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Monday November 6

09:35
Win an iPhone X & case bundle from 9to5Mac...

A big thanks to our sponsor Caseology. Together we’re partnering up for the biggest giveaway of the year… Apple’s brand new iPhone X.

Skip the lines and the hit on your bank account, just follow the steps below for your chance at the most anticipated phone of the year without the wait. The winner will also get a bundle of Caseology cases and screen protectors to keep their new device protected.

And if you happened to already pick up an iPhone X following its release to the public last week, Caseology is offering 9to5 readers an exclusive 30% off its lineup of cases:

Get 30% off Caseology’s collection of iPhone X, iPhone 8, & iPhone 8 Plus cases with promo code “9TO5MACX” (Expires 11/30)

Take a look at Caseology’s iPhone X case lineup and enter your name and email below for your chance to win the iPhone X:

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09:35
iPhone X adoption is stronger than the iPhone 8, 8...

After a full weekend of sales for the iPhone X, the Localytics mobile engagement platform says that adoption of the next gen smartphone is stronger than that of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. 

The iPhone X grabbed 0.93% of the overall market share for iPhones after the first weekend of sales. This puts the X ahead of the 0.7% first weekend adoption for the iPhone 8 models, but still below the 2.3% market share that the iPhone 6 models grabbed back in 2014 and the 1.3% and 1.2% adoption experienced by the iPhone 6S and 7 models in 2015 and 2016.

While this may seem slightly concerning, it’s important to consider that there are significantly more iPhones in the market today than in 2014, notes Localytics. While the iPhone 6 was a major upgrade at the time, it didn’t pack the punch that Apple has introduced with the iPhone X. If Apple’s prediction that the 2017 holiday quarter will be one of its best ever comes true, it’s...

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09:32
DisplayMate: iPhone X Has the 'Most Innovative...

As it does for each iPhone launch, DisplayMate has released a display shoot-out for the iPhone X, praising Apple's technology in areas like the higher resolution OLED screen, automatic color management, viewing angle performance, and more. According to DisplayMate, the iPhone X has the "most innovative and high performance" smartphone display it has ever tested. DisplayMate also congratulated Samsung Display for "developing and manufacturing the outstanding OLED display hardware in the iPhone X."

iPhone X matched or set new smartphone display records in the following categories: highest absolute color accuracy, highest full screen brightness for OLED smartphones, highest full screen contrast rating in ambient light, and highest contrast ratio. It also had the lowest screen reflectance and smallest brightness variation with a viewing angle.

New Aspect Ratio and Higher Resolution

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09:25
Analyst: Apple will offer two OLED iPhones in 2018

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects Apple to offer two OLED iPhones with stainless steel cases in 2018. The launched iPhone X has an OLED panel and a stainless steel band.

He also predicts that the next phones will include both the Touch ID system, currently in the iPhone 8 models, and the X’s Face ID system. 

Touch ID was reportedly left out of the X due to issues getting the fingerprint sensor into the OLED panel. However, the Sellers Research Firm (that’s me) begs to differ. If Face ID is a big hit (as it seems to be) and works well, I expect all of next year’s iPhone models to go with it and ditch Face ID.

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09:16
Always on call: UK's NHS pilot provides video...




The National Health Service in the United Kingdom is piloting a scheme that would allow patients to be seen by a local doctor using a video call on an iPhone, a move that could help reduce the waiting times for patients to see a doctor, as well as reducing the need to visit the physical doctor's office.

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09:16
How to remove the iPhone X notch from your Home and...

After a weekend of playing with the new iPhone X, it seems a lot of users (and reviewers) are finding that the notch isn’t very distracting, or even fades away. However, if you’re finding that’s not the case for you, there’s an option to remove it from your Home screen and Lock screen with a new clever wallpaper.

more…

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09:15
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13-inch MacBook Air $780,...

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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09:00
Nextdoor: Getting to know your neighbors with an app

The days of everyone in a neighborhood knowing and helping each other are over. Nowadays, especially in the suburbs, it's common for neighbors living right next to each other to not know each other's names. Nextdoor is a free iOS app that's attempting to turn this sad state of affairs around by using an easy-to-use social network to chat with neighbors. 

I've been using Nextdoor for about six months on my iPhone and have found it to be extremely useful to find out what's going on the neighborhood where I've lived for 33 years. You load the app, let it determine where you live, and then choose the neighborhoods besides your own that you wish to get information about. If there are neighbors near you who isn't using the app, you can request to have up to 50 postcards sent out asking neighbors to sign up the free service.



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08:58
iStockNow Provides Bird's-Eye View of iPhone X...

Apple enabled an iPhone X availability tool on its website over the weekend, allowing customers to check stock at nearby stores, but those looking for more of a bird's-eye view may prefer to use iStockNow.com.

iStockNow has a live map of iPhone X availability at Apple's retail stores around the world, with filters that allow you to search for specific storage capacities, colors, and carrier-specific or SIM-free models.

Apple stores with the iPhone X in stock are marked with green pins, while locations that are out of stock have red pins. There is an option to hide stores that don't have any availability at the time of your search.

iStockNow is not much different than Apple's availability tool, but it may be useful to those looking for a visual look at iPhone X stock...

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08:33
Animoji overdubs are out of control and utterly...

Since the launch of the iPhone X on Friday, there have been an abundance of overdubs using one of Apple’s  newest features, Animoji. With the facial mapping software that Apple has included in the new iMessage app, people are finding hilarious and creative ways to insert these Animoji into everything from music to movies.

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08:26
Deals: $220 off 2017 27" iMac 5Ks; Samsung 34...




Today only, snap up a Samsung 34" Curved USB-C display for $699 during B&H's DealZone event. Or save $220 on a 4.2GHz Mid 2017 27" iMac 5K with upgraded graphics and storage with our exclusive coupon code. Apple's 2016 13" MacBook Pros are also $200-$210 off with prices starting at $1,289. Plus, no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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08:18
KGI: Apple to offer two OLED iPhones with updated...

iPhone X is still brand new, but there are already a few rumors about what to expect from Apple next year for its successor(s). Included in a heavily supplier-focused investment report from KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is a fresh mention of Apple offering not one but two iPhones with OLED displays and stainless steel cases. The new report also predicts Apple will make changes to the stainless steel metal frame to improve data transmission quality.

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08:10
Apple offers another round of bonds as part of $300B...

Apple today has begun issuing another round of bonds shortly after announcing strong Q4 earnings while it moves closer to completing its $300 billion capital return program for shareholders.

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08:07
iPhone X Owners Complain About Keyboard's...

As early adopters began to experience the iPhone X for the first time this past weekend, many users took to the MacRumors forums, Reddit, and Twitter to discuss the gap that exists below the keyboard within iOS 11 on iPhone X. As some users pointed out, this space was likely meant as a way to more easily swipe up to go Home, and potentially for ergonomics reasons since a lower keyboard could be more difficult to type on, but many iPhone X owners are still getting used to the way the keyboard looks across all apps on the device.

The iOS keyboard on iPhone X

On the new keyboard, the Globe or Emoji icon and the Dictation icon both sit...

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08:02
Apple's 2018 iPhone X will have new metal frame...




Supply chain reports suggest that Apple will expand it's casing business for the 2018 iPhone to Catcher and Casetek, with a new casing required to improve data transmission quality.

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07:52
iPhone 8, iPhone X active use data suggests that the...




A new study about actual users of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X shows that combined adoption of the two models during the first few days of use as a percentage of the total user base is higher than that of the iPhone 6s or 7 at the same time in rollout.

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07:45
The U.S. Supreme Court Outright Rejects Samsung...

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to step back into the years-long feud over patents between the world’s top smartphone makers ...

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07:43
Ming-Chi Kuo: 2018 iPhones Will Have 'More...

While the iPhone X launched just three days ago, we're already starting to hear rumors about what to expect from next year's models.

Specifically, oft-reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he believes iPhones released in 2018 will feature a "more complex" metal frame design and casing assembly for the purpose of improving data transmission quality.

An excerpt of Kuo's research note with KGI Securities, obtained by MacRumors:Orders for 2H18F iPhones are market focus; both Catcher and Casetek have won new orders. We believe the metal frame of 2H18F iPhone models will be composed of more parts (iPhone X has four parts) for improving data transmission quality. We believe Apple will need more metal frame and casing assembly capacity and new suppliers because of more complex metal frame design and casing assembly, while models equipped with AMOLED and stainless steel metal frame will increase to two (vs. only one — iPhone X — in 2H17). We expect Catcher...

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07:39
File Juicer 4.63 - $18.00

File Juicer is a drag-and-drop can opener and data archaeologist. Its specialty is to find and extract images, video, audio, or text from files which are hard to open in other ways. In computer forensics this is called carving.

It finds and extracts: JPEG, JP2, PNG, GIF, PDF, BMP, WMF, EMF, PICT, TIFF, Flash, ZIP, HTML, WAV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MPG, MP3, AIFF, AU, WMV, or text from files which contain data in those formats.

Lossless extraction... File Juicer does't convert the images/sounds/videos it finds, but saves them unchanged in their original format if possible. (See the manual for details.) This is useful:

  • if you want to extract the images/sounds/videos from a PDF or Word document;
  • if you have old files you can no longer open with current applications;
  • if you receive emails with attachments you can not open;
  • if you have corrupt files or databases;
  • if you have damaged or accidentally erased flash...
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07:34
As Supreme Court hands Samsung a partial patent...

The Apple v Samsung patent trial in which the judge said she’d like to see the case resolved before she retires is not the only long-running patent lawsuit between the two companies. That first one is about design patents – the look of the phone.

But a separate case has also been rumbling on regarding Samsung’s use of several patented iPhone features, including slide-to-unlock, autocorrect, and automatic links for things like phone numbers …

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07:29
∞ Samsung returns to its Apple mocking ways

[VIDEO] I thought this ad (embedded in the main Loop post) was well done, though the story is told with selective memory. I did not see any exploding phones, porous security measures, malware, etc., etc.

The one word that springs to mind watching this is the one word that describes the true feeling the iPhone X must bring to mind for Samsung.

Worry.

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07:26
BetterTouchTool 2.313 - Customize multi-touch...

BetterTouchTool adds many new, fully customizable gestures to the Magic Mouse, Multi-Touch MacBook trackpad, and Magic Trackpad.

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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07:24
The iPhone X face mapping: Privacy risks (none) and...

Lots of interesting tidbits in the linked TechCrunch article. Here are a few highlights:

As we’ve covered off in detail before Apple does not have access to the depth-mapped facial blueprints that users enroll when they register for Face ID. A mathematical model of the iPhone X user’s face is encrypted and stored locally on the device in a Secure Enclave.

Face ID also learns over time and some additional mathematical representations of the user’s face may also be created and stored in the Secure Enclave during day to day use

And:

The key point here is that Face ID data never leaves the user’s phone (or indeed the Secure Enclave). And any iOS app developers wanting to incorporate Face ID authentication into their apps do not gain access to it either. Rather authentication happens via a dedicated authentication API that only returns a positive or negative response after comparing the input signal with the Face ID data stored in the Secure Enclave.

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07:23
Skim 1.4.30 - PDF reader and note-taker for...

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

Skim includes many features and has a great user interface.



Version 1.4.30:

Fixed

  • Improve thread safety
  • More efficient thumbnail drawing
  • Update SyncTeX code to latest, fixes a crasher
  • Workaround for forward search on High Sierra
  • Work around problems returning to remembered position



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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07:22
iPhone X features 7 new Dynamic and 6 new Live...

iPhone X features several new wallpapers not available on other iPhones including seven dark themed Dynamic wallpapers and six new Live wallpapers (three of which will be coming in iOS 11.2 next month). You do need an iPhone X to access the full versions of these new wallpapers, but you can download still versions of each below as a workaround if you’re using another device.

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07:16
U.S. Supreme Court refuses to re-enter the Apple-...

The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to step back into the never-ending patent battle between Apple and Samsung and declined to hear the latter’s appeal of a lower court ruling that reinstated a jury award of about $120 million in favor of Apple, reports Reuters.

The justices left in place a 2016 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that upheld a verdict that found Samsung had infringed Apple’s patents on several popular features of the iPhone. Those included slide-to-unlock, autocorrect and quick links, which automatically turn information like addresses and phone numbers into links.

This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied...

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07:09
AmpliFi Teleport is an upcoming ‘home Wi-Fi that...

AmpliFi is expanding its line with a new product called AmpliFi Teleport, a “home Wi-Fi that covers the world.” The product will be announced through a Kickstarter campaign today, and will be available at launch for a limited time “early bird” pricing of $199.

AmpliFi Teleport provides a way to access resources at home  — even when you’re not. Utilizing any Wi-Fi hotspot, Teleport is able to create an encrypted connection between you and your devices, expanding your home Wi-Fi coverage wherever you go by allowing you to securely access your home network anywhere in the world. 

Whether it’s for business or pleasure, you’ll be able to use AmpliFi Teleport when traveling and feel secure knowing you are still connected to your home, according to the folks at AmpliFi. Watch your local program and content, video call and connect with family or check your smart home security from any Wi-Fi enabled device. 

Teleport...

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07:03
An Apple Team is going to India to Scout for Top...

It's being report today that Apple will be visiting institutes in India to scout for technology students. Apple along with other U.S. tech giants like Microsoft, Google and Philips, to name a few, have registered with International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad.

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07:02
How to stop the capital 'I' from turning...

From the Department of Really Strange and Mystical Bugs comes this: Some iPhone users running the latest version of iOS 11 can’t type a capital "I." That means that millions of people who were trying to text their friends, “I got my new iPhone X!!” over the weekend were actually sending out this message instead: “A [?] got my new iPhone X!!”

The iOS 11.1 bug affects the autocorrect engine on phones, and changes a capital “I” to an “A” alongside an unreadable Unicode symbol. While it’s pretty low on the seriousness scale, it’s still an annoying bug to say the least. And it’s hardly uncommon. All over Twitter, unaware celebrities were posting “A [?]” all over the place. Apple, of course, is working on a fix, but in the meantime, there’s a workaround.

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

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06:58
iPhone X tips: Maximize battery life with 'dark...




Apple's switch to an OLED display on the iPhone X means users who dig into the settings of the device can squeeze out more battery life, reducing the power consumption of the screen and extending the time needed between charges. AppleInsider tells you how to do it.

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06:49
Trailer for soon-to-be-released movie, “App: The...

[VIDEO] From the App: The Human Story web site:

With the launch of the iPhone and subsequent devices, developers found themselves with a worldwide market hungry for their innovations: apps.

Yet, a renaissance needs cultivation, not exploitation. Ten years in, is the opportunity gone? Will artists find a way to create tools that elevate the human experience, or will the market be valued even above the impact to the future of the industry?

I am really looking forward to seeing this. Enjoy the trailer (embedded in the main Loop post).

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:47
How to fix the iOS 11.1 glitch where ‘i’...

If you updated your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iOS 11.1 you may find that when you type the letter “i” it autocorrects to the letter “A” with a symbol. Here’s a workaround until Apple issues a fix:

  • Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement.
  • Tap the “plus” sign.
  • For Phrase, type an upper-case "I". For Shortcut, type a lower-case "i."
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06:41
∞ [VIDEO] Apple’s official iPhone X guided tour

[VIDEO] Thinking about getting an iPhone X? This is a well crafted guide to the iPhone X, with particular focus on gestures. Bravo, Apple. This is really helpful. Video embedded in the main Loop post.

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06:40
Apple offers temporary fix for iOS 11 'i'...




Apple has acknowledged the existence of a bug in iOS 11 concerning the autocorrection of the letter 'i,' by offering affected users a work around via its support pages until a software update is released that solves the issue.

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06:38
Broadcom making huge $130B bid for Qualcomm, could...

Broadcom has made a $105B bid to buy fellow chipmaker and Apple supplier Qualcomm. When $25B of net debt is factored in, the deal is effectively worth $130B.

If the bid succeeded, it would not only be the biggest tech acquisition in history, but might also help resolve the long-running dispute between Qualcomm and Apple …

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06:36
iOS bug autocorrects letter “i” to “A” plus unicode...

Over the weekend, a steadily growing number of iPhone users were reporting a bug where they’d type the letter “i”, but iOS would autocorrect it to “A” plus a strange symbol (a “?” in a box).

Contrary to some rumors, this behavior is not spreading from phone to phone, or via Twitter. It is limited to iOS 11.1 and any spread is due to updates to iOS 11.1 and spread of awareness.

Apple posted this knowledge base article suggesting you do a text replacement for the letter “i”. Obviously, that’s a temporary workaround until Apple releases a patch, which should be soon.

As to the cause, here’s Jeremy Burge from Emojipedia:

What’s really going on is that the letter “I” is being appended with an invisible character known as Variation Selector 16 when auto-correct...

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06:31
SquareTrade iPhone X drop-test video disagrees with...




Device insurance purveyor SquareTrade calls the iPhone X the "most breakable iPhone ever" in a series of drop tests -- but the assessments that the company did of the repairability differ with iFixit's teardown of the device.

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06:11
Output Factory for Adobe InDesign Now Supports...

Zevrix Solutions has announced Output Factory 2.2.1, a compatibility update to company's output automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

Output Factory automates printing, exporting and post-processing from InDesign and offers batch processing, export as single pages, variable file names, layer versioning, preflighting, detailed history and more. The new version makes Output Factory compatible with the recently released InDesign CC 2018 and improves the reliability of multi-format workflow output.

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06:08
Cognito Software releases MoneyWorks Datacentre 8...

Cognito Software (https://cognito.co.nz) has released MoneyWorks Datacentre 8, extensible accounting and business system for macOS.

With the ability to script and even design new native Mac windows, the software can now be extended to incorporate the special requirements of small-medium enterprises. MoneyWorks has the ability to share data with both cloud and in-house systems such as Excel or FileMaker.

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06:06
Apple’s official take on the iPhone X, off-angle...

From this Apple support document:

OLED technology delivers an incredibly high contrast ratio and high resolution. And with no backlight, OLED emits light through each pixel, allowing for a thinner display. The Super Retina display overcomes challenges with traditional OLED displays with its high brightness, wide color support, and has the best color accuracy in the industry.

If you look at an OLED display off-angle, you might notice slight shifts in color and hue. This is a characteristic of OLED and is normal behavior. With extended long-term use, OLED displays can also show slight visual changes. This is also expected behavior and can include “image persistence” or “burn-in,” where the display shows a faint remnant of an image even after a new image appears on the screen. This can occur in more extreme cases such as when the same high contrast image is continuously displayed for...

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06:01
SquareTrade claims the iPhone X is the ‘most...

As noted by MacRumors, SquareTrade, a company that provides extended warranties for electronic devices, says the iPhone X is the “most breakable” Apple smartphone ever.

The company, which wants iPhone X users to purchase its two-year smartphone protection plan, says it conducted several breakability tests on the iPhone X, and found that its glass back and lack of a home button make it "the most breakable iPhone ever." The smartphone glass shattered when dropped on its front and back from a height of six feet, and the display also malfunctioned, claims SquareTrade. Conversely, Apple says the iPhone X has the most durable glass ever used in a smartphone.

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05:57
Britain’s National Health Service lets you see a...

It’s not unusual for private medical services to offer the option of a video consultation with a doctor – for a fee. But Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) is piloting a scheme which lets 3.5 million patients get access to video consultations at no cost …

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05:54
Part II: Broadcom Offers $103 Billion for Qualcomm,...

On Friday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's War with Qualcomm could come to an End if Broadcom Acquires Qualcomm in the Coming Days." Today we're learning that Broadcom has offered to by Qualcomm for an amazing $103 billion and $130 billion on a pro forma basis.

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05:52
Apple offers online training sessions to iPhone X...

As noted by AppleInsider, Apple is offering online training sessions to help owners of the new iPhone X.

The tech giant is offering a a phone conversation with an Apple Specialist while you watch a video on a computer to "help you go further" with the next gen smartphone. Those who bought an iPhone X, and who are buying one, should receive an email about the training sessions.

Apple calls the session a "customized interactive session." The session provides  tips and tricks to use the smartphone, discussions about AppleID and iCloud, and help setting up the device if needed.

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05:42
iPhone X Named 'Most Breakable iPhone Ever...

Apple says the iPhone X has the most durable glass ever used in a smartphone, with a strengthening layer that is 50 percent deeper, but a series of drop tests show that glass and concrete still don't play well together.

SquareTrade, a company that provides extended warranties for electronic devices, conducted several breakability tests on the iPhone X, and found that its glass back and lack of a home button make it "the most breakable iPhone ever."

Not only did the iPhone X's glass shatter when dropped on its front and back from a height of six feet, but the display also malfunctioned. Keep in mind that pocket height for most people is about three feet.

SquareTrade is naturally using the opportunity to push its two-year smartphone protection plan, which was recently reduced to $129 plus a $99 deductible for most claims, in the United States.

The...

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05:40
Apple offers 30-minute online training sessions to...




To acclimate users to the iPhone X, Apple is offering a phone conversation with an Apple Specialist, while watching a video on a computer to "help you go further" with the new device.

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05:14
GraphicConverter 10.5.2 - $39.95

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

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



Version 10.5.2:

New

  • Context menu entry: append keywords
  • Context menu entry: sort into subfolder by date (YYYY/YYYY-MM)

Updated

  • Browser: option to ignore drag and drop to source folder
  • Multicrop: added optional scale
  • Updated localizations
  • Animated gifs with loop will loop during slideshow
  • Current slide of slideshow is automatically select in browser
  • Modernized internal structures
  • PDF...
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05:06
Apple Supplier TSMC is Aggressively Scheduling...

With TSMC delivering a 3nm plant in 2020-2021 and 5nm processors set for 2019-2020, the chances of 7nm coming to market in 2018-2019 are high. In fact there's a chance that next year's iPhone ..

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05:02
Foxconn joining roster of Apple Watch suppliers, may...

Foxconn will be supplying System in Package (SiP) for the Apple Watch from next year though its affiliate ShunSin Technology, according to a supply-chain report …

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05:00
iPhone X ‘the most breakable iPhone ever’ in...

Following a series of six drop tests of the iPhone X, gadget insurance company SquareTrade has labelled the iPhone X ‘the most breakable, highest-priced, most expensive to repair iPhone ever.’

The iPhone X suffered catastrophic failure right from the first drop …

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05:00
How to quickly start writing notes on an iPad

When you’re struck by a brilliant idea (which usually happens to me around 1 a.m.), you don't want to slip away as you spend time unlocking your iPad and opening the Notes app. 

No problem. If you tap the Apple Pencil on the iPad's lock screen, you can start writing a note right away. Or you can simply tell Siri to "Take a Note" and she'll ask you what you want to say. The biggest benefit of the Notes app is that it links notes across devices using iCloud.  

Notes can also be password locked. If you’re using an iPad that supports Touch ID, you can unlock the note with your fingerprint.  

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

    

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05:00
Spent a lot on that iPhone X? Here's an deal on...

We love it when a deal comes along at the perfect time, and that's the "case" with this low cost protective case for the new iPhone X from Vista Shops. After you've spent your $999 to $1299 plus $199 for AppleCare+ and even more for sales tax, your credit card could use a rest. This iPhone X case is just $16.99. 

The case is simple, but provides protection for your iPhone X. You can get the case in black, white or pink, and each one comes complete with a clear back to show the world your Apple pride. A small lip edge surrounds the edge-to-edge screen of the iPhone X, offering some protection from face-down drops. On the inside, there are double-layered walls to absorb shocks and bumps.

The deal ends soon; if you're...

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04:32
iPhone X Diary: The keynote impressed me, but real-...

My first impression diary pieces are usually exactly that: based on just taking it out of the box, setting it up and playing with it for an hour or three.

This time, however, my iPhone X didn’t arrive until the end of the day on Friday, by which time I was already out for the evening. So this time I’ve had a weekend of use, and have a bit more to say.

I previously outlined the reasons I was buying it, despite my fondness for the iPhone SE. As someone who loves the design of the classic iPhones (iPhone 4/4S/5/5S/SE), and who isn’t a fan of the 6/6S/7/8, the first question I had was what I’d make of the design of the iPhone X …

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04:30
Why is my Mac slowing down over time?

By Jeff Graber

What do Macs and cars have in common? They require upkeep to stay in perfect condition.

When the miles per gallon on a car go down or the car begins going through oil at an alarming rate, then something has to be done. Macs are no different. The first sign that your Mac may need some TLC is if it begins to slow down.

What is slowing down verses normal operation?

Macs will slow down when performing complex tasks, or a number of tasks at any one time. This is perfectly normal, as the Mac divvies up tasks through its processors. You know you have a problem however when this problem persists over a period of time, even when the Mac is not actively doing something. Slow load times, extended start times for applications, and unresponsive windows are all signs that your Mac may be slowing down over time. So what causes this to happen? 

Been running for a long time

The most frequent...

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04:13
Foxconn hoping to Gain manufacturing Orders for the...

During Apple's fiscal Q4 financial conference Apple's CEO singled out the Apple Watch in his opening statement by saying that "With unit growth of over 50% for the third consecutive quarter, it continues to be the best selling and most loved smartwatch in the world." It's being reported today that Supply chain players in Taiwan are excited about the success of the Apple Watch because ...

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04:00
Duplicate enhances the Mac Finder’s standard copy/...

By Aaron Lee

MacDaddy's Duplicate is a macOS hat enhances the Finder's standard copy and paste functionality by making them more efficient, as well as performing approximately 10% faster than stock copy and paste methods.

Duplicate can also copy large folders with no issues involving file permissions, as well as the ability to copy entire volumes, creating an exact duplicate bootable copy of the original volume. It installs itself as an option into the contextual menu that appears when you Control-Click or right-click a file, folder, or drive.

This makes Duplicate just as easy to use as the standard OS X copy and paste functions, while providing a copy and paste operation that is both faster and more efficient. Duplicate avoids failed copies with large folders, and users won't experience any issues with permissions as they sometime do with the standard Copy and Paste functions.

Whenever Duplicate is used to copy data, it makes an exact...

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Nov. 6, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Kalypso Media Group has introduced The Orient Express, a free, story-driven adventure for iPhone and iPad. Players take on the role of investigative reporter Heidi Price. What begins as nothing more than a story for The Globe newspaper soon sees Heidi trade in her notepad for a magnifying glass and venturing across 17 locations in search of a murderer. Repair torn pictures and documents to progress the story, crack locks and safes and more.

App Eminence has debuted Avoid the Void 2K18. The free (for a limited time) game  challenges players to swipe their finger to guide the blue...

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03:23
Apple's iPhone X sets new Launch Record while...

Samsung is always fighting for Apple's business and the two contracts for OLED displays were massive. Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun, one of the company's three co-CEOs, visited Apple back in June trying to dig up new business, especially for their new 7nm processor. Samsung's record earnings were in fact only possible because of Apple's OLED display orders and yet the little thankless weasels just can't help themselves in mocking Apple, the iPhone X and their loyal fans ...

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03:04
Grand View Research: smart TV market to hit $292.55...

The global smart TV market is expected to reach $292.55 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research (www.grandviewresearch.com). The introduction of 4K resolution-equipped televisions, coupled with the shifting preference toward OLED and QLED displays, is expected to emerge as a major trend in the smart TV industry, adds the research group.

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03:03
Research and Markets: global mobile payment segment...

The global mobile payment segment has experienced exceptional growth in the last five years, establishing a $600 billion market by 2017.

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03:00
DataMan Next 11.1 outfitted with “Star Wars: The...

In the realm of “geeky and useful, the DataMan Next app has been updated to version 11.2 and outfitted a with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” theme.

As you may remember, DataMan Next, developed by Johnny Ixe, lets you quickly gauge how much of your allotted monthly data you’ve used at a glance.

DataMan Next is available for $0.99 on the App Store and requires iOS 10.3 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried DataMan Next 11.1 or have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.

Via Twitter and the App Store

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01:51
Apple to release software update to solve iPhone...

Some iPhone and iPad users are facing a weird bug after updating to iOS 11.1. When trying to type the lowercase letter ‘i’, autocorrect replaces the word with the letter ‘A’ and a question mark symbol. Apple has released steps for a workaround fix until a bug-fix software update is released.

more…

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Sunday November 5

20:59
Direct Mail 5.1.1 - Create and send great looking...

Direct Mail is an easy-to-use, fully-featured email marketing app purpose-built for macOS. Create, send, and track great looking email campaigns that get results.

Start your newsletter by selecting from a gallery of professionally-designed templates (or import your own), then customize to your heart's content. You'll love not having to hassle with a slow, clunky, web-based editor. When you're ready to send, rely on Direct Mail's built-in email service to deliver your message in a flash. Campaign reports show you a clear summary of opens, clicks, and more. Grow your mailing list by creating customizable subscribe forms and publish them to your website or Facebook Page.

Pricing plans are available to meet the needs of all kinds of senders, from hobbyist to professional. View full pricing info.



Version 5.1.1:

  • Fixed crashes that could occur when removing...
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20:37
Apple Watches Were Crashing When Asked About the...

Yesterday MacRumor reported that "Asking Siri something like 'What's the temperature?' or 'What's the weather?' or 'Is it raining?' causes the Apple Watch to crash."
The issue has been documented in several threads on the MacRumors forums and on Reddit, and we've also been able to replicate it on our own devices. Complaints about the problem appear to have started this morning, and the bug is confirmed to be affecting both LTE and GPS Apple Watch Series 3 models as well as older Apple Watch models running watchOS 4.1. Not all Apple Watch owners in all countries are affected, but it appears to be impacting users in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

The problem may have been caused by Daylight Savings Time, they reported yesterday, since "asking Siri about the weather tomorrow or next week doesn't cause a problem -- it's only questions about the current weather conditions that are resulting in errors."
Engadget confirms that "The issue appears to be over. We'...

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15:35
New Samsung ad mocks the iPhone X’s notch, headphone...

Following the official release of the iPhone X on Friday, Samsung is out today with a new ad for its Galaxy Note 8 flagship. The new ad slams the iPhone X’s notch design, the lack of a headphone jack, and much more…

more…

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14:36
The iPhone X cracked on the first drop

CNET:

I took our Space Gray iPhone X out to the sidewalk in front of CNET’s San Francisco offices: a place where many screens have met their doom.

Is it just me or are these kinds of “tests” utterly ridiculous? Of course glass things break when you drop them. Is this really a surprise to anyone?

Not good considering it was the first drop.

Is CNET really unclear how dropping things works? What difference does it make if it’s the first drop or the tenth? Do they think that the phone gets less durable the more you drop it?

Is the iPhone X more fragile than past iPhones? Tough to say, because none of our tests are scientific.

Then maybe you should leave the “testing” to those who can do it scientifically. Regardless, it seems to be pretty much common sense that, when you drop things, they sometimes

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14:19
Dogs in space: Meet the Soviet Union space programme...

alphr:

Today is the 60th anniversary of Laika – a Moscow stray – being blasted off Earth to become the first dog in space. In honour of the occasion, here is Duncan Geere’s piece on the full history of the Soviet’s canine space team.

I knew the Soviets had sent Laika into orbit but I didn’t know of her tragic before and after

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:13
Direct Mail 5.1.1 - Create and send great looking...

Direct Mail is an easy-to-use, fully-featured email marketing app purpose-built for macOS. Create, send, and track great looking email campaigns that get results.

Start your newsletter by selecting from a gallery of professionally-designed templates (or import your own), then customize to your heart's content. You'll love not having to hassle with a slow, clunky, web-based editor. When you're ready to send, rely on Direct Mail's built-in email service to deliver your message in a flash. Campaign reports show you a clear summary of opens, clicks, and more. Grow your mailing list by creating customizable subscribe forms and publish them to your website or Facebook Page.

Pricing plans are available to meet the needs of all kinds of senders, from hobbyist to professional. View full pricing info.



Version 5.1.1:

  • Fixed crashes that could occur when removing...
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13:59
Apple Watches were crashing when asked about the...

We hope you didn't ask your shiny new Apple Watch about the weather on November 4th -- you probably got a rude response. Many Series 3 owners reported that their wristwear crashed (specifically, the "springboard" interface restarted) if they asked Si...

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13:57
New Samsung Galaxy Ad Makes Fun of iPhone X's...

Samsung today posted a new video on its YouTube channel called "Samsung Galaxy: Growing Up," which follows the life of a young man as he purchases Apple devices over the course of ten years, and then decides to switch sides to Samsung on the eve of the iPhone X launch. The 1-minute commercial features the song "I'm Moving On" by Chyvonne Scott.

The video begins at the iPhone launch in 2007, and subsequent years show the main character facing storage issues when taking a photo and waiting in long lines under poor weather conditions for the latest iPhone. At one point, he drops his iPhone in water and has to place it in a bowl of rice, while his girlfriend's Samsung device continues to function.

Other points made in the ad center around the iPhone's lack of stylus support, as well as its need for dongles after the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack in the iPhone 7. The ad ends with the character's decision to...

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13:04
The best Thunderbolt 3 docks for Apple's...




The inclusion of Thunderbolt 3 on the MacBook Pro and iMac has created an entire industry of docks and other accessories that take advantage of Thunderbolt 3's high bandwidth and power delivery capabilities, by providing more ports that can expand a Mac's connectivity. AppleInsider compares some of the best options on the market.

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12:32
Qualcomm may face takeover bid from chip rival...

Qualcomm is already facing headaches between antitrust cases and its patent spat with Apple, but there's one more that might join the pile. The Financial Times reports that Broadcom, one of Qualcomm's main rivals in the wireless chipset space, is pl...

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11:01
Saudi Arabia arrests one of tech's biggest...

Saudi Arabia is in the midst of a crackdown on alleged corruption, and its dragnet has caught one of the tech world's most important investors: the country has arrested Prince al-Waleed bin Talal over money laundering charges. He has major stakes in...

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10:46
∞ Apple Store iPhone screensaver

I saw this tweet and checked out the linked graphic

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09:30
The best humidifier

By John Holecek and Tim Heffernan

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. R...

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09:17
Here’s how the new iPhone X design compares to every...

The iPhone X marks a significant departure from previous generation iPhone design. Apple has crammed a 5.8-inch display into a body that’s only mildly larger than previous generation non-Plus models. A new video has hit YouTube this weekend, offering a close comparison between the iPhone X and every other iPhone model…

more…

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08:31
The 37 best photography accessories

Got a photographer in your life you need Christmas gift(s) for? This is a varied list with all kinds of price points on some cool accessories for your shooter.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:00
After Math: Xs and Os

It's been a wild week for schemes and strategies. A band of thieves made off with a load of new iPhones, the CIA released more of bin Laden's hard drive contents, and Netflix nixed House of Cards because Kevin Spacey turned out to be a sexual predato...

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06:58
An iOS 11.1 Glitch Is Replacing Vowels

An anonymous reader quotes Mashable:
We became privy to a new iPhone keyboard glitch after a few Mashable staffers recently started having issues with their iPhone keyboards, specifically with vowels. The issue started when iOS 11's predictive text feature began to display an odd character in the place of the letter "I," offering up "A[?] instead and autocorrecting within the message field...The bug was also covered by MacRumors, but it appears that my colleagues have even more issues than just the letter "I." One reported that they were also seeing the glitch with the letters "U" and "O" as well, making the problem strictly restricted to vowels. They also said the letters showed up oddly in iMessage on Mac devices, and shared some more screenshots of what the glitch looks like when they went through with sending a message. The glitch wasn't just limited to iMessage, however. My colleagues shared screenshots of their increasingly futile attempts to type out messages on...

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06:38
New Apple Watch Activity Challenge for Veterans Day...

Apple will hold a special Apple Watch Activity Challenge to commemorate Veterans Day on 11 November in the United States. Apple Watch owners can earn a special badge and iMessage sticker for the event.

To earn the award, simply complete an 11 minute workout on Veterans Day. Accumulate time with the Workout app or a third-party app that adds workouts to the HealthKit database.

more…

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06:36
Sprint and T-Mobile officially end discussions about...

Last ditch efforts to save the merger between T-Mobile and Spirit have failed. According to a new report from Axios, T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom presented Sprint parent company SoftBank with a new offer last night, but again, issues stemmed from who would have control over the new entity…

more…

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05:37
The Launch of the iPhone X is going down as the...

In 2014 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung weeps as iPhone 6 Mania Rocks around the Globe." Apple's first Phablet was a record breaking smash hit that killed Samsung's single advantage in the premium sector of smartphones. The buzz from that launch was epic. Fast forwarding to this past Friday and iPhone mania is back, big time. In fact, record breaking

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05:30
Ben Heck's Hex game: Fun with soldering

After working out the kinks with the layout of the Hex board game, Ben and Felix have received the PCBs from OSHPark and they're all ready for soldering. That's interesting, because ultimately the game itself will be used to teach soldering in...

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01:04
3D gel stacks can grow enough stem cells to treat...

Programmed stem cells promise to tackle all kinds of illnesses, but there's one catch: making them. It's hard to cultivate large numbers of them, and the need to grow them on 2D surfaces isn't very practical. That's where researchers might come to th...

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Saturday November 4

19:59
Monodraw 1.2.3 - Powerful ASCII art editor.

Monodraw allows you to easily create text-based art (like diagrams, layouts, flow charts) and visually represent algorithms, data structures, binary formats and more. Because it's all just text, it can be easily embedded almost anywhere.



Version 1.2.3:

  • Add ability to collapse sidebar and assistant.



  • OS X 10.10 or later



Download Now]]>

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19:55
Apple reminds iPhone X owners they're using an...

Apple's bezel-less "X" is the first iPhone with an OLED screen -- a technology known for its greater contrast and saturation, but also for its tendency to get burn-in. To make sure customers understand that their $1,000 phone might suffer from image...

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18:19
Kaspersky's antivirus software takes non-...

Kaspersky's attempt to quash collusion fears through transparency isn't quite reassuring everyone. In an interview with Reuters, founder Eugene Kaspersky has acknowledged that his company's antivirus software has copied files that weren't marked as d...

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16:50
Estonia freezes resident ID cards due to security...

Estonia's residents use their mandatory national IDs to access pretty much anything, from online banking to online voting. So, it was a huge blow to the program when experts found a security flaw in the IDs' chip that makes it easy for bad players to...

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15:53
Apple Watch Bug Causing Restarts When Asking Siri...

There's a strange bug with the Apple Watch today that's causing resprings whenever Siri is questioned about the weather. Asking Siri something like "What's the temperature?" or "What's the weather?" or "Is it raining?" causes the Apple Watch to crash.

The issue has been documented in several threads on the MacRumors forums and on reddit, and we've also been able to replicate it on our own devices.

Complaints about the problem appear to have started this morning, and the bug is confirmed to be affecting both LTE and GPS Apple Watch Series 3 models as well as older Apple Watch models running watchOS 4.1. Not all Apple Watch owners in all countries are affected, but it appears to be impacting users in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

It's not...

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15:46
Blizzard 'Overwatch' installer may herald...




An executable which appears destined for a macOS version of shooter "Overwatch" has been discovered -- but after completing an install process, the binary delivered appears to be for Windows.

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15:18
Internet giants now support bill to curb online sex...

For ages, internet companies have fought changes to the Communications Decency Act's Section 230, which protects them from liability for content that might pass through their websites. They don't want to be sued because someone conducted sex traffick...

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14:44
How Apple Watch laid the foundation for iPhone X




With a vibrant, full-faced OLED screen sporting handsomely-rounded corners edged in polished stainless steel, passive biometrics that "just work" to authenticate you without conscious effort, buttery smooth swipe navigation for multitasking and a simple side control to invoke Siri and Apple Pay, iPhone X is nothing like other phones. But it's exactly like Apple Watch, which began paving the way for a generational iPhone leap back in 2014 at its introduction next to the more basic styling of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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14:41
Animoji Karaoke Takes Over Social Media Following...

An animated cat, fox, pig, and chicken singing Bohemian Rhapsody is the epitome of a new social media phenomenon dubbed Animoji Karaoke.

Over the past week, both reviewers and customers lucky enough to have the device in their hands have shared fun, humorous videos of Animoji in action, ranging from goofy voiceovers to full-out music videos.

Animoji, for those unaware, are custom animated characters that use your voice and mirror your facial expressions captured by the iPhone X's new TrueDepth camera system. You can even record yourself as a Pile of Poo.

Creator: Mia Harrison

iPhone X users can create Animoji recordings up to 10 seconds long in the Messages app, but the internet discovered that iOS 11's new screen recording feature...

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14:30
Apple Wins 28 MacBook Touch Bar Design Patents in...

Apple was granted a series of 28 design patents yesterday by the Hong Kong Patent Office covering both Touch Bars Singularly and in combination with a keyboard. Our report provides you with a series of jumbo images.

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13:46
Crunchyroll website hack tried to infect visitors...

Hacks that target major websites are nothing new, but Crunchyroll just suffered a particularly vicious attack. The anime streaming service was compromised for hours on November 4th after intruders planted a fake home page that pushed a malicious "Cru...

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12:15
Microsoft ends its last free Windows 10 upgrades on...

Microsoft largely stopped offering free Windows 10 upgrades back in July 2016. However, there's been an ongoing exception: if you use accessibility features, you've had an extension of that promo. And now, that last deal is coming to an end. Microsof...

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11:35
T-Mobile and Sprint Officially Call Off Merger

T-Mobile and Sprint today announced that plans for a merger have officially ended after the two companies were unable to find "mutually agreeable terms."

Rumors last week suggested the merger might be called off because Sprint parent company SoftBank was having doubts about the deal over the ownership terms. SoftBank was concerned about "losing control" of the combined company, as T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom wanted a controlling stake.

The two companies allegedly attempted to save the merger by negotiating new terms after Deutsche Telekom submitted a revised offer, but an agreement was not able to be reached.

In a statement, T-Mobile CEO John Legere said a that while a deal with Sprint...

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11:30
How much does a kilogram weigh?

These stories have always fascinated me. I bet most people don’t realize the “official” kilogram is an actual physical object.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:58
Monodraw 1.2.3 - Powerful ASCII art editor.

Monodraw allows you to easily create text-based art (like diagrams, layouts, flow charts) and visually represent algorithms, data structures, binary formats and more. Because it's all just text, it can be easily embedded almost anywhere.



Version 1.2.3:

  • Add ability to collapse sidebar and assistant.



  • OS X 10.10 or later



Download Now]]>

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10:48
iPhone X tips: Miss the home button? Here's how...




The removal of the home button on the iPhone X is a bold decision by Apple, but some customers may find themselves pining for the way things once were. Thankfully, the home button is not gone entirely, as iOS allows you to add a customizable virtual one to your screen. AppleInsider explains how to do it.

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10:44
T-Mobile and Sprint end merger talks

So much for T-Mobile's bid to rescue a potential merger with Sprint. The two carriers have ended their not-so-secret merger talks after they couldn't find "mutually agreeable terms." Neither side is specific about what went wrong, but their remarks...

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10:01
Judge blocks Ring's home security sales over...

The Ring Protect DIY home security system might not make it under anybody's tree this Christmas. A judge in Delaware has temporarily blocked Protect's sales due to a lawsuit filed by rival electronic security provider ADT. The bigger home security co...

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09:36
You Can Now Check iPhone X Availability at Apple...

Apple's website now lists iPhone X availability at its retail stores in the United States and several other countries around the world.

Simply visit the iPhone X purchase page for your country from the list below, select a carrier if required, choose a color, and then click on "Pickup: Check Availability" below your desired storage capacity.

Australia

Canada

France

Germany

Italy

The Netherlands

Spain

•...

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08:41
New video shows Face ID fail to properly distinguish...

Apple touts that Face ID is even more secure than Touch ID was, with there being a 1 in 1,000,000 chance of a different person being able to unlock someone else’s iPhone X with Face ID. A new video posted to Reddit, however, shows Face ID failing to properly differentiate between siblings…

more…

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08:29
EA's 'UFC 3' takes the fight beyond...

EA has a penchant for sports games whose stories go beyond the actual match, and that now includes the UFC series. The publisher has unveiled UFC 3, and its centerpiece is a GOAT Career Mode where your choices outside the Octagon determine the fight...

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08:06
This week’s top stories: iPhone X impressions &...

In this week’s top stories: The iPhone X is officially available with early reviews pouring in, Apple releases iOS 11.1 to the public and begins beta testing iOS 11.2, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories more…

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07:33
Face ID Appears to Fail at Telling Apart Brothers...

With the iPhone X now in the hands of thousands of customers around the world, many early adopters are putting Face ID to the test to see if Apple's facial authentication system is as secure as it advertises.

Apple says the probability that a random person in the population could look at someone else's iPhone X and unlock it using Face ID is approximately 1 in 1,000,000, compared to 1 in 50,000 for Touch ID, but it notes the probability of a false match is different for twins and siblings who look like you.

We've already seen that Face ID can be fooled by identical twins, and now a video shared on Reddit appears to confirm that Face ID can sometimes fail to distinguish between siblings who aren't twins but have similar appearances.

...

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07:30
15 products that totally flopped from the new Museum...

I don’t know that I’d visit this museum and I’ve never heard of “Coke II”.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:15
This is what photos from a $63,000 camera look like

This may be blasphemous to professional photographers (or it may be because I’m looking at the images via a web browser) but the composition of the sample images (and the images on the video) is kind of boring and you can’t really see where the $63,000 value is.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:10
PSA: iPhone X now widely available for same day in-...

Apple officially released the all-new iPhone X yesterday, drawing massive crowds to Apple Stores around the world. If you were unsuccessful getting your iPhone X on launch day, however, the device is widely available for in-store pickup from Apple retail locations…

more…

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07:00
Ask Engadget: Where should I put my router?

The support shared between readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In f...

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05:41
Irish Prime Minister Told Ireland's National...

In July Patently Apple posted a report titled "Ireland's IDA is calling for a Shake-Up before the Apple Data Center Project and others are lost to other Countries. That fear may become a reality as Ireland's PM told their national broadcaster that the deal with Apple is in doubt. It's not a done deal yet and Ireland's first openly gay Prime Minister may be able to persuade Apple's CEO to recommit.

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05:27
Federal report says humans are the cause of climate...

Today, over a dozen federal agencies released the Climate Science Special Report, which is a product of the National Climate Assessment -- a congressionally mandated review that takes place every four years. In it, hundreds of scientists from dozens...

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04:00
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. Did you get the iPhone X? Our full review is up if you need help making a decision, but first, we'll take a look back at some of the week's biggest stories, including the latest updates o...

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04:00
iPhone X: Unboxing Apple’s new flagship iPhone

A week after Apple started taking pre-orders, the first round of iPhone X arrivals happened on Friday. If you didn’t order one online, perhaps you waited in line and picked one up at your local Apple store.

Macworld got an iPhone X on Friday, and we took the wraps off the device during a live videostream to the Macworld Facebook page and the Macworld Twitter feed. We took a look at the design and compared it to a few older iPhones and even to the Google Pixel 2 XL. We went through the setup, went over some of the new gestures, set up and played with Face ID, and had some fun with Animojis. And we answered questions from the audience.

...

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03:00
The hottest Apple-related news for the week of Oct....

There’s a lot happening in the world of Apple news this week. Following are the hottest articles for the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 3. 

Mac sales were up 25% year-over-year by unit number in Apple’s fiscal 2017 fourth quarter that ended Sept. 30. Apple desktop/laptop numbers were 5.4 million for the quarter compared to the 4.9 million Macs sold in the same period of 2016.

iPhone sales were up 2% year-over-year by unit number in Apple’s fiscal 2017 fourth quarter that ended Sept. 30. Apple smartphone numbers were 46.7 million for the quarter compared to the 45.5 million iPhones sold in the same period of 2016.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the...

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00:09
‘Overwatch’ gets a new healer hero and another map

At last year's Blizzcon, Blizzard introduced a new character for its hero shooter, Overwatch — but community excitement was subdued after the months of teasing, hints and puzzles leading up to the announcement. Perhaps that's why Blizzard chose...

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Friday November 3

20:33
What’s new in iOS 11.2 beta 2? Hands-on with changes...

As we noted earlier, iOS 11.2 beta 2 is an iPhone X-only release for the time being. It doesn’t appear to feature many changes when compared to the previous beta, but it does come with at least three noteworthy new additions for iPhone X owners.

The biggest news for iOS 11.2 beta 2 is the presence of three new Live wallpapers, which appear in addition to the three new Live wallpapers included with the public iOS version for iPhone X. These are the same wallpapers that Apple has featured in its marketing, including its highly-publicized iPhone X ‘It’s Here’ commercial. more…

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20:05
These low-cost wireless Qi chargers will juice your...




One of the main features of the iPhone X is the ability to wirelessly charge the battery, but some of the options on the market are fairly expensive. AppleInsider rounds up some of the better value options on the market that you can buy right now.

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19:59
DxO PhotoLab 1.0.1 - Image enhancement for RAW and...

DxO PhotoLab (was DxO Optics Pro) provides a complete set of smart assisted corrections that you can manually fine-tune at any time. Take control on every aspect of your photos: effectively remove noise, get rid of light constraints, recover color details, apply sophisticated optical corrections, and enhance details.

Features

  • DxO Smart Lighting - Optimizes the dynamic range of your image and brings out the details from both under- and overexposed areas.
  • DxO ClearView - Intelligently boosts local contrast and effectively removes distant haze.
  • DxO PRIME - Automatically denoises high ISO RAW images and recovers accurate details and colors based on our exclusive algorithms.
  • Optical Corrections - Leverage your gear with tailored automatic corrections based on DxO’s renowned scientific expertise in measurement and calibration.
  • Introducing U...
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19:59
iShowU Instant 1.2.2 - Full-featured screen...

iShowU Instant gives you real-time screen recording like you've never seen before! It is the fastest, most feature-filled real-time screen capture tool from shinywhitebox yet. All of the features you would expect are here, and probably some you don't!

  • Record from any screen
  • Enhance your microphone audio through the use of a dynamics processor, compressor and/or equaliser*
  • Record from iOS devices
  • Add text and/or an overlay
  • Enhance your recording with mouse and click visualization
  • Trim front/back after recording
  • Create time-lapse recordings
  • Share to a wide range of online services
  • And more!

* requires Advanced Features.



Version 1.2.2:

  • Added experimental HEVC support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra; you need a Kaby Lake CPU to use...
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19:59
DiskCatalogMaker 7.2.6 - Catalog your disks.

DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks.

  • Simple, light-weight, and fast
  • Finder-like intuitive look and feel
  • Super-fast search algorithm
  • Can compress catalog data for disk space
  • Can generate thumbnail images
  • Long Unicode file name support
  • ZIP / RAR / 7-Zip / StuffIt / tar / gzip / bzip2 / CompactPro / LHA archive formats support
  • A Mach-O application (OS X-native format)



Version 7.2.6:

  • Fixed compatibility issues with OS X 10.7 Lion



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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19:59
Amazon Chime 4.9.5944 - Amazon-based communications...

Amazon Chime is a communications service that transforms online meetings with a secure, easy-to-use application that you can trust. Amazon Chime works seamlessly across your devices so that you can stay connected. You can use Amazon Chime for online meetings, video conferencing, calls, chat, and to share content, both inside and outside your organization. Amazon Chime frees you to work productively from anywhere.

Features

  • Frustration-Free Online Meetings - Make your online meetings effortless with Amazon Chime. Meetings start on time, and they’re easy to join. Meetings call you, and with a single tap or click, you can join or notify participants that you’re running late. A visual roster shows who is in the meeting and who is running late, and allows anyone to mute background noise. Amazon Chime automatically reconnects you if you get dropped. Crystal clear audio and HD video keep you focused on the discussion.
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19:59
Geekbench 4.2.0 - Measure processor and memory...

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

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



Version 4.2.0:

  • Re-introduce Battery Benchmark
  • Fix issues that could cause Geekbench to underreport Metal performance on discrete GPUs such as the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 or the AMD Radeon RX 580.
  • Fix an issue that prevented Geekbench for Android from sharing results via Gmail, GoogleDrive.



  • OS X 10.10.5 or later



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19:59
Hopper Disassembler 4.3.6- - 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 4.3.6-:

  • Fixed excessive CPU usage when the window was split with at least one pseudo-code view

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19:59
NeoOffice 2017.4 - Mac-tailored, OpenOffice-based...

NeoOffice is a complete office suite for OS X. With NeoOffice, users can view, edit, and save OpenOffice documents, PDF files, and most Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

NeoOffice 3.x and OpenOffice users: before you buy NeoOffice, we recommend that you click on the "NeoOffice support" link and read the list of changes.

Improvements to NeoOffice that users will not find in OpenOffice:

  • Open Calc or Impress instead of Writer at launch using the NeoOffice > Open at Launch menu
  • OS X Versions
  • Native OS X grammar checking
  • Native OS X text highlighting
  • Native file locking support for local and networked volumes
  • OS X Services support
  • Native floating tool windows



Version 2017.4:

  • NeoOffice would crash while editing Writer and Calc documents in 3 different places in NeoOffice's underlying LibreOffice 4.4 code
  • NeoOffice would crash...
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19:59
Monosnap 3.4.5 - Versatile screenshot utility with...

Monosnap lets you capture screenshots, share files, and record video and .gifs!

Features

  • Capture
    • Capture full screen, just part of the screen, or a selected window
    • Make your crop area pixel perfect with our 8x magnifier
    • Customize hotkeys
    • Make timed screenshot
    • Record screencasts
    • Highlight details while recording a video
  • Annotate and Edit
    • Highlight important details with pen, text, arrows and shapes
    • Hide private information with blur tool
    • Open snapshots in your favorite external editor
  • Save and share
    • Login to get free cloud storage space
    • Connect Monosnap to Evernote, Dropbox, CloudApp, Yandex.Disk and Box.com
    • Add your personal FTP, SFTP, WebDAV or S3 server
    • Upload files and images by dropping them to the menubar icon
    • Drag-and-drop right from the editor
    • Use your own FTP,...
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19:59
1Password 6.8.4 - Powerful password manager;...

1Password is a password manager that uniquely brings you both security and convenience. It is the only program that provides anti-phishing protection and goes beyond password management by adding Web form filling and automatic strong password generation. Your confidential information, including passwords, identities, and credit cards, is kept secure using strong encryption.

1Password fully supports major Web browsers, including Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. All browser extensions share the same encrypted data which means you never need to manually copy your passwords between browsers or from the password manager to a browser ever again!

1Password has received numerous awards, including 5 mice from Macworld magazine, MacLife Editors pick, and was the Pick of Week on MacBreak Weekly by both Leo Laporte and Merlin Mann.

1Password is also available for and syncs with Windows, iOS, and Android.



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19:59
WhatRoute 2.0.24 - Geographically trace online data-...

WhatRoute is designed to find the names of all the routers an IP packet passes through on its way from your Mac to a destination host. It also measures the round-trip time from your Mac to the router, thus enabling you to determine slow links--or hops--in the Internet. WhatRoute can also find dead links, such as routers that don't respond.

  • A geo-location server is queried and the locations of the hosts discovered in a trace or seen active on the LAN, can be plotted on a low resolution map or viewed in high resolution on Google Earth
  • WhatRoute also provides network and port scanning, ping, whois, DNS, and LAN monitoring functions.
  • Find the ASN with which a network is registered and the networks with which it peers.
  • View network flows

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


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19:59
iExplorer 4.1.6 - View and transfer files on your...

iExplorer is an iPhone browser for Mac lets you view the files on your iOS device. By using a drag and drop interface, you can quickly copy files and folders between your Mac and your iPhone or iTouch. It works with both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones and works quickly with a standard USB cable.

Features

  • All the best technology from Phone to Mac, Phone Disk, and iExplorer 3, and then some
  • One-click recovery of music and videos straight to iTunes
  • Explore and export photos and videos (even from older iPods)
  • Mount any folder or category, including playlists and photo albums, then browse in Finder and open with other apps
  • Browse any iTunes backups (encrypted too). Export: Messages (including attachments), notes, voicemail, call history, contacts, calendars...
  • Works with all types of iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch, and regular iPod



Version 4.1.6:

  • Fixed issue...
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19:59
This week on AI: iPhone X review & launch, Apple...




Friday was the big day: the global launch of the iPhone X. Check out all of our related news and more, including our in-depth review.

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19:59
This week on AI: iPhone X review & launch, Apple...




Friday was the big day: the global launch of the iPhone X. Check out all of our related news and more, including our in-depth review.

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19:56
Take a peek inside the iPhone X

As they tend to do, the folks at iFixit have descended upon Apple's latest creation to pull it apart piece by piece. While we didn't spot any fairie dust spilling out of the iPhone X, they did dig into its TrueDepth camera system (above) that enables...

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18:56
TextExpander 6.2.3

Brings a couple of improvements to using TextExpander in dark mode. ($40 new, free update, 6.4 MB)

 

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18:30
Netflix: We won't make 'House of Cards...

If House of Cards comes back for its planned sixth and final season, it won't happen on Netflix with Kevin Spacey attached. After accusations of sexual misconduct surfaced yesterday from crew members working on the show, the streaming video company i...

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18:02
Amazon reportedly eyeing a 'Lord of the Rings...

Hollywood is buzzing with rumors (Variety, Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter) that Warner Bros. and Amazon are considering a deal for a series based on J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings books, with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos "personally" involved in the t...

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17:33
How to navigate the Home button-less iPhone X using...

The iPhone X ushers in a major change to the way we interact with our devices due to the lack of a Home button. In order to accommodate an almost bezel-free display, Apple eschewed the Home button and replaced its functionality with several new Screen Edge Gestures.

The presence of these new gestures present new learning opportunities for navigating throughout the iOS UI.  We’ve been using the iPhone X for a day now and have already largely adapted to the new interface methods.

Watch our hands-on video walkthrough as we step through many of the new gestures you’ll need to know to fully navigate the iOS interface sans Home button. more…

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16:57
Ryder is adding 125 electric vans to its rental fleet

Your next trip to IKEA could be a lot greener. Ryder, the vehicle-rental company, has announced that it's putting 125 electric medium-duty windowless vans into its fleet by year's end. The zero-emissions vehicles will be provided by Chanje Energy and...

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16:01
Some iPhone X Buyers Are Having Problems Activating...

Apple has started to ship the iPhone X across the United States, but some new iPhone X owners say they aren't able to start using their new phones due to carrier activation issues and congestion. From a report: A number of iPhone X owners on Twitter have reported having issues activating their new phones. The issue seems to be affecting some AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint users in the last few hours as they try to get service on Apple's $1,000 phone. When users try to activate the device, a message pops up saying, "The activation server is temporarily unavailable."


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15:48
Razer's new 'Overwatch' gear...

Are you into Overwatch as a broadcaster, looking to use Blizzard's new influencer-friendly features? Or are you a super fan who's played through every special event since the game released? Did you start playing the developer's more traditional MOBA,...

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15:45
New App Store Marketing Guidelines and Resources

You can now download App Store badges with updated fonts and options, as well as images of iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K to use in marketing materials for your apps on the App Store. Marketing guidance has also been updated. Visit the App Store Marketing Guidelines.

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15:45
New App Store Marketing Guidelines and Resources

You can now download App Store badges with updated fonts and options, as well as images of iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K to use in marketing materials for your apps on the App Store. Marketing guidance has also been updated. Visit the App Store Marketing Guidelines.

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15:38
Apple's War with Qualcomm could come to an End...

What a wild week. Besides Apple hitting a grand slam home run out of the park with their earnings yesterday and iPhone X mania raging around the globe overnight and today, there was Qualcomm suing Apple again, Broadcom announcing that they're moving back to the U.S. and investing billions in new manufacturing capabilities, and ending with a blockbuster rumor that Broadcom could actually acquire Qualcomm.

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15:20
iFixit's iPhone X Teardown Reveals Two Battery...

iFixit has posted its teardown of the iPhone X, revealing a new TrueDepth camera system, stacked logic board, L-shaped two-cell battery pack, and Qi-based inductive charging coil. Mac Rumors reports: Like every other model since the iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone X is a sideways-opening device. A single bracket covers every logic board connector. iFixit said the miniaturized logic board design is incredibly space efficient, with an unprecedented density of connectors and components. It noted the iPhone X logic board is about 70 percent of the size of the iPhone 8 Plus logic board. The extra room allows for a new L-shaped two-cell battery pack rated for 2,716 mAh, which is slightly larger than the iPhone 8 Plus battery. iFixit's teardown includes some high-resolution photos of the iPhone X's new TrueDepth camera system that powers Face ID and Animoji. For those unfamiliar, a flood illuminator covers your face with infrared light. Next, the front-facing camera confirms a face. Then the IR...

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15:16
iPhone X launch draws an enthusiastic line all day...




One month after the earlier launch of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus drew lines of its own, buyers excited for iPhone X again flocked to Apple's retail stores to be among the first to get the new phone. At San Francisco's flagship Union Square location, a line of over 200 were waiting when the doors opened, and even hours later there were new arrivals joining a line down the block in the early afternoon.

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15:14
Video: The iPhone X Ultimate Face ID Test




A centerpiece feature of Apple's iPhone X is Face ID, which completely replaces Touch ID. Here's how -- as well as how well -- the technology works in practice.

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14:39
Cricket adds data to its most affordable smartphone...

AT&T's low-cost Cricket brand has historically been somewhat stingy with data unless you've bee willing to pay almost as much as you would for a regular AT&T plan, but it's loosening things up a bit on November 5th. The budget carrier is addi...

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14:18
iPhone X First Look: Unboxing, Face ID Setup,...

The iPhone X is here! Apple Stores around the world opened up at 8:00 a.m. local time on November 3 and deliveries kicked off around the same time, getting the iPhone X into the hands of millions of customers today.

We got our hands on an iPhone X this morning and spent the day testing it out to get acquainted with all of the new features. Check out the video below to see a walkthrough of the unboxing process and Face ID setup.

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Our video also covers the new Studio Lighting feature available on the iPhone X, plus it goes through all of the new gestures you're going to need to learn to navigate through the iOS 11 operating system. Without a Home button, there's a whole new workflow to learn that can take a couple of days to get used to. Once you've got it down, though, it seems to be a more intuitive navigation...

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14:07
Evernote 6.13

Narrows the toolbar to provide more space for content and fixes several bugs. (Free update, 55.2 MB)

 

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13:39
Apple seeds iPhone X-specific version of iOS 11.2...




Hot on the heels of the phone's global launch, Apple has released an iPhone X version of iOS 11.2 beta 2 for developers.

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13:37
Alexa will help you order gadgets and gear from Best...

In an odd turn for retail cooperation, Best Buy is now available on Alexa, Amazon's voice-powered digital assistant. Starting today, you can learn about and order Best Buy's Deal of the Day sales just by saying, "Alexa, talk to Best Buy." Sure, it se...

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13:17
iPhone X unboxing leads to a long wait for...

On June 29, 2007 I spent the day in the hot sun in front of the Aspen Grove Apple store in Littleton, Colorado, waiting to pick up my first iPhone. At that point, nobody except Steve Jobs really thought that the phone was going to be a hit -- I mean, we all had Nokia and Palm phones, what did we need an Apple phone for? Fast-forward ten years and the iPhone is now responsible for 55 percent of Apple's revenues, and many believe the iPhone X will transform Apple into the first company with a $1 trillion or greater market cap. Today I picked up my iPhone X at the same store -- hours later, I'm still waiting to get it activated so it looks like the newest iPhone is a huge hit. 

Unboxing!

What's a new Apple device release without an unboxing video? Well, this is probably the shortest unboxing video you've ever seen, because I power it on, pass setup info over from an iPad Pro, and then promptly get an activation fail. 

My first try with the...

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13:16
'WoW' add-on 'Battle for Azeroth...

Harkening back to the original Alliance vs Horde conflict that started it all, World of Warcraft's upcoming seventh expansion, "Battle for Azeroth," is set to bring new zones, races, armor and a massive 20-player cooperative battlefront to the venera...

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13:05
Broadcom could make offer for Apple foe Qualcomm...




Chipmaker Broadcom is allegedly planning to bid for Qualcomm, in a move which could have major ramifications for the latter's ongoing legal battles with Apple.

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12:53
Blizzard is making a 'StarCraft II'...

Blizzard is taking StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty's campaign free to play. As Polygon reports, come November 14th, you'll have access to the entire narrative and if you already own that, you'll get the Protoss-themed Heart of the Swarm campaign for fr...

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12:41
iPhone X support document discusses Super Retina...




A new support document discussing the Super Retina OLED display in the iPhone X addresses user viewing angles, as well as the possibility of image persistence when a display shows a faint remnant of an image that hadn't moved in a long period of time.

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12:39
Apple Releases iOS 11.2 Beta 2 for iPhone X

Apple this afternoon released a new beta of iOS 11.2 for iPhone X devices, allowing the latest flagship smartphone to be updated to the latest developer beta.

Registered developers can download the iOS 11.2 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

Apple first released iOS 11.2 to developers and public beta testers earlier this week, but did not provide an iPhone X version. That left customers who had installed the iOS 11.2 beta on their previous devices unable to restore from an existing backup on the new iPhone X.

With the iPhone X beta now available, an iOS 11.2 backup can be installed on the device after upgrading to the new version of the software.

iOS 11.2 addresses an animation bug in...

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12:39
Apple says color and hue shifting, OLED burn-in...

iPhone X is finally arriving to customers today, and with it comes the new 5.8-inch OLED screen that Apple calls the Super Retina display. iPhone X is the first model that uses this screen technology, and with it comes a few disclaimers…

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12:37
Logitech and HTC Vive bring keyboards into VR

The HTC Vive team and Logitech introduced a new hardware and software package today that aims to help developers enter text while building apps and games. The $150 BRIDGE kit includes a Logitech G keyboard and a Vive tracker that tracks typing and re...

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12:23
Early Adopters Unbox iPhone X and Share...

As customers around the world begin to receive an iPhone X, several early adopters have turned to the MacRumors discussion forums to unbox and share their first impressions of Apple's all-new flagship smartphone.

We've already seen iPhone X reviews from the media, but opinions shared by regular customers can provide additional insight. We've rounded up some early opinions about the iPhone X below, with very minor editing for clarity.

iPhone X photo via MacRumors forum member pudcraft

MacRumors forum member pudcraft shared an overwhelmingly positive review of the iPhone X. He said the device has a "very comfortable" overall size and an "absolutely beautiful" display. He added that...

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12:16
Afghanistan government wants to temporarily ban...

According to reports from the New York Times, Afghanistan is currently in the midst of a temporary WhatsApp ban. Yesterday, government letters to private telecommunications companies asking them to suspend the messaging service began making the round...

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11:59
Apple Says Minor Screen Burn-In and Shifts in Color...

Apple this morning shared a new support document explaining how OLED displays work and that it is normal to see some screen burn-in over time and shifts in color when looking at the iPhone display from an off-angle.

According to Apple, when you look at an OLED display from a side angle, you may see shifts in color and hue, something that's a "characteristic of OLED" and "normal behavior."

Apple says that with extended long-term use, OLED displays can show "slight visual changes," which is also considered normal. The iPhone X has been engineered to be the "best in industry" at reducing burn-in effects, but Apple's support document suggests burn-in is still a problem that some users could potnentially see over time.This is also expected behavior and can include "image persistence" or "burn-in," where the display shows a faint remnant of an image even after a new image appears on the screen. This can occur in more...

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11:55
Some users experiencing iPhone X activation failures

As millions of people are opening up their new iPhones today, there seems to be a growing number of people experiencing activation issues, leaving their iPhone X in limbo.

more…

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11:55
'Pokémon Go' developer buys social...

Game developer Niantic has become a well-known name since it released Pokémon Go to massive popularity last summer. Unfortunately, the game has recently seen a rather sharp decline in its active user community in the past year and a half. Perh...

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11:34
AP investigation details how Russia hacked the DNC’s...

Today, an extensive Associated Press investigation revealed just how Russian actors hacked into the Hillary Clinton campaign. A single successful phishing email out thirty attempts sent in March 2016 gave the hacking group access to plenty of the Dem...

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11:34
iPhone X: New iPhone features two battery cells,...

If you’ve looked at your new iPhone X and wondered what exactly is inside the glass casing, wonder no more. The folks at iFixit—as they do with every new Apple product—have gotten their hands on the new iPhone X and took it apart.

Some of the highlights of the teardown:

  • Battery: The iPhone X uses a two-cell 10.35 Wh battery. Previous iPhones use a single-cell battery.
  • Logic board: The logic board is, as iFixit puts it, “folded” in half. This is done to make room for more battery.
  • Qualcomm: This particular iPhone X had Qualcomm LTE chips. As you might know, Qualcomm and Apple are battling out in court.
  • A look at the TrueDepth camera system used for Face ID.
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11:32
Geekbench 4.2.0 - Measure processor and memory...

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

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



Version 4.2.0:

  • Re-introduce Battery Benchmark
  • Fix issues that could cause Geekbench to underreport Metal performance on discrete GPUs such as the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 or the AMD Radeon RX 580.
  • Fix an issue that prevented Geekbench for Android from sharing results via Gmail, GoogleDrive.



  • OS X 10.10.5 or later



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11:30
Temporary iPhone X activation problems occur as AT...




Some users with a new iPhone X are being stymied by error messages when trying to activate the device, caused by massive load on AT&T and Verizon's servers.

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11:27
9to5Rewards: Win a Space Gray Apple Magic Keyboard...

This week for 9to5Rewards, we’re giving away a customized Space Gray Apple Magic Keyboard from ColorWare, the Minnesota-based company that specializes in custom painted products & skins.

more…

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11:22
∞ Used car commercial for a 1996 Honda Accord

The video has gone viral and is one of the top trending videos on YouTube, and the car’s price has already exceeded $20,000 on eBay with over 80 bids and nearly a week remaining.

If you find someone who loves you enough to go to this much effort, marry them. And don’t forget to read the fine print at the

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11:17
Apple says 'tears of joy' face is the most...

In an overview of its differential privacy technology, Apple slipped in some super important data regarding the popularity of its emojis. The document included an image ranking the top 10 emojis among US English speakers and taking the number one spo...

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11:02
How to view your current battery percentage on...

Unlike previous iPhones, there’s no way to manually enable a permanent battery percentage display on the iPhone X in the status bar via the Settings app. This could be due to the fact that there’s not as much real estate available in the status bar on the iPhone X, or it could just be Apple wanting to maintain a tidy interface.

Whatever the reason, Apple understands that users still need to be able to access their iPhone’s current battery percentage. How do you go about doing so on iPhone X? In our brief hands-on, we share three easy ways to do so. more…

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11:01
Some New iPhone X Owners Facing Activation Issues

The iPhone X is now widely available across the United States, but some new iPhone X owners aren't able to start using their new phones due to carrier activation issues and congestion.

On the MacRumors forums, a number of AT&T users are complaining about activation problems, and there are also reports of activation issues on Twitter and reddit. Some AT&T customers are seeing long wait times for the activation process before it eventually fails with an error message.

Image via MacRumors reader William

The issue appears to be due to heavy congestion with so many new devices being released into the wild at once. Several of our readers have been able to get the activation...

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11:00
Critical Heathrow Airport security files found in...

When you're unemployed, you tend to notice the world around you a bit more than the average working stiff. That's how a regular, unemployed fellow in London happened to find intimate and detailed security protocols and maps for London's main airport,...

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10:46
PSA: iOS 11.2 beta not yet available for iPhone X,...

As the 11.2 beta isn’t available for iPhone X for now, users won’t be able to restore from a backup done on the latest developer or public beta. Also important to keep in mind, the newest iPhone is shipping with iOS 11.0.1.

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10:45
Telltale’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ first season...

Star-Lord and crew have one last adventure in them for this season of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. Season finale "Don't Stop Believin'" debuts November 7th and finds the ragtag group of heroes reuniting to take out galactic...

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10:43
iPhone user guide

Apple has updated their online User Guide for iPhones with info about the iPhone X. A good read while you wait for UPS to arrive.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:25
Differential Privacy paper from Apple

This is a really interesting paper from Apple describing how they gather data from users but anonymize that data. Of course, all you’re going to read from most media outlets is “Here are the most popular emoji!” And people wonder why Apple “dislikes” the media.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:23
Climate change-denying House science chairman is...

Lamar Smith, the chairman of the US House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space and Technology, has announced that he'll retire when his term ends next year. The Texas representative, an avid climate change denier, has been a controversial...

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10:03
Major news outlets shared Russian propaganda from...

Now that it's clearer just how many Twitter accounts have been linked to the Russian government (2,752 at last count), it's becoming evident that many reputable news sites were tricked into sharing propaganda. Recode and media intelligence company Me...

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10:02
Apple's 'A Guided Tour' video walks...




To accommodate the millions of new iPhone X users, Apple has posted "A Guided Tour" on YouTube, showing users Face ID, Animoji, Portrait Lighting, and new gestures used to navigate the phone.

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09:57
Apple releases iPhone X guided tour video to help...

Apple has released a new video today to help the millions of new iPhone X users become acquainted with the new features, gestures, and changes on the first Home button-less iPhone.

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09:39
Mars 2020 rover will observe the red planet with 23...

The Mars 2020 rover will be able to show us more of the red planet than any of its predecessors ever did. NASA says the extraterrestrial vehicle will be equipped with 23 cameras, six more than Curiosity's and all a lot more capable. Seven of those "e...

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09:18
Apple Shares New 'Guided Tour' Video...

With the iPhone X now in the hands of Apple customers worldwide, Apple today uploaded a new iPhone X Guided Tour video to its YouTube channel, which is designed to provide an overview of all the new features in the iPhone X.

The four minute video covers a wide range of topics, including Face ID, Animoji, Apple Pay, and the list of new gestures that are needed to navigate through the iOS 11 interface on the new device.

Apple has used Guided Tours to help users adjust to new devices for years. When the iPad launched in 2010, Apple debuted several iPad Guided Tours, and Guided Tours were also used to walk users through the new features available on the Apple Watch when it launched in 2015. There were even Guided Tours for the original...

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09:18
Amazon scales back its Fresh delivery service in...

We've covered again and again how Amazon is interested in slowly establishing itself in every part of our lives, including in the food we buy and how we eat. The online retailer purchased organic food chain Whole Foods earlier this year, but Amazon h...

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09:10
Were you able to get the iPhone X you wanted at your...

The iPhone X is in the hands of customers worldwide today, and despite many reports of highly constrained supply, we’re seeing lowered shipping estimates along with many having success picking up the premium flagship device at local stores. If you set out this morning to pick up an iPhone X in person, how did it turn out?

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'i' spy an iOS 11 bug: Erroneous Unicode...




Some iPhone users running any flavor of iOS 11 are seeing a bug when they enter the letter I in an iMessage to another user. AppleInsider explains what's going on, and how to work around it until the issue is solved by Apple.

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Panorama X Brings the Legendary Mac Database Back to...

After six years of development, ProVUE software has released Panorama X for macOS — a completely rewritten and modernized version of the powerful relational database that was one of the first Mac apps. Joe Kissell explores its capabilities, old and new, and muses on who would benefit from this tool.

 

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Villains swipe hundreds of iPhone X units from UPS...

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Here's one way to get your hands on the world's hottest smartphone without the need to wait in long Apple Store lines. No pre-ordering required, either. The only annoyance here is that you risk going to prison—but hey, at least you scored the latest iPhone model.

That's the gamble a group of hooded thieves took this week. They broke into a UPS delivery van and stole more than 300 iPhone X units that were headed to an Apple Store in San Francisco. No one was injured in the heist, as the van was locked and parked unattended in a...

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We're listening to: Chelsea Wolfe and 'The...

Welcome back to IRL, our series dedicated to the things that Engadget writers play, use, watch and listen to. This week, we're focusing on music and podcasts, from Chelsea Wolfe through to Kelela. First up, Senior Editor Daniel Cooper explains why he...

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The best noise-cancelling headphones

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This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full a...

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08:37
PSA: There's No iOS 11.2 Beta for iPhone X, so...

Developers and public beta testers who installed the iOS 11.2 beta on their devices earlier this week will be disappointed to learn that there's no iOS 11.2 beta for the iPhone X as of yet, and therefore no way to restore from an existing iOS 11.2 backup on a new iPhone X.

If you're running iOS 11.2 on your existing iPhone and create an iCloud backup, that backup is not going to be compatible with the iPhone X.

New iPhone X owners who want to restore from a backup will need to wait for Apple to release a version of iOS 11.2 for the iPhone X or downgrade back down to iOS 11.1.

It's not entirely clear when Apple plans to release a beta of iOS 11.2 for the iPhone X.

It could happen today now that the iPhone X is out in the wild and there are customers who can't restore, but Apple could also choose to wait until it's time for the second beta to be released, which means...

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08:35
As Apple's cash hoard grows to $268 billion,...




Apple this week revealed that its cash position has grown to $268 billion, with the vast majority of it held overseas to avoid paying domestic taxes. But the prospect of bringing that money stateside could become more appealing if the proposed U.S. tax overhaul comes to pass.

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: iTunes 4K Movie Sale $10, QNAP...

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08:22
Twitter clarifies what behavior will get you banned

Twitter's been in the headlines for years for its poor handling of abuse on the platform. Recently, the social media service has been rolling out new tools to fight abuse. Today, Twitter's Safety team published a new version of Twitter's rules to cla...

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08:09
Jony Ive visits London's Regent Street Apple...




Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive stopped by London's Regent Street store during the iPhone X sales to see the phone on display.

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08:05
iFixit’s iPhone X teardown finds two battery cells...

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With the launch of every new iPhone comes an accompanying teardown from iFixit uncovering exactly what’s inside of Apple’s latest device. The iPhone X is no exception, as the popular gadget repair site pried open the much-anticipated handset shortly after it went on sale on Friday.

The teardown reveals a phone that has been overhauled on the inside nearly as much as it has on the outside. The most immediately noticeable quirk is how Apple has laid out the iPhone X’s batteries, which continue to dominate how the rest of the internals are constructed. Namely, the...

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08:00
iPhone X review: Embrace the new normal

After years of mostly iterative design changes, Apple has changed what it means for an iPhone to be an iPhone. Home button? Forget it. Touch ID? Old hat. Bezels? You get where I'm going with this. And to be totally frank, when Apple first revealed th...

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07:46
Apple should put Face ID in future Macs, monitors

Yesterday's Apple Q4 2017 earnings call proved one thing: after 33 years, the Mac is more popular than ever. Apple sold more Macs in 2017 than ever before in the face of a down market for most PC manufacturers. One thing I think that Apple needs to do quickly to give Macs even more of an edge in the PC industry is to work on embedding Face ID into the top of every Mac and monitor it makes from here on out.

Touch ID on the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is fine, but other than using the Touch ID pad for powering on the device and unlocking it, not many users are finding the Touch Bar to be all that useful. The Apple Watch is useful -- and with the Apple Watch Series 3, reliable and fast -- at unlocking a Mac as you walk up to it, but not everyone has or wants a Watch. Adding Face ID and the full TrueDepth camera suite to the top of every Mac or monitor manufactured by Apple in the future could give the company a unique edge in securing computers.

Imagine walking up to a...

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07:44
AppleInsider podcast reviews Apple's iPhone X...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Dan talk about the best things he's found using the iPhone X, its edge-to-edge OLED display, Face ID unlock system, and more.

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