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Friday September 8

11:33
Hopper Disassembler 4.2.16- - Binary disassembler,...

Hopper Disassembler is a binary disassembler, decompiler, and debugger for 32- and 64-bit executables. It will let you disassemble any binary you want, and provide you all the information about its content, like imported symbols, or the control flow graph! Hopper can retrieve procedural information about the disassembled code like the stack variables, and lets you name all the objects you want.

Hopper is able to transform the assembly language into a pseudo-code that is easier to understand! You can use its internal Python scripting engine to analyze binaries the way you want (this feature works only with Lion)! Starting from version 2.0, Hopper can even use GDB to debug programs!

And, last but not least, unlike all other tools of its kind, Hopper is perfectly integrated into the OS X environment.



Version 4.2.16-:

  • Fixes an issue when disassembling some NEON instructions,
  • New argument formatting option for...
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11:33
Snapchat plans to add college newspapers to its...

A plethora of publishers have joined Snapchat's safe news digest, Discover, since it launched back in January. Some are straight news, like NBC and CNN, while others are culture outlets like Buzzfeed and Vulture -- in other words, most are broadly-ap...

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11:29
Stylizer 6.17.908.22 - Real-time CSS editing and...

Stylizer helps you style websites in a fraction of the time.

Features

  • Real-time CSS - Immediate feedback saves countless hours. Say goodbye to the reload button! In Stylizer, your changes are immediately displayed in all browsers, in real-time - literally as you type or move the mouse. This is a substantial productivity boost for designers of all skill levels.
  • Size faster with grips - Size Grips allow you to accurately resize any CSS dimension by clicking and dragging the mouse. Click, hold, and drag, and watch your page update in real-time and achieve perfection on your first try. Take the guess work out of sizing. Find the exact spot where that stubborn div wraps. Or use them to perfectly position a background image.
  • Two-click color changes - Tweak any color in your style sheet to find the perfect hue, saturation and luminance level for that exact look, in just two clicks:...
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11:25
Equifax hack: How to know if you're affected

After a data breach at Equifax, highly sensitive personal data for 143 million Americans are in the hands of hackers. Here's how to know if you're affected.

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11:00
OLED vs LCD: How the iPhone’s new display could...

The OLED display Apple is tipped to use in the new high-end iPhone brings several benefits over current LCD technology, but supplies are likely to be limited at first. Will be benefits of the new screen make it worth the wait? Here’s a quick rundown on OLED (organic light emitting diode) technology and how it differs from today’s LCD (liquid crystal display) screens.

OLED vs LCD. What’s the difference?

LCD screens like those used in current iPhones are built on a backlight—a panel as large as the screen itself that produces a constant white light anytime the screen is on. A series of polarizers and filters are layered in front of the backlight to control the light and produce the image you see on screen. It’s been the dominant technology used in flat-panel displays for almost two decades, but keeping that backlight on...

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10:42
Upcoming iPhone 8 release event means now is time to...

With the new iPhone product launch event officially announced, now is the time to sell your old iPhones, Apple TVs, and Apple Watches before the prices drop after the event. We’ve analyzed data from the last two iPhone launches and there is a consistent trend of a phone’s value immediately dropping by about 15% following a new iPhone announcement and then by another 15% within a month or two of the release.

This weekend however, we’re giving you a special opportunity to lock in a solid price for your iPhone and keep that price through the end of September – almost certainly enough time to get your new iPhone. Use code monthlock at checkout to keep your locked in price until September 30th.

...

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10:38
Jamf Now: A mobile device management solution for...

Thanks to Jamf Now for sponsoring The Loop this week. Jamf Now is an on-demand mobile device management solution for the iPads, iPhones and Macs in your workplace. We make device management simple and affordable for everyone, so businesses can support their users; no IT required. Manage your first three devices for free and add more for just $2 per device per month. Get started for free today!

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10:14
Bearish analyst pushes new & unlikely reason for...




An analyst who is notoriously bearish on Apple stock is pushing a new claim that that metal casing issues in the fabrication process of the "iPhone 8" are causing a problem, and claims it could be the source of a possible delay in shipping the OLED device.

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10:04
Credit Agency Equifax Cracked, 143 Million Consumers...


Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax on Thursday said it suffered a major criminal data breach that exposed personal information of as many as 143 million consumers in the U.S. between mid-May and July of this year. The attack exposed a range of sensitive personal data, including names, addresses, Social Security Numbers, dates of birth, and in some cases driver's license numbers, Equifax said. The attackers also accessed credit card data for about 209,000 consumers and credit dispute information for about 182,000 consumers.

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09:58
Spotify drops Web streaming for users of Apple'...




Streaming music service Spotify has apparently dropped access to its Web Player for users of Apple's Safari, despite it continuing to work on Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera.

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09:50
Apple has shipped 1.2 billion iPhones in the past 10...

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, Apple has shipped 1.2 billion iPhones worldwide cumulatively in the past 10 years. Total global iPhone revenues have reached three quarters of a trillion dollars since the first model was launched in 2007.

“Apple first launched the iPhone in the United States in 2007,” says Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics. “Apple has shipped 1.2 billion iPhones worldwide cumulatively between 2007 and the second quarter of 2017. The iPhone is one of the...

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09:31
Microsoft launches My Workspace Office 365 toolbar...




Microsoft this week debuted a new tool for Office 365 users on the Mac, bringing quick access to apps, files and information to the macOS menu bar.

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 15-inch MacBook Pro 512GB $429...

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

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09:07
Advances in Micro-LED Displays are being made and...

It's been recently thought by market players that it would take at least another three years before Micro LED displays would be able to hit the market due to current technological bottlenecks. Yet that might be changing faster than many think. According to PlayNitride's CEO Charles Li, Micro LED production is not as difficult as originally expected. PlayNitride aims to start trial production of Micro LED in the second half of 2017. Interesting to note that in the interview with Li, it was said that Apple's LuxVue owns a possibly important patent in producing micro-LED displays.

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09:00
Health IT innovator Cerner enhances workplace...

Today’s post was written by Bill Graff, CIO at Cerner Corporation.

Cerner is an innovation-driven supplier of health information technology solutions, services, devices, and hardware. You can see this forward-thinking spirit reflected in the culture of our global enterprise. I enjoy working for a company that fosters innovation and actively shapes what tomorrow looks like. When we put together our 2020 vision to respond to the changes we were seeing in the industry and our workplace, we chose Microsoft Office 365 to help drive the “Borderless Mobility” component of that vision.

In the last decade, Cerner has grown to a nearly $5 billion global enterprise. The mobile workforce in tech industries today expect access to corporate data anywhere, anytime, from any...

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09:00
The September 12 Apple Event: A Preview

We don't know exactly what will happen starting at 10 AM on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, but based on past history and the current rumor mill both Dennis and I are making our predictions on how the event will unfold. This is my post; expect to see Dennis's take on the event on Monday.

Recent drone image of The Steve Jobs Theater by Duncan Sinfield

Apple Park and The Steve Jobs Theater

While a lot of the Apple Park campus appears to be waiting for the final construction touches, the Steve Jobs Theater is done. We've seen drone footage showing men in suits wandering in the above ground glass atrium, heard about the clear glass spinning elevators and the curved stairways, even about how there's a wall that will move out of the way after the presentation to allow the press to move in and try out new products. 

I would suspect that the entire event will...

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08:59
Your favorite apps—now in Outlook on Android

Earlier this year, we launched add-ins for Outlook on iOS—bringing your favorite apps right in Outlook—so you can get more done on the go. We are now rolling out add-ins to Outlook on Android customers with Outlook.com and Office 365 commercial email accounts. Additionally, we’ll be bringing add-ins to Gmail customers on iOS and Android soon.

This launch will bring some of the most loved Outlook add-ins from iOS to Android, including Evernote, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Translator, Nimble, OnePlaceMail, Outlook Customer Manager, Smartsheet, and Trello. We will also be launching several new add-ins for Outlook—including Wrike, JIRA, MeisterTask, Gfycat, and MojiLala. These add-ins will be available for Outlook customers across the web, Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

Get more done on the go with add-ins for Outlook...

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08:24
Husqvarna Automower: the iOS controlled mower that...

When it comes to smart homes and IoT devices, the majority of products on the market are for the inside of your home. While there are many smart home/HomeKit devices that can add convenience and some fun to your life, I hadn’t heard of anything that can free up hours of your time, until I learned more about autonomous mowers.

more…

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08:19
Up to 143M US consumers exposed in Equifax hack,...




U.S. credit scoring agency Equifax has admitted that hackers gained access to the data of 143 million Americans earlier this year, something that could be particularly relevant to people in Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program.

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07:37
Happy Hour Podcast 136 | Latest iPhone 8 rumors and...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the App Store overhaul on iOS 11, Family Sharing and iCloud, Apple’s new Beats Studio 3 headphones, progress at Steve Jobs Theater, and expectations for the 4K Apple TV/LTE Apple Watch/iPhone 8 event on Tuesday.

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…

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07:20
Analyst predicts iPhone 8 release date delayed until...

An analyst report today reiterates claims that the OLED iPhone 8 launch could be significantly delayed compared to the debut of the ‘7s’ models, which represent more modest improvements over the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Rosenblatt believes that whilst all three new iPhones will be announced on September 12th at the event, the iPhone 8 release date could be as far out as late October, citing production issues with the stainless steel metal frame.

more…

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07:16
Capture Smaller Screenshots in High Sierra

By default, screenshots are pretty big on a retina display on a High Sierra machine. Like about 4 times the size they should be. I haven’t found a defaults key I can use yet to reduce them, so I’ve been using this little screenshotting app called RetinaCapture, available at https://gumroad.com/l/retinacapture.

Basically, when you’re running it, you just open it up and click on the Window button. There, you can select a window to screenshot.

Once you’ve selected the window, you’ll be prompted to save it somewhere with a name.

I don’t love having to use any 3rd party apps for my screenshotting workflow. In fact, it bugs the crap out of me. Screens get resized by publishers for books and so I’m really only using this for my site. But, hopefully it helps someone else along...

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07:15
Playing Pokémon GO good for both physical and mental...

Two separate academic reports suggest that playing Pokémon GO can be good for both physical and mental health (provided that you manage to avoid car crashes and stay away from landmines).

New research by Tokyo University says that players report significantly reduced stress levels, which could have positive effects on mental health …

more…

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06:34
Fox studio head hints deal for early rentals on...




A deal between movie studios and companies like Apple and Comcast to provide early-access movie rentals should be complete within the next 6 to 12 months, the studio head of 20th Century Fox said at a Los Angeles media conference.

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06:33
Time Magazine's Series of Cover Shots for a...

Time Magazine has published a series of covers on the topic of Firsts for women and all of the covers were shot on an iPhone by Brazilian Luisa Dörr who was discovered by Time's writer who was browsing through Instagram one day.

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06:27
One way to tell who in your neighborhood is on the...

Amazing that you can see this from the street.

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06:25
Tinderbox 7.2.2 - Store and organize your notes,...

Tinderbox is a personal content management assistant. It stores your notes, ideas, and plans. It can help you organize and understand them. And Tinderbox helps you share ideas through Web journals and Web logs.

Tinderbox's agents automatically scan your notes, looking for patterns and building relationships. Agents help discover relationships and help make sure important things don't get lost. Agents are easy to make and easy to modify. They're flexible and powerful. And Tinderbox can even gather and update changing information and breaking news from the Internet.

When it's time to share your notes, Tinderbox can assemble multiple notes into one page. Updates are a breeze -- even if you update several times a day. Private notes, timestamps, permanent links, archives: everything you want, just the way you want it.



Version 7.2.2:

Note: Version 7 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.

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06:23
How a Twitter hack taught me to take online security...

Michael Steeber, 9to5Mac:

When I went to sleep last Monday night, I had no idea that I’d open my eyes to dozens of confusing notifications and my Twitter account taken over by a security hacker group. It caught me completely off guard, but it didn’t have to be that way.

Hopefully by relaying my story and some hard lessons I learned along the way, I can help you avoid the same situation as you manage the safety and security of your online accounts and data.

Great read. Some important lessons learned.

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06:22
ExpanDrive 6.0.15 - Access cloud storage just like a...

ExpanDrive builds cloud storage in every application, acts just like a USB drive plugged into your Mac. With ExpanDrive, you can securely access any remote file server directly from the Finder or even the terminal. ExpanDrive supports:

  • SFTP/FTP/FTPS
  • Amazon S3
  • Dropbox
  • WebDAV
  • Rackspace Cloud Files
  • Openstack Swift
  • Dreamhost DreamObjects
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive
  • Box.com
  • Copy.com
  • HP Helion
  • hubiC



Version 6.0.15:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later.

Note: Version 5.x to version 6.x is a paid upgrade. Upgrade pricing can be viewed here.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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06:21
Why talk of a $1000 iPhone is overblown

Jan Dawson, Tech.pinions:

There’s been a lot of talk about Apple releasing a $1,000 iPhone next week, and a lot of pushback from financial analysts in particular on the idea that people would actually buy such a thing.

And:

In the US, the vast majority of premium smartphones are sold through the major wireless carriers, with the largest four being AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. Each of those companies has been through a transition over the past few years away from the traditional subsidy model, under which customers paid a portion of the price of a phone up front, to a combination of installment and leasing models, where the cost of the phone is broken up into monthly payments.

And:

Compare that to current monthly prices for the base model iPhone 7 Plus, a phone that costs roughly $200 less to buy outright, which run from $25 to $36, and you’ll see that the real difference in price between a $770 phone and a $1000 phone isn’t $...

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06:20
Apple now set to be part of all three bids for...

We reported yesterday that Apple was participating in two out of the three rival bids for Toshiba’s chip-making division, and it now seems we can up that count to three out of three …

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06:14
Barclays Proposes Apple Could Lessen iPhone 8...

Leading up to Apple's September 12 media event, the exact price tag of the upcoming iPhone 8 has been one of the biggest question marks surrounding the smartphone. The latest rumors describe a premium device that will start at $999 (64GB) in the United States, then rise to $1,099 (256GB), and cap at $1,199 (512GB), although of course none of these price points or storage configurations have been confirmed.

Recently, a team of Barclays analysts including Mark Moskowitz have theorized one potential solution for the device's premium price tag: Apple could debut an iPhone 8 bundle that packs in a year's worth of Apple Music and a 200GB iCloud subscription into the cost of the smartphone (via Business Insider). In the U.S., one year...

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06:12
iLocker is a new password-controlled file and...

ProtectStar has announced iLocker for Mac 1.0. It’s a password-protected app and file security utility.

iLocker allows users of shared Macs to password protect any app, file, or folder on a hard drive. For example, parents can drag and drop apps or files into the iLocker window, set a password, and their selections are protected from unauthorized access by their offspring. The app also supports the MacBook Pro's Touch ID sensor.

iLocker for Mac 1.0 costs $19.90 and requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It’s available exclusively at the ProtectStar website.

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06:09
iLocker for Mac provides password-controlled app,...

ProtectStar has announced iLocker for Mac 1.0. It’s a password-protected app and file security utility.

iLocker allows users of shared Macs to password protect any app, file, or folder on a hard drive. For example, parents can drag and drop apps or files into the iLocker window, set a password, and their selections are protected from unauthorized access by their offspring. The app also supports the MacBook Pro's Touch ID sensor.

iLocker for Mac 1.0 costs $19.90 and requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It’s available exclusively through the ProtectStar website (http://tinyurl.com/y8lkkjl2).

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06:05
Get your Marvel, Star Wars fill now. In 2019, they’...

CNBC:

Marvel and Star Wars titles will be streamed exclusively on the new Disney streaming platform when it launches in late 2019, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger.

“I have described a very rich, treasure trove of content for this app,” Iger said at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference in Los Angeles on Thursday. “We’re going to launch big, and we’re going to launch hot.”

This is a chess move. More than anything else, it will impact Netflix, who have made waves with Marvel series such as Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones. Presumably, Netflix will lose the rights to carry these series once the Disney platform goes live in 2019.

It’d be interesting to see if Apple can make a deal with Disney to carry the Disney stream on Apple TV. After all, Apple has long had a historically close relationship with Disney, with Steve Jobs as the founder of Pixar and, before his death, as one of Disney’s largest...

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06:04
iTunes U collections moving to the Podcasts app

Apple has announced that iTunes U collections are moving from iTunes U to the Podcasts app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV, or the Podcasts section of iTunes on your Mac or PC.

iTunes U provides free educational content from leading schools, universities, museums, and cultural institutions to users throughout the world. Collections contain free lectures, language lessons, audiobooks, and more. iTunes U public courses contain free content designed around a single course subject.

After the move, iTunes U will no longer appear in iTunes on your Mac or PC and you won't be able to download new content to your computer. You will still be able to access iTunes U content, however:

To access iTunes U collections, use the Podcasts app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV, or go to the Podcasts section of iTunes on your Mac or PC. Content might be categorized differently than it was previously, but you'll be able to find content by searching for the...

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06:00
Daily Deal! Droplr 4-year Subscription for $39.99

Longtime Mac users have one trick that they use to be able to share almost anything with anybody -- Droplr. This utility has taken the work out of digital collaboration for years, and it keeps getting better. The only problem is that the cost of a subscription can be restrictive for small workgroups. Worry not! The Apple World Today team is here to get you a 4-year subscription to Droplr for up to 3 people for only $39.99. That's a heck of a bargain, since it would normally cost you $399.96!

What does Droplr let you do?

  • Collaborate w/ up to three users on a single account
  • Use the new Boards feature to create & share boards w/ team members around...
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05:56
Western Digital wants Apple funding in its bid for...

A group including Western Digital is seeking around ¥50B (about US$464 million) from Apple to help finance a bid for Toshiba’s memory chip unit, the Kyodo news agency reports.

Sources said earlier in the week that the U.S. firm offered to step back from the consortium's financing in return for a stronger position in their joint venture, and was hoping to get Apple to pitch in for funding. However, it’s uncertain whether other parties in the consortium would pay more to cover for the 15 billion yen that Western Digital had previously planned to pay as part of the bid, according to Kyodo.

Toshiba is spinning-off its core memory chip business and has been seeking outside investors in it. Apple is apparently interested as the move...

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05:51
Official Equifax statement on massive hack, execs...
  1. Here’s the official Equifax post about the massive hack.

  2. Here’s the official site Equifax set up to see if your information was exposed. Beware of other sites masquerading as the real deal. I do not understand why they didn’t go with a subdomain, such as haveIbeenHacked.equifax.com or some such. More to the point, I don’t understand why you have to enroll in their service to see if you are affected, even if it is free.

  3. Three Equifax execs sold almost $2 million of stock after the breach, but before the announcement. Even assuming they were not aware of the breach when they sold their stock, they will still benefit from a...

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05:41
AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8'...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about next week's announcement of the 'iPhone 8', Apple Watch, OLED technology, and Victor interviews iZotope's Product Manager, Colin Thurmond, about their new Spire Studio recording hardware.

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05:38
Chip-maker TSMC announces August revenues up 28%,...

TSMC has announced that its August revenues have increased 28% sequentially thanks to ‘robust’ shipments of 10nm chips – which include the A11 chip used in this year’s iPhones …

more…

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05:17
LG Could Possibly Enter Apple's OLED Supply...

As far back as June 21 Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Korean Press is Convinced that LG will Enter Apple's OLED Supply Chain by 2019," followed by a report weeks later titled "Apple and LG are reportedly in Negotiations for OLED Production for Future iDevices." Bloomberg's report this week really added little to the ongoing news on this subject if anything. Today a new report in Korea added a few new tidbits on LG's entry into Apple's OLED supply chain.

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05:01
As Apple abandons its annual Music Festival, Spotify...

When Apple decided to end its annual Apple Music Festival in favor of a series of smaller events, rival streaming music service Spotify apparently saw an opportunity to pick up the slack.

The company will be hosting its first ever live music event, also in London, though a far more limited one …

more…

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05:00
Rumor: iPhone 8 could be in rare supply until early...

Apple’s “iPhone 8”, complete with an edge-to-edge OLED display and facial recognition, may be a bit hard to get a hold of for a while following “extended supply shortfalls and shipping delays,” as reported by The Wall Street Journal.

The production problems have led to a setback of “about a month” in Apple’s manufacturing timetable, but Apple supplier Foxconn is ramping up development and working to hire new employees.

The report supports a statement made months ago by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who stated that iPhone 8 units would be in rare supply until early 2018. Other rumors have pointed towards problems with the display lamination process and other high-tech components like the 3D sensor embedded at the front of the device.

It’s also been stated that the OLED assembly proved a major reason for the delays.

Per one source:

Apple and its suppliers also ran into trouble manufacturing the OLED displays. The display modules are...

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05:00
Apple patent hints at a Siri Remote with Touch ID

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20170256110) for “electronic device operating using remote user biometrics” that talks of aSiri Remote for the Apple TV that sports Touch ID or some sort of biometric identification. It also hints at smart home devices with such tech.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that electronic devices often have a lot of manually controllable features and settings that users may modify from time to time. For example, a television may include operational controls such as power, volume, channel, screen brightness and so on. 

Other electronic devices such as thermostats may include controls that operate air conditioners, heaters, and fans. Other examples of electronic devices with manually controllable features and settings may include laptop and desktop computers, smart phones, tablet computers, home automation controllers, security systems, vehicles, appliances, televisions, set top boxes, and so on. 

Manually controllable features of...

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05:00
iOS explained: How each version of Apple's...

Ten years ago, the tech world shifted dramatically with the arrival of the first pocket computer, better known as Apple’s original iPhone. The combination of touchscreen hardware and a sophisticated, dynamically adjustable interface sparked a mobile revolution that re-ordered the landscape of many industries – and forever changed how people use technology.

Everything from mobile app stores to the Bring Your Own Device revolution at work to the creation of Android and a new tablet industry followed from that iPhone and the operating system it ran.

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04:46
Consumer apps are the largest market segment for AI

Even as research and investment into artificial intelligence (AI) have gone through some 60 years of booms and busts, consumers’ fascination with the technology persists.

However, it’s with the recent rise of digitization, Big Data, improved algorithms, and processing speed that consumer applications of AI have begun to emerge into the mainstream. From movie recommendations to search engine queries, AI and, more specifically, deep learning are powering a range of applications that have recalibrated consumer expectations for the digital lifestyle.

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04:45
Shipments of AR/VR headsets maintain solid growth...

The worldwide market for Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) headsets grew 25.5% year over year in the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17) as shipments reached 2.1 million, according to IDC (www.idc.com).

Volumes declined slightly from the prior quarter, but recent price cuts on existing products and announced plans for new products are expected to lay the groundwork for a successful holiday season, according to the research group.

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04:42
PDFpen 9.2 for macOS improves OCR

Smile (http://smle.us/store) has revved PDFpen, its all-purpose PDF editing tool for macOS (10.11 and higher), to version 9.2. It updates the current optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities, making scans of text turn into selectable text with greater speed and accuracy.

PDFpenPro and PDFpen 9 work with PDFpen for iPad and iPhone version 2, allowing editing across devices when used with Dropbox or iCloud. PDFpen retails for $74.95, and PDFpenPro for $124.95.

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04:35
Apple Supplier TSMC Enjoys 28.4% Revenue Increase...

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced August consolidated revenues increased 28.4% due to robust shipments of A11 processors

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04:30
Yesgo: a slim, inexpensive, shockproof cases for the...

Yesgo says its shockproof cases for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the thinnest around. I can’t vouch for that, and they’re wider than some (more on that later), but they are quite svelte and are a steal at the price (you can get ‘em at Amazon for about $13).

The cases pack inner and outer layers of shock absorption made of solid TPU rubber and PC for double protection. They also sport raised bezel lips with a tempered glass screen protector that safeguards the phone’s screen and cameraagainst drops and bumps.

One of my favorite things about the Yesgo case is their tactile feel. They provide a non-slip, tire-like pattern on both sides that offers a comfortable grip while still allowing easy access to all buttons and most cables.

My least favorite thing about the Yesgo case is that it’s too wide (at least on my iPhone 7 Plus) to fit in...

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04:22
Reported iPhone 8 delays leading analysts to doubt...

We’ve heard many reports suggesting that Apple is experiencing significant difficulties with development and production of the iPhone 8/Edition/X. A WSJ report yesterday suggested that Foxconn is trying to recruit additional staff to make up time, but a separate TechCrunch one cited ‘trusted sources’ in stating that shipping will be significantly delayed.

Aanalysts and investors are now said to be starting to doubt Apple’s own guidance for the current quarter …

more…

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04:16
Network Radar 2.3.1 - $17.99

Network Radar is an advanced network scanning and managing tool. Featuring an easy-to-use and streamlined design, the all-new Network Radar 2 has been engineered from the ground up as a modern Mac application.

Features

  • Scan your network and retrieve detailed information on network devices
  • Run useful network tools and commands with the click of a button
  • Use the monitoring feature and get notified about changes in your network
  • Access devices from previous scans, even in different networks
  • Use the simple rules / actions system for automatic processing of devices
  • Simply connect to a device by double-clicking it in the list
  • Assign your own names and choose from provided icons or import own icons
  • Organize your hosts in folders and smart folders
  • Create scans with custom IP ranges
  • Export a scan to XML, CSV, TXT, PDF or NETRADR

Supported Network Interfaces...

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04:04
Another Secret Supplier behind Apple's new 3D...

In late June Patently Apple posted a report titled "Some of Apple's new 'iPhone X' suppliers have been identified associated with Technologies like 3D Sensing & more," followed by reports in July and August revealing more. All three reports had a common thread of revealing 3D sensing technology suppliers. Today we learn of yet another new supplier that may have been contracted by Apple.

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04:00
What to expect from Apple’s September 12th event

Enlarge (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple's annual September product event is happening Tuesday, and all signs point to it being huge. First, it'll be the inaugural event for the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus. Second, the company is expected to release three new iPhones, which is a change from recent norms. Third and most importantly, the iPhone 8 will be the showstopper of the event. It's expected to look very different than any iPhones that came before it, it'll sport a bunch of new features never seen before on an Apple handset, and it'll probably be expensive, too.

New iPhones aren't the only announcements to come on Tuesday: we'll likely see a new Apple TV and an updated Apple Watch. After the announcements made at...

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04:00
How to change iCloud account info in macOS Sierra

You can change your iCloud name and photo, and your iCloud contact, security, devices, and payment information in iCloud preferences in macOS Sierra.

To change the general info:

  • Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click iCloud, then click Account Details.
  • Click General, then view or change the following:
  • First and last name: Enter the name you want associated with your iCloud account.
  • Apple ID: Identifies this iCloud account.
  • Picture: Click your picture, or drag an image file from the Finder onto the picture, then do any of the following:
  • Use a picture included with macOS: Click Defaults, then select a picture.
  • Take your picture using your Mac: Click Camera; when you’re ready, click Take Photo.
  • Use a picture from the Photos app: Click Photos. To see specific photos from a time, place, or album, click a disclosure triangle below photos, then select a group of photos. Select a...
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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 8, 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.

macOS Apps/Updates

Mountain Duck 2 has been released for macOS (and Windows), featuring support for client-side encrypted Cryptomator interoperable vaults. The result? “Foolproof” client-side encryption for cloud storage mounted on your desktop.

Encryption for data at rest prevents unauthorized access regardless of the server or cloud storage infrastructure. You can create secure vaults on any server or cloud storage available through the the broad protocol support in Mountain Duck – including Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure, Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive or any OpenStack Swift, WebDAV or FTP interoperable hosting solution. Additionally you can also connect to your local hard disk and browse...

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03:05
External Link: T-Mobile to Include Netflix for Free...

T-Mobile has announced that, starting 12 September 2017, customers with two or more lines will get Netflix Standard for free — a $9.99 per month value. The Netflix Standard plan lets you stream on up to two devices at once in HD resolution. Is there any limit to T-Mobile’s aggressive pricing? In any case, the fierce competition that CEO John Legere is bringing to mobile continues to be fun to watch.

 

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03:04
External Link: Secrets of the Steve Jobs Theater

The first event at the Steve Jobs Theater on Apple’s new campus is set for 12 September 2017, and Bloomberg has a look at the room’s impressive gadgetry. The theater includes two elevators that rotate so that visitors will enter and exit from the same side. It also features retracting walls that hide a demonstration room where journalists can sample Apple’s latest wares after the presentation. And each of the 1000 seats is estimated to have cost $14,000. All it needs is a shark tank underneath the stage to double as the lair of a James Bond villain. Just imagine Tim Cook pushing a button while intoning, “I’m sorry, Mr. Nadella, but we won’t be needing Microsoft Office anymore.”

 

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03:00
The Morning After: Friday, September 8th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

It's Friday. We have some bad news for you.

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01:28
Show off demo-ready apps with the latest Oculus...

Oculus recently slashed the price of its Rift and Touch bundle by almost $100. The Facebook-owned virtual reality firm was hoping it would seal the deal for buyers considering a leap into the world of VR. But, HTC quickly followed suit with a Vive di...

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00:55
Taxify halts operations following Transport for...

When you're a ride-hailing company, a lot can happen in a week. Just three days after it brought its private hire app to London, Taxify has suspended all rides as it seeks to clarify its standing with the capital's transport authority. Transport for...

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00:02
American Red Cross is launching a drone disaster-...

Starting next week, a drone will hover over Houston, assessing the damage Hurricane Harvey caused and finding areas that need more help. The American Red Cross will conduct the survey in one of the most badly affected areas of the city for a week as...

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Thursday September 7

22:24
Netflix anime parody 'Neo Yokio' loads up...

If you were wondering why the next Vampire Weekend album is taking so long, now you have your answer. It seems lead singer Ezra Koenig has been busy working on an anime with his celeb pals. We heard rumblings about it in the past (from Jude Law and K...

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21:53
HomePod hardware purportedly pops up in China and...




Though Apple is not due to open HomePod orders until December, versions of the hotly anticipated Siri-equipped speaker appear to be in testing by employees in the U.S., while one Instagram user seems to have snagged a unit in China.

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20:59
PDFpen 9.2 - $74.95

PDFpen allows users to easily edit PDF's. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Even correct text and edit graphics!

Features

  • Add text, images and signatures to PDF
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Search and redact text; search and replace text
  • Export in Microsoft® Word format
  • Scan directly from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners
  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
  • Viewable OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages
  • Adjust resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Sign PDF forms via interactive signature fields (not digital signatures)
  • Insert and remove pages; re-order pages in a PDF by drag...
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20:59
Brackets 1.10.0 - Open Source Web design and...

Brackets is an Open-Source editor for Web design and development built on top of Web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The project was created and is maintained by Adobe, and is released under an MIT License.

Guiding Ideas

  • For the web, by the web
    Brackets is built using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. If you can code in Brackets, you can code on Brackets.
  • Open development works
    Brackets, is a fully open-source, community-driven project. Want to influence its direction? Join the developer list and start contributing.
  • Tools shouldn't get in your way
    Rather than clutter your workspace with floating panels, toolbars and icons, Brackets focuses on providing "Quick Edit" in-line views that provide context-sensitive access to your content, without taking you away from your code.
  • Works with your browser
    The browser is your...
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20:59
Civilization VI 1.0.5 - Next iteration of the...

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is the next entry in the popular Civilization franchise. Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.

Civilization VI offers new ways to engage with your world: cities now physically expand across the map, active research in technology and culture unlocks new potential, and competing leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical traits as you race for one of five ways to achieve victory in the game.

Note: Civilization VI for the Mac App Store is currently a single player experience.

...

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20:59
Backblaze 5.0.0.122 - Online backup service; $5/...

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

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



Version 5.0.0.122:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later

...

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20:59
Evernote 6.12.1 - Create searchable notes and access...

Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at anytime, from anywhere.

  • Create notes containing text and audio
  • Find printed and handwritten text within images
  • Clip application and web content directly into Evernote
  • Synchronize with the Evernote Service and access all notes, even ones taken using other clients

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.



Version 6.12.1:

Hot Fix

  • Fixed a crash some users are encountering on quitting the app

Major improvements to tables:

  • Add more rows and columns with a single click: Point to where you want a new column and click the plus button that appears.
  • Select the contents of a cell by clicking and dragging....
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20:59
Transmit 5.0.3 - Excellent FTP/SFTP client.

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



Version 5.0.3:

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

  • Fixed: Resolved an issue where the key chooser icon would move unexpectedly on macOS 10.13
  • Fixed: Fixed a how-on-earth-did-we-miss-that typo in the new conflict resolution sheet



  • OS X 10.11 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Kodi 17.4. - Powerful media center tool for Mac or...

Kodi (was XBMC) is an award-winning free and open-source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

Note: To install Kodi on OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later, you need to right-click the application after it has been installed and select "Open" from the list (this need only be done once). Alternatively, you can go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General. From there, unlock the lock at the bottom of the window and "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere." This second method is the preferred method, as you will no longer be bothered for future XBMC...

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20:59
iMazing 2.4.0 - Complete iOS device manager (was...

iMazing (was DiskAid) is the ultimate iOS device manager with capabilities far beyond what iTunes offers. With iMazing and your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod), you can:

  • Copy music to and from any iOS device (even from one iOS device to another!), regardless of what Mac or PC the device is already synced to. Music transfer done right, without limitations or restrictions.
  • Backup & restore individual iOS apps along with your custom saved data, perfect for freeing up space on your iOS device without losing your files, great for installing apps including your data on another iOS device you own.
  • Transfer files to and from an iOS device, and browse the iOS file system.
  • Use your iOS device like a USB key.
  • Browse and save messages (SMS, MMS, iMessage), voicemails, and call logs, none of which iTunes can do.
  • Browse, save, and add contacts to your iPhone, without automatically adding them to your iCloud...
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20:59
PDFpenPro 9.2 - $124.95

PDFpenPro allows users to edit PDF's easily. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Create fillable forms and tables of content with PDFpenPro! Even correct text and edit graphics!

The Pro version adds these additional features that the regular version does not:

  • Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms
  • Add interactive signature fields to forms
  • Create and edit Table of Contents
  • Convert websites into PDFs
  • Correct typos in OCR text layer
  • Add and edit document permissions
  • Automatic form creation - detects text fields and check boxes in existing PDF and makes them fillable
  • Create submit buttons to submit form data via web or email
  • Gather submitted form data via backend integration
  • Export in Microsoft Excel (.xlsx, .xls), Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx, .ppt), and PDF Archive (PDF/A) formats (requires...
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20:59
Backup and Sync 3.36.6721.3394 - File backup and...

Backup and Sync (was Google Drive) is a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you're working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé, or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs, and beyond.

Features

  • Create and collaborate. Google Docs is built right into Backup and Sync, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Once you choose to share content with others, you can add and reply to comments on anything (PDF, image, video file, etc.) and receive notifications when other people comment on shared items.
  • Store everything safely and access it anywhere (especially while on the go). All your stuff is just... there. You can access your stuff from anywhere--on the Web, in your...
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20:39
HomePod spotted in the wild ahead of December launch

Ahead of its special event next week to announce all-new iPhones, Apple is seemingly ramping up HomePod testing. A pair of posts to social media show the HomePod expanding into the wild, with Apple employees testing it in their homes ahead of the official release in December.

more…

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20:25
Suspected Apple VCSEL supplier reports shipment...




Finisar, a manufacturer of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL) thought to be supplying hardware to Apple, on Thursday said it was forced to push shipments out to October due to a problem with current production units, though the delay is not predicted to impact "iPhone 8."

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20:18
Florida Gov: Use Google Maps for real-time road...

Google and Florida have teamed up to make Maps a much more useful resource for the state's evacuation plans in preparation for Hurricane Irma's arrival. Florida Governor Rick Scott has advised residents to use various apps and websites to help them n...

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18:48
Retrospect 14.5

Adds support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra, plus integration with MySQL, PostreSQL, and MongoDB databases. ($119 new, free update, 178 MB)

 

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18:41
Record your band’s demo with this tiny cylindrical...

If you've ever attempted to record a little music demo of your own, you know that these days, the wealth of technological options can be a little overwhelming. Audio company iZotope, known for its pro-level recording gear and software, might just sol...

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18:15
Time uses iPhone to shoot magazine covers for '...




Time Magazine selected iPhone as its photography tool of choice for the upcoming "Firsts: Women Who Are Changing The World," a multi-platform documentary magazine series and companion book featuring influential women.

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17:45
The Google Drive App For PC, Mac Is Being Shut Down...

Google announced in a blog post today that the Google Drive app for desktop will be shut down. The Verge reports: Support will be cut off on December 11th and the app will shut down completely on March 12th, 2018. Users who are still running the Drive app will start seeing notifications in October that it's "going away," and the company will steer customers towards one of two replacements depending on whether they're a consumer or business user. Google Drive the service isn't going anywhere. You can still access it from the web, smartphone apps, and either of the software options mentioned below. Google now has two fairly new software tools for backing up your data and/or accessing files in the cloud. There's Backup and Sync, the all-encompassing consumer app that replaces both the standalone Google Drive and Google Photos Uploader apps. It offers essentially the same functionality as Drive and works much the same way. And on the enterprise side, Google has rolled out Drive File...

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17:38
T-Mobile has the fastest and most consistent mobile...

Speedtest owner Ookla has revealed its findings about who has the fastest mobile network in the United States. The outfit found that T-Mobile took the top spot over Verizon and AT&T with average speeds hitting 23.17 Mbps, 21.13 Mbps and 20.05 Mbp...

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17:20
Disney to keep Marvel & Star Wars movies...




After late 2019, Disney's upcoming streaming service will be the only place the public can stream Marvel and "Star Wars" titles, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced at a Los Angeles media conference on Thursday.

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17:04
Fox chief expects home rentals of theatrical films...

Apple has long been working to make movies still in theaters available for home rental, but now the head of 20th Century Fox says a deal could come within the next six to 12 months….

more…

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17:01
Photo of Steve Jobs Theater construction show...




A photo taken during construction of Apple's Steve Jobs Theater reveals the comfy leather seats media and employees will be enjoying in less than a week, when company executives are expected to take the stage to unveil a host of new products.

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16:40
‘Killer Instinct’ on Steam supports Xbox One and...

More and more games are supporting cross-play between Xbox One and Windows 10 as part of Microsoft's big "Better Together" summer push. But the newest Killer Instinct is opening the doors between those systems and Steam, allowing players on all three...

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16:21
Time Magazine exclusively uses iPhone to photograph...

iPhones have been used in a multitude of different photography projects, including many magazine covers, movies, and more. Now, Time explains that it has exclusively used an iPhone to shoot its “Women Firsts” edition this month…

more…

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16:10
Next US Elections: Open Source vs. Commercial...


San Francisco in January could become the first U.S. city to adopt open source software to run its voting machines. City officials last month authorized consulting group Slalom to prepare a report on the benefits and challenges involved in using an open source voting machine platform. The city voted to pay Slalom $150,000 for its research. Meanwhile, the city this year will pay Dominion Voting Systems $2.3 million to renew its contract for the company's proprietary voting machine software. That system is nearing the end of its life cycle.

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16:09
The latest 'South Park' game is hardest if...

South Park writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone haven't ever really shied away from social commentary (president Donald Trump notwithstanding) and that doesn't look like it's changing with the upcoming South Park: The Fractured but Whole. When creating...

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16:03
Another report says OLED 'iPhone 8' to...




Another report has surfaced suggesting Apple will stagger the launch of new iPhone models expected to debut at a special event next week, lending credence to speculation that a hotly anticipated "iPhone 8" with OLED screen will ship later than an iPhone 7 revamp.

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16:00
Apple Pay FAQ: The ultimate guide on how and where...

Apple Pay—the company’s flagship mobile payment platform—has had breathtaking growth since its introduction about three years ago. Apple Pay transactions continue to rise, and more banks, retailers, and countries continue to join. You can even use Apple Pay to complete web transactions via Safari, too.

Plus, you’ll be able to participate in peer-to-peer payment transactions through Apple Pay as soon as iOS 11 comes out of beta, similar to Venmo and Square Cash. This upgrade is billed as one of iOS 11’s marquee features.

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

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15:48
Apple's Marketing VP says that Siri was...

A new Wired report published today went a long way to show Apple's frustration with Siri being behind other digital assistants and how its competitors have framed what a digital assistant is to be used for. Greg Joswiak, Apple's VP of product marketing, was out to do his "marketing thing" in the hopes of putting Siri in a better light. Like any good report, there's good and bad but in the end it was definitely a good read talking about mistakes Apple made and the strengths that Siri has over the competiton.

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15:46
AWT News Update: September 7, 2017

Apple Park interior rendering

Things are a bit quiet this week, thanks to the anticipation of next week's Tuesday Apple event. But we still have enough unpublished news items to give you one of our patented News Updates!

  • Yesterday's hacker attack wasn't, and today there was an iCloud Mail outage that was never reported
  • More code has been found showing that there will be a fifth-generation Apple TV and that it will support High Dynamic Range content
  • Amazon has Apple Park envy and wants to spend $5 billion on a new "second headquarters" somewhere

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

Text Version

This is Steve...

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15:38
Yet another report says the iPhone 8 will ship later...

Apple is slated to unveil three new iPhone models next week, including two iterative models and an all-new high-end iPhone 8 (or iPhone Edition). TechCrunch, however, reports that the iPhone 8 won’t actually ship to consumers until later this year, sometime after the iPhone 7s.

more…

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15:32
Relive the first 11 seasons of 'South Park...

While we tend to post more about South Park video games around here, television's most crass social satire is equally important, really. To that end, Paramount Pictures has just announced that the entire 11-year run of South Park will be available on...

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15:12
OLED iPhone 8 Rumored to Ship Sometime After...

Apple's upcoming OLED iPhone 8 will not ship out alongside the standard LCD-equipped iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, reports TechCrunch, citing "trusted sources."

The high-end iPhone 8 will instead "ship out at a later time," but TechCrunch says it is unclear how long it will be between the availability of the two more affordable models and the iPhone 8.

Apple is planning its iPhone-centric event for Tuesday, September 12, and rumors have suggested the company will start accepting device pre-orders on Friday, September 15, with the first of the new iPhones becoming available on Friday, September 22.

If TechCrunch's information is correct, it's possible Apple will allow people to submit orders for the iPhone 8, but those orders may not ship out until sometime...

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15:03
Google Drive is being replaced by Backup and Sync:...

Google will turn off its Drive app for PCs and Macs, replacing it with two new cloud-storage apps: Backup and Sync for consumers, and Drive File Stream for business.

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14:50
New ElevationDock 4 for iPhone and iPad features...

Popular Apple accessory manufacturer ElevationLab has announced today its latest dock for iPhone and iPad. The company is calling it “The best dock for iPhone,” and while it’s too early to say for sure, it definitely looks like it has the potential.

more…

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14:49
EU holds first cyber wargame to test its response

The past couple years have seen a growing amount of foreign interference in elections, both in the US and in Europe. The European Union's defense ministers held a cyber wargame to test their response to coordinated physical and social media attacks....

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14:29
Equifax security breach leaks personal info of 143...

One of the largest security breaches ever has come to light today as Equifax revealed attackers used an exploit on its website to access records for 143 million US citizens (for reference, the US has a population for 323 million or so, that's about 4...

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14:26
KITA: Apple has the largest share of China’s...

Samsung saw its share of China's smartphone market drop in the second quarter, while Apple claimed the top spot. According to the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), Chinese customers owned 48 million Samsung cellphones as of the end of June, while 171 million owned iPhones.

Chinese brands, including Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi, ranked second to fifth, according to KITA (http://m.yna.co.kr/mob2/en/contents_en.jsp?cid=AEN20170906008200320), with 132 million, 124 million, Vivo with 108 million and Xiamoi, respectively. Samsung placed sixth on the list.

Premium phones worth 4,000 yuan or more accounted for only 6.4% of the total second-quarter smartphone sales, with iPhones taking up an overwhelming majority, according to KITA. Nearly 63% of phones sold in the Chinese market in the quarter were low- and mid-end products with a price tag of less than 2,000 yuan (about US$305.60...

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14:25
Backup and Sync 3.36.6721.3394 - File backup and...

Backup and Sync (was Google Drive) is a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you're working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé, or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs, and beyond.

Features

  • Create and collaborate. Google Docs is built right into Backup and Sync, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Once you choose to share content with others, you can add and reply to comments on anything (PDF, image, video file, etc.) and receive notifications when other people comment on shared items.
  • Store everything safely and access it anywhere (especially while on the go). All your stuff is just... there. You can access your stuff from anywhere--on the Web, in your...
| Read more »
14:19
iCloud Mail seemingly experiencing widespread...

Apple’s iCloud Mail service appears to be experiencing a widespread outage this afternoon. Many users on Twitter report being unable to access their iCloud Mail accounts, while several 9to5Mac employees are seeing the same…

more…

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14:18
Analyst: if the ‘iPhone 8’ is delayed more than...

Bernstein analyst Tony Sacconaghi tells CNBC that the rumored delay for the upcoming “iPhone 8” could push customers towards a different device. The Wall Street Journal claims multiple production issues could push availability of the next ten smartphone back “about a month.”

Sacconaghi thinks customers will tolerate up to a three-week delay on the premium iPhone model (shown in fanciful mock-ups). However, a delay into the start of 2018 could turn away holiday shoppers looking for a new phone. 

"If the phone is materially constrained once we hit the holiday season, post-October 15, then it's worrisome," Sacconaghi said during CNBC's Fast Money.

However, as...

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14:16
Imminent arrival of HDR iTunes Store content...




Expectations of high dynamic range (HDR) support in the iTunes Store -- and on a fifth-generation Apple TV -- were reinforced on Thursday with the discovery of yet more code referring to the technology.

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14:11
Former Amazon.com analyst pleads guilty to insider...

Authorities said Brett Kennedy gave fellow University of Washington alumnus Maziar Rezakhani nonpublic information from Amazon’s database, showing that the retailer would lose less money and report higher revenue for the first quarter of 2015 than Wall Street expected, in exchange for $10,000 cash.

Oh my.

And

Rezakhani, also 28, pleaded guilty in July 2016 to mail fraud, bank fraud and filing a false tax return after being accused of defrauding Apple Inc AAPL.O, a small bank and various shippers in connection with his iPhone resale business.

This guy is crooked in everything he does.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:00
Porsche InnoDrive moves cruise control forward --...

By Jordan Golson

A few years ago, I tried adaptive cruise control for the first time — a week in Boston's horrific commuting traffic, in a Volvo XC60. It was a revelation. Without the need to constantly brake and accelerate, stop-and-go traffi...

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13:50
Apple crushes Samsung in China as iPhone attracts...




Young smartphone buyers in China are preferring to buy low-priced domestic brands over phones from Samsung, but the loyalty rate in buying another Oppo or Vivo phone is half that of buyers getting another iPhone-- which remains the largest installed smartphone base in China.

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13:47
Kodi 17.4. - Powerful media center tool for Mac or...

Kodi (was XBMC) is an award-winning free and open-source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

Note: To install Kodi on OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later, you need to right-click the application after it has been installed and select "Open" from the list (this need only be done once). Alternatively, you can go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General. From there, unlock the lock at the bottom of the window and "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere." This second method is the preferred method, as you will no longer be bothered for future XBMC...

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13:41
This pen can determine whether tissue is cancerous...

When surgeons are removing a tumor from a patient, determining whether they have taken out all of the cancerous cells or if they should extract more tissue is a problem they all face. Typically, the margins of a tumor are assessed after the surgery i...

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13:36
HomeKitty is a crowdsourced HomeKit shopping guide...

HomeKit-compatible accessories have been slowly increasing since Apple debuted the platform. One of the glaring issues that remain to this day is that finding these accessories can be cumbersome. Although Apple has its own official list, it’s not without delays in showing updates. In comes HomeKitty: a crowdsourced list of HomeKit-compatible accessories.

more…

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13:19
Squeezing your HTC U11 will do a lot more soon

One of my biggest gripes about HTC's U11 is that its Edge Sense gimmick -- which lets you squeeze the phone to activate shortcuts -- didn't actually let you do very much. Well, that's about to change. The company is going to push a software update to...

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13:01
The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $20 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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12:55
ElevationDock 4 is first Apple MFi-certified...




Five years after its highly successful Kickstarter campaign launched the first ElevationDock, Elevation Labs is back with a new model featuring an integrated Lightning plug, braided cable, and one-handed use that ensures it will stay in place when an iPhone -- ?with or without a case -- is removed.

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12:50
Apple's Greg Joswiak: Siri Wasn't...

In iOS 11, Apple's AI-based personal assistant Siri has a much more natural voice that goes a long way towards making Siri sound human like. Siri speaks with a faster, smoother cadence with elongated syllables and pitch variation, a noticeable departure from the more machine like sound in iOS 10.

The team behind Siri, including Siri senior director Alex Acero, has worked for years to improve the way Siri speaks, according to a new interview Acero did alongside Apple VP of marketing Greg Joswiak with Wired. While Siri's voice recognition capabilities were powered by a third-party company early on in Siri's life, Acero's team took over Siri development a few years back, leading to several improvements to the personal assistant since then.

Siri is powered by deep learning and AI, technology that has much improved her speech recognition capabilities. According to Wired...

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12:44
BMW is reportedly making an all-electric four-door...

Like most car companies, BMW has been dabbling in electric vehicles lately, with models like the all-electric Mini and a longer-ranged version of its electric i3 model. The car company has to keep up with its competitors, like Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz a...

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12:24
Indiegogo requires campaigns to disclose product...

Crowdfunding has brought a lot of great projects to life, but fundraising on the frontier brings risk -- like unexpected issues delaying product deliveries for years or cancelling campaigns outright. Indiegogo wants to shore up trust in its platform,...

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12:02
Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch will help diabetics track...

Fitbit is pairing up with Dexcom, a company that creates continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices for people with diabetes. In an announcement today, the companies say that their first initiative is to bring Dexcom's monitoring device data to Fitb...

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11:50
Google said to be eyeing purchase of 'Pixel 2...




Reports are emerging from China that a deal that would result in Google taking a controlling interest in -- or buying out completely -- HTC's struggling smartphone business.

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11:43
The Quill Apple Pencil Case from Pad & Quill

The Apple Pencil is an odd little beast. With no built-in way for it to nestle with its natural partner — the iPad Pro — the Pencil has a tendency to wander. The accessory artisans at Pad & Quill have come up with The Quill Apple Pencil Case (US$39.95), a very chic way to keep your Apple Pencil nearby and looking good. Here’s “Mr. P” (Brian Holmes) talking about The Quill:

Design

Brian just told you all about the design features of The Quill Apple Pencil Case, but in case you didn’t want to watch the video, we’ll reiterate them. First, it’s made of 100% American full-grain leather. Let’s Make American Cows Great Again! The leather is put together with marine grade stitching. 

Available in Galloper Black, Whiskey and Chestnut finishes, The Quill is just 7-1/8 x 3/4 inches in size. Magnets are hidden in one side of...

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11:41
Intel installed its 3D camera system in eight more...

Intel's 360-degree replay system is already in place for Major League Baseball and has been available for the National Football League in Baltimore, Houston and San Francisco for some time. The technology company has just announced that it will expan...

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11:30
AirPods Shipping Estimates Improve to 1 to 2 Weeks

Apple is one step closer to achieving supply/demand balance for its AirPods, and the highly desired earphones are now shipping out from the online Apple Store in just one to two weeks in the United States, Canada, UK, Australia, and several other countries around the world.

According to Apple's website in the United States, AirPods ordered today will be delivered between September 21 and September 28, the best estimates we've seen since the AirPods became available for purchase.

AirPods have been in short supply since launch. For many weeks, AirPods shipping estimates were at six weeks, but stock improved enough in early August that shipping estimates dropped to four weeks. Later in the month, estimates improved to...

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11:22
'L.A. Noire' is coming to HTC Vive and...

Red Dead Redemption 2's release might've gotten pushed into next spring, but Rockstar Games has something else to fill that gap: an unexpected HD (and UHD) remaster of its 2011 detective simulator L.A. Noire. This goes beyond the expected gussied up...

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11:12
With iOS 11 Launching Next Week we take a final...

Apple's new iPhones launches in the brand new Steve Jobs Theater next Tuesday along with iOS 11. Apple promotes the new OS by stating that "iOS 11 is a giant step for iPhone. A monumental leap for iPad." The accumulative list of new features is going to pack an incredible punch for Apple fans. Our report takes one final look at the percentage of iDevices using iOS 10 and look at a few possible features that Apple could surprise us with next Tuesday at their iPhone keynote in the new Steve Jobs Theater.

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11:11
Global Cyberattack on Energy Sector Stokes Deep Fears


The hacker group known as "Dragonfly" is behind sophisticated wave of recent cyberattacks on the energy sectors of Europe and North America, Symantec reported Wednesday. The attacks could provide the group with the means to severely disrupt energy operations on both continents. Dragonfly launched a simililar campaign from 2011 to 2014, but it entered a quiet period in 2014 after Symantec and others exposed its activities. The current campaign began in December 2015, Symantec noted.

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11:02
Facebook’s fact-checkers say the company is...

Facebook has been plucking away at its big fake news problem over the last few months. So far, it has cut off fake news sites from ad revenue and blocked advertisements from Pages that spread fake news. It has also deprioritized false reports and pos...

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11:00
Latest drone video from Duncan Sinfield shows...

On Tuesday, we'll be treated to the first interior views of the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park, which will be the likely location of many future product reveals by Apple. Drone pilot Duncan Sinfield has been treating folks to wonderful videos of the construction of Apple Park, and in this latest video you can see a group of people -- Apple execs, perhaps? -- standing inside the completed facility.

Be sure to watch this in 4K if you can!

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11:00
iPhone's Summer Production Glitches Create...

Yoko Kubota, Tripp Mickle, and Takashi Mochizuki, reporting for WSJ: Apple's new iPhone, which is expected to be unveiled Tuesday, was plagued by production glitches early in the manufacturing process this summer, according to people familiar with the situation, which could result in extended supply shortfalls and shipping delays when customers start ordering the device later this month (alternative source). New iPhones are typically in short supply when first released. But if shortfalls of the new phone extend beyond the initial sales period, which is expected to begin September 22, they could weaken analysts' and investors' projections for sales in the crucial holiday period. The production glitches led to a setback of about a month in the manufacturing timetable. Foxconn, the Apple contractor that assembles iPhones, has been ramping up production at its manufacturing complex in Zhengzhou, China. The company is paying bonuses to employees who can help bring new hires on board at...

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10:53
Ditching Touch ID in 'iPhone 8' wasn'...




A new report claims that Apple clung on to hope that it could retain Touch ID in the "iPhone 8," and any delays in shipping the new unit are apparently related to last-minute changes waiting on a breakthrough in the sensor being embedded in the screen.

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10:46
The makers of HipChat are launching their Slack...

The Slack competitor space is a little crowded these days. There's Facebook's Workplace, Microsoft's Teams, Google Hangouts and Doist's Twist. Now, Atlassian, the makers of HipChat, are introducing another option -- Stride.

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10:43
Comment: How a Twitter hack taught me to take online...

Ask anybody about the importance of online security and data management, and you’ll probably hear similar advice. Back up your files regularly. Don’t use the same weak password everywhere. Enable two-factor authentication. A digital life necessitates a layer of precautions that can be repetitive and even exhausting to maintain. It’s easy to brush off the warnings we’ve all heard hundreds of times because “that’ll never happen to me.” Until it does.

When I went to sleep last Monday night, I had no idea that I’d open my eyes to dozens of confusing notifications and my Twitter account taken over by a security hacker group. It caught me completely off guard, but it didn’t have to be that way. Hopefully by relaying my story and some hard lessons I learned along the way, I can help you avoid the same situation as you manage the safety and security of your online accounts and data.

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10:36
Civilization VI 1.0.5 - Next iteration of the...

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is the next entry in the popular Civilization franchise. Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.

Civilization VI offers new ways to engage with your world: cities now physically expand across the map, active research in technology and culture unlocks new potential, and competing leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical traits as you race for one of five ways to achieve victory in the game.

Note: Civilization VI for the Mac App Store is currently a single player experience.

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10:31
Google Drive's Backup & Sync app adds...




Google has made a small but crucial update to the Google Drive Backup and Sync client for the Mac, introducing Apple File System compatibility for systems running macOS High Sierra.

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10:31
Hobbyist gives iPhone 7 the headphone jack we'...

For those of you who miss the iPhone headphone jack, you're definitely not alone. But Strange Parts creator Scotty Allen missed it so much that he decided to add one to his iPhone 7. He just posted a video of the project's entire saga, with all of it...

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10:27
Ireland searches for firm to manage Apple’s 15...

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) launched a search on Wednesday for asset managers to take care of the money as it is held in escrow while the Government and Apple appeal a 2016 European Commission decision that Apple received €13 billion in illegal state aid in the decade to 2014.

This is going to be an incredibly long process, so the money needs to be managed wisely.

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10:26
How we created Time magazine’s first iPhone portfolio

These are wonderful photos of amazing women. That they were shot so quickly on something as “simple” as an iPhone (and three different models at that) shows the power of the device in the hands of an accomplished photographer.

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10:25
iPhone 8 rumors: Production delays may mean the new...

Update September 7, 2017: Those new iPhones that will be introduced next week? Reports say that that you could be in for a longer wait before you actually get your hands on one. Go to the “What’s the latest?” section for all the new details.

Apple is still selling tens of millions of iPhone 7s every month—but all everyone can talk about is what’s coming next. After all, 2017 marks the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, so Apple is reportedly gearing up to make this year’s model extra special.

To...

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09:59
External Link: Tim Cook Promises Support for Apple’s...

After President Trump announced that he is ending the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Tim Cook penned an email to Apple employees voicing his disapproval. Cook added that Apple would be working on behalf of its 250 DACA employees both in Congress and the courts to keep them from being deported. Trump is waiting six months before ending the program and has called on Congress to legislate a replacement.

 

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09:58
iPhone 8 Manufacturing Issues May Lead to Extended...

Apple's upcoming OLED "iPhone 8" with an edge-to-edge display and facial recognition faced multiple production issues early in the manufacturing process, which is likely to result in "extended supply shortfalls and shipping delays," reports The Wall Street Journal.

The production problems have led to a setback of "about a month" in Apple's manufacturing timetable, but Apple supplier Foxconn is ramping up development and working to hire new employees.

Today's report is nothing we haven't heard before. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said for months that he expects the iPhone 8 will be hard to come by until early 2018, and we've heard several rumors pointing towards problems with the display lamination process and other high-tech components like the 3D sensor embedded at the front of the device. The Wall Street Journal points to OLED...

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09:57
Report: the UK averages one iPhone for every two...

finder.com, a personal finance comparison website with over three million users worldwide, has shared research with Apple World Today with some interesting stats about iPhones to celebrate the upcoming release of the “iPhone 8.” 

Apple doesn't release UK sales numbers, finder.com estimates 32 million iPhones have been bought in the UK since 2011. That's one Apple smartphone for every two people in the UK. 

However, as much as the UK loves Apple, finder.com also finds that iPhones, on average, cost £36.40 more in the UK than the U.S. The website estimates that British buyers have spent £1.2 billion more than U.S. customers in total. (Apple has offered no concrete explanation for these pricing differences that I know of).

The number of iPhones purchased was estimated by finding the number of new iPhone users, and adding that to the number of existing iPhone users who would want an upgrade. You can find the...

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09:57
How Apple finally made Siri sound more human

Anything Apple can do to make Siri better is a welcome thing. I’ve heard comments from iOS 11 beta testers that Siri sounds different. I just want “her” to work better.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:57
WSJ: iPhone 8 production month behind, Foxconn...

The Wall Street Journal has published a new report on iPhone 8 production ahead of Apple’s major unveiling next week. While the lead suggests Apple is having trouble making the redesigned iPhone altogether — which is hitting stock — the story as a whole largely echoes what regular readers have been following this summer. The WSJ describes iPhone 8 production as about a month behind schedule, but claims iPhone maker Foxconn is offering bonuses to employees who can bring in new hires.

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09:53
Hands-on: Propel Star Wars iPhone-connected high...




Through a mix of attention to detail, fan service, and miniaturized technology, Propel has made a flying toy that intends to delight both children and longtime Star Wars fanatics. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the new high-performance battling drones in our initial hands-on.

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09:39
Homekit support is coming to Netatmo's Welcome...

The indoor and outdoor home security cameras will be compatible with HomeKit by the end of 2017.

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple Watch Bands $5, Twelve...

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

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09:23
Latest ARKit demos show hand-tracking beer pong,...




New demonstrations using Apple's ARKit may suggest some of the possibilities of the augmented reality platform, including the integration of hand tracking.

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09:10
ARKit Roundup: Tesla Customization, Spatial Audio...

ARKit demos have been popular over the summer, showcasing the features that iOS 11 users will gain on their iPhones once the new software update rolls out worldwide later in September. Today we've rounded up some of the latest tech demos of the software development kit, which you can check out below.

In the first ARKit demo, augmented reality and user experience designer Jelmer Verhoog has created an app that lets users design and customize a Tesla Model 3 car. This extends to the wheels, paint, and interior of the vehicle, and even includes driving controls. While Verhoog's demo is focused on the Model 3, it's easy to imagine other carmakers using Apple's ARKit to help customers when they're on the hunt for a new vehicle.

The next demo, by Zach Lieberman, shows off an interesting use of augmented...

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09:04
Pebble watch creator wants your iPhone to charge...

Okay, I’m not sure this is what people had in mind when they suggested bundling AirPods with the iPhone. Pebble smartwatch founder Eric Migicovsky and friends are back with a new Kickstarter campaign for the PodCase, an iPhone battery case that also stores and charges your AirPods.

more…

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09:03
Google Drive/Backup and Sync app now compatible with...

For the past several months, users running the beta version of macOS High Sierra have been out of luck when it comes to support for the Google Drive Mac app. Now, shortly before we’re likely to see the official release of macOS 10.13, Google has updated its software to work with the new Apple File System.

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08:57
iZotope Spire Studio portable multi-track recorder...




The new iOS-exclusive iZotope Spire Studio connects to an iPhone through wi-fi to control a multi-track recorder, allowing for nearly any space to be used as a convenient recording studio.

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08:44
Video: Apple Watch loads Frogger onto an Atari 2600

Our buddy Niles Mitchell (AKA napabar on YouTube) is back with another one of his fun videos. This time, Niles is using a Starpath Supercharger plugged into an Atari 2600 game console, connected to a small Bluetooth receiver that's linked to his Apple Watch. With a tap on the Apple Watch, he quickly loads Frogger onto the Atari console and away we go!

By the way, it's always somewhat nice to know that the Atari 2600 is really an ancient piece of technology -- it was released on September 11, 1977, before I graduated from engineering school! I was just 19 years old at the time. 

The Supercharger added a whopping 6KB of RAM to the 128 bytes of storage built into the Atari 2600. 128 bytes...

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08:20
Lyft to deploy self-driving cars in San Francisco...




Lyft will soon begin a limited test of self-driving cars for passengers in the San Francisco Bay Area, targeting one of the most important ridesharing markets.

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08:15
12 yoga poses for people who aren’t flexible

I’ve always been about as flexible as a plank but, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve really noticed a significant additional stiffening. My SO is an accomplished yoga practitioner and has encouraged me to start off slow doing these kinds of poses.

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08:02
Crowdfunding: Won’t Get Fooled Again

My love affair with crowdfunding is officially over.

For a long time, I’ve been a huge fan of Kickstarter and Indiegogo, having backed a number of successful campaigns. I was even such a proponent of crowdfunding that Ross Rubin invited me to be his co-host on his Backerjack podcast. But now, you can count me out on spending a dime on any future campaigns.

Many of the Indiegogo campaigns I backed over the years worked out quite well, at least initially. In 2014 I backed a movie that still hasn’t been released, but it’s completed and now well on its way to limited distribution. In early 2015 I happily supported Typed, a blogging platform from Dan Counsell and the crew at Realmac Software. Sadly, Typed appears to have gone the way of the Dodo and Edsel, but it was a great idea and worth the cost of the experiment -- plus, the folks at Realmac Software have been...

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07:52
Transmit 5.0.3 - Excellent FTP/SFTP client.

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



Version 5.0.3:

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

  • Fixed: Resolved an issue where the key chooser icon would move unexpectedly on macOS 10.13
  • Fixed: Fixed a how-on-earth-did-we-miss-that typo in the new conflict resolution sheet



  • OS X 10.11 or later



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07:47
Amazon looking to spend Apple Park-like $5 billion...




Following in the footsteps of Apple and Google, Amazon appears ready to start the process to build a massive headquarters in the United States -- but for Amazon it will serve as a second base of operations.

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07:37
Brackets 1.10.0 - Open Source Web design and...

Brackets is an Open-Source editor for Web design and development built on top of Web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The project was created and is maintained by Adobe, and is released under an MIT License.

Guiding Ideas

  • For the web, by the web
    Brackets is built using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. If you can code in Brackets, you can code on Brackets.
  • Open development works
    Brackets, is a fully open-source, community-driven project. Want to influence its direction? Join the developer list and start contributing.
  • Tools shouldn't get in your way
    Rather than clutter your workspace with floating panels, toolbars and icons, Brackets focuses on providing "Quick Edit" in-line views that provide context-sensitive access to your content, without taking you away from your code.
  • Works with your browser
    The browser is your...
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07:36
While Apple Music is the least popular streaming...

Apple Music is the least popular streaming music service across the U.S. population as a whole, according to a new Fluent report seen by us, coming behind YouTube, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, Spotify and Amazon Prime Music. But that’s not surprising, for two reasons …

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07:29
Backblaze 5.0.0.122 - Online backup service; $5/...

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

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



Version 5.0.0.122:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later

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07:26
Evernote 6.12.1 - Create searchable notes and access...

Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at anytime, from anywhere.

  • Create notes containing text and audio
  • Find printed and handwritten text within images
  • Clip application and web content directly into Evernote
  • Synchronize with the Evernote Service and access all notes, even ones taken using other clients

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.



Version 6.12.1:

Hot Fix

  • Fixed a crash some users are encountering on quitting the app

Major improvements to tables:

  • Add more rows and columns with a single click: Point to where you want a new column and click the plus button that appears.
  • Select the contents of a cell by clicking and dragging....
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07:21
Review: OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock is the only game in...




Vendor OWC has been supplying Mac users with upgrades for more than two decades, and the company continues that commitment with its own Thunderbolt 3 dock -- AppleInsider examines the offering.

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07:10
Avira debuts the Free Security Suite for macOS

Avira has introduced the new Free Security Suite for Mac. It’s “the world’s first free security package for Mac users that combines security and privacy features into a single suite at no cost,” according to Alexander Vukcevic, director of Avira Protection Services.

It combines the Avira Free Antivirus for Mac together with the Avira Phantom VPN. As an additional protection layer, the browser extension Avira SafeSearch Plus is also part of the suite. This combo is designed to protect Mac users against incoming malware, secures their privacy anywhere against online spying, unlocks geo-restricted content and delivers secure search results, Vukcevic says.

The Avira Free Security Suite for Mac is free to install and use. Functionality on Phantom VPN is limited by a monthly bandwidth ceiling. The Avira Free Security Suite for Mac is available for download and requires macOS 10.11 or higher. 

Avira has also released...

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07:08
Avira debuts the Free Security Suite for macOS

Avira has introduced the new Free Security Suite for Mac. It’s “the world’s first free security package for Mac users that combines security and privacy features into a single suite at no cost,” according to Alexander Vukcevic, director of Avira Protection Services.

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07:02
Logitech announces HomeKit availability on Circle 2...

Logitech has announced Circle 2 Wired home security cameras and mounts now work with Apple’s HomeKit. HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri.

You can set up your Circle 2 Wired camera with the Apple Home app and enjoy access to live camera video on your iPhone and iPad, notifications to your lock screen on iPhone or iPad or right on your Apple Watch, and home automation such as turning on the lights automatically when motion is detected by the camera.

The Circle 2 Wired camera, and the camera when attached to the Plug Mount or Window Mount all work with Apple HomeKit. New and existing Circle 2 Wired owners can all take advantage of...

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06:59
Logitech announces HomeKit availability on Circle 2...

Logitech has announced Circle 2 Wired home security cameras and mounts (logi.com/Circle2) now work with Apple’s HomeKit. HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri.

You can set up your Circle 2 Wired camera with the Apple Home app and enjoy access to live camera video on your iPhone and iPad, notifications to your lock screen on iPhone or iPad or right on your Apple Watch, and home automation such as turning on the lights automatically when motion is detected by the camera.

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06:45
Apple hedges bets on Toshiba, getting 20% stake in...

In what’s beginning to feel like the world’s longest-running takeover battle, Foxconn has been pressing the case for its own bid for Toshiba’s chip division. It faces competition from two rival bids, from KKR and Bain Capital …

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06:44
Logitech adds HomeKit to Circle 2 Wired, says Apple...




Logitech on Thursday released a firmware update for the $180 Circle 2 Wired, making it just the second security camera currently available on the market to support Apple's HomeKit platform.

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06:41
Cisdem releases Cisdem Duplicate Finder

Cisdem (www.cisdem.com) has released Cisdem Duplicate Finder for macOS. The app can can find & delete duplicate photos, documents, music, videos, and more.

Cisdem Duplicate Finder is on on sale at 25% off through Sept. 17. You can get a single user license for $29.99; the regular price is $39.99. A demo is available for download. Cisdem Duplicate Finder requires macOS 10.8 or higher.

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06:40
iMazing 2.4.0 - Complete iOS device manager (was...

iMazing (was DiskAid) is the ultimate iOS device manager with capabilities far beyond what iTunes offers. With iMazing and your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod), you can:

  • Copy music to and from any iOS device (even from one iOS device to another!), regardless of what Mac or PC the device is already synced to. Music transfer done right, without limitations or restrictions.
  • Backup & restore individual iOS apps along with your custom saved data, perfect for freeing up space on your iOS device without losing your files, great for installing apps including your data on another iOS device you own.
  • Transfer files to and from an iOS device, and browse the iOS file system.
  • Use your iOS device like a USB key.
  • Browse and save messages (SMS, MMS, iMessage), voicemails, and call logs, none of which iTunes can do.
  • Browse, save, and add contacts to your iPhone, without automatically adding them to your iCloud...
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06:36
Mountain Duck 2 for Mac has support for secure...

Mountain Duck 2 has been released for macOS (and Windows), featuring support for client-side encrypted Cryptomator interoperable vaults. The result? “Foolproof” client-side encryption for cloud storage mounted on your desktop.

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06:29
Foxconn wants to buy Toshiba’s memory chips unit...

Taiwan-based Apple supplier Foxconn is pressing for a deal that would give it 25% of Toshiba's chip manufacturing business with Apple controlling 20% of the equity, according to Bloomberg.

Toshiba is spinning-off its core memory chip business and seeking outside investors in it. Apple could be interested as the move would allow it to lock in memory technology for its iPhone and other products.

Foxconn has broad support for its offer from Apple, Sharp, and SoftBank and is ready to proceed right away, Louis Woo, a spokesman for the company, told Bloomberg. He didn’t specify how much Foxconn is offering for the business, but “people familiar with the matter” say it’s bidding more than the two rival groups led by KKR & Co. and Bain Capital, the article adds.

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06:29
Spotify and Hulu now offer an incredible $5 bundle...

This morning, Spotify and Hulu announced that the two services will now be bundled together for students for $4.99 per month. Considering the streaming music already offers an education-focused plan for the same price, this essentially delivers Hulu for free.

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06:27
Apple strikes deal with Warner Music, looks to pay...

(credit: Steve Rhodes)

A catalog of music from high-profile artists including Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and others will populate Apple Music. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple has struck a deal...

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06:19
Proposed deal would give Foxconn 25%, Apple 20% of...




Foxconn is pressing hard for a deal that would give it 25 percent of Toshiba's chip manufacturing business -- an arrangement that would end up with Apple controlling 20 percent of the equity as well.

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06:10
iPhone 7 Modded to Include Fully Functional 3.5mm...

Former software engineer Scotty Allen has posted his second video to YouTube this week, in which he decides to modify an iPhone 7 in order to add a functional 3.5mm headphone jack into the smartphone. On the Strange Parts website, Allen explained that he spent four months on the project, working in Shenzhen, China assembling the tools, going through 7 custom circuit boards designs, and 3 disassembled iPhones to finally arrive with a working unit.

Allen said that the hardest part of creating an iPhone 7 with a headphone jack centered on the electrical design and fitting the new parts inside of the smartphone. Upon the release of the iPhone 7, Apple said that the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack was needed to make room for...

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06:09
Hacking Siri

[VIDEO] FastCoDesign:

Chinese researchers have discovered a terrifying vulnerability in voice assistants from Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, and Huawei. It affects every iPhone and Macbook running Siri, any Galaxy phone, any PC running Windows 10, and even Amazon’s Alexa assistant.

Using a technique called the DolphinAttack, a team from Zhejiang University translated typical vocal commands into ultrasonic frequencies that are too high for the human ear to hear, but perfectly decipherable by the microphones and software powering our always-on voice assistants. This relatively simple translation process lets them take control of gadgets with just a few words uttered in frequencies none of us can hear.

First things first, this is not terrifying. But it is interesting.

You can watch a demo in the video embedded in the main Loop post. Not sure there’s a software fix to prevent this. Seems to me the audio in processor would have to have access to...

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06:04
An Apple patent hints at an iPhone with strobe...

Do you run with your iPhone? If so, at some point, the Apple smartphone may serve as as strobe light to alert others of your presence, especially if you’re exercising in conditions with little lighting.

According to the filing of patent 20170255351 for “handheld devices as visual indicators,” a computing device (that would be the iPhone) is configured with a multifunctional backlit display. The backlighting can be operated in at least a first mode and a second mode. In a first mode, the backlighting provides luminance to the display so that images on the display can be easily seen. In a second mode, the backlighting provides visual stimulus for relaying information to a user or a user's surroundings.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that handheld electronic devices usually include backlighting, which illuminates the LCD from behind so that the text and graphics can be easily seen in low light conditions. The backlighting is typically user selected, i.e., the user can...

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06:04
Foxconn says their Bid for Toshiba is not a Chinese...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "Bain Capital along with Apple Offer Last-Ditch Bid for Toshiba's Memory Chip Business." The report noted that a consortium led by Bain Capital and including Apple Inc had offered a revised last-ditch bid for Toshiba Corp's prized memory chip unit worth $18 billion, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported. The same NHK reported back in June that the Bain was the preferred bid for Toshiba. Now Foxconn is back in the news making their case that their bid is the strongest and only politics could derail it.

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06:02
How to use the People album in Photos for Mac

Use Photos on the Mac? Spend a few minutes going through this writeup by Lory Gil. Terrific walkthrough of the People naming process/options.

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06:00
Microsoft and Adobe announce expanded partnership

Today, Microsoft and Adobe announced new joint offerings to increase workforce productivity and drive more efficient business processes. Microsoft Teams, the new chat-based workspace in Office 365, is now the preferred collaboration service for Adobe Creative Cloud, Document Cloud, and Experience Cloud. Adobe will make Microsoft Azure its preferred cloud platform for Adobe Sign. And Adobe Sign, the e-signature service in Adobe Document Cloud, is now Microsoft’s preferred e-signature solution. Said Abhay Parasnis, chief technology officer at Adobe:

“Together, we will develop integrated cloud services with best-in-class solutions like Adobe Sign and Office 365 that help businesses digitally transform while delivering great experiences to their customers.”

This partnership builds on Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization to achieve more. Learn more about the...

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05:58
Hacking an iPhone 7 to add a fully functioning...

[VIDEO] Scotty Allen:

I’ve spent the past four months in Shenzhen, China, modifying an iPhone 7 to add a fully functional headphone jack. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time anyone has done anything like this.

In April, I decided to finally upgrade my iPhone 6s to an iPhone7 to get better camera quality for the videos I was shooting when I was out on adventures in the industrial markets and manufacturing world. But I was super annoyed that it doesn’t have a headphone jack! I already have headphones I really liked, and I didn’t like the idea of having to keep track of an adapter just to use them.

So I figured I’d add my own – after all, how hard could it be?

It turns out, really really hard. But possible.

Great self-interview. This is the guy who made his own iPhone 6s from scrounged parts. He’s open-sourced his design, if you are of a mind to do this yourself.

My favorite question:

Q: How much did it...

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05:58
New ARKit demo apps preview hair coloring, and a fun...

Augmented reality looks set to have quite an impact on the beauty sector. After recently looking at a demo app for lipstick and other make-up, AR specialist ModiFace is back with a new demo app – this one allowing you to see how different hair colors would look before you take the plunge.

Using AI powered by analysing a staggering 220,000 hair color photos, the app shows in real-time video how your hair would look in any color of your choice …

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05:52
Apple: Developer Center issue due to a bug, not...

Apple’s Developer Center down for a while on Wednesday, and many feared it was due to a hacker attack. Many accounts had profile information changed to a Russian address.

However, Apple has issued a statement — as noted by 9to5Mac -- the issue – suspicious as it appeared – was in fact due to a bug.

Here’s Apple’s statement: “Due to a bug in our account management application, your address information was temporarily displayed incorrectly in your account details on the Apple Developer website. The same incorrect address was displayed to all affected developers. The underlying code-level bug was quickly resolved and your address information now shows correctly.

“There was no security breach and at no time were the Apple Developer website, applications, or services compromised; nor were any of your Apple...

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05:50
Listen to music in VR, turn individual instruments...

This interesting experiment from Song Exploder uses WebVR to play tracks that surround you with instruments which you can switch on and off, live.

So far, there are only 6 tracks in the library, hoping that number grows over time. But cool to play with. It works in a regular browser, though not as effective as with a real VR setup. Be sure to use headphones.

If this interests you, check out the Song Exploder podcast, which brings on artists who walk through a specific song, layer by layer.

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05:44
Rumor: no ‘iPhone 8’ until October due to OLED...

Following reports that Samsung could be the sole supplier of OLED displays for the upcoming “iPhone 8,” Bloomberg reports that Apple will have to wait until at least 2019 to have another source for the displays.

Quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter,” the article says LG has been in discussions with Apple to supply OLED technology as quickly as possible, but it’s come across multiple challenges. Among those: securing enough evaporation machines, a key tool in churning out the displays. Though LG finally managed to secure these machines this year for installation, it has to scramble to get the production yield sufficiently up to meet Apple’s requirements, so the...

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05:41
Apple reaches music deal with Warner, eyes Sony pact

Bloomberg:

Apple Inc. has secured a deal for songs from Warner Music Group, the technology giant’s first agreement with a major label since introducing its on-demand music service two years ago, according to people familiar with the matter.

Warner will provide Apple a catalog spanning Ed Sheeran, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bruno Mars for both iTunes, the online store, and Apple Music, the streaming service. Apple plans to pay record labels a smaller percentage of sales from Apple Music subscribers than it did under its first deal for the streaming service, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing private information.

And:

Sony Music Entertainment, owner of the second-largest record label, is also on the verge of a deal with Apple, one of the people said. A deal between Apple and Universal Music Group, owner of the top label, is further off.

This is a renegotiation of an expiring deal to a lower rate.

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05:26
Apple makes a deal for songs with Warner Music Group

Apple has made a deal for songs from Warner Music Group (WMG), the company’s first agreement with a major label since introducing its on-demand music service two years ago, reports Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter.”

WMG is is an American multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate headquartered in New York City. It’s one of the "big three" recording companies and the third largest in the global music industry, next to Universal Music Group (UMG) and Sony Music Entertainment.

The company owns and operates some of the largest and most successful record labels in the world, including its flagship labels Warner Bros. Records, Parlophone and Atlantic Records. Its roster of artists includes Ed Sheeran, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bruno Mars.

Warner will make its catalog...

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05:18
Apple patent describes using backlight to strobe to...

An Apple patent filed back in May and published today describes how an iDevice backlight could serve as a strobe light. Apple gives a couple of examples of how this might be used …

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05:10
Apple secures their First Warner Music Deal for On-...

A new report last night claims that Apple has secured a deal for songs from Warner Music Group, the technology giant's first agreement with a major label since introducing its on-demand music service two years ago, according to people familiar with the matter. Apple is also close to a deal with Sony Music Entertainment.

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05:09
Second report suggets Sept. 15 OLED 'iPhone 8...




Citing a late production start, a new report claims that while the "iPhone 8" will be up for pre-order on Sept. 15, it will not start shipping to customers until some point in October.

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05:00
Newly-released drone footage shows final touches to...

Apple Park is almost complete.

With construction on Apple Park nearing completion, a new drone video shot and shared by pilot Duncan Sinfield offers up a close look at the now-finished Steve Jobs Theater and it depicts landscaping progress at the campus, both inside and outside of the ring-shaped main building.

The theater features a 20-foot tall glass cylinder that overlooks the main campus building and is surrounded by greenery. It boasts the world’s largest freestanding carbon fiber roof and spans 120,000 square feet with an underground auditorium area that seats 1,000 people.

MacRumors

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05:00
Apple Events app for Apple TV updated, ready for...

The Apple Events app for the Apple TV is primed and ready for the September 12th media event. The app now uses the same graphic that Apple placed on its media invitations and also lists the start time so users will know when to tune in and watch.

The event will take place at the newly-completed Steve Jobs Theater on Apple’s new campus on September 12th at 10 AM pacific time. Apple has yet to say what will be announced, albeit the rumor mill is eagerly anticipating an updated iPhone 7, a new OLED screen iPhone, a 4K Apple TV, and likely an LTE-capable Apple Watch.

If you miss the initial broadcast, the replay will be available via the app.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The Mac Observer

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05:00
T-Mobile Offered Fastest LTE Speeds in the First...

T-Mobile was the carrier with the fastest mobile network in the United States during the first half of 2017, according to a new U.S. Market Report for Mobile Broadband shared this morning by Ookla.

The carrier scored a 23.17 using Ookla's new "Speed Score" metric that combines low-end, median, and top-end performance for both upload and download speeds. Ookla says this is a comprehensive metric combining all factors that "matter to a good network experience" into a single score.

Coming in after T-Mobile was Verizon, with a Speed Score of 21.13, while AT&T came in third with a score of 20.05 and Sprint brought up the rear with a score of 15.39.

According to Ookla, T-Mobile's "tightly-spaced cell site grid" and smaller subscriber base gave it an edge over Verizon and AT&T, both of whom are dealing with higher traffic loads since their unlimited plans were introduced last year.

While...

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04:42
The iPhone will see massive growth in 2018, predicts...

Last year wasn’t the greatest one for Apple, with all of its hardware lines – iPhone, iPad and Mac – experiencing year-on-year declining sales. Guggenheim Securities believes that there’s both good news and bad ahead.

The good news, it says, is that the iPhone 8/Edition/X will see massive iPhone revenue growth in 2018 …

more…

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04:35
PDFpenPro 9.2 - $124.95

PDFpenPro allows users to edit PDF's easily. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Create fillable forms and tables of content with PDFpenPro! Even correct text and edit graphics!

The Pro version adds these additional features that the regular version does not:

  • Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms
  • Add interactive signature fields to forms
  • Create and edit Table of Contents
  • Convert websites into PDFs
  • Correct typos in OCR text layer
  • Add and edit document permissions
  • Automatic form creation - detects text fields and check boxes in existing PDF and makes them fillable
  • Create submit buttons to submit form data via web or email
  • Gather submitted form data via backend integration
  • Export in Microsoft Excel (.xlsx, .xls), Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx, .ppt), and PDF Archive (PDF/A) formats (requires...
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04:34
Apple Patent Reveals Possible Future use of...

As Apple prepares to introduce a TV service to compete with Amazon's Prime, Netflix and others, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals that they may bring biometric authentication to the Apple TV remote to eliminate the hassle of entering passcodes and be able to recognize who is attempting to use the services on Apple TV. Parents may have full access whereas children and teens in the household may have restrictions placed on what content they can access and more importantly, purchase. This future remote with biometrics may also work with many home devices in the future and may be tightly tied into HomeKit so that the remote could access and control other household devices, such as a security system, appliances, lights and more while watching TV.

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04:32
PDFpen 9.2 - $74.95

PDFpen allows users to easily edit PDF's. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Even correct text and edit graphics!

Features

  • Add text, images and signatures to PDF
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Search and redact text; search and replace text
  • Export in Microsoft® Word format
  • Scan directly from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners
  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
  • Viewable OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages
  • Adjust resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Sign PDF forms via interactive signature fields (not digital signatures)
  • Insert and remove pages; re-order pages in a PDF by drag...
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04:30
Here’s a job for Apple: revive and continue Walt...

CNBC recently aired a documentary on Walt Disney, Walt: The Man Behind The Myth, and it gave me an idea on how Apple can spend a big hunk of its $256.8 billion cash hoard: realize Walt Disney’s original vision for the Epcot Center.

Epcot is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida. It’s divided into two sections: Future World (East and West) and World Showcase. As cool as it is, it was original envisioned as something much grander.

Instead of merely another attraction in an amusement park, Walt Disney wanted to build a “city of the future.” It was to have included a prototype community, an industrial park, an airport of the future, and more.

All these elements were imagined by Disney and his staff. The project was conceived and worked on between 1962 and 1966 (when Walt Disney died). Without...

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04:20
Kool Tools: Aborbits wet phone rescue pouch

Absorbits' (http://www.absorbits.com) Wet Phone Rescue Pouch is a simple, sleek and economical solution for water-damaged cellphones and other electronics that fit inside the 7.5” x 4.5” pouch.

It fits most smart phones, is convenient for travel, and is easy to use. After being tucked into the pouch, the phone may be ready to work in as little as six hours, but can be left in the case for up to 24 hours to completely dry out. While Absorbits does remove moisture from your phone, it doesn't fix already water-damaged parts, which may occur prior to placing your phone into the pouch.

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