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Thursday September 15

13:56
First iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Pre-Order Customers in New...

With time zone differences, Apple customers in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their new devices when orders begin shipping out.

It's just about 9:00 a.m. in New Zealand, so customers who pre-ordered an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or Apple Watch Series 2 are beginning to receive their shipments and have begun sharing photos of their devices on social networks like Instagram and Twitter. Deliveries will begin soon in Australia.

Image via Instagram user Hamad960

As September 16 hits around the world, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore,...

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13:44
U.S. formally recalls Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Federal consumer safety regulators on Thursday formally recalled 1 million Galaxy Samsung Note 7 smartphones after dozens of users reported the device caught fire while charging.

These things are clearly a hazard. How do you trust their next product?

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:26
US Treasury guidance could stop Apple from recouping...

The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday issued new legal guidance that might prevent Apple from recouping any back taxes owed in Ireland by claiming them against taxes it would normally pay in America.

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13:05
T-Mobile To iPhone Users: Do Not Download iOS 10 For...

If you have an iPhone, and you're on T-Mobile network, do not install iOS 10 for now. The U.S. carrier warned on Thursday that the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the iPhone 5SE users who downloaded Apple's newest iOS software were facing connectivity issues. Apple is working on a fix, and T-Mobile expects to resolve things within 48 hours. ZDNet adds: You can power-cycle your iPhone by holding in the power and home button at the same time until you see an Apple logo displayed on the screen. Apple's release of iOS 10 hasn't been perfect. During its first hour of availability on Tuesday, iOS users reported issues with the update stalling just as it finished. Those impacted by the issue were required to use iTunes on a computer to reinstall the update. Despite a rough start, iOS 10 adoption was at nearly 15 percent after just 24 hours, and is currently at 21 perfect nearly two days after availability according to Mixpanel.

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13:01
Some iPhone 7 pre-order customers report improved...

Ahead of Apple’s retail launch of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus tomorrow, many customers that pre-ordered the device are reporting that Apple is moving up shipping estimates as it expects to deliver many orders earlier than previously expected.

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12:56
Jet black is most popular color option among Sprint...

With the iPhone 7 back in black, Apple's new glossy jet black aluminum shade has edged out matte black in preorder sales, at least among 128- and 256-capacity models bought through U.S. carrier Sprint.

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12:45
Searching GIFs in iOS 10's iMessage briefly...

As happens occasionally in huge operating system overhauls, Apple's iOS 10 caused some mayhem as phones and devices tried to update and ran into trouble — with some devices even getting bricked. Though they announced a quick fix to the issue, o...

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12:35
It's now cheaper to fix your cracked iPhone...

Are you debating whether to buy a new iPhone 7 or fix a cracked screen on your current device? Well, if you have AppleCare+, you may not have to choose.

This week, Apple announced that AppleCare+ customers will only have to pay $29 to fix their cracked iPhone screens at an Apple Store. Previously, these customers had to pay $79 for screen repairs, or $99 to fix a larger Plus-sized screen. This lowered price also applies to customers who have purchased AppleCare+ in the past as long as they have an iPhone 6 or beyond.

AppleCare+ costs $129. This insurance plan extends the typical iPhone warranty to two years, and it covers up to two repairs within that time frame. Customers without AppleCare+ and whose iPhone are out-of-warranty can expect to pay $129 to fix an iPhone screen or $149 to fix a Plus-sized screen.

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12:27
Updated macOS Sierra GM build released for testers...

Apple has released a newer build of macOS Sierra for testers ahead of its official launch next week on September 20. The updated seed features build version 16A323 which is up from 16A319 on the developer GM seed released last week.

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12:26
Regulatory Filings May Point to Apple Partnership...

Apple may be working with Energous on a wireless charging project according to regulatory filings discovered by VentureBeat. Energous certification documents dating back to 2014 features a mysterious "Apple compliance testing" listing, which could hint at a partnership.

According to VentureBeat, this is proof Apple is considering using Energous' WattUp wireless charging technology in one of its devices, but it should be noted that this listing isn't concrete proof of a relationship - it could also be a reference to MFi testing for an iPhone case or other WattUp iPhone accessory.

The conclusion here is obvious: the WattUp reference design would only undergo compliance testing at Apple if Apple is evaluating its use in one of its portable devices. And the fact that Energous names the company so nonchalantly and...

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12:12
T-Mobile: don't upgrade to iOS 10 just yet

Oops. A carrier settings update, associated with iOS 10, is causing some T-Mobile customers to lose their cellular connection in places where they normally have a signal, according to complaints on Apple's support forums. AppleInsider says it’s confirmed the glitch.

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray posted on Twitter that Apple is "working to fix an iOS 10 problem" within the next 48 hours. Until then, T-Mobile customers with an iPhone SE, 6, or 6 Plus are warned not to upgrade to iOS 10.

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12:07
Apple Releases Second Golden Master of macOS Sierra...

Apple today released an updated golden master (GM) version of macOS Sierra to developers, a week and a day after releasing the first golden master following its September 7 event. The golden master represents the final version of macOS Sierra that will be released to the public on Tuesday, September 20.

The golden master update can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center at this time, and it is not clear if it will be available through the Mac App Store. The new GM seed is build 16A323, while the build released last week was 16A320.

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macOS Sierra is a major update that brings Siri to the Mac for the first time, allowing...

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12:05
Boom 2 1.5 - $14.99

Boom 2 is a system-wide volume booster and equalizer app that is designed especially for OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

It comes with a smart interface, self-calibrates itself according to your Mac, offers hands-on advanced equalizer controls for finer audio control and amazing audio effects for enhanced audio output. You get a personalized acoustic experience on your Mac so that your Boom 2 sounds like you. Unique.

Boom 2 is a pro audio app that:

  • Auto-Calibrates itself according to the type of Mac
  • Runs exclusively on Yosemite along with 64-bit compatibility
  • Powerfully boosts volume on a system-wide level
  • Fine-tunes any audio with advanced and precise equalizer controls
  • Enhances quality of audio output with cool one-click audio effects
  • Intelligently boosts the volume of file audio



Version 1.5:

  • Introduces an intelligent audio experience and gives you a better...
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11:58
Day One 2.1 - Maintain a daily journal.

Day One is the easiest and best-looking way to use a journal / diary / text-logging application for the Mac. Day One is well designed and extremely focused to encourage you to write more through quick Menu Bar entry, a Reminder system, and inspirational messages. Support for Dropbox syncing allows easy backup and syncing with the Day One iPhone application.

Features

  • Customizable reminder system
  • Quick-entry via the menu bar
  • Inspirational messages to encourage writing
  • iPhone application sync (via Dropbox)
  • Starred entries list

Note: Day One is not encrypted or password protected on this version. If this is an issue for you, please do not purchase this app yet.



Version 2.1:

New:

  • Handoff: Continue editing an entry started on other devices. (iOS and Mac)
  • Selective Sync: Choose which journals you want on your devices and free up local...
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11:54
More evidence Apple is working on wireless charging...

Following reports earlier this year that Apple is working on wireless charging technology, VentureBeat has dug up more evidence that suggests the company is doing so with help from developer of RF-based charging tech Energous.

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11:49
Watch tonight’s NFL game on Apple TV, via Twitter

17 Orbits:

Tonight’s Thursday Night Football game features the Buffalo Bills hosting the New York Jets at 8:25 Eastern time. For the first time you can watch an NFL game on Twitter via Apple TV (4th gen) or other set top box.

And:

Just yesterday the Twitter app became available for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and xBox. The app does not require an account and therefore no log in is necessary. It allows one to view the original CBS broadcast of the game alongside curated Tweets – but you cannot Tweet, Like, Follow or view your own timeline. Its like a “second-screen experience” without the second screen.

The cord-cutting wheel is turning.

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11:49
Inside watchOS 3: Send text messages from Apple...

In addition to voice dictation, users can compose text messages via the Apple Watch with their own handwriting, thanks to the newly released watchOS 3.

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11:45
iOS 10 Is Surfacing Hardcore Porn GIFs in iMessage

Apple has found itself in hot water once again. The company's revamped iMessage -- and the inclusion of a range of extensions -- isn't rendering the best of results. Hours after the release of iOS 10 -- which caused issues for some users -- news outlets noticed a "highly sexual" My Little Pony GIF was appearing in searches when curious minds searched for the word "butt". But that wasn't the end of it. The Verge explains the horror: A woman who emailed The Verge this afternoon says her eight-year-old daughter, while trying to send a message to her dad, was presented with "a very explicit image" of "a woman giving oral sex to a well endowed male." Her daughter hadn't searched for anything explicit, just the word "huge." I see the image come up like, holy shit, whoa whoa whoa, that's a hardcore porn image," Tassie Bethany, whose daughter discovered the image, tells The Verge by phone. "I grabbed the phone from her immediately. She typed in the word 'huge,' which isn't sexual in any...

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11:29
iPhone 7 Draws Tepid Notices


The iPhone 7 may be the best version of Apple's smartphone to date, but it's garnering lukewarm reactions from reviewers and pundits. The practical improvements in the new iPhone are praiseworthy, but they come at a cost. "Waterproofing and better battery life have been common iPhone feature requests for years, and the camera and speed improvements are nothing to sneeze at," wrote reviewer Andrew Cunningham, "but you'll need to buy into Apple's vision of the future if you want to get them." That vision includes a world without buttons or wires.

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11:26
T-Mobile Tells Customers Not to Install iOS 10 on...

T-Mobile CEO John Legere says T-Mobile customers who own an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPhone SE should not install Apple's iOS 10 update, released on Tuesday. According to Legere, iOS 10 is causing those three iPhone models to lose connection to the T-Mobile network.

Legere's comments come following customer complaints that started circulating following T-Mobile's latest carrier update, 25.1. It was initially believed the problem was the carrier update on T-Mobile's end, but Legere says that's not the case.

Apple is working to resolve the issue with iOS10 for @TMobile customers. Don't download iOS10 if you currently use an...

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11:17
External Link: A Cord Cutter’s Guide to the 2016 NFL...

If you love watching football but hate paying for cable TV, Jared Newman of TechHive has compiled an excellent guide to watching NFL games without a cable or satellite subscription. We do have one update to add: Twitter now has an Apple TV app that you can use to watch Thursday Night Football games for free.

 

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11:16
Podcast 525: Yay iOS 10, boo iPhone Upgrade Program

This week, Susie returns from her hiatus writing about the Apple event, in order to discuss, duh—the Apple event. iOS 10 is out, and our review is live. We're eagerly awaiting our chance to review the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and glad we didn't try to order them through the iPhone Upgrade Program, which temporarily put loyal customers willing to buy an iPhone every year at the back of the line.

Since we recorded this, Apple has announced that it was trying to get iPhones assigned to the Upgrade Program customers, but the result is that [Apple stores won't have _any_ iPhone 7 Plus units, nor jet-black iPhone 7 units](http://www.macworld.com/article/3120598/hardware/the-sold-out-iphone-7-p......

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11:13
Chromium 53.0.2785.116 - Fast and stable open-source...

Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.



Version 53.0.2785.116:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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10:52
Why Silicon Valley is all wrong about Apple’s AirPods

Good, funny read about the perception of Apple’s new AirPods.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:50
Apple sells out of iPhone 7 Plus, jet black iPhone 7...

If you’re looking to snag a jet black iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus tomorrow, you might be out of luck already.

Apple has issued a statement citing that the iPhone 7 Plus, especially in its jet black color, would be in short supply for walk-in customers without a reservation.

The statement also indicates that Apple’s jet black iPhones and all iPhone 7 plus models in all colors have sold out completely in the initial online ordering period and that no inventory will be available.

Apple offered the following statement to its customers:

We couldn’t be happier with the initial response to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and we are looking forward to beginning sales through our retail stores and partners around the world....

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10:48
Google Chrome 53.0.2785.116 - Modern and fast Web...

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



Version 53.0.2785.116:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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10:44
Apple's Sunnyvale Car Team Includes a Dozen...

In a piece on car company Magna International, Bloomberg has shared a tidbit about Apple's car development plans, suggesting there are approximately a dozen engineers from Magna working with Apple's car team in Sunnyvale.

Magna employees are said to be helping develop Apple's electric vehicle, reigniting rumors that Apple is working with a third-party to manufacture its vehicle rather than taking on vehicle development costs itself.

A completely new vehicle can cost several billion dollars, so leaning on the expertise of an industry veteran is a way of minimizing those costs. Apple has been quick to understand that: about a dozen Magna engineers have been working with the iPhone-maker's team in Sunnyvale to develop a vehicle, according to a person familiar with the arrangement.This isn't the first time we've heard rumors of some kind of partnership between Apple and Magna. In April, a...

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10:42
T-Mobile users complain about iOS 10 carrier...

A carrier settings update, associated with iOS 10, is causing some T-Mobile customers to lose their cellular connection in places where they should otherwise have a signal, according to complaints on Apple's support forums. [Updated with official T-Mobile response and promised Apple fix]

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10:22
∞ Jony Ive says “Aluminium”

This is so funny.

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10:14
T-Mobile says iOS 10 causing ‘connectivity issues’...

T-Mobile is warning iPhone customers not to update to iOS 10, the latest software version, after several customers have reported ‘connectivity issues’ caused by the update. The issue appears to be affecting iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone SE customers, according to the carrier, although it’s possible a wider group of iPhones including the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus could be as well.

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10:00
Inside iOS 10: Photos Memories will generate...

The revamped Photos app in iOS 10 app includes a new Memories tab, which not only groups photos into events automatically but creates customizable slideshow movies for them.

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09:52
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Spigen Apple Watch Dock $7,...

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09:20
You’ll soon be able to play the stellar ‘Deus Ex:...

Easily one of the summer’s biggest game releases comes courtesy of Square Enix and its latest entry in the long-running Deus Ex franchise. Deus Ex Human Revolution hit consoles to rave reviews back in 2011, making 2016’s Mankind Divided one of the most anticipated sequels of the year. It released on August 23rd for PS4, Xbox One and PC, and now we’ve learned it will soon make its way to Mac…

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09:14
Samsung's Note Crisis Worsens with Questionable...

On Monday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Korean Press Report Goes Ballistic Calling the U.S. Recall of the Note 7 a Protectionist Move to Protect Apple." Believe it or not, three days later and South Korea's etnews still lists their angry report as their top story that usually changes daily. And while there have been reports that Samsung had acted quickly to the crisis and that they cared about trust over profits, the fact is that Samsung hasn't reacted to this well in North America at all ...

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09:11
iRig HD 2 lets you connect guitar, 3.5mm headphone...

IK Multimedia on Thursday announced its next-generation iRigh HD 2 digital guitar interface, featuring Lightning connectivity that will allow users to simultaneously connect both a guitar amp and 3.5-millimeter headphone to the new iPhone 7.

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09:08
Opinion: How & when might Apple remove the...

As expected, the most talked-about feature of the iPhone 7 was the one Apple removed: the 3.5mm headphone socket. The company did, though, come to the party prepared. It most likely planned to leak the move a long time in advance, to give people time to get used to the idea and to inform headphone purchasing decisions.

It supplied Lightning EarPods in the box, so the vast majority of iPhone owners who never use anything else could simply shrug and get on with it. It also included a 3.5mm-to-Lightning adapter so that those with existing wired headphones weren’t left out in the cold.

It marshalled its arguments, both during the keynote and in subsequent interviews...

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09:00
Office Lens comes to Windows 10 and adds Office 365...

The new Universal Windows Office Lens app gives your Windows 10 PC, tablet, phone or even HoloLens scanning superpowers. Whether you need to share your latest ingenious napkin sketch or grab the text from a photo or screenshot in your pictures folder, Office Lens makes it simple to automatically crop and re-use your content in OneNote, Word or PowerPoint.

Once your content is captured and saved to OneDrive, it becomes searchable from your Windows PC through the power of Optical Character Recognition, so you’ll never misplace a key idea again.

Office 365 and OneDrive for Business support for Windows, Android and iOS

With the latest updates for Office Lens for Windows 10, Android and iOS, you can securely save your scans to your work or school Office 365 accounts. Whether you’re collaborating over OneNote, need an image on your OneDrive or need to re-create a document in Word, Office Lens brings your content securely to your Office 365 experience. Just sign in...

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09:00
5 project management software features your team isn...

From built-in templates and familiar scheduling tools, to instant collaboration and easy access across devices—it’s no secret that the right project management software can increase productivity for project managers (PMs) and their teams— making it possible to execute projects quickly and easily. But are organizations overlooking some of the less-obvious tools available to them?

According to a recent study, the most-coveted project planning tools include file sharing, time tracking, email integration and Gantt charts. No surprise there. But which helpful tools are organizations least likely to utilize? Interestingly, video chat, real-time chat, social media integration and mobile access are apparently the forgotten ones of project management software. But with...

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09:00
Sharing made simple—Outlook.com adds support for...

The essential role of email has always been the ability to easily share ideas and information with anyone in the world. Whether it’s working with your classmates, arranging a vacation or planning a global product launch—email is a staple of modern communication.

In recent years, one of the biggest advancements in Outlook has been the ability to share and edit files stored in the cloud right from your inbox. OneDrive has long been integrated across Outlook and comes preconfigured with every Outlook account. In addition, our Outlook mobile apps support Box, Dropbox and Google Drive. And early this year, we announced support for Box and Dropbox in Outlook.com as well.

Today, we added three enhancements to make sharing simple. First, we extended the cloud storage capabilities for Outlook.com by adding support for Google Drive. Second, we added...

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08:39
Pandora launches new 'Plus' tier, promises...

Pandora on Thursday announced "Pandora Plus," a revamping of its $4.99 Pandora One plan, while also making changes to its free tier and confirming it will offer on-demand streaming later in 2016, in a bid to compete with Apple Music and Spotify.

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08:39
The sold-out iPhone 7 Plus and jet black iPhone 7...

Apple said it won’t release iPhone 7 preorder numbers like it usually does, but we do know that the iPhone 7 Plus is completely sold out.

Apple said Thursday that no Apple stores anywhere in the world will have an iPhone 7 Plus in stock on Friday when the phone officially goes on sale, so if you planned to queue up for the 5.5-inch phone with dual-camera system, think again.

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08:34
Apple Configurator 2.3 - Configure and deploy iOS...

Apple Configurator makes it easy to deploy iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple TV devices in your school or business. Use Apple Configurator to quickly configure large numbers of devices connected to your Mac via USB with the settings, apps, and data you specify for your students, employees, or customers. Rebuilt from the ground up, Apple Configurator features a flexible, device-centric design that enables you to configure one or dozens of devices quickly and easily. Simply select a single device or many at once and perform an action. With Apple Configurator, you're able to update software, install apps and configuration profiles, rename and change wallpaper on devices, export device information and documents, and much more. You can also inspect any device to see details like serial number and hardware addresses, which apps and profiles are installed, and its console log.

Apple Configurator integrates with the Device Enrollment Program to automate MDM...

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08:34
Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster estimates iPhone 7...

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster is a guy that we love to joke about -- mainly because of his insistence a few years back that an Apple television was going to happen -- but he's respected on Wall Street for his insights into the workings of Apple and other tech companies. He's now come out with some numbers that show iPhone 7 opening weekend sales to be around 14,430,000 -- a huge new record.

This chart from Graphiq shows just how big this is (Apple News readers -- please visit http://appleworld.today to see the chart):

iPhone Opening Weekend Sales | SpecOut

It's hard to believe that back in the days of the iPhone 4S, selling 4 million phones in the first weekend was considered huge.

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08:33
Apple iCloud ranks fifth in J.D. Power’s Cloud...

Box ranks highest among fee-based cloud storage service providers and performs particularly well in the price of service, storage capacity, variety of features offered, speed of downloading/uploading files and security factors, according to the J.D. Power 2016 Cloud Storage Satisfaction Report released today. Apple’s iCloud fares less well.

The report measures overall satisfaction with cloud storage service providers among customers who currently subscribe to a cloud storage service to store data files, provide storage back-up access and help with media downloads/storage. Satisfaction is measured across nine factors (listed in order of importance): price of service; storage capacity; ease of use; variety of features offered; reliability of service; speed of downloading/uploading files; functionality across different devices; security; and consistency across operating systems. Overall satisfaction, which is calculated on a 1,000-point scale, is 860.

Box gets a 879...

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08:24
IDC: watchOS to stay atop the smartwatch platform at...

A year after the launch of the Apple Watch established a new benchmark for the worldwide smartwatch market, new smartwatch shipments are expected to see only modest growth for the rest of 2016 due to late-in-the-year and iterative product releases. According to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, total smartwatch shipments will reach 20.1 million units in 2016, an increase of 3.9% from the 19.4 million...

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08:24
Apple's iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case Offers 26%...

As customers around the world begin receiving Apple's iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case, it has now been confirmed that the charging case is rated for 2,365 mAh, a 26% increase over the iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case's 1,877 mAh rating.

Chinese technical certifications revealed that the iPhone 7 likely has a larger 1,960 mAh battery, as previously rumored, meaning Apple's Smart Battery Case can charge the smartphone fully with roughly 17% capacity remaining.

iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case is 2365 mAh, up from 1877 for iPhone 6. pic.twitter.com/cQ7LMR0KDk

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08:14
Happy Hour Podcast 085 | iPhone 7 pre-order...

This week Benjamin and Zac talk about launching sticker packs, the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 pre-order experience, Apple’s iPhone 7 teaser, reviews for all the new hardware, AirPods versus BeatsX, and the release of iOS 10, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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08:04
Study: mobile coupons will be a major focus next year

3Cinteractive.com — a provider of mobile  marketing services — has unveiled its 2017 Mobile Marketing & Planning Report, which identifies key trends where brand marketers are placing their focus on mobile initiatives in 2017.

The report is based largely on an online survey 3C commissioned during July, 2016, which was presented to roughly 3,000 brand marketers across a variety of industries. Survey participants represent retail (29%), restaurants (21%), hospitality/tourism/travel (17%), financial services (14%), and a host of other industries as well.

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08:02
Kool Tools: Epson Expression Premium XP-640 Small-in...

Epson’s next-generation $149 Expression Premium XP-640 Small-in-One (www.epsonstore.com) is filled with creative features. The printer delivers superior photo quality, auto 2-sided printing for added convenience, and the ability to print 4” x 6” photos in as fast as 20 seconds.

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07:54
TouchCopy for OS X revved to version 16

Wide Angle Software has rolled out TouchCopy 16 for Mac OS X. The tool will backup all iPod, iPhone and iPad content to your Mac, ensuring all iOS content stays safe including music, playlists, videos, photos, messages, contacts, calendars, iBooks and more.

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07:46
PDFpen 8.1 adds object snap & guides for...

Smile (http://smle.us/store) has upgraded PDFpen, its all-purpose PDF editing tool for the Mac, to version 8.1. This version aids the positioning of images, text, and other objects by adding visible guidelines and position snap.

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8.1 add “snap to guides” that allows images, shapes, and other objects to snap into alignment with the center and edges of existing objects. Guides are visible when dragging. Special consideration is given to text boxes, which can now snap to the same baseline as existing text.

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07:45
Patents Surface Covering Apple's Fanatical...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a series of patent applications from Apple that cover possible future product materials, processes and packaging. If anything, they once again remind us that Apple is a premium device maker with distinct class. A company with engineers that sweat over every detail that almost borders on the insane. One patent application published today virtually leaps off the page and right into the iPhone 7's latest video ...

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07:42
Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch gets more familiar...

This week's launch of watchOS 3 brought about fundamental changes to the way the Apple Watch hardware and software interact with each other, including a rare admission by Apple that a number of key concepts introduced with its wearable device missed the mark.

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07:40
ScreenFloat is ready for macOS Sierra

Eternal Storms Software (www.eternalstorms.com) says ScreenFloat has been upgraded to version 1.5.13 and is ready for macOS Sierra, which is due for release next week. You can use ScreenFloat to keep information always visible, no matter which application you're in.

ScreenFloat is available for purchase on the Mac App Store for $8.99. Version v1.5.13 is a free update for existing customers of the app. A 15-day trial can be downloaded for free from the product website (http://tinyurl.com/qxmax3c). ScreenFloat runs on Mac OS X 10.7.3 or newer.

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07:30
Avadon 3: The Warborn released for the Mac

Spiderweb Software has released the Mac version of Avadon 3: The Warborn (http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com/avadon3/), the final chapter in the Avadon Trilogy. It’s a retro fantasy role-playing game full of battles, lands to conquer, and more.

You can choose from five different character classes, each with dozens of spells and abilities. You can explore dungeons, hunt for hundreds of magical artifacts, and pass judgment on your enemies. Avadon 3: The Warborn costs $20.

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07:15
New Webfonts added to Premium Fonts collection

128bit Technologies has released Premium Fonts 7.0. It features new webfont versions to the fonts in the Premium Fonts collection, as well as a PDF sample book of all the font families.

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07:12
Pandora teases on-demand music while launching...

Music streaming pioneer Pandora is shaking up its Internet radio service as a Spotify-like subscription service from the company looms on the horizon. Pandora announced Pandora Plus on Thursday, which will be priced at $5 per month and replace the current premium service Pandora One.

Interestingly, the company also teased an impending on-demand music service coming later this year. But let's talk about Pandora Plus first, as it's going live today.

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07:00
booq introduces the Pack Pro backpack

The team at booq (www.booqbags.com) has released a new backpack built for designers on the go: the $295 Pack Pro.

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07:00
Apple Explores the Idea Of Killing Headphone Jack On...

Less than two weeks after Apple unveiled its headphone jack-less iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the company is already exploring the idea of doing the same on its flagship computing lineup. An anonymous reader shares a report on The Next Web: Apple might be going all-in with the wireless revolution as the company is now allegedly considering killing the headphone jack on the MacBook Pro. Users are reporting that as of recently Apple has been asking them to fill in a survey about the way they use their MacBook Pro and one of the questions pertains particularly to the headphone jack. Shared by Blake A. via Twitter, the question reads "Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?", suggesting Apple is exploring going jackless with its laptops in the future. Given the Cupertino company just ditched the audio jack on the iPhone 7, the change is likely to eventually come to other Apple products too -- the real question is when.

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06:53
Rumor: a dozen or so Magna Steyr engineers still...

Contract manufacturer Magna Steyr still reportedly has roughly a dozen engineersworking on a car at Apple facilities in Sunnyvale, California, reports AppleInsider and Bloomberg

The source of the information didn't tell Bloomberg exactly what aspects the engineers are contributing to. However, it hints that Apple is still planning to build a full-fledged vehicle, even with the New York Times suggesting the company is more narrowly concentrated on a self-driving platform. The implication may be that Apple plans to develop self-driving technology first, then shift the focus back to...

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06:52
Apple’s packaging game still good

In the middle of Jason Snell’s iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 writeup is this nugget:

One pulled tab and the plastic wrap around the iPhone box unravels. Inside there’s a little paperboard package that features the shockingly tiny Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter, pinned like it’s smiling at you, and on the flip side of the same bundle, your Lightning EarPods. It’s adorable, compact, and plastic free.

Follow the link (Jason’s writeups are always worth the trip), check out the image. Just look at that packaging design. And it’s all made out of recyclable cardboard. Apple is the Steph Curry of packaging.

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06:46
What’s new in iTunes 12.5

Kirk McElhearn on all the new shiny that came with iTunes 12.5.x. Solid list.

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06:42
iOS 10 Messages: How to use stickers, iMessages apps...

Jeff Benjamin walks you through the brave new world of the iOS 10 Messages app. Lots has changed here, well worth the read.

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06:41
iBag, anyone? Apple files for a patent for a paper...

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20160264304) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for a “bag.” More precisely: a paper bag that may include a container formed of white solid bleached sulfate paper with at least 60% post-consumer content.

Apple files for — and is granted — lots of patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many are for inventions that never see the light of day. However, you never can tell which ones will materialize in a real product.

The patent is apparently part of Apple’s environmentally inspired move away from plastic bags once used in its retail stores. The bag may have a reinforcement insert adhered to its interior, which may extend across and strengthen a fold of the bag container. And the bag handle may be formed of paper fibers knitted in an 8-stitch circular-knit pattern, and may have a diameter of at least 6.5 millimeters. 

Apple has also applied for a patent (number 2016026738) for “systems and methods for...

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06:39
Apple’s iPhone 7 will be super limited in stores and...

Someone better go let all those folks camped out in front of the Apple Store know. And if someone paid them to camp out, do they still get paid?

Apple’s official statement:

We couldn’t be happier with the initial response to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and we are looking forward to beginning sales through our retail stores and partners around the world.

Beginning Friday, limited quantities of iPhone 7 in silver, gold, rose gold, and black will be available for walk-in customers at Apple retail stores. During the online pre-order period, initial quantities of iPhone 7 Plus in all finishes and iPhone 7 in jet black sold out and will not be available for walk-in customers. Availability at partner locations for all finishes may vary and we recommend checking directly with them.

Customers can continue to order all models in all colors on apple.com. We sincerely appreciate our customers’ patience as we work hard to get the new iPhone into the hands of everyone...

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06:37
'About a dozen' Magna engineers working on...

Despite "Project Titan" shifting gears under new head Bob Mansfield, contract manufacturer Magna Steyr still reportedly has roughly a dozen engineers working on a car at Apple facilities in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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06:29
tvOS adds Dark Mode and more

Josh Centers digs into the latest tvOS release. One notable addition:

Those of us blinded by the bright-white look of tvOS 9 will appreciate the new Dark mode, which you can enable in Settings > General > Appearance. Dark mode not only turns the Home screen dark, but also darkens the user interface elements of many apps.

I’ll definitely be switching to Dark Mode.

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06:28
iPhone 7 theoretically faster than any MacBook Air,...

In comparing the iPhone 7‘s Geekbench scores to a variety of flagship Android handsets, John Gruber noted that it tops the rankings in multi-core performance and leaves everything else for dust when it comes to single-core. The iPhone’s single-core score of 3,450 is almost twice as fast as the second-ranked phone, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 (see below).

He also made a couple of other interesting comparisons, comparing the iPhone 7 against MacBook Air models and the 2013 MacBook Pro …

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06:23
The first quantities of the iPhone 7 Plus are sold...

Apple has confirmed initial quantities of the iPhone 7 Plus have sold out — in all colors. The jet black iPhone 7 has also sold out globally.

Following strong T-Mobile and Sprint order pattern statements yesterday, AT&T's CFO notes volumes are up while Verizon's Marni Walden labels the situation business as usual. Walden indicates Verizon had access (as did AT&T) to the iPhone before T-Mobile or Sprint and counts a larger base to compare figures against because of it.

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06:20
Hands-on: Beats Solo3 Wireless — the first available...

Apple made a big, polarizing splash when it announced its new wireless AirPods during last week’s iPhone 7 keynote. The AirPods, which are completely devoid of any wires, were met with plenty of mixed reactions online. Whether or not you agree with the design of the AirPods is one thing, but the new W1 wireless chip, Apple’s first, is promising to bring a better overall wireless audio experience to the masses.

Unfortunately, the AirPods don’t ship until late October, so unless you’re among the few who received early review units, you’ll have to wait until the fall before you can experience the $159 wireless earphones for yourself. That said, you can still take Apple’s new wireless W1 chip for a spin, arguably the most important component of its AirPods, anyway.

The W1 wireless chip is not only embedded...

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06:13
Apple may be ditching the headphone jack on the Mac

Apple ditched the headphone jack on the iPhone 7/7 Plus, and it may be planning to do the same with Macs. As noted on Twitter, Apple is surveying some MacBook Pro customers to see if they use the laptop's headphone jack.

MacRumors reports that Apple is also asking users about battery life and other ports, including the SD card slot. One question asked "How do you upload photos from a digital camera or phone to your MacBook Pro with Retina Display?" An upgraded version of the MacBook Pro is expected (or at least hoped) to be unveiled next month.

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06:09
Unboxing video shows Jet Black and matte black...

If you’re sold on the idea of a black iPhone 7 but are still wavering between Jet Black and matte black, an unboxing video that shows the two side-by-side may help you make up your mind.

The matte black model is the larger 7 Plus, but it still gives you a good sense of how the two finishes compare. Another interesting point to note is step during the setup process where you get to choose the degree of haptic feedback offered by the touch-sensitive Home button …

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06:08
Callblock: block calls from telemarketers

Callblock represents the start of an interesting new app category. Apple supports something called CallKit, similar to the content-blocking API that allows ad-blocking in Safari. CallKit allows you to build filtering rules to block calls by name and number.

The team that built Callblock spent most of their development time compiling a directory of telemarketers and setting up the infrastructure to keep the directory up to date.

So far, since I’ve had this installed, I have not gotten a single telemarketing call. Coincidence? Perhaps. But I’ll keep Callblock enabled, just in case.

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06:06
Japan’s METI: Apple and Google practices hamper...

A report by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) — as noted by Nikkei — says Apple and Google engage in practices that undermine competition in the smartphone app market by making the most of their control over distribution channels.

The report looked at how these two firms, and others, use their positions of power to decide what app developers can and can’t do. Restricting what payment methods developers can accept and limiting their pricing freedom may not directly violate Japan's anti-monopoly law, but these practices lead to elimination of competitors, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry argues. A study group established at the ministry in January compiled the report by incorporating a survey of app developers that was conducted jointly with the Japan Fair Trade Commission.

METI (whose headquarters...

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06:00
28 hidden iOS 10 features

Serenity Caldwell presents her list of under-the-hood iOS 10 features. Worth a look.

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06:00
The Glance Clock promises to change your concept of...

This analog/digital hybrid only looks like a classic wall clock.

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05:58
Apple hires former Time Warner Cable exec

Apple has hired former Time Warner Cable exec Peter Stern as a vice president working on cloud services, which includes the technology company’s subscription offerings such as Apple Music and a potential streaming television service, reports the Wall Street Journal.

He was most recently chief product, people, and strategy officer at Time Warner Cable, but left when it was bought by Charter Communications. Stern will report to Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services, according to the WSJ. His hiring is sure to revive speculation that Apple is preparing its own streaming television service (which may be true).

Apple’s Web TV offering, as originally planned (at least according to the rumor mill), was to be anchored by broadcasters such as ABC, CBS and Fox, but wouldn't include smaller channels...

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05:51
BusyContacts 1.1.2 - Fast, efficient contact manager.

BusyContacts is a contact manager for OS X that makes creating, finding, and managing contacts faster and more efficient. It brings to contact management the same power, flexibility, and sharing capabilities that BusyCal users have enjoyed with their calendars. What's more, BusyContacts integrates seamlessly with BusyCal, forming a flexible, easy-to-use CRM solution that works the way you do.

BusyContacts syncs with the built-in Contacts app on OS X and iOS, and supports all leading cloud services, including iCloud, Google, Exchange, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Key Features

  • Customizable Views -- View contacts in a single-column Card View or multi-column List View.
  • Tags -- Tags can be used for grouping, filtering and coloring contacts.
  • Smart Filters -- Smart Filters are a powerful tool for...
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05:42
Inside iOS 10: Apple Maps will remember where you...

Forgetting where you parked could soon be an issue of the past, thanks to a new feature in Apple's newly released iOS 10 that automatically remembers where your car is located.

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05:33
Little Snitch 3.7 - Alerts you about outgoing...

Little Snitch gives you control over your private outgoing data.

Track background activity

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

Control your network

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



Version 3.7:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

  • Added compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Further improved Fast User Switching support



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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05:15
Rumor: Current version of the Mac Pro hits 1,000...

The 2013 Mac Pro may be the final version of this model with no successor in the works.

As of September 13th, 1,000 days have passed since Apple released the first version of the redesigned Mac Pro computer.

The current Mac Pro came out on December 19th 2013, meaning that programmers and video professionals who need a high-performing Mac and buy one today will only have a couple years’ use before it becomes what Apple SVP Phil Schiller describes as a “really sad” five-year-old PC.

Oddly enough, this isn’t even the oldest model Apple still sells and you can inexplicably still buy the non-retina MacBook Pro that was released 1,555 days ago in June 2012.

Still, Apple is rumored to be revamping its Mac lineup in 2017 with a significant...

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05:08
iPhone 7 Unboxing Video Reveals New 'Choose...

YouTuber MKBHD recently unboxed the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on his channel, showing the contents of each smartphone's packaging, the boot-up of iOS, and even a quick overview of official Geekbench benchmark results. In the video, the unboxed iPhones encompass the new Jet Black and Black color options, for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, respectively.

Interestingly, once MKBHD begins cycling through the iOS set-up process, he discovered a new step on iPhone 7 that focuses on the haptic feedback of the new Home Button. After confirming your language, region, and setting up Touch ID, Apple ID, and Siri, the iPhone 7 will allow you to "meet the new Home Button." The added process in iOS 10...

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05:00
iOS 10 users can now send payments via Circle/...

You can now make Circle-based payments via iMessage in iOS 10.

Apple has tied in with Circle, the social payments provider, and included iMessage-based functionality that allows payments to be quickly sent between users.

This allows the company to capitalize on its vision for more activity in social payments, which have taken off in China through the WeChat app. Circle chief executive Jeremy Allaire, who previously founded a number of successful ventures including online video platform Brightcove, says that after WeChat opened itself up for third-party developers to build apps on top of it, Wechat saw explosive growth as it added business services, utilities, payments and other services offered by third-party apps. Now, he says Apple is doing something similar with...

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05:00
Udacity Fuels Autonomous Vehicle Engineering Dreams


Online education company Udacity on Tuesday introduced a new "nanodegree" program in self-driving auto engineering. President Sebastian Thrun made the announcement. The goal is to build a crowdsourced, open source self-driving car, he said. Students will learn the skills and techniques used by self-driving car teams at the most innovative companies in the world, Udacity has promised. The course spans three 12-week terms and covers deep learning, computer vision, sensor fusion, localization and controllers.

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04:54
Conan pokes fun at AirPods with amusing sketch based...

Conan has poked fun at Apple’s new AirPods, with an amusing sketch inspired by the company’s famous iPod ad campaigns. The sketch shows the headphones repeatedly falling out of people’s ears as they dance, occasioning frequent trips to the Apple Store to buy replacements …

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04:30
How to use the Apple Watch’s Digital Crown in...

The Digital Crown on the Apple Watch is Apple's answer to the crown found on mechanical watches. On traditional watches, the crown is used to set the date and time on a wristwatch. There are various ways you can use it in watchOS 3.

Double-click it to return to the last used app. Single-click it to return to the home screen. Press and hold it to use Siri. 

You can turn the Digital Crown to use Time Travel, zoom, scroll, or adjust what's on the screen. On the Apple Watch Series 2, turn it to gradually wake the display and slowly increase the brightness. Also, on Apple Watch Series 2, turn the Digital Crown to unlock the screen during a swimming workout. 

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04:29
Apple Music in iTunes just got more enjoyable and...

Fifteen months ago, Apple launched Apple Music, and more than 17 million subscribers are now using the service. But it hasn’t been without problems. The interface Apple offered in iTunes and in the iOS Music app was confusing, and it turned music listening into a chore.

Apple paid attention to users’ complaints, and has now released version 2 of Apple Music, to coincide with the release of iOS 10 and its updated Music app, and iTunes 12.5, which offers a number of tweaks and changes.

I’ve been using the new Apple Music for several weeks now, since it was made available to beta testers of Apple’s operating systems. It’s a solid upgrade, with lots of improvements to make the service easier to use, and it’s more enjoyable. Here’s how it works in iTunes, and...

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04:00
You’ll enjoy going into battle with Napoleon: Total...

The Total War series has always been one of my favorites, starting with Rome: Total War way back in 2004 (where have the past 12 years gone??). Like many Apple loyalists, my patience deserted me and I played the series first through Boot Camp, and then Parallels. 

There always seemed to be something hindering the gameplay, however -- either through lagging gameplay, poor graphics or any number of other issues inherent with going through one operating system to get to another. I was excited when Feral Interactive brought Rome: Total War to the Mac, and even more so with Napoleon.

The game takes place (as you might have guessed) during the Napoleonic era. This covered the years 1799-1815, ending with Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo. If there was a better period for the Total War series to cover, I can’t think of one. It was a time of massive armies mixed with technological changes in the way wars were fought. While I was afraid that Napoleon: Total War might not be able...

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03:55
Apple says Jet Black iPhone 7 and all 7 Plus models...

Apple has issued a statement advising that it has completely sold out of the Jet Black iPhone 7 and all versions of the iPhone 7 Plus, thanks to pre-orders. It adds that ‘limited quantities’ of other finishes of the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 will be available to walk-in customers tomorrow.

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03:25
Jimmy Iovine Officially Kills Kanye West's...

Apple's Jimmy Iovine told BuzzFeed News that they're not looking to acquire any streaming services and that the rumors are false. The report noted ...

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03:00
Amazon's Fire TV streaming devices are becoming...

Amazon is solving the biggest problem with the Fire TV, and with streaming boxes in general.

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02:58
PDFpen 8.1 - $74.95

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

Features

  • Add text, images and signatures to PDF
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Search and redact text; search and replace text
  • Export in Microsoft® Word format
  • Scan directly from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners
  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
  • Viewable OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages
  • Adjust resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Sign PDF forms via interactive signature fields (not digital signatures)
  • Insert and remove pages; re-order pages in a PDF by drag...
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02:57
Apple: The iPhone 7 Plus Sold out Globally

The good news began to surface late Monday when T-Mobile's John Legere took to his periscope site to announced that iPhone 7 pre-orders were going through the roof and running at 4X the iPhone 6, the iPhone model that smashed all sales records for smartphones around the world. Today, Apple has announced that the iPhone 7 Plus with the new dual lens camera is already sold out globally.

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02:52
PDFpenPro 8.1 - $124.95

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

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

  • Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms
  • Add interactive signature fields to forms
  • Create and edit Table of Contents
  • Convert websites into PDFs
  • Correct typos in OCR text layer
  • Add and edit document permissions
  • Automatic form creation - detects text fields and check boxes in existing PDF and makes them fillable
  • Create submit buttons to submit form data via web or email
  • Gather submitted form data via backend integration
  • Export in Microsoft® Excel (.xlsx, .xls), Microsoft® PowerPoint (.pptx, .ppt), and PDF Archive (PDF/A)...
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02:25
MOS Go first look: Could be the best battery for...

Editor’s note: This article is part of our roundup of USB-C battery packs.

The MOS Go is the battery I wish I could recommend as the top USB-C pick for fast charging and recharging. Unfortunately, during testing, a company spokesperson said that the firm needed to do some tuning of the firmware and certain hardware features and the device has yet to be finalized.

Macworld typically doesn’t review prototype hardware, only units coming off a production line. But the MOS Go was in early production and the company had intended to ramp up into a full launch. The company says the launch is delayed until it finishes working through the bugs. A new ship date has yet to be determined.

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01:52
Apple Quashes Rumors of Potential Tidal Acquisition

Apple has moved to quash rumors that it is interested in purchasing rival music streaming service Tidal, according to BuzzFeed.

Back in June of this year, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was "in talks" to acquire Tidal, which has fiercely competed with Apple Music for exclusivity rights to top list artists.

However, pushed on the subject in a forthcoming interview, head of Apple Music Jimmy Iovine told BuzzFeed that "We're really running our own race. We're not looking to acquire any streaming services." Iovine didn't deny that discussions had taken place, but said that no acquisition deal was currently in the works.

Irvine's remarks are the first time anyone from Apple has...

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Wednesday September 14

22:50
All iPhone 7 Plus and Jet Black iPhone 7 Models Sold...

Apple has issued a statement to a number of press outlets including TechCrunch, indicating that all models of the iPhone 7 Plus as well as the Jet Black iPhone 7 have completely sold out ahead of Friday's launch and will not be available at Apple's retail stores. The announcement will help those who had hoped to purchase one of those models on a walk-in basis on Friday plan appropriately.We couldn’t be happier with the initial response to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and we are looking forward to beginning sales through our retail stores and partners around the world.

Beginning Friday, limited quantities of iPhone 7 in silver, gold, rose gold, and black will be available for walk-in customers at Apple retail stores. During the online pre-order period, initial quantities of...

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22:33
Launch day iPhone 7 Plus, jet black iPhone 7...

Less than six days after iPhone 7 preorders went live, Apple on Wednesday confirmed the initial allotment of 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus models have sold out globally, meaning fans looking to nab one at a brick-and-mortar retail outlet without a reservation on launch day are out of luck.

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22:05
All Work and No Headphone Jack Makes Nilay a Dull Boy

A (partial!) selection of sentences containing the word “headphone” from Nilay Patel’s review of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus for The Verge:

  • And, yes, Apple has removed the headphone jack.

  • Removing the headphone jack is an act of pure confidence from
    Apple, which is the only company in tech that can set off a sea
    changes in the industry by aggressively dropping various
    technologies from its products.

  • And now it’s decided that — yikes — the headphone jack
    is over.

  • And third — here it is again — there’s no headphone jack.

  • Apart from the revised camera, the new home button, the screen,
    and — heyo! — the headphone jack, the other notable external
    hardware change to the iPhone 7 is the addition of stereo
    speakers.

  • Let’s talk about that headphone jack, shall...

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21:32
Apple shuts down rumors of impending Tidal takeover

Responding to rumors and a Wall Street Journal report concerning Apple's supposed interest in acquiring rival streaming music service Tidal, Apple executive Jimmy Iovine on Wednesday said the company is not currently pursuing such plans.

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20:59
Google Chrome 53.0.2785.113 - Modern and fast Web...

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



Version 53.0.2785.113:

  • Update to Adobe Flash Player 23.0.0.162
  • Security Fixes:
    • High CVE-2016-5170: Use after free in Blink
    • High CVE-2016-5171: Use after free in Blink
    • Medium CVE-2016-5172: Arbitrary Memory Read in v8
    • Medium CVE-2016-5173: Extension resource access
    • Medium CVE-2016-5174: Popup not correctly suppressed



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
VMware Fusion 8.5.0 - Run Windows apps alongside Mac...

VMware Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro--the latest versions of its virtualization software for running Windows on a Mac without rebooting--include full support for Windows 10, OS X El Capitan, and the latest Retina Macs, in addition to always-on access to Microsoft Cortana. They support DirectX 10 and OpenGL 3.3 for up to 65% faster graphics, alongside compatibility with USB 3.0 and multiple monitors with different DPIs. The virtual machine platform also delivers full 64-bit support with up to 16 vCPUs, 64GB RAM, and an 8TB hard drive for a single virtual machine.

Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro are optimized for the latest Macs, including the iMac with Retina 5K Display and 12-inch MacBook. DirectX 10 support enables Mac users to run Windows virtual machines with native resolution on a 5K display, with USB-C support and Force Touch pass-through also in tow for the latest MacBooks. Fusion 8 Pro has additional advanced features and improvements, including the ability to...

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20:59
Bartender 2.1.6 - Organize your menu bar apps.

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

Features

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



Version 2.1.6:

Note: Version 2 ia a paid upgrade from version 1.

  • Full compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Fix for Volume being completely hidden on macOS 10.12 Sierra after restarting Bartender



  • OS X 10.10 or later



...

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20:59
FontExplorer X Pro 6.0 - Font management software.

FontExplorer X Pro is optimized for professional use; it's the solution that gives you the power you need to manage all your fonts.

Now you can more easily manage, activate and organize your existing font collection as well as find and experiment with new fonts. Whether you've got a hard drive full of typefaces or a few cherished families, FontExplorer X Pro handles your font library quickly, efficiently and reliably. And when you're ready to add to your collection, you can view thousands of classic designs and the latest releases from independent foundries using the integrated store.

FontExplorer X Pro features an enhanced user interface with a configurable toolbar, activation control, comprehensive font information at your fingertips, customizable font previews, back-up functionality and access to FontExplorer X Server. Used together, FontExplorer X Pro and FontExplorer X Server are your complete solution for organizing, exploring and buying fonts...

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20:59
Chromium 53.0.2785.113 - Fast and stable open-source...

Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.



Version 53.0.2785.113:

  • Update to Adobe Flash Player 23.0.0.162
  • Security Fixes:
    • High CVE-2016-5170: Use after free in Blink
    • High CVE-2016-5171: Use after free in Blink
    • Medium CVE-2016-5172: Arbitrary Memory Read in v8
    • Medium CVE-2016-5173: Extension resource access
    • Medium CVE-2016-5174: Popup not correctly suppressed



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:54
Apple denies it has interest in acquiring Jay Z-...

Earlier this year, it was rumored that Apple was in talks to buy Jay Z-owned streaming service Tidal. Albeit nearly three months late, Apple has now commented on the acquisition rumors in a recent interview with BuzzFeed News, denying that it has any interest in acquiring other streaming services.

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20:16
Apple polling MacBook Pro owners on use of headphone...

Apple on Wednesday sent out surveys to a sampling of MacBook Pro customers asking whether they use the laptop's headphone jack, a question that suggests the company is looking to remove the legacy component as it did with iPhone 7.

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19:26
Apple sends survey over headphone jack to MacBook...

After months of speculation, Apple last week officially announced the headphone jack-free iPhone 7. Now, the company appears to be asking MacBook Pro users to take a survey concerning their use of the various connectivity options supported by their laptop. One of the questions relates to the use of the headphone jack, perhaps indicating that Apple is considering removing the connection from the MacBook, as well…

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18:58
Apple Surveying MacBook Pro Users About Headphone...

In recent weeks, Apple has been sending out surveys to users asking about MacBook Pro features, most notably the headphone jack. A survey question shared by MacRumors reader Blake asks "Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?"

There are several other reports on Twitter from users who have been asked similar questions about the headphone jack, suggesting Apple is exploring the removal of the headphone jack in a future version of the MacBook Pro. Apple has eliminated the headphone jack from the iPhone, so it makes sense that the trend will continue for other products.

Apple is also asking users about battery life and other ports, including the SD card...

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18:15
The Week in Mac Apps: Get your hard drive ready for...

New Mac apps of the week

With one week to go before Sierra launches, your Mac might need some fine tuning. Clean Disk Pro can help. Read on!

Acorn 5 - The Image Editor for Humans 5.5.1

Use Flying Meat’s $15 Acorn 5 (Mac App Store Link) to make your photos stand out by adding special effects and custom edits.

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17:53
Apple, Google app store practices stymie competition...

According to a recent report by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, limitations applied to developers marketing their wares through proprietary app stores run by Apple and Google are a hindrance to smartphone app industry competition.

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17:40
FBI director James Comey recommends that everyone...

Earlier this year, an image of Mark Zuckerberg’s desk emerged showing that he uses a piece of tape to cover the webcam on his MacBook Pro. While many mocked this security method by Zuckerberg at the time, the Facebook CEO now has some additional back up from someone who’s pretty security conscious: FBI director James Comey.

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16:50
Best Buy pushes Apple Watch Series 2 release date to...

While preorders for the Apple Watch Series 2 went live last Friday from Apple and Best Buy, customers who preordered from the latter of the two options are now receiving emails informing them that their order is delayed. Best Buy this evening sent out emails informing customers of the delay, explaining that the new street date for the Apple Watch Series 2 is September 28th.

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16:40
Samsung Note 7 Fire Reports Continue as Samsung...

Another day another Samsung Note 7 fire story. This time it's a story about an exploding Note 7 that occurred in a UK café. The incident was caught on two security cameras ...

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16:39
Best Buy Delays Apple Watch Series 2 Shipments,...

Many customers who pre-ordered the Apple Watch Series 2 from Best Buy will not be receiving their new devices on launch day, according to emails the company sent out this evening.

During pre-orders that took place on Friday, September 9, Best Buy listed a Friday, September 16 delivery date, leading customers to believe they would receive their devices on launch day. Instead, Best Buy won't be shipping out orders until 9/28, nearly two weeks later.

To compensate pre-order customers who are facing delays, Best Buy has included a promo code for a $50 discount on a future Best Buy purchase in each email, which must be used by October 14, 2016. That will get pre-order customers an extra Sport Band or another Apple Watch accessory.

Customers affected have ordered a wide range of Apple Watch Series 2 models, including the stainless steel Apple Watch with White Sport Band and various Sport configurations....

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15:30
Apple Hires Time Warner Cable Executive for iCloud...

Apple confirmed this afternoon that they've hired former Time Warner Cable executive Peter Stern as a vice president working on cloud services, which includes ...

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15:23
Nation States May Be Plotting Internet Takedown,...


Unknown attackers have been testing the defenses of companies that run critical parts of the Internet, possibly to figure out how to take them down, cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier warned Tuesday. Large nation states -- perhaps China or Russia -- are the likely culprits, he suggested. "Nation state actors are going to probe to find weaknesses in all of our technologies," said Travis Smith, senior security research engineer at Tripwire. They "want to know what can be done not only in the event of a cyberwar but a kinetic war as well."

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15:15
AWT News Update:September 14, 2016

Logitech's K780 Keyboard

A short update today after the rush of craziness from the iOS 10 upgrade yesterday. 

  • Swatch wins; iWatch will not be an Apple trademark, at least in the UK
  • Apple Pay will be coming to Apple World Today soon
  • A new keyboard from Logitech lets you prop up and type to both an iPhone and iPad Pro
  • A shaky source says that Apple might manufacture as many as 100 million iPhone 7/7 Plus devices by year-end

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15:10
Apple hires former Time Warner Cable executive for...

In continuing efforts to build out a strong presence in the crowded cloud services business, Apple recently took on former Time Warner Cable executive Peter Stern to work on subscription-based products including Apple Music.

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15:02
AAPL hits 2016 high in lead up to iPhone 7, Apple...

Carriers have been reporting strong iPhone 7 preorders thus far and it appears as if those numbers are having a positive impact on Apple’s stock. Earlier today, AAPL hit its 2016 high, peaking at $113.03, topping this year’s previous high of $112.10 on April 14.

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15:01
Apple Hires Former Time Warner Cable Exec for Cloud...

Former Time Warner Cable executive Peter Stern has joined Apple to work on the cloud services team, reports The Wall Street Journal. Stern will serve as a vice president, reporting to iTunes chief Eddy Cue.

During his tenure at Time Warner Cable, Stern was involved in talks with Apple about a potential deal for a joint television service that would be offered on the Apple TV. No such deal was able to be established, however, as Apple has had ongoing negotiation difficulties with content providers. Stern left Time Warner Cable following its acquisition by Charter Communications earlier this year.He served in senior strategy and corporate development roles at the cable company as it maneuvered through multiple takeover attempts over the...

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14:52
Spotify skyrockets to 40 million paid subscribers,...

Spotify’s subscriber base has grown a lot in just the last six months.

On Wednesday, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek tweeted that “40 is the new 30,” seemingly in reference to the millions of people who now pay monthly to listen to his streaming service ad-free. Previously, Spotify reported 30 million subscribers in March, meaning that the service has racked up about 10 million new subscribers in half a year.

40 is the new 30.
Million.

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14:47
First online vendors begin support for Apple Pay on...

A number of websites are beginning to launch support for Apple Pay on the Web, which allows iOS 10 users to pay for goods and services away from apps and point-of-sale terminals.

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14:45
National Geographic Takes us on an African Photo...

National Geographic's Austin Mann took Apple's new iPhone 7 to Rwanda's rugged hills in Africa for a photo shoot. Mann also took the time to provide Apple fans with 8 brief photography tips ...

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14:38
Apple hires former Time Warner Cable exec as vice...

According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal and confirmed by an Apple spokesperson, Apple has hired former Time Warner Cable executive Peter Stern. Stern will report to Eddy Cue and will carry a vice president title working on tasks related to Apple’s growing cloud services, including Apple Music.

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14:30
Announcing the #ExcelWorldChamp Competition

Microsoft is excited to announce the Excel World Championship competition—#ExcelWorldChamp! Millions of people rely on Excel to get things done faster and make their lives easier. We want to meet all of you Excel fans and see what you can do.

The Excel World Championship participants will show their skills and creativity as they work through questions focusing on:

  • Data management
  • Data visualization
  • Formula writing

From October to November 2016, Microsoft will run four rounds of Excel tests for residents of select countries. Only the top competitors in each round will make it through to the next level—until ultimately there is one Excel Champ from each country! Prizes for the country competitions vary. Residents of countries without a dedicated competition can compete in our open international competition.

In early 2017, the country champions and the international winner will compete against each other for the title of “...

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14:27
Apple adds Categories section to iMessage App Store

Shortly after launching the iMessage App Store alongside iOS 10, Apple on Wednesday tweaked its latest digital storefront with browsing categories to help surface compatible apps and sticker packs.

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14:18
Swatch is still ticked off over the ‘iWatch’...

Swiss watchmaker Swatch has successfully opposed Apple's registration of the trademark "iWatch" in the UK. The UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) upheld Swatch's oppositionSwatch Group AG took action against Apple for registering the "iWatch" as a trademark in 2014, according to the BBC News

The world's biggest watch maker says the moniker — which is was once rumored to be the name of Apple's rumored smart watch — is too darn close to its own iSwatch product. Of course, Apple’s smartwatch turned out to be dubbed the “Apple Watch” instead of the “iWatch.”

Now, however, if Apple wants to use the name "iWatch" in the UK at some point in future, it can now do so only with certain products. According to the BBC News, these include computer software and computer accessories - but not computer hardware, monitors, audio and video devices or cameras.

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13:47
The Wall Street Journal goes to new Depths to Review...

The Wall Street Journal decided to take their latest reviews of Apple's shiny new iOS devices to new depths. They didn't just talk ...

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13:45
Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 14, 2016

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

Neoappz has introduced Message Translator 1.0. It’s a $1.99 iMessage app that allows users to send messages in over 90 languages.

Aviation Mobile Apps has launched GPS Coordinate Converter. The $0.99 app provides pilots with a way to convert coordinates mid-flight, among other functions.

FimFum has debuted its self-titled video showing app. With the free tool, users can show videos to their friends, pause, rewind, and fast...

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13:44
VMWare launches VMFusion 8.5 with a two-day sale

VMWare has launched VMFusion 8.5 and VMFusion 8.5 Pro, and there’s a two-day sale underway that let’s you save 15% or more.

VMware Fusion Pro and VMware Fusion let you choose among hundreds of operating systems, from lesser-known Linux distributions to the latest Windows 10 release. You can keep Windows and Mac OS X securely apart, or integrate them as one experience. You can install a fresh OS like Windows 10 or easily convert an older PC into a virtual one.

New features in the 8.5 updates include: support for Windows 10 anniversary guests; support for macOS Sierra host and guest; Windows Server 2016 support; tabbed view support; and Siri support.

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13:25
Swatch successfully opposes Apple's '...

Siding with Swiss watchmaker Swatch, the UK's Intellectual Property Office has rejected Apple's attempt to trademark the term "iWatch" in the country -- long after the electronics giant decided to go with "Apple Watch" instead.

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13:21
Mixpanel: iOS 10 showing high adoption rate

As of 2 PM PT today -- slightly over one day after iOS 10 first became available -- iOS 10 is showing a 16.17% adoption rate. That means that of all iOS devices on the planet, over 16% have already been updated to the latest version of iOS. The numbers are generated by Mixpanel, which uses anonymized customer data to track actions across web and mobile. 

Mixpanel's VP of Engineering Joe Xavier predicts that iOS 10 will reach 50% adoption in less than 11 days, most likely on Sunday, September 25. By comparison, iOS 9 took 12 days to reach 50% and iOS 8 31 days. 

Another fascinating comparison is when iOS 10 is pitted against the latest version of Android, version 6.0 "Marshmallow". As of today, that mobile operating system has an 18.7% adoption rate -- and Marshmallow was first widely released almost a year ago on October 5, 2015. By later today, a greater...

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13:20
iPhone 7 Lines Start Growing Ahead of Friday's...

With just two days to go until the official launch of the iPhone 7, customers who are hoping to get their hands on one of Apple's devices have started lining up outside of Apple retail locations around the world.

At the 5th Avenue Apple Store in New York, one of Apple's flagship locations, people have been waiting in line for days, saving spots with folding chairs and small one-person tents. Other stores in New York also have short lines at this time, based on photos sent in by MacRumors readers.

Instagram image via Olaenglund

At Apple's new San Francisco location, Apple Union Square, a handful of people are already waiting outside for an iPhone 7. People started lining up over the weekend.

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13:00
Indian Rumor: Apple pulling back Development Work In...

Earlier this week an Indian tech site reported that Apple Inc is planning to bring back in-house some of the back-end technology work that it had earlier outsourced to Indian technology services vendors.

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12:50
First look: Audeze iSine 10 in-ear planar magnetic...

Just in time for the release of the headphone-jack-less iPhone 7, Audeze gave AppleInsider a hands-on sneak peek at their upcoming Lightning-connected iSine headphones, the word's first-ever planar magnetic in-ear buds.

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12:49
Messages App Store Updated With Categories for...

When the Messages App Store first launched just ahead of iOS 10, there was no categories section, making it difficult to discover apps beyond those that were featured by Apple.

As more and more Messages App Store apps have rolled out, Apple has updated the App Store to include a new Categories feature, improving discovery.

Located at the top of the Messages App Store between "Featured" and "Manage," the new Category section breaks down apps into different groups, including Entertainment, Food & Drink, Games, Lifestyle, Photo & Video, Productivity, Shopping, Social Networking, Stickers, and Travel.

Each section includes a selection of apps chosen by Apple as "Our Favorites," along with a "More to Explore" option. As the Messages App Store grows, these categories will likely fill out and gain new sections.

In the Stickers category,...

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12:46
Spotify's subscriber base skyrockets to 40...
12:37
Adoption of Apple's iOS 10 already at 15% in...

Just 24 hours after launch, adoption of iOS 10 is sitting at 14.86 percent of Apple mobile devices, according to tracking data published on Wednesday.

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12:37
Self-driving Ubers are now arriving in Pittsburgh

Uber has begun offering customers the chance to ride in one of its autonomous car prototypes. The new service has launched in Pittsburgh, where Uber carries out its high-tech research, and is a sign of confidence by the company in its self-driving car technology.

The service is initially being offered to Uber’s “most loyal” customers in the city as part of the Uber X service, the company said in a blog post that was short on technical details.

The Ford Focus cars being used in the trial will have a human in the driver’s seat—someone who should be ready to take over from the computer should it encounter a situation it cannot safely deal with. That’s not only a prudent technical move but also the law. No U.S. states have legalized self-driving cars without human drivers or steering wheels.

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12:19
Conflicting reports emerge about iPhone 7 retail...

As accounts surface claiming that the iPhone 7 will be particularly constrained at retail for the launch, sources familiar with the matter are saying that they will be no more or less limited at launch day than for any other first day of sale since the iPhone 4.

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12:02
A black gloss iPhone but no black Airpods? Why?

Hajek screams in his piece, “SO WHY DID THIS NOT HAPPEN?” There are any number of reasons, most likely for simplicity’s sake in their first iteration. If they prove to be popular (and, even though I won’t be buying them, I think they will be), we’ll see colour matched AirPods in their next version. But, then again, there are no black EarPods so maybe we’ll never see them.

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11:58
EU digital rules promise 5G, free WiFi and tougher...

The European Union isn't done stepping up its digital initiatives. Officials have outlined proposed policies that are focused on dramatically increasing access to both the internet and the content you'll find on it. Most of the proposals will be he...

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11:47
Could Apple Tap into the Enterprise Wearable Ring...

Close to a year ago Patently Apple posted a patent report covering a newly invented wearable in the form of a smart-ring. The patent application provided us with a grande overview of the possible applications and features associated with a smart-ring. According to a new ABI Research report, wearable scanners, including ring scanners could be a big niche market boosting business efficiency.

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11:35
Apple Pay on the Web Starts Rolling Out Following...

iOS 10 includes support for Apple Pay on the web, allowing users to make purchases from websites using Apple's payment service and Touch ID fingerprint authentication. Now that iOS 10 is available to the public, websites have started rolling out support for the Apple Pay on the web feature.

Time Inc. today announced that its customers are now able to use Apple Pay to purchase subscriptions for its line of magazines, including Sports Illustrated, People, Entertainment Weekly, and Real Simple.

Last week, online retailer Wayfair announced support for...

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11:17
Shares of AAPL surge as hype builds for Friday'...

Shares of Apple have climbed significantly this week, as investors buy into consumer excitement ahead of the iPhone 7 debut this Friday, hoping the next-generation model will set new records.

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11:08
∞ Good Morning America’s Tim Cook Interview

Complete fluff interview but you can’t expect in depth on morning television.

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11:04
You can now request self-driving Ubers in Pittsburgh

You can now travel the future in Pittsburgh.

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11:00
Pad & Quill's Small Briefcase: Just the...

Pad & Quill Small Briefcase. Image ©2016, Steven Sande

When you get really compact computing devices like the 12-inch MacBook or iPad Pros, most laptop bags are way too big. It's like using a moving van to transport a pea! Well, fortunately Pad & Quill saw the trend towards more svelte computers and tablets and developed the new Small Briefcase (US$219.00). Today we'll take a look at this compact and rugged laptop case.

Design

For looks and durability, the Small Briefcase is handmade from leather and waxed canvas. It comes in four different finishes: charcoal gray canvas with whiskey leather, olive green canvas with galloper black leather, charcoal gray canvas with chocolate leather and charcoal gray canvas with galloper black leather. All four look outstanding -- we received a gray/black Small Briefcase and it's gorgeous.

The leather is...

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10:56
iPhone 7 Plus camera review from Rwanda

These are the kinds of reviews I’ve been looking for — from professional photographers. Definitely check out the video if only for the incredible images of the mountain gorillas. Thanks very much to Dave Mark and Brian Smith for the link.

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10:48
iOS 10 Now Installed on 14.5% of Devices, Early...

Apple's latest operating system, iOS 10, is seeing quicker adoption rates than iOS 9 saw during the same adoption period last year, according to data collected by Mixpanel. As of 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, 24 hours after iOS 10 was released, the OS is installed on 14.45 percent of devices.

Comparatively, 24 hours after iOS 9 was released, it was installed on 12.60 percent of devices, also based on data gathered from Mixpanel. That's also similar to iOS 8 adoption rates in 2014, suggesting iOS 10 is slightly outpacing both updates, likely due to the wide range of new features introduced.

iOS 10 saw some early...

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10:45
Review roundup: Apple Watch Series 2 is evolutionary...

As with the iPhone 7, several publications have received the Apple Watch Series 2 hardware in advance of release, with just about everybody claiming that the new version is the watch that should have been released in 2015.

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10:35
Apple is trading up 8% since last Friday

Apple is trading up 8% since last Friday and is realizing the highest share price levels it's seen in five months. While the company's Irish tax complications took focus at the end of August, favorable iPhone 7 demand along with the release of Apple Watch Series 2 and other developments disclosed at the company's event last week have left the matter sidelined as investors look toward the future.

Further tailwinds from Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 misfortune have also marked a favorably timed gift, as noted by Seeking Alpha. With the recent share move, Apple is now off around 3.5% on the year and up around 14% over the last...

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10:21
Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses AR/VR on ‘ABC News’

Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed augmented reality/virtual reality technologies this morning during an ABC News interview. He said that, in his opinion, augmented reality (AR) is the larger of the two, “probably by far, because this gives the capability for both of us to sit and be very present talking to each other, but also have other things visually for both of us to see.”

"Virtual reality (VR) sort of encloses and immerses the person into an experience that can be really cool, but probably has a lower commercial interest over time, or less people would be interested in that,” Cook said. He added that Apple has a lot of consideration for virtual reality as it relates to gaming and education.

Apple has filed for several patents involving VR and AR. One patent involves augmented reality (AR) apps for iOS devices such...

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10:09
Retrospect announces support for Dropbox

Retrospect, Inc., makers of Retrospect Backup & Recovery software, has announced cloud storage support for Dropbox with integration with the latest release of Retrospect's hybrid data protection solution.

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09:59
iOS 10 tests show slower boot times, but overall...

A series of videos published on Wednesday suggest that Apple's new iOS 10 offers relatively smooth performance across iPhone models, even ones as old as 2012's iPhone 5.

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09:31
Inside iOS 10: Apple simplifies HomeKit control with...

Answering a long-running demand, Apple has introduced a dedicated Home app with iOS 10, giving people a central location to manage and control their HomeKit accessories.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: High-end 27″ 5K iMac $1,900,...

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Apple’s most powerful standard configuration 27-inch 5K Retina iMac is on sale for $399 off:...

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09:10
Logitech K780 Multi Device Bluetooth Keyboard...

I’ve been using Apple’s extended wired keyboard for something like a decade – since it came out in 2007 – mostly because it feels the same as my MacBook Pro’s keys and it’s more reliable than Bluetooth – it just works for me.

Logitech makes some pretty good keyboards in their own right. I love their solar offerings for instance. But because the ol’ Apple extended is there and it feels like my MacBook’s keyboard, I usually end up going back to what I’m used to after trialling other keyboards.

That might not happen this time around. I’ve been playing with Logitech’s new K780 Multi Device Bluetooth Keyboard which retails for $80 at Logitech and soon at Best Buy, Amazon and other fine retailers…...

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09:04
How to Migrate to a New Mac

Moving your data from an old Mac (or a PC) to a new one can be a complex undertaking. Joe Kissell provides a detailed walkthrough of the process for each of several common scenarios.

 

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08:53
Apple CEO Tim Cook visits schools benefitting from...

Two years after Apple's commitment to the U.S. government ConnectED program, Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Harlem's Pedro Albizu Campos School to examine success of the program, and to take a look at overall student progress because of the donated technology.

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08:29
Spotify Reaches Over 40 Million Paying Subscribers,...

Spotify has announced that it now has over 40 million paying subscribers as of this month, meaning that it has added some 10 million subscribers since March. Spotify remains the most popular streaming music service worldwide, and its new subscriber growth continues to outpace its biggest rival, Apple Music.

Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek hinted about the milestone in a tweet earlier today:

40 is the new 30.
Million. 😄

— Daniel Ek (@eldsjal) September 14, 2016

Apple Music has been growing at a pace of about 2 million new subscribers every two months: 11 million...

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08:19
Apple adds more iPhone 7 stock for iPhone Upgrade...

Following complaints regarding iPhone 7 availability through Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program, Apple has started informing customers that it’s making more reservations times available to pick-up the device at Apple Stores this Friday. Additionally, 9to5Mac has learned that most Apple Stores will have limited or no stock of iPhone 7 units for walk-in customers on launch day. 

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08:15
About the security content of Xcode 8

This document describes the security content of Xcode 8.

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08:13
About the security content of iOS 10

This document describes the security content of iOS 10.

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08:04
ABC Interview Videos with Apple's CEO on...

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about favoring augmented reality (AR) over virtual reality (VR), Apple's new AirPods and Education in exclusive interview with ABC News.

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08:03
Twitter's new Apple TV, Fire TV, and Xbox One...

Most people may associate Twitter with mobile phones, but today it’s coming to your TV with the release of new video-centric apps for the Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Xbox One.

On the surface, the idea seems pretty stupid. Some smart TVs have integrated Twitter apps in the past and nobody used them, because using Twitter on your TV sucks. But this time it makes more sense, because Twitter’s doubling down on video and live events. On Thursday the social network will livestream its first NFL Thursday Night Football game, with nine more NFL livestreams scheduled throughout the season. And the only thing worse than surfing Twitter timelines on your TV is watching football on your phone.

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07:58
Twitter debuts streaming video app on Apple TV in...

Twitter on Wednesday launched a free app for the Apple TV, allowing people to tune into any of the live video feeds on the service -- specifically paving the way for the first of 10 Thursday NFL games the social network is paying to host.

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07:53
Deals: $200 off 2016 12" MacBook (1.2GHz, 8GB,...

Shoppers this week can snap up a 2016 12" MacBook (1.2GHz, 8GB, 512GB) in Gold for $1,399. Or opt for a high-res 27" iMac 5K for $1,649.99. A lifetime subscription to Hotspot Shield Elite VPN is also $49.99 ($50 off).

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07:53
Video: Tim Cook discusses iPhone 7 without headphone...

Last night ABC teased out an interview with Tim Cook that aired today on Good Morning America, and now ABC News has published the interview with the Apple CEO online.

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07:38
iOS 10 How-To: Hate pressing the home button to...

iOS 10 includes a lot of new stuff, from a revamped Messages app to a redesigned Apple Music experience. While most of it is superior to iOS 9, there are some choices that are more questionable. iOS 10 updates the lock screen with a new widgets view, but it also removes the iconic Slide to Unlock feature.

Unlocking an iPhone now requires a physical press on the Home Button by default. However, there is a nifty setting to make the iPhone act more like iOS 9 if you have Touch ID, called “Rest Finger to Open”. This trick works with any iPhone or iPad that has a Touch ID Home button …

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07:31
More than 200,000 websites plan to support Apple Pay

More than 200,000 websites -- including small and large retailers -- plan to support Apple Pay on their sites in coming weeks, reports Computerworld. Many of the sites include online retailers using e-commerce platforms run by Shopify, Demandware and IBM.

This means that online shoppers with iPhones, iPads and Macs updated with the latest operating systems (iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, due Monday) can save time when finishing an online purchase through the Apple's Safari browser. Retailers that have signed up for the service are expected to see an uptick in the number of customers that finish a web purchase, instead of giving up because typing in credit information was considered too complicated, awkward or time-consuming, according to Computerworld.

Seventy-six percent of retailers plan to accept...

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07:24
Supply-chain sources claim Apple aiming to make a...

After two U.S. carriers reported record pre-orders for the iPhone 7, a supply-chain source claims that Apple is aiming to make nearly 100m iPhone 7 devices by the end of the year. This is dramatically higher than had earlier been predicted.

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07:22
∞ Just Press Record

My review of Just Press Record. Read the review, try out the app. I think it’s a fantastic app.

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07:20
Tim Cook says AR, VR are 'really cool' and...

In an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts, Apple CEO Tim Cook made comments suggesting that augmented reality would be a future focus for Apple. He also defended complaints of easy AirPod loss, and discussed iPhone 7 design decisions.

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07:19
MacFlite Software releases Tube Saver 1.0.4 for Mac...

MacFlite Software has served up Tube Saver 1.0.4 for Mac OS X. It’s designed to make downloading YouTube videos simple and easy.

Tube Saver also includes its own native media player to play videos directly from the download list fully supporting full screen and Apple AirPlay. It costs $9.99 and requires Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. Tube Saver is available at the MacFlite website (http://www.macflite.com).

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07:15
Better Finder Attributes 6 adds JPEG EXIF meta-data...

publicspace.net has given us A Better Finder Attributes 6.0 for Mac OS X. The product is used by professional and hobby photographers for correcting photo shooting date information. The new version adds JPEG EXIF meta-data editing, meta-data and image preview and a redesigned user experience.

A Better Finder Attributes requires Mac OS X 10.7 later. It costs $14.95; family, business and enterprise licensing are available.

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07:12
Twitter's New Video App for Live Sports...

Last month Patently Apple posted a report titled "Twitter in Talks with Apple to bring NFL Live Streaming App to Apple TV." The Twitter plan was to offer a new Twitter app to Apple TV which would potentially let millions of Apple TV users watch the streaming N.F.L. games. Well, it's actually being released today.

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07:12
Tim Cook Says Augmented Reality is 'Larger...

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his New York City tour this week with a wide-ranging Good Morning America interview about the iPhone 7, AirPods, virtual reality, and other topics. A teaser of the interview was first shared yesterday.

On the subject of virtual reality, Cook said that augmented reality is actually the "larger of the two," because it allows people to "be very present" while using the technology. Cook added that "less people would be interested" in virtual reality, but that the technology has interesting use cases for education and gaming."There's virtual reality and there's augmented reality -- both of these are incredibly interesting. But my own...

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07:12
∞ Apple’s new iPhone 7 ad

[VIDEO] This is a bit of a departure for Apple. The ad does a lot of visual hinting, without being specific. More of a dark, impressionistic painting than their usual bright, airy on-the-spot ads.

See for yourself.

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07:05
Apple Watch Series 2 Reviews: 'The First Real...

Following the publication of reviews for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus yesterday, now the first official reviews for the Apple Watch Series 2 have begun hitting the web. Apple announced its second-generation Apple Watch alongside the iPhone 7 last week, and both devices will launch this Friday, September 16.

While there are varying opinions among reviewers, the consensus on Apple Watch Series 2 is epitomized in TechCrunch's straightforward headline, calling it “the first real Apple Watch.” Reviewers think that the 50 percent faster processor, improved durability in water, and fitness-focused features have elevated the second generation of Apple Watch to become a more sensical purchase option,...

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07:05
4 new accessibility features in iOS 10

Scan the article, pass these along. Also, here’s a post from a while back that talks you through launching iOS 10’s new Magnifier.

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07:04
Amazon's revamped Echo Dot is cheaper than ever...

Amazon is making it easier to outfit your entire home with Alexa-enabled devices. The company announced a second-generation Echo Dot on Wednesday that costs just $50.

The new Dot can be pre-ordered now—and by anyone, not just Prime members who already own the Fire TV or original Echo—but will not start shipping in the U.S. until October 20.

Amazon says the new Dot, which essentially brings the Amazon Echo's voice controls to existing speakers and sound systems though it features a small speaker of its own, has a new “sleek and compact design.” The puck-shaped device was already pretty diminutive. The new Dot also comes in a new white option if black doesn’t work in your home.

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07:03
Suppliers see high chip orders in advance of Apple...

The iPhone 7, shipping Friday, has been creating higher-than-expected demand for chip production and contributing to a crunch on NAND flash memory supply, a pair of reports said on Wednesday.

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07:02
Spotify hits 40 million paid subscriber milestone,...

Spotify today confirmed it has reached the 40 million paid subscriber milestone.

In a tweet shared by Spotify’s official Twitter account today, the company’s CEO and Founder Daniel Ek hinted that the service has hit the 40 million subscriber milestone. A Spotify spokesperson later confirmed the stat to 9to5Mac. 

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07:01
The iPhone 7 and cellular speeds

Yesterday, I posted an article about the cellular radios inside the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and the fact that there are two distinct models (Intel and Qualcomm) with two different sets of capabilities.

This article from iMore digs into this from a slightly different angle:

The iPhone 7 now supports maximum speeds of up to 450Mbps, which is a 50% jump over the iPhone 6s. Specifically, the new iPhone is a Category 10 device, which means that in addition to being able to reach those astronomical speeds of 450Mbps in the downlink (downloading data from the internet), it is able to reach speeds of 100Mbps in the uplink.

To reach these speeds, the iPhone uses a technology under the LTE standard called carrier...

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07:00
Daily Deal: 50% off PDF Expert 2.0 for Mac

On Monday, we enticed Apple World Today readers with a deal on TextExpander, a well-known productivity tool for Mac users. Today we have a heck of a deal from Readdle for 50% off of PDF Expert 2.0 for Mac. For anyone who needs to work with Portable Document Format (PDF) files on a regular basis, PDF Expert is the best possible way to mark up, fill out, and password-protect those files. You'll get PDF Expert 2.0 for just $29.99, half off of the regular $59.99 price tag. 

Just how good is PDF Expert 2.0 for Mac? It's a perennial Editor's Choice on the Mac App Store, was a runner-up for 2015 App of the Year, and is usually the top paid app on the Mac App Store. With the app, you can:

  • Edit text, images, links & outlines in PDFs
  • Read huge PDF files...
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07:00
The Week in iOS Accessories: New stuff for iPhone 7

Lucky number 7

As soon as Apple unveiled its latest phone last week, accessory makers raced to announce their latest products. Here’s a few that caught our eye. Read on!

Looking for cases? We’ve got you covered. Looking for Lightning or Bluetooth headphones? We hear you

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06:58
Gartner: worldwide server revenue dipped 0.8% in...

In the second quarter of 2016, worldwide server revenue declined 0.8% year-over-year while shipments grew 2% from the second quarter of 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

There was some shuffling among the top vendors in the second quarter, as Dell moved into the top spot in shipments, while Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) remained the worldwide leader in server revenue, notes the research group.

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06:53
Twitter introduces Apple TV app for live streaming...

Twitter has launched a new, free Twitter app that will allow owners of an Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or Xbox One to “consume the best of Twitter.” 

The free apps will feature all live streaming video available on Twitter (including live streams of 10 NFL Thursday Night Football games, as well as content from MLB Advanced Media, NBA, Pac 12 Networks, Campus Insiders, Cheddar and Bloomberg News), and other Twitter content such as top Tweets and top global Vines and Periscopes. 

Anyone with these devices, regardless of whether they have a Twitter account or a pay TV subscription, can enjoy this experience, according to Anthony Noto, chief financial officer at Twitter. What’s more, exclusively on Apple TV, viewers can enjoy live premium video and check out Tweeted video clips through a seamless side-by-side video experience.

Twitter for Apple TV is available globally via the App Store for the fourth generation Apple TV. You don’t need a Twitter account or...

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06:52
iOS 10: How to use stickers, iMessages apps, Digital...

The Messages app is the most frequently used app on iOS, so it makes sense that Apple would lend it plenty of attention in iOS 10. It’s safe to say that the stock Messages app received, by far, the most significant overhaul of all default apps in iOS 10, as it is now a feature-laden package that leverages photos, videos, and Snapchat-inspired markup elements.

Messages in iOS 10 even brings about a dedicated iMessage App Store for adding additional functionality such as stickers, animated GIFs and third-party app extensions that run right within the Messages app interface. Updated emoji features, inline music and video playback, and brand new effects add a new dimension to Apple’s most popular iOS app.
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06:49
Samsung analyst on the Galaxy Note 7: “Most of them...

CNN Money:

“If a customer is going out to buy a phone, they’re going to buy an iPhone 7, not a Note 7,” said Mark Newman, a Bernstein analyst who covers Samsung. He pointed out that the Note 7 was launched before the iPhone 7 and received better reviews.

Not sure I agree on the better reviews things, but keep reading:

Samsung’s Note 7 storm will “most likely blow over in a couple of months,” he said. “Longer term, Samsung is a strong brand with great products. Most of them don’t explode.”

And there it is. The Galaxy Note 7 killer feature. Not newsworthy, I know, but I just loved the quote.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:45
FontExplorer X Pro 6.0 - Font management software.

FontExplorer X Pro is optimized for professional use; it's the solution that gives you the power you need to manage all your fonts.

Now you can more easily manage, activate and organize your existing font collection as well as find and experiment with new fonts. Whether you've got a hard drive full of typefaces or a few cherished families, FontExplorer X Pro handles your font library quickly, efficiently and reliably. And when you're ready to add to your collection, you can view thousands of classic designs and the latest releases from independent foundries using the integrated store.

FontExplorer X Pro features an enhanced user interface with a configurable toolbar, activation control, comprehensive font information at your fingertips, customizable font previews, back-up functionality and access to FontExplorer X Server. Used together, FontExplorer X Pro and FontExplorer X Server are your complete solution for organizing, exploring and buying fonts...

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06:43
Apple makes more new iPhones available to Upgrade...

Apple has added more stock to the online reservation program for its Apple Upgrade Program members, and return calls promised by Apple customer care to resolve ordering issues have started, reports AppleInsider.

Late Monday night, the Apple Upgrade Program webpage was updated, and presented available stock in some locations to purchasers. Stores with stock had nearly every model available from every carrier.

Both Steve and Yours Truly shared our problems in trying to order an iPhone 7 using Apple’s Upgrade Program. Block & Leviton, a Boston-based law firm,...

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06:43
Mixpanel’s up-to-the-minute numbers on iOS 10...

Click the headline link to jump to a chart showing Mixpanel’s take on iOS 10 adoption. As of this writing, iOS 9 has 83.86%, iOS 10 has 11.09% and older has 5.06%. Those are remarkable numbers, especially when compared to Android’s fragmented adoption rates.

It’ll be interesting to see that iOS 10 number in about a week.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:37
Wired: Here’s what you need to know about ceramic,...

God I hate these headlines. But. This is a solid article and ceramic is an interesting new direction for Apple. Lots to learn here:

“Ceramics are much more durable than metals,” says Julia Greer, a materials scientist at Caltech. To understand what she means, consider your MacBook. That anodized aluminum casing provides a handsome sheen, but drop it and you run a good chance of denting a corner. Stick it in your bag unprotected, and your keys almost certainly will scratch it.

And:

The back of each Watch uses zirconia ceramic where the magnetic charger attaches. Ceramics are non-conductive, and don’t interfere with wireless charging.

And:

Ceramics, on the other hand, are virtually scratch-proof. “They deform in an elastic way,” Greer says. “You’ll never see the deformation, until they crack.” Unlike an aluminum or a stainless steel case, a ceramic one can take a licking and keep on ticking. The rub with ceramics is that, while they’re tough to...

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06:33
Inside iOS 10: Control Center expands to three panes...

Apple's quick-access Control Center has seen a number of significant improvements in iOS 10, most notably the ability to swipe over for new menus dedicated specifically to music controls and smart home accessories.

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06:28
Supply Chain Rumor Claims Apple is Aiming for 100...

In July Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Reportedly Setting the iPhone 7's Sales Target Very High." Today a new supply chain report notes that "Chip orders for the iPhone 7 placed thus far for 2016 are higher ...

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06:28
Apple Makes More iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Stock...

Last week, a number of customers enrolled in the iPhone Upgrade Program were unable to pre-order the specific iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus model they wanted due to limited stock when orders began at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday.

Apple had already warned that demand would outstrip supply as usual, but unlike regular customers, iPhone Upgrade Program members were not given the option to pre-order a new iPhone online for home delivery.

Instead, would-be upgraders were directed to a separate queue that only allowed reserving the iPhone from a local Apple retail store -- many of which were sold out. The experience led to frustrations and even a ...

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06:27
Kool Tools: Griffin’s new iPhone accessories

Griffin Technology (https://griffintechnology.com/us/) collection of iPhone 7/7 Plus accessories are specifically designed to enhance the functionality of Apple’s smartphone. This new collection consists of mobile cases and power and audio products that will help users make the most out of their smartphone, while holding on to their favorite accessories.

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