT, it stands for “If This, Then That.” And it’s a free service that connects other services and invokes automated actions, such as auto backup of your Instagram photos to Google Drive.  Automated IFTTT tasks used to be called “recipes,” but they are now referred to as “applets.” IFTTT says the new applets offer more functionality than recipes and developers can reportedly integrate them into their products more easily.

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

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06:46
Amazon Music Unlimited launches $15/month or $150/...

Following a launch of its new Amazon Music Unlimited plan in the U.S. last month followed by an EU launch earlier this week, today the company announced a family plan option for the service. 

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06:43
Super Mario Run, here December 15th, adds a fun home...

Want to get a sense of the game? Go here. And be sure to click the arrows on the side of the screen. There’s lots of content here, all designed to whet your appetite for the game.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:40
Command-Tab Plus is a new keyboard-centric app...

Note-Ify Apps has introduced Command-Tab Plus 1.0 for macOS. It’s an alternative for Mac's built-in Command-Tab app switcher. 

With Command-Tab Plus, you use icon numbers to quickly select and switch between apps. To do that, use a shortcut to open the switch window and simply press the app number on the keyboard. 

When using Command-Tab Plus, it displays only the icons of the apps running on the current display or space. This means it isolates the apps in one space, and the apps in other spaces. However, you can disable this function in the app's settings.

By default, Command-tab Plus hides the icons of all inactive (hidden) apps. This function allows you to quickly switch between the apps you’re using at the moment. The Command-Tab Plus settings let you enable the hidden apps to be shown, so the inactive apps icons will be marked (semitransparent) and displayed at the end of the list. 

The...

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06:39
John Gruber’s take on the new MacBook Pro and the...

This is a bit of a long post, too multi-faceted to do it justice with a few call outs. But this one paragraph resonates big time:

To me, an iPad in notebook mode — connected to a keyboard cover — is so much less nice than a real notebook. And the difference is more stark when compared to a great notebook, like these MacBook Pros. There are advantages to the tablet form factor, but no tablet will ever be as nice as a notebook as these MacBook Pros. I also prefer MacOS over iOS for, well, “doing work”. I think I’m more productive on a Mac than I am on an iPad. I can’t prove it, but even if I’m wrong, the fact that I feel like it’s true matters. I always feel slightly hamstrung working on an iPad. I never do on a Mac (at least once I’ve got it configured with all the apps and little shortcuts, scripts, and utilities I use).

I love the idea of the Touch Bar, happy to have more functionality on my Mac. But the key element that keeps me on my Mac is the idea of a pointer I...

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06:38
Note-ify Apple releases Command-Tab Plus for the Mac

Note-Ify Apps has introduced Command-Tab Plus 1.0 (http://commandtab.noteifyapp.com) for macOS. It’s an alternative for Mac's built-in Command-Tab app switcher.

With Command-Tab Plus, you use icon numbers to quickly select and switch between apps. To do that, use a shortcut to open the switch window and simply press the app number on the keyboard.

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06:31
Three Smartflash patent claims against Apple are...

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has invalidated the asserted claims of three Smartflash media storage patents, including two that were part of a $533 million jury verdict against Apple in 2015, finding most of them to be abstract, reports Law360.

In separate America Invents Act covered business method reviews, the PTAB on Nov. 10 effectively invalidated all the claims that remained of the three Smartflash patents in the instant cases, following a series of related decisions in recent months, the article adds.

Filed in 2013, the original lawsuit claims that the iTunes Store, the Apple App Store, the Mac App Store, and Apple's other transaction services infringe on three Smartflash patents that cover "data storage and...

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06:31
Apple's MacBook Pro Touch Bar currently lets...

In Safari, the Touch Bar on Apple's new MacBook Pro can currently be used to scrub through YouTube videos -- including normally unskippable 30-second pre-roll ads, owners have discovered.

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06:25
‘iFixIt’ tears down the 13-inch MacBook Pro with...

The gang at iFixIt, which tears down tech products to look at their innards, has released a “teardown” of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. 

As Apple's second OLED-equipped device, the Touch Bar MBP also shares some family ties with the Apple Watch. iFixIt found two custom Apple chips right where the Touch Bar interfaces with the logic board. Presumably one of these is the T1 processor powering the Touch Bar. Teardown highlights include:

The MacBook’s speaker grilles don’t actually cover the speakers—and the grille holes aren’t even holes. They’re mostly cosmetic dimples (with a few tiny holes reserved for a pair of tweeters). Instead, the sound is directed through vents on the sides of the computer and into your earholes.

With MagSafe gone, a wayward step on the power cord is more likely to damage your ports—so, it's...

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06:16
Apple nabs exclusive first access rights to doc on...

CNET reports that Apple has secured exclusive first access rights to "808," a documentary film that explores the birth, popularity and influence of the Roland TR-808.

It's narrated by Apple Music's own Beats 1 DJ, Zane Lowe, and features a variety of interviews with the likes of Pharrell, Questlove, Rick Rubin, Afrika Bambaataa, David Guetta and more. The doc originally premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival. Those who subscribe to Apple Music can watch it now. It will be available Dec. 19 to rent or download from iTunes.

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06:09
Samsung Acquires NewNet Communications to Accelerate...

On Monday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung Aggressively Gets into Apple's Face with Moves into AI and Telematics with Harman Acquisition." Yesterday Samsung made another huge software acquisition. Samsung has announced that they've acquired Canadian company NewNet Communication Technologies. The new technology will be used in future smartphone and connected car businesses.

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06:08
MacBook Pro 13″ Touch Bar teardown

This is one of my favorite iFixit teardowns. More humor, and more surprises (like step 13, where we learn something interesting about the speaker grills, no doubt a basic difference between the 13″ and 15″ models).

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06:01
Apple’s big App Store purge is now underway

Sarah Perez, TechCrunch:

Earlier this year, Apple promised it would clean up its iOS App Store by removing outdated, abandoned apps, including those that no longer meet current guidelines or don’t function as intended. That great App Store purge now appears to be underway, according to new data from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower. The company found that app removals increased by 238 percent in October 2016, with mobile games seeing the most deletions.

Apple had originally stated that the deadline for developers who wanted their outdated apps spared was September 7, 2016. However, Apple didn’t take immediate action during the month in terms of large-scale removals.

That seems to have changed in October, when 47,300 apps were removed from the App Store, Sensor Tower discovered.

And while it’s true that Apple does delete apps on a regular basis, this figure is around 3.4 times higher than the monthly average of 14,000 for the months of January through...

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05:53
Apple Music’s best new feature is better...

Steven Aquino, who writes a lot about accessibility, writing for The App Factor:

As I reported last February, the initial version of Apple Music was mired by a confusing design and, more importantly, less than stellar accessibility. These issues weren’t severe enough to drive me away from the product, but they certainly put a damper on an otherwise solid experience.

Then came good news. With the advent of iOS 10 came an all-new, totally redesigned Apple Music that addressed both of my biggest gripes about 1.0. Streaming and downloaded music are now clearly marked, but the big win for me is the app is much more visually accessible.

And:

From an accessibility perspective, it’s the bigness and boldness that make Apple Music shine in iOS 10. First and foremost, the Dynamic Type is pervasive throughout the app. Headers are ginormous. Whereas previously I had trouble reading Editors’ Notes and track listings, I now can read them fine. The larger text is...

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05:44
Official Reddit app finally adds iPad support in...

It seems amazing that the official Reddit app has taken this long to add iPad support following the iPhone-only launch back in April, but it’s finally happened as the company has launched version 2.0. iPad support is the only new feature, alongside bug fixes for Reddit Live …

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Filed under: Apple ...

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05:35
DragThing 5.9.17 - Desktop launcher utility.

DragThing is a desktop launcher utility that can launch applications, open documents and folders, store text and picture clippings, and do many other customizable actions with a single click or keystroke.



Version 5.9.17:

  • Fixed a problem with badges on application icons not showing
  • Fixed a problem loading colour sets
  • Fixed a problem opening links in the Help menu



  • OS X 10.7.4 or later



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05:15
Suppliers say Trump’s promise of US-made Apple...

A piece in the WSJ outlines why president-elect Trump’s campaign promise to ‘get Apple to start making their computers and their iPhones on our land, not in China’ is impractical.

Tim Cook has previously said that the vocational skills needed for Apple manufacturing simply don’t exist in the USA, and suppliers have emphasised the sheer scale of the challenge.

When Jabil Circuit, the world’s third-largest contract manufacturer by revenue, needed to quickly ramp up production of its electronics components a few years ago, the company was able to add 35,000 workers in China in less...

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05:15
Google releases PhotoScan app, brings scanning-level...

This smacks of the spiffy.

Google has just released PhotoScan, its new app for Android and iOS that allows you to scan your prints, eliminate any glare you’d get from taking a picture of them and organize them in digital form.

The PhotoScan app allows you to take an initial photo of a photo, wherein it recognizes the four corners of the frame and displays circular overlays on each corner of the scanned image. You then point your phone camera at each circle, create a robust scan of the image, and PhotoScan gets to work from there.

PhotoScan handles aspects such as glare, shadows, blown-out details and reflections via a four-corner scanning process.

Like an old-school panorama app, PhotoScan stitches together a single image from those...

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05:00
Some iPhone 6, iPhone 6s units experiencing random...

A number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s units have been strangely – and automatically – shutting off over in China.

Recently, iPhone customers in the country have been complaining about the problem to the China Consumers Association, the group said in a statement on Tuesday. The shutdowns occur when the phone’s battery charge drops to between 60 and 50 percent.

The issue continues to persist in spite of updating to the latest version of iOS and has occurred in both cold environments and at room temperature. After the automatic shutdown, the phones will also fail to turn on without connecting to a power supply.

A “considerable number” of users have contacted the China Consumers Association with the same issue according to the group.

So far,...

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05:00
Check to See if Your Caching Server is Working

One of the first things we do when we setup a new macOS Caching Server is to check the logs to see if it’s actually serving content. You can view thee logs at /Library/Server/Caching/Logs/Debug.log. In the log, when a Caching Server has registered for your network, you’ll see a line that begins with the following:

Got request for host = http://swcdn.apple.com/

This above means that the server actually got a request (as it says) and that the request is for an asset at swcdn.apple.com (followed by the actual package path). Once found, the server caches the asset, which starts with the following:

Initializing asset handler for http://swcdn.apple.com/

The path would then match the same asset along with a path=(followed by the path to the asset on your server).

You’ll then see some information and ultimately a...

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05:00
Google Clamps Down on Sneaky Malicious Sites


Sites that repeatedly violate Google's safe browsing policies will be classified as repeat offenders, the company said. A small number of websites take corrective actions after Google displays alerts on their landing pages warning visitors that they're harmful. However, they typically revert to violating the policies after Google goes through the process of verifying that they're safe and removes the warnings. Under the new plan, Google's warnings will appear on the sites of repeat offenders for at least a 30-day period.

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04:50
Teardown of 13-inch MacBook Pro With Touch Bar...

iFixit has published a teardown of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and discovered a few interesting differences compared to Apple's new lower tier MacBook Pro sans Touch Bar. Both 13-inch models have the exact same dimensions, but the Touch Bar machine weighs 20 grams less, which iFixit puts down to the laptop's smaller battery.

As expected, Apple's new MacBook Pro is not designed to be user-serviceable, earning an iFixit repairability rating of 1/10. In the course of disassembly, iFixit found that the internal layout of the components has been redesigned to make space for the new Touch Bar, which broke as it was removed from the chassis and was deemed difficult to replace. The flex cable connecting the Touch Bar to the mainboard also wraps underneath it, making removal even more difficult.

Orange boxes...

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04:42
‘808’ documentary on influence of Roland’s iconic...

A documentary about the influence of Roland’s TR-808 drum machine on the development of music is to stream exclusively on Apple Music from December 9, reports CNET.

Simply entitled ‘808,’ the documentary premiered at last year’s SXSW Film Festival.

It’s narrated by Apple Music’s own Beats 1 DJ, Zane Lowe, and features a variety of interviews with the likes of Pharrell, Questlove, Rick Rubin, Afrika Bambaataa, David Guetta and more.

While a documentary about a drum machine may not sound immediately compelling, the trailer (below) does make it seem a lot more interesting than you might expect …

more…

Filed under: Apple...

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04:30
This Wetsuit Impact iPhone case is part of a Dog...

In the summer, I spend a lot of time in my sister’s swimming pool, playing with my nieces and nephews. I’ve wanted to take photos in the pool (including underwater) of all of us as we play, but I’ve never had a waterproof case. That may change in summer 2017, as I now have a Wetsuit Impact from Dog & Bone.

The Wetsuit case is also shock and dust proof, which makes it tempting to use as a full-time case. However, there are some issues with sound quality (more on this later), which is why I’ll only be using the Wetsuit Impact when my Apple smartphone and I are in the water.

The case is made from silicone, polycarbonate, and rubber for a triple layer of shock protection. It utilizes a two-piece design for ease and speed of assembly. It features a rubber bumper for a second layer of protection. The folks at Dog & Pony says the Wetsuit Impact — available for the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7...

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04:27
ChronoSync 4.7.1 for macOS features faster cloud...

Econ Technologies (http://tinyurl.com/jyko5xm) has rolled out ChronoSync 4.7.1 with improved cloud performance. Its a sync, backup, and bootable backup app for the Mac.

ChronoSync can backup and sync to anything you can connect to a Mac: external drives, thumb drives, NAS drives, remote Macs, PCs and cloud services. Version 4.7.1 includes several fixes, and specifically improves direct cloud connections for Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage.

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04:19
Yasu 4.0.1 - System maintenance app; performs many...

Yasu was created with System Administrators who service large groups of workstations in mind, Yasu (Yet Another System Utility) was made to do a specific group of maintenance tasks quickly within a few clicks, rather than needing to endlessly type shell script commands in the Terminal application.

Yasu allows system administrators, as well as the average user, to conveniently run various system level Unix shell scripts in order to perform maintenance routines and clear the many cache files used by OS X. Yasu was designed to be a simple, intuitive, first line of attack for a Mac that has started "acting up." More often than not, a thorough purge of the cache files on a Mac will bring its behavior back into line.



Version 4.0.1:

  • Many common tasks consolidated into single options, meaning fewer check boxes to deal with.
  • Added the feature to save a preferred set of tasks and recall them with a menu selection.
  • ...
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04:08
Kool Tools: Marshall Mid Bluetooth

Marshall Headphones’s Mid Bluetooth is a premium Bluetooth headphone that delivers high quality audio and 30-plus hours of playtime on a single charge thanks to, among other things, its custom 40mm dynamic drivers.

Mid Bluetooth comes complete with black leather vinyl, signature Marshall script logo, solid metal hinges and brass details. In addition to its rock ‘n’ roll looks, it offers a plush headband and an on-ear design that gives it a distinct look and fit. Marshall Mid Bluetooth is available globally in select stores and online at MarshallHeadphones.com for US$200.

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04:03
ArsTechnica review explains why Apple had to use AMD...

One slightly surprising spec in the new 15-inch MacBook Pro line-up is that even the base model got an AMD GPU. Previously, Apple has offered only integrated GPU in the base model, reserving discrete graphics for the higher-specced models.

John Gruber noticed that the ArsTechnica review explains this: it was the only way to allow the machine to drive two 5K monitors. And the reason for that is that Apple had to use something of a workaround to achieve it …

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Filed under: Apple...

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04:02
Marketers: single customer view is a myth

Two thirds of marketers don’t believe they can accurately calculate the value of their customers, according to research from international marketing company BlueVenn (www.bluevenn.com).

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04:00
How to set up Universal Clipboard on macOS Sierra...

The new Universal Clipboard feature in macOS Sierra and iOS 10 allows you to copy content, including text, images, photos and video from one Apple device and paste it in another. For example, you can browse a recipe on your Mac and paste the ingredients right to the grocery list on your iPhone.

The cool thing about Universal Clipboard is that you don’t have to turn on any settings for it to work. It just happens automatically as long as all your Mac and iOS devices are on the same Wi-Fi network. Also, make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your iPhone and/or iPad.

With these steps implemented, you can copy on one device, go to another, and paste the data (text, photos, or videos) into another. And, as mentioned, you’ll need to be running iOS 10 and macOS Sierra to take advantage of Universal Clipboard.

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03:11
Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar teardown...

With the new MacBook Pro now shipping to customers, iFixit have got their hands on the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and have disassembled it and completed their usual teardown. There are quite a few differences between this model and the cheaper 13-inch 2016 MacBook Pro that retains traditional keys; teardown for that model here.

Much of the internal component layout has been adjusted to accommodate the inclusion of the Touch Bar. Apple’s latest laptop scores just 1/10 for repairability as Touch Bar is difficult to replace and the battery is glued into the case. Interestingly, the new speaker grilles on the 13-inch model appear to serve no function and are purely cosmetic …

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02:33
Airmail 3.2 - Powerful, minimal email client.

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

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

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



Version 3.2:

  • Touch Bar support
  • Minor fixes and Improvements



  • OS X 10.8 or later



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01:20
Disney Research's AI system knows what a car...

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but sound is just as important to how we experience the world as how we see it -- that's why a team at Disney Research is working on a computer vision system that can not only recognize what an image is, but h...

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00:58
Amazon Prime Now delivers Morrisons products in an...

To help expand its grocery delivery service quickly, Amazon teamed up with Morrisons, the UK's fourth biggest supermarket chain. It's allowed the online retail giant to add lots of fresh and frozen products to Amazon Pantry and Amazon Fresh, as well...

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00:10
Wells Fargo will use 'robo-advisers' to...

You won't have to go to a dedicated, tech-focused firm to get investment help from machines instead of humans. Wells Fargo has revealed that it's using SigFig's "robo-advisers" to offer guidance to investors. The sometimes troubled bank will launch a...

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Tuesday November 15

22:54
Twitter bans multiple 'alt-right' accounts

In the wake of releasing more tools to combat abuse on its service, Twitter has banned the accounts of a number of "alt-right" users. That includes the head of the National Policy Institute (NPI), Richard Spencer. The think tank describes itself as "...

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21:02
Twitch chases YouTube with improved upload options

Content creators who have been testing the waters of Twitch's new Uploads Open Beta can now wade in just a little deeper -- the gameplay streaming site has announced a slew of improvements to the manual upload feature, including increased tag charact...

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20:59
Dash 3.4.1 - Instant search and offline access to...

Dash is an API documentation browser and code snippet manager. Dash helps you store snippets of code, as well as instantly search and browse documentation for almost any API you might use (for a full list, see the screenshots).

Features

  • Documentation Browser Features
    • Offline Documentation: iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, Swift, Man Pages, .NET Framework, ActionScript, Akka, Android, AngularJS, Angular.dart, Ansible, Apache, Appcelerator Titanium, AppleScript, Arduino, Backbone, Bash, Boost, Bootstrap, Bourbon, Bourbon Neat, C, C++, CakePHP, Cappuccino, Chai, Chef, Clojure, CMake, Cocos2D, Cocos2D-X, CodeIgniter, CoffeeScript, ColdFusion, Common Lisp, Compass, Cordova, Corona, CSS, D3.js, Dart, Django, Dojo Toolkit, Drupal, ElasticSearch, Elixir, Emacs Lisp, Ember.js, Emmet.io, Erlang, Express.js, Expression Engine, ExtJS, Flask, Font Awesome, Foundation, GLib, Go, Grails, Groovy, Grunt, Haml, Haskell, HTML, Jade, Jasmine, Java SE, Java...
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20:59
Skim 1.4.24 - PDF reader and note-taker for...

Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.

Skim includes many features and has a great user interface.



Version 1.4.24:

Fixed

  • Don't hide window content of behind toolbar and title bar
  • Re-enable support for custom page background when supported
  • Fix SyncTeX forward search
  • Allow background drawing in PDF view to prevent sluggishness on macOS 10.12
  • Dirty slightly larger areas to compensate for rounding errors on macOS 10.12



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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20:59
Pixelmator 3.6 - Powerful layer-based image editor.

Pixelmator is a beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast, and powerful image editor for OS X. It has everything you need to create, edit, and enhance your images.

Pixelmator is a layer-based image editor. You can quickly create layers from your photos, other pictures, from selections, or even your iSight. Yes, Pixelmator can add a layer to your composition directly from your Mac's little camera. Not only can you link and arrange added layers, but Pixelmator also allows you to blend layers, change their opacity, create clipping masks, or even add layer masks to hide some portions of a layer.



Version 3.6:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

General

  • Pixelmator is now fully compatible with macOS Sierra.
  • The Touch Bar keeps your favorite Pixelmator tools and the most useful options always at hand.
  • Use Tabs to easily manage your Pixelmator windows.
  • The new Smart Refine...
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20:59
OmniGraffle 7.2.1 - Create diagrams, flow charts,...

OmniGraffle helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.



Version 7.2.1:

  • Fixed a crash that would occur when choosing a pattern fill or a color from the Developer palette or selecting an object that already had one of these colors.
  • Fixed a bug that caused object alignment controls to be disabled when the canvas was autosizing.



  • OS X 10.11 or later



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20:59
Geekbench 4.0.3 - Measure processor and memory...

Geekbench provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks engineered to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance. Designed to make benchmarks easy to run and easy to understand, Geekbench takes the guesswork out of producing robust and reliable benchmark results.

The published price is for a single-user license for OS X only, see the pricing page for other license options.



Version 4.0.3:

  • Upgrades OpenSSL library to OpenSSL 1.0.2j.
  • Fixes a number of minor Android interface issues.



  • OS X 10.10.5 or later



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20:59
OmniGraffle Pro 7.2.1 - Create diagrams, flow charts...

OmniGraffle Pro helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically, using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.

OmiGraffle Professional has all of the great features in the standard version, plus a powerful toolset for advanced document creation and editing options. For the pro user who's looking for an in-depth diagramming application that's still priced below the competition, you've come to the right place.



Version 7.2.1:

  • Fixed a crash that would occur when choosing a pattern fill or a color from the Developer palette or selecting an...
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20:59
A Better Finder Rename 10.11 - File, photo, and MP3...

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

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

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



Version 10.11:

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20:59
Affinity Designer 1.5.3 - Vector graphic design...

Affinity Designer is an incredibly accurate vector illustrator that feels fast and at home in the hands of creative professionals. It intuitively combines rock solid and crisp vector art with flexible layer management and an impressive range of high quality raster tools for finishing. With accuracy, quality and speed at the heart of every single design task, and the ability to finesse designs without switching apps, this fresh-faced multi-discipline illustrator lets creatives shine.

Vector tools

  • Node Tool
  • Pen Tool
  • Pencil Tool
  • Vector Brush
  • Gradient Fill Tool
  • Transparency Tool
  • Crop Tool
  • Targeted Insert
  • Text
  • Alignment Guides

Raster tools

  • Lasso Tool
  • Selection Brush
  • Pixel Brush
  • Paint Brush
  • Eraser
  • Dodge
  • Burn
  • Smudge
  • Blur
  • Sharpen



Version 1....

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20:14
Google expands mission to make automated...

What started with Mandarin Chinese is expanding to English; French; German; Japanese; Korean; Portuguese and Turkish, as Google has increased the languages its Neural Machine Translation (NMT) handle. "These represent the native languages of around o...

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19:58
Pixelmator 3.6

Adds support for macOS 10.12 Sierra and the context-sensitive Touch Bar on new MacBook Pro models. ($29.99 new, free update, 57.6 MB)

 

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19:32
Sony suspends player who found a sex organ in '...

Ubisoft might pride itself on Watch Dogs 2's plausible game world, but it looks like the open world title might be a little too realistic... and one player is paying the price for it. Sony suspended NeoGAF forum member Goron2000 from the Sony Enterta...

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19:15
Airmail for macOS updated to version 3.2 with...

As the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar starts to make its way into the hands of consumers, macOS apps continue to be updated with support for the new function display. Next on the docket is popular email client Airmail, which today was updated to version 3.2 with support for the Touch Bar…

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18:49
This is how the world looks on Facebook's...

Facebook's Connectivity Lab today released its high-resolution population maps for Malawi, South Africa, Ghana, Haiti and Sri Lanka, with the promise to make more datasets available over the coming months. The population maps are a joint effort betwe...

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18:27
Apple Music nabs exclusive streaming rights to star-...

Apple has secured exclusive first access rights to "808," a documentary film chronicling the impact the Roland TR-808 programmable drum machine had, and continues to have despite its discontinuation 33 years ago, on the music making world.

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18:14
Google Fiber TV app recommends live shows

Google just illustrated one of the advantages of having an app-centric television service like Fiber TV: you can refine the entire experience through a simple software update. It's trotting out a new version of the Fiber TV app that will help you fin...

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17:33
New MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models arrive at...

Apple's new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models are trickling in to the company's retail stores, though it appears only select flagship locations are being granted early access to the hotly anticipated laptop.

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16:50
China completes first human trial with CRISPR-edited...

As predicted, it happened: On October 28th, Chinese oncologists at Sichuan University were the first in the world to insert CRISPR-modified cells into a patient suffering from an aggressive form of lung cancer, according to Nature. The journal report...

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16:45
Apple's New 15-Inch MacBook Pros Have Storage...

yoink! writes: The integration loop is complete. Apple's, admittedly very fast, PCIe storage modules are now built right into the main boards of their 15-inch, Touch Bar-equipped, Retina-screened, Thunderbolt 3-ported, MacBook Pros. A few forum posts over at MacRumors reveal the skinny on the quiet removal of the last user-upgradable component of their professional-series laptops. From the report: "MacRumors reader Jesse D. unscrewed the bottom lid on his new 15-inch MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar and discovered, unlike the 13-inch model sans Touch Bar, there is no cutout in the logic board for removable flash storage. Another reader said the 13-inch model with a Touch Bar also has a non-removable SSD. Given the SSD appears to be permanently soldered to the logic board, users will be unable to upgrade the Touch Bar MacBook Pro's flash storage beyond Apple's 512GB to 2TB built-to-order options on its website at the time of purchase. In other words, the amount of flash storage you...

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16:33
AWT News Update: November 15, 2016 (Houston, TX)

Evil Andy! 

Steve's in Houston, TX for a few hours tonight, so it was time to get a short AWT News Update recorded and published for your listening pleasure. What's up?

  • We discuss another good reason to not have an Android phone; manufacturer-installed software was sending the text messages and metadata from a number of phones to a Chinese server
  • Apple Pay expands big time in Australia, and new banks in Russia and China
  • Google releases PhotoScan for grabbing those old prints and moving them to digital, and also updates Google Photos

Just a reminder: Steve is on road, in the air and on the seas for the next month, so the AWT News Update may not be published every weekday.

The text version of the podcast can be viewed below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below. 

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16:30
MacBook Pro With Touch Bar Now Available for...

Just a day after the first MacBook Pro with Touch Bar orders began arriving to customers, a select number of Apple retail stores have received stock and are offering limited quantities of the new machine.

MacRumors reader Nicholas was able to purchase a new 15-inch MacBook Pro at the Apple Store in La Brea, California, and according to a Reddit thread, several other stores across California have also been selling Touch Bar MacBook Pro models. New MacBook Pros have been spotted in Rancho Cucamonga, Fairview, Emeryville, and Walnut Creek, and one Redditor claims to have purchased a 13-inch MacBook Pro from the Soho Apple Store in New York, while a MacRumors reader says he found a MacBook Pro...

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16:21
Elusive 'Overwatch' hero Sombra is now...

Blizzard has been teasing the second post-launch Overwatch character, Sombra, for months -- cryptic clues and leaks have been floating around since the first extra character showed up. At last, though, she's here. After about a week of public testi...

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15:50
Post-Election Backlash Spurs Fake News Crackdown


Facebook and Google have amended their internal policies regarding advertising on fake news posts in response to pressure from users and a growing controversy within the company. There are mounting concerns that the presidential election may have been influenced by unvetted fake news stories trending on the network during the past few weeks of the cycle. Some of the news stories that appeared in Facebook's trending topics section were found to contain misleading or completely false information that may have influenced voting behavior.

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15:50
Lucid Motors' super-secret car makes an...

Automotive startup, Lucid Motors dropped by the LA Auto Show with its super-secret sedan today. Because it's electric and doesn't have a traditional engine taking up space, the company has designed the car to have a smaller footprint that a luxury se...

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15:46
Apple Granted 18 Design Patents Today Covering Apple...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 18 newly granted design patents for Apple Inc. today. The main designs covered in this report include the Apple TV Remote with Siri, next-gen Apple Store glass doors, the iPhone's Home Button and more.

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15:30
BMW expands its ReachNow car-share service to...

At the LA Auto Show today, BMW announced that its car-sharing service, ReachNow is expanding to Brooklyn starting today. The city joins Seattle and Portland as municipalities that have access to BMWs and Minis for one-way rentals within a set geograp...

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15:10
Oxford University will offer free online courses in...

The highest ranked university in the world will soon join prestigious institutions like Berkeley, Harvard and MIT in offering free massive open online courses (MOOCs). Starting in February 2017, Oxford University will partner with nonprofit online le...

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14:40
Apple Releases $300 Book Containing 450 Photos of...

Apple has a reputation for releasing "revolutionary" products that carry higher price tags than competing products. Today, the company hasn't made that reputation any better as it has released a "$299 coffee table book" that contains 450 photographs of Apple products. The Verge reports: It's a hardcover edition, bound in linen, and is available in two sizes: $199 for a smaller 10.20" x 12.75" version, and $299 for a larger 13" x 16.25" edition. The book is simply titled Designed by Apple in California -- a name that somehow manages to be both humble and incredibly pretentious at the same time. The photos inside are all new images shot by Andrew Zuckerman, and will show off 20 years of Apple design "in a deliberately spare style." In a press statement, chief designer Jony Ive described the book as "a gentle gathering of many of the products the team has designed over the years," and hoped that it would serve as a "resource for students of all design disciplines." The book is...

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14:40
Report: Snapchat secretly, officially filed for its...

It's no secret that Snap Inc. (née Snapchat) has been thinking about selling stock to the public, but it looks it has officially -- and quietly -- pulled the trigger. According to a report from Reuters the ephemeral messaging company confident...

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14:17
∞ Million dollar Hot Wheels collection

Man – don’t you wish he’d let us play with those for a day? I promise we’ll be careful with them.

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14:15
Trump's Facebook focus helped him win the...

Despite Facebook's arguments to the contrary, its social network helped Donald Trump win the US election... if not for the reasons you'd suspect. Wired has learned that the Trump campaign focused very heavily on its Facebook strategy, eclipsing a Cli...

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14:09
Apple Announces New Apple Book

For those who think Apple doesn’t have the resources to update some app or bit of hardware, consider the company’s latest product announcement.

 

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13:55
Engadget presents the Best of CES 2017!

The Consumer Electronics Show is just two months away, which means it's time once again for us here at Engadget to kick CES planning into high gear. Not only are we excited to get our hands on the latest gadgets and gear at the country's biggest tech...

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13:52
Apple brings back the peach-butt emoji in iOS 10.2...

Sexting has been saved thanks to iOS 10.2 beta 3.

The first developer preview of iOS 10.2 redesigned every emoji to look more realistic, with more detail that would look better super-sized on macOS and iOS 10. But it turns out that people didn’t want to send a realistic-looking peach emoji (see image, right). They wanted to continue sending a peach emoji that kind of looked like a butt. 

Peach emoji in iOS 10.2 developer beta 1

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13:43
Apple releases third watchOS 3.1.1 beta to...

Apple on Tuesday pushed out the latest build of its upcoming watchOS 3.1.1 operating system to developers for testing, with the new seed containing minor improvements over the version issued last week.

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13:36
Shazam for Mac leaves the mic on after the app is...

Shazam brought its music-searching chops to the Mac over two years ago, but former NSA hacker and Mac security guru Patrick Wardle revealed this week that the app has a big flaw. With the version of the app for Apple desktops, the software keeps a co...

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13:28
Drop, a color picker utility for macOS, launches...

Drop, a color picker for macOS, has launched today with support for the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar. Built by the Tapity app development team, Drop serves as lightweight tool allowing user’s to quickly select and grab colors on-screen, while also switching between a multitude of color formats. Colors grabbed can be added to the palette and automatically copied to the clipboard.

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13:15
English rain inspired the Google Daydream game,...

When Mike Bithell was a kid, sitting in the backseat of his parents' car as the cloudy English sky soaked the roads, he would draw lines in the window's condensation, attempting to "catch" raindrops as they slid down the pane outside.

"I honestly do...

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13:11
Apple Pay's international expansion continues...

Apple on Tuesday updated its roster of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay with additions in China and Russia, extending the platform's international footprint even further.

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13:09
Apple releases third watchOS 3.1.1 developer beta...

Apple has released the third watchOS 3.1.1 beta for developers testing the pre-release software update for Apple Watch. watchOS 3.1.1 includes support for new Unicode 9.0 emoji as well as the ability to change skin tones when picking certain emoji characters.

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13:08
Notable apps and app updates for Nov. 14, 2016

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

macOS Apps/Updates

The Pixelmator Team has released Pixelmator 3.6 Cordillera, an update to its image editing app for the Mac. 

The upgrade brings full support for macOS Sierra and the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro. It also includes tTabs for easier window management, a content-aware Smart Refine feature, Deep Images support, and more.

Pixelmator 3.6 requires macOS 10.10 or later. It costs $29.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.

True North Software has announced Station 1.2, an update to their multilevel (hierarchical) launcher for macOS. It’s designed to...

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13:04
Jony Ive speaks on means and methods of '...

In an interview about the new "Designed by Apple in California" coffee-table book, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive speaks about how the title was composed, documentation of the processes used to build the products in the book, and Apple's history.

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13:00
watchOS 3.1.1 beta 3 (14S5875b) Now Available

watchOS 3.1.1 beta 3 (14S5875b) Now Available

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13:00
watchOS 3.1.1 beta 3 (14S5875b) Now Available

watchOS 3.1.1 beta 3 (14S5875b) Now Available

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12:57
'Minecraft' game-making tutorial teaches...

Microsoft knows that Minecraft can get kids into programming, and it's banking on that strategy again this year. It just teamed up with Code.org to introduce the Minecraft Hour of Code Designer, a tutorial that teaches young newcomers (6 years old an...

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12:34
Facebook employees are unofficially trying to defeat...

Ever since America opted to elect that guy to its highest office, a lot of accusatory fingers have been pointed toward Facebook. After all, the social network has the attention of hundreds of millions of voters and has a reputation for proliferating...

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12:14
Google's WiFi mesh router is now available for...

Google announced on Tuesday that the home mesh network it debuted back in October, Google WiFi, is now available for pre-order. This system replaces your single router with Eero-style access points. Each of these individual nodes acts as a signal rel...

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12:11
“Hamilton’s America” full film

If you’re in the US, now is the time to watch this before PBS removes it in a few days. Those of us outside the US don’t get to watch it at all.

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12:02
Monitoring software on some US Android phones sent...

Pre-installed software on some Android phones from a developer contracted to develop the software for an undisclosed Chinese manufacturer sends the contents of text messages composed on the device, in addition to other user metadata, to a server in China.

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11:55
∞ Introducing PhotoScan by Google Photos

I watched the video and thought, “Wow! This is going to be really cool for all of our moms and dads for all of those photos they have of us as kids!”

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11:55
Google's new PhotoScan app will transform your...

Google is offering a new solution for turning your old prints into digital photos.

A new app called PhotoScan enables you to scan your prints with a smartphone and then save them to your Google Photos library. Google says the app will even detect the edges, straighten the image, eliminate glare, and properly crop it.

Once the process is finished you’ll be able to access and edit the images right from the Google Photos app. You can get PhotoScan now in the App Store and Google Play.

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11:53
Facebook and Instagram are finally integrated, sort...

Facebook bought Instagram way back in 2012, but you almost wouldn't know it from how separate they are. Outside of Instagram's options to log in with and post to Facebook, you almost wouldn't know the two entities are connected. However, that's cha...

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11:40
Apple Pay adds support for new banks in China,...

Apple today updated its list of supported Apple Pay banks to a new banks and credit unions in Mainland China, Russia, and Australia.

The additions include nine new banks and credit unions in China, four in Russia, and over 30 in Australia.

The newly added banks include:

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11:34
First look: DJI's iOS-connected $1499 Phantom 4...

DJI on Tuesday unveiled a new upgrade for its prosumer-level iOS-connected aerial camera drone, aiming the Phantom 4 Pro at users who want high-quality images and more advanced autopilot functions.

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11:32
OmniGraffle Pro 7.2.1 - Create diagrams, flow charts...

OmniGraffle Pro helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically, using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.

OmiGraffle Professional has all of the great features in the standard version, plus a powerful toolset for advanced document creation and editing options. For the pro user who's looking for an in-depth diagramming application that's still priced below the competition, you've come to the right place.



Version 7.2.1:

  • Fixed a crash that would occur when choosing a pattern fill or a color from the Developer palette or selecting an...
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11:30
DJI's newest drones are built for filmmakers

Turns out that DJI's Mavik wasn't the company's only new airframe for the year. On Tuesday, a pair of updated drone models joined the family: the Phantom 4 Pro and the Inspire 2.

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11:27
OmniGraffle 7.2.1 - Create diagrams, flow charts,...

OmniGraffle helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.



Version 7.2.1:

  • Fixed a crash that would occur when choosing a pattern fill or a color from the Developer palette or selecting an object that already had one of these colors.
  • Fixed a bug that caused object alignment controls to be disabled when the canvas was autosizing.



  • OS X 10.11 or later



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11:24
iPhones in China are randomly shutting down, owners...

A consumer protection group in China is asking Apple to investigate problems with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s units automatically shutting off.

Recently, iPhone customers in the country have been complaining about the problem to the China Consumers Association, the group said in a statement on Tuesday. The shutdowns occur when the phone’s battery charge drops to between 60 and 50 percent.

The problem will persist despite upgrading to the latest version of iOS. It will also occur in both cold environments and at room temperature.  After the automatic shutdown, the phones will also fail to turn on without connecting to a power supply.

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11:20
Chinese Consumer Group Has Asked Apple To...

An anonymous reader writes:The China Consumers Association (CCA) has asked Apple to investigate "a considerable number" of reports by users of iPhone 6 and 6s phones that the devices have been shutting off and cannot be turned back on again, it said on Tuesday. The reported problems specifically involve users seeing their iPhones automatically shut off despite 50-60 percent battery levels, and the involuntary shutting off in room temperature or colder environments, as well as the inability to turn the cellphone back on despite continuous battery charging, the statement said. "In view that Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s series cellphones in China have a considerable number of users, and the number of people who've reported this problem is rather many, China Consumer Association has already made a query with Apple," the association said in a statement on its website.

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11:08
Google PhotoScan for iOS digitizes your physical...

Google Photos is getting a number of updates today that improve the editing experience through machine learning and more manual controls. Additionally, a standalone PhotoScan app for iOS allows you to digitize your old physical prints with just your phone’s camera.

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11:08
Microsoft partners with Elon Musk-backed AI non-...

On its own front, Microsoft has been keen to get more folks developing AI, enough to recently open-source the deep learning tools it used to build Skype Translate and Cortana for users to train their own AI. It's also opened its arms to other tech co...

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11:05
Apple Removed 47,300 Outdated iOS Apps From App...

Back in September, Apple announced plans to start removing outdated apps from the App Store, promising to eliminate apps that are non-functional, not compatible with recent versions of iOS, or that do not adhere to current review guidelines.

According to data app analytics firm Sensor Tower shared with TechCrunch, Apple has made good on that promise. In October of 2016, the number of apps removed from the App Store increased by 238 percent, with Apple purging a total of 47,300 apps throughout the month.

On an average month, Apple removes approximately 14,000 iOS apps, so October's much larger purge represents a significant step towards cleaning up the App Store.

Developers with problematic apps were notified starting in...

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11:03
Affinity Designer 1.5.3 - Vector graphic design...

Affinity Designer is an incredibly accurate vector illustrator that feels fast and at home in the hands of creative professionals. It intuitively combines rock solid and crisp vector art with flexible layer management and an impressive range of high quality raster tools for finishing. With accuracy, quality and speed at the heart of every single design task, and the ability to finesse designs without switching apps, this fresh-faced multi-discipline illustrator lets creatives shine.

Vector tools

  • Node Tool
  • Pen Tool
  • Pencil Tool
  • Vector Brush
  • Gradient Fill Tool
  • Transparency Tool
  • Crop Tool
  • Targeted Insert
  • Text
  • Alignment Guides

Raster tools

  • Lasso Tool
  • Selection Brush
  • Pixel Brush
  • Paint Brush
  • Eraser
  • Dodge
  • Burn
  • Smudge
  • Blur
  • Sharpen



Version 1....

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11:00
iOS version of WPS Office Productivity Suite gets...

WPS Office Software (http://www.wps.com), an office productivity suite for PC and mobile devices, today announced new features in the iOS version of its office productivity suite, offering iPhone/iPad users advanced file sharing, presenting and recording features.

WPS Office for iOS is part of the WPS Office Suite – an office productivity suite with Writer, Presentation, Spreadsheets and a PDF reader – available for Windows and Linux PCs, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices. The new features in WPS Office for iOS include:

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11:00
Apple purged 47,300 broken & outdated App Store...

Apple began its promised purge of the iOS App Store in October, pulling some 47,300 titles, according to third-party research data published on Tuesday.

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10:52
Geekbench 4.0.3 - Measure processor and memory...

Geekbench provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks engineered to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance. Designed to make benchmarks easy to run and easy to understand, Geekbench takes the guesswork out of producing robust and reliable benchmark results.

The published price is for a single-user license for OS X only, see the pricing page for other license options.



Version 4.0.3:

  • Upgrades OpenSSL library to OpenSSL 1.0.2j.
  • Fixes a number of minor Android interface issues.



  • OS X 10.10.5 or later



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10:34
David Attenborough’s free The Story of Life app is a...

While we wait for Planet Earth II to be available here in the US and Canada, I’ll happily download this app on Thursday.

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10:23
Former Apple CEO John Sculley named chairman and...

Ravi Ika, founder and CEO of RxAdvance, a full-service pharmacy benefit manager. announced today that former Apple CEO, John Sculley, has accepted the expanded role as chairman and chief marketing officer at RxAdvance. He’s a founding investor and has been RxAdvance vice chairman.

Sculley was vice-president (1970–1977) and president of Pepsi-Cola (1977–1983), until he became CEO of Apple on April 8, 1983, a position he held until leaving in 1993. In May 1987, Sculley was named Silicon Valley's top-paid executive, with an annual salary of US$2.2 million.

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10:15
Apple App Store purge underway to clear out outdated...

Earlier this year, Apple said it planned to clean up the Apple App Store by removing outdated, abandoned apps, including those that no longer meet current guidelines or don’t function as intended. The purge is underway, according to new data from Sensor Tower — as noted by TechCrunch.

The app intelligence firm found that app removals increased by 238% last month — with mobile games seeing the most deletions. In October, 47,300 apps were removed from the Apple App Store, according to Sensor Tower.

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10:02
Apple SSD in Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro fixed to...

Recent examinations of the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar show that Apple has abandoned the socketed SSD as seen in the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Function Keys model.

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09:50
Conspiracy Theories in the Information Age, Part 2


In the past, heightened rhetoric and propaganda were the tools of choice for those looking to convince an electorate to vote them into office, and conspiracy theories were their bane. This election season has seen the rise of a new form of persuasion, one that's unique to the Information Age. For months, WikiLeaks creator Julian Assange had promised to rain bombshells on the narrowing field of presidential candidates, and he indicated that Hillary Clinton would be the target of the release.

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09:47
iPhone 8: No OLED display expected on 4.7-inch and...

Apple is expected to dramatically redesign the iPhone in 2017 while introducing at least one model with an OLED display. Supply chain analyst firm KGI Securities has now issued a new report predicting how Apple’s flagship iPhone lineup will look next year with new details on different screen sizes, display types, and camera features.

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09:46
Shazam promises Mac app update to end always-on...

The makers of the music discovery app Shazam have promised a software update in the next few days, after it was uncovered that the current Mac version is always listening -- even when it's supposed to be off.

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09:43
Apple’s App Store purge removed almost 50k iOS apps...

After announcing in September that it would begin “removing problematic and abandoned apps” in an effort to clean up the App Store, new data shows Apple is now fulfilling that promise with removals dramatically increasing around 238 percent last month.

The data below from research firm Sensor Tower (via TechCrunch) shows around 47,300 apps were removed in October, around 3.4 times more than the average month for the App Store prior to the new purging initiative.
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09:34
Sir Jony Ive reflects on the nature of objects, the...

Wallpaper.com, on the new book, Designed by Apple in California:

This is a comprehensive and objective portrait of Apple products produced over the past 20 years. ‘It is a book with very few words,’ writes Sir Jony Ive in the foreword. ‘It is about our products, their physical nature and how they were made.’ The pages that follow trace two stratospheric decades of product design with the effortlessness that’s become synonymous with the company.

It is a quiet and elegant work, a high-quality piece of book design, typography and production. It is far from a show-off vanity project. Great care, time – and money – has been spent on making it a paean to good, useful design and manufacturing....

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09:32
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple Watch Charging Dock $31...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

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09:24
Analyst predicts three iPhone models in 2017

In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will release three iPhones in 2017: a 4.7-inch model with a single-lens camera and LCD display; a 5.5-inch model with a dual-lens camera and LCD display; and an all-new OLED model with a dual-lens camera in 2017 (he doesn’t mention a size for this one, although he’s previously forecast a 5.8-incher with a curved screen and glass casing).

We look for new 2017F iPhones to come in three models: one OLED model, and two TFT-LCD models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display,” Kuo writes. “We believe the OLED and 5.5-inch TFT-LCD iPhones will feature dual-camera. Based on this prediction, our forecast of dual camera adoption rate in new 2017F iPhone models is revised up from 30-40% to 65-75%. We view this increase as favoring Largan’s sales and profit momentum as it is the exclusive supplier of wide-angle and telephoto...

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09:14
Dual-lens cameras expected on both Apple's OLED...

With Apple apparently gearing up to launch three new iPhones next year, two-thirds of them will include dual-lens camera designs, though users who prefer the 4.7-inch form factor will reportedly be out of luck.

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09:02
Next Year's iPhones to Include 4.7" LCD...

Apple will release a trio of new iPhones next year, according to a new research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Kuo believes Apple will launch a 4.7-inch model with a single-lens camera and LCD display, 5.5-inch model with a dual-lens camera and LCD display, and an all-new OLED model with a dual-lens camera in 2017.We look for new 2017F iPhones to come in three models: one OLED model, and two TFT-LCD models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display. We believe the OLED and 5.5-inch TFT-LCD iPhones will feature dual-camera. Based on this prediction, our forecast of dual camera adoption rate in new 2017F iPhone models is revised up from 30-40% to 65-75%. We view this increase as favoring Largan’s sales and profit momentum as it is the exclusive supplier of wide-angle and telephoto lens. It also bodes well for Apple’s dual camera software ecosystem.Kuo did not specify the display size for the all-new OLED...

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09:00
Racing ahead with collaboration, analytics and data...

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Boosting teamwork at Renault Sport Formula One Team

Today’s Microsoft Office 365 post was written by Mark Everest, IS development manager at Renault Sport Formula One Team.

Formula One races hang in the balance based on fractions of seconds. Teams do everything they can prior to race day to ensure optimal performance, relying on...

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08:55
Twitter beefs up its mute tools and abuse policies...

Twitter is bulking up its tools to combat online hate and harassment. In recent months, critics have called out Twitter for not doing enough to stop online abuse. Now Twitter is fighting back against the growing impression that social the network is becoming far too vitriolic.

First up: An expansion of Twitter’s mute tool that will be rolling out in the coming days. The new filtering will allow users greater control over what ends up in their notifications section by preventing specific keywords, phrases, and even flagged conversation threads from landing in their notifications.

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

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08:37
John Hancock announces Apple Watch subsidiary program

Canada-based financial group John Hancock, has announced a subsidy program that offers up the Apple Watch Series 2 for as little as $25 to active members, through its Vitality program, reports TechCrunch.

Interested parties who sign up will get the watch as part of the program, with the activities they log through walking, running, biking and swimming going toward the end payment of the wearable. If participants don’t those goals, there’s a monthly fee on the device spread out over the course of 24 months.

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08:31
Apple eyeing a $50 million megastore in Melbourne’s...

Apple is apparently in the final stages of negotiating a deal that will see it open a new $50 million megastore in Melbourne, Australia’s iconic Federation Square, almost a decade after it first started looking for an appropriate central city site, according to The Age.

Apple has three existing Melbourne stores, but they are based in Chadstone, Doncaster and Southland shopping centres. None are in the central city shop like its flagship Sydney locations, one in George Street and the other at Bondi Junction.

However, Apple has been in “lengthy and secretive” negotiations with Federation Square's management and the state government to take over and demolish the Yarra building in Federation Square, according to The Age. The Cupertino, California-based company plans to replace the unique "...

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08:23
Apple’s latest product is a $300 picture book of its...

Enlarge / A picture of some of the pictures in Apple's picture book. (credit: Apple)

Move over, MacBook Pro—there's a new Apple book in town. It's called Designed by Apple in California, and it's a coffee table book filled with pictures of Apple's hardware. The book, like so many other Apple products, is available in two sizes: a 10.20" by 12.75" "Small" version that sells for $199 and a 13" by 16.25" "Large" version that costs $300.

The book is only a partial history of design at Apple, and it would be better described as a portfolio of Jony Ive's work. It starts in 1998 with the iMac and ends in 2015 with the Apple Pencil, and...

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08:08
Twitter app stepping up anti-abuse features with...

Twitter is rolling out new features targeted at combatting online abuse that should create a better experience for users on the platform. New privacy features announced today will expand muting beyond just accounts to notifications, keywords, and more.

more…

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08:06
Touch Bar MacBook Pro models have non-upgradeable...

The first MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models are arriving, and if you were encouraged by the removable SSD OWC found in the entry-level machine, there’s bad news. Owners who have opened them up are finding that the SSD chips in the Touch Bar machines are permanently soldered to the logic board.

This means that, like the 12-inch MacBook, the SSD size you order from Apple is the capacity you’re going to be stuck with for the life of the machine, so you may want to take a fresh look at those rather eye-watering upgrade prices.

The SSD chips are beneath some shielding, but one owner was brave enough to...

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08:06
Apple's newest product is a $300 photo book

Apple is releasing a product this week that isn’t a phone or a watch or a computer. It’s a 450-page book documenting the past 20 years of Apple design, or, in other words, a book of photos of Apple devices. At $300, it costs more than some of those devices.

The book, called “Designed by Apple in California,” comes in a large (13-by–16.25 inches) and a cheaper, smaller (10.20-by–12.75 inches) size. The smaller version is a mere $200. Both versions will be available to buy online or in select Apple Stores on Wednesday.

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08:04
Shazam for Mac maintains access to microphone even...

When Shazam (macOS) is toggled ‘OFF’ it to simply stops processing recorded data…however recording continues.

Shazam considers it a feature.

[Via MacRumors]

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07:57
Apple finalizing deal for $50M AU store in central...

Apple is nearing a deal to build a major A$50 million store in the Australian city of Melbourne, a report said on Tuesday.

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07:55
Deals: 32GB 9.7" iPad Pro (Cellular) for $599...

With limited quantities available, shoppers can pick up a 32GB 9.7" iPad Pro in Rose Gold (Wi-Fi + Cellular) for $599 ($130 off) at B&H. Or snap up a 15" MacBook Pro (Mid-2015) for $1,599.99 on eBay while supplies last. Looking for a budget-friendly laptop? The 11" Air (Mid-2013) is $600 off on eBay as well.

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07:52
Maintain serves up Cocktail 10.1.1 (Sierra Edition)

Maintain has served up Cocktail 10.1.1 (Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS Sierra.

It’s a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. The new version adds the ability to disable Gatekeeper and fixes compatibility issues with System Integrity Protection and EtreCheck. It also addresses an issue in which Cocktail could unexpectedly quit when run on macOS Sierra 10.12.2 Developer Beta 2.

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07:39
A New Hardbound Book from Apple Dedicated to Steve...

Today Apple announced the release of a new hardbound book chronicling 20 years of Apple’s design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products. "Designed by Apple in California," which covers products from 1998’s iMac to ....

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07:33
China Consumers Association asks Apple to look into...

The China Consumers Association (CCA) has asked Apple to investigate "a considerable number" of reports by users of iPhone 6 and 6s smartphones that the devices have been shutting off and cannot be turned back on again, reports Reuters.

The problems seem to involve users seeing their iPhones automatically shut off despite 50% to 60% battery levels, and the involuntary shutting off in room temperature or colder environments, as well as the inability to turn the cellphone back on despite continuous battery charging, according to the CCA.

"In view that Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s series cellphones in China have a considerable number of users, and the number of people who've reported this problem is rather many, China Consumer Association has already made a query with Apple," the association said in a statement on its website. The CCA is a national organization designed to protect...

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07:19
China looks into sudden iPhone 6 & 6s shutdowns...

The China Consumers Association on Tuesday asked Apple to investigate complaints that some iPhone 6 and 6s units are shutting off suddenly and permanently, despite nominally having plenty of charge left.

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07:19
WhatsApp finally launches video calling

Finally. 

In a move that many of its users have been eagerly waiting for, WhatsApp is adding video calling to its apps. The Facebook-owned company says the new feature is rolling out worldwide in the coming days. WhatsApp’s more than one billion users will be able to use the new feature on Android, iPhone, and even Windows Phone devices (we presume that means Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile).

As with all features from the service video calling will be free. The new feature arrives nearly 20 months after WhatsApp made voice calling available to all its users. Facebook Messenger added video calling in April 2015.

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07:04
∞ Jony Ive on design

Coinciding with Apple’s new photo book, “Designed by Apple in California”, Jony Ive did an interview with Japanese design firm Casa Brutus.

Here’s a link to the interview (in Japanese). If anyone knows of an English translation, please tweet me a link and I’ll update this post.

Embedded in the main post is a video Casa Brutus posted this morning, Jony Ive talking about the design process.

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07:00
wattOS Energizes Aging Hardware


wattOS is a stunning example of really great things coming in small packages. wattOS is a lightweight and fast desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS built around the LXDE. It uses the lightweight Openbox window manager as its default user interface. To credit this 8-year-young community of developers with birthing an energy-efficient Linux distribution is an understatement. It has phenomenal performance on older hardware that lacks resources. It installs on computers with as little as 192 MB to 256 MB of RAM.

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06:54
15-Inch MacBook Pro With Touch Bar Has Non-Removable...

While the new entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys has a removable SSD, the same cannot be said for the Touch Bar model.

MacRumors reader Jesse D. unscrewed the bottom lid on his new 15-inch MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar and discovered, unlike the 13-inch model sans Touch Bar, there is no cutout in the logic board for removable flash storage. Another reader said the 13-inch model with a Touch Bar also has a non-removable SSD.

Given the SSD appears to be permanently soldered to the logic board, users will be unable to upgrade the Touch Bar MacBook Pro's flash storage beyond Apple's 512GB to 2TB built-to-order options on its website at the time of purchase. In other words, the amount of flash...

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06:49
Pixelmator 3.6 - Powerful layer-based image editor.

Pixelmator is a beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast, and powerful image editor for OS X. It has everything you need to create, edit, and enhance your images.

Pixelmator is a layer-based image editor. You can quickly create layers from your photos, other pictures, from selections, or even your iSight. Yes, Pixelmator can add a layer to your composition directly from your Mac's little camera. Not only can you link and arrange added layers, but Pixelmator also allows you to blend layers, change their opacity, create clipping masks, or even add layer masks to hide some portions of a layer.



Version 3.6:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

General

  • Pixelmator is now fully compatible with macOS Sierra.
  • The Touch Bar keeps your favorite Pixelmator tools and the most useful options always at hand.
  • Use Tabs to easily manage your Pixelmator windows.
  • The new Smart Refine...
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06:48
Super Mario Run runs onto the iPhone and iPad on Dec...

The first-ever mobile game featuring Super Mario goes on sale for iPhone and iPad on Dec. 15 in United States time zones. Super Mario Run can be downloaded from the App Store at no cost, and players can try elements of the game’s three modes for free. 

Once the game has been downloaded, a one-time payment of $9.99 (United States price) will grant unlimited access to each of the three modes in this release. Super Mario Run is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 8.0 or later. Starting on Dec. 15, the game will launch in...

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06:41
The iPhone 7 looks to be a hot seller on Black Friday

In-store shopping reigns supreme for Black Friday, with a majority of consumers poised to get up early and hit brick-and-mortar stores. According to a survey conducted by leading savings destination RetailMeNot, 40% of shoppers feel they get the most savings than any other shopping day. And the iPhone 7 looks to be a hot seller on Black Friday.

Removing the element of price, these are the most requested items in the electronics category, the top category on most shoppers’ wish lists: Video game console (22%); iPhone 7 (18%); wireless ear buds (18%); and a smartwatch (16%). Obviously, the RetailMeNot survey also looks good for Apple’s AirPods (assuming they’re available in time for the holidays) and the Apple Watch.

Technology is now playing a part in saving money on Black Friday as well. Now more than ever shoppers are using their smartphones while in stores to complete their purchases.

"Mobile devices will play a key...

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06:40
Shazam does U-turn on Mac app after privacy concerns...

Shazam has told CNET that it will be changing the way the Mac app works in response to privacy concerns. This is despite an earlier statement to Motherboard that it had no reason to make changes.

Security researcher Patrick Wardle yesterday spotted that the Shazam app keeps the Mac’s microphone switched on even when the app is set to off. Wardle’s blog post noted that the app doesn’t process audio data in any way when it is set to off, and stated that he was ‘conflicted on whether or not this is a big deal.’ But the publicity seems to have spooked Shazam, which has now said...

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06:36
Super Mario Run for iPhone coming Dec. 15, unlocked...

More details for Nintendo's 'Super Mario Run' for iOS have been announced, with the game being released on Dec. 15 with a single $9.99 in-app purchase opening up the entire game for users.

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06:28
Phil Schiller on the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar

Steven Levy, Editor of Backchannel:

Fortunately, I do not have to make guesses at what’s going on in Apple’s mind. Perhaps motivated by the grumbling in rainbow-fruit land, Apple’s SVP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller came to the phone last week to decode the company’s motivations, and stridently counter the cavils of the doubters.

And, from Phil Schiller:

“If we were to do Multi-Touch on the screen of the notebook, that wouldn’t be enough — then the desktop wouldn’t work that way.” And touch on the desktop, he says, would be a disaster. “Can you imagine a 27-inch iMac where you have to reach over the air to try to touch and do things? That becomes absurd.” He also explains that such a move would mean totally redesigning the menu bar for fingers, in a way that would ruin the experience for those using pointer devices like the touch or mouse. “You can’t optimize for both,” he says. “It’s the lowest common denominator thinking.”

And:

“This...

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06:26
Report: Apple in talks to build new $50 million...

According to a new report from Australian publication The Age, Apple is eyeing Federation Square in Melbourne for the location of a new flagship retail store in the country.

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06:24
Nintendo’s Super Mario Run for iPhone and iPad now...

Nintendo’s upcoming Super Mario Run title for iPhone and iPad now has both a release date and a price tag. Apple brought Nintendo’s Shigeru Minamoto on stage earlier this year at the iPhone event in September to first unveil the upcoming game for iPhone and iPad — an iOS exclusive to start. At the time, we knew the game would launch in December and be free to try with an in-app purchase to fully buy. Now we have solid details for both price and release…

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06:23
Pixelmator 3.6 Cordillera ready for the MacBook Pro’...

The Pixelmator Team (www.pixelmator.com) has released Pixelmator 3.6 Cordillera, an update to its image editing app for the Mac. 

The upgrade brings full support for macOS Sierra and the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro. It also includes tTabs for easier window management, a content-aware Smart Refine feature, Deep Images support, and more.
Pixelmator 3.6 requires macOS 10.10 or later. It costs $29.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.

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06:20
Apple Wins 61 Patents Today Covering Future iPad Pro...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series 61 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular granted patent report we cover possible future iPad Pro accessories that point to an Apple Pencil holder, a high-end pivoting stand and docking station, new keyboard configurations and more.

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06:20
Avenza Maps Pro now available to industry pros

Avenza Systems, producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager geospatial tools for Adobe Photoshop, has announced that its mobile mapping app, Avenza Maps, will now have a Pro version available immediately.

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06:17
Apple considers wearables expansion with digital...

Bloomberg:

Apple Inc. is weighing an expansion into digital glasses, a risky but potentially lucrative area of wearable computing, according to people familiar with the matter.

While still in an exploration phase, the device would connect wirelessly to iPhones, show images and other information in the wearer’s field of vision, and may use augmented reality, the people said. They asked not to be identified speaking about a secret project.

Apple has talked about its glasses project with potential suppliers, according to people familiar with those discussions. The company has ordered small quantities of near-eye displays from one supplier for testing, the people said. Apple hasn’t ordered enough components so far to indicate imminent mass-production, one of the people added.

If true, it’ll be interesting to see what Apple does differently than Google did with Glass. This is an area where subtlety of design will make all the difference.

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06:10
Everything you need to know about Apple's Touch...

Apple introduced new Touch Bar and Touch ID features on its 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro. Here's a look at how they work, what they're useful for, and the potential for seeing these technologies trickle out across the rest of Apple's Mac platform.

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06:07
Apps that support the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar...

My favorite part of this article is the set of Touch Bar screen grabs at the very top. Nice job by Jordan Kahn.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:04
External Link: Apple Announces New Apple Book

Responding to complaints about the new MacBook Pro line, Apple has announced a new product that features unlimited battery life, a higher-resolution display than any other Apple product, and silver gilding. Even better is its price: only $199 for the small version and $299 for the large. Unfortunately, it performs just one function: showing off current and previous Apple products.

That's right, "Designed by Apple in California" is an actual book that chronicles 20 years of Apple's design work through 450 photographs of Apple gear, from the iMac to the Apple Pencil. It also documents the materials and techniques used by Apple's design team. To justify the eye-watering price, Apple says the linen-bound hardcover volume is "printed on specially milled, custom-dyed paper with gilded matte silver edges, using eight color separations and low-ghost ink." No mention was made about upgrades.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS...

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06:03
New photo book, “Designed by Apple in California”,...

From Apple’s news release:

Apple today announced the release of a new hardbound book chronicling 20 years of Apple’s design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products. “Designed by Apple in California,” which covers products from 1998’s iMac to 2015’s Apple Pencil, also documents the materials and techniques used by Apple’s design team over two decades of innovation.

The book is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs.

And:

“The idea of genuinely trying to make something great for humanity was Steve’s motivation from the beginning, and it remains both our ideal and our goal as Apple looks to the future,” said Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer. “This archive is intended to be a gentle gathering of many of the products the team has designed over the years. We hope it brings some understanding to how and why they exist, while serving as a resource for students of all design disciplines.”

The book is available in two...

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06:03
Apple patent granted for ‘Sports EarPods’ with...

Apple’s delayed wireless AirPods may not be the only new earphones the company has in the works. A patent originally dating back to 2008 but only published today describes what seems a logical next step for a company increasingly focused on health and fitness: a sports earphone.

The patent describes two types of functionality, one geared to gathering biometric data to provide fitness data, the other allowing gesture-based control of an iPhone …

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05:56
Apple applies for a patent for … a chair!

Make of it what you will, but Apple has applied for a design patent (number D771, 396) for a chair. The inventors are Kully Kraig Mandon, Andrew Charles Deffenbaugh, and Stefan Behling. Other than that the patent filing only has graphics (two of which are pictured).

Since Apple is really promoting health these days, perhaps it’s a chair such as the BalanceBall from Gaiam (pictured below) that’s designed to provide core strengthening, comfort and ergonomic back support and help to improve spinal alignment and reduce nerve compression. A study by Kansas State University says that people who spend more than six hours sitting each day are at higher risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. 

Which means you need to be taking more standing breaks (at least once every 30 minutes). Perhaps Apple is interested in producing its own healthier chair.” iChair, anyone?

Apple has also been granted a patent (number 9,497,534) for a “sports...

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05:55
A Better Finder Rename 10.11 - File, photo, and MP3...

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

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

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



Version 10.11:

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05:54
Apple Pay now supports instant donations to non-...

Apple news release:

Apple Pay is making it easier and more secure to donate to your favorite nonprofit organizations with just a touch. Apple Pay support for charitable donations kicks off today with nonprofits ranging from global organizations such as UNICEF to startups like charity: water, and more nonprofits will offer Apple Pay over the coming months so their supporters can make easy, secure and private payments.

Giving has never been so simple — by eliminating the need to enter billing and contact info, create an account or fill out long forms to check out, Apple Pay gives nonprofit supporters a way to donate instantly.

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05:53
Video: Jony Ive discusses motivation behind new...

Unexpectedly, Apple debuted a new design book earlier today featuring over 20 years of Apple products, from the 1998 iMac to the 2015 Apple Pencil. Entitled ‘Designed by Apple in California’, the book is being exclusively published and sold by Apple, featuring over 450 photos.

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05:50
Apple named most innovative company by Price...

What’s most interesting about this article is that the most innovative company (Apple) is not even on the list of top 10 in R&D spending. Number one on that list? Volkswagen AG, followed closely by Samsung.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:48
Apple may be eyeing Google Glass-like wearable AR...

Apple is working on wearable digital glasses that would connect wirelessly to the iPhone and show content in the wearer’s field of vision, according to a news report.

The iPhone maker has indicated previously its interest in augmented reality. Unlike the simulated world of virtual reality, AR supplements with images and information the user’s normal view of the world.

We are high on AR for the long run. We think there are great things for customers and a great commercial opportunity,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an earnings call in July, talking about the need for Apple’s devices to work with other developers’ products, such as the successful Pokémon Go game.

To read this article in...

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05:38
'Designed by Apple in California' book...

Apple on Tuesday announced the release of a new hardbound book chronicling 20 years of design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products ranging from the original iMac to the Apple Pencil.

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05:36
‘Designed by Apple in California’ chronicles 20...

Apple has announced the release of a new hardbound book chronicling 20 years of Apple’s design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products. 

"Designed by Apple in California," which covers products from 1998’s iMac to 2015’s Apple Pencil, also documents the materials and techniques used by Apple’s design team over two decades of innovation. The book is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs.

“The idea of genuinely trying to make something great for humanity was Steve’s motivation from the beginning, and it remains both our ideal and our goal as Apple looks to the future,” Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, says in a press release. “This archive is intended to be a gentle gathering of many of the products the team has designed over the years. We hope it brings some understanding to how and why they exist, while serving as a resource for students of all design disciplines.”

Shot by photographer Andrew Zuckerman in a deliberately...

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05:35
New photo book tells the story of design at Apple

Apple has announced the release of a new hardbound book chronicling 20 years of Apple’s design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products.

"Designed by Apple in California," which covers products from 1998’s iMac to 2015’s Apple Pencil, also documents the materials and techniques used by Apple’s design team over two decades of innovation. The book is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs.

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05:15
Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pros sport new AMD GPUs,...

Apple apparently dropped a killer GPU into the 2016 Touch Bar-equipped 15-inch MacBook Pro and it shows.

The company, which switched from Intel’s integrated Iris Pro graphics in favor of dedicated AMD graphics, has opted for AMD’s Polaris-based Radeon Pro 450, Radeon Pro 455, and build-to-order Radeon Pro 460 GPUs in the new 15-inch notebooks. The GPUs support up to six displays, whereas Intel’s integrated GPUs affixed to the logic board can drive a total of three displays.

The expanded support enables the new MacBook Pro to drive two of Apple and LG’s new UltraFine 5K displays at 60Hz simultaneously. Intel’s GPUs can’t because, due to bandwidth limitations of the DisplayPort 1.2 spec, the two 5K displays technically function as four displays. This method...

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05:10
Pixelmator update brings Touch Bar support, tabs, P3...

Popular image editing app Pixelmator was updated on Tuesday to take advantage of Apple's new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, macOS Sierra features like Universal Clipboard, Deep Images (DCI-P3 color), and all-new features like an intelligent smart refine tool.

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05:00
Microsoft hints at bringing Visual Studio to macOS,...

It’s a sign of both Microsoft and Apple growing up to the point that they’re sharing development tools for each other’s platforms.

Microsoft has announced that it will be launching Visual Studio, its primary coding interface, for macOS. This has been a long time coming, but it’ll allow developers to easily write for platform-independent cloud services like Microsoft’s Azure and Amazon’s Amazon Web Services.

The software is based on app development platform Xamarin Studio, and the change could encourage Mac and iOS developers to make more apps for Windows, as these users will no longer have to buy a Windows computer or set up a virtual machine to access Visual Studio.

Microsoft made a similar announcement earlier this year when the company announced it would be adding native support for Linux command line Bash to...

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04:48
Apple Releases $200+ Photo Book Called '...

Apple today announced the release of a new hardbound photo book, called "Designed by Apple in California," that chronicles 20 years of Apple product designs through 450 photographs. The book ranges from the iMac in 1998 to the Apple Pencil in 2015, and "also documents the materials and techniques used by Apple’s design team over two decades of innovation." It is dedicated in the memory of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

The photographs in the book were shot by Andrew Zuckerman and are said to showcase each product's design process as well as its final form. Apple chief design officer, Jony Ive, gives the foreword for the book, explaining that its purpose is not to illustrate the success of Apple's design team, but to "describe how we work...

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04:43
Pixelmator for Mac update adds Sierra Tabs, Touch...

(The update is rolling out now, it may take some time to propagate across all App Store regions)

Pixelmator for Mac today updated to version 3.6 optimized for macOS Sierra and the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar, as well as a handful of other enhancements for the photo editor. Pixelmator 3.6 includes support for the latest macOS Sierra APIs, like Universal Clipboard and Tabs. Tabs enable users to edit multiple Pixelmator documents in a single window. As promised at the Apple event, this update brings a contextual row of Pixelmator editing tools into the Touch Bar present in the new MacBook Pros.

The update also includes new ways to make selections, including a content-aware Smart Refine, a live preview Quick Selection, wide color image support, and more.

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04:39
Apple’s new single-interface ‘TV’ app starts rolling...

Apple’s new ‘TV’ app has begun rolling out to Apple TV owners in the USA. Apple explained last month that the app is intended to bring together shows from multiple TV apps into a single view.

“Using apps on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad has become the primary way for so many of us to watch television,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “The TV app shows you what to watch next and easily discover TV shows and movies from many apps in a single place.”

Several readers have reported seeing the app appear …

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04:32
Want Apple’s Touch Bar without buying a new MacBook...

The new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar is, as Macworld’s Susie Ochs puts in the video of her review, “pretty slick.” But you don’t have to shell out any money to get a Touch Bar on your Mac. Red Sweater’s Touché is a free app (donations accepted) that simulates the Touch Bar on your Mac’s screen.

Touché setings.

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04:30
How to reset the SMC on your Mac

If your Mac is running slowly or erratically and nothing else — including resetting the NVRAM — has worked, you can reset the SMC (system management controller). 

However, you should do this only after you’ve tried all other standard troubleshooting issues. Why? SMC is a chip in your Mac that’s involved in running a lot of the physical parts of the machine, like LED indicators, keyboards and other peripherals, cooling fans, and power buttons. It also plays a role in the behavior of your hard drive, how your computer behaves in sleep mode, and the power supply.

To reset SMS, shut your Mac down, unplug all cables, wait a couple of minutes and then plug the cables back in and start up the Mac. After you perform normal troubleshooting, these symptoms may indicate that an SMC reset could be necessary:

  • The computer fans run at high speed, though the...
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04:28
Kool Tool: LuMee iPhone case

LuMee’s LuMee iPhone case is based on the patented original LuMee selfie case, but also features an enhanced design and improved technology providing professional quality lighting that makes it 93% brighter than the original LuMee.

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04:21
How to avoid identity theft and fraud

For the first time in history, online shopping has outweighed shopping in stores this year: consumers are now making 51% of their shopping online, compared to 48% in 2015. When people start shopping for their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, kicking off the Christmas shopping season, online hackers start their busy season, too.
 

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04:14
WhatsApp goes head-to-head with FaceTime, adding end...

WhatsApp is competing directly with FaceTime in its latest update, which offers video calls with end-to-end encryption. The company appears to indirectly reference the iPhone in its blog post announcing the new feature.

We’re introducing this feature because we know that sometimes voice and text just aren’t enough. There’s no substitute for watching your grandchild take her first steps, or seeing your daughter’s face while she’s studying abroad. And we want to make these features available to everyone, not just those who can afford the most expensive new phones …

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04:09
Apple releases $199/$299 hardbound book covering 20...

Apple has announced a new hardbound book, available for $199 or $299 online at Apple.com and Apple retail stores from tomorrow, which charts a 20-year history of Apple design from the iMac in 1998 to the Apple Pencil in 2015. The book features 450 photographs of Apple products new and old, including iPhone, iPod and Apple Watch.

The book is called ‘Designed by Apple in California’ and is dedicated to Steve Jobs. Jony Ive has also conducted in a video interview discussing the commemorative book.

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04:00
QuickerTek’s acHex lets you easily upgrade your...

QuickerTek lets you upgrade your 802.11 ac Apple Airport Base Station Extreme or Time Capsule (both of which are overdue for an update) by adding six high gain external antennas to the unit. This acHex antenna upgrade provides dual-band 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz WiFi and also triples the WiFi strength of any version of the new Apple ac Base Station Extreme and/or Time Capsule.

The improvement in wireless power is accomplished by optimizing antenna location. QuickerTek can either supply a new Apple unit, or the customer may send in their own Apple unit.

With the addition of six high gain dual-band 5dBi antennas, users can position the upright and articulated antennas to work best for their specific work area. Placing wireless equipment for optimum performance becomes much less troublesome. This upgrade also boosts AppleTV and any other wireless networking task. Users can also experience the...

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03:48
Affinity Designer 1.5.2 - Vector graphic design...

Affinity Designer is an incredibly accurate vector illustrator that feels fast and at home in the hands of creative professionals. It intuitively combines rock solid and crisp vector art with flexible layer management and an impressive range of high quality raster tools for finishing. With accuracy, quality and speed at the heart of every single design task, and the ability to finesse designs without switching apps, this fresh-faced multi-discipline illustrator lets creatives shine.

Vector tools

  • Node Tool
  • Pen Tool
  • Pencil Tool
  • Vector Brush
  • Gradient Fill Tool
  • Transparency Tool
  • Crop Tool
  • Targeted Insert
  • Text
  • Alignment Guides

Raster tools

  • Lasso Tool
  • Selection Brush
  • Pixel Brush
  • Paint Brush
  • Eraser
  • Dodge
  • Burn
  • Smudge
  • Blur
  • Sharpen



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03:32
Apple Granted a Patent for a Sports Version of Apple...

Back in 2014 Intel introduced a next-generation of music earbuds that were designed for runners and sports enthusiasts. The new earbuds introduced biometrics that could monitor a user's heartbeat and more while being controlled by their digital assistant called "Jarvis." Of course Apple had such an invention going all the way back to their filing in 2008. That invention has now been granted a patent.

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03:05
Dash 3.4.1 - Instant search and offline access to...

Dash is an API documentation browser and code snippet manager. Dash helps you store snippets of code, as well as instantly search and browse documentation for almost any API you might use (for a full list, see the screenshots).

Features

  • Documentation Browser Features
    • Offline Documentation: iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, Swift, Man Pages, .NET Framework, ActionScript, Akka, Android, AngularJS, Angular.dart, Ansible, Apache, Appcelerator Titanium, AppleScript, Arduino, Backbone, Bash, Boost, Bootstrap, Bourbon, Bourbon Neat, C, C++, CakePHP, Cappuccino, Chai, Chef, Clojure, CMake, Cocos2D, Cocos2D-X, CodeIgniter, CoffeeScript, ColdFusion, Common Lisp, Compass, Cordova, Corona, CSS, D3.js, Dart, Django, Dojo Toolkit, Drupal, ElasticSearch, Elixir, Emacs Lisp, Ember.js, Emmet.io, Erlang, Express.js, Expression Engine, ExtJS, Flask, Font Awesome, Foundation, GLib, Go, Grails, Groovy, Grunt, Haml, Haskell, HTML, Jade, Jasmine, Java SE, Java...
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02:34
Skim 1.4.24 - PDF reader and note-taker for...

Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.

Skim includes many features and has a great user interface.



Version 1.4.24:

Fixed

  • Don't hide window content of behind toolbar and title bar
  • Re-enable support for custom page background when supported
  • Fix SyncTeX forward search
  • Allow background drawing in PDF view to prevent sluggishness on macOS 10.12
  • Dirty slightly larger areas to compensate for rounding errors on macOS 10.12



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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01:55
Apple is reportedly testing a set of augmented...

According to Apple insiders, Cupertino's next foray into the quickly expanding wearables market will be digital, augmented reality glasses. As Bloomberg reports, Apple has discussed a potential competitor to Snapchat's Spectacles and Google's Project...

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00:23
You don't need to sign in to use Skype anymore

Unless you have Skype configured to boot-up when you start your computer, starting the program, logging in and connecting to a call can be mildly tedious. It's not anymore -- Microsoft just announced a new 'Guest' mode for Skype that makes user accou...

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Monday November 14

23:29
Apple patent refines health monitoring headphone...

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent that extends a nearly decade-old invention covering a wearable sports and health monitoring device, specifically incorporating language that seemingly accommodates platform features introduced with the new AirPods wireless headphones.

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23:13
Simple XPath options with Jamf Pro

Given the increased reliance on XML in scripts and exchanging data, a number of different solutions leverage XML traversal options to get all the things done. We frequently use path to bring a file into a script or program, or accept input from STDIN. The most basic task that we then perform is simply selecting an item from that file or STDIN and then variabalizing it. One common tool that we use here is Path. XPath calls these objects nodes, and uses path expressions to select these nodes. A path expression is the path along the xml input that is followed to find a piece of data.

There are some pretty standard wildcards the can be used with xpath, where node() watches any node, * matches any element node, @* matches any attribute node, helping to constrain output.

Supported expressions include:

  • node: This is a text input that identifies the name of a node to start a relative search from – for example site would select all nodes in a structure with the...
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23:00
Lyft's Amp dashboard light signals your ride...

Unlike stealing someone's cab, jumping into the wrong Lyft or Uber isn't a jerk move, it's usually just an embarrassing mistake for whoever does it. With that in mind, Lyft wants to make getting into the ride you hailed easier with a branded dashboar...

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21:53
WhatsApp finally launches video calling

WhatsApp has introduced a number of new features in recent months but perhaps the most eagerly awaited has been video calling. Some users briefly flirted with video calls back in May but it took until October before a wider set of Android device owne...

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21:26
KGI: iPhone 7 demand has peaked, suppliers to revise...

Though Apple is still showing shipment delays on iPhone 7 Plus orders -- and Jet Black iPhone 7 units -- noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo infers early buzz around Apple's latest flagship smartphone is flagging, and as such believes overall shipments have peaked.

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20:59
Skim 1.4.23 - PDF reader and note-taker for...

Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.

Skim includes many features and has a great user interface.



Version 1.4.23:

Bug Fixes

  • Re-enable support for custom page background when supported.
  • Fix SyncTeX forward search.
  • Allow background drawing in PDF view to prevent sluggishness on macOS 10.12.
  • Dirty slightly larger areas to compensate for rounding errors on macOS 10.12.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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20:59
Day One 2.1.2 - Maintain a daily journal.

Day One is the easiest and best-looking way to use a journal / diary / text-logging application for the Mac. Day One is well designed and extremely focused to encourage you to write more through quick Menu Bar entry, a Reminder system, and inspirational messages. Support for Dropbox syncing allows easy backup and syncing with the Day One iPhone application.

Features

  • Customizable reminder system
  • Quick-entry via the menu bar
  • Inspirational messages to encourage writing
  • iPhone application sync (via Dropbox)
  • Starred entries list

Note: Day One is not encrypted or password protected on this version. If this is an issue for you, please do not purchase this app yet.



Version 2.1.2:

New:

  • Touch Bar support for new MacBook Pros.
  • Improved Command Line Interface (CLI): Support for multiple photos, multiple journals, and lots more. For details,...
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20:59
TrailRunner 3.8.821 - Route planning for hiking,...

Note: While the software is classified as freeware, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

TrailRunner is the perfect companion for runners, bikers, hikers, and all people wandering under the sky. Plan routes on a geographical map. Import GPS or workout recordings and journalize your activities in a diary.

Features

  • View maps and elevation data from Internet mapping services like USGS topo maps.
  • Import GPS recordings from Trails, iTrail and 321Run for iPhone.
  • Import workouts from the Nike + iPod Sport Kit.
  • Import tracks and workouts from GPS fitness devices like the Garmin ForeRunner or Garmin Edge.
  • Import/Export TCX, GPX, and KML files.
  • Describe favorite tracks and rate them with iTunes stars.
  • Plan routes interactively or automatically for a given distance.
  • Export route directions onto your iPod....
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20:59
QuickBooks 16.1.9.1544 R10 - Financial management...

QuickBooks helps you manage your business easily and efficiently. Organize your finances all in one place, track money going in and out of your business, and spot areas where you can save.

  • Built for Mac OS - Looks and works like you'd expect
  • Create invoices, pay bills, and manage expenses
  • Gain insight into your business with over 100 reports
  • New tool lets you easily track mileage
  • New multi-user options offer simultaneous access to QuickBooks data



Version 16.1.9.1544 R10:

Note: Currently available for $219.95

Updated

  • Email as PDF
  • Estimates
  • Export to Excel
  • QB Windows Round Trip
  • Transfer funds
  • Stability and performance



  • OS X 10.10.2 or later



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20:59
Thunderbird 45.4.0 - Email client from Mozilla.

As of July 2012, Thunderbird has transitioned to a new governance model, with new features being developed by the broader free software and open source community, and security fixes and improvements handled by Mozilla.

Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform e-mail and news (NNTP) client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a Web browser.



Version 45.4.0:

Fixed

  • Display name was truncated if no separating space before email address
  • Recipient addresses were shown in red despite being inserted from the address book in some circumstances
  • Additional spaces were inserted when drafts were edited
  • Mail saved as template copied In-Reply-To and References from original email
  • Threading broken when...
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20:59
Vivaldi 1.4.589.38 - An advanced browser made with...

Vivaldi is a browser for our friends.

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

So we came to a natural conclusion:...

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

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20:59
djay Pro 1.4.1 - Transform your Mac into a full-...

djay Pro provides a complete toolkit for performing DJs. Its unique modern interface is built around a sophisticated integration with iTunes and Spotify, giving you instant access to millions of tracks. Pristine sound quality and a powerful set of features including high-definition waveforms, four decks, audio effects, and hardware integration give you endless creative flexibility to take your sets to new heights.

Note: This application contains in-app purchases.



Version 1.4.1:

  • Added support for Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro
  • Added support for Reloop Mixon 4 and Pioneer WeGO4 DJ controllers
  • Added user manual in Help menu
  • Added master level meters in master volume popup
  • Improved overall app performance and launch time
  • Improved video latency when using external screen
  • Improved crossfader assignment handling: crossfader is now enabled in 2 deck...
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20:58
US Army's 'Phaser' could fry entire...

While the US military has enjoyed several decades of aerial dominance with few enemy fighter planes to shoot down, the emergence of ISIS drones presents a new threat to American ground troops. To combat swarms of these cheap, small dangers, the US Ar...

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20:30
Jaguar introduces its first electric concept car

A world where the majority of vehicles on the road are electric is pretty much inevitable at this point. With that in mind, British luxury automaker Jaguar unveiled its first battery-powered vehicle at the LA Auto Show. But it's not the coupe or tour...

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19:58
Chat bot helps immigrants complete their visas

Legal-minded chat bots are useful for more than just fighting parking tickets -- they might just start your life in a new land. Visabot has launched a namesake Facebook Messenger chat AI that helps you complete US visa applications. After you answe...

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19:54
TOMS launches Apple Watch straps featuring woven...

Shoe and accessories boutique TOMS on Monday announced a new line of Apple Watch straps featuring woven fabric and leather accents, with each purchase providing one year of solar light to people in need.

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19:34
Facebook will also cut off fake news sites from ad...

Facebook has followed Google's example and finally banned fake news sites from using its ad network to generate revenue, according to The Wall Street Journal. Fake news websites now fall under the "misleading, illegal and deceptive sites" category, w...

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19:06
Apple picks top apps with Touch Bar support for new...

Timed to coincide with deliveries of its new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Apple on Monday posted a special Mac App Store section dedicated to apps enhanced to support the laptop's Touch Bar, a unique feature that debuted with this year's release.

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19:03
Update Ruby to Install Rails on macOS 5.3 Server

I thought there might be an easier way to do this. So there’s this binary called serverrails that I assumed would install rails – no wait, actually it’s a ruby script that tells me to ‘gem install rails’ – which fails:

cat `which serverrails`
#!/usr/bin/ruby
# Stub rails command to load rails from Gems or print an error if not installed.
require 'rubygems'

version = ">= 0"
if ARGV.first =~ /^_(.*)_$/ and Gem::Version.correct? $1 then
version = $1
ARGV.shift
end

begin
gem 'railties', version or raise
rescue Exception
puts 'Rails is not currently installed on this system. To get the latest version, simply type:'
puts
puts ' $ sudo gem install rails'
puts
puts 'You can then rerun your "rails" command.'
exit 0
end

load Gem.bin_path('railties', 'rails', version)

Given that doesn’t work, we can just do this the old fashioned way… First...

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18:52
TOMS reveals line of Apple Watch bands, each...

Popular charitable shoe and clothing company TOMS has today announced its own lineup of Apple Watch bands. While the company has yet to formally reveal the effort, the bands are live on TOMS.com, as is the new One-to-One initiative to go alongside the accessories…

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