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Friday October 6

09:25
Roundup: The best HDR TVs to pair with the Apple TV...




With the Apple TV 4K hitting store shelves, we're rounding up a list of the best TVs on the market that offer ultra HD resolution and support HDR technology to fully utilize the Apple TV 4K's ability.

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09:23
Katherine Adams joins Apple, Bruce Sewell retires as...

Apple today announced that Katherine Adams, formerly senior vice president and general counsel of Honeywell, will join Apple as general counsel and senior vice president of Legal and Global Security, reporting to CEO Tim Cook and serving on Apple’s executive team.

The company also announced Bruce Sewell, who has served as Apple’s general counsel since 2009, will be retiring at the end of the year.

Bruce did a great job defending and promoting Apple’s principles as General Counsel. Katherine Adams seems to have the same values as Tim Cook and will make a worthy replacement for Bruce.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:10
iOS 11's Misleading 'Off-ish' Setting...

Last month, we covered a story about how turning off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11's Control Center doesn't really turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. EFF has called the situation bad for user security. From the report: Instead, what actually happens in iOS 11 when you toggle your quick settings to "off" is that the phone will disconnect from Wi-Fi networks and some devices, but remain on for Apple services. Location Services is still enabled, Apple devices (like Apple Watch and Pencil) stay connected, and services such as Handoff and Instant Hotspot stay on. Apple's UI fails to even attempt to communicate these exceptions to its users. It gets even worse. When you toggle these settings in the Control Center to what is best described as "off-ish," they don't stay that way. The Wi-Fi will turn back full-on if you drive or walk to a new location. And both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will turn back on at 5:00 AM. This is not clearly explained to users, nor left to them to choose, which makes...

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09:10
Apple is probing reports of swollen iPhone 8...

You might have seen a tweet or Facebook post over the past week with a pic of someone’s swollen iPhone 8 case. A handful of such claims have surfaced since the phone started shipping on Sept. 22, and as expected, they’re making headlines all across the web. But there’s no reason to worry yet.

Bulging batteries are caused by a buildup of gases inside the cell. It generally affects older batteries that are reaching the end of their lifespan, but while it’s rare, it’s not completely uncommon for it to affect new batteries as well. In fact, if you search for “iPhone 7 battery swelling,” you’ll find numerous cases of Apple...

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08:55
Apple's Bruce Sewell retires as general counsel...




Apple on Friday revealed that the company's current general counsel, Bruce Sewell, will be retiring at the end of 2017, to be replaced by Katherine Adams, who was previously a senior VP and general counsel for Honeywell.

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08:49
After 20 years, AIM will officially shutdown in...

After first launching back in 1997, today word arrives that AOL Instant Messenger will officially shut down in December after a 20-year run:

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08:35
Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell retiring,...

Apple has announced that Katherine Adams will be joining Apple as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Legal and Global Security, as current General Counsel Bruce Sewell will be retiring by the end of the year. 

Adams will report directly to CEO Tim Cook. She comes from being the senior vice president and general counsel at Honeywell since 2003, and was a partner at New York law firm Sidley Austin LLP prior to that time. Early in her career, Adams was a law clerk for the US Supreme Court and a trial attorney for the US Department of Justice. 

In the announcement, CEO Tim Cook was quoted as saying:

We are thrilled to welcome Kate to our team. She's a seasoned leader with outstanding judgment and that has worked on a wide variety of legal cases globally. Throughout her career she's also been an advocate on many of the values we at...

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08:32
Apple’s general counsel and SVP Bruce Sewell to...

Apple today has announced that its general counsel and SVP Bruce Sewell will be retiring at the end of the year and that Katherine Adams will be stepping into the role.

more…

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08:31
Video: Apple TV 4K and the SteelSeries Nimbus...




The new Apple TV 4K is now available and thanks to an ultra-powerful A10X Fusion CPU, it can output beautiful images with both High Dynamic Range and 4K resolution. Though Apple is touting higher quality movies and video with 4K HDR support, the new processor promises huge potential in terms of gaming.

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08:24
Backblaze 5.0.0.132 - Online backup service; $5/...

Backblaze is an online backup service designed from the ground-up for the Mac. With unlimited storage available for $5 per month, as well as a free 15-day trial, peace of mind is within reach with Backblaze.

  • Easy and automatic. A simple setup process and automatic continuous backups means having safe data is not only for the extremely savvy.
  • Safe and secure. Encrypted data on your computer is transmitted with a secure, encrypted connection and stored encrypted on the Backblaze servers. Never worry about your data's security.
  • Transparent and accessible. Browse and download your files online or have them overnighted to you on a DVD or USB drive for a flexible file or system restoring process.



Version 5.0.0.132:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later

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08:23
AOL Instant Messenger to shut down permanently on...




AOL Instant Messenger -- better known as AIM, and once a staple of the online world -- will close down on Dec. 15 this year, according to Verizon's Oath, which controls the AOL brand.

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08:10
KGI: iPhone 8 Plus sales better than expected,...

KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has looked at data available since the release of the iPhone 8 models last month and says that sales of the iPhone 8 Plus have been "better than expected". But the analyst said that the expected "super cycle" of high iPhone sales will be delayed into 2018 due to production issues surrounding the iPhone X that's expected early next month.

The biggest issue that will keep supplies of the iPhone X constrained in 2017 is low production yield for the front-facing True Depth camera that is used for the groundbreaking Face ID technology in the new phone. However, Kuo sees the production issues easing after the end of the year, with an expected boom in sales as production ramps up.

Kuo's estimates show 210 to 220 million iPhones being sold in 2017, with the "super cycle" in 2018 seeing sales in the range of 245 to 255 million units. Once the iPhone X is on the market, Kuo expects demand for the current iPhone 8 line to drop. Kuo also believes that the...

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08:08
Katherine Adams to Become Apple's New General...

Apple today announced that Katherine Adams will join Apple as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Legal and Global Security this year. She will serve as the chief lawyer of Apple's legal department and report to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Katherine Adams, left, will replace Bruce Sewell as Apple's general counsel

Adams will replace Bruce Sewell, who has served as Apple's general counsel since 2009 and will be retiring at the end of the year.

Apple's general counsel oversees all legal matters, including corporate governance, intellectual property, litigation and securities compliance, global security, and privacy, according to Sewell's executive bio.

Cook said Adams is a "seasoned leader with outstanding judgment" in her field. He also offered best wishes to Sewell.We are...

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07:54
Hedgehogs, Wizards, and "hundreds" of...

Next week's release of iOS 11.1 beta to developers and public testers has one fun change in store: literally hundreds of new emoji. Apple revealed some of the upcoming characters today, which are Apple's take on the approved Unicode 10 standard.

In addition to the traditional smilies seen above (in a variety of skin tones), there are new animals and creatures. The smiling hedgehog (see below) is an instant winner, and the dinosaur is sure to be popular with kids.

Finally, Tolkien and "Dungeons and Dragons" fans will have wizards available for emoting, while mermaids are sure to be popular at the seashore and near swimming pools.

Expect to see new food, new clothing options, and the ever-popular zombies coming to your emoji keyboard. In addition, there will be an ASL gesture emoji for the phrase "I love you", and even someone in the lotus position. 

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07:50
Opinion: It’s time for Apple to start offering...

Music has been part of Apple’s soul since the launch of the iPod almost 16 years ago. Launched with the slogan ‘a thousand songs in your pocket,’ it’s no exaggeration to say that the device transformed the way we listen to music. It also transformed Apple into a major mobile device manufacturer, and laid the ground work for the iPhone.

Fast-forward to today, and Apple still places a huge emphasis on music. Its largest ever acquisition was the $3B it paid to buy Beats in 2014. The Beats Music service became Apple Music, a streaming service which has grown to 30M paid subscribers.

Apple’s move into exclusive...

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07:37
Protect your internet activity with a two-year VPN...

In 2017, it’s more important than ever to have a strong game plan when it comes to cyber security. A part of that puzzle is using a trusted VPN service that adds an extra layer of protection to your data, along with a host of other benefits. All of this, combined with recent legislative action makes it all the more important to find a service that fits your needs.

more…

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07:33
iPhone X TrueDepth supply issues likely to clear up...




KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo sees the TrueDepth camera and Face ID as the real driving force behind a "super cycle" for the iPhone, with it ultimately growing iPhone sales for the entirety of fiscal year 2018.

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07:18
Ming-Chi Kuo Says iPhone X Supercycle Won't...

For months, many Wall Street analysts have predicted the iPhone X will drive a significant number of existing iPhone users to upgrade. The latest word from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, however, suggests the so-called "supercycle" won't truly gain momentum until 2018 due to multiple factors.

Namely, Kuo said the TrueDepth camera system's reported production issues will be "significantly addressed" in 2018. He also believes new iPhone models launched in 2018 will enjoy a longer sales period than those unveiled in 2017, with next year's lineup likely to retain many of the iPhone X's appealing features.

Here's the excerpt from Kuo's research note obtained by MacRumors today:The market generally refers to 2017 as the super cycle of the iPhone, but we think the real super cycle will be in 2018...

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07:16
KGI: iPhone 8 Plus selling better than expected as...

KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo is today out with a new investor note in which he further analyzes the iPhone X supply chain and production struggles. Kuo also looks ahead to 2018, noting of when Apple will hit full production of the iPhone X as well as what’s in store for the 2018 iPhone…

more…

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07:10
calibre 3.9.0 - Complete e-book library management...

Calibre is a complete e-book library manager. Organize your collection, convert your books to multiple formats, and sync with all of your devices. Let Calibre be your multi-tasking digital librarian.

Manage, convert, sync, and more

  • Library management. Calibre keeps things orderly by creating single entries for books that contains multiple formats. Add tags and comments for better searchability.
  • Format conversion. Calibre's robust conversion options support a wide variety of file formats.
  • File syncing. Calibre's device drivers seamlessly support all the top e-readers and devices.



Version 3.9.0:

New Features:

  • Remove the...
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07:10
Apple and Ohio State University Partner on a Major...

In August Apple announced their curriculum for app development with swift offered in more than 30 colleges in the U.S. This week Apple pushed their education initiatives to another level when an announcement was made that the Ohio State University and Apple had created a comprehensive, university-wide digital learning initiative that will support educational innovation for students and economic development opportunities for the community.

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07:09
Apple reveals new emojis coming with iOS 11.1,...

Apple

Apple released iOS 11 barely a month ago, but emoji lovers are eagerly awaiting its first major update. Apple revealed a bunch of new emoji that will come to iOS devices with the release of iOS 11.1. The new characters are adaptations from Unicode 10, which added 56 new emoji.

A quick look into Apple's new emojis shows a triad of new "genderless" emoji with various skin colors and age differences. The release also brings a group of new clothing emoji, which include a hat, scarf, gloves, and trench coat.

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07:05
Adobe Premiere Elements 16.0 - Consumer video-...

Adobe Premiere Elements just got better. Now you can create quick movies from favorite parts of your clips or tell big life stories in full-on productions. Add motion inside movie titles, punch up the drama with cool focus effects, and get guidance as you go.

Features

  • Transform your videos - Make quick movies your way, and bring on your style with cool effects, transitions, themes, titles, and more. Premiere Elements can guide you through or do it for you.
  • Share your movie memories - Share your finished productions with family and friends via disc, HDTV, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and more.
  • Mobile videos welcome - It’s easier than ever to sync your mobile videos with Elements to free up memory on your phone and transform your videos into fun movies. Or sync your Elements videos with your mobile, so you can access any memory anywhere.



Version 16.0:...

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06:54
Adobe Photoshop Elements 16.0 - Consumer photo...

Adobe Photoshop Elements--the #1 selling consumer photo editing software--helps you edit pictures with powerful, easy-to-use options and share them via print, the web, Facebook, and more.



Version 16.0 (2018):

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

Note: Version 16 is a paid upgrade

New

  • Find your best photos with Auto Curate - Your photos are automatically curated based on quality, faces, subjects, Smart Tags, and more, so you don’t have to search for the standouts to use in your slideshows, collages, and other photo creations.
  • Replace backgrounds in seconds - Select the subject of a photo and place it on a background that’s more interesting.
  • Add artistic overlay effects - Embellish any photo with a shape overlay and one-click effects that make it a work of art. Great for scrapbook pages and photo crafts.
  • Make amazing watercolors - Get help turning...
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06:48
App Store, Apple Music, iTunes & other services...




A host of public- and developer-facing Apple online services -- including flagships like the App Store, the iTunes Store, Apple Music, and the Mac App Store -- were encountering unspecified difficulties, according to the company's system status trackers.

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06:41
Google's quick-loading webpages are getting a...

When you see "AMP" next to a search result on mobile, it means that page will load quickly on your phone -- much faster than a page without the label. "AMP" sounds too cold and technical, though, so Google seems to be thinking of using a name that's...

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06:39
∞ Coming to Apple Music: Bang! The Bert Berns Story

[VIDEO] This looks to be a well crafted love letter to an unsung hero of the music industry. This could be a sweet spot for Apple Music, something I’d normally associate with HBO. A bit of a niche documentary, but foundational, something that adds value to my Apple Music subscription, something I can’t get on Spotify.

The film was produced by Bert Berns’ son and premiered at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival to great acclaim. Here’s a review.

Watch the trailer embedded in the main Loop post. Drops on October 24th. My calendar is marked.

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06:37
Pixelmator 3.7 - 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 3.7:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later.

  • Pixelmator is now fully compatible with macOS High Sierra.
  • Launch Pixelmator directly from Photos and save your edits back to the original image in your library.
  • Support for importing HEIF images.
  • Improvements to the Repair Tool algorithm...
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06:26
Pixelmator 3.7 for macOS fully compatible with High...




Image editing app Pixelmator has been updated with full compatibility for macOS High Sierra, with version 3.7 'Mount Whitney' of the app also adding support for HEIF files and more integration with the Photos app, along with a number of other performance improvements and bug fixes.

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06:26
China: Another iPhone 8 swollen battery, case opening

Reuters:

On its website on Thursday, China’s state-backed ThePaper.cn cited an iPhone buyer surnamed Liu as saying his newly purchased iPhone 8 Plus arrived cracked open on Oct. 5. There was no sign of scorching or an explosion.

Liu told ThePaper he bought the handset through online marketplace of JD.com Inc. He said he did not charge the new device and returned it to the seller.

Pictures taken by Liu and displayed on ThePaper’s website showed an iPhone 8 plus split open along the side featuring the sim card holding, with the phone’s internal parts visible.

Puzzling. Just enough cases to make this more than a one-off, but does not appear to be widespread. Should be easy enough to tell if this is an issue with a specific part of the supply chain.

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06:16
Mac DVDRipper Pro 7.0.3 - Copy, backup, and convert...

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

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

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



Version 7.0.3:

  • Added keyboard shortcuts for starting the rip (Command-Enter)
  • Fixed typo resulting in some subtitles track not being selectable in...
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06:16
Apple reveals new emoji for iPhone and iPad

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Apple press release:

Hundreds of new emoji, including more emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more, are coming to iPhone and iPad with iOS 11.1.

The new emoji are gorgeous. To me, they harken back to the days of skeuomorphism. Jarring to see the shiny, shadowed, 3D emoji next to the intentionally flat iOS interface. Which way are we going?

No matter, head over to the Apple press release, check out the emoji for yourself. A vampire!

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06:05
LibreOffice 5.4.2.2 - Free, open-source office suite.

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

Many different language versions are available here.



Version 5.4.2.2:

  • The release covers over 100 bug and regression fixes.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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06:00
RAWtronics i7 Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Solo Earphone...

Like the looks of Apple AirPods but don't like the price tag? Or maybe the only thing you need AirPods for is talking on the phone...and do you really need two AirPods to do that? We've got just the solution for you: a RAWtronics i7 Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Solo Earphone for $17.99.

Even from nearby, it looks like an AirPod, but it's not. Available in a variety of colors including White, Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Rose Red, the RAWtronics Wireless Solo Earphone fits into your ear securely, just like an AirPod. It can connect to two different devices simultaneously, and the built-in mic makes it easy to do hands-free calling. The battery provides enough power to keep you talking for up to four hours.

Enjoy your phone calls and look trendy...without hitting your credit card too much! This deal only lasts for a few days, so get your...

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05:59
Apple shows off vampires, fairies, & other new...




Apple on Friday took the unusual approach of revealing some of the emoji coming to next week's public and developer betas of iOS 11.1, as well as upcoming versions of macOS and watchOS.

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05:55
Researchers: Uber’s iOS app had secret permissions...

Kate Conger, Gizmodo:

To improve functionality between Uber’s app and the Apple Watch, Apple allowed Uber to use a powerful tool that could record a user’s iPhone screen, even if Uber’s app was only running in the background, security researchers told Gizmodo. After the researchers discovered the tool, Uber said it is no longer in use and will be removed from the app.

My head is spinning. How was this allowed to happen in the first place and how was the tool not monitored, removal tracked and forced by Apple?

More:

The entitlement isn’t common and would require Apple’s explicit permission to use, the researchers explained. Will Strafach, a security researcher and CEO of Sudo Security Group, said he couldn’t find any other apps with the entitlement live on the App Store.

I’d love an official comment by Apple on this. Was this a one time thing? Is this common practice?

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05:47
AppleInsider Podcast discusses the idea of an ARM...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the possibility of an ARM CPU in a Macbook, Google's new devices, and more.

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05:45
∞ A-Ha, live unplugged performance of Take On Me,...

If the headline means nothing to you, take a moment to immerse yourself in this (at the time) groundbreaking video, listen to the musical earworm that took over the world in 1984, the year the Mac was born.

Back? OK, now fast forward to last week, when A-Ha got together to perform an unplugged version of the song, slow enough that you can actually follow the lyrics. That video is embedded in the main Loop post.

Such a voice! Want a version with the original beat and a bit more falsetto? Here ya go.

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05:42
Apple Says App Store, iTunes, and Some Other...

Apple has updated its System Status page to indicate that some users may be experiencing "intermittent issues" with the App Store, iTunes, Apple Music, and select other services in the United States and other countries.

The issues began shortly before 11 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, according to Apple. During this time, some iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV users may be unable to access the handful of Apple services listed below.

• App Store

• Apple Music

• iTunes in the Cloud

• iTunes Store

• iTunes U

• Mac App Store

• Volume Purchase Program

Update: Apple has updated its System Status page to indicate that the intermittent issues are now resolved.

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05:29
EFF: iOS 11’s misleading “off-ish” Bluetooth, Wi-Fi...

Electronic Frontier Foundation blog:

Turning off your Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios when you’re not using them is good security practice (not to mention good for your battery usage). When you consider Bluetooth’s known vulnerabilities, it’s especially important to make sure your Bluetooth and Wi-Fi settings are doing what you want them to. The iPhone’s newest operating system, however, makes it harder for users to control these settings.

We’ve discussed the Control Center controls and icons in this Loop post.

In a nutshell, when you tap the WiFi or Bluetooth icons in Control Center, you’ll drop/restore the current connection, but without turning off the respective radio. And that’s the EFF’s complaint.

Instead, what actually happens in iOS 11 when you toggle your quick settings to “off” is that the...

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05:28
Intel Scheduling 4 and 6-Core 14nm Coffee Lake...

It was revealed today that Intel is planning to launch their planned Coffee Lake-H series six-core and quad-core processors for the first quarter of 2018 and Coffee Lake-U and Coffee Lake-H vPro processors for the second quarter of 2018. Intel's long awaited 10mn Cannon lake ...

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05:20
Apple says ‘intermittent issues’ with many cloud...

Apple’s system status page is displaying problems with a significant number of cloud services. At the time of writing, it is showing ‘intermittent issues’ for ‘some users’ for the following services:

  • App Store
  • Apple Music
  • Apple TV
  • iTunes in the Cloud
  • iTunes Store
  • iTunes U
  • Mac App Store
  • Volume Purchase Program …

more…

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05:00
Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental...

Every so often after a major operating system update, Apple releases a supplemental update to sort things out.

This is one of those times.

On Thursday, Apple released macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update. The update, a 915 megabyte download through the App Store’s “Update” tab, fixes two important security flaws, one of which was just recently publicized. It also addresses three relatively minor bugs in macOS High Sierra.

Per Apple’s patch notes, the macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update offers the following fixes:

Improves installer robustness
Fixes a cursor graphic bug when using Adobe InDesign
Resolves an issue where email messages couldn’t be deleted from Yahoo accounts in Mail
Security patch notes for macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update
StorageKit

Apple has also released the following notes for the two security issues the Supplemental Update addresses:

Security

Available for: macOS...

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05:00
OmniOutliner Essentials 5.1.4 - Organize your ideas...

OmniOutliner Essentials (was OmniOutliner) is a flexible program for creating, collecting, and organizing information. Give your creativity a kick start by using an application that's actually designed to help you think. It's like having an extra brain - one that doesn't keep losing the car keys.

You can use OmniOutliner's document structure to create hierarchies of main headings and subpoints that can be expanded and collapsed, which are immensely useful when it comes to brainstorming new ideas, drilling out specifics, and lining up steps needed to get everything done. But you aren't limited to outlines - you've got multiple columns, smart checkboxes, customizable popup lists, and an Über-innovative styles system at your disposal.

Use OmniOutliner to draft to-do lists, create agendas, manage tasks, track expenses, take notes, plan events, write screenplays...and just about anything else you can think of.



Version 5.1.4:

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04:57
OmniOutliner Pro 5.1.4 - Pro version of the popular...

OmniOutliner Pro is a flexible program for creating, collecting, and organizing information. Give your creativity a kick start by using an application that's actually designed to help you think. It's like having an extra brain - one that doesn't keep losing the car keys.

You can use OmniOutliner's document structure to create hierarchies of main headings and subpoints that can be expanded and collapsed, which are immensely useful when it comes to brainstorming new ideas, drilling out specifics, and lining up steps needed to get everything done. But you aren't limited to outlines - you've got multiple columns, smart checkboxes, customizable popup lists, and an über-innovative styles system at your disposal.

OmniOutliner Professional includes in-depth outlining features like folded editing, clipping service support, audio recording, a new sections drawer, and saved templates. With OmniOutliner Professional, you can actively hide and display the...

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04:34
Win Semiconductors, maker of a Component for iPhone...

Win Semiconductors, one of Taiwan's top-3 GaAs PA (power amplifier) suppliers, has reported surging revenues of 15.19% on quarter and 23.88% on year because of entering into Apple's supply chain related to the iPhone X 3D camera dot projector.

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04:26
Merlin Project 4.3.0 - $289.00

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

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

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



Version 4.3.0:

New

  • Merlin Project Express is now available in Japanese and Simplified Chinese

Fixed

  • Improved general stability
  • Sometimes, user-defined number or duration fields were not cumulated
  • Under some circumstances, reverting a document with sub-projects back to a previous state did not work
  • Some mappings of columns in CSV documents to Merlin...
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04:25
Smart home hub market expected to cross 3.9 million...

The global smart home hub market is expected to cross 3.9 million units, growing at a CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of 5.4% during the forecast period 2016-2022, according to Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com).

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04:25
Half of U.S. businesses have been hacked

More than half of U.S. businesses (53%) have experienced a cyber attack in the past year, according to a survey of business executives released today by The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB), part of Munich Re.

Of those businesses hacked in the previous 12 months, 72% spent over $5,000 to investigate each cyber-attack, restore or replace software and hardware, and deal with other consequences, the nationwide study conducted by Zogby Analytics for HSB showed.

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04:14
macOS 10.13 Supplemental Update 1.0 - Recommended...

macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update includes improvements to the the stability, reliability and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all macOS High Sierra users.



Version 1.0:

  • Improves installer robustness
  • Fixes a cursor graphic bug when using Adobe InDesign
  • Resolves an issue where email messages couldn’t be deleted from Yahoo accounts in Mail
  • Security Fixes:
    • StorageKit

      Impact: A local attacker may gain access to an encrypted APFS volume

      Description: If a hint was set in Disk Utility when creating an APFS encrypted volume, the password was stored as the hint. This was addressed by clearing hint storage if the hint was the password, and by improving the logic for storing hints.
    • Security

      Impact: A malicious application can extract keychain passwords

      Description: A method existed for applications to bypass the keychain access...
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04:11
White House chief of staff John Kelly may have used...

White House officials believe that chief of staff John Kelly may have been using a compromised personal phone for months, some of that time after he joined the West Wing …

more…

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04:00
Hundreds of New Emoji are coming to iOS and Apple...

Hundreds of new emoji, including more emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more, are coming to iPhone and iPad

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03:48
OmniFocus 2.11.1

Minor maintenance release fixes some bugs related to macOS 10.13 High Sierra. ($39.99 new, free update, 31.4 MB)

 

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03:23
Another iPhone 8 Plus with separated chassis...

We have been hearing several more reports about iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus units arriving out of the box with separated sides and presumably bloated batteries, in the last week. One such incident has now been reported in the Chinese state media, for a device delivered to mainland China.

more…

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02:23
Pixelmator adds integration with macOS High Sierra...

Pixelmator for Mac has just released version 3.7 to the Mac App Store, a small but important update to the Mac image editor.

The update includes support for the new ‘Edit With’ feature in the macOS Sierra Photos app, as well as the ability to import the new HEIF images taken by the latest iPhones.

more…

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01:24
The Holiday Traffic Rush Is Right Around the Corner...

My latest Inc column, “The Holiday Traffic Rush Is Right Around the Corner. Here Are 10 Useful Tips to Help You Prepare” is now available on Inc.com. It begins like:

It’s baaaack! The holiday peak season for retailers is almost here.

By the time jack-o’-lanterns start to appear on front stoops, businesses’ preparations for this busiest period of the year should be well underway.

In 2016, holiday sales represented nearly 20 percent of total retail...

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00:43
Apple Confirms New Emoji Are Coming to iPhone and...

Apple today announced that hundreds of new emoji characters will be added to the iPhone and iPad in the upcoming iOS 11.1 update.

The company also showed off some of the new emoji that will be introduced, all of which are part of Unicode 10. Some of the new additions include crazy face, pie, pretzel, t-rex, vampire, exploding head, face vomiting, shushing face, love you gesture, brain, scarf, zebra, giraffe, fortune cookie, pie, hedgehog, and more.

Hundreds of new emoji, including more emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more, are coming to iPhone and iPad with iOS 11.1.New child, adult, and older adult emojis in a range of skin tones are included, as are characters for person in steamy room, bearded person, mage, fairy, vampire, merperson, elf, genie, person climbing,...

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00:31
Hundreds of new emoji coming to iOS 11.1 beta 2 next...

We’re about to see a ton of new emoji hit the iPhone and iPad starting next week. Apple has announced that next week’s beta version of iOS 11.1 will include hundreds of new characters “including more emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more” as part of Unicode 10.

more…

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Thursday October 5

20:59
iFFmpeg 6.5.1 - Convert multimedia files between...

iFFmpeg is a comprehensive media tool to convert movie, audio and media files between formats. The FFmpeg command line instructions can be very hard to master/understand, so iFFmpeg does all the hard work for you. This allows you to use FFmpeg without detailed command-line knowledge.



Version 6.5.1:

  • When encoding to MOV with h265, it now uses FOURCC HVC1 instead of HEV1. For creating macOS10.13 HEVC compatible files.
  • Fixed issue choosing an AVI container and audio bitrate was not set correctly.



  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • Working FFmpeg OS X binary (see Related Links)



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Default Folder X 5.1.7 - Enhances Open and Save...

Default Folder X attaches a toolbar to the right side of the Open and Save dialogs in any OS X-native application. The toolbar gives you fast access to various folders and commands. You just click on the buttons to go to your favorite and recently used folders, manage the folders and files shown in the list, and make changes to your settings. It also fixes a number of problems in Open and Save dialogs, "rebounding" to the last selected file, putting the path listing back in the top menu, and correcting bugs in scrolling column views.

Features

  • Directory assistant: You can access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X's toolbar.
  • Real time saving: If you're constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you.
  • Finder management: Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder window...
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20:59
Dropbox 36.4.22 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keep them up-to-date between systems.

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.



Version 36.4.22:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
OmniFocus 2.11.1 - GTD task manager with iOS...

OmniFocus helps you manage your tasks the way that you want, freeing you to focus your attention on the things that matter to you most.

Capturing tasks and ideas is always a keyboard shortcut away in OmniFocus 2. Clip data from Mail, Safari, Messages, or third-party apps. Bring up Quick Entry to file away an idea before it drifts away; it's always at your fingertips, waiting for more.

OmniFocus comes in two feature levels: Standard, available for $39.99; and Pro, available for $79.99.



Version 2.11.1:

  • Sidebar: On High Sierra the Perspective tabs in the OmniFocus sidebar are now spring-loaded: you can drag items to them, then pause, to reveal the corresponding Perspective.
  • Perspectives Window: Fixed a problem where the Perspective icon popover would appear behind the window.
  • Sync: Fixed a problem where items that had been processed out of the Inbox still appeared there on some devices.
  • First Run...
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19:42
Parallels Desktop updated with improved support for...

Popular vitalization software Parallels has today been updated to version 13.1 with a host of improvements. The update primarily focuses on improving the performance of Parallels with macOS High Sierra, include better optimization for features such as HEVC files and Apple Filesystem…

more…

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18:35
Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac gains APFS, HEVC, VR...




Virtualization solution Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac was updated on Thursday to take full advantage of hardware and software technologies supported by macOS 10.13 High Sierra, including the Apple File System and HEVC codec.

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17:41
Facebook testing Workplace Chat apps app for Mac and...




Social networking monolith Facebook quietly launched beta versions of dedicated Facebook Workplace Chat apps for Mac and PC that incorporate screen sharing, as well as the usual list of basic chat client features.

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17:02
Zillow to offer easy 3D house tour creation, viewing...




House hunting app Zillow is working on a new iOS app that will allow real estate professionals and homeowners to easily create 3D house tours using an iPhone, media designed to expedite house rentals and purchases.

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17:00
iFlicks 2.6.1

Focuses on adding support for new video and audio formats and improving reliability of internal metadata handling. ($34.99 new, free update, 17.3 MB)

 

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16:25
Zillow announces new app for creating 3D home tours...

Popular real estate company Zillow today announced work on an all-new iOS application that will make it incredibly easy for real estate agents to add interactive 3D tours of homes and apartments.

more…

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15:40
Uber's iOS App Had Secret Permissions That...

To improve functionality between Uber's app and the Apple Watch, Apple allowed Uber to use a powerful tool that could record a user's iPhone screen, even if Uber's app was only running in the background, security researchers told news outlet Gizmodo. From a report: After the researchers discovered the tool, Uber said it is no longer in use and will be removed from the app. The screen recording capability comes from what's called an "entitlement" -- a bit of code that app developers can use for anything from setting up push notifications to interacting with Apple systems like iCloud or Apple Pay. This particular entitlement, however, was intended to improve memory management for the Apple Watch. The entitlement isn't common and would require Apple's explicit permission to use, the researchers explained. Will Strafach, a security researcher and CEO of Sudo Security Group, said he couldn't find any other apps with the entitlement live on the App Store. "It looks like no other third-...

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15:39
AWT News Update: October 5, 2017

A thunderstorm cut recording of this podcast short today, but we still have a few good stories from the world of Apple:

  • Try WordSwipe, a fun and challenging word game you play with friends via Messages. Free to try, $0.99 to buy. 
  • A security research discovers that Uber was given permission -- by Apple -- to use a special API in its app that could have been used maliciously
  • A CNN reporter tweets a photo of an iPhone 7 Plus that allegedly stopped a bullet during the Sunday night Las Vegas shooting tragedy
  • Facebook is rolling out an Apple Music chat extension for Facebook Messenger

The text version of the podcast can be read below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below. Apple News readers need to visit Apple World Today in order to listen to the podcast.

...

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15:31
'Carpool Karaoke' episode with Linkin Park...




Earlier this year, rock band Linkin Park shot an episode of Apple's "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" due to debut on Apple Music, though a release date was postponed indefinitely after the unexpected death of lead singer Chester Bennington. On Thursday, the band announced the installment will air next week.

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14:36
Apple allowed Uber use of API to record iPhone...




Security researchers recently discovered Uber's app leveraged a powerful API to record users' iPhone screens in a bid to improve interoperability with its Apple Watch app, a permission only Apple could grant.

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13:55
Linkin Park to debut its Carpool Karaoke segment...

Prior to the death of lead singer Chester Bennington, Linkin Park had filmed an episode of Carpool Karaoke for Apple’s spin-off, but Apple said at the time that Bennington’s family would decide whether or not to air the segment. Linkin Park announced on Facebook today, however, that the segment will air next week…

more…

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13:50
Uber Removing Apple-Granted API That Could Have Let...

When the Apple Watch was first released, Apple gave Uber what's known as an "entitlement" to run a special API to improve performance of the Uber app on the wrist worn device.

That entitlement made headlines today when security researchers told Gizmodo that Uber could have used it to record a user's iPhone screen even with the Uber app just running in the background.

In a statement, Uber said the entitlement was used for an old version of the Apple Watch app and was provided to Uber because the original Apple Watch couldn't render maps."It was used for an old version of the Apple Watch app, specifically to run the heavy lifting of rendering maps on your phone & then send the rendering to the Watch app," an...

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13:47
Default Folder X 5.1.7

Fixes a number of bugs for the Open/Save dialog enhancement utility. ($34.95 new, free update, 6.4 MB)

 

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13:40
Facebook testing new dedicated macOS client,...

Facebook this week has quietly launched a new desktop Mac application with built-in screen sharing and chat. As first discovered by TechCrunch, this app is targeted at Facebook Workplace users right now as it focuses on building a suite of services competing with the likes of Slack…

more…

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13:22
Hands-on: Fighting the Empire with our iPhone and...




Disney now owns LucasFilm, and with that the "Star Wars" franchise. Part and parcel of that is merchandise, with Sphero cranking out four models of app-controlled droids in time for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" -- and AppleInsider has three of them.

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13:21
Facebook flips switch on Apple Music song sharing...




Facebook is now letting users share tracks from Apple Music via a Messenger chat extension, which could help increase the service's exposure.

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13:10
iFFmpeg 6.5.1 - Convert multimedia files between...

iFFmpeg is a comprehensive media tool to convert movie, audio and media files between formats. The FFmpeg command line instructions can be very hard to master/understand, so iFFmpeg does all the hard work for you. This allows you to use FFmpeg without detailed command-line knowledge.



Version 6.5.1:

  • When encoding to MOV with h265, it now uses FOURCC HVC1 instead of HEV1. For creating macOS10.13 HEVC compatible files.
  • Fixed issue choosing an AVI container and audio bitrate was not set correctly.



  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • Working FFmpeg OS X binary (see Related Links)



Download Now]]>

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12:51
Uber removing private iOS API that allowed them to...

Uber’s head of security communications has today announced that the company is removing access from its iOS app that may have allowed the company to record a user’s display unknowingly. Security researchers had noticed that Uber was given access to these private APIs by Apple, an unprecedented move from the security focused company.

more…

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12:45
Apple posts trailer for 'Bang! The Bert Berns...




Apple on Thursday released a trailer for "Bang! The Bert Berns Story," a documentary streamingly exclusively on Apple Music starting Oct. 24.

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12:20
Apple Music integration within Facebook Messenger...

Facebook announced last spring at its F8 developer conference that it would be bringing Apple Music integration to its Messenger app. Now, the feature is beginning to roll out to users.

more…

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11:55
Belkin intros USB-C 3.1 Express Dock HD

Accessory manufacturer Belkin today announced the availability of a new dock for USB-C devices. The USB-C 3.1 Express Dock HD provides a ton of ports including two USB-C 3.1 ports for connecting and charging new smartphones and laptops.

Through that pair of ports, three USB-A ports, an HDMI port that supports 4K video output, a single one-gigabit Ethernet port for fast internet connection, and two audio ports, the USB-C 3.1 Express Dock HD can be connected to up to nine devices at once (company literature says eight, but I count nine ports...). 

The new dock is available today at an MSRP of $229.99 on Belkin.com.

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11:55
OmniFocus 2.11.1 - GTD task manager with iOS...

OmniFocus helps you manage your tasks the way that you want, freeing you to focus your attention on the things that matter to you most.

Capturing tasks and ideas is always a keyboard shortcut away in OmniFocus 2. Clip data from Mail, Safari, Messages, or third-party apps. Bring up Quick Entry to file away an idea before it drifts away; it's always at your fingertips, waiting for more.

OmniFocus comes in two feature levels: Standard, available for $39.99; and Pro, available for $79.99.



Version 2.11.1:

  • Sidebar: On High Sierra the Perspective tabs in the OmniFocus sidebar are now spring-loaded: you can drag items to them, then pause, to reveal the corresponding Perspective.
  • Perspectives Window: Fixed a problem where the Perspective icon popover would appear behind the window.
  • Sync: Fixed a problem where items that had been processed out of the Inbox still appeared there on some devices.
  • First Run...
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11:36
Video: How Apple's 'Slow Sync' flash...




The iPhone 8 and iPhone X boast a new feature dubbed "Slow Sync" flash that improves picture quality when relying on the camera flash. AppleInsider shows you how it works in our latest video, covering everything from exposure to slow shutter speeds, and how flash freezes the image.

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11:32
macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update Fixes...

Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update to address five specific bugs that have affected early adopters of High Sierra. If you use Adobe InDesign, get email through Yahoo, or create encrypted APFS volumes, you’ll want to get this one right away.

 

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11:26
Apple releases macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update

Apple on Thursday released the macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update. This update is an important security update that addresses two issues:

  • It fixes the security hole in Keychain that made the news last week. Security researcher Patrick Wardle created code was able to access Keychain and collect passwords. Wardle did not release the code he used.
  • It fixes a vulnerability discovered by software developer Matheus Mariano, where Disk Utility improperly shows the passwords of encrypted Apple File System volumes.

How to install the macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update

  1. Launch the App Store app (located in the Applications folder).
  2. Click on the Updates icon. The App Store will check the internet for the update.
  3. Once the update appears in the App Store listing, click on the Update button for...
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11:15
Apple Addresses a Bug That Caused Disk Utility in...

Joe Rossignol, writing for MacRumours: Brazilian software developer Matheus Mariano appears to have discovered a significant Disk Utility bug that exposes the passwords of encrypted Apple File System volumes in plain text on macOS High Sierra. Mariano added a new encrypted APFS volume to a container, set a password and hint, and unmounted and remounted the container in order to force a password prompt for demonstration purposes. Then, he clicked the "Show Hint" button, which revealed the full password in plain text rather than the hint. [...] Apple has addressed this bug by releasing a macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update, available from the Updates tab in the Mac App Store.


...

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11:11
Belkin announces new USB-C hub with HDMI, USB-A, and...

Belkin today has announced a new USB-C 3.1 dock for MacBook and MacBook Pro users. The company touts that the Express Dock HD packs “speed, power, and efficient charging” through its 1M cable…

more…

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11:07
‘Bang! The Bert Berns Story’ to be third exclusive...

Just earlier today, we reported that Apple will be bringing a behind-the-scenes documentary along with Pink’s new album to Apple Music. Now, Apple has shared a trailer for another music documentary to hit its music service exclusively later this month, Bang! The Bert Berns Story.

more…

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10:49
Apple and the future of photography in Depth: part 2...




When iPhone launched ten years ago it took basic photos and no videos. Apple has since rapidly advanced its capabilities in mobile photography to the point where iPhone is now globally famous for its billboard-sized artwork and has been used to shoot feature length films for cinematic release. iOS 11 now achieves a new level of image capture with Depth. Here's a look at the future of photos, focusing on new features in the upcoming iPhone X.

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10:48
US Justice Department says Supreme Court should deny...




The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday issued a recommendation against the Supreme Court reviewing a 2014 court verdict, which at the time awarded Apple almost $120 million for patent infringement by Samsung.

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10:46
Apple releases macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update

Well, that was fast. Earlier this morning we posted an article about a flaw in macOS High Sierra that exposed passwords for APFS encrypted containers; now a supplemental update has been released to fix that issue and it's available in the Mac App Store. In addition to two security fixes, the Supplemental Update also "improves installer robustness", "fixes a cursor graphic bug when using Adobe InDesign", and "resolves an issue where email messages couldn't be deleted from Yahoo accounts in Mail".

The update actually fixes another security issue as well, as noted in the text following from Apple:

StorageKit

Available for: macOS High Sierra 10.13

Impact: A local attacker may gain access to an encrypted APFS volume

Description: If a hint was set in Disk Utility when creating an APFS encrypted...

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10:40
Sonos, Apple Music, and AirPlay 2

Dave Hamilton has some good info on how we can expect Sonos to work—or not—with Apple Music.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:29
Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental...




Apple on Thursday issued a supplemental update for its macOS High Sierra operating system, squashing a password hint bug in Disk Utility, a few more minor bugs and improving the update's installer. The changes were so minor, it didn't even warrant a point-zero-one distinction.

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10:22
Apple releases supplemental update for macOS High...

Apple has released a supplemental update for macOS High Sierra incorporating various bug fixes for Macs. Apple says it improves ‘installer robustness’, fixes a graphical problem with Adobe InDesign and addresses an issue with mail not sending from Yahoo accounts.

To update, open the Mac App Store and navigate to the Updates tab on a machine running macOS High Sierra.

more…

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10:21
Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental...

Apple today released a supplemental update to macOS Sierra 10.13, the first update to the macOS High Sierra operating system that was released to the public in late September. The macOS High Sierra 10.13 update comes just over one week after the release of macOS High Sierra.

The new version of macOS High Sierra 10.13 is a free update for all customers who have a compatible machine. The update can be downloaded using the Software Update function in the Mac App Store.

The supplemental macOS High Sierra 10.13 update addresses a software vulnerability that could expose the passwords of encrypted Apple File System volumes in plain text in Disk Utility.

Apple has released a support document alongside the Supplemental Update that walks users through the process of protecting their data if macOS High Sierra is showing...

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10:20
Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 models now available

Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 models are now available to order from Apple and Best Buy. While the LTE version is shipping in roughly 3-4 weeks, some Apple Stores have stock today. The Nike+ model without LTE looks to be a bit easier to come by…

more…

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10:18
“Google’s Day of Ripping Off Other Companies”

A pig, a pen, and lifelogging.

Here’s a humorous look at Google’s announcements yesterday.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:13
Netflix 4K streamers about to see a $2 increase to $...




Video streaming giant Netflix is raising its prices for its upper-two pricing tiers, after a long period without a fee increase to cover the company's expanding production stable, and to enhance the service as a whole.

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10:13
About the security content of macOS High Sierra 10....

This document describes the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update.

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09:28
ZTE to Beat Samsung to Market with a Folding Booklet...

Samsung has been working on several next-gen smartphone form factors for years now and our non-Apple IP blog Patently Mobile has been archiving these designs. Today's report shows you foldable smartphone patent figures from Samsung, Microsoft and Apple. The funny thing is that China's ZTE is going to beat Samsung to market hands down with a foldable smartphone scheduled for later this month.

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09:27
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Samsung 40-inch 4K UHDTV $398...

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

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09:21
Deals: 12" MacBooks as low as $999 ($300-$500...




Shoppers looking for the lowest price on a 12" MacBook can save $300 to $500 on 2016 models this week with prices starting at $999. Or opt for an upgraded 2017 15" MacBook Pro and save $200. Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones are also on sale for $199.99 at Amazon.

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09:10
Microsoft brings Windows 10's Edge browser to...




Microsoft on Thursday launched a preview version of its Edge Web browser for the iPhone, intended to let Windows 10 users move more seamlessly between desktop and mobile.

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08:54
Netflix raises prices on two of its three plans for...

Netflix today has raised its prices slightly for new customers for its standard and premium plans, while existing customers will start paying the higher prices in November.

more…

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08:45
macOS High Sierra flaw exposes passwords of...

Sometimes it's amazing what makes it through countless beta versions of operating systems to the final product. In the case of macOS 10.13 High Sierra, developer Matheus Mariano discovered a surprisingly bad vulnerability that displays the password of an encrypted APFS container.

In the following video, Mariano shows how the vulnerability works -- you create a new Encrypted APFS container in Disk Utility on a Mac with an SSD, and fill in and verify the password, along with a password hint. After unmounting and re-mounting the container, the password dialog displays the actual password in the "Hint" field. Whoops!

Mariano notes that he has already (as of September 27) reported this to Apple. It's quite likely that macOS 10.13.1 will be heading our way soon with a fix.

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08:13
Microsoft Edge browser comes to iOS today

It may come as a shock to those who live and work solely in the Apple ecosystem, but it's a fact that there are more people who use their iOS devices with a Windows 10 PC than with Macs. The maker of Windows, Microsoft, today brought a preview version of its Microsoft Edge browser to iOS.

While Mac users have long enjoyed the ability to share documents easily with iOS (and vice-versa) through Handoff, there's no similar feature for Windows users. The idea behind Edge for iOS is to let Windows users who are working on something on iPhone or iPad continue their work on a Windows 10 machine. 

The browser will also be available for Android in the near future. The company expects to add features to Edge as user feedback to the initial release is gathered and analyzed, but at present the app provides websites favorites and reading list sync, with eBook/ePub support and password sync coming soon. The browser can be used to sign into your Microsoft account, there's an...

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08:07
New macOS High Sierra Vulnerability Exposes...

Brazilian software developer Matheus Mariano appears to have discovered a significant macOS High Sierra vulnerability that exposes the passwords of encrypted Apple File System volumes in plain text in Disk Utility.

MacRumors confirmed our test password "dontdisplaythis" appeared as the hint

Mariano added a new encrypted APFS volume to a container, set a password and hint, and unmounted and remounted the container in order to force a password prompt for demonstration purposes. Then, he clicked the "Show Hint" button, which revealed the full password in plain text rather than the hint.

A second video with English system language is embedded below

MacRumors reproduced this behavior on a 2016 MacBook Pro running macOS High Sierra, including versions 10.13 and 10.13.1 beta. German...

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08:00
Other smartphones joining Apple's iPhone X with...




Apple's iPhone X -- the first iPhone with a "TrueDepth" camera -- may not be the only smartphone suffering from problems with 3D sensor production, as shipments for competing products are also reportedly being delayed.

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07:49
Tim Cook tweets remembrance of Steve Jobs

October 5, 2011 was a sad day for those of us who follow the world of Apple. On that day, Apple co-founder and icon Steve Jobs passed away after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. Today, Apple CEO Tim Cook remembered that with a heartfelt tweet complete with a photo of a much younger Jobs:

Remembering Steve today. Still with us, still inspiring us. “Make something wonderful, and put it out there.” pic.twitter.com/7aOCPkwU0U

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) October 5, 2017

And, as one would expect from the trash heap that is Twitter, many of the responses were of the variety of "Too bad you've screwed up everything he built lol", "Quality has gone downhill, especially in iOS. Lack of attention to detail now", "Steve created a revolution, you created nothing at all", and so on. 

Fortunately, there were also a...

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07:39
Microsoft brings its Edge browser beta to iOS with...

Microsoft today is releasing its Edge browser preview for iOS and Android through its Windows Insider program as a part of its latest mobile efforts.

more…

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07:37
Anascape, who won a case against Microsoft, is now...

Texas based Anascape is suing Apple claiming that the iPhone, MacBook, Apple Watch and MFi game controllers infringe their patents. Anascape won a patent infringement case against Microsoft and now suing Apple using some of very same patents.

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07:27
Microsoft brings the Edge browser to iOS and Android...

Microsoft's mobile Edge browser and Microsoft Launcher are designed to bolster the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

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07:18
Happy Hour Podcast 141 | HomeKit and AirPlay 2,...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the new Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones, iOS 11.0.2 for iPhone 8 and watchOS 4.0.1 for Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Pay Cash testing, Nike+ Run Club’s watchOS app update, running with streaming music on watchOS 4.1, HomeKit updates including Philips Hue and Chamberlain products, the Sonos One event and AirPlay 2 support, HomePod’s latest competition, and more.

9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

...

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07:07
F1 2017 drives onto the Mac App Store

It’s compatible with: all 13-inch MacBook Pros since 2016; all 15-inch MacBook Pros since late 2016; all 21.5-inch iMacs since late 2015 with a 2GHz Intel Core i5 processor; all 27-inch iMacs since 2014; and all Mac Pros since late 2013

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07:06
Apple posts watchOS update

Apple has released a watchOS 4 update that fixes the Watch Series 3 Series 3 LTE connectivity issues. Another update scheduled for later in the month will bring the promised music and radio streaming for Watch customers with the cellular Series 3. 

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06:55
Autocad & Illustrator CC having APFS issues, PDF...




While High Sierra as a whole is not specifically to blame, the implementation of APFS is causing problems for a number of AutoCAD 2017 and Adobe Acrobat CC users -- with users of the former having a new patch available, and the latter out of luck for now. Additionally, users need to be cautious when manipulating PDFs in both Preview and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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06:53
You can now cross-post Instagram Stories to Facebook...

If you’re a fan of Instagram or Facebook Stories – posts of photos and videos which automatically disappear after 24 hours – you’ll now be able to send to both platforms with a single post.

In a feature currently rolling out to Instagram users, there’s a new Share option when posting a story which says “Your Facebook Story”. Check that, and it will be automatically cross-posted to Facebook Stories …

more…

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06:45
Every noise at once

Pop on some headphones and take some time to explore. This is pretty much every musical genre I’ve ever encountered.

For most (but not all) genres, a click on the name will play a short snippet example. Click on the arrow to the right of the name and you’ll go to that genre’s page, with a pretty significant listing of artists in that space.

Click on an artist, you’ll hear a snippet. Click on the arrow to the right of the artist, you’ll go to that artist’s Spotify page.

I absolutely loved playing with this. Was thinking, I wish Apple Music offered me a system like this for music discovery. I know there are apps that do this, but none has access to my “For You” data. I’d love to spend some time in a tree like this, personalizing and improving my “For You” model so Apple Music actually has a true sense of what I like.

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06:41
On 6th anniversary of death of Steve Jobs, Apple CEO...




Six years ago today, Apple cofounder Steve Jobs passed away. The company's current CEO, Tim Cook, reflected the occasion on Thursday with a quote from the iconic visionary.

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06:37
Default Folder X 5.1.7 - Enhances Open and Save...

Default Folder X attaches a toolbar to the right side of the Open and Save dialogs in any OS X-native application. The toolbar gives you fast access to various folders and commands. You just click on the buttons to go to your favorite and recently used folders, manage the folders and files shown in the list, and make changes to your settings. It also fixes a number of problems in Open and Save dialogs, "rebounding" to the last selected file, putting the path listing back in the top menu, and correcting bugs in scrolling column views.

Features

  • Directory assistant: You can access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X's toolbar.
  • Real time saving: If you're constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you.
  • Finder management: Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder window...
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06:33
Ten Safari long-press shortcuts for iPhone and iPad

Fantastic collection from 9to5Mac’s Benjamin Mayo. Even if you know every single one of these, this makes an excellent refresher.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:29
Google puts clock on free Photos storage

Ryan Whitwam, Android Police, quoting the Pixel 2 product page fine print on the Google Store:

Free, unlimited original-quality storage for photos and videos taken with Pixel through the end of 2020, and free, unlimited high-quality storage for photos taken with Pixel afterwards.

There’s been a lot of discussion about exactly what this means. At the very least, if you want to keep taking uncompressed, original-quality pictures past the cutoff date at the end of 2020, you’ll need to start paying for storage. What is unclear is what that means for all the original-quality photos you’ve already placed on the Google Photos servers. Will they continue to be stored for free? Will you have to pay for those, too?

To be clear, I have no issue paying for the storage. Apple, after all, charges for iCloud storage already. Just looking for clarification.

Someone at Google know the details? Please ...

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06:25
First look: Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones with...




Apple's newly-available Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones are the highest-end model the company offers -- short of the appropriately named Beats Pro. AppleInsider offers a first look at the new hardware.

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06:18
Tim Cooks tweets in memory of Steve Jobs on...

Tim Cook has tweeted a message in memory of Steve Jobs, on the sixth anniversary of the passing of the co-founder of Apple …

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06:14
Dropbox 36.4.22 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keep them up-to-date between systems.

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.



Version 36.4.22:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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06:12
∞ Thoughts on new Google phone, PixelBuds

Lots of news from Google yesterday. Among the product announcements are a pair of new phones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, and an AirPods-like set of wireless earbuds, the PixelBuds.

A few thoughts: […]

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06:00
Enable Automatic Certificate Renewals In High Sierra

When you push a certificate out in a profile, the certificate is statically stored on a Mac. If you are delivering a certificate over the air and in a device profile that is seperate from the MDM payload then the Active Directory Certificate payload can enable automatic certificate renewals. You can enable automatic renewals with a defaults command (or manage the preference domain via MDM) using the following command:

defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.mdm-client AutoRenewCertificatesEnabled -bool YES

Note: Because they’re already dymanic and all, SCEP payloads cannot be automatically renewed.

The post Enable Automatic Certificate Renewals In High Sierra appeared first on krypted.com.

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05:53
Why Apple could be slapped with a massive $15...

Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The European Commission on Wednesday stepped up its campaign to force big American technology companies to pay more taxes on Wednesday. It ruled that Luxembourg had violated EU rules by allowing the bulk of Amazon's European profits to go untaxed, and it announced it was taking Ireland to court for failing to collect higher taxes from Apple, after Ireland ignored a similar ruling from the EC last year. If the EC wins the battle, Apple could owe €13 billion ($15 billion), while Amazon could owe an extra €250 million ($290 million).

The EU's competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, says that she's just trying to...

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05:50
Tim Cook Shares Tribute to Steve Jobs on Sixth...

Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared a tribute to late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on the sixth anniversary of his death today.

"Remembering Steve today," Cook tweeted, alongside a picture of Jobs in his younger days. "Still with us, still inspiring us."

Remembering Steve today. Still with us, still inspiring us. “Make something wonderful, and put it out there.” pic.twitter.com/7aOCPkwU0U

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) October 5, 2017

Jobs, who created Apple in 1976 with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, introduced three of the company's most iconic products in its history: the Macintosh in 1984, the iPod in 2001, and the iPhone in 2007.

He stepped down as...

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05:39
Sky Q is getting system-wide voice control

Back in March, Sky finally introduced voice search for its next-gen Sky Q service. With it, you can request specific TV shows and movies, or look through its vast library by mumbling the names of actors, directors and film genres. Now, Sky is going a...

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05:34
An Apple Patent Application Relating to Face Mapping...

Today the European Patent Office published a patent application from Apple that was originally filed in Germany back on September 05, 2017, or days before Face ID was introduced at the new Steve Jobs Theater. The name of the patent is titled "Krümmungsbasierter Gesichtsdetektor." Google couldn't translate that title into anything meaningful. Apple's patent abstract describes face mapping ...

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05:31
India may grant Apple retail presence, tax breaks in...




Apple has asked the Indian government for a number of exemptions following the start of production of iPhones within the country, and officials signaled on Thursday that they are weighing the requests.

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05:29
Details on the iPhone X notch interface

A detailed post from Max Rudberg, lots of pictures, makes me feel more comfortable with the notch itself and how it might look in different situations.

A few highlights:

Regardless of your feelings for the notch, the reality is that to do a near edge-to-edge screen on a phone in 2017; you need to make place for sensors and speaker. The technology to hide them behind the screen simply is not here. We’ve seen different manufacturers choose different solutions to the problem. This is the one Apple chose, so let’s work with what we got.

That last bit is exactly right. These are the cards we’ve been dealt. Let’s work with that.

The familiar 20 pt tall status bar, the same height it’s been since the first iPhone, is now 44 pt tall on iPhone X.

That’s more than twice the height but, of course, it’s now split in two. Not our space to play with, so no reason for developers to worry through what will fit in the so-called horns.

If nothing else, just...

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05:29
Google is paying publishers to be on its Snapchat...

Snapchat has turned its Discover section into a popular destination for its 166 million users, and a money-spinner in its own right. Google, the web's biggest ad company, thinks it can go one better. Word's already leaked that the search giant is wor...

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05:22
Patent describes clever method allowing an Apple...

Anyone who’s ever had a blood pressure test will know that it normally involves an inflatable cuff that squeezes your arm until it cuts off circulation, then gradually deflates it, measuring the point at which circulation first resumes and then returns to normal.

But an Apple patent published today describes a clever method for calculating blood pressure using nothing more than an Apple Watch with a sensor-equipped band …

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05:15
Apple releases watchOS 4.0.1 update, works to...

Apple’s watchOS 4.0.1 update is out and it works to improve the reliability of LTE cellular connections without an iPhone nearby.

Apple Watch owners can now download watchOS 4.0.1 via the official Watch app on a paired iPhone. Release notes accompanying the software say that it addresses the Wi-Fi bug that could prevent LTE connectivity when near a public hotspot.

Given that LTE connectivity provides a significant drain on battery life, the Apple Watch tends to opt to use Wi-Fi networks when possible. Prior to the watchOS 4.0.1 update, the Apple Watch failed to identify public Wi-Fi networks with portals, which cannot be accessed without accepting terms and conditions. Without a browser or full-fledged iOS operating system, watchOS is unable to connect to such networks.

With the release of watchOS 4.0, the Apple Watch would still attempt to connect to the public Wi-Fi networks rather than reverting to LTE. This left some users unable to access date on the go...

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05:02
Instagram tool finally lets you cross-post Stories...

You'll probably have a lot more Facebook Stories to watch in the near future... except you can also watch most of them on Instagram. According to TechCrunch, the social network has begun rolling out a feature that allows you to cross-post Instagram S...

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05:00
Apple acquires/hires Init.ai staff to help guide new...

Apple has apparently acquired/hired the staff of Init.ai, a small, six person startup known for its customer service automation software.

Init.ai’s product is described as the following:

…a smart assistant for customer representatives to parse and get better insights from their interactions with users, as well as automate some of the interactions…

It’s been stated that there was no intellectual property included in the deal, but was instead about bringing the Init.ai team to Apple to work on Siri.

Back at WWDC this past summer, Apple announced a new feature for iOS 11 called Business Chat.

The Business Chat feature is thought to be Apple’s way of competing with Facebook and Twitter by making it more efficient for customers to communicate with brands. Apple is said to be working to incorporate this integration into Siri, Spotlight, Safari, and Maps will help it attract users.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available....

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05:00
Four Major New Capabilities in Notes in iOS 11

“Take Control of iOS 11” author Josh Centers walks you through what’s new in Notes under iOS 11, including inline sketching, new formatting options, tables, and a decent document scanner.

 

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04:35
Apple is Developing Watch Technology to Detect Heart...

On September 26, 2017 Patently Apple posted a report titled "The FDA Selects Apple and 9 other Tech Companies for Pilot Program Designed to Fast Track Mobile Device Innovations." The program is meant to let the companies get products pre-cleared rather than going through the agency's standard application and approval process that can take months. Apple is now working on making Apple Watch detect heart abnormalities and have now filed for a patent that will add blood pressure technology.

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04:33
Behind-the-scenes documentary for Pink’s new album...

A behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of Pink’s upcoming album Beautiful Trauma is coming exclusively to Apple Music later this month. You can see a trailer below.

Making an album is so many moving pieces, a lot of parts. The studio sessions, and you write the songs, and you have to finish the songs, and somebody’s in New York and somebody’s  in Philadelphia, and then there’s a choir in Philadelphia, and then it’s photo-shoots, it’s video-shoots. There are dance rehearsals, and maybe you’re on a festival tour at the same time over here, and you’re getting regular for your regular tour …

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04:32
Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 GPS and LTE Models Now in...

Apple Watch Nike+ GPS and LTE Series 3 models are now available to buy in stores across Australia, Europe and China, with customers already posting shots of their newly acquired smartwatches on the MacRumors forums and over on Reddit.

Several posts confirm that in some cases, customers are cancelling their online orders held up in shipping and are walking into local brick-and-mortar stores to buy their chosen Nike+ Series 3 model outright.

MacRumors forum member griffith_500 posted the above photo explaining that he preordered the Nike+ LTE with a reseller only to be informed today that they wouldn't receive...

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04:15
AR headsets forecast to gain momentum by 2020

IDC (www.idc.com) is forecasting the combined augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headset market to reach 13.7 million units in 2017, growing to 81.2 million units by 2021 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 56.1%.

According to the research group, VR headsets will account for more than 90% of the market until 2019 while AR will account for the rest. In the final two years of forecast (2020—2021) IDC expects AR headsets to experience exponential growth as they capture a quarter of the market by the end of the forecast.

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04:13
Kool Tools: Lightpad Block

ROLI’s new Lightpad Block and a upgrades to its NOISE app further advance the position of ROLI BLOCKS as the a versatile and expressive portable music creation system.

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04:02
Apple looks likely to get green light on retail...

Apple’s long-standing request to open its own retail stores in India looks likely to be approved by the Indian government after Chinese brand Oppo was granted permission. Apple products are currently sold locally by authorized resellers.

The Indian government only allows single-brand retail stores when at least 30% of the products sold are manufactured in the country. As the iPhone accounts for a high percentage of Apple’s sales, with the SE a popular model in India because of its relative affordability, it seems likely that the requirement will be hit thanks to...

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04:01
Investigators are using AI to find who betrayed Anne...

In August of 1944, Anne Frank and her family were captured by the Gestapo after spending a gruelling two years hidden in a secret annex within their apartment. The prolific diarist's work would posthumously bring her fame and recognition the world ov...

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04:00
Where’s the antenna support on streaming-TV boxes?

As Roku and Amazon add cool new antenna integration to their smart TVs, streaming players get left out.

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03:00
The Morning After: Thursday, October 5th 2017

Hey, good morning!

All Google everything. You name it, and Google launched it. Phones, headphones, VR, speakers, camera, laptop -- and all with AI in one form or another. It's Thursday.

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02:46
Single-Lens Google Pixel 2 Camera Takes Top Spot...

The new Google Pixel 2 has bumped the iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 off the number one spot to become the top-performing smartphone camera in DxO Labs' mobile photography tests.

Just a day after Samsung's latest device matched Apple's largest iPhone 8 handset with an overall DxOMark score of 94, Google's newly launched Pixel 2 has now beaten both dual-lens devices with a score of 98, despite despite its rear-mounted single-camera design.

Its top scores in most of our traditional photo and video categories put it ahead of our previous (tied) leaders, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, despite the Pixel 2 coming in lower in the new Zoom and Bokeh categories. The Pixel 2 is also a major step forward from the Pixel (which was our...

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02:04
While Apple's 3D Camera Module for iPhone X...

While the rumors of low yield rates for the iPhone X's depth 3D sensing module persist, delay issues in general for the new 3D camera modules is quickly becoming a real headache for Apple's Android competitors.

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01:55
Adidas will finally start selling shoes made by its...

The robot factory Adidas built in Germany is now fully functional and ready to start making the first Speedfactory shoe that will be sold to the public. Adidas has revealed that it plans to use its Speedfactory's robots to manufacture a series of Adi...

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01:29
Indian Government Considering Exemptions sought by...

Patently Apple posted a report yesterday titled "With China's Oppo getting the Green Light to Open Flagship Stores in India, Analysts think Apple Could be Next." Today the needle to advance Apple's cause in India nudged higher. A new report today claims that the Indian Government is seriously considering to grant Apple ...

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00:50
Discovery and Google team up on globe-spanning VR...

Discovery is partnering with Google on a virtual reality travel series that spans all seven continents. The 38-episode experience explores the rituals and traditions of cultures in North and South America, Asia, Australia, Africa, Antartica, and Euro...

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00:04
Apple and the future of photography in Depth: iPhone...




When iPhone launched ten years ago it took basic photos and no video. Apple has since rapidly advanced its capabilities in mobile photography to the point where iPhone is now globally recognized for its billboard-sized artwork and has been used to shoot feature length films for cinematic release. iOS 11 now achieves a new level of image capture with Depth. Here's at look at the future of photos, with a focus on new features debuted in iPhone 8 Plus.

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Wednesday October 4

23:47
Review: Infani Smart Baby Monitor




The field of iOS-connected baby health products remains somewhat small, but every once in a while there are products that are very interesting. Infani's smart baby monitor is one of these.

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23:45
Russia is hacking the phones of NATO soldiers

Russia's digital warfare campaign isn't limited to targeting distant servers. The Wall Street Journal has learned that Russian hackers are targeting individual NATO soldiers near, such as those deployed to Poland and the Baltic states. The intruders...

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22:44
Apple Music will stream documentary on Pink's...

Superstar Pink is about to launch her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma, on October 13th. To celebrate (and get the hype machine moving, of course), she's teamed up with Apple Music for an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary titled On the Re...

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21:33
Thanks to Alexa, you can start a Nissan SUV with...

The latest skill for Amazon's Alexa doesn't connect it to some gadget or appliance -- it's to lightly operate Nissan cars. Following last week's news that BMW's next models would work with the voice-controlled assistant, Nissan has announced that som...

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20:59
Transmit 5.0.4 - Excellent FTP/SFTP client.

Transmit is an excellent FTP (file transfer protocol), SFTP, S3 (Amazon.com file hosting) and iDisk/WebDAV client that allows you to upload, download, and delete files over the internet. With the most Mac-like interface available, Transmit makes FTP as simple, fun, and easy as it can possibly be.



Version 5.0.4:

Note: version 5.0 is a paid upgrade unless the app was purchased after 2017-06-01. For more information, please go here.

New:

  • S3: Dual Stack Endpoint support
  • S3: Direct endpoint URL support
  • Added the ability to drag folders from the path bar
  • Transmit Disk: Now supports macOS 10.13. (Follow the prompt to install the new version.)

Improved:

  • Improved servers list truncation when displayed at small sizes
  • Added support for SSH keys that are encrypted after generation
  • ...
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20:59
Bartender 3.0.12 - Organize your menu-bar apps.

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

Features

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



Version 3.0.12:

New or Improved

  • Completely rewritten for modern macOS - Bartender 3 has been completely rewritten from the ground up in Swift using best practices to work with modern macOS, it also paves the way for many new features we have planned. The biggest change is we no longer require a helper to be installed in menu item apps to control them. This...
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20:59
VueScan 9.5.88 - Scanner software with advanced...

VueScan is a scanning program that works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. VueScan is easy to use, and has advanced features for restoring faded colors, batch scanning and other features used by professional photographers.

Why should you use VueScan?

  • Easy to use - just run VueScan, press Preview, adjust the cropping, then press Scan.
  • Accurate colors - uses ICC profiles and IT8 calibration.
  • Powerful - dozens of advanced options.
  • Faster workflow - can edit one image while the next image is being scanned (most scanner software won't let you work with one image while another is being scanned).
  • Simple to install - installing VueScan changes nothing on your system, installs nothing in your operating system and all other scanner software will continue to function.

The list of supported scanners is...

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20:16
Solar power is the fastest growing source of global...

Solar power was the fastest-growing source of global energy last year, overtaking growth from all other forms, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The spurt is largely attributed to lower prices and changing government policies encour...

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19:41
Airbnb and WeWork team up to find desks for business...

There's one thing a hotel can offer that most Airbnbs can't: easy access to a conference room and various office amenities. In an effort to make up for that and to entice young professionals to book a rental rather than a hotel room, Airbnb has teame...

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19:10
Watch Google's Pixel 2 event in under 15 minutes

Google dropped a ton of new hardware on us at today's event: two phones, two smart speakers, a new laptop, smart earbuds that instantly translate words into your language, a camera that takes its own pictures and a revamped VR headset. Did we miss an...

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17:36
Apple ceases iOS 10.3.3 and iOS 11 code signing...




Apple on Wednesday stopped signing code for iOS 10.3.3 and the first version of iOS 11, preventing users from installing potentially vulnerable legacy operating systems in favor of the latest iOS 11.0.2 update.

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16:37
Apple stops signing iOS 10.3.3 and iOS 11, making...

Apple, as it usually does following the release of new versions of iOS, has stopped signing iOS 10.3.3 and iOS 11. The company originally released iOS 11 last month and has since pushed two iterative bug fix updates to users.

more…

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15:58
Ohio State University Working With Apple on Digital...

Ohio State University today announced that it has worked with Apple to create a comprehensive, university-wide digital learning experience that includes an iOS design laboratory and opportunities for students to learn coding skills.

Called the Digital Flagship University, the initiative will include an effort to integrate learning technology into the entire university experience. Along with the aforementioned iOS design lab, which will be available to faculty, staff, students, and members of the broader community, the university will aim to help students "enhance their career-readiness in the app economy."

Apple CEO Tim Cook commented on the partnership, and said it will give students access to Apple's new coding curriculum."At Apple, we believe technology has the power to transform the classroom and empower students to learn in new and exciting ways.

"This unique program will give students...

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15:26
watchOS 4.0.1 Aims to Fix Apple Watch Series 3...

In an attempt to address the problems early reviewers experienced with cellular connectivity on the Apple Watch Series 3, Apple has released watchOS 4.0.1 with a fix that prevents it from preferring inappropriate Wi-Fi networks instead of LTE.

 

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15:22
Apple partners with Ohio State University to launch...




Ohio State University on Wednesday announced it is working with Apple to Digital Flagship University, a school-wide digital learning program that involves an iOS laboratory that will serve not only students, but the wider community.

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15:19
Apple partners with Ohio State University for new ‘...

Ohio State University today announced a partnership with Apple that will see the two establish a Digital Flagship University. The initiative will focus on education innovation for students and economic development opportunities for the community, featuring an iOS design laboratory and much more…

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15:01
AWT news Update: October 4, 2017

Google's new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones

A lot of hardware was announced today; sadly, not by Apple. Today's podcast looks at one of our sponsor's products, a change in categories in the iOS App Store, a ton of hardware products from Google targeting Apple, and a new smart speaker from Sonos:

  • Tired of the same old green or blue text bubbles? Get Color Text Bubbles (free to try, $0.99 to buy) to spark things up in Messages
  • Three sections of the iOS App Store are going away
  • Google announces everything but a smart, internet-enabled kitchen sink at a product reveal today
  • Sonos previewed the Sonos One, which may eventually get AirPlay 2 compatibility like some other products from the speaker manufacturer

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15:00
Google Debuts Its $400 Google Home Max Speaker To...

In addition to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google debuted a $400 speaker, called Home Max, that looks to compete directly with Apple's recently announced HomePod. The Home Max is a larger Google Home that features stereo speakers and more premium looks and materials. It's expected to go on sale in December in the U.S. TechCrunch reports: It can tune its audio to its own space, analyzing the sound coming from the speaker using its built in microphones to determine the best equalizer settings. This is called Smart Sound, and it evolves over time and based on where you move the speaker, using built-in machine learning. It has Cast functionality, as well as input via stereo 3.5 mm jack. Home Max can output sound that's up to 20 times more powerful than the standard version of Home, Google says, and it has two 4.5 inch woofers on board with two 0.7 inch custom-built tuners. It can sit in either vertical or horizontal orientation, and it comes in both 'chalk' and 'charcoal.' Of course,...

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14:46
Watch: HEIF vs. JPEG on iPhone 8 compared




Apple announced support for the High Efficiency Image File (HEIF) photo format at WWDC in June, a standard that supposedly retains image quality while boasting better compression that results in files half the size of past formats. We decided to test out Apple's claims by using our iPhone 8 Plus to take photos in the legacy JPEG format and HEIF, then comparing them side by side.

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14:40
Ohio State collaborates with Apple to launch digital...

The iOS design lab will offer technological training and certification to students, faculty, staff and members of the broader community interested in developing apps in Swift, the Apple programming language used to write some of the most successful apps in the App Store. The lab will support educational innovation, career development for students and economic development opportunities for the central Ohio community and the university’s other campus locations.

The Digital Flagship University initiative will launch during the 2017-18 academic year. The iOS design lab will open in a temporary space in 2018, moving to a permanent location in 2019. Students will begin training in Swift coding in spring semester 2018.

Sounds like a great program for the school and Apple.

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14:33
Renders imagine rumored ‘iPhone X Plus’ with 6.4-...

Even though we’re still a month away from the iPhone X making its way to consumers, many are already looking towards next year. Building off of reports claiming Apple has a 6-inch iPhone in the work, iDropNews today has shared a new set of renders that imagine that large-screened iPhone…

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14:31
Apple hires Init.ai team to work on Siri

Earlier this week, a small startup called Init.ai announced that it soon would be discontinuing its service — a smart assistant for customer representatives to parse and get better insights from their interactions with users, as well as automate some of the interactions — because the team was (according to a notice on the site) “joining a project that touches the lives of countless people across the world.” TechCrunch has now learned what that project is: the team is joining Apple.

This is great news. As much as Apple touts Siri and how smart it is, I still can’t get it to work reliably.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:55
Apple releases watchOS 4.0.1 to fix Series 3 LTE/Wi-...

Today, Apple released watchOS 4.0.1, an update that is designed to fix a Wi-Fi issue that some Apple Watch Series 3 models with LTE cellular capabilities experienced. The issue, which had caused some early Series 3 reviewers to pan the device when they ran into the problem, caused the Watch to connect to an inaccessible but familiar Wi-Fi network instead of to an LTE network.

As noted in the update notes seen above, "watchOS 4.0.2 fixes issues that, in rare cases, were causing Apple Watch to join unauthenticated (captive) Wi-Fi networks, such as those found in public places like coffee shops and hotels, which direct the user to a webpage before the network can be accessed."

To install the update, go to the Watch app on your iPhone, go to General > Software Update. Place your Apple Watch Series 3 on its charger (it must have at least 50 percent of a charge to even begin downloading the update), and make sure it is connected to Wi-Fi. 

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13:33
Permit breakdown pegs Apple Park 'spaceship...




It cost upwards of $427.5 million to build Apple Park's main ring alone, according to a report this week which examined building permits for each of the 15 major structures at Apple's new headquarters.

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13:31
Apple acquisition of Init.ai bolsters Siri team

Apple has acquired a six-person startup called Init.ai that is known for "...a smart assistant for customer representatives to parse and get better insights from their interactions with users, as well as automate some of the interactions." 

Via Init.ai

TechCrunch, which spilled the news today, notes that no intellectual property (i.e., patents, research, etc...) has been included in the deal, and the main reason for Apple's acquisition was to get the Init.ai team to work on Siri.

It's also thought that the Init.ai team may be tasked with building out Business Chat, a feature of Messages that was announced at WWDC 2017 but not actually included in iOS 11. Business Chat apparently allows users to chat with businesses for customer support, information like location and business...

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13:20
iPhone X approved by FCC, clearing way for October...

Apple's wildly anticipated iPhone X has received the approval of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which clears the way for pre-orders to begin as scheduled on October 27 -- just 23 days from now. 

The iPhone X product pages still contain a footnote saying that FCC approval has not been obtained -- "iPhone X has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained." -- but the notes should be removed shortly.

All devices that emit RF (radio frequency) signals must be approved by the FCC before they can be sold in the United States. This ensures that the devices do not cause harmful interference (particularly to radio services used for the public welfare), that they meet human RF exposure limits, and comply with other rules governing the use of radio devices.

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13:11
Three more reports of swollen batteries in iPhone 8...




Three more reports of swollen iPhone 8 Plus batteries have surfaced in international markets, but the current rate of failure is still well within industry norms for infant failure of lithium ion batteries.

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13:00
EU Takes Ireland To Court For Not Claiming Apple Tax...

Philip Blenkinsop, reporting for Reuters: The European Commission said on Wednesday it was taking Ireland to the European Court of Justice for its failure to recover up to 13 billion euros ($15.3 billion) of tax due from Apple, a move labeled as "regrettable" by Dublin. The Commission ordered the U.S. tech giant in August 2016 to pay the unpaid taxes as it ruled the firm had received illegal state aid, one of a number of deals the EU has targeted between multinationals and usually smaller EU states. "More than one year after the Commission adopted this decision, Ireland has still not recovered the money," EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said, adding that Dublin had not even sought a portion of the sum.


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12:57
Transmit 5.0.4 - Excellent FTP/SFTP client.

Transmit is an excellent FTP (file transfer protocol), SFTP, S3 (Amazon.com file hosting) and iDisk/WebDAV client that allows you to upload, download, and delete files over the internet. With the most Mac-like interface available, Transmit makes FTP as simple, fun, and easy as it can possibly be.



Version 5.0.4:

Note: version 5.0 is a paid upgrade unless the app was purchased after 2017-06-01. For more information, please go here.

New:

  • S3: Dual Stack Endpoint support
  • S3: Direct endpoint URL support
  • Added the ability to drag folders from the path bar
  • Transmit Disk: Now supports macOS 10.13. (Follow the prompt to install the new version.)

Improved:

  • Improved servers list truncation when displayed at small sizes
  • Added support for SSH keys that are encrypted after generation
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12:52
Apple reinforcing macOS, iOS Siri team with acqui-...




Apple appears to have bought out a Init.ai -- a startup focused on machine learning and processing of natural language originally intended to assist in customer service -- to enhance Siri in some way.

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12:45
Final Cut Pro X update coming soon with High Sierra/...

Final Cut Pro X users will be happy to hear Apple is planning an update that will arrive before the end of the year that will include support for macOS High Sierra and iOS 11 features.

While we’ve learned the update will include support for “many” of the new features in High Sierra and iOS 11 released to the public last month, perhaps the most notable will be support for H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) that arrived with iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra… more…

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12:41
Apple acquihires small startup Init.ai to work on...

The smart assistant competition between Apple, Amazon, and Google is growing every day. Until now Siri has been focused on end-users, but a new acquihire by Apple is pointing to Siri moving in a different direction.

more…

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12:27
Apple trapped me on iOS — perhaps forever

The author may not realize it but this is actually a hilarious whine about just how good and consistent the iOS experience is.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:20
Apple releases watchOS 4.0.1 with fix for Series 3...

Enlarge / Call options in the Phone app. (credit: Valentina Palladino)

Apple released a software update for its Series 3 watches today that will upgrade watchOS 4 to watchOS 4.0.1. This is the first software update to watchOS 4 since it became available for all Apple Watch models on September 19. The watchOS 4.0.1 update focuses on fixing a peculiar Wi-Fi issue some Series 3 with LTE models experienced. That issue prevented the devices from connecting to LTE in favor of connecting to an inaccessible but familiar Wi-Fi network.

The update page...

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12:18
Apple Receives FCC Approval for iPhone X Ahead of...

Apple today received approval from the United States Federal Communications Commission for its upcoming iPhone X models, meaning the devices have passed all of the requisite tests and are cleared for sale.

Since the iPhone X was introduced, Apple's iPhone X product pages have included the following footnote noting that FCC approval had yet to be obtained:iPhone X has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.The FCC must approve all radio-transmitting devices before they are able to be legally sold in the United States, including all iPhones. The FCC's program is designed to ensure that RF devices in the United States "operate effectively," do not cause harmful interference, meet human RF exposure limits, and comply with other FCC rules.

Three iPhone X models have been approved for sale by the FCC, so Apple...

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11:59
Latest Camera+ app update brings smile mode, full...

The popular third-party app Camera+ has received a big update today that includes a new design, smile mode, support for iOS 11’s HEIF format, full depth support, and an improved viewfinder.

more…

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11:53
∞ Apple releases watchOS 4.0.1, fixing Wi-Fi issue

Apple on Wednesday released an update for Apple Watch owners that fixes an issue where the watch would join—and stay connected to—unauthenticated (captive) Wi-Fi networks.

You can download the update by opening the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, going to General > Software Update and then follow the onscreen instructions.

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11:53
Apple pulls Catalogs category from App Store, Dice...




Apple on Wednesday informed developers that it's removing three sections from the iOS App Store, including the Catalog category, and two Games subcategories, Dice and Educational.

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11:45
Apple fixes Apple Watch Series 3 cellular bug with...

If you’ve been putting off buying the Apple Watch Series 3 because of reported cellular connectivity issues, you might want to put your order in now. Apple on Wednesday released watchOS 4.0.1, an update that fixes the problem that was widely reported by members of the media who had early access to the Watch for review.

The problem was due to the Watch switching to a Wi-Fi connection. Wi-Fi hotspots that display a confirmation webpage (such as those at Starbucks) would cause connection problems for the Watch. The watchOS 4.0.1 update fixes this bug.

In order to install the update, your Apple Watch need to have at least a 50 percent charge, and it must be connected to the charger. With the Watch within range of your iPhone, launch the Watch iPhone app and tap General > Software Update.

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11:42
Jamf works with Bungie to improve 'iPad for...




Apple device management firm Jamf has teamed up with The Bungie Foundation to give children in hospital a better experience while undergoing treatment, providing young patients with access to an iPad loaded with a variety of apps and other content to entertain and reduce distress.

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11:40
Get 10% off Zizo cases for Apple’s new iPhone 8...

Thank you to our sponsor Zizo Wireless, a new school company with old school traditions.

To celebrate the launch of the iPhone 8 and 8+. the company is offering 9to5Mac readers an exclusive 10% off all cases for a limited time. With new product lines for Apple’s latest release and the upcoming X, Zizo offers protective cases for active lifestyles at fair prices even before our exclusive discount. 

Get 10% off Zizo Wireless cases for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus w/ promo code “9to5Zizo”

We know the cost of a new Apple device isn’t exactly friendly on the wallet, so if you’re interested in saving a couple bucks in the protection department hit the link below to redeem this exclusive offer. And head past the fold for a hands-on look at Zizo’s latest collection for the...

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11:33
Apple Hires AI Team From Init.ai to Join Work on Siri

Apple this week "acqui-hired" the team from Init.ai, a startup that designed a smart assistant to allow customer service representatives to easily parse through and automate some interactions with users, reports TechCrunch.

The startup focused on creating an AI with natural language processing and machine learning to analyze chat-based conversations between humans.

Init.ai announced that it was shutting down its service earlier this week to join a new project.Today is an exciting day for our team. Init.ai is joining a project that touches the lives of countless people across the world. We are thrilled and excited at the new opportunities this brings us.

However, this means Init.ai will discontinue its service effective December 16th 2017. While we wish to make this transition as smooth as possible,...

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11:24
ShotBox by Josh Parnham

Daniel Jalkut was asking on Twitter about screenshot apps.

Skitch for Mac seems possibly abandoned, and has become very buggy in 10.13. What are folks’ favorite Mac screenshot tools these days?

— Daniel Jalkut (@danielpunkass) October 4, 2017

He got a bunch of responses for many different apps. Macfixer suggested one I hadn’t heard about:

I’ve been using ShotBox recently, it’s totally a “duh, why didn’t I think of that?” kind of app:https://t.co/j3r5Q4lRHQ

— macfixer (@macfixer) October 4, 2017

So I...

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11:23
About the security content of watchOS 4.0.1

This document describes the security content of watchOS 4.0.1.

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