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Friday January 6

05:15
HDMI 2.1 specification notes released, could bring...

The HDMI standard is about to get that much niftier.

Version 2.1 of the HDMI specification has been released. The new version of the standard includes eARC support for object-based audio and advanced audio signal control, wider dynamic HDR, and “Game Mode VRR” allowing a GPU to change the refresh rate of the image on the fly.

The standard was developed by the HDMI Forum’s Technical Working Group whose members represent some of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics, personal computers, mobile devices, cables and components.

HDMI and its new cabling remains backwards compatible to older equipment and the new specification will be available to all HDMI 2.0 Adopters and they will be notified when it is released early in the second quarter of 2017.

HDMI is currently supported across Apple’s entire product line via either a direct HDMI connection, an embedded HDMI implementation in Lightning, USB 3.0 or 3.1 type-C, or Thunderbolt 3....

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05:00
Apple Pay to gain support, integration at more than...

You’ll soon be able to use Apple Pay to buy additional snacks.

Vending company USA Technologies announced today that Apple Pay is getting support for its MORE loyalty card and payroll deduct program that is accepted at more than 300,000 vending machines across the US.

Following the integration, customers will be able to take advantage of offers, promotions and discounts at the self-serve machines.

The final deadline for the integration has yet to be announced, although the company has said this will be completed nationwide “over the coming months”.

Apple Pay is now supported through over 1600 supported banks and credit unions in the US with the service adding an additional 17 institutions just earlier this week. The service is also available through a growing list of partners internationally in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, France, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

As of December, Apple...

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04:59
GraphicConverter 10.3.1 - $39.95

GraphicConverter is an all-purpose image-editing program that can import 200 different graphic-based formats, edit the image, and export it to any of 80 available file formats.

The high-end editing tools are perfect for graphic manipulation as well as the ability to use Photoshop-compatible plug-ins. It offers batch-conversion capabilities, a slide-show window, batch rename, batch and individual editing of metadata (EXIF, IPTC, XMP) and so much more.



Version 10.3.1:

New Features

  • Menu: new image from clipboard after copy of movie frame will set the exif date from the movie date
  • Image context menu: show open images as slideshow
  • Browser: added duplicate batch item to the toolbar
  • Slideshow prefs: loop movie option

Updated Features

  • Batch: insert text will add automatically a line break if required
  • Batch: insert text supports typefaces
  • Japanese, Danish...
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04:53
Apple Reportedly Shifting to IGZO TFT-LCD Panels for...

Apple may continue to procure a-Si TFT-LCD panels for the MacBook Pro until the end of the first quarter of 2017 and then shift to IGZO ...

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04:53
Macs Fan Control 1.4.5.0 - Monitor and control your...

Macs Fan Control allows you to monitor and control almost any aspect of your computer's fans, with support for controlling fan speed, temperature sensors pane, menu-bar icon, and autostart with system option.

  • Software solution to noise problems such as those caused by iMac HDD replacement, or overheating problems like those found on a MacBook Pro
  • Set any constant value to any fan (e.g., minimum)
  • Control fan speed in relation to a temperature sensor (e.g., 3rd party HDD)
  • Real-time monitoring of Mac's fans speed and temperature sensors including 3rd party HDD/SSD (using S.M.A.R.T.)
  • Display menu bar icon
  • Compatible with OS X 10.7 Lion or later (version for OS X 10.6 in Related Links)



Version 1.4.5.0:

Note: Now requires a 64-bit Intel processor

Improved

  • Restore automatic fan control before going to sleep mode and after exit
  • The app...
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04:30
Dell debuts world’s first 32-inch, 8K monitor (who...

There have been rumors of an iMac with Retina 8K display. I’ve predicted that we wouldn’t see one before 2020, but I may be wrong. At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Dell introduced the UP3218K, world’s first 32-inch, 8K monitor.

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

Juniper Research forecasts that 8K smart TV shipments will grow more than threefold between 2020 and 2021, to reach over 400,000 per annum by the end of the forecast period.

Of course, even if Apple does release an 8K iMac, only a few of us might be able to afford it. Dell’s UP3218K will be launching later this year, for a whopping $4,999. And, currently, there’s only one commercially available 8K TV currently on the market (pictured) -- it's from LG and is priced at $133,000) --  so 8K content is a long way from becoming...

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04:28
Cute thermal printer turns your iPhone content into...

I may live a paperless life myself, but not everyone does. If you’re someone who prefers physical reminders of things you need to do, the Mangoslab Nemonic may be for you: it’s a small thermal printer that can print anything on your iPhone onto a sticky note.

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04:21
While Samsung's Mobile Division Nose Dived this...

While the numbers won't be final until the end of the month, Samsung is reporting today that they've had their best quarter in three years posting a 50 percent surge in quarterly operating profit. Obviously Samsung's profits didn't come from their mobile division due to their disastrous Note7 being pulled from the market.

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04:05
Enterprises prefer Microsoft Azure; SMBs favor...

 A new survey by Clutch (https://clutch.co), a B2B IT ratings and reviews firm, found that enterprises strongly prefer Microsoft Azure, while small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) gravitate toward Google Cloud Platform. The survey was conducted in order to gain more knowledge on the "Big Three" cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure.

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04:00
Apple tech supports UPMC Susquehanna Surgical Center

Doctors and nurses are drawn to Apple’s iPad to assist in treating patients at UPMC Susquehanna. Surgery Center and Extended Care Unit Patient Care Manager Deanna Shamsie, RN, BSN, says the installation of Apple technology has streamlined communication among the UPMC Susquehanna perioperative team. 

Medical staff use a computer stationed at the main desk of the new Surgery Center at Williamsport Regional Medical Center to log patient data for daily surgical procedures that include everything from heart valve replacement to tonsillectomies. Greater than 30 iPads mounted to the wall of each pre- and post-op patient bay include a touchscreen checklist for medical staff to press to indicate the patient’s status with a time stamp. Once the patient is assigned a bed, a nurse touches the iPad to begin tracking the time for the patient’s experience. The patient’s record includes the nurse’s name and milestones of surgical care that are checked off throughout their experience.

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04:00
Mattel and Microsoft reveal Aristotle, a tabletop...

Let’s face it: The first digital assistants for the home—Amazon Echo and Google Home—often feel like simple Internet portals with thin veneers of humanity to make them feel more warm and fuzzy. But now Mattel is trying to go beyond that with Aristotle, a personality-driven hardware assistant designed just for kids.

Through a partnership with Microsoft (which will lend its Cortana digital assistance technology to the project), the $249 Aristotle straddles the line between a digital nanny for parents and a teaching companion for kids. Though it all might sound a bit hokey, the hardware’s pedigree is sound: Aristotle is the brainchild of of Mattel's nabi team, which use...

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03:56
Apple confirms plan to open its first ever retail...

A report back in September suggested that Apple was planning to open its first ever retail store in South Korea, close to Samsung’s HQ in Seoul. Apple has today confirmed this to Reuters.

“We’re excited about opening our first Apple Store in Korea, one of the world’s economic centers and a leader in telecommunication and technology, with a vibrant K-culture,” Apple told Reuters in a statement Friday. “We’re now hiring the team that will offer our customers in Seoul the service, education and entertainment that is loved by Apple customers around the world.”

Apple didn’t comment on one juicy aspect of the earlier rumor …

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03:46
Default Folder X 5.1.2 - 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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03:41
Official Beats Instagram photo fuels rumors about a...

A photo posted to the official Beats by Dre Instagram page has led some people to suggest that the rumors of a new ‘Jet White’ iPhone 7 are real. The photo is certainly convincing at first glance, depicting an iPhone with a stark white finish and black Apple logo (pictured left). The possibility of a new white iPhone 7 finish, to be released before the iPhone 8 in the fall, was first raised by a report in November.

However, it is unlikely that Beats will leak a new iPhone design ahead of an official unveiling by Apple. Given the device’s characteristics, it seems like what is pictured is actually a silver iPhone 6s or an iPhone 5c …

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03:24
Apple confirms our Report that the first Flagship...

In December Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple to Open First Flagship Store in South Korea's Garosugil Shopping District in 2017." Apple's first flagship store is reportedly on track for November 2017. Today Apple confirmed that they will be opening their first flagship store in South Korea as we first reported.

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00:06
Apple History: Acorn, a virtual click-wheel-based OS...

Sonny Dickson this evening posted posted a log and video of a never before seen in public version of pre-iPhone era software that was built as an alternative OS to what eventually became iOS.

The OS, which was devised in the iPod’s heyday, was based on a virtual click-wheel that was put on the touch display. A set of menus is navigated with the touch much like one would using an iPod of the time. In the era of multi-touch the idea seems quaint but when everyone is using iPods, the UI makes a lot of sense as a small step rather than the giant leap to iPhone OS, what eventually became iOS.

Check out the video below:

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00:00
Kool Tools: ZEE Smart Core

Hello ZEE’s ZEE Smart Core provides an all-in-one accessory in one sleek package. It provides stylish protection while simultaneously adding power, light, memory, and cutting edge charging capabilities to any Apple phone or tablet.

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Thursday January 5

21:23
Altered Beats photo ad with silver iPhone 7 sparks...




Rumors of a "Jet White" iPhone 7 refuse to die. Stirring up the pot on Thursday was Apple's own Beats brand, which posted to the web a photo that appears to reveal a glossy white version of this year's flagship iPhone.

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21:05
Downtown Brooklyn Apple store rumored, Fifth Ave...




As rumors swirl that Apple is planning a new retail location near Atlantic Terminal and Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn, the company's iconic Fifth Avenue cube in midtown Manhattan will temporarily relocate as renovations take place.

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20:59
WhatsApp 0.2.2732 - Desktop client for WhatsApp...

WhatsApp is the desktop client for WhatsApp Messenger, a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone, and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.



Version 0.2.2732:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
RapidWeaver 7.2.2 - Create template-based websites...

RapidWeaver is a next-generation Web design application to help you easily create professional-looking Web sites in minutes. No knowledge of complex code is required, RapidWeaver will take care of all that for you. RapidWeaver produces valid XHTML- and CSS-based websites.

One of the perks about using RapidWeaver is that it has a strong custom theme community. You can download themes and edit them from within RapidWeaver and the result is a pretty slick-looking website that takes very little effort.

RapidWeaver also has a lot of custom plug-ins. Some of them make it easier to edit images directly in RapidWeaver. Others make creating a site map a matter of a few clicks. The supportive community that surrounds RapidWeaver is really what makes this great app superior to other WYSIWYG website creation tools. Be sure to check out YourHead.com for some little tools to help spice up your website in...

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20:59
OmniFocus 2.8.1 - 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 2.8.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

New

  • Global Search - You can now change the search scope from "Here" to "Remaining" or "Everything" by clicking the icon in the search field.
  • View Options - The View Options "eye" icon now displays differently when options have been set that are not the default. In addition, the current Perspective’s tab title is italicized to indicate that...
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20:59
calibre 2.76.0 - 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 2.76.0:

Bug Fixes

  • E-book viewer:...
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20:34
Apple to temporarily relocate flagship Fifth Avenue...

Rumors of Apple’s renovation plans for its flagship Fifth Avenue store have been circulating for a while now, but the renovations will soon commence as the company has announced plans to briefly relocate the Fifth Avenue store to a new location during the process…

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20:32
Quick take video review: LG's UltraFine 5K...




Announced in tandem with the 2016 MacBook Pros, LG's 27" UltraFine 5K Display was developed in partnership with Apple. Despite a modest design, the monitor's color accuracy, brightness, contrast and sharpness make it a worthy successor to Apple's defunct Thunderbolt Display.

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19:54
Apple's Iconic Fifth Avenue Store Moving to...

In June 2015 it was reported that Apple would renovate its iconic Fifth Avenue retail store, temporarily relocating its operations to the vacated FAO Schwarz toy store in the General Motors Building. A MacRumors reader spotted a new sign in front of the iconic store that reveals the relocation will happen on January 20.

FAO Schwarz vacated its location in the General Motors Building in July 2015 due to the rising cost of rent. The space is just a couple feet away from the iconic glass cube, making the relocation largely seamless for frequent customers of the Fifth Avenue store.

Apple's Fifth Avenue store and the former FAO Schwarz space, far right (Flickr)

While the extent of the renovations at the Fifth Avenue store are unknown, the company has been expanding or relocating a number of...

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19:32
Apple confirms plans for first South Korean retail...




Following rumors that Apple was scouting locations for its first flagship store in South Korea, the company on Thursday posted retail hiring notices and confirmed that it indeed plans to open a brick-and-mortar outlet in the country.

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19:03
Instagram adds wide color gamut, Live Photos support...




Instagram on Thursday updated made good on promises to incorporate wide color gamut support for iPhone 7 owners in a backend software update that also includes compatibility with Apple's Live Photos.

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18:55
Braven introduces new ‘Flye Sport’ line of fitness-...

As CES continues out in Las Vegas, Braven has taken the wraps off of its latest lineup of wireless in-ear headphones. While Earin announced the new completely wireless M2 earbuds earlier this week, Braven’s options are fitness focused and tailored to a few different preferences.

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17:45
What a Way to Begin 2017

The App Store welcomed 2017 with its busiest single day ever on New Year’s Day, with customers around the world spending $240 million on apps and in-app purchases. Developers earned over $20 billion last year, and to date have earned a cumulative $60 billion from the sale of apps and games. Thank you for the many innovative apps you've created — which together with our products — help to truly enrich people’s lives. See the full press release.

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17:45
What a Way to Begin 2017

The App Store welcomed 2017 with its busiest single day ever on New Year’s Day, with customers around the world spending $240 million on apps and in-app purchases. Developers earned over $20 billion last year, and to date have earned a cumulative $60 billion from the sale of apps and games. Thank you for the many innovative apps you've created — which together with our products — help to truly enrich people’s lives. See the full press release.

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17:40
Instagram rolling out improved image quality for...

Instagram today quietly announced that it is rolling out an update to its iOS app that improves support for the sharper iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cameras and adds Live Photo support. Instagram’s co-founder Mike Krieger made the announcement on Twitter earlier this afternoon (via TechCrunch).

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16:41
Apple moves forward with plans for new Paris...

Nearly a year ago, it was reported that Apple was planning a new flagship retail location in Paris on Champs-Élysées. Now, French news site Mac4Ever has uncovered Apple’s building permit for the location, further confirming the company’s plans to open the store…

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15:49
Apple CEO Tim Cook declines Ireland committee invite...




Irish politicians are accusing Apple CEO Tim Cook of snubbing the country's legislature, and by association the entirety of Ireland, by declining an invitation to answer questions about the European Union's recent tax ruling.

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15:49
Ireland's Sinn Féin Accuses Apple's CEO of...

In a December report Patently Apple reported that John McGuinness, chairman of the Oireachtas all-party Finance Committee had written to Apple's CEO inviting him to attend a hearing in January, along with other senior executives. Today we learn that Apple's CEO won't be attending that meeting to ire of an Irish MP

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15:41
Apple removes the New York Times app in China...

Apple says it’s just playing by the rules...

Over the holidays, Apple removed the New York Times mobile apps, both the English-language version and the Chinese-language version, from the App Store in China. The Times originally reported that its apps were removed on December 23, and Apple confirmed it on Thursday, citing a request from Chinese authorities.

Apple spokesperson Fred Sainz gave the Times the following statement:

“For some time now the New York Times app has not been permitted to display content to most users in China and we have been informed that the app is in violation of local regulations. As a result, the app must be taken down off the China App Store. When this situation changes, the App Store will once again offer the New York Times app for download in China.”

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14:36
Apple's iOS 10 now on 3 out of 4 compatible...




In newly released iOS 10 adoption statistics, Apple on Thursday revealed 76 percent of compatible devices are now running the current generation operating system, a massive uptick since iPhone 7 launched in September.

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14:34
Amazon’s Alexa in your home

At the CES show this week a raft of appliance and home electronics makers said they have added Amazon’s voice-controlled virtual assistant, Alexa, to products ranging from TVs to robot vacuums. For non-techies, CES is the annual Las Vegas geek fest where these companies converge to show off their latest and greatest gizmos and features to more than 100,000 attendees.

We don’t know where this is going yet, but it’s clear that Amazon wants to be the hub in your home, and third-parties are buying in. Siri still seems to be the assistant you carry with you, but not the one that controls your surroundings.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:27
Google, FCA Test-Drive New Open Source Infotainment...


Google and FCA this week showcased a new in-auto infotainment platform at CES in Las Vegas. The open source system combines Uconnect with Android Auto. The companies demonstrated their concept design inside a Chrysler 300 sedan at the show. The integration of Android and Uconnect enables a system built for connectivity and compatibility with the universe of popular Android applications. The demo highlighted integration with Google Assistant, Google Maps, and popular Android apps including Pandora, Spotify, NPR One and Pocket Casts.

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14:24
Tim Cook accused of being ‘disrespectful to the...

Apple’s tax battle in Ireland has been a long and convoluted affair for the company, but adding insult to injury, Tim Cook is now being accused of being “disrespectful” to the country and its citizens.

As noted by The Financial Times, Cook turned down an invitation to talk to a committee of governmental officials investigating Apple’s tax setup in the country, a move that has been seen by some as disrespectful…

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14:14
AWT News Update: January 5, 2017

Although we've been hearing a lot about new products during the past week, it's actually day one of CES 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Here's what's new from CES and from the world of Apple:

  • We do a quick run through the myriad Apple-related announcements made today at CES 2017
  • A new version of the Google Calendar app for iOS devices adds integration to Apple's HealthKit framework
  • iOS 10 adoption is now at 76%, a huge leap from the end of November

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

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Hi, this is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for January 5, 2017.

Although events have been happening all week, today’s the first official day of CES 2017...

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14:05
Meet Pinn, Launchboom's clip-on wearable for...

Think of Launchboom’s new wearable Pinn like the love child of a smartwatch and a Bluetooth headset.

The little gadget that clips to your clothing has a single wireless earbud you can detach to take calls, and it can notify you of text messages and email. The companion app lets you customize which smartphone notifications you want to receive, and they scroll by on the small OLED screen.

Mark Hachman

Pinn also acts as a Bluetooth shutter for taking photos, and a remote control for your music. Oh, and if your latest smartphone doesn’t have a headphone jack for some insane reason, the Pinn does. You can plug your favorite headphones into Pinn, then stream music from your phone. There’s no onboard storage for keeping music on the Pinn itself.

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13:56
JVC, Pioneer, Clarion, & Kenwood launch new...

CES 2017 has officially kicked into full gear ahead of the show opening to the public this weekend, and today we get a look at the latest aftermarket in-dash entertainment systems that support Apple’s CarPlay platform. Announcements at the show include new products from JVC, Clarion, Kenwood, Pioneer, and one of the first aftermarket units to support wireless CarPlay connectivity from Alpine. Head below for all the details.

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13:50
Pepcom at CES: HomeKit Accessories Galore, a Tiny...

One of the best ways to see the highlights of what CES has to offer is at the shows -- CES Unveiled, Pepcom, and ShowStoppers. MacRumors videographer Matt hit up Pepcom last night, where he searched for the coolest, most interesting products available on the show floor.

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Amid the highlights at Pepcom were the motion-activated Ring Floodlight Cam, iDevices HomeKit-enabled switches and outlets, the HomeKit-enabled Eve Series, Incase luggage equipped with batteries and Bluetooth, and a snazzy ...

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13:31
Alpine Introduces $900 Infotainment System With...

While wireless CarPlay implementations have been supported since iOS 9, the functionality has so far been limited to a single BMW model. That will change next month, however, as Alpine has introduced a new aftermarket system with wireless CarPlay that will be available in February for a suggested price of $900.

The wireless support enables drivers to connect an iPhone to CarPlay via Wi-Fi to make and receive calls, access text messages, play music, get directions, check traffic conditions, and more. Previous standard and aftermarket CarPlay configurations have required connecting an iPhone with a Lightning cable.

Alpine's new iLX-107 in-dash receiver, which debuted at...

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13:31
T-Mobile now includes fees & taxes in ONE...

T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere took the stage at CES 2017 today to share the latest Uncarrier news. T-Mobile has announced they are going “All in” on their T-Mobile ONE plans. This means starting on January 22, new customers will only be able to choose the ONE plan. Additionally, the carrier will be including all fees and taxes into the price of your T-Mobile ONE plan.

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13:28
Elago W3 Stand stand makes a charging Apple Watch...




Accessory producer Elago's W3 Stand for the Apple Watch turns heads with a nostalgic look, allowing Apple's wearable to look like an original iconic Macintosh while charging.

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13:10
Wacom grows macOS tablets with Intuos Pro, Intuos...




Introduced at Thursday's Consumer Electronics Show, Wacom's Intuos Pro and Intuos Pro Paper Edition tablets are upgraded from previous models, and now equipped with the highly-sensitive Pro Pen 2. Launched at the same time, the Bamboo Folio is a compact smartpad for quickly noting down ideas while on the move.

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13:10
T-Mobile looks to take the element of surprise out...

For years, T-Mobile has been using its Uncarrier campaign to shake up the way wireless carriers handle data, streaming, and contracts, and now it has a new trick up its sleeve. In its Uncarrier Next announcement at CES on Thursday, the company unveiled a new strategy that looks to streamline billing and reward customers who sip rather than gulp data.

Decked out in his usual pink attire, T-Mobile CEO John Legere took plenty of shots at Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint as he boasted about adding 8 million customers in 2016, bringing the company’s ranks to more than 70 million subscribers. But he has big plans for 2017, predicting that T-Mobile will be the first carrier to provide Gigabit LTE all while unveiling four new rules for the mobile internet:...

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13:07
Crowd Forms on Alexa Bandwagon


New additions to Amazon's growing ecosystem of Alexa-based products are making a splash at CES this week. With a growing number of home appliance, computer and electronics makers announcing integrations with the company's digital assistant technology, the transformation to automated homes and home offices appears to be taking place before our eyes. Among the most notable integrations is Lenovo's Smart Assistant, which features Alexa's cloud-based voice technology. It recognizes the user's voice, and performs a variety of functions.

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13:05
CES 2017 Day One highlights video from TechLaunchPad...

We don't have "assets on the ground" at CES 2017, but a longtime friend of the site -- Andrew Felix of TechLaunchPad -- has provided us with a short video highlight of Day One at the show in Las Vegas. Check it out for some of the more amazing, fun, and in some cases even useful products that have been introduced.

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12:56
Alpine announces iLX-107 in-dash receiver with...




Drivers will be able to ditch their Lightning cable and still use Apple's CarPlay with the new Alpine iLX-107 in-car infotainment system, featuring a 7-inch touchscreen and built-in AM/FM receiver.

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12:37
Ecoxgear shows EcoJump iPhone-connected car jump...




Battery and charging company Ecoxgear has launched a pair of emergency power accessories, and has revealed the EcoJump iPhone-connected car jump starter, and the EcoBump 900mAh emergency phone charger.

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12:29
T-Mobile One plan simplified further, all additional...




T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced on Thursday at the Consumer Electronics Show that the company has executed its plan to only offer T-Mobile One going forward, is keeping the cost of the plan the same, and is eliminating all extra line-item charges in the program.

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12:16
Free app ‘Trigger’ can notify you when Trump tweets...

A report from Business Insider has brought attention to the free app ‘Trigger’ and its unique abilities. Known for providing real time finance alerts with custom conditions, the app can now alert you when Donald Trump tweets about stocks in your portfolio.

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12:10
CalDigit joins the Thunderbolt 3 dock parade with...

Thunderbolt 3 docks are all the rage at this year’s CES. Henge Docks and Elgato revealed new docks at the show, and not to be left out is CalDigit and its two new Thunderbolt 3 docks.

Thunderbolt Station 3 Lite
CalDigit

Thunderbolt Station 3 Lite: Front

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12:08
∞ Bass player support group

This is great.

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12:06
Dell announces massive 32-inch UltraSharp 8K display...

Taking a leap forward past the competition, Dell has today announced the launch of its UltraSharp 32-inch Ultra HD 8K Monitor and a massive 27-inch horizontal touchscreen, the Dell Canvas. The UltraSharp 32 is the “world’s first” 32-inch 8K display, packing in a whopping 1 billion colors and a 280 ppi. The Dell Canvas is a “smart workspace” designed as a plug and play system for Windows 10 devices looking to unleash everyone’s creativity.

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12:05
T-Mobile to Simplify Phone Bills With Single...

T-Mobile CEO John Legere today hosted a T-Mobile "Un-carrier Next" event at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he announced that T-Mobile is only going to sell its unlimited T-Mobile One plan going forward.

Existing customers will be able to keep their current plans, but new customers will only be able to purchase the $70 T-Mobile One plan, which gives unlimited data access.

T-Mobile will do away with taxes, surcharges, access fees, and other additional charges, including them all in the T-Mobile One Plan fee, which isn't changing. For a family of four, T-Mobile One will cost $40 per month per person ($70 for the first line, $50 for the second line, and $20 for each additional line). What T-Mobile advertises is what you'll pay.

There's some fine print involved. Autopay is required, and the top 3 percent of data users (upwards of 28GB) may notice...

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11:58
Video Strategies That Won’t Bankrupt Ya’

For a simple guide to getting your message in front of customers by offering the type of content they want to consume, check out my latest article on Inc.com at http://www.inc.com/charles-edge/5-video-strategies-that-can-grow-your-business-without-spending-a-mint.html

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11:57
Henge Docks previews Horizontal and Vertical docks...

Henge Docks debuted a suite of new products at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, including Horizontal and Vertical Docks for the new MacBook Pro, as well as the introduction of an all-new product line with the first-ever Tethered Dock. 

In addition to launching new products, Henge Docks announced a partnership with Apple as part of Apple’s Authorized Business Solution Provider (ABSP) program. Henge Docks customers can now purchase Apple MacBooks and accessories bundled with their docking stations. Bundles will range from a Clique purchased with Apple Magic Trackpad 2 and Apple Magic Keyboard, to a new MacBook Pro paired with a Horizontal Docking Station. Purchasing these value-add bundles can save the customer up to $150 on their new MacBook and dock, says Matthew Vroom, Henge Docks CEO. 

The Tethered Docking Station (pictured above) is designed to act as a natural extension of your...

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11:48
[Sponsor] Aaptiv: On-Demand Audio Fitness

Aaptiv fuses the motivation and guidance of a personal trainer with real, exciting music playlists to create an on-demand audio fitness experience like no other. Aaptiv is the perfect way to give your gym membership a boost, take that hotel gym visit up a notch, or experience a boutique indoor cycling class wherever you are. From running to yoga to strength training, Aaptiv delivers on-demand audio fitness motivation and training straight to your ear — anywhere, anytime — all at a fingertip’s notice. Daring Fireball readers can get 30 free days when you use code DARING at signup.

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11:44
Henge Docks debuts new products and partnership at...

Henge Docks (www.hengedocks.com) debuted a suite of new products at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, including Horizontal and Vertical Docks for the new MacBook Pro, as well as the introduction of an all-new product line with the first-ever Tethered Dock.
 

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11:41
RapidWeaver 7.2.2 - Create template-based websites...

RapidWeaver is a next-generation Web design application to help you easily create professional-looking Web sites in minutes. No knowledge of complex code is required, RapidWeaver will take care of all that for you. RapidWeaver produces valid XHTML- and CSS-based websites.

One of the perks about using RapidWeaver is that it has a strong custom theme community. You can download themes and edit them from within RapidWeaver and the result is a pretty slick-looking website that takes very little effort.

RapidWeaver also has a lot of custom plug-ins. Some of them make it easier to edit images directly in RapidWeaver. Others make creating a site map a matter of a few clicks. The supportive community that surrounds RapidWeaver is really what makes this great app superior to other WYSIWYG website creation tools. Be sure to check out YourHead.com for some little tools to help spice up your website in...

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11:37
iOS 10 now installed on 76% of active devices,...

Apple has updated its iOS 10 usage statistics, which tracks the operating system version used by iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices that visit the App Store. The company now says that more than three quarters of the iOS device user base are running iOS 10, at 76%, with iOS 9 sitting at 18%.

This is an increase of more than 13 percentage points since the chart was last updated in late November. Apple has previously said that iOS 10 had the highest adoption rate ever of any release.

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11:37
ViewSonic previews three displays that may appeal to...

ViewSonic Corp. has introduced three new monitors that should be of interest to owners of 2016 UBS-C only MacBook Pros. The new VP3881, VP3268-4K and VX2781-UC come with ultra-high resolutions ranging from Quad HD to 4K UHD, frameless ID designs, an array of advanced digital connectivity options and functional ergonomic stands.

The VP3881 is a 37.5-inch curved screen display that features 3840x1600 resolution with an ultra-wide 24:10 aspect ratio. Features include a frameless SuperClear IPS panel and professional pre-calibration achieving Delta E<2. The VP3881 comes with hardware calibration that works with the ViewSonic Color Calibration Kit. Connectivity options include: HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Type C and a USB hub.

Another new monitor in ViewSonic’s professional display line is the VP3268-4K monitor. A 31.5-inch, four-sided frameless display, the VP3268-4K comes with 3840x2160 4K UHD resolution. It comes pre-calibrated...

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11:36
Henge Docks unveils trio of Thunderbolt 3 docking...




Henge Docks has refreshed its horizontal and vertical docking stations for the new MacBook Pro with USB-C ports, and has also announced an all-new Thunderbolt 3-connected Tethered Dock product line.

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11:05
iOS 10 Now Installed on 76% of Active iOS Devices

Nearly four months after iOS 10 was released to the public, the operating system is installed on 76 percent of active iOS devices, according to new numbers posted on Apple's App Store support page for developers.

iOS installation rates have grown significantly over the holiday period, jumping up 13 percentage points between the end of November and the beginning of January. On November 27, 2016, iOS 10 was installed on 63 percent of devices.

18 percent of devices continue to run iOS 9, and six percent of devices are running iOS 8 or earlier.

iOS 10 adoption rates may have seen a jump thanks to the release of iOS 10.2 on December 12. iOS 10.2 introduced several new features, including a new "TV" app,...

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10:55
Honeywell extends Lyric Platform with Lyric Cameras...

Honeywell has announced today their first-ever Lyric Cameras and eventual software upgrade for Lyric Security systems, which will make the system compatible with Apple’s HomeKit. Honeywell’s two new Wi-Fi indoor cameras, the Lyric C1 and C2, pair with the Lyric app to access live streaming, recorded events, and alerts for when something is seen or analyzed like a smoke/CO detector going off.

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10:46
Honeywell embraces Apple HomeKit with Lyric Home...




The existing Lyric Honeywell home security system will gain HomeKit support in early 2017, thanks to a forthcoming software update, making make it the first-ever pro-installed security system with support for Apple's smart home platform.

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10:42
Google Calendar adds Apple Health integration to...

With the addition of intelligent Goals last year, Google Calendar became more than just a regular scheduling and to-do app. Today, the iOS app is gaining Apple Health integration that will automatically mark as finished and adjust your fitness-related Goals.

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10:16
OtterBox uniVERSE case expands to iPad Air 2, Speck...




Accessory producer OtterBox is making versions of its uniVERSE case for the iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro 9.7-inch, and introducing new accessories for the modular system. In addition, case manufacturer Speck has outlined additions to the Presidio range, which includes clear cases for both iPhones and the MacBook.

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10:06
WhatsApp 0.2.2732 - Desktop client for WhatsApp...

WhatsApp is the desktop client for WhatsApp Messenger, a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone, and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.



Version 0.2.2732:

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  • OS X 10.9 or later



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10:00
USA Technologies adding Apple Pay to more than 300,...




Cashless and mobile transaction company USA Technologies has announced it plans to integrate its MORE loyalty and payroll deduction payment platform with Apple Pay, allowing users of the service to ultimately pay at more than 300,000 self-service machines and other venues across the U.S.

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10:00
Episode 112 with Andrew Connell on technical...

In episode 112 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates talk with Andrew Connell about technical training.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP112_AndrewConnell.mp3

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09:52
CES 2017: Cool Products from CES Unveiled

Jeff Porten continues his CES 2017 adventure by showcasing some gizmos from the CES Unveiled event.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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09:46
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 15″ MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar $...

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Apple’s powerhouse 15-inch MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar drops to $2,200 shipped (Reg. $2,399)
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09:46
These stunning shadow maps show where sunlight does...

If you know someone who is a map lover (like me!), check out these digital maps on Etsy. I’m especially fond of the ones showing the difference between Roads of the USA vs the Roads of Canada map. Spoiler alert: for a country of our size, we don’t have many roads. Thanks to the_pc_doc for the li

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09:18
Hands-On: OWC's 'DEC' Adds an SD Card...

With the release of the 2016 MacBook Pro, there were a slew complaints over the compromising thinness and the removal of ports. For professionals who rely on the MacBook Pro, this latest iteration fell short of expectations. The outcry was so loud, in fact, that Apple slashed prices on its USB-C adapters, a move rarely seen from the company.

This is the DEC from Other World Computing. It's a new dock for the 2016 MacBook Pro that's designed to return some of the missing features Apple removed. It's unique in the way that it connects to the computer and the functionality it brings.

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09:08
Clarion NX807 car audio head unit launched, with...




At the Consumer Electronics Show, Clarion Corporation has revealed the NX807, a double-DIN in-dash 7-inch multimedia source unit, boasting Apple CarPlay support.

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09:00
3 techniques for successful cloud collaboration

What’s your business’s motivation for implementing cloud collaboration solutions? The ones we hear most frequently are increased productivity, accelerated decision-making and improved sales. But here’s the surprise: According to the 2016 Connected Enterprise Report, one in four IT groups aren’t measuring cloud collaboration results by whether business goals were achieved. They’re not even checking whether users adopted the solution. They’re just measuring whether the tool was implemented.

But implementation isn’t a useful measure of success. Sure, it’s the prerequisite for effective collaboration, but it’s just the first step. Your enterprise can only see a full return on its investment in collaboration technologies when...

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08:59
OtterBox’s modular uniVERSE Case System comes to the...

 

OtterBox today has unveiled that their modular uniVERSE case system, previously only for the iPhone, is now available for the iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro 9.7-inch. Thanks to the iPads larger design, the uniVERSE case will include even more points to connect accessories, and even a removable spine where keyboards may be attached. Today’s announcement also includes over a dozen new accessory partners for the uniVERSE Case System.

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08:51
Henge Docks becomes authorized Apple reseller to...

Accessory maker Henge Docks, best known for its docking stations made for MacBooks, announced today that it has signed up to be an official Apple reseller allowing it to offer Apple’s MacBooks and accessories bundled with its companion products.

In order to do this, Henge Docks has partnered with Apple through the company’s Authorized Business Solution Provider (ABSP) program.

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08:33
BACtrack unveils Apple Watch band with built-in...




The newly announced wearable BACtrack Skyn comes with Apple Watch strap options, allowing a user to easily check their blood alcohol content from their wrist on the go.

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08:24
Hulu Bringing CBS-Owned Networks to Live TV Service...

Hulu and CBS have reached an agreement that will bring CBS-owned channels to Hulu's upcoming live-streaming service, as well as grant subscribers on-demand access to recent episodes of popular CBS shows like Mom and The Big Bang Theory (via The Wall Street Journal). Full access to current and past seasons of these shows will remain on CBS All Access.

The current deal includes user access to CBS Sports Network and Pop, a pop culture focused network, with the potential for more CBS networks -- like CBS’s Smithsonian Channel and The CW -- to be added down the line. Although unspecified, it's also predicted that Hulu will continue to offer the CBS-owned premium network Showtime as an add-on within its new live-streaming package...

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08:22
Deals: $150 off 2016 13" and 15" MacBook...




Shoppers this week can save $150 on two of Apple's most popular 13" and 15" Late 2016 MacBook Pros with prices starting at $1,649.99. Or pick up Apple's high-end 2015 12" MacBook for $1,399 with no tax collected outside NY.

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08:11
D-Link launches new HomeKit range with Omna 180 Cam...




The first camera from D-Link's Wi-Fi camera range to be compatible with Apple's HomeKit, the Omna 180 Cam HD, is a network camera for the home that can stream encrypted 1080p video to iOS devices and the Apple TV.

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08:07
ViewSonic announces three new external displays at...

ViewSonic has announced three new high-end displays for 2017 including a 31-inch 4K with ‘frameless’ design and a 37-inch curved 4K model. It is also launching a cheaper 27-inch QHD display. Two of the new monitors feature USB-C connectivity which means a single cable acts as the display connector, provides power and some I/O thanks to the integrated USB hub.

The displays seem well positioned as professional monitors for Apple customers with the new USB-C only MacBook Pro. The good looks come at a price though: the 4K models cost upwards of $1300. ViewSonic says the new displays will be available in June …

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08:05
Apple Removes NYTimes App in China, Shows How Far It...

Apple has removed the New York Times app from its store in China after a government request, in an example of how far the company will go to please the authorities in its third-largest market. From a report: China operates what is thought to be the largest internet censorship regime in the world, blocking thousands of foreign websites viewed as a threat by the ruling Communist party. Google, Twitter, Facebook Youtube and Instagram are all inaccessible. Apple removed the English and Chinese-language versions of the New York Times app on 23 December, although it was not immediately clear why. "We have been informed that the app is in violation of local regulations," said Carolyn Wu, an Apple spokeswoman. "As a result the app must be taken down off the China app store. When this situation changes the app store will once again offer the New York Times app for download in China."

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08:00
Looking for a dock for your Touch Bar MacBook Pro?...

If you’re hesitant to get a new MacBook Pro because you hate the idea of using all kinds of adapters to connect to the laptop’s Thunderbolt 3 ports, you may be relieved to know that several companies are seizing this opportunity, including Henge Docks.

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08:00
Piq Robot Blue is an AI-powered wearable that gives...

As a Las Vegas native who enjoys watching boxing and has always cursed the exorbitant cost of entry to fights at the MGM Grand, when an invitation to a CES event at Top Rank Boxing Gym appeared in my email inbox, I immediately RSVPed. Top Rank is a legendary boxing promoter, and its gym is where some of the greatest fighters have trained. So I went to the gym after a day of canned press conferences from the world’s biggest tech companies to see featherweight Francisco Esparza, a local champion, throw punches in the ring.

Esparza was demonstrating a new wearable device from French startup Piq Sport Intelligence, who partnered with 100-year-old boxing gear maker Everlast to develop what it calls Robot Blue. Piq’s Robot Blue is a sensor-packed nanocomputer that a boxer or mixed-martial arts fighter slips into a wrap, which is then placed around the hand or the top of the glove. The sensors, which include two accelerometers, a gyroscope, and an altimeter powered by an M4...

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07:57
Griffin's working on a MagSafe replacement for...

Apple’s lauded MagSafe connector on past Mac laptops disengaged with the slightest amount of pressure. This saved many a MacBook Air and MacBook Pro from a disastrous plummet when someone accidentally snagged the power cable. However, Apple abandoned the tech on recent laptops, going all in for USB-C ports and no others.

Coming from Griffin is an updated BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Breakaway Cable for the 2016 MacBook Pro, as well as a new USB-A adapter, a car charger, and a wall charger that all use the BreakSafe magnetic connectors. It’s the first product that may be of primary interest to owners of new Mac laptops.

The Hi-Power Magnetic USB-C Breakaway Cable adds the magnetic connector to other devices with USB-A and power/data at speeds up to 480 Mbps. It’s due in the second quarter of the year for US$19.

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07:53
Apple Pay gains support for MORE loyalty card/...

USA Technologies announced today that Apple Pay is getting support for its MORE loyalty card and payroll deduct program that is accepted at more than 300,000 vending machines across the US. The company is demoing the new integration this week at CES 2017.

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07:50
With Apple's 'iPhone 8' rumored to...




As rumors continue to suggest Apple will ditch the home button on this year's flagship "iPhone 8" redesign, a newly leaked image claims to show Samsung's next-generation "Galaxy S8" handset also deleting its own home button.

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07:42
Panasonic’s upcoming LUMIX GH5 camera will allow...

Panasonic’s recently-announced GH5 mirrorless camera checks off a lot of boxes: internal 10-bit 4:2:2 recording, dual SD Card slots, 4K @ 60p, in body 5-axis image stabilization, and much more. The camera, which is now available for preorder on B&H, is a ridiculously-impressive unit that we can’t wait to get our hands on.

And one of the camera’s more unheralded new features is something that will appeal majorly to MacBook owners. Instead of a slow USB 2.0 connection via a USB mini port, Panasonic is including USB 3.1 gen 1 via a USB Type-C port. more…

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07:38
Speck debuts new protective solutions for MacBooks,...

Speck is launching two new protective solutions: Presidio CLEAR for MacBook, the company’s first drop-protective laptop case, and Presidio SHOW, the newest addition to the Presidio smartphone line.

Presidio CLEAR for MacBook is made with IMPACTIUM CLEAR, a dynamic transparent material designed to absorb and disperse shock upon impact and protect the laptops from drops up to four feet. It’s co-molded into a raised edge around the perimeter of the case that also provides a no-slip grip, so you're less likely to drop your device. The case's dual-layer, two-piece design clips onto the MacBook.

Presidio SHOW was thoughtfully designed with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in mind. The case features Speck's IMPACTIUM Shock Barrier around the perimeter that provides 10-foot drop protection while the clear back shows off the phone's design. Presidio SHOW comes in black, and will soon be available in gold, rose gold and silver,...

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07:37
Apple's negotiations with India continue,...




More information regarding Apple's possible entry into India's manufacturing and retail markets has emerged, with government officials making statements before a full ruling suggesting Apple would not receive any special tax incentives to do business in the country that wouldn't also apply to other companies.

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07:37
Nvidia’s revamped GeForce Now game streaming service...

As noted by Ars Technica, Nvidia has launched a new version of its GeForce Now game streaming software that allows users to play any game they own from the likes of Steam, Origin, and Uplay on any Mac or PC. 

Pricing starts at US$25 for 20 hours of play on a GTX 1060 PC, or 10 hours of play on a GTX 1080 PC. A demo will be available.

The new service works like a virtual desktop; users see a full Windows install on logging in. From there, they can load up regular versions of Steam, Battle.net, Origin, Uplay, and GOG and download any game they like from their existing library. Ars Technica notes that Nvidia is pitching the improved GeForce Now service at, among others, Mac users that would otherwise be unable to play demanding (or Windows-only) games. 

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07:31
Speck debuts new protective solutions for MacBooks,...

Speck (www.speckproducts.com) is launching two new protective solutions: Presidio CLEAR for MacBook, the company’s first drop-protective laptop case, and Presidio SHOW, the newest addition to the Presidio smartphone line.

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07:11
Apple Shatters App Store Sales Record for New Year...

Today Apple announced that the App Store welcomed 2017 with its busiest single day ever on New Year's Day, ...

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07:07
CalDigit announces the Thunderbolt Station 3 Lite

CalDigit has announced the Thunderbolt Station 3 Lite. It’s designed to maximize the potential of Thunderbolt 3’s 40G/s throughout to add a plethora of devices to any Mac or PC Thunderbolt 3 enabled computer. 

It should appeal to owners of the 2016 MacBook Pro. The TS 3 Lite features dual Thunderbolt 3 Type-C ports for daisy-chaining extra Thunderbolt 3 devices. It provides Thunderbolt 3 Type-C, DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Type-A, USB 3.1 Type-C, Gigabit Ethernet, and Audio In/Out via one single Thunderbolt 3 cable. For users who need dual 4K monitors, they can connect a USB-C to HDMI adapter to the second Thunderbolt 3 port. Users have the option of using two monitors in either an extended or mirrored desktop. Three USB 3.1 Type A connections are also available.

The Thunderbolt Station 3 Lite is shipping early in the first quarter of 2017, and is available for pre-order for $169.99, with a...

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06:53
Clarion rolls out multimedia source unit with Apple...

Clarion Corporation of America has introduced the NX807, the company's first full-featured premium double DIN in-dash infotainment source unit featuring Apple CarPlay support. 

Compatible with iPhone 5 and later models, CarPlay provides a simplified way to use your iPhone interface on a car’s touch screen, giving users access to Siri voice controls, as well as Apple Maps, Apple Music, Phone, Messages, and a variety of third party apps.

Serving as Clarion's flagship audio source unit, the NX807 boasts a high-definition 7-inch touch display, embedded GPS navigation, support for Pandora and Bluetooth music streaming and smartphone screen mirroring through HDMI. It offers a 15-band graphic equalizer, 96kHz/24-bit high-resolution playback of FLAC audio files, and a TOSLINK digital audio output interface for integration with Clarion's Full Digital Sound component system – allowing users to experience high-resolution...

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06:45
Apple App Store Developers Earned $20 Billion in...

Apple said Thursday its App Store generated $20 billion for developers in 2016, a 40 percent increase from 2015, helped by the popularity of games such as Pokemon Go and Super Mario Run and increased revenue from subscriptions. From a report on CNBC: "2016 was an amazingly great year for the App Store," Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, told CNBC. "We continue to advance what is available for developers to create. And our catalog of apps grew 20 percent to 2.2 million." Schiller said the biggest drivers for the App Store included games such as "Pokemon Go," which was the most downloaded app in 2016; "Super Mario," which was the most downloaded app on Christmas and New Year's days; and subscription-based apps, such as Netflix, Hulu and Time Warner's HBO Go. The tech giant said its biggest day of sales on the App Store was on Jan. 1, 2017, when customers spent a record $240 million. The top grossing markets included the U.S, U.K., Japan and China...

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06:44
Plethora of HomeKit-compatible products debut at CES

A plethora of HomeKit-compatible products have been announced at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Apple's HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri.

D-Link introduced the new Omna 180 Cam HD (DSH-C310). The first in the company's Omna family of HomeKit enabled devices, the Omna 180 Cam HD provides a way for users to monitor their home. It offers a comprehensive 180-degree field of view to monitor an entire room and Full HD 1080p video quality. The Omna 180 Cam HD will be available in the first quarter of 2017. Pricing hasn’t been announced.

Leviton has announced the development of new Decora Smart Apple HomeKit-enabled lighting control accessories for use with your iPhone or iPad, including in-wall dimmers and switches. The app-based setup and control allows users to...

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06:36
CalDigit launches Thunderbolt Station 3 dock with...




CalDigit's follow-up to the Thunderbolt Station 2 dock consists of two docks, with one aimed at providing expansion over Thunderbolt 3, while the higher-specification version intended for providing charge to MacBooks and legacy drive connections.

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06:35
Samsung Ordering 10 Million Galaxy S8 Smartphones...

Samsung has notified partners that the company is going to order parts for 10 million next-gen Galaxy S8 smartphones that will roll out in February, March and April. The Galaxy S8 will be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and possibly a surprise.

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06:22
USA Technologies plans loyalty integration with...

USA Technologies, Inc., a payment technology provider of cashless and mobile transactions in self-serve retail, plans to integrate its MORE. loyalty and payroll deduct platform with Apple Pay, for use at up to 300,000 machines nationwide. 

Following the integration, unattended operators will be able to offer an enhanced experience to their customers using Apple’s mobile payment service on participating self-serve machines connected to USAT’s ePort Connect platform. USA Technologies plans to roll out the technology to select unattended retail locations nationwide over the coming months. 

Integrating the MORE. loyalty program with Apple Pay would allow operators in the unattended market to give consumers a nearly frictionless...

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06:16
Earin combats Apple's AirPods with new M-2...




Not long after the release of the M-1 --?and Apple's own AirPods -- Earin has unveiled its new M-2 completely wireless Bluetooth earbuds, adding a touch interface to the tip of the earpiece.

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06:12
App Store shatters records on New Year’s Day

Apple, from their press release:

Apple today announced that the App Store welcomed 2017 with its busiest single day ever on New Year’s Day, capping a record-breaking holiday season and a year of unprecedented developer earnings and breakout app hits. In 2016 alone, developers earned over $20 billion, up over 40 percent from 2015. Since the App Store launched in 2008, developers have earned over $60 billion, creating amazing app experiences for App Store customers across iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Mac. Those efforts helped kick off 2017 with a remarkable start, making New Year’s Day the highest single day ever for the App Store with nearly $240 million in purchases.

And:

“2016 was a record-shattering year for the App Store, generating $20 billion for...

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06:10
App Store Sets New Records With $240M in Sales on...

Apple today announced that January 1, 2017 was the iOS App Store's "busiest day ever" with $240 million total in customer purchases made on the storefront on New Year's Day. Looking back at the past year, App Store developers made $20 billion in 2016, which the company said was up 40 percent from 2015.

In the announcement, Apple gave a few statistics on categories like the top grossing apps of the year, which included Monster Strike, Fantasy Westward, Clash Royale, and Pokémon Go. Following a launch in December, Super Mario Run was the number one downloaded app on both Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Throughout December, customers spent $3 billion in total on the App Store, which Apple said was another record-breaking month for the company.

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06:09
LodeRunner, online and free

LodeRunner was one of my favorite games from the long ago. I’m delighted that it still exists. It is as fun to play as I remember. Old school. Give it a try. Unfortunately, haven’t figured out how to play it on my phone. Keyboard required.

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06:02
iTunes artwork finder

Pick a movie, album, TV show, book, etc., and the artwork finder will bring up the associated iTunes artwork.

Play with it, it’s fun.

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06:00
Fossil's Misfit takes on Apple with Vapor, a $...

Misfit is best known for its simple, affordable fitness trackers, many of which resemble pieces of jewelry. But the Fossil-owned company is braving new territory—at least for itself—with its first touchscreen model, a round 44mm watch called Vapor.

People aren’t exactly clamoring to buy smartwatches right now, but Misfit thinks packing a heart rate monitor, 4GB of on-board music storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and fitness-tracking sensors including an accelerometer, altimeter, and gyroscope into one supersized, waterproof package under $200 will appeal to people who think smartwatches just aren’t that useful.

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05:58
Apple’s iCloud keychain overview

Pretty much everything you’d ever want to know about iCloud keychain, with lots of links for more detail. Well done, very readable.

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05:58
Apple celebrates monumental 2016 App Store growth, $...




Apple on Thursday announced that the App Store's biggest single day yet was on New Years Day, capping a year that saw Apple pay out $20 billion to developers in 2016 alone.

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05:57
Jan. 1 was the Apple App Store’s busiest day ever

Apple says its App Store welcomed 2017 with its busiest single day ever on New Year’s Day, capping a record-breaking holiday season. There were nearly US$240 million in purchases.

In 2016 alone, developers earned over $20 billion, up over 40% from 2015. Since the App Store launched in 2008, developers have earned over $60 billion, creating “amazing” app experiences for App Store customers across iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Mac, according to Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. Customers broke all-time records this holiday season with purchases from the App Store topping $3 billion in December. 

In the same month, Nintendo’s Super Mario Run made history with more than 40 million downloads in just four days after its release, and was the most downloaded app globally on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Super Mario Run is also among last year’s top 10 most downloaded apps worldwide, with Pokémon Go taking the top spot. 

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05:56
USB-C hubs

Jonny Evans takes a short look at some noteworthy USB-C hubs. Of particular note is the HyperDrive kickstarter:

Announced last year, HyperDrive occupies two of your MacBook Pro’s four USB-C slots. In exchange, it provides you with twin USB 3.1 ports, a microSD and an SD slot, a single USB-C port (at 5Gbps), a Thunderbolt 3 port and HDMI video output. You can power two displays at 4K or a single display at 5K with this.

All this for only $69. Seems like a terrific solution, assuming it ships. Here’s the Kickstarter link.

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05:54
App Store shatters records on New Year’s Day

Apple says its App Store welcomed 2017 with its busiest single day ever on New Year’s Day, capping a record-breaking holiday season. There were nearly US$240 million in purchases.

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05:52
OmniFocus 2.8.1 - 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 2.8.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

New

  • Global Search - You can now change the search scope from "Here" to "Remaining" or "Everything" by clicking the icon in the search field.
  • View Options - The View Options "eye" icon now displays differently when options have been set that are not the default. In addition, the current Perspective’s tab title is italicized to indicate that...
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05:49
Medium pivots, shuts New York and DC offices

Ev Williams, CEO of Medium:

As of today, we are reducing our team by about one third — eliminating 50 jobs, mostly in sales, support, and other business functions. We are also changing our business model to more directly drive the mission we set out on originally.

And:

We set out to build a better publishing platform — one that allowed anyone to offer their stories and ideas to the world and that helped the great ones rise to the top. In 2016, we made big investments in teams and technology aimed at attracting and migrating commercial publishers to Medium. And in order to get these publishers paid, we built out and started selling our first ad products. This strategy worked in terms of driving growth, as well as improving the volume and consistency of great content. Some of the web’s best publishers are now on Medium, and we’re happy to work with them every day.

And:

However, in building out this model, we realized we didn’t yet have the right...

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05:48
Quark extends ‘buy one, get one’ offer on...

Quark has announced an extension to the “QuarkXPress 2016 Buy One, Get One” offer. From now until Jan. 31, everyone who purchases or upgrades to QuarkXPress 2016 will receive a second license, worth $849, completely free. Get all the details about the offer at http://content.quark.com/bogof2016-us.html.

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05:47
D-Link announces its first HomeKit-compatible home...

HomeKit compatibility is pretty much table stakes for today’s smart home devices, and D-Link has recognized this in announcing its latest home security camera. The Omna 180 Cam HD is a neat-looking full HD camera with HomeKit support added to the feature list …

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05:44
Apple wins patent for a carrying case boasting an...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 2017001428) for the “marking of a fabric carrying case for a portable electronic device.” The marking is a funky looking twist on the Apple logo and is apparently designed for an iPhone carrying case.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that embroidery or ink has been used for marking fabric items for many years. For example, it’s common for garments to be marked with an owner's initials using embroider or ink. Conventionally, such marking is done with an ink printing or stamping process or with an embroidery process. 

Although embroidery or conventional ink printing and stamping is useful for many situations, such techniques can be inadequate for marking other items. For example, conventional marking techniques may not be able to offer sufficient accuracy and precision. Apple says there’s is a need for improved marking techniques — although the patent filing doesn’t explain the unusual logo.

Here’s Apple’s...

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05:42
VESA and HDMI update standards, implications for...

Great post from Jeff Benjamin about the emerging 8K standard from VESA (They created the DisplayPort standard) and HDMI.

One particular point of interest:

One of the biggest takeaways is that HBR3 enables support of 4K at 60Hz using only two DisplayPort lanes. This means that DisplayPort Alt Mode via the USB-C interface can provide full 4K resolution at 60Hz, and still have two high-speed lanes remaining for SuperSpeed USB operation.

Why is this of note? Take the recently released LG UltraFine 4K Display, for example. That display takes advantage of DisplayPort Alt Mode, but the remaining downstream USB ports are forced to use antiquated USB 2.0 due to the lack...

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05:35
Developers earned $20 billion from App Store in 2016...

Apple has just announced that the holiday season set another new record for the App Store with app sales on the 1st January 2017 topping $240 million. Across December, Apple customers made $3 billion worth of purchases from the App Store.

In total, the company announced developers made $20 billion from the App Store across 2016, up 40% compared to the previous year. Top markets includes the US, UK, Japan and China with 90 percent revenue growth compared to 2015 …

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05:33
Apple confirms $1 billion investment in SoftBank...

Wall Street Journal:

Apple Inc. headlines a growing list of investors in SoftBank Group Corp.’s $100 billion technology fund, which is expected to include Foxconn Technology Group Ltd. and the family office of Oracle Corp. Chairman Larry Ellison, the Japanese telecommunications giant said Wednesday.

Apple separately said it plans to invest $1 billion in the Japanese telecom giant’s fund. “We believe their new fund will speed the development of technologies which may be strategically important to Apple,” said Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet. She added that Apple has worked with SoftBank for many years.

The trio joins a list of investors that includes Qualcomm Inc. and Saudi Arabia’s government, which plans to invest $45 billion over a five-year period, SoftBank said Wednesday. SoftBank will invest $25 billion in its fund, it added.

Lots of reasons for Apple to do this. They’ll be cementing partnerships with Foxconn, Qualcomm, and others and the fund...

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05:15
Apple to release Q1 2017 financial results on...

Come January 31st, you’ll find out how profitable Apple’s last three months have been.

The company announced that come January 31st, it will announce its quarterly earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2017, revealing performance metrics for the new iPhone 7 series and the lucrative holiday shopping season.

Announced through the company’s Investor Relations webpage, the upcoming results will be followed by a conference call live stream is set to take place on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. Pacific, 5 p.m. Eastern. Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri are expected to attend the conference call.

Apple is looking to beat Wall Street’s expectations via iPhone 7 sales and a growing service business. During the most recent quarter, Apple posted $9 billion in net income on revenues of $46.9 billion, a large portion of which was generated by 45.5 million iPhone sales.

Apple is slowly rebuilding from its first ever iPhone sales contraction which accompanied...

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05:04
Apple's Futuristic 'Acoustic' OLED...

Two years ago Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Granted Patent for Display-Based Speakers for iDevices." Apple originally filed for this patent back in 2012. At the time it sounded like something you'd expect to see in a science fiction movie for a device feature deep into the future. Well, it just so happens that it's now the big hit feature at CES 2017 ...

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05:00
AT&T announces global 5G modem, cites “5G...

AT&T is looking towards the world’s first global 5G modem.

The company announced plans to test the world’s first global 5G modem to help test initial 5G spectrum deployments across the world. AT&T also announced their “5G Evolution” plans for 2017.

The global 5G modem announced by Intel today reportedly achieves speeds “exceeding 5 Gbps” while maintaining ultra-low latency connections. Intel’s 5G modem is already compliant to multiple industry 5G specifications, along with being able to provide fallback to a 4G connection when needed. It can even interwork 4G/5G connections. Intel says they should begin testing the 5G modem in the second half of 2017, before going into production.

AT&T stated that it’s aiming for a 1 Gbps speeds in 2017 at some cell sites using their 4G LTE-Advanced network, 5G video trials with DIRECTV NOW in the first half of 2017 to residents in Austin, 5G business customer trials that launched last fall in Austin, and...

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05:00
Voice control will be the next big thing in smart...

Time for Apple to take Siri, its personal digital assistant, to the next level. Why? Your kids may not always listen to you but soon your smart home will. A new survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate and Vivint Smart Home found Americans are ready to embrace using voice control, with an increasing number already using the feature.

According to the survey, 72% of Americans who have smart home products – controlled remotely by a smartphone, tablet, computer or by a separate automatic system within the home itself – want voice control. And of that group, 81% of parents who have smart home products desire to control smart home products with voice activation. The survey also found that 48% of Americans with smart home products currently have voice control capability.

So what do consumers want to control...

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04:50
Kool Tools: IQbuds ‘hearable’ solution

Nuheara’s (http://www.nuheara.com) US$299 IQBuds is an iOS compatible hearable solution. It uses SINC (Super Intelligent Noise Cancellation) technology enhances users’ ability to hear speech in noisy environments, such as crowded restaurants, pubs, parties, networking events, outdoors, sporting events, conferences and more.

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04:45
The latest wearable for the paranoid: a Bluetooth-...

Just when I thought I’d seen it all where wearables are concerned, Dosime has announced a Bluetooth-enabled personal radiation dosimeter.

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04:30
The Das Keyboard 5Q brought notifications to my...

Well-regarded mechanical keyboard maker Das Keyboard is taking its peripherals in a new direction. This is an internet-connected keyboard series where each key can light up with notifications -- if you want them to, that is. Not only does it connect...

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04:30
Mohu’s upcoming AirWave cord cutting solution is...

Mohu has launched Mohu AirWave, a wireless, over-the-air (OTA) and over-the-top (OTT) device that integrates live, local broadcast TV with free streaming channels across streaming devices, including Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Android, iOS and more. 

Launching initially as an exclusive at Best Buy in late spring for US$149.99, AirWave was built to give cord cutters open, simple and complete wireless access to the live TV and streaming content they enjoy, all in one place and with no monthly fees, according to Mark Buff, founder and CEO of Mohu. He adds that, as the number of people who cut the cord on cable continues to rise, Mohu created AirWave for consumers who are looking to have complete access to free live broadcast networks, which are available through an OTA antenna, as well as the over-the-top video content they crave.

AirWave wirelessly connects to the Mohu TV application (available for free across all compatible devices), which allows users to channel up and...

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04:08
Speck announces transparent, impact-resistant cases...

Speck is known for its transparent cases which protect MacBook models against scrapes and scratches without hiding them from sight, but they’ve so far done nothing to guard against impact damage from knocks and falls. All this is set to change, says the company, with its new Presido Clear range of cases, which protect against falls of up to four feet.

Presidio Clear for MacBook is made with Impactium Clear, a dynamic transparent material that absorbs and disperses shock upon impact and protects MacBooks from drops up to 4 feet. Impactium Clear is co-molded into a raised edge around the perimeter of the case that also provides a secure, no-slip grip, so you’re less likely to drop your device. The case’s dual-layer, two-piece design easily clips onto the MacBook.

The first model available will be for the 13-inch...

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04:03
Internet of Things spending grew 17.9% in 2016

Internet of Things spending grew 17.9% in 2016
Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is forecast to have reached US$737 billion in 2016 as organizations invest in the hardware, software, services, and connectivity that enable the IoT. According to a new update by International Data Corporation (IDC), global IoT spending will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.6% over the 2015-2020 forecast period, reaching $1.29 trillion in 2020.

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04:00
TimeTag for macOS revved to version 5.0

Capparsa (http://www.capparsa.com/) has released TimeTag 5.0, an update to the syncing-enabled time tracking solution for macOS. It’s designed for freelancers and achievers.

TimeTag features a simple interface, including the "Big Green Button" to help you start and stop timers with ease. Version 5.0 has a new, smaller design that takes up even less screen real estate.

TimeTag is available to download for free and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. TimeTag Pro is a recurring subscription priced at US$3.99 monthly or $39.99 annually.

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04:00
Gartner: global device shipments to remain flat...

Worldwide combined shipments of personal computers (PCs), tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones are projected to remain flat in 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. Worldwide shipments for these devices are projected to total 2.3 billion in 2017, the same as 2016 estimates, adds the research group.

There were nearly seven billion phones, tablets and PCs in use in the world by the end of 2016. However, Gartner doesn’t expect any growth in shipments of traditional devices until 2018, when a small increase in ultramobiles (a category in which Gartner includes the MacBook Air and 12-inch MacBook) and mobile phone shipments is expected. 

"The global devices market is stagnating. Mobile phone shipments are only growing in emerging Asia/Pacific markets, and the PC market is just reaching the bottom of its decline," says Ranjit Atwal, research director at Gartner.

"As well as declining shipment growth for traditional...

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03:59
Two Apple patents surfacing today cover a 3D Mapping...

Two technical Apple patents were published today by the U.S. Patent Office today. One of them cover a 3D mapping projector for iDevices and the Mac that is able to interpret hand gestures for apps and games. The second patent we cover relates to the new Apple Store glass door system

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03:57
CalDigit announces new Thunderbolt 3 USB-C dock with...

Joining the crowd of Thunderbolt 3 products announced at CES 2017, CalDigit has announced a new generation of its Thunderbolt 3 USB-C dock designed for the new MacBook Pro. As well as a range of I/O ports (for 5K displays, dual 4K displays, eSATA and more) the TS3 Dock will feature 85 W power — this means it can fully charge the new MacBook Pro whilst in use.

The TS3 is the successor to CalDigit’s existing Thunderbolt 2 Dock. The new dock is available to preorder now with availability for ‘Q1 2017’ …

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03:44
calibre 2.76.0 - 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 2.76.0:

Bug Fixes

  • E-book viewer:...
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02:31
Audi and Nvidia Working on Fully Autonomous Car for...

Audi and Nvidia have announced they are working together to bring a fully self-driving car to the consumer market by the year 2020.

The announcement came on Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, as the two companies outlined their vision for a fully autonomous vehicle. German automaker Audi hopes to be one of the first automakers to achieve the feat, and is banking on U.S. graphics chipmaker Nvidia's artificial intelligence car computing platform, which uses deep learning to negotiate complex real-road conditions.

Audi's Q7 Piloted Driving Concept."Nvidia is pioneering the use of deep learning AI to revolutionize transportation," Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said. "Audi's adoption of our Drive computing platform will accelerate the introduction of next-generation automated vehicles, moving us closer to a future of greater driving safety and new mobility services." To...

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00:11
August Home announces mortise kit for smart lock,...




August Home, a leading manufacturer of connected home devices, on Wednesday announced a new mortise lock compatibility kit for its Smart Lock product, as well as platform integration with Logitech's POP switches.

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Wednesday January 4

23:26
Hands-on: AirBar turns MacBook Air into a...




AirBar on Wednesday showed off a prototype "plug-and-touch" USB device that turns Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air into a touchscreen laptop, a feat accomplished through infrared light, sensors and other proprietary technology.

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22:04
Yale smart locks get HomeKit integration with $75...




Lock maker Yale on Wednesday announced a $75 HomeKit module that plugs directly into existing hardware, offering owners the ability to control select smart locks with Siri and Apple's Home app.

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20:59
Merlin Project 4.1.1 - Project management software (...

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 4.1.1:

  • Improved general stability.
  • The menu item "Level Selection" was disabled if a resource was selected in the assignments view.



  • OS X 10.10.5 or later



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20:59
OmniFocus 2.8 - GTD task manager with iOS companion...

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 2.8:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

New

  • Global Search - You can now change the search scope from "Here" to "Remaining" or "Everything" by clicking the icon in the search field.
  • View Options - The View Options "eye" icon now displays differently when options have been set that are not the default. In addition, the current Perspective’s tab title is italicized to indicate that...
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20:59
Little Snitch 3.7.2 - Alerts you about outgoing...

Little Snitch gives you control over your private outgoing data.

Track background activity

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

Control your network

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



Version 3.7.2:

  • Improved protection against simulated key strokes and mouse clicks
  • Other stability improvements and bug fixes



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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20:59
August announces new Smart Lock Mortise Kit with...

As CES officially kicks off in Las Vegas, smart home products are again one of the biggest trends. This year, August, makers of the popular smart lock accessories, is further expanding its lineup with a new smart lock kit, as well as integration with Logitech’s POP Home Switch.

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20:14
Nvidia announces GeForce Now gaming service for Mac...




Computer graphics giant Nvidia on Wednesday announced the upcoming Mac and PC launch of GeForce Now, a cloud-based game streaming platform previously limited to the company's Shield tablet and TV devices.

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17:57
New light strips from Qube aim to bring smart home...

Smart home lighting solutions have been a big trend over recent years, and that’s certainly continuing this year at CES in Las Vegas. We’ve already seen a handful of new smart home products and now Qube is announcing new Smart Light Strips that aim to offer the same features as higher-end smart LED strips, at a more affordable price.

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17:53
Hands-on: Glyph’s Atom RAID SSD brings super-fast...

If you’re a new MacBook Pro owner, then perhaps you’ve considered using external storage to increase storage capacity. After all, the MacBook Pro is limited by relatively small internal storage drives, although you can now go up to 2TB (at a $1,200-$1,400 premium) with 15-inch build-to-order options.

That said, I think most professional creatives will be interested in adopting some form of external storage to use with the new MacBook Pro. Of course, there are tons of external drive options on the market, ranging from standard hard drives, to solid state drives. Even if these drives feature USB-A connectors, they can be quickly adapted to work with USB-C.

But the Atom SSD line from Glyph is an extremely attractive choice for new MacBook Pro owners. Not only does it feature excellent build quality and out-of-the-box USB-C to USB-C connectivity, it also takes advantage of USB 3.1 gen 2, which not...

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17:41
Vine to transition from social network to camera app...




Twitter-owned Vine on Wednesday laid out an official timeline for its transition from social video sharing network to dedicated camera app, saying the conversion will take place on Jan. 17.

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17:11
Vine to officially shutdown and transition to new ‘...

Back in October, Twitter announced that it was shutting down the popular 6-second video sharing service Vine. After outcry from users, however, Twitter slightly revised those plans, saying that the Vine app would be replaced with a new Vine Camera app, but that the community as is would still be shuttered.

Now, Vine has confirmed a date for the shutdown, saying on a FAQ page that the Vine app will transform into the Vine Camera app on January 17th.

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16:40
Meet HiMirror Plus, a smart skin analyzer that...

I don’t know about you, but I buy my mirrors at IKEA. I don’t expect them to do anything more than help me figure out if my hair is sticking up or if my eyeliner has gone horribly awry. But as I age, the mirror has become more important. It helps me find sun spots, redness, or anything else I need to take note of for my dermatologist. So when I saw HiMirror Plus, a smart mirror that promises to find and analyze all of your skin issues and tell you if they’re something to be concerned about at CES this week, I knew I had to try it.

The $259 Bluetooth and Wi-Fi-connected mirror has a camera and two LED light strips, one on each side. The camera takes a high-res image of your face, which the mirror then analyzes to give you percentages on dark circles, pores, red spots, dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and overall complexion. This mirror is not gonna tell you you’re the fairest of them all, that’s for damn...

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15:42
HomeKit Withings Home Plus smart security camera...




Withings on Wednesday unveiled the Home Plus, a HomeKit-enabled security camera capable of streaming video over a home network to a mobile device.

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15:32
Apple yanks New York Times app from China App Store...




Apple in December was served, and complied with, a request from Chinese authorities to remove all instances of the New York Times news app from its regional App Store for violating unspecified local laws.

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15:28
VESA and the HDMI Forum announce new specs for...

The LG UltraFine Display’s 5K screen is something to behold, but the Video Electronics Standards Association, better known as VESA, announced its early certification program for interfaces using the DisplayPort standard that can drive 8K video resolution. Not to be outdone, the HDMI Forum also today announced HDMI spec 2.1, which can drive 8K resolutions as well.

While the promise of 8K and higher sounds interesting, it’s a relatively long way off in the mainstream consumer space. However, there are some more practical applications that DisplayPort’s High Bit Rate 3 (HBR3) will allow for, which might be of special interest to MacBook...

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15:00
Hands-on: LEVLpro measures your fat burning state...




A new health-focused, iOS-connected device claims to be able to measure a user's fat burning state with just one breath, helping make real-time decisions about diet and exercise to optimize fat loss. AppleInsider went hands on this week at CES and offers a first look.

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14:43
Apple schedules fiscal Q1 2017 earnings call for...

Apple today scheduled its fiscal Q1 earnings call with investors for January 31st Join us here on January 31, 2017.

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14:43
AWT News Update: January 4, 2017

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is officially underway tomorrow, but plenty of companies have made announcements about new products that will be of interest to fans of Apple. We have info about two of those products lines today, as well as about how Apple has acquiesced to the Communist government of China in removing The New York Times apps from the Chinese App Store:

  • Now you can toast bread, make coffee, and gaze into a connected mirror, all of these devices coming from Griffin Technology
  • Ring announces the Floodlight Cam, an outside security light, camera, and siren that works with the Ring app
  • China doesn't like the NYT's coverage, so they've ordered Apple to stop carrying the NYT apps

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

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14:31
Apple to reveal fiscal Q1 2017 results on Jan. 31




Apple on Wednesday announced it will on Jan. 31 report quarterly earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2017, revealing performance metrics for the new iPhone 7 series and the lucrative holiday shopping season.

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14:21
Snapdragon-Powered AR Smartglasses Are the Real Deal


Qualcomm on Tuesday debuted its groundbreaking Snapdragon 835 system on a chip at CES. Following the 835 launch, the company joined Osterhout Design Group in unveiling two new ODG augmented reality headsets, the R-8 and R-9, which are the first Snapdragon 835-powered devices to be announced. The Snapdragon SoC is the first chip built using the ultra-advanced 10nm FinFET process node, said Qualcomm spokesperson Liz Sweeney. The Snapdragon 835 is 35 percent smaller and consumes 25 percent less power than its predecessors.

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14:20
Apple pulls New York Times apps from Chinese App...

Enlarge / The iOS version of The New York Times app. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Citing local Chinese regulations, Apple confirmed today to The New York Times that the publication's English- and Chinese-language apps had been removed from the Chinese version of the Apple app store. Apple said that "when the situation changes, the App Store will once again offer The New York Times app for download in China," but it declined to cite the specific regulations violated or who had contacted Apple about it in the first place. The apps were removed from the store on December 23.

According to the Times, the Chinese government has been taking...

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14:01
New HDMI 2.1 specification brings support for 4K at...




The HDMI Forum has released the latest HDMI specification, HDMI 2.1, with the new protocol variation able to drive 4K at 120Hz, 8K at 60Hz, and 10K across a new cable capable of 48 gigabits per second of data transfer.

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14:01
Withings’ newest device, the Kérastase Hair Coach,...

Those of us blessed/cursed with an abundance of hair know the struggle caring for it: finding the right products and a hairbrush that won’t break. French health technology company Withings, best known for its analog-style activity trackers and fancy Bluetooth scales, just partnered with L’Oreal-owned hair company Kérastase to take hair care to the next level with an internet-connected hairbrush that is actually much cooler than it sounds.

Yes, it does seem like the internet of things has gone off the rails, but for hair obsessives (and yes, that is a real demographic), the Kérastase Hair Coach powered by Withings could be a game-changer.

To...

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13:58
Griffin expands BreakSafe magnetic cable lineup with...




Accessory maker Griffin on Wednesday added four new models to its BreakSafe charging lineup with the 100-watt BreakSafe Hi-Power Magnetic USB-C Breakaway Cable, BreakSafe USB Breakaway Adapter, BreakSafe Car Charger and BreakSafe Wall Charger.

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13:56
Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas, Day...

This is the tenth post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year.

This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

For the tenth request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

10. Relay Support for Assistive Technology Peripherals

For years, Apple has taken an interest in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies to help make our transition between Apple devices more seamless. These technologies include Bonjour, Apple’s network discovery protocol that helps connect devices on a local network and Handoff, the feature introduced a few years ago that allows users to start working in an app on their iOS device or Mac and continue working on the task on the other. Last year, Apple took the vision of a unified hardware platform one...

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13:47
Apple pulled the New York Times app in China,...

Ignoring Recode’s breathless “showing just how much power that country has over tech firms” (that’s been obvious for a very long time), it does shows who is more important to Apple.

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13:40
Free 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass

Canada is celebrating its 150th Birthday in 2017 and this free pass is a great way to visit some of the most beautiful national parks in the world.

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13:37
Apple removes New York Times apps from Chinese App...

Towards the beginning of last year, Apple’s iBooks and iTunes Movies services in China were shut down by a government agency. Now, Apple is again facing problems in the country, this time due to third-party applications by The New York Times. According to a report from the publication, Apple has removed the NYT news apps from the App Store…

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13:36
Wacom debuts Intros Pen and Intuos Pro Paper Editions

Wacom (www.wacom.com) has announced their new Intuos Pro and Intuos Pro Paper Edition of pen and touch tablets.

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13:30
LG Debuts 'Hub Robot' to Compete With...

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, LG today unveiled the Hub Robot, an adorable Amazon Echo and Google Home competitor. The Hub Robot, which LG has created with a "friendly, anthropomorphic design," interfaces with smart home products and interacts with people in multiple ways.

Powered by Amazon's Alexa voice recognition technology, the Hub Robot can respond to commands to do things like turn on the air conditioner or the lights. It features an interactive display that can offer up information and images, and with a built-in speaker, it can play music, set alarms, provide weather updates, and more.

The Hub Robot is more interactive than competing products from Amazon and Google, with the ability to move, swivel in place, and express a range of emotions by displaying a face on its built-in screen.

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13:30
Rumored Apple partner to ship long range wireless...

Potential Apple partner Energous has once again further delayed the release of their wireless charging technology. In a phone call with the CEO today, Energous stated that plans changed after “key strategic partnership” was made. That doesn’t mean wireless charging is down for the count at this year’s CES though. Ossia is set to launch Cota Tile, a ceiling that can deliver wireless power to compatible devices.

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13:29
Robo provides an iOS app for use with its 3D printers

Robo is introducing an iOS app for 3D printing with its new smart Wi-Fi enabled 3D printers. The app lets you connect and print right from your iPhone or iPadmonitor the progress of every print in real time, manage multiple prints and printers at once, connect to cloud libraries and access thousands of 3D models, make in-app purchases (filaments, accessories, print kits and more) and get access to 24/7 support and helpful tutorials.

From the Robo C2's compact size, to Robo R2's high-performance, both printers feature built-in Wi-Fi, fast print speed, substantial print sizes, large color touch screens, automatic self-leveling print beds, integrated model slicing and filament run-out detection. The US$699.99 Robo C2 (pictured) is engineered to fit any space with its small footprint, while still delivering a product that can scale nearly any project with the utmost detail and efficiency. 

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13:26
Apple confirms investment in $100 billion SoftBank...

Apple has confirmed its US$1 billion investment in SoftBank's $100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund. Through the investment, the company likely hopes to gain insight on emerging technologies.

Apple noted the investment in a brief statement, saying that "we believe their new fund will speed the development of technologies which may be strategically important to Apple."The SoftBank Group, a Japanese Internet and telecommunications giant, disclosed the SoftBank Vision Fund in mid-October, noting plans for SoftBank alone to invest at least $25 billion in the vehicle over the next five years and for the fund to reach size of up to $100 billion. 

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13:26
The Dog Factory: inside the sickening world of puppy...

I hope there’s a special place in hell for people who abuse animals and another for those who willingly buy animals from such places. I’ve had several dogs and cats in my life (I got my latest one a few weeks ago, a 5-year-old cat named Wallace who is “The World’s Clumsiest Cat”) and every one of them has come from the local version of the SPCA. WARNING: The story includes some disturbing and heartbreaking images of abused animals.

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13:23
Robo offers an iOS app for use with its 3D printers

Robo (www.robo3d.com) is introducing an iOS app for 3D printing with its new smart Wi-Fi enabled, 3D printers. The app lets you connect and print right from your iPhone or iPad, monitor the progress of every print in real time, manage multiple prints and printers at once, connect to cloud libraries and access thousands of 3D models, make in-app purchases (filaments, accessories, print kits and more) and get access to 24/7 support and helpful tutorials.

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13:21
Energous CEO makes tenuous reference to future...




Wireless charging company Energous has declared at the Consumer Electronics Show that its first wireless transmitters will ship before the end of 2017, and be embedded in "one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world."

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13:05
∞ AirBar first look: The Mac finally gets a touch...

No…just….no….

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13:00
Apple is Investing $1 Billion In SoftBank

Apple said Wednesday it plans to invest $1 billion in SoftBank's new technology fund to help finance technologies it could use in the future. From a report: SoftBank has said it is investing at least $25 billion in the fund and has been in talks with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund for an investment that could go up to $45 billion. "We believe their new fund will speed the development of technologies which may be strategically important to Apple," company spokesman Josh Rosenstock told Reuters. SoftBank has also said that it plans to make future large-scale investments via the tech fund, rather than on its own.


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12:59
Griffin expands BreakSafe line w/ 100W magnetic USB-...

Griffin today announced new products for its line of BreakSafe products with magnetic breakaway connectors that mimic the functionality of Apple’s legacy MagSafe technology. Among the new product is an updated BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Breakaway Cable for the 2016 MacBook Pro, as well as a new USB-A adapter, a car charger, and a wall charger that all use the BreakSafe magnetic connectors.

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12:52
LaCie teams with Seagate for new MacBook Pro...




LaCie has teamed up with Seagate Technology to produce a new LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C drive and d2 storage solution, compatible with Apple's latest generation of Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pros.

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12:48
Elgato's Thunderbolt 3 Dock has dual 4K display...

Elgato introduced the new Thunderbolt 3 Dock at CES today, enabling Thunderbolt 3-equipped Macs (and of course, Windows machines) to connect to a variety of ports and be charged with just one cable. The $299.95 dock is expected to ship this quarter.

There are a number of ports available:

  • 2x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) with support for Thunderbolt (40 Gb/s), Computer Charging (up to 85 W), Device Power (up to 15 W), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gb/s), DisplayPort (up to 4K at 60 Hz)
  • 1x DisplayPort with support for DisplayPort 1.2 (up to 4K at 60 Hz) and HDMI 1.4b (up to 4K at 30 Hz)
  • 1x RJ45 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
  • 3x USB 3.0 (5 Gb/s, 1.5 A, USB Battery Charging 1.2 & UASP)
  • 1x 3.5 mm Headphone Output (amplified analog stereo)
  • 1x 3.5 mm Microphone Input (mono)1x Power Input (DC 20 V, 8.5 A)

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12:23
Gartner Sees 2017 as a Stagnating Year for the Tech...

Gartner is the bearer of bad news if their forecast for 2017 plays out. Gartner sees 2017 being a flat year for PC's and ...

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12:08
iOS-compatible Ring Floodlight Cam features 110...




Ring, the manufacturer of the connected Video Doorbell, is giving homeowners another way to secure their home. The Ring Floodlight Cam is a combination of a security camera and motion-sensitive outdoor light, which can be used to monitor an area remotely via a mobile app or a computer, alerting users if suspicious activity is detected nearby.

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12:04
Hulu sets itself apart from DirecTV Now as it...

Hulu announced today that it has signed a new agreement with CBS to carry content from America’s most-watched broadcast network including both on-demand and live programming. This news comes about a month after DirecTV Now launched without the major network, although CBS CEO Les Moonves has alluded that they’ll be able to figure something out.

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12:01
OWC’s DEC expansion module makes the MacBook Pro...

Apple loves to make its laptops as thin as humanly possible, but would you carry a thicker MacBook Pro if it meant freeing yourself from dongles? At CES, OWC unveiled a prototype of the OWC DEC, an expansion module for the new MacBook Pro that provides extra connectivity without relying on an assortment of adapters.

The OWC DEC takes a unique approach to provide its functionality by using a module that sits flush with the bottom of the laptop, making the new MacBook Pro thicker, about as thick of a 2012 MacBook Pro. But that added heft brings a lot of functionality: three USB 3 ports, gigabit ethernet, an SD card slot, and up to 4TB of SSD storage. OWC says that more features may be “announced at a later date.”

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12:00
The iPhone Weather app - A deceptively simple and...

The preinstalled Weather app on the iPhone is one of the most beautiful apps around. When you open it to look at the weather, it displays animated representations of weather conditions behind the text. If an area has rain, the graphic shows rainfall; with a thunderstorm, there are thick clouds and periodic lightning strikes that are quite bright. If it is a clear night, there is a beautiful star background with occasional meteors. There are numerous graphics to match current conditions.

I use the Weather app for more than just checking local weather. I've saved numerous locations throughout the world so I can see the time at that location, since the weather app puts the time of any particular city at the upper left of the location’s name.

The Weather app, though quite simple and elegant in appearance, offers a large amount of information. Before you even tap on a location, you can see if it is night or day there and check the weather conditions by the subtle moving...

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11:51
Energous Says Its Truly Wireless Charging Technology...

Amid rumors that Apple will release its first iPhone models with wireless charging capabilities as early as this year, its possible partner Energous has told The Verge that its first truly wireless transmitters will begin shipping by the end of 2017, over two years after it first introduced the technology.

Energous CEO Steve Rizzone also dropped yet another hint suggesting its partner is indeed Apple. "One of the largest consumer electronic companies in the world," he said. "I cannot tell you who it is, but I can virtual guarantee that you have products from this company on your person, sitting on your desk, or at home."

Energous is the company behind WattUp, a truly wire-free, over-the-air charging technology that uses radio frequencies...

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11:47
Lenovo Surprises With Home Tech Play


Lenovo watchers expected the company to announce a number of new laptops when CES rolled around, but the company surprised on Tuesday when it also unveiled new products aimed at the home technology market. "The Smart Assistant and Smart Storage line probably caught everyone off guard," said Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy. Lenovo developed its Smart Assistant with Amazon. Like Amazon's Echo, the Lenovo assistant uses the Alexa cloud-based voice services to respond to a user's spoken commands.

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11:22
Elgato’s new Thunderbolt 3 Dock makes it easier to...

Much has been made about Apple’s new MacBook Pro, its reliance on Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, and the mess of dongles you have to deal with in order to connect external devices. An expansion dock makes life with the new MacBook Pro a little easier, and Thunderbolt 3 docks are starting to appear.

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11:14
Apple confirms $1 billion investment into SoftBank...




Apple has confirmed its $1 billion investment in SoftBank's $100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund, of which, the upcoming Trump administration has claimed that $50 billion will be spent on U.S.-based businesses.

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10:51
Kanex GoPlay Sidekick portable wireless game...




Accessory producer Kanex introduced the first in the GoPlay series at the Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday, with the GoPlay SideKick consisting of a battery-operated, pocket-sized, controller aimed at iOS game players.

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10:51
iOS-connected LEGO Boost will help children learn...




Children will be able to bring their LEGO creations to life with the help of LEGO Boost, a new building and coding set that utilizes bricks with environment sensors, and a connected iOS application.

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10:40
5G moving forward: Intel announces 5G modem, AT&...




Intel is attempting to streamline and accelerate the deployment of next-generation wireless internet connectivity with a new, global 5G modem, while AT&T chooses to not wait for a standard to emerge, and is moving forward with its own testing plan.

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10:27
Apple confirms $1 billion investment in SoftBank’s $...

Following reports in recent weeks that Apple held talks regarding a potential investment in Softbank’s $100bn technology fund, today the company confirmed that it will indeed invest $1 billion into the project known as the “Softbank Vision Fund.”

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple confirmed the investment today and also offered a statement provided by company spokesperson Kristin Huguet. In the statement, the company says it thinks the investment will help “speed the development of technologies which may be strategically important to Apple.”
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10:23
Garmin refreshes Fenix smartwatch line, adds live...




Fitness tracker Garmin has announced three more Apple Watch competitors in its Fenix smartwatch range, led by the Fenix 5 series, which giving users more size options to choose from.

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10:17
Elgato introduces Thunderbolt 3 Dock

Elgato (www.elgato.com) has introduced the Thunderbolt 3 Dock, which enables you to connect and charge your MacBook Pro or Windows notebook with only one cable. It drives up to two additional displays without compromising the 4K resolution and smooth 60 Hz frame rate, according to Markus Fest, general manager of Elgato.

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10:15
Ford, Toyota herald new members on board with Apple...




Auto manufacturers Ford and Toyota are welcoming new members to its SmartDeviceLink Consortium, in an effort to stop Apple's CarPlay and Google Auto from gaining any more traction in the market.

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