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Friday March 10

12:30
Delivery Status 6.2.4 - Check delivery status of...

Delivery Status displays delivery status of packages for a variety of shipment services.

Can't wait for your packages to arrive? Don't waste your time checking the site constantly, just open this all-in-one delivery tracker and enter your order number or tracking number. The status will update automatically for you, and even count down the days! It also works with Growl to give you pop-up message, email notifications, and more, whenever your package status changes.

Delivery Status lets you track your deliveries from:

  • Adobe.com (US and Canada)
  • Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.co.jp, Amazon.de, Amazon.at, and Amazon.fr
  • Apple.com (including all international stores)
  • Aramex
  • Canada Post (Postes Canada)
  • DHL (US, Germany, and GlobalMail)
  • DPD (Germany)
  • FedEx and FedEx SmartPost
  • GLS Germany
  • Google Checkout
  • Hermes Logistik Gruppe (HLG, Germany)...
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12:23
WeberHaus will offer HomeKit-enabled smart homes in...




Apple's smart home connectivity platform will be offered to more buyers of new homes in Europe, as pre-fabricated house builder WeberHaus has confirmed its home control systems will include support for HomeKit, starting later this year.

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12:21
9to5Rewards: lofree typewriter-inspired mechanical...

This week’s 9to5Rewards partner is lofree, a typewriter-inspired mechanical keyboard with full Mac and iOS support. 

The company has two of its new lofree keyboards that launched this week to give away to two 9to5Mac readers this week. 

more…

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12:20
Feature Request: Apple should bring these features...

This week I bought and played through my first audiobook in iBooks (Shoe Dog) after realizing I have a habit of buying a lot of books then rarely making time to actually read them. I finished the 13 hour 22 minute book over the weekend and really enjoyed the experience (and the book). I listen to a lot of podcasts, so playing audio in the background while running errands is something I know I enjoy.

iBooks on the iPhone is a solid audiobook player. It works with Apple CarPlay, 3D Touch from the Home screen, and to my surprise has arguably the best Now Playing screen of any Apple app. Apple currently has three different versions of its audio Now Playing screen between its Music, Podcasts, and iBooks apps, the audiobooks version has features that every Now Playing screen should adopt.

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12:03
Hulu adds A&E, History and Viceland to its live...

Hulu's live TV streaming service, set to debut later this spring, just got an even bigger channel selection. On Friday, Hulu announced a new partnership to add the A+E Networks family of six channels, including A&E, History, Lifetime and Viceland...

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11:43
Microsoft revamps Cortana for iPhone in renewed bid...




Microsoft on Friday released a promised overhaul of its Cortana iPhone app, simplifying the way the AI assistant works on iOS and making it more practical as an alternative -- or complement -- to Apple's native Siri.

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11:42
You won't have to pay to play 'Quake...

The upcoming Quake Champions will be free-to-play. Or not. It depends on how you want to approach it. "At its core, it's a free-to-play game with the option to buy the Champion Pack and just get in and play with all the Champions," developer Bethesda...

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11:33
Just a few tips on contract negotiations

My latest Huffington Post article is available at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58c2eeeee4b0c3276fb7845c and starts off as follows:

Whether establishing a business agreement with a client, buying a car, or purchasing services at work, negotiating contracts is an inevitable part of life. Most negotiation advice dispensed online or in books falls far short of the mark, and some of it can actually backfire. Pretending that you have another, better potential deal in the wings or being too aggressive, for example, both shut down the possibility of forming a real connection with the other party—thereby making them less willing to cut you a good deal. In other words, a lot of the traditional tools out there are just inauthentic.

A few strategies help set the record straight when it comes to contract negotiation, allowing you to get the best deal possible:

To read more, see...

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11:30
Daylite: Business Productivity App for Teams on Mac...

My thanks to Marketcircle for sponsoring The Loop with Daylite this week.

Still digging through emails and passing around spreadsheets & notes? There’s a better way to manage leads & projects – with Daylite.

Daylite streamlines your lead management & project management process so you can win more business & get more done.

Integrate directly with Apple Mail to organize emails for clients, projects, and sales opportunities. Track your sales pipeline and set reminders when to follow up. Share projects, schedules, and tasks with others on your team – from your Mac or iPhone/iPad.

Whether you’re a sales team, real estate firm, or lawyer, Daylite can help you win more business and get more done.

Try Daylite free for 30 days!

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11:18
New US solar installations nearly doubled in 2016

Yes, the head of the EPA did display a staggering level of ignorance about climate change, but not everything is terrible. A report produced by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association says that solar power in the US had a blockbuster...

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11:11
iClock Pro 3.4.8 - Customize your menubar clock.

iClock Pro is a menu bar replacement clock for Apple's default clock. iClock Pro is an update, total rewrite and improvement to the popular iClock. Have the day, date and time in different fonts and colors in the menubar. iClock is also a kind of centrally located time hub from which many time related functions can be controlled. iClock is an essential time utility for pilots, business people, travelers, and anyone who communicates with people in other time zones.

Features

  • See the day/date/time in the menubar in different fonts/colors/formats. Customize it as you wish
  • Gives an easily accessible, at a glance system menu view of times/timezones/dates in as many parts of the world as you want
  • Option click on the time/date in the menubar to see your stock portfolio with updates in near real time
  • Application menu just like there used to be in OS 9. On Intel Mac shows you which applications are running in Rosetta
  • ...
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11:00
WeberHaus to feature Apple HomeKit in new smart homes

WeberHaus, which specializes in pre-fabricated connected homes, will feature Apple HomeKit — a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri — in its smart homes this year. The company is based in Germany.

WeberHaus has been offering an intelligent home control system in its homes with WeberLogic 2.0 and MyHomeControl app from BootUp, but with HomeKit and the Apple Home app, home owners can now control everything in their home conveniently and securely using their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, or with their voice using Siri, says Klaus-Dieter Schwendemann, marketing manager at WeberHaus. It’s the first European home manufacturer to add support for HomeKit, he adds. 

WeberHaus homes featuring Apple HomeKit control will be available later this year. A demo home featuring Apple HomeKit, the PlusEnergy house generation 5.5, can be viewed at the exhibition...

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11:00
The best USB audio interface

By Al Griffin

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. R...

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10:55
AT&T Launches $60 'Unlimited' Prepaid...

AT&T today introduced a new GoPhone prepaid plan with unlimited talk, text, and data at a max speed of 3 Mbps for $65 per month, or $60 with AutoPay enabled. However, unlike AT&T's new $90 Unlimited Plus plan with up to 10GB of 4G LTE tethering, the GoPhone plan does not include Mobile Hotspot capabilities.

Each line that exceeds 22GB of data usage may experience reduced speeds to a max of 128 Kbps on that line for the remainder of the 30-day term, but only at times and in areas where there is network congestion, which is similar to 22GB and 23GB soft cap policies from Verizon and Sprint respectively.

T-Mobile this week raised its own deprioritization threshold to 30GB, up from a previous minimum of 28GB, as spotted...

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10:53
A 5-year-old, is headed to the National Spelling Bee...

This might be the cutest thing you watch all weekend. She is a remarkably calm and self-assured young lady. And her skills are incredible. I’m a really good speller and yet, I couldn’t have spelled most of those words.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:50
A photographer edits out our smartphones to show our...

This is a really interesting photo set that might make you think about your phone use a little bit.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:43
Twitch desktop app aims to make streaming more social

Twitch has long been more than just a video game streaming platform. In fact, it's starting to morph into a full-fledged, gamer-centric social network and marketplace. Just a few days ago, the company unveiled Pulse, which added a Facebook-like feed...

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10:37
Nvidia's GeForce 1080 Ti Raises Graphical Chip...


The first reviews of the newly released Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti came out on Thursday, and by all accounts this card has performed beyond expectations. Nvidia's new GPU can perform 35 percent faster than its GTX 1080, the company has claimed. Based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture, this flagship gaming GPU includes next-gen 11-Gbps GDDR5X memory, and an 11-GB frame buffer. The GTX 1080 Ti, which will be available soon for $699, is even faster and more powerful than the more expensive Titan X Pascal.

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10:34
The Japanese Government Likely to Ensure Toshiba is...

On Tuesday Patently Apple posted a report about TSMC and Foxconn joining together to make a joint bid for Toshiba. Such a move would be great for either of Apple's suppliers and bad news for Samsung should their bid be successful. However in the bigger picture, it seems as though American politics will win the day and our report will tell you why.

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10:31
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple EarPods w/ Lightning...

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

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Grab a 2nd pair of Apple EarPods with Lightning Connector...

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10:30
We're live from SXSW 2017!

The past few weeks have been intense for the tech world, what with MWC and GDC taking place over the past few weeks. Now it's turn for SXSW 2017. We're on the ground in Austin, Texas to check out what the festival has to offer with its interactive, m...

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10:25
1Writer 2.5.1 for iPad blurs the line between note-...




AppleInsider examines the latest update to 1Writer that brings improved keyboard functionality, plus Dropbox, and Markdown support to the iOS-exclusive writing tool.

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10:23
Pinterest launching its new Lens visual discovery...

Pinterest introduced a new point-and-shoot discovery tool in February called Lens that lets you use your iPhone camera to find design inspiration and more. Now Pinterest is officially launching its new Lens feature to all users in the United States on iOS and Android.

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10:16
New LG 5K UltraFine Display models work properly...

Earlier this year we reported issues with using the LG UltraFine 5K Display with new MacBook Pros near wireless access points including Apple wireless routers. LG acknowledged issues caused by poor shielding, inventory was pulled from Apple Stores, and revised hardware with proper shielding is now ...

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10:14
Airbnb might soon be legal in Japan

Looks like Airbnb is faring a lot better in Japan than in its own home: it might soon be able to legally operate within the country. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet has given its blessing to the proposed rules that will be imposed upon the servic...

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10:04
Hazel 4.0.9

Addresses a number of bug fixes for the file cleanup utility. ($32 new, free update, 7.9 MB)

 

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10:00
Pre-fab builder WeberHaus to offer Apple HomeKit-...

Germany-based homebuilder WeberHaus announced today that it will soon offer its pre-fabricated homes equipped with Apple’s HomeKit platform, a first for the European market. That means that new home buyers purchasing a house through the builder will be able to opt for a smart home package that consists of products like lighting, smart plugs and more, all controllable via iPhones, iPads and Siri.

The company says it’s been working with Apple to develop the HomeKit package for its customers:

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10:00
Introducing the new Office 365 profile experience

In the modern workplace, an organization’s most important assets are its people. The knowledge, skills and expertise found throughout your carefully recruited teams are tantamount to individual and collective success.

All too often, however, this specialized knowledge is obfuscated by physical and organizational barriers. People know what information they need, but are unable to track down the answers they’re looking for. The popular adage “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” reminds us that the best-connected employees get the most done.

That’s where Office 365 can help. As Microsoft works to reinvent productivity for the modern workplace, our goal is to put people at the center of the connected suite experience. When you’re able to tap into the hidden knowledge throughout your organization and leverage your talent pool, you’re able to achieve more.

Starting today, we’re rolling out an extended profile card experience across Office 365 to enhance the...

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10:00
March 2017 updates for Get & Transform in Excel...

Excel 2016 includes a powerful set of features based on the Power Query technology, which provides fast, easy data gathering and shaping capabilities and can be accessed through the Get & Transform section on the Data ribbon.

Today, we are pleased to announce two new data transformation and connectivity features that have been requested by many customers.

These updates are available as part of an Office 365 subscription. If you are an Office 365 subscriber, find out how to get these latest updates. If you have Excel 2010 or Excel 2013, you can also take advantage...

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10:00
YouTube made VR gaming videos for Google Daydream...

You might have come across a few 360-degree gaming videos on YouTube since last year. Chances are, those are some of the results of the platform's partnership with creators and publishers formed in an effort to experiment with the production of VR ga...

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09:56
Viber's Secret Chats sets a time limit on...

Viber’s got a new feature that will help protect your most sensitive conversations from discovery—as long as the CIA hasn’t pwned your phone. A new feature called Secret Chats—not to be confused with Facebook’s secret conversations—is rolling out in the coming days to Viber for Android and iOS.

Secret Chats builds on some of Viber’s pre-existing privacy and security features including end-to-end encryption and self-destruct timers for photos and videos. Instead of setting a time limit on a single piece of a conversation, Secret Chats schedules the entire thread for auto-...

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09:53
Apple retains top spot on Laptop's tech support...




For a third consecutive year, tech publication Laptop has once again awarded the best score in its Tech Support Showdown to Apple, commending its support via phone calls, online chat, and social media accounts.

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09:52
Viber 6.6.1 - Send messages and make calls for free...

Viber lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country!

Viber syncs your contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device, so you can start the conversation on the Viber mobile application and continue from the comfort of your Mac.

Features

  • Best-quality HD voice calls
  • Video calls
  • Free text and photo messages
  • Group conversations
  • No registration, passwords or invitations required
  • Contacts and messages sync between your mobile and Mac
  • Transfer ongoing calls between devices



Version 6.6.1:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated



  • OS X 10.8 or later



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09:34
Microsoft Cortana app for iPhone updated with...

Microsoft’s Cortana for iPhone app gets an update today that introduces a redesigned user interface and a few new features and enhancements that offer an improved experience for the Siri competitor.

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09:30
The Engadget Podcast Ep 31: Look Inside America

On this episode a trio of out-of-towners -- managing editor James Trew, senior editor Aaron Souppouris and senior editor Mat Smith -- join host Terrence O'Brien to talk about the latest tech news. First they'll discuss Consumer Reports decision to st...

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09:15
A Breakthrough in Technology Supporting Foldable...

Our Patently Mobile IP blog has been covering Samsung's obsession with flexible, bendable, scrollable and foldable smartphone designs and features for years and have created an archive for easy review. Behind the scenes Lenovo, Apple and Microsoft have all been working on next generation foldable smartphones and tablets. Yesterday a breakthrough technology was announced that will support next-gen foldable mobile devices.

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09:00
'Sonic Mania' finally gives its lead...

When Sega invited me behind closed doors to get an early look of Sonic Mania at GDC last month, I wasn't expecting much. I'd seen the trailers and indeed, it looked like a grand homage to franchise, but I was surprised to find that the game is more t...

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08:54
How to enable Do Not Disturb in macOS and silence...




Notifications can be a mixed blessing -- for some they keep the chaos of communications down, and allow for rapid response to an email or a Tweet. But for others, can be a distraction that pulls away from the task at hand. AppleInsider shows you how to shut them all down for a while, or just silence a pesky app.

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08:51
Dropbox 21.4.25 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

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

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.

The Dropbox application is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux. A video on the site explains more.



Version 21.4.25:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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08:43
Capital One launches ‘Eno’ SMS chatbot for managing...

Capital One today announced “Eno,” a new text message-based assistant that it says is the first natural language SMS chatbot from a U.S. bank.

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08:41
Facebook will stream live MLS soccer matches this...

Liga MX isn't the only pro soccer league you'll be able to watch on Facebook this season. The social network has signed another deal with Univision to stream at least 22 live Major League Soccer (MLS) matches in 2017. In addition to action on the pit...

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08:22
Verizon FiOS streaming no longer counts toward your...

Since chairman and net neutrality skeptic Ajit Pal dropped an FCC investigation into data-free "zero-rating," it's full speed ahead for carriers on unlimited video streaming. Verizon is piling on with its FiOS Mobile App, which now lets you to stream...

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08:00
Get in touch with your inner free-running assassin...

These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

Assassin’s Creed Identity isn’t the first mobile Assassin’s Creed game—but it’s the first mobile Assassin’s Creed game that really embodies the open-world, role-playing style of the franchise.

The good news is that you don’t have to be a fan of Assassin’s Creed to play Assassin’s Creed Identity—in fact, you don’t even have to really know what Assassin’s Creed is to enjoy this game. The game’s controls can be tricky, but they’re fairly easy to pick up quickly, and you don’t need to learn an entire battery of skills for sneaking about, dodging enemies, and...

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07:41
Japan's national security could block Apple...




The Japanese government is preparing to vet the security of potential bidders for a majority stake in Toshiba's memory business -- something that could give U.S. companies an edge, but stop Apple suppliers Foxconn and TSMC, a report said on Friday.

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07:35
Happy Hour Podcast 110 | iPhone ‘Edition’ naming...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the new iPhone ‘Edition’ rumor and other possible names Apple could use, the latest LG UltraFine 5K Display update, iOS app caching problems and possible fixes, Apple Watch charging time and sleep tracking, Apple Watch Nike+ compared to other Series 2 models, run training with Apple Watch, audiobooks through iBooks and iOS Now Playing design, and more. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

more…

Filed under: Apple...

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07:31
Thunderbird 45.8.0 - Email client from Mozilla.

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

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



Version 45.8.0:

  • asm.js JIT-spray bypass of ASLR and DEP
  • Memory Corruption when handling ErrorResult
  • Use-after-free working with events in FontFace objects
  • Use-after-free working with ranges in selections
  • Pixel and history stealing via floating-point timing side channel with SVG filters
  • Memory corruption during JavaScript garbage collection...
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07:30
Samsung Shift's away from Iris Scanning...

Last August Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung Patents for an Iris Scanner come to Life in the new Galaxy Note 7." Samsung was touting that their new dual biometric ID security was better than just fingerprints – a dig at Apple's Touch ID. But the Note 7 was a complete disaster and Samsung was humiliated in having to remove the product from market. Today we learn that Samsung is changing their tune and acknowledges that iris scanning alone is useless ...

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07:26
Spotify 1.0.50.41368. - Stream music, create...

Spotify is a streaming music service that gives you on-demand access to millions of songs. Whether you like driving rock, silky R&B, or grandiose classical music, Spotify's massive catalogue puts all your favorites within your reach. No streaming service offers a larger, more varied catalogue.

The music you love, whenever you want it

  • You're the DJ. Add stars to your favorite tracks, and create playlists. Spotify lets you keep your favorites close at hand.
  • Endless discovery. With built-in Related Artist suggestions, Spotify will help you discover your new favorite artists, albums, and tracks.
  • Make it social. Follow your favorite artists, share musical recommendations with friends, and more.



Version 1.0.50.41368.:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later...

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07:20
Three Southern U.S. States Battle it out for Samsung...

In early January LG and Samsung were getting close to announcing future plants due to President Trump's 'Made in America' pledge. On March 01 LG announced a new $250 million dollar plant would open in Tennessee in 2019. A new report today claims that three US states -- South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama -- are reportedly in final talks to attract Samsung ...

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07:17
Swift among the 10 most popular programming languages

Apple’s Swift is now among the 10 most popular programming languages, according to the Tiobe Index (http://www.tiobe.com/), which measures the popularity of programming languages on a monthly basis. It’s the first time it’s made the list. About three years ago Apple announced that it would replace its "ancient" native mobile app development language Objective-C by its newborn language called Swift.

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07:16
PSA: Signal, WhatsApp, iMessage and others not...

Somewhat careless wording by Wikileaks has led to widespread reports than messaging apps that use end-to-end encryption – like Signal, WhatsApp and iMessages – had been compromised by the CIA. There is in fact no evidence that this is the case.

more…

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07:11
Innovation Project 2017 welcomes ‘iPod Godfather’...

Tony Fadell — the founder and former CEO of Nest, creator of the Nest learning thermostat and one of the creators of the iPod and iPhone — will challenge Innovation Project 2017 (http://www.innovationproject.com) delegates, to think differently about the potential that “connected devices” and “internet of things” offer to payments and commerce innovators.

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07:09
Google Chrome 57.0.2987.98 - Modern and fast Web...

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



Version 57.0.2987.98:

  • High CVE-2017-5030: Memory corruption in V8
  • High CVE-2017-5031: Use after free in ANGLE
  • High CVE-2017-5032: Out of bounds write in PDFium
  • High CVE-2017-5029: Integer overflow in libxslt
  • High CVE-2017-5034: Use after free in PDFium
  • High CVE-2017-5035: Incorrect security UI in Omnibox
  • High CVE-2017-5036: Use after free in PDFium
  • High CVE-2017-5037: Multiple out of bounds writes in ChunkDemuxer
  • High CVE-2017-5039: Use after free in PDFium
  • Medium CVE-2017-5040: Information disclosure in V8
  • Medium CVE-...
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07:08
∞ Myke Hurley’s excellent Nintendo Switch review

[VIDEO] Myke Hurley did a fantastic job pulling together this video walkthrough of the Nintendo Switch. It’s informative in the best possible way, conveying lots of detail while still being watchable and interesting.

If you are interested in the Switch, this is absolutely worth your time. As always, the video is embedded in the main Loop post.

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07:00
Get an Espionage 3 Lifetime License at 60% off and...

Apple provides a way to encrypt your Mac data with FileVault, but what if your data or company information needs even more protection. That's where Espionage 3 for Mac comes in, adding the ability to add multiple master passwords protecting isolated sets of folders while still featuring AES-256 + scrypt security. Our deal is this: Get a lifetime license (which gives you access to all major updates in the future) to Espionage for $19.99 (60% off!). 

How exactly does Espionage 3 protect your valuable information? 

  • Protect individual folders & easily access them from the menu bar
  • Use folder settings like auto-lock & encrypted data maintenance to secure individual folders & files
  • Enjoy state of the art Plausible...
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06:59
25 songs that tell us where music is going

This sort of interactive media exploration is something the New York Times does very well. Just a heads up: Some of the song lyrics are NSFW and the songs play when they scroll into view, so consider headphones before you dig in.

But do dig in.

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06:58
Apple’s Swift now among the 10 most popular...

Apple’s Swift is now among the 10 most popular programming languages, according to the Tiobe Index, which measures the popularity of programming languages on a monthly basis. This is the first time it’s made the list.

Touted as safe, fast, and expressive, Swift appeals to developers who are aiming to build on Apple’s multiple platforms, such as iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. About three years ago Apple announced that it would replace its "ancient" native mobile app development language Objective-C by its newborn language called Swift. 

“The expectations were high right from the start, but adoption took off slowly. That is for good reasons by the way because the installed base of Objective-C code is quite large,” note the folks behind the Tiobe Index. “New applications are written in Swift, whereas old apps that are written in Objective-C are not actively migrated to Swift. This is also what we observe at customer...

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06:56
I worked for Steve Jobs, and this was the best...

Nice anecdote from Guy Kawasaki, former Chief Evangelist for Apple.

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06:51
Apple Tops 'Tech Support Showdown' List...

Apple has topped Laptop Mag's Tech Support Showdown list for the third year in a row, receiving praise as "the best tech support in the business," and beating out nine other computer-making companies in the process. Laptop Mag said that its list is aimed at helping customers see who has the most reliable and clear customer service in the tech industry.

To conduct the research, the magazine sent reporters undercover to make calls, query support chat online, and ask questions on social media, and accumulated data on the following top ten notebook makers: Apple, Microsoft, Acer, Razer, Dell, Lenovo, HP, Asus, Samsung, and MSI. Each company was given a grade on a 100-point scale, and Laptop Mag weighted 60 points towards online support and 40 points toward phone support.

For Apple's winning spot, the company received a 56 for its web support score and a 37 for its phone support score, resulting in an...

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06:49
∞ Conan: Introducing Apple Healthcare

[VIDEO] Click through to the main Loop post for Conan’s take on Apple Healthcare. Some thing you just can’t unsee.

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06:43
Indie game promotion takes over the iOS and Mac App...

John Voorhees, MacStories:

The App Store looks a little different today. If you opened it and thought you accidentally landed on the Games category page, it would be understandable. But that’s not what’s happening. Instead, Apple has launched a major promotion of the finest indie games available on iOS. According to the App Store Games Twitter account, the promotion is running for the next twelve days.

Lots of great games.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:40
Beta of the iPad’s new floating keyboard

Back in January, developer Steve Troughton-Smith discovered a new one-handed keyboard embedded in an iOS 10.3 beta. And because he’s a nice guy genius, Steve went ahead and built a Swift playground so you can play with it, too.

Here’s Steve’s tweet, with a link to the playground:

In case you wanted to check out iOS 10’s unpublished ‘floating’ iPad keyboard, here’s a Swift Playground for you: https://t.co/nuUV8XsmeO

— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) March 10, 2017

And here’s a post by Ben Lovejoy, with a bit of background....

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06:39
Swift makes it into top 10 most popular programming...

The Tiobe Index – which measures the popularity of programming languages on a monthly basis – reports that Apple’s Swift has made it into the top 10 for the first time. Tiobe says that ratings are based on three factors, using search engines to carry out the research.

The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. Popular search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings. It is important to note that the TIOBE index is not about the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written.

While a relatively new programming language making it into the top 10 is an impressive achievement, Tiobe does not believe that it will climb any higher in the rankings …

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06:31
Together 3.7.6 - Store and organize all of your...

Together helps you organize your Mac, giving you the ability to store, edit and preview your files in a single clean, uncluttered interface.

Features

  • Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop functionality, Together lets you gather up images, text, bookmarks, and files for safekeeping. With built-in note-taking capabilities and easy inter-app file transfers, take control of cluttered, disorganized groups of files and restore them to a state of order and manageability.
  • Previewing and editing. Together can edit and preview a wide range of filetypes, and seamlessly incorporates QuickView for everything else. File editing is always a double-click away, and your changes are automatically synchronized.
  • Organization, optimized. If you are tired of dealing with scatterbrained systems of files and folders, Together's refreshing, iTunes-like interface will help you breathe easy. Organize...
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06:19
AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8'...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the 'iPhone 8' and delays, healthcare and HealthKit, and mostly-solved vulnerabilities in iOS.

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06:15
Conan makes fun of Chaffetz’s iPhone/health care...

If nothing else, you can definitely laugh at Representative Jason Chaffetz’s comment this week about how lower income Americans would have to choose between health care and snagging the latest iPhone.

The guys at “Conan” took this as a challenge and released the following satirical video demonstrating how Apple products could be used for health care…

Chaffetz later walked his comment back a bit, but the satirical video is here to stay…

As always, let us know what you think in the comment section and have a great weekend!

Via The Mac Observer

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06:00
WikiLeaks to share CIA hacking tools with Apple,...

Following WikiLeaks’ release of more than 8,000 documents from inside the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence, Apple followed up, saying it had already fixed most of the exploits the agency had found to hack into iPhones.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Thursday he will share the code, which was withheld from the published documents, with tech companies like Apple.

Per Assange:

“We have decided to work with [tech companies] to give them exclusive access to the additional technological details we have so that fixes can be developed and pushed out,” Assange said in a live-streamed press conference from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he lives. “Once this material is effectively disarmed by us we will publish additional details.”

According to reports, Apple jumped on the released documents following their release on Tuesday, sifting through bugs they’d patched, bugs that remained to be fixed and how the exploits were being used.

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06:00
Autonomous Delivery Robots to Hit Virginia's...


Autonomous delivery robots this summer will be able to travel on sidewalks, crosswalks and shared-use paths throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Gov. Terry McAullife recently signed a law permitting the use of Starship Technologies' Personal Delivery Devices, or PDDs. The six-wheeled robots, which resemble coolers, are designed to deliver parcels, groceries and food within a two-mile radius in 15-30 minutes. The PDDs weigh about 40 pounds and can carry a workload of up to 20 pounds. They travel at 4 mph.

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05:57
Kool Tools: Bluetooth Vertical Turntable

Pyle USA’s Bluetooth Vertical Turntable is an old school turntable that combines the classical styling of the retro phonograph with today’s high quality manufacturing and wireless music streaming to play music from any Bluetooth enabled device.

The vintage design offers a nostalgic blast from the past. Housed in a handmade wooden stand, the Bluetooth Vertical Turntable has three-speed turntable compatibility at 33, 45 and 78 RPM. It’s paired with built-in stereo speaker.

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05:57
How to use the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Cons with...

The Nintendo Switch hit stores last Friday, and the gaming world is buzzing about the convertible handheld/home console hybrid—and top launch title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. While you may never get the chance to play the new Zelda on your computer, there is a surprising connection here: the Joy-Con controllers can pair with your Mac

That’s right: the little control nubs that bookend either side of the Switch’s screen detach from the unit, and since they pair via Bluetooth, you can use them with Mac games. We certainly wouldn’t recommend buying a Switch solely to use the Joy-Cons on Mac, but if you game across multiple devices and snagged the console, then Mac compatibility is a sweet perk. And the Switch’s beefier Pro Controller works with macOS, as well.

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05:45
French myCanal service now available on Apple TV...

French TV service myCanal came to Apple TV last year, but you needed a decoder box to view them. Apple has now announced that this is no longer needed. Subscribers can now view any myCanal channel on Apple TV without a connected decoder.

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05:33
Suitcase Fusion 7 18.2.2 - Font management solution...

Suitcase Fusion 7 is the creative professional's font manager.

Every professional font manager should deliver the basics: spectacular previews, powerful search tools, and efficient font organization. You have those basics covered. But there is a lot more you actually DO with fonts - namely traditional and web design. We can help with that too!

Features

  • Secure, professional font storage
  • Full-featured font previews allow you to compare fonts side-by-side
  • Auto-activation plug-ins for professional design applications, including Adobe Creative Cloud and QuarkXPress
  • Support includes OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Windows 8
  • See how fonts work side-by-side in paste-up style previews with QuickComp
  • Patented Font Sense technology fingerprints fonts for precise identification
  • Find similar fonts fast with QuickMatch
  • Web font enabled with WebINK and Google Font connections
  • Organize...
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05:31
You can now try out the hidden ‘floating’ iPad...

Back in January, developer Steven Troughton-Smith uncovered a new one-handed floating keyboard for iPad hidden inside an iOS 10.3 beta. He has now created a Swift Playground that allows you to play with the feature. It works with all iPads except the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

In case you wanted to check out iOS 10’s unpublished ‘floating’ iPad keyboard, here’s a Swift Playground for you: https://t.co/nuUV8XsmeO

— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) March 10, 2017

The feature works in a similar way to picture-in-picture, creating a keyboard that takes up less room than the standard one and can be moved around the screen to position it in a place where it doesn’t cover the content you’re typing …

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05:30
How to manage windows on macOS Sierra’s desktop

It’s easy to manage windows on macOS Sierra’s Desktop and the Finder. The Desktop is the space where you see file, folder, and application windows. It’s not to be confused with the Finder, the default file manager and graphical user interface on your Mac. 

When you open an app or the Finder, it opens a window on the desktop. Only one app at a time is active; the menu bar shows the name of the active app.

Some apps, such as Safari or Mail, let you open multiple windows or different types of windows at the same time. macOS provides several ways to manage open apps and windows—for example, you can merge an app’s open windows into one tabbed window.

To move a window, drag it by its title bar to where you want it. To align windows, drag a window close to another one—as the window nears the other one, it aligns without overlapping. You can position multiple windows adjacent to each other.

To make adjacent windows the same size, drag the edge you want to resize...

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05:20
Large format printer shipments up narrowly in Q4 2016

New data from the IDC research group (www.idc.com) found that large format printer (LFP) shipments and revenue grew by more than 4% year over year in 2016.

"The mix of printers continues to change as the technology and the needs of end users evolve," said Tim Greene, research director, Hardcopy Solutions at IDC. "The need to invest in the latest technology, to expand their business, to improve their bottom line, and even just to remain competitive is one of the defining characteristics of the large format digital printing market."

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05:00
CleanMyMac 3: a threequel that's better than...

CleanMyMac from MacPaw is an all-in-one macOS (10.8 and higher) solution designed to keep your Mac clean and to secure space from your Mac’s hard drive. It was a solid app with versions 1.x and 2.x; version 3.0 is even better.

Why do you need CleanMyMac since macOS does its own system upkeep. The Mac runs its own maintenance scripts once a day, a week and a month. However, there are still files like universal binaries, localization files, hidden trashes, and others that take lots of space and remain untouched by these scripts. Enter CleanMyMac, which prompts user to scan his/her Mac every month if other period is not set by the user.

Version 2 introduced a new complex solution for reclaiming extra hard drive space and keeping your Mac well-organized. The cleaning functionality of CleanMyMac 2 was enhanced by more sophisticated scanning algorithms and additional features like iPhoto Cleanup and...

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04:59
This could be our best look yet at what to expect...

A lot of the iPhone 8 renders doing the rounds are just fantasy ones – created without any reference to reported features or, indeed, to practicality. We’ve seen several recent ones, for example, where the display covers the entire front of the phone – something believed to be a long-term goal of Jony Ive, but not something we’re expecting to see in the iPhone 8.

But a set of renders posted on the Chinese social media site Weibo do a decent job of matching the actual reports we’ve been...

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04:50
Firefox 52.0 - Fast, safe Web browser.

Firefox offers a fast, safe Web browsing experience. Browse quickly, securely, and effortlessly. With its industry-leading features, Firefox is the choice of Web development professionals and casual users alike.

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

Features

  • Faster than Safari. Firefox stays speedy when other browsers become sluggish.
  • More private than Chrome. Firefox respects your privacy by minimizing suggestive pop-ups.
  • Bursting with features. Tabbed browsing, developer tools, extensions -- Firefox has it all, giving you the power to explore, customize, and create like never before.



Version 52.0:

New

  • Added support for WebAssembly, an emerging standard that brings near-native performance to Web-based games, apps, and software libraries without the use of plugins
  • Added automatic captive portal...
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04:04
Lightroom CC 2015.9 and Lightroom 6.9

Fixes a number of bugs and adds support for new cameras and lenses ($149 new or $9.99 monthly Creative Cloud subscription, free update)

 

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Thursday March 9

22:04
ChronoSync 4.7.4

Improves cloud sync performance and responsiveness of the Analyze Panel. ($49.99 new, free update, 41.2 MB)

 

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21:59
Waves Nx 1.0.18.0 - $9.99

Waves Nx has taken on the mission to recreate the real world. Just as VR makes us feel like we are walking in a 3D environment, 3D audio recreates real-world sound in a way that surrounds you with the music, the movie, or the game. Waves Nx finally delivers a lifelike experience on your headphones, turning them into a high-end 360° surround-sound system, and letting you experience your favorite movies, music, and games with real-world 3D sound.



Version 1.0.18.0:

  • Initial release



  • OS X 10.9.5-10.11.3
  • Intel processor i3 or higher



Download Now

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21:59
Sparkle 2.1.3 - $79.99

Sparkle will change your mind if you thought building websites wasn't for you. Sparkle is the intuitive site builder that lets you create sites for your online portfolio, team or band pages, or business and clients. Skip the tedium and design a gorgeous site that works right out of the box. Sparkle turns your design into a live site on the fly, no coding and no jargon. You don’t need to know about code or other web programming concepts: Sparkle makes sites happen. And if you need to create only a single site, please consider Sparkle One.

With Sparkle you:

  • Create landing pages in a matter of minutes--test your ideas quickly
  • Focus your attention on content and layout
  • Quickly iterate on fully functional site designs

Features

  • Quickly add galleries, video, audio, maps, social buttons, and downloadable files
  • Web...
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21:28
UBS analyst says Apple is an ‘anti-fragile monopoly...

UBS analyst Steven Milunovich today issued a new investor note in which he asks the question, “Is Apple an anti-fragile monopoly?” The note was obtained by Business Insider and focuses on Apple’s place in the smartphone market and its potentially monopolistic power…

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19:44
John Carmack sues ZeniMax for unpaid acquisition...

Oculus CTO John Carmack has personally joined the litigation war between his company and ZeniMax. He has just filed a lawsuit against the media firm for refusing to pay the rest of what it owes him for id Software's $150 million acquisition in 2009....

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19:22
Marines had swapped nude photos of female soldiers...

Last Saturday, the California-based Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that a Facebook group, Marines United, had been distributing nude photos of servicewomen for some time. US Naval authorities immediately began investigating hundreds of M...

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19:05
Apple lobbies against 'right to repair'...




As reported earlier this year, Apple has sent delegates to officially oppose the passage of a so-called "right to repair" bill in Nebraska that would require the company to provide consumers and third-party repair shops access to service manuals and parts.

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18:47
What would happen if you microwaved a non-microwave-...

Just to be on the safe side, I never microwave anything in the container it comes in.

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18:41
Lowest prices of the year! 13" MacBook Pro w/...




Shoppers can take advantage of the lowest prices of the year on Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, at just $1,549 with no tax in 48 states. Or save $429 on Apple's 2016 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare. A 27" iMac 5K is also $260 off with AppleCare, and Apple's Magic Trackpad 2 is $99 with our exclusive coupon.

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18:19
'Gran Turismo Sport' closed beta kicks off...

Like seemingly every Polyphony Digital game, Gran Turismo Sport has been a long time in coming... but you might not have to wait much longer to give it a spin. Polyphony has announced a Gran Turismo Sport closed beta that will start March 17th for PS...

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17:58
For 2016, Apple missed the top 50 Granted Patent...

When Apple first sued Samsung for patent infringement it set the Android community into a wild zombie like rage screaming at anything Apple saying that Apple was killing the patent system and that they were trying to patent everything under the sun and on and on the insanity went. So where did Apple land on the top 50 USPTO granted patent list for 2016?

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17:57
Caption contest: What are Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai...

While often made out to be fierce competitors, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently shared dinner and a conversation together in Sillicon Valley. Images of the meal were shared on Facebook and discovered on MacGeneration.

more…

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17:47
Quick take video review: CalDigit TS3 Lite...




Appleinsider reviews the new CalDigit TS3 Lite, one of the first Thunderbolt 3 docks on the market that promises to solve adapter woes for 2016 MacBook Pro users.

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17:34
'Many' Android exploits in WikiLeaks CIA...

Apple isn't the only company scrambling to reassure the public that it has fixed most of the CIA exploits revealed in WikiLeaks' latest disclosure. Google tells CNET it's "confident" that security patches and safeguards already protect you against "...

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17:18
Google Chrome for iOS gaining new Safari Reading...

Earlier today, Google pushed the stable version of Chrome 57 to Mac, Windows, and Linux users. This means that Chrome 57 for iOS is next around the corner and one of the features that will arrive as part of that update is a Reading List feature similar to that of what’s currently support in Safari…

more…

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16:59
Telltale's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'...

Telltale Games announced it's working with Marvel on a Guardians of the Galaxy game last year. Now, we're getting a sneak peek at the episodic adventure, along with details about its launch date and voice cast.

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16:38
Twitter's next anti-abuse measure cordons off...

Twitter is taking another step toward curtailing abuse on the platform. But, it seems like the microblogging service is being a tad overzealous. Now, rather than just marking certain attached media as potentially offensive, it's doing so for entire p...

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16:37
A Pair of Apple Patents Covering the 'Portrait...

Apple's iPhone 7 Plus delivers beautiful photos using a stereo camera system that delivers what professional photographers call the 'Bokeh' Effect. A perfect example of the Bokeh Effect could be seen in a photo illustrated in our report that came from a recent Apple TV ad. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a pair of Apple's patent applications covering this technology.

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16:30
How to charge your iPhone faster

Fast charging is a feature on many Android phones, allowing them to gain as much as 50 percent battery in 30 minutes in most instances. We have yet to see Apple officially bring much innovation in this space to the iPhone (hopefully we will later this year), however there are a couple tricks you can use to charge up faster than normal…

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16:19
Apple Store app for iOS updated with performance...

Apple today has pushed a minor update to the Apple Store application on iOS. The update brings the app to version 4.2 and while it doesn’t add any major new features, Apple says it is full of under-the-hood improvements.

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16:12
'Uncharted 4' leads this year's BAFTA...

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a big Naughty Dog fan, apparently. It announced the nominees for this year's video game awards, and Uncharted 4 leads the way with eight nominations, including Best Game, Music and Narrative....

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15:44
Trippy rhythm-action game 'Thumper' is...

No matter what platform you own, you'll be able to play last year's excellent rhythm game, Thumper. Developer Drool writes on Xbox Wire that the equally trippy and violent music game will make its way to Xbox One sometime this spring, teasing that mo...

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15:41
Notable apps and app updates for March 9, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Kuyi Mobile has introduced Pocket Arcade 1.0.2. The free game brings the physical arcade experience to your fingertips with four mini-games to test players' arcade skills and prowess.

Endless Arcade has served up Pizza Milk 1.0. In the free game, players tap the screen when they want to dunk their pizza and “hope it hits milky heaven for the perfect pizza-milk union.”

macOS Apps/Updates

Readdle has updated its PDF Expert app for...

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15:40
Black Lab Linux 8.0 Is a Rare Treat


The latest release of Black Lab Linux, an Ubuntu 16.04-based distribution, adds a Unity desktop option. You will not find Unity offered by any other major -- or nearly any minor -- Linux distributor outside of Ubuntu. Black Lab Linux 8.0, the consumer version of PC/OpenSystems' flagship distro, also updates several other prominent desktop options. Black Lab Linux is a general purpose community distribution for home users and SMBs. Black Lab Enterprise Linux, its commercial counterpart, targets businesses that want support services.

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15:39
AWT News Update: March 9, 2017

The new, smaller Google Charleston East campus plans

We have news from around the world of Apple today, including how a nearby neighbor has scaled back headquarters building plans and more:

  • Google's grandiose plans for a huge, glass-enclosed "city" as a corporate campus have been drastically scaled back
  • Apple retail stores in Jacksonville, FL, Nanjing, China, and Grand Rapids, Michigan are either opening soon or are in the planning loop for expansion
  • Apple Genius Bar employees will no longer get the opportunity to travel to the "mothership" for hands-on training

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

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15:29
Apple an 'antifragile monopoly,' more...




In spite of views by some investors and critics, Apple is an "antifragile monopoly" that can withstand competition from other giants in the high-tech sector like Amazon and Google, an analyst argued on Thursday.

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15:20
Contact your Senator with a fax-sending bot

The rallying cry to contact your member of Congress is louder than ever these days, but actually reaching them isn't very easy. Even if they accept email, they're far more likely to acknowledge a faxed message -- but who actually has a fax machine i...

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14:55
'Elder Scrolls' digital card game launches...

Elder Scrolls Legends, a digital card game set in publisher Bethesda's fantasy universe, has just come out of a year-long beta period. The strategy title is ready to play on PC right now, and is coming to iPad on March 23rd. Android tablet support is...

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14:28
The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $50 on a...

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c...

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14:26
Google radically scales back glassy new HQ plans,...




Less than two years ago, Google unveiled plans to build a new campus project as a vast open air city replete with greenery, inside of a massive glass greenhouse atrium. Now, the company is forwarding plans to build a basic tent-shaped building.

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14:19
A Major Tactile Output Patent Surfaces Covering...

Apple began filing patents regarding displays and trackpads that could one day provide tactile feedback since at least 2010. In 2015 Patently Apple posted an IP report titled "Apple Invents an Advanced Diamond Layered Trackpad that Delivers Next-Gen Tactile Sensations Including Texture." Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that once again advances the possibility that Apple is getting closer to delivering next-gen tactile experiences for displays, trackpads, device covers, fabric device housings and more.

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14:09
Plex turns any cloud folder into an instant media...

After a slightly rocky beta test, Plex's new cloud-based media server is now ready for public consumption. Rather than relying on a media server PC or a networked storage drive, Plex Cloud allows users to stream their own media libraries from Dropbox...

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13:44
Plex Cloud emerges from beta, turns cloud storage...




Plex on Thursday announced the official launch of Plex Cloud, bringing the remote media access feature out of beta for people with a Plex Pass subscription.

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13:40
Google's 4K digital whiteboard will retail for...

Google announced pricing and availability for its upcoming 4k digital whiteboard, dubbed the Jamboard, during its Next cloud computing conference in San Francisco on Thursday. The company first unveiled the device back in October and expects it to re...

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13:33
Gmail now supports native, business focused add-ons...

Gmail on its own is already a very powerful email client, offering useful features and direct integration with Google’s other services, like Google Drive. However, there’s always room for improvement. Today, Google has announced that Gmail will add support for native add-ons.

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13:19
Facebook’s Messenger Day is yet another Snapchat...

Following the success of Instagram Stories, Facebook is bringing slideshows to its Messenger app, as well. 

On Thursday, Facebook launched Messenger Day, a new feature that lets people share live video and photo slideshows. Messenger Day has a lot of similarities to Instagram Stories that debuted in November 2016. Facebook Messenger users can add fun filters to their images, send them to one friend, or share them with the world, and they’ll disappear after 24 hours. Messenger Day updates will roll out to everyone with the latest version of the iOS and Android apps.

Both Messenger Day and Instagram Stories seem to have been inspired by Snapchat, which originally popularized disappearing slideshows. To help set Messenger Day apart, Facebook has made these disappearing slideshows more about jumpstarting a conversation with friends or making plans rather than about documenting your life....

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13:17
Once-banned Vigilante app now warns of nearby...

Late last year, Sp0n released a Vigilante mobile app that was supposed to warn you of nearby crimes and emergencies. Or rather, it tried to release the app -- Apple quickly pulled the title after worrying that the name and focus encouraged users to t...

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13:12
How bored bookstore employees entertain themselves

This is brilliant. Makes me want to go to a bookstore and do the same thing. Now, if only I could find a bookstore.

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12:54
Retinal implant could add years to your eyesight

Scientists have been struggling to fight retinal degeneration in an elegant way. The most practical solution so far involves external devices that send wires to the back of your eyes. There might be a much more graceful approach before long, however....

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12:50
WikiLeaks will share CIA hacking tools with Apple,...

After WikiLeaks dumped more than 8,000 documents leaked from inside the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence, Apple said it had already fixed most of the exploits the agency had found to hack into iPhones. But without seeing the code the CIA has, Apple can’t be sure it’s fixed all of those bugs. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Thursday he will share the code, which was withheld from the published documents, with tech companies like Apple.

“We have decided to work with [tech companies] to give them exclusive access to the additional technological details we have so that fixes can be developed and pushed out,” Assange said in a live-streamed press conference from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he lives. “Once this material is effectively disarmed by us we will publish additional details.”

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12:46
Apple tops Laptop Mag's Tech Support Showdown...

The 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar was a — to say the least — controversial upgrade, but if you want the best possible tech support for a laptop, buy a MacBook. For the third consecutive year, Apple has topped Laptop Mag'sTech Support Showdown report, nabbing honors for its strong combination of phone and web-based assistance. 

Part of Purch's tech brand portfolio, Laptop Mag's Tech Support Showdown has been a popular consumer guide for over 10 years. In a dramatic improvement over prior years, Acer is now the top-rated Windows PC vendor for support. Lenovo took third place, because of its speedy call-back service and wide variety of online support options.

To research each company included in the Tech Support Showdown, Laptop Mag reporters went undercover, making support calls and querying the support sites, live chat and social media responses from the...

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12:39
Google is ready to take over your office chat with...

Google's work of transitioning Hangouts from being its default chat app to a more business focus is nearly complete. First up is the formally announced Hangouts Meet. Sound familiar? That's because it semi-officially arrived at the first of the month...

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12:22
Google Hangouts split into enterprise-focused, Slack...

With the launch of Allo and Duo last year, Google telegraphed that Hangouts would become an enterprise product. Today, the service is being fully revamped into Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet. The former is a Slack-like group chat app, while the latter improves video conferencing.

more…

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12:18
The Corel Painter 2017 software bundle

It’s the Digital Artist’s Dream Bundle: Corel Painter 2017, AfterShot 3, ParticleShop, & Over 10 Hours of Corel-Approved Training.

The bundle would cost $768 is bought separately, but it’s on for $248.

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11:59
Why the 'iPhone 8' may see Apple finally...




Conflicting rumors peg the 2017 iPhone refresh to boast OLED screens in just the "iPhone 8," or the high-end model and in the "iPhone 7s," or in nothing at all. AppleInsider examines the technology, and discusses why -- or why not -- it may make an appearance later in the year.

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11:49
Qualcomm, Microsoft to Give Cloud Services a Speed...


Qualcomm has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to accelerate next-generation cloud services on the 10nm Qualcomm Centriq 2400 ARM-based platform. The collaboration will span multiple future generations of hardware, software and systems. The companies have been working for several years on ARM-based server enablement. They have been optimizing a version of Windows Server for ARM running on the Centriq 2400. "When two vendors see synergies, good things can happen," said Holger Mueller, a principal analyst at Constellation Research.

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11:47
Prepare to be amazed by this 340-year-old smart lock

The Verge:

Do you think technology from circa 1680 can still surprise and delight in the age of the iPhone and Alexa? I didn’t, but boy was I wrong.

I often forget this when looking at the human timeline from my 21st century vantage point. Then last weekend I discovered the “detector Lock” in the Rijksmuseum, created by British locksmith John Wilkes. The lock (and those like it) is a triumph of 17th century technology and a precursor to the so-called “smart locks” we see flooding the market today.

Make sure you watch the associated video. This technology is cool now. It must have seemed like magic 340 years

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11:46
Relocated Jacksonville Apple store to open on Mar....




A bigger, relocated Apple store in Jacksonville, Fla. will open this Saturday at 10 a.m. local time, Apple has announced. Meanwhile a shop in Grand Rapids, Mich. is also set to expand, and a completely new outlet will soon open in the Chinese city of Nanjing.

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11:34
Apple Pencil charging concept utilizes magnetic iPad...




Newly filed patent applications from Apple reveal new ideas the iPad producer has for the Apple Pencil, with images showing a way to charge a version of the stylus with the Smart Connector port.

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11:29
Apple Patent Confirms Hidden Antenna in the iPhone 7...

In a 2015 9to5Mac review of the iPhone 7 battery case Jeremy Horwitz stated that "apparently hidden within the case is some sort of passive wireless antenna, though Apple provides no documentation on the feature." Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple reveals of the geeky technology behind their hidden antenna.

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11:24
The frustrated Steve Jobs

I love Segall’s reminisces about his time at Apple. I was privy to one of these outbursts many years ago when I was in the room as Jobs called a well-known tech columnist and chewed his ass off for a good five minutes. It was a magnificent example of barely controlled fury, peppered with some remarkable curse words.

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11:11
Apple among the top three ‘most intimate’ brands for...

MBLM, a “brand intimacy agency,” has revealed that 10 out of the 15 industries studied in its Brand Intimacy 2017 Report are more successful in creating and maintaining intimacy with men than women. 

The report, which the company says is the largest study of brands based on emotions, also found that for women, the top three most intimate brands are Apple, Disney and Amazon. Brand intimacy is defined as “a new paradigm that leverages and strengthens the emotional bonds between a person and a brand.”According to the 2017 report, top ranked intimate brands continued to outperform the S&P and Fortune 500 indices in revenue and profit over the past 10 years. 

The remaining brands in the top 10 most intimate for women are: Target, Netflix, Honda, Samsung, Whole Foods, Toyota and Google. For men, the top 10 brands are: Apple, Harley Davidson, Nintendo, Chevrolet, Amazon, HBO, Xbox, BMW, Whole Foods and Google. 

 “From our study, it’s clear that brands...

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11:06
Plex Cloud exits beta, lets you instantly create a...

Last fall Plex introduced its new Plex Cloud feature as an invite-only beta for some users. After four months of development and testing, Plex shared today that it’s finally ready to officially launch Plex Cloud to the public.

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10:58
Apple tightening up on App Store restrictions

Apple is beginning to “more uniformly” enforce a restriction in place since the debut of the Apple App Store in 2008, and is notifying developers that it will refuse approval to new apps or updates that include mechanisms to update or alter pre-approved app behavior outside the App Store, notes AppleInsider.

Developers, sometimes with apps already approved and for sale, are receiving a notification from Apple informing them of the issue, and advising them to remove offending code prior to the next update. Apple cites two relevant rules in the message, specifically, section 3.3.2 of the Apple Developer Program License Agreement and App Store Review Guideline 2.5.2.

Both rules have been in place since store debuted. However, popular...

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10:45
iPad Diaries: optimizing Apple Notes

MacStories:

Notes in 2017 isn’t too different from its iOS 9 debut. Apple added integration with the Pencil in late 2015, private notes with iOS 9.3, and they brought sharing and collaboration features in iOS 10, but the app’s core experience is still based on the foundation laid two years ago. Unlike, say, Apple Music or Apple News, Notes has remained familiar and unassuming, which gives it an aura of trustworthiness and efficiency I don’t perceive in other built-in Apple apps (except for Safari).

Viticci is an iPad Warrior and does a deep dive into what seems like a simplistic iOS app. It doesn’t have to

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10:43
Apple Genius training from a former student

I found Stephen Hackett’s account, and notes, of his training to be interesting.

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10:41
Facebook's latest Snapchat Stories clone,...




Facebook on Thursday announced the global availability of Messenger Day, a feature within its Messenger app for Android and Apple's iPhone and iPad that appears to be directly based off Snapchat's Stories feature.

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10:32
Curling: Not falling on your face is just the 1st...

Every now and then, some sportswriter gets it in his head that curling is easy and anyone can do it so they go out and try it. They always get proven wrong. It’s a more physical, challenging sport than what you imagine and also very technical.

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10:31
9to5Toys Lunch Break: $200 off MacBook Air, Beats...

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

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10:31
This desert in the Southwest is experiencing a...

If you are a photographer and live anywhere in the area, you owe it to yourself to get out and shoot this. The pictures on the story make the area look absolutely amazing.

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10:31
Airbnb raises $1 billion in funding

Online room renting service Airbnb Inc said on Thursday it had raised $1 billion in its latest round of funding, valuing the company at $31 billion.

Investors clearly believe the company will overcome all of the issues its having with cities putting restrictions on rentals.

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09:40
Korean corruption trial begins for Samsung head Jay...




The acting head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was put on trial in South Korea on Thursday, facing allegations that he funneled money to a close friend of the country's President in order to gain influence and consolidate power.

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09:37
Classical music in Stanley Kubrick’s films: listen...

I know what I’m going to be listening to for the next four hours.

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09:30
QardioArm blood pressure monitor now available in...

QardioArm Blood Pressure Monitor. Photo © 2015, Steven Sande

Those who live the "connected selves" life like to keep track of many data points, including blood pressure. One of the finest connected blood pressure monitors available today is the QardioArm Blood Pressure Monitor (Apple World Today review link), which has been available in Apple's online store since December of 2015. Now you'll be able to find the $99.95 QardioArm at your local Apple retail store

Oddly, the online Apple Store is currently showing "unavailable" status for the device, which uses four AAA batteries and connects to any device using iOS 8 or later. The...

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09:27
Developers can no longer edit App Store descriptions...

Overnight, developers have noticed a silent policy change to iTunes Connect interface which does not seem to have been formally announced by Apple.

Developers are no longer able to edit descriptions, update notes or any other metadata for their apps without making a new version, which must be submitted to App Review for approval …

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09:20
Foxconn chairman raises uncertainties over building...




Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has yet to decide whether or not to proceed with plans to jointly invest in a $7 billion facility in the U.S., with Chairman Terry Gou expressing concerns over government incentives, supply chain issues, and a shortage of skilled labor in the country.

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09:01
Facebook rolling out its latest Snapchat Stories...

Facebook has officially announced its new Messenger Day feature for iOS and Android after previously testing the Snapchat Stories clone with a limited number of users. Messenger Day is rolling out globally to Facebook’s Messenger app beginning today.

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08:57
Apple invents a Twist to the iPad Pro Smart Keyboard...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple relating to the iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard. Buried in the patent filing is a patent figure that shows that Apple is considering a future version of the Smart Keyboard that offers a secondary display in place of the physical keyboard ...

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08:54
Apple begins strictly enforcing rule that prohibits...




Apple is starting to more uniformly enforce a restriction in place since the beginning of the App Store, and is notifying developers pro-actively that it will refuse approval to new apps or updates that include mechanisms to update or alter pre-approved app behavior outside the app store.

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08:34
Apple Retail Ends Genius Training in Cupertino,...

For years, Apple has sent new Genius hires to its Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino, or sometimes an auxiliary campus in Austin or Atlanta, to receive hands-on training for up to three weeks. Recently, however, Apple appears to have stopped offering these group-based trips, according to people familiar with the matter.

Apple's off-site Genius Training program has been replaced by an in-store, self-guided experience using company-provided reference materials, according to a source. The training now involves watching web-based seminars through the Apple Technical Learning Administration System, or ATLAS, another source said.

At its Cupertino headquarters, Apple had a small training facility with a mock Genius Bar and Macs set aside specifically for trainees to take apart and perform test repairs on. But with the switch to web-based seminars, Apple is allegedly providing "virtual take aparts" only now, with no...

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08:33
WikiLeaks: We’ll work with tech firms to defeat CIA...

Associated Press:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his group will work with technology companies to help defend them against the Central Intelligence Agency’s hacking tools.

In an online press conference, Assange acknowledged that companies had asked for more details about the CIA cyberespionage toolkit whose existence he purportedly revealed in a massive leak published Tuesday.

Assange said Thursday that “we have decided to work with them, to give them some exclusive access to some of the technical details we have, so that fixes can be pushed out.”

The CIA has so far declined to comment on the authenticity of the leak.

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08:03
Bumpr for macOS helps you manage multiple browsers...

Bumpr is a new macOS utility that lets you easily decide which apps to use when opening URLs. The app works with both browser URLs and email composition links and makes running multiple browsers and email clients easier to manage.

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07:59
Waves Nx 1.0.18.0 - 3D audio on your headphones.

Waves Nx has taken on the mission to recreate the real world. Just as VR makes us feel like we are walking in a 3D environment, 3D audio recreates real-world sound in a way that surrounds you with the music, the movie, or the game. Waves Nx finally delivers a lifelike experience on your headphones, turning them into a high-end 360° surround-sound system, and letting you experience your favorite movies, music, and games with real-world 3D sound.



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07:49
U.S. iPhone factory idea thrown into doubt by...

The idea that Foxconn might establish an iPhone assembly factory in the United States – something which had already seemed unlikely – has been thrown into further doubt by remarks made by the company’s chairman.

Apple reportedly asked both Foxconn and Pegatron to look into the possibility of bringing iPhone assembly into the U.S. following threats by President Trump to impose hefty import tariffs on products imported from China. Pegatron reportedly refused outright, while Foxconn agreed to investigate the idea.

But comments made by Foxconn chairman Terry Gou...

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07:46
PDF Expert for macOS revved to version 2.2

Readdle has updated its PDF Expert app (https://pdfexpert.com) for macOS to version 2.2. The upgrade sports a redesigned user interface, better search features, and more.

PDF Expert lets you read, annotate and edit PDFs, change text and images, fill forms, and sign contracts. A demo is avaiable for download. Registration is $59.99

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07:44
Apple exposes how it teaches new languages to Siri,...




A report on Thursday offered a behind-the-scenes look at how Apple introduces new languages for Siri, suggesting that broader language support is one of the few things keeping the voice assistant competitive in the face of rivals from Amazon and Google.

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07:37
Apple offering refurbished 2016 MacBook Pros without...

Apple has updated its refurbished products online store to add the 13-inch 2016 MacBook Pro without a Touch Bar. It was originally released in October of 2016. 

A limited number of models available for purchase with prices discounted by up to $390. Apple offers 12% to 16% off, depending on the laptop’s configuration.

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07:31
Apple-backed Didi to open AI lab in Mountain View,...

The Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing — in which Apple is an investor — is opening an artificial intelligence lab in Mountain View, California, reports re/code. This is one of the first times it has expanded its physical footprint outside of China.

Didi has poached Charlie Miller, the famed engineer who hacked and stopped a Jeep remotely, away from none other than Uber’s self-driving department to lead Didi’s security and safety development teams, reports re/code. Miller announced he was leaving Uber last week.

Didi Chuxing announced on May 13, 2016, that Apple had invested $1 billion in the company. For the Cupertino, California-based company, the investment in Didi highlights the strategic importance of China and the services segment for Apple’s future strategy, according to Jack Kent, director, Operators & Mobile Media at...

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07:22
WiFiSLAM founder leaves Apple to become CEO of StartX

The founder of WiFiSLAM, which Apple scooped up three years ago — is leaving the tech giant for another job.  Joseph Huang will become the CEO of StartX, the startup accelerator that initially helped launch WiFiSLAM, according to TechCrunch. He will replace Cameron Teitelman, who is shifting into a chairman position.

StartX is an independent entity that has partnered with both Stanford University & Stanford Health Care. It’s an industry- and stage-agnostic nonprofit organization that seeks “to identify promising entrepreneurs in the university network and help them develop through experiential education, funding and a vast network of both mentors and investors.”

Huang is an alumnus of StartX. While he’s spent the last four years at Apple, he’s remained active in the StartX community, moonlighting as a mentor and adviser, according to TechCrunch.

Apple’s...

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07:21
The world’s finest logos

Logobook purports to curate and feature the world’s finest logos, symbols and trademarks.

An interesting project, worth digging through, especially if you need to create a logo of your own.

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07:14
How Siri learns a new language

Stephen Nellis, Reuters:

There is at least one thing Siri can do that the other assistants cannot: speak 21 languages localized for 36 countries, a very important capability in a smartphone market where most sales are outside the United States.

Microsoft Cortana, by contrast, has eight languages tailored for 13 countries. Google’s Assistant, which began in its Pixel phone but has moved to other Android devices, speaks four languages. Amazon’s Alexa features only English and German. Siri will even soon start to learn Shanghainese, a special dialect of Wu Chinese spoken only around Shanghai.

And:

At Apple, the company starts working on a new language by bringing in humans to read passages in a range of accents and dialects, which are then transcribed by hand so the computer has an exact representation of the spoken text to learn from, said Alex Acero, head of the speech team at Apple. Apple also captures a range of sounds in a variety of voices. From there...

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07:12
Apple's Siri Currently speaks more Languages...

Last month Patently Apple posted a report titled in-part "Samsung's Digital Assistant for Galaxy 8 to Support 7 Languages." We also reported on Google Assistant being made available to their Android partners but limited to English with others on the way. In contrast Apple has the lead on this front by the widest of margins with Siri supporting 21 languages

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07:07
How to turn off iMessage notifications for unknown...

Solid, simple tip from iDownloadBlog.

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07:01
Apple patent applications show an Apple Pencil with...

Apple has applied for a variety of patents regarding the current and future iterations of the Apple Pencil. Four patents (numbers 20170068342, 20170068341, 20170068340, and 20170068339) for a “stylus for electronic devices” involve the design and functionality of the current model. Another shows the Apple Pencil being used with a touchscreen Mac.

Though patent 20170068342 concerns the design and functions of the Pencil, it also shows a model that would connect to the Smart Connector of an iPad Pro for charging. 

Patent number 20170068330 involves “preprocessing for nonlinear stylus profiles.” The goal is for Apple Pencils to have an increased ability to accurately calculate the position of the stylus on a touch-sensitive device. The interesting thing about this patent is that it shows a laptop with a touch screen.

Patent number 20170068344 is for an “active stylus precision tip.” In the patent filing, Apple...

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07:01
Readdle launches PDF Expert 2.2 for Mac w/ improved...

Popular PDF Expert app for Mac is getting a notable update today from developer Readdle with version 2.2 bringing a redesigned, new and improved UI alongside better search and more.

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06:59
CIA responds to 'Vault 7' hack leak,...




The CIA has issued a statement criticizing the massive WikiLeaks reveal of its iPhone, macOS, Android, and Windows hacking department, amidst international outcry about the leak -- and tens of thousands more documents are allegedly on the way.

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06:53
Shatner’s seat, the small black triangle on the...

Quora question:

I always see this small black triangle on the inside of airplane walls. What does it mean or do?

And the answer:

The black triangle marks the location of what has been called “William Shatner’s Seat,” the seat with the clearest view of the wing. This is the place inside the airplane from which you can get the best visual check for ice or other problems. The Shatner reference is to one of the strangest Twilight Zone episodes, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, which first aired on October 11, 1963. In it, Shatner’s character sees a gremlin on the wing of the plane he’s a passenger on.

Not sure if this is true, but I did a bit of lookup and there are a number of forums that tell a similar story. Great bit of trivia for your next flight, or the next time you meet William Shatner.

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06:45
TouchRetouch Review: Removing unwanted objects from...

Jake Underwood, MacStories, shows off TouchRetouch, an iOS app that makes it easy to remove objects from photos.

This is like magic to me, removing an object from a photo and using context to replace background in the photo that the camera cannot see.

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06:41
Tech firms rush to assess damage from CIA leak

Wall Street Journal:

Just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning, mobile phones belonging to executives on Apple Inc.’s security team began to ring. WikiLeaks had just published a massive trove of documents, purportedly taken from the Central Intelligence Agency, that described the spy agency’s intrusion capabilities for computers and other gadgets, including iPhones.

Apple engineers quickly began calling colleagues to bring them up to speed on the data dump and to coordinate the company’s response to this new security threat, according to a person familiar with the situation.

WikiLeaks dumps, the rest of the world jumps.

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06:20
Apple engineers working to address remaining CIA...

The WSJ reports that Apple engineers are working to address the remaining iOS exploits reportedly used by the CIA, but they and other tech companies are being hampered by two factors. The first is lack of any access to the code itself.

Apple engineers quickly began calling colleagues to bring them up to speed on the data dump and to coordinate the company’s response to this new security threat, according to a person familiar with the situation […]

Companies now find themselves in a difficult position: They believe that at least two organizations have access to hacking code that exploits their products — the CIA and WikiLeaks — but neither one is sharing this software …

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06:15
PowerVR Furian GPUs could bring 4K video, improved...

The next generation of iPhone could feature a pretty dead sexy new graphics processor.

Imagination Technologies today announced PowerVR Furian, its next-generation GPU architecture that promises significant improvements in graphics performance and power efficiency that could benefit future iPhones.

The Furian architecture is stated to offer up to a 70 to 90 percent improvement in real-world gaming performance by density, including 35 percent better shader performance and 80 percent better fill rate, compared to a similar sized and clocked Series7XT Plus GPU based on current-generation PowerVR Rogue architecture.

It’s also stated that the PowerVR Furian architecture could offer lower power consumption, thereby equating to longer battery life where graphics-related tasks are concerned.

Apple’s graphics chip in iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is a custom-designed version of the Series7XT Plus, and many earlier iPhone models are also based on PowerVR Rogue...

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06:13
Apple Reveals new Attachment and Recharging...

Apple Pencil was well received when first debuting with the iPad Pro. But the fact that the pencil didn't magnetically connect to the iPad for storage was a drawback as was how it was awkwardly charged. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that provides the most logical solutions to these drawbacks to date

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06:07
External Link: Apple Says It Has Already Patched...

Wikileaks has published an extensive collection of vulnerabilities that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency reportedly uses to infiltrate computer systems, including iOS. However, Apple says that it has already patched most of these security holes, telling TechCrunch, “While our initial analysis indicates that many of the issues leaked today were already patched in the latest iOS, we will continue work to rapidly address any identified vulnerabilities.” Stories like this illustrate why, even if you don’t install every update immediately, it’s a good idea to keep your devices up to date.

 

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06:00
Apple offers 2016 MacBook Pro without Touch Bar on...

If you were hankering for a late 2016 MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar, it just went online in Apple’s refurbished store.

Although selection is somewhat limited, Apple is offering two models via its refurbished store, one in silver and another in space gray. The first comes in at $1,869 and packs 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, an Intel Core i7 2.4Ghz processor, and silver casing.The second model includes all of the same specifications, but you’ll get 1TB of storage with the included SSD and space gray casing. This model comes in at $2,209.

The refurbished units arrive with a one-year warranty as well as a 14-day return window.

Supply for refurbished Apple products can vary wildly, so don’t expect these machines to be around for too long.

Happy shopping and stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

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06:00
Half the AirPods for a Tenth the Price

If Apple’s AirPods are just too pricey for you, and you’re looking for an inexpensive wireless audio solution, Adam Engst has identified a category of cheap, single-ear Bluetooth earbuds that are worthy of consideration. Just don’t expect AirPods quality from a device that costs between $5 and $20.

 

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05:46
Renault supporting CarPlay in Megane, Scenic,...

Renault has announced that many of its new cars will offer CarPlay compatibility from April.

R-LINK 2, available in Megane, Scenic, Talisman, etc will be compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Our clients will benefit of the widest combination ever: onboard R-LINK apps and Google/Apple apps. All integrated onto the car screen – with easy switch from one to the other. The customer has the choice, safely, thanks to voice control straight from the steering wheel.

The announcement is a little vague – including that ‘etc’ in the quote above – but appears to indicate that CarPlay support will not be available in either the Clio or Captur …

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05:30
How to open docs and downloads from stacks

You can open documents and downloads from “stacks” in macOS Sierra. A stack is a folder shortcut in the Dock that provides fast, direct access to files in a folder. 

A stack can contain anything you can place in a folder. When you click a stack, it springs open. You can drag items in and out of stacks, just as you do with regular folders.

By default, the Dock comes with a Downloads stack so you can easily access items you download from the Internet, receive as attachments, or accept using AirDrop.     To open a stack, click it in the Dock. To open a file in a stack, click it in the open stack.

To open the corresponding folder, click Open in the Finder.

To change a stack’s preferences, control-click the stack, then select how files are sorted, whether the stack looks like a folder or stack, and how items in the stack are displayed. To add a stack, drag a folder to the right of the Dock’s separator line.

The Finder is the default file manager and...

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05:25
Kool Tools: MacPilot 9

Koingo Software’s MacPilot 9 (http://tinyurl.com/zrewjr6) is the latest incarnation of the powerful tinker tool the for Mac. With over 500 features, MacPilot allows you to harness the power of UNIX with the elegance and ease of the Mac operating system.

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05:23
Stratifyd reveals the ‘Internet Second’

Stratifyd, Inc. — an authority on data science and big data analytics that provides AI powered big data analytics software — has revealed its first annual look at the amount of data created in an Internet Second (http://www.stratifyd.com).

The second has become forgotten, passing in the blink of an eye. However, on the internet, a second is a lifetime. Every moment, 28,935 GB of data are being created across countless corners of the web.

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05:16
‘There is no such thing as absolute privacy in...

FBI Director James Comey – who has previously attacked Apple for refusing to create a weak version of iOS to allow government access to iPhones – has said that Americans have no right to expect absolute privacy. CNN has a video clip of Comey making the statement yesterday at a Boston College conference on cybersecurity.

Even our communications with our spouses, with our clergy members, with our attorneys are not absolutely private in America […] There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America; there is no place outside of judicial reach …

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05:00
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick is a convenient (...

Western Digital has increased the capacity of its line of iOS mobile flash drives with the introduction of the 256GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick, a plastic USB flash drive that measures 3.08 x 0.82 x 0.48 inches and weighs 0.8 ounces. It’s a nice accessory for iPhones and iPads, though it has drawbacks.

The Wireless Stick allows iOS device users to store and stream more content. It works in conjunction with the SanDisk Connect app — a free download at the Apple App Store — that enables management of content between iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, Macs and PCs viapassword-protected Wi-Fi connectivity. The app can stream music, videos or HD movies to three devices at a time. SanDisk Connect also supports streaming on large displays using AirPlay and an Apple TV.

This is very convenient. However, connecting wirelessly to a computer is still less convenient than...

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04:54
Sparkle 2.1.3 - $79.99

Sparkle will change your mind if you thought building websites wasn't for you. Sparkle is the intuitive site builder that lets you create sites for your online portfolio, team or band pages, or business and clients. Skip the tedium and design a gorgeous site that works right out of the box. Sparkle turns your design into a live site on the fly, no coding and no jargon. You don’t need to know about code or other web programming concepts: Sparkle makes sites happen. And if you need to create only a single site, please consider Sparkle One.

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04:43
After legal scuffle, Uber gets permit to test self-...

Uber Technologies’ self-driving cars could be returning to California soon after state authorities permitted the company to test the vehicles.

The ride-hailing company is now listed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles as one of over 20 companies, including Waymo, Tesla and Baidu,  that have been issued autonomous vehicle testing permits as of Wednesday.

The resumption of the tests that were stopped abruptly in December over Uber’s refusal to take a permit from the DMV reflects a significant change of stand by the company, which had argued that its vehicles did not need the permit as the rules apply to cars that can drive without someone controlling or monitoring them.

To read this...

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04:24
Siri's Multiple Language Support Still Its...

Reuters published an article on Thursday that reveals some of the painstaking work that goes into making Siri capable of speaking additional languages, which remains one of its biggest strengths over rival virtual assistants.

The behind-the-scenes look appears amid claims that Apple has squandered its lead in the voice-assistant space, with Amazon, Google, and Microsoft all advancing the features of their respective assistants recently.

But for a smartphone market in which most sales are outside the U.S., Siri's big advantage over the other assistants is underlined in the number of languages it can speak. Microsoft is said to have an editorial team of 29 people who work to customize Cortana for local...

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04:22
Apple speech team head explains how Siri learns a...

One area where Apple is the undisputed king of the personal assistant space is localization; Siri supports twenty four languages across 36 country dialects. In contrast, Google’s Assistant can only understand five languages and Alexa (popularized by the Amazon Echo) just two, English and German.

iOS 10.3 is introducing another language, Shanghainese, extending its international advantage even more. In an interview with Reuters, Apple’s head of speech explains how Siri is taught to learn a whole new language …

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04:00
Episode 121 with Richard Moe on Microsoft Teams...

In episode 121 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates are joined by Richard Moe, the Developer Community Program Manager for Microsoft Teams to discuss the launch of Microsoft Teams and the developer story with it.

https://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP121_RichMoe.mp3

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02:37
Apple patent filing sheds light on iPhone 7 Plus...




An Apple patent application published Thursday details an intelligent method of introducing photo background blur using a depth map compiled from data captured by a stereo camera system. The document could shed light on the inner workings of Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 Plus, details of which are sparse.

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Wednesday March 8

22:01
Living and dying on his own terms

Tom has been a friend to the Mac Community and a personal friend for many years. It’s absolutely heartbreaking to see him have to go through this but, I know Tom is doing what he can to do this on his own terms. He’s a stubborn guy and he fought hard. But now it’s time for him to go. Be well, my friend.

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21:59
Microsoft OneNote 15.32 - Free digital notebook.

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

Here are some more ideas on how to use OneNote:

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



Version 15.32:

  • Updated the application with optimizations...
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21:59
MacPilot 9.0.3 - Enable over 1,200 hidden features...

MacPilot gives you the power of UNIX and the simplicity of Macintosh, which means a phenomenal amount of untapped power in your hands! Use MacPilot to unlock over 1,200 features, and access them all with the easy and familiar Macintosh user interface. No command line tools or complicated file operations!

Display hidden files in the Finder, disable the startup chime, add spacers and stacks to the Dock, change the screenshot file format, run maintenance tools, tweak network settings, force empty the Trash, and tons more. Keep yourself in awe and busy for days as you discover how much Mac OS X has "under the hood".

Get out of the passenger seat and take control of your Mac. Set your login window picture, use the screensaver as your Desktop, modify advanced file permissions (ACL), change the system welcome message, enable simultaneous recordings in QuickTime, view system logs, or enable the Debug menu in numerous apps.



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21:59
Safari Technology Preview 10.2 - The newest browser...

Safari Technology Preview contains the most recent additions and improvements to WebKit and the latest advances in Safari web technologies. And once installed, you will receive notifications of updates from the Mac App Store.

Features

  • Shared Links Extensibility. Use the new Shared Links API extension to add link suggestions to the shared links feed on Safari for OS X and iOS.
  • Content Blocking API for Safari extensions. Easily block content from a large collection of webpage resources with minimal overhead and incredibly high performance.
  • Force Touch Trackpad Mouse Events. Create interactivity like never before using new events and force information from the Force Touch Trackpad.
  • CSS Scroll Snapping. Use CSS scroll snapping to keep the focal point of your content in view when scrolling momentum stops.
  • FairPlay Streaming....
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21:59
Adobe Lightroom 6.9 - Import, develop, and showcase...

Adobe Lightroom is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $9.99/month bundled with Photoshop CC as part of the photography package. Lightroom 6 is also available for purchase as a stand-alone app (with the cloud functionality removed) if you prefer.

Adobe Lightroom software helps you bring out the best in your photographs, whether you're perfecting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands.

Create incredible images that move your audience. Experiment fearlessly with state-of-the-art nondestructive editing tools. Easily manage all your images. And showcase your work in elegant print layouts, slide shows, and Web galleries, as well as...

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21:59
A Better Finder Rename 10.14 - File, photo, and MP3...

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

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

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



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19:45
Apple starts selling 2016 MacBook Pro without Touch...

As it generally does after a product has been on the market for long enough, Apple today added the 2016 MacBook Pro without Touch Bar to online refurbished store. While the selection is limited, these refurbished models represent a good way to get a discount while still buying straight from Apple, though we’ve seen better on 9to5Toys for devices in brand new condition…

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19:30
Conan pokes fun at congressman’s iPhone/healthcare...

Yesterday we told you about Jason Chaffetz, a Republican Congressman who thought that the reason some low-income Americans couldn’t afford healthcare was because of the iPhone:

“You know what, Americans have choices. And they’ve got to make a choice,” the House Oversight Committee chairman told CNN’s ‘New Day,’ one day after the House GOP unveiled its plan to replace ObamaCare.

“And so maybe, rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they want to spend hundreds of dollars on, maybe they should invest in their own healthcare.”

Now, the folks at the Conan O’Brien show are poking fun at the notion with a mock advertisement for “Apple Healthcare.”

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19:21
Apple Adds 2016 MacBook Pro Without Touch Bar to...

Apple recently updated its online store for refurbished products to add the 13-inch 2016 MacBook Pro without a Touch Bar, which was originally released in October of 2016.

There are a limited number of models available for purchase with various processor, storage, RAM configurations. Prices are discounted by up to $390, with Apple offering 12 to 16 percent off depending on a machine's configuration.

Only higher-end models with upgraded processors, RAM, and storage are available at the current time, but earlier today, at least one lower-end machine was available for purchase. Apple's refurbished stock fluctuates often, so if you're hoping to get a specific configuration, it's best to keep a close eye on the refurbished store.

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19:21
Episode 26 Of The MacAdmins Podcast :: Public...
19:08
How to check an iPhone's Activation Lock status...




Apple scrubbed its iCloud Activation Lock status check tool from its website earlier this year, but a newly discovered workaround promises an alternative online resource for buyers in the market for a secondhand iOS device.

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18:51
What do you think Apple should call this year’s...

Late last night, a report emerged claiming that Apple is considering naming its flagship iPhone this year the “iPhone Edition.” This rumor, rather unsurprisingly, was met with a generally negative response from potential customers.

This makes us wonder, what do you think Apple should name its flagship iPhone this year?

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18:14
Electric jet ski promises eco-friendly watersports

For all of the choices you now have when it comes to electric cars, you're not so fortunate if you're looking for a personal watercraft. There have been attempts, but you're usually looking at a big hydrofoil rather than something as nimble and porta...

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17:21
Apple's Green Bonds funded $441.5 million of...




Last February, Apple issued its first Green Bond, a $1.5 billion vehicle for investors seeking to put their capital to work on projects that will reduce the global human impact on climate change, help develop technology products using safer materials and work to conserve scarce resources. The company has now reported on a series of projects financed by those bonds last year.

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It's been quite the week, but now that all of that business is out of the way, it's time to hunker down with some of the excellent games that were released over the past few days. There's a fair few to help you relax in your down time or if you're... | Read more »
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Failbetter Games details changes coming...
Sunless Sea, Failbetter Games' dark and gloomy sea explorer, sets sail for the iPad tomorrow. Ahead of the game's launch, Failbetter took to Twitter to discuss what will be different in the mobile version of the game. Many of the changes make... | Read more »
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Niantic is back with a new festival for dedicated Pokémon GO collectors. The Water Festival officially kicks off today at 1 P.M. PDT and runs through March 29. Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile, and their assorted evolved forms will be appearing at... | Read more »
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Bean's Quest is a new take on both the classic platformer and the endless runner, and it's free on the App Store for the time being. Instead of running constantly, you can't stop jumping. That adds a surprising new level of challenge to the game... | Read more »

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