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Wednesday October 5

How about a 'Think Different' poster to...

Remember the "Think Different" ad campaign Apple launched in 1997? It was one of the most brilliant ad campaigns ever conceived -- and I'd love to see a one-off revival to honor Steve Jobs in the form of an “official” poster from Apple. Today is the five-year anniversary of his death.

The "Think Different" slogan was created by the Los Angeles office of advertising agency TBWA\Chiat\Day. It was used in a TV commercial, several print advertisements and a number of TV promos for Apple products. Shortened versions of the text were used in two television commercials, known as "Crazy Ones," which had a voiceover by actor Richard Dreyfuss. (There was also an unaired version featured the voice of Jobs himself.)

A one-minute commercial featured black-and-white footage of 17 iconic 20th century personalities: Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan,...

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ExoLens introduces PRO and PRIME iPhone 7 accessory...

ExoLens (www.exolens.com) has launched the ExoLens PRO and PRIME ranges of accessory lenses for the iPhone 7. Each line is designed for a specific consumer.

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A revved MacBook Pro will be a big seller; Apple...

If Apple does release a new MacBook Pro this month — and I’m 99.99% certain it will — it looks to be a big seller. According to new research from 1010data, online sales of laptops from the summer of 2016 reached $2.2 billion and grew 12% year over year.  

1010data uncovered how consumer purchases impacted the biggest players in the laptop space online from June – August 2016.  And it turns out that Apple is winning as a brand and as a retailer. This info comes from 1010data’s Ecom Insights Panel, which utilizes a number of sources of consumer spending data representing millions of consumers to provide an accurate assessment of online and offline retail sales and market share.

From June to August 2016, the top laptop brands by sales (in other words, dollars) were: Apple, Dell, ASUS, HP, Lenovo, Acer, MSI, Toshiba, and Microsoft.  

Apple preserved its spot as the number one laptop brand based on sales this...

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Apple's Cook & Cue make Vanity Fair '...

Apple executives Tim Cook and Eddy Cue both claimed spots in Vanity Fair's annual "New Establishment" list on Wednesday, even as Cook once again paid tribute to his famous predecessor -- Steve Jobs -- on the fifth anniversary of his death.

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On this Day we Respectfully Remember Steve Jobs

The late Steve Jobs was one of the greatest CEO's of our time. Though for my generation, he was so much more. He was an inspirational force, a rebel with a cause, and definitely one of the ...

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Apple Releases Second iOS 10.1 Beta to Public Beta...

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 10 update to public beta testers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the first iOS 10.1 public beta and one day after providing the second beta to developers. It's been three weeks since iOS 10 was released to the public.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the new iOS 10.1 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on their iOS device.

Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to both...

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Rumor: Apple considering purchasing Netflix (and...

According to R.W. Baird financial analyst William Power, and reported initially by MarketWatch, Disney and (to a lesser degree) Apple are considering scooping up Netflix. I doubt it will happen, but there are valid reasons for our favorite tech company to make such a move.

The 2015 Statista’s Digital Market Outlook found that annual revenues from video streaming and downloads are expected to grow by more than US$6 billion by 2020 – almost four times the expected growth of the digital music market. Considering that subscription-based streaming is the primary growth driver in the online video market, it would make sense for Apple to get into the game.

An Apple-Netflix combo would create a media powerhouse in the film and movie industry. This would mean the movie industry might not be able to press back against...

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 1st Gen Apple Watch Stainless...

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Daily Deals: 1st. Gen Apple Watch Stainless Steel + free Sport Band...

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Say goodbye to Apple's third-generation Apple TV

It had a good run, but the 4-year-old third-generation Apple TV is being quietly phased out.

Apple confirmed that it was discontinuing the set-top box in an email to staffers obtained by 9to5Mac.

The move isn’t surprising. The fourth-generation Apple TV released last year was a dramatic reenvisioning of Apple’s plans for television, even if its long-rumored streaming service fell apart in the 11th hour, according to reports at the time. The now year-old model features its own App Store, with the older TV’s channels rebooted as apps you can download from a store (as opposed to...

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The Google Manifesto: The Arrival of the AI...

When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007, it truly was a moment in time that marked the beginning of the true mobile revolution with true smartphones, modern apps and the internet in your pocket. Yesterday, Google's CEO tried to seize that moment in time for Google.

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Five years after Steve Jobs: An Apple with the...

Five years ago today, Steve Jobs passed away -- just one day after Apple introduced Siri on the new iPhone 4s. While the pundit press immediately dreamed of a rapid collapse of Apple in his absence, instead the company Jobs cofounded spiraled upward to become the largest and most profitable ever. Why were they all so very wrong?

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iPhone 7 performance leaves Google Pixel far behind

Good try, Google. The new Google Pixel phones were released yesterday to much hoopla, but not before a lot of leaks made the world aware of the features and foibles of the latest smartphones from Google-land. Not only were most pundits aware ahead of yesterday's announcements that the Pixel would look remarkably like an iPhone 7, but benchmarks began showing up in Geekbench 4 several weeks ago. Despite Google's best try at making the Pixel phones just like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, they're lacking in sheer performance.

The Pixel and Pixel XL phones are coming in at about 4100 on the Geekbench listings for multiple core performance, and about 1580 for single core. By comparison, the iPhone 7 scores are around 5600, with a single core score of about 3430. 

Even the iPhone 6s Plus from 13 months ago handily trashes the Google Pixel, with a multiple core rating of 4106 and single core score of 2508. Even Apple's "entry...

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Google Plasters Its Name on a New Hardware Collection

Google on Tuesday unveiled a new smartphone and home hub that squarely aim at products from market leaders Apple and Amazon. The company's new branded smartphone, called "Pixel," marks a departure from past efforts. Up to now, Google's Nexus phones were made by a variety of manufacturers that sold them under their brands. "Google is trying to position itself as a complete supplier rather than simply offering Nexus-branded handsets that were rebatched by another company," said Jeff Orr, senior practice director for mobile devices at ABI Research.

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Investors buoyed by report claiming Apple, Disney...

Hot on the heels of rumors that Disney was investigating buying social media platform Twitter, now Netflix is said to under scrutiny by Disney and possibly Apple for a buyout bid, allowing either company to greatly expand on media delivery to cord-cutters.

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PDFpenPro 8.2 - $124.95

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

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

  • Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms
  • Add interactive signature fields to forms
  • Create and edit Table of Contents
  • Convert websites into PDFs
  • Correct typos in OCR text layer
  • Add and edit document permissions
  • Automatic form creation - detects text fields and check boxes in existing PDF and makes them fillable
  • Create submit buttons to submit form data via web or email
  • Gather submitted form data via backend integration
  • Export in Microsoft® Excel (.xlsx, .xls), Microsoft® PowerPoint (.pptx, .ppt), and PDF Archive (PDF/A)...
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PDFpen 8.2 - $74.95

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


  • 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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Existing Apps That Added Support for Messages Saw...

After reporting a few weeks ago that the Messages App Store has grown to 1,650 applications, 75 percent of them sticker packs, Sensor Tower recently published another report detailing the download growth statistics for pre-existing apps that introduced Messages support in iOS 10. According to the research firm, the advantages of being an original presence in the Messages App Store during launch week had a "profound" effect on the surge of downloads for each app.

Sticker-making app JibJab sits firmly atop the pile of apps looked at by Sensor Tower. Originally introduced in 2014, Apple advertised the app's new Messages-ready compatibility in the Messages App Store during iOS 10's launch, and JibJab subsequently saw a download...

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OurMine retaliates against BuzzFeed for exposing an...

The account hijackers at OurMine are fond of intruding into the personal worlds of their celebrity targets, but they don't respond kindly when someone turns the tables. BuzzFeed is recovering after OurMine compromised its website in retaliation for...

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∞ Crushing metal pipes with hydraulic press

How much fun would it be to have one of these presses? I’d be crushing things all day long.

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Apple's Tim Cook and Eddy Cue Named to Vanity...

Apple CEO Tim Cook is ranked 11th on Vanity Fair's 2016 New Establishment List, its annual ranking of the top 100 so-called Silicon Valley hotshots, Hollywood moguls, Wall Street titans, and cultural icons. Cook's profile was rather nondescript about him personally, instead focusing on Apple's recent battle with the FBI over its refusal to unlock an iPhone belonging to a San Bernardino shooter.

Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue, who oversees Apple Music, iCloud, the iTunes Store, and other services, was also named to the list at 54th. Cue is mentioned as being an "increasingly important part of Apple's future."Cue...

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macOS, Windows Spotify Free users plagued by...

Music streaming service Spotify has apparently been serving up malware-laden websites to users of its free ad-supported service, but at this time it is having little effect on Mac users other than inconvenience.

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Apple holds top spot with $178B value in annual...

For the fourth year in a row, Interbrand has ranked Apple as the most valuable brand in the world, though the company didn't chart in a list of the fastest-growing brands.

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Deals: Up to $435 off 2015 12" MacBooks; iPhone...

Shoppers this week can save $300-$435 on 2015 12" MacBooks with exclusive coupon savings. Verizon Wireless is also offering customers a 32GB iPhone 7 for $99.99 with a qualifying trade. An EasilyDo lifetime subscription is 90% off as well.

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Happy belated birthday, Siri

Siri, I am so, so sorry.

I missed telling our readers about your birthday yesterday, even after I took some amazing screenshots where you and I talked about how you were now five years old. You really don't look a day over three!

Anyway, I didn't get you anything...except that new iPhone 7 Plus to hang out in, and we now talk all the time on my iMac and Apple Watch, so hopefully you'll forgive me for not telling everyone. OK?

Siri? Hello? Um, why did you just erase all of my appointments? Siri? Siri??!

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Apple's Use Of 'Sapphire' in iPhone...

An anonymous reader writes: Apple has been using sapphire on its iPhone camera lenses for a few years now since the launch of the iPhone 5S, but it might not be as scratch resistant as you'd expect. A new video raises questions over Apple's use of sapphire in its iPhone camera lens, and includes scratch tests to rate its durability. While Apple claims it uses sapphire crystal in its iPhone lens, tests by YouTuber JerryRigEverything show that Apple could be using a more cost effective sapphire laminate on top of regular glass. JerryRigEverything tested Apple's iPhone lens with an XRF machine and electron microscope, and concluded that Apple doesn't use pure sapphire in its lenses. The underside of the lens contains less sapphire than the exposed part, and a scratching comparison with a Tissot sapphire watch showed that the lens cover will scratch at a level 6 on Mohs Scale of Hardness, compared to level 8 for the Tissot watch.


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Yahoo’s official response to Reuters spy report

Sam Biddle, writing for The Intercept:

After Tuesday’s revelatory story by Reuters’ Joseph Menn that exposed an apparent vast, secret, government-ordered email surveillance program at Yahoo, the company has issued a brief statement through Joele Frank, a public relations firm.

Here’s a link to the Reuters article in question.

Yahoo’s email statement, via Jacob Silber of the Joele Frank communications firm:

Good morning –

We are reaching out on behalf of Yahoo regarding yesterday’s Reuters article. Yahoo said in a statement:

“The article is misleading. We narrowly interpret every government request for user data to minimize disclosure. The mail scanning described in the article does not exist on our systems.”


The Joele Frank Team

Sam Biddle:...

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Apple: we would never use secret tools to spy on...

Reuters' Joseph Menn reported yesterday that Yahoo had reportedly created custom software that would scan all incoming emails in real-time, and flag any that contained certain pre-defined keywords. Yahoo hasn't denied it, saying in a brief statement only that "Yahoo is a law-abiding company and complies with the laws of the United States.”

Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter said they never have, and would never do, such a thing. Apple, which is known for its strident privacy stance, says it has never been asked to do anything like this. "We have never received a request of this type. If we were to receive one, we would oppose it in court,"...

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Tim Cook tweets about Steve Jobs on the fifth...

Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple and its long-time CEO, died Oct. 5, 2011, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56. Apple CEO Tim Cook has tweeted in remembrance of his predecessor and his impact on the world at large.

He noted: ”Most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." Remembering Steve and the many ways he changed our world.

The following is the Telegraph's obituary at the time of Jobs’ death: Steve Jobs, who died on October 5 aged 56, was the visionary co-founder, and later chief executive, of Apple, makers of the Macintosh computer, the iMac, the iPod, iPad, and iPhone, and the man behind the astonishing success of the computer animation firm Pixar, makers of Toy Story and Finding Nemo; in consequence he did more to determine what films we watch, how we listen to...

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Day One 2.1.1 - 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.


  • 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 2.1.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

  • Placeholder images in Read Mode no longer show CSS Code.
  • Text insertion point is now inside markdown when...
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Apple quietly discontinues the $69 third-gen Apple TV

Enlarge / The fourth-generation Apple TV (left) next to the third-gen model. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

According to an internal e-mail obtained by 9to5Mac, Apple has completely discontinued the third-generation Apple TV and will stop selling it as soon as it fulfills all current orders for the device. It's the end of a long road for that Apple TV model, which was introduced in 2012, updated internally in 2013, and discounted to $69 in 2015. Apple is still selling the fourth-generation model with no changes to...

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Targus announces USB-C laptop docking station

Targus has launched the $199.99 USB-C Universal Docking Station (DOCK410USZ), a compact 4K docking station that supports USB-C technology. It works with the 12-inch Apple MacBook.

The USB-C Universal Docking Station can connect up to two high-definition displays for images at resolutions up to 3840 x 2160. Its ergonomic wedge design supports the laptop for comfortable typing, and its compact size fits in the hot-desking, flexible environments of modern workspaces, according to Ron DeCamp, director of Product Management, Targus.

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Targus introduces a USB-C laptop docking station

Targus has launched the $199.99 USB-C Universal Docking Station (DOCK410USZ), a compact 4K docking station that supports USB-C technology. It works with the 12-inch Apple MacBook.

The USB-C Universal Docking Station can connect up to two high-definition displays for images at resolutions up to 3840 x 2160. Its ergonomic wedge design supports the laptop for comfortable typing, and its compact size fits in the hot-desking, flexible environments of modern workspaces, according to Ron DeCamp, director of Product Management, Targus.

The Targus USB-C Universal Docking Station has these connectivity ports: 

  • 1x USB-C DisplayPort Alternate...
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The Week in Mac Accessories: Resist MacBook theft...

Better bags

This week’s roundup includes several bags that make it difficult for thieves to make off with your MacBook. Read on!

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

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Apricity: Slip Into Something More Comfortable

Apricity OS is a great, two-pronged Linux distro that recently reached a milestone that will ensure its continued success. Apricity's first public beta, which was GNOME-only, was released more than a year ago. A choice of either the GNOME or Cinnamon desktops later became available in the monthly development snapshot releases. This rolling release delivery method already provided a pleasant computing experience. Both desktop versions performed well. Each monthly build brought more functionality.

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Study claims Apple avoided paying $65.08B in US...

Apple managed to avoid paying $65.08 billion in U.S. taxes last year by keeping $218.55 billion offshore, according to a study produced by an activist group and a non-partisan think tank.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Remembers Steve Jobs on Fifth...

As he has done over the past four years, Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared a tribute to the late Steve Jobs, touching on the importance of remembering the Apple co-founder and former CEO today, which marks the fifth anniversary of his death on October 5, 2011.

"Most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." Remembering Steve and the many ways he changed our world. pic.twitter.com/ONAuEoq3uU

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook)...

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The origin of the “comic book font”


Phil Edwards, writing for Vox:

Comic book culture is mass culture — even lacrosse moms and field hockey dads who’ve never been in a comic book store can recognize the “comic book font.”

But calling it a font is a misnomer — as the above video shows, this distinctive style of handwriting is an aesthetic shaped by culture, technology, and really cheap paper.

Watch the video, embedded in the original post.

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Google Assistant will live in three places, each...

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Jacob Kastrenakes, writing for The Verge:

Nailing down exactly what the Google Assistant is capable of can be strangely difficult right now. That’s because Google currently has three different ways to use the Google Assistant. Google says it’s the same Assistant in each place, but it can (and can’t) do different things depending on where you use it.

  • Google Assistant on Google Home (the new speaker)
  • Google Assistant on Pixel (the new phones)
  • Google Assistant on Allo (the new-ish chat app)

At its core, Google Assistant is a model of you, with threads through your life, your calendar, your photos and other media, your travel plans, food ordering habits, etc. Each of these examples is a window into your Google model and a well-defined read and write access to that model.

One of the challenges to creating this sort of model is the ability to keep that model online and distributed. Ideally,...

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Lyn 1.8 - Lightweight image browser and viewer.

Lyn is a fast, lightweight image browser and viewer designed for photographers, graphic artists, and Web designers. Featuring an extremely versatile and aesthetically pleasing interface, it delivers an easy-to-use geotagging technology and a complete solution for sharing your photographs. The new editing inspector gives you everything to turn your shots into great photos. Adjust exposure, color temperature, brightness, and contrast, or reveal image details with highlight and shadow adjustments. You can experiment and convert your color photos to black and white, try a classic sepia tone, or add a vignette.

Lyn natively supports all popular image formats like JPEG, TIFF, JPEG 2000, PNG, PPM, TGA, RAW, HDR, OpenEXR, animated GIF, and any other image format supported by OS X. It also integrates a movie player to watch camera recordings.


  • Progressive display, on single- or multiple-monitor configurations, of images of virtually any...
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Apple ecosystem key to company remaining world’s...

Interbrand’s annual brand value report lists Apple as the world’s most valuable brand for the fourth year running, estimating the total worth of the brand at $178B, up 5% on the previous year. Apple first knocked Coca-Cola out of Interbrand’s top slot in 2013.

Apple is a technology company that leads innovation with their products and software platforms, providing seamless experiences across devices, and empowering people with breakthrough services.

The company says that Apple’s ecosystem is the biggest contributor to the value of the brand …


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PDFpen 8.2 Adds Tabbed Windows on macOS Sierra

Smile has rolled out PDFpen 8.2 (http://smle.us/store), an update to its all-purpose PDF editing tool for the Mac. This version adds iCloud sync for users who purchased from the Smile store, and supports tabbed windows on macOS Sierra.

What’s more, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8.2 now show the PDFpen section of the user's iCloud Drive in the open dialog for users who purchased from Smile directly. The PDFpen Library now syncs automatically via iCloud for all users. The Library also syncs with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone.

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Lemke Software Introduces Automatic Colorist for...

FxFactory has launched EPICOLOR (https://fxfactory.com/info/epicolor/), a digital color processing plug-in for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X and Motion tools. It’s designed to completely automate primary color-correction.

EPICOLOR is an artificial intelligence tool. It creates a natural look by dragging it onto a clip in the timeline. You can then give your film a special look using  the app’s interface. EPICOLOR lets you save your own presets as a file to share and it supports the use of third party LUTs.

EPICOLOR costs $99. A demo is available for download.

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Quark Releases macOS Sierra Update for QuarkXPress...

Quark Software has released the October Update for QuarkXPress 2016, adding macOS Sierra support. It also addresses known issues.

The update is for both Mac and Windows versions of QuarkXPress 2016 and free for all current QuarkXPress 2016 users. It can be downloaded using the built-in Auto Updater in QuarkXPress or downloaded here (http://www.quark.com/Support/Downloads/).

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iShowU Instant 1.0.10 - Full-featured screen...

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

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

* requires Advanced Features.

Version 1.0.10:


  • Don't move playhead when dragging edge of segment
  • Add option to...
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Apple discontinues third-generation Apple TV,...

Chance Miller, writing for 9to5mac:

The gradual death of the third-gen Apple TV is continuing this evening, as Apple has officially discontinued the device. In an email sent out today to employees and education partners, obtained by 9to5Mac, Apple confirmed that it is discontinuing the device, shifting its focus entirely to the fourth-gen, tvOS-powered model and possibly a new model.

I have a third-gen Apple TV and it still works well. Perfect solution to add Netflix, Hulu, etc. to a lower-use TV. If I could get another one at a heavily discounted price, I’d snap it up in a heartbeat.


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Apple's iPhone 7 handily outperforms new Google...

The Google Pixel phone officially revealed on Tuesday wasn't a well-kept a secret prior to release, and as a result there are a large number of benchmarks available. They show the phone's raw performance lags far behind that of the iPhone 7, and is even defeated in single-core performance by the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE.

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Apple Pay adds support for 25+ more U.S. banks...

Apple today added support for its Apple Pay service for a long list of new banks and credit unions in the US, as well as the addition of support for Visa and debit cards for Desjardins customers in Canada.


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Apple is the 'Best Global Brand' for the...

Apple remains the world's most valuable brand this year, topping Interbrand's annual rankings of the Best Global Brands for the fourth consecutive year. Apple’s brand value grew by 5% to US$178 million.

Coming in second, Google’s brand value rose 11% to $133 million. Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Toyota, IBM, Samsung, Amazon, Mercedes-Benz and GE round out the Top 10. Dior and Tesla enter the Best Global Brands report for the first time, at #89 and #100 respectively. The world’s five Top Growing Brands include Facebook (48% growth), Amazon (33%), LEGO (25%), Nissan (22%) and Adobe (21%).

Interbrand’s 17th annual report analyzes how brands help grow businesses—from delivering on customer expectations to driving economic value. The ranking is based on three key components that contribute to a brand’s cumulative...

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∞ One thing Google’s Pixel offers that Apple doesn’t

From the fine print at the bottom of Google’s official Pixel Phone page:

Unlimited backups for photos and videos taken with your Pixel. Requires Google account. Data rates may apply.

There are a number of fronts in the battle between Google and Apple for the hearts and minds of smartphone users. One well-defined line in the sand is for media storage. Do you pay a monthly fee for an iCloud account to store your photos, as well as updates and backups?

Google has thrown down the gauntlet, offering free unlimited media storage for Pixel buyers. This move will be difficult for other Android phone manufacturers to match, since the photos go to Google’s servers, even if the phone is made by, say, Samsung.

Apple does control the entire path from camera to photo storage. The question is, will Apple address this challenge directly?

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Goodbye, third generation Apple TV

Apple has discontinued the third-generation Apple TV, removing it from its online store, notes 9to5Mac. Links to it now send you to the page for the fourth-generation Apple TV. 

The Apple TV 3 was introduced in 2012 and was updated a year later. Since then, Apple has shifted its focus to the fourth gen model and tvOS. Currently, Apple is still selling refurbished models of the third-gen Apple TV for $59; however, supply is limited.

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Programatically Manage DNS In macOS Server 5.2 On...

DNS is DNS. And named is named. Except in OS X Server. Sometimes. The configuration files for the DNS services in macOS Server are stored in /Library/Server/named. This represents a faux root of named configuration data, similar to how that configuration data is stored in /var/named on most other platforms. Having the data in /Library/Server/ makes it more portable across systems. The current version of BIND is BIND 9.9.7-P3 (Extended Support Version).

Traditionally, you would edit this configuration data by simply editing the configuration files, and that’s absolutely still an option. In macOS Server 5.2 (for Sierra), a new command is available at /Applications/Server.app/Contents/ServerRoot/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DNSManager.framework called dnsconfig. The dnsconfig command appears simple at first. However, the options available are actually far more complicated than they initially appear. The verbs available include help (show help information), list (show the...

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Accessing macOS Server 5.2 Logs

macOS Sierra (10.12) running the Server app has a lot of scripts used for enabling services, setting states, changing hostnames and the like. Once upon a time there was a script for macOS Server 5.2 called serversetup. It was a beautiful but too simplistic kind of script. Today, much of that logic has been moved out into more granular scripts, kept in /Applications/Server.app/Contents/ServerRoot/System/Library/ServerSetup, used by the server to perform all kinds of tasks. These scripts are, like a lot of other things in OS X Server. Some of these include the configuration of amavisd, docecot and alerts. These scripts can also be used for migrating services and data. Sometimes the scripts are in bash, sometimes ruby, sometimes perl and other times even python. And the scripts tend to change year over year/release over release. The easiest way to view logs is to use the Server app, clicking on Logs in the sidebar. The dropdown at the bottom of the screen provides quick access to...

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Apple Remains World's Most Valuable Brand...

Apple remains the world's most valuable brand this year, topping Interbrand's annual rankings for the fourth consecutive year.

Apple's valuation rose 5% to $178.1 billion, ahead of tech rivals like Google, Microsoft, and Samsung, despite iPhone sales declining for the first time this year in line with the company's first revenue decline since 2003. Apple's brand value has steadily risen since 2002, when it was worth $5.2 billion, according to the study.Apple shows how ecosystems drive value. Analysts have often pointed out that “Apple has superior products.” While true, this opinion undersells the brilliance of Apple’s functionally integrated model. Its software, hardware, and touchpoints are connected not just by beautiful design aesthetics...

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Survey: enterprise IT folks don't find Apple...

Enterprise IT folks have mixed feelings about Apple, according to a survey of 900 of them from Spiceworks — as noted by Business Insider. Still, Apple ranked second only to Dell in terms of hardware brands discussed by IT pros on the social networking site for IT professionals.

According to the survey, IT folks don’t consider Apple a particularly "innovative" brand to watch in 2017. Only 16% surveyed believed that it was. One reason that the company’s reputation for innovation has fallen is that it’s not considered much of a player in the upcoming tech trends that IT pros are watching and talking about: 3D printers, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and intelligent assistants. 

Google and Amazon are the top two companies IT...

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Multiple reports of Spotify Free ads launching...

There have been multiple reports of Spotify Free ads launching malware on all platforms – including in Safari on Macs. This is not the first time the issue has occurred, the company apologising after a previous incident back in 2011 …


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Hey Apple, what’s the scheduling conflict?

Philip Elmer-DeWitt, writing for Apple 3.0:

Apple has moved up by two days its final quarterly earnings call of fiscal 2016 due to what Apple Investor Relations calls a “scheduling conflict.”

What’s the conflict? Why Tuesday Oct. 25 and not Thursday Oct. 27? Apple didn’t say, and reporters’ inquiries (including mine) were met with silence.

And, among the rumors encountered for the change:

The best guess for the date shift, in my book, was also the most popular:

A launch event for new Macs

Just food for thought, here are the October events since 2010:

  • Oct 20, 2010, Wednesday – Back to the Mac
  • Oct 4, 2011, Tuesday – iPhone 4s
  • Oct 23, 2012, Tuesday – iMac, iPad 4th Generation, iPad mini, Mac mini and MacBook Pro 13 inch
  • Oct 22, 2013, Tuesday – iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display
  • Oct 16, 2014, Thursday – iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, 27-inch iMac

Notably, there was no October event...

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QuarkXPress - Desktop publishing solution;...

QuarkXPress 2016 builds on the success of its predecessor, which 66% of users (in an online poll) rated as the best version of QuarkXPress ever. With its 64-bit architecture, QuarkXPress 2016 delivers outstanding performance across the board, from file handling and layout rendering to PDF export. Add in a raft of innovative new capabilities and long-requested features, and you have a winning combination for creatives who only want the best.


  • Convert PDF, Illustrator, and EPS Files to Native QuarkXPress Objects - Say goodbye to time-consuming projects (think rebuilding logos and reconstructing PDF files sent by your clients). QuarkXPress is the first layout application to import PDF, Illustrator and EPS files and convert them to native objects (restrictions apply). Look forward to fully editable Bezier versions of vector graphics, real text and automatically extracted colors and font information.
  • Copy-...
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Apple apparently discontinues third-gen Apple TV...

It’s been some time coming.

Apple has officially discontinued the third-gen Apple TV set-top box. In an email sent out today to employees and education partners, Apple confirmed that it is discontinuing the device, shifting its focus entirely to the fourth-gen, tvOS-powered model.

In the email, Apple explained that it would fulfill order backlog for the device, but pointed partners towards the other available products for new purchases.

Apple offered the following explanation in the email:

Effective immediately, Apple TV (3rd generation), MD/199LL/A, has reached end of life and is now discontinued. The Apple Supply team is going to fulfill all shippable backlog.

This has been in the works for a while. As of September, Apple...

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Comment: Apple’s rescheduled earnings call could...

When the largest company in the world changes the date of a quarterly earnings call, there has to be a good reason. It’s not the sort of thing you do on a whim.

Apple has done this once before, and there was indeed a very good reason, which it shared with us: to allow senior Apple execs to attend the memorial service of long-standing board member Bill Campbell.

This time, however, no explanation has been offered, and enquiries by reporters have received no response. I’m with Philip Elmer-DeWitt in thinking that there’s one very...

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ForkLift 3.0 Beta 3 - Powerful file manager: FTP,...

ForkLift is a powerful file manager and ferociously fast FTP client clothed in a clean and versatile UI that offers the combination of absolute simplicity and raw power expected from a well-executed Mac software.

ForkLift will connect to any remote server FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, the SMB and AFP shares on your local network,- pretty much anything you can plug into or hook up to a Mac. ForkLift also carries a complete toolbox for managing your files, including Folder Synchronization, Batch Renaming, Archive handling, Application deleter, editing files over remote connections and many more. All these power features are packaged into a Finder-like, dual-pane interface that delivers superior workflow while remaining absolutely familiar to use, along with QuickLook, Spotlight search and all.


  • Completely re-built from scratch inside and out
  • Disklets (you can mount a remote connection as a disk and access it from any app...
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Apple Pay launches in Russia, becomes 10th country...

You can now use Apple Pay in Russia, comrade.

Apple launched Apple Pay in Russia on Tuesday, marking the 10th country in which Apple Pay has gone online, following the United States, Britain, Canada and others.

Apple Pay first went online in 2015 and will operate via partners Sberbank and Mastercard in Russia.

To use Apple Pay, consumers tap their iPhone over payment terminals to buy coffee, train tickets and other services. It can be also used at vending machines that accept contactless payments.

If you’re in Russia and have a chance to try Apple Pay, please let us know about the experience in the comments.

Via Reuters

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Daily Deal: The iPhone Family Pack keeps all your...

For a lot of families, it's almost impossible to keep files, content like music and photos, and information from apps like Calendar and Contacts synched across devices. Family sharing in iCloud can be mind-bogglingly confusing, and more often than not family members need to log in and out using multiple Apple IDs to merge data. Today's deal includes three Mac apps that make it simple to keep everything running smoothly across a number of iPhones. We call it the "iPhone Family Pack", and it's available for 85% off the usual price for just $23.99.

What's in the Family Pack? Let's go through the apps:

AnyTrans for Mac (Family License)

It's an all-in-one iOS content manager, working to make...

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Gartner: spending on VPA-enabled speakers speakers...

End-user spending for the worldwide virtual personal assistant (VPA)-enabled wireless speaker market will reach $2.1 billion by 2020, up from $360 million in 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). By 2020, 3.3% of global households are forecast to have adopted a VPA-enabled wireless speaker.

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Evernote 6.9.2 - Create searchable notes and access...

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

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

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

Version 6.9.2:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

  • [Fixed] Various bug and stability fixes


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Kool Tools: Bowers & Wilkins’ P9 Signature

Bowers & Wilkins’s $899.99 P9 Signature was conceived to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary and was engineered by the same team responsible for the 800 D3 loudspeaker.

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How to set up two-step verification for your Apple ID

Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security for your Apple ID designed to ensure that you're the only person who can access your account, even if someone knows your password. It’s a useful feature. It requires you to verify your identity using one of your devices or another approved method before you can:

  • Sign in to your Apple ID account page
  • Sign in to iCloud on a new device or at iCloud.com
  • Sign in to iMessage, Game Center, or FaceTime
  • Make an iTunes, iBooks, or App Store purchase from a new device 
  • Get Apple ID related support from Apple.

To set up two-step verification:

  • Sign in to your Apple ID account page.
  • Under Two-Step Verification, click Get Started.
  • Answer your security questions and follow the steps to finish your set up...
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As latest govt surveillance on Yahoo revealed, end-...

While some have questioned the need for strong encryption to protect simple chats between friends, the continuing revelations of mass surveillance by governments does make the issue a matter of principle for some. Just yesterday it was revealed that Yahoo likely allowed the government to scan all of its users’ emails. And, as I’ve argued before, we all have perfectly innocent things to hide.

Facebook began testing Secret Conversations – Facebook Messenger chats protected by end-to-end encryption – back in July, promising a wider rollout later in the year. The company has now told ...

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The Drobo 5C is a great product for local storage...

I’ve long argued that the “cloud” is fine for storing and backing up data — as long as you also have a local copy. Sorry, Apple, but I’m simply not wiling to trust you — or any company will safeguarding all my valuable data. Which is why the newly introduced Drobo 5C with USB-C connectivity is a great product.

Aggressively priced at $349, it has a durable metal chassis and five bays into which you can place a combination of 3.5-inch hard disk or solid state drives. They simply click into place after removing the magnetically attached faceplate. You don’t need a single tool to install or remove a drive into the Drobo 5C.

Drobo devices can be set up for either single or dual drive redundancy, meaning that one or two drives can fail simultaneously without loss of data. Drives are easily hot-swappable. You can start off with two or three drives of relatively small size (say, 1TB), then add more and larger drives (up to 6TB) as your storage...

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Yahoo Secretly Scanned Millions of Customer Emails...

Yahoo secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers' incoming emails for specific information at the behest of U.S. intelligence authorities, according to people familiar with the matter.

Reuters spoke to three former Yahoo employees who revealed the existence of the custom code, apparently written in compliance with a classified U.S. government demand. The program scanned hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts for the NSA or FBI, said the former employees and a fourth person with knowledge of the events.

Surveillance experts say the revelation represents the first case to surface of a U.S. internet company agreeing to an intelligence agency's request by searching all arriving messages, as opposed to examining stored messages or scanning a small number of accounts in real time.

According to two former employees, Yahoo Chief Executive...

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My Slide Deck From MacSysAdmin

Here’s my deck from MacSysAdmin, if you’re interested in such things.


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LibreOffice - Free, open-source office suite.

LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and maintenance of this OpenOffice.org fork.

Many different language versions are available here.


  • This is the second bugfix release of the 5.2.x branch of LibreOffice which contains new features and program enhancements.

  • OS X 10.8 or later

Download Now]]>

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WhatRoute 2.0.7 - Geographically trace online data-...

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

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

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


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Remembering Steve Jobs 5 years on [video]

Update: We’ve been directed to remove the video. Apologies.

The Apple community and the world lost Steve Jobs five years ago today.  Enjoy some of the lighter yet interesting, behind the scenes sides of Apple’s co-founder and “Spirit and DNA” of the company in these never before seen in public clips that were passed to us a few years ago.

"Most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." Remembering Steve and the many ways he changed our world. pic.twitter.com/ONAuEoq3uU

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) October 5, 2016

Via 9to5mac Youtube channel, subscribe for more.

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Tuesday October 4

​Pagico 8: Cross-platform task and data management,...

On September 30, the developers at NOTES 17 released the latest version of their cross-platform task and data management app — Pagico 8. Apple World Today is honored to be sponsored by Pagico 8 this week, and we’d like to share details of the updated app with you.

When we say that Pagico is cross-platform, we mean it — there are versions for Mac, Windows, and Ubuntu, as well as Pagico Plus for iOS and Android. All take full advantage of built-in cloud syncing to your data is always available wherever you are. Pagico works for individuals who wish to get organized and become more productive, and is also scalable for workgroups from four to unlimited participants.

Contact information (see image above) for your clients, project team, and suppliers gets the royal treatment, with automatic links to mentions, notes, files and even tasks in which a contact has a role. Pagico organizes everything in your...

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Yahoo created program to scan customer emails for U....

A report on Tuesday claims Yahoo last year cooperated with U.S. government agency requests to create and deploy software that scanned hundreds of millions of customer emails as they arrived at the company's servers.

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Apple, Google, Microsoft: We Have No Government...

Apple, Google and Microsoft -- three of the largest technology companies in the U.S. -- have each said they don't scan all incoming messages for the U.S. government, which is exactly what Yahoo does. According to Reuters, Yahoo secretly built a custom software program last year to search all of its customers' incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials. The company complied with a classified U.S. government directive, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI. Vocativ reports: In a statement, a Microsoft spokesperson told Vocativ that "We have never engaged in the secret scanning of email traffic like what has been reported today about Yahoo." While Apple declined to give a statement on the record, a representative for the company did, in response to Vocativ's question, refer to CEO Tim Cook's official letter on consumer privacy, which reads in part: "I want to be absolutely clear...

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Apple Discontinues Third-Generation Apple TV

Apple has discontinued the third-generation Apple TV, removing it from its online store. Additionally, links to the Apple TV 3 now reroute to the fourth-generation Apple TV. Apple confirmed it was discontinuing the device in an email to employees and educators obtained by 9to5Mac.

The Cupertino company will continue to fulfill backlog orders for the device, but is now putting its attention behind the newer fourth-generation device. In early September, it was reported that Apple had begun phasing out the Apple TV 3, pulling it from its brick-and-mortar stores

The Apple TV 3 was released in 2012 and given a spec bump the following year. In fall 2015, Apple...

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Tech companies respond to Yahoo spying on users for...

What the hell were they thinking.

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Apple seemingly discontinues third-gen Apple TV,...

The gradual death of the third-gen Apple TV is continuing this evening, as Apple has officially discontinued the device. In an email sent out today to employees and education partners, obtained by 9to5Mac, Apple confirmed that it is discontinuing the device, shifting its focus entirely to the fourth-gen, tvOS-powered model.


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∞ Metallica: Moth Into Flame

James Hetfield is one of the greatest.

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Beats by Dre marketing chief to leave company in...

Omar Johnson, Beats by Dre chief marketing officer, on Tuesday announced he will leave the company in November after architecting a brand campaign some deem responsible for Beats' high-flying success.

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PSA: The Apple Watch Series 1 is just as fast as...

There seems to be a bit of confusion about the differences between the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2. To be sure, there are several differences between the two. We addressed these in our previous Apple Watch walkthrough, but speed isn’t among those differences.

The point is, if you’re just looking for a faster, more agile Apple Watch, then you’ll be happy with any of the watches that you can currently buy from Apple. The company has discontinued the original, notoriously slow Apple Watch (Series 0), so anything you purchase in store or online will be one of the new, faster models. more…

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Apple executives net nearly $10M each in vested...

Six of Apple's top executives, including SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue and SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller, each saw 87,578 restricted stock units worth nearly $10 million vest as part of an award granted in 2014.

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8 times Google savagely burned Apple during the...

It burns! It burns!!!

Hot on the heels of Apple’s big fall event, Google held an event of their own on Tuesday. The company announced a plethora of new products, including two new Android phones (the Pixel and Pixel XL), an updated Chromecast dongle (the Chromecast Ultra), a VR headset (the Daydream View), and some connected-home devices (...

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AWT News Update: October 4, 2016

Did we say "Apple World Today News Update"? We're sorry, but all of the news today is about Google's announcements. Of course, they DO have an impact on Apple and there are some comparisons we can make both pro and con. Here's what came out today:

  • Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones; probably the biggest impact to Apple will be the fact that the Pixel phones have a very good camera rating
  • Google Daydream, a VR headset that will hopefully be given iOS compatibility in the future
  • Google Home; think of this as Amazon Echo without Alexa and using Google Assistant instead
  • Google Wi-Fi, a router that can be bought in a 3-pack for network extension
  • and last but not least, the Google Chromecast Ultra, which unlike the 4th-generation Apple TV, actually supports 4K streaming

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Beats by Dre chief marketing officer leaving the...

The Beats brand has become one of the most well-known ones in recent times, but one of the minds behind the rise of Beats is departing from the company. According to a new report from Fast Company, Beats By Dre’s chief marketing officer Omar Johnson is leaving the company effective next month.


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Alleged 'A10X' benchmarks appear, trounce...

The source that purportedly had the A10 chip benchmarked pre-iPhone 7 release claims to have a device with an "A10X" processor, destined for for a refreshed iPad Pro line.

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Facebook Messenger turns on promised end-to-end chat...

Facebook on Tuesday launched end-to-end encryption for all users of its Messenger mobile app, though the option isn't on by default, and comes with some other limitations.

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∞ That new Google phone isn’t water resistant, and I...

At the heart of Google’s new marketing campaign is a razor sharp jab at Apple:

3.5mm headphone jack satisfyingly not new

That headphone jack is an ingress point for water. Keeping it around meant sacrificing water resistance. A surprising move for a phone that is being pitched as state-of-the-art.

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∞ The Dalrymple Report: With special guest Marco...

Marco Arment joins Jim to talk about Apple’s trajectory and his fancy car.

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∞ Google’s new phone, with a not-so-subtle jab at...

[VIDEO in the main post] Google’s new phone, introduced with this text:

Introducing Pixel, a new phone by Google. It has the highest rated smartphone camera. Ever. A battery that lasts all day. Unlimited storage for all your photos and videos. And it’s the first phone with the Google Assistant built in.


With a best-ever 89 DxOMark Mobile score, Pixel’s camera lets you take brilliant photos in low light, bright light or any light.


  • f/2.0 Aperture – For bright, even photos.
  • Large 1.55μm pixels – For great shots in any light.
  • 12.3MP – For sharp, crisp images.

I’ll leave it to the camera pros to do a side-by-side comparison between the Pixel and the iPhone 7 Plus cameras. Bold claim, though.

Oh, and right there in the middle of the video:

3.5mm headphone jack satisfyingly not new

Yeah, we know who that was aimed at.

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Study: Apple tops list of biggest tax-avoiders using...

According to a new study authored by researchers from Citizens for Tax Justice, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy and the U.S. PIRG Education Fund, 73% of U.S. Fortune 500 firms — more than 300 corporate giants — have money stashed in tax shelters abroad, including the Netherlands and Bermuda. Five of the top 10 biggest tax-avoiders — ranked by dollar amount held offshore — are big tech companies, with Apple ranked as No. 1 and Microsoft at No. 3.

Using corporate tax loopholes isn’t illegal, and, as this Money article notes, plenty of companies take part. According to the report, by stashing more than $200 billion overseas, Apple has avoided more than $65 billion in U.S. taxes — legally. Here's the full...

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[Sponsor] Tito

We made Tito because it should be simple to buy tickets online. We’re so proud to provide ticket sales for many Daring Fireball readers. It would be a delight to welcome even more.

Tito supports Apple Pay and Apple Wallet, and we’re about to ship a brand new iOS check-in app. Along with many other useful features.

We want to say thanks to everyone who has supported us in the last few years. We’re giving away €200 in Tito credit to all customers, old and new. No questions asked, this week only.

Just use coupon code GRUBER. Thanks a million.

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Universal search for the fourth gen Apple TV comes...

Apple has brought its universal search feature for the fourth-generation Apple TV to five new countries and has added more supported services in the U.S. and Australia, according to AppleInsider.

The new countries are Mexico, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the Netherlands. AppleInsider notes that, at the moment their local search results mention only iTunes movies and Netflix (even iTunes TV shows aren't covered). Australia has gained ABC iview and Plus7.  In the U.S., results will now include The CW.

Universal search allows users to find content across multiple apps and services using text or Siri voice search. When it debuted, universal search only worked with iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and Showtime, but Apple promised to expand the feature.

The universal search feature uses Siri, the voice-activated “digital...

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Apple working on security flaw in iOS 10’s backup...

There’s a security flaw in the iOS 10 backup protection mechanism, but Apple is working on it. Russian forensic company Elcomsoft says that cracking the logins for backups stored on a Mac or PC is considerably easier now.

“The flaw allowed us developing a new attack that is able to bypass certain security checks when enumerating passwords protecting local (iTunes) backups made by iOS 10 devices,” according to Elcomsoft.

The company found that Apple was using a weaker password protection mechanism for manual backups via iTunes on Mac and PC. Using CPU acceleration, Elcomsoft could potentially guess backup passwords 40 times faster when compared to cracking iOS 9 with a speedier GPU tool.

Meanwhile, Apple has issued a statement acknowledging the problem: “We’re aware of an issue that affects the encryption strength for backups...

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Notable apps and app updates for Oct. 4, 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

Nada Fahim has introduced Scanner Pro 1.0. It’s a $0.99 app for quickly scanning and saving a digital version of a paper document. You can scan papers ranging from a receipt to multi-page documents. iScanner Pro will automatically detect borders, correcting distortion and geometry.

Hatch Networks has hatched BotCast 1.0.2, its content delivery platform for iOS and Android devices. With its free app, you can take control of your feeds from news, blogs, tweets and friends. BotCast allows users to create feeds (bots)...

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Google Introduces Pixel the Smartphone and other...

On September 23 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Google Set to Shake Up the Market by Challenging Apple's Premium iPhone Directly." As scheduled, Google unveiled the Pixel and larger Pixel XL, the first smartphones that were conceptualized, designed, engineered and tested in-house. In addition, Google launched products aimed at Samsung and Amazon.

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Apple releases new iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS...

Apple has released a third beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 to the public, plus developer betas of iOS 10.1, watchOS 3.1 and tvOS 10.0.1. Developers can download the betas from the Apple Developer Center (https://idmsa.apple.com).

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Google's Wifi deploys several small routers to...

Surprisingly few details have been revealed about Google's $129 wireless router, despite the company's plans to take preorders in November and deliver it in December.

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Hands-on: New iOS 10.1 beta 2 features + changes [...

As we noted earlier, Apple released a new developer beta for iOS 10.1. Join us as we go hands-on to showcase what’s new in iOS 10.1 beta 2. more…

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Google reveals Chromecast Ultra, Google WiFi,...

Besides just the Google Pixel smartphone family, the smartphone giant today also released the 4K Chromecast Ultra, the Daydream View VR headset, the Google Home voice-activated personal assistant, and Google WiFi networking hardware.

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NewerTech NuGuard KXs Screen Armor: Protecting your...

Back in the days of very easily-scratched device screens -- like the old Palm devices -- you pretty much had to use some sort of screen protector or your display would end up looking like it had been hit with a belt sander. When the iPhone arrived with its hard glass screen, the fear of scratches disappeared...but then we started seeing what happened when the screens were impacted by a drop. There's no need to be worried about scratches or impacts with NewerTech's NuGuard KXs Screen Armor, available for most iPhone and iPad models starting at just $14.99.


One of the reasons I didn't use a screen protector early on was that for the most part, they were difficult to install and ended up with annoying bubbles underneath. The NuGuard KXs Screen Armor uses a three-layer design that not only protects your screen, but does so without creating gaps or bubbles.

That three-layer...

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Google Home is set to battle Amazon's Echo for...

You can pre-order Google's voice assistant now for delivery on November 4.

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How to send messages on your iPhone with fireworks,...

Add a little flair to iMessages, thanks to the iOS 10 update that allows for the inclusion of everything from shooting stars, to fireworks, to emphasizing a point with "loud" texts and emojis.

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Apple Granted 45 Patents Covering Inductive Coil...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 45 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover three Apple inventions; EarPods, Camouflaged Openings and methods for forming shield materials for the Apple Watch wireless charging coil.

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Apple seeds third public beta of macOS 10.12.1, new...

In addition to a new iOS 10.1 beta for developers, Apple on Tuesday released a third beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 to the public, plus developer betas of watchOS 3.1 and tvOS 10.0.1.

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Google Unveils Pixel Phone, Smart Home Hub, and More...

At its media event today in San Francisco, Google announced a few new pieces of hardware, mainly centering around the company's artificial intelligence initiatives and the confirmation of a new pair of smartphones called the Pixel and Pixel XL.

Additionally, the company revealed the new Chromecast Ultra streaming dongle, a VR headset called Google Daydream, and gave more details about its connected smart home hub device, Google Home. Bits and pieces of information on the Pixel smartphones and Google Home have surfaced online over the past few weeks, correctly predicting most of today's announcements.

Google Assistant

The company started off by providing details on its artificial intelligence platform, called Google Assistant, which the...

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Use Startup Profiles In macOS Sierra

There is a nifty feature available in the profiles command in Sierra (which dates back to Mavericks), where you can configure profiles to install at the next boot, rather than immediately. Useful in a number of scenarios. Use the -s to define a startup profile and take note that if it fails, the profile will attempt to install at each subsequent reboot until installed. To use the command, simply add a -s then the -F for the profile and the -f to automatically confirm, as follows (and I like to throw in a -v usually for good measure):

profiles -s -F /Profiles/SuperAwesome.mobileconfig -f -v

And that’s it. Nice and easy and you now have profiles that only activate when a computer is started up.

The post Use Startup Profiles In macOS Sierra appeared first on krypted.com.

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Which type of Canadian are you? Answer these...

One of the problems we Canadians have always had is that of “national identity”. Even if you’re not Canadian, it might be fun to see where you might fit in this wonderful country. In the interest of full disclosure, I’m a “Permissive Reformer”.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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PCalc 4.4.2 - Full-featured scientific calculator.

PCalc is a full-featured, scriptable scientific calculator with support for hexadecimal, octal, and binary calculations, as well as an RPN mode, programmable functions, and an extensive set of unit conversions.

Includes a Notification Center widget, and support for Handoff with the iOS 8 version.

Version 4.4.2:

  • Added a new "Rounding" option to the Advanced section of the preferences, which controls the display, as well as the behaviour of the "Round" button
  • Improved support for macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Added an option to display improper fractions in "Fraction" display mode
  • Added a new "Widget" section to the preferences window, with a new option for key clicks in the widget
  • Added new key click options, including volume and stereo clicks
  • Improved the key click sound playback
  • Fixed a problem pasting in fractions of the form "2 3/4"
  • Fixed a problem with the widget not...
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iMazing 2.0.5 - Complete iOS device manager (was...

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

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

Apple has enhanced access to its universal search feature on the fourth-generation Apple TV, bringing it to five new countries, and adding more supported services in the U.S. and Australia.

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Apple Releases Third macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Beta for...

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.1 update to public beta testers, one week after seeding the second public beta and one day after seeding the third beta to developers. It's been two weeks since Apple released macOS Sierra to the public.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the 10.12.1 macOS Sierra beta through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing...

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Apple issues second developer beta of iOS 10.1 with...

Apple on Tuesday supplied registered developers with a second pre-release beta of iOS 10.1, a forthcoming update that will introduce the new bokeh Portrait photo mode for owners of the newly released dual-camera iPhone 7 Plus.

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Google debuts Pixel 'Phone by Google,'...

As expected, Google has unveiled the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones continuing Google's emphasis on its services as an alternative to storage limits on competing devices.

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Apple releases iOS 10.1 beta 2 with Portrait camera...

Apple has released the second iOS 10.1 beta which includes the Portrait camera for iPhone 7 Plus that applies a DSLR-like blur effect over photos using the dual lens system. iOS 10.1 beta 2 is available to registered developers. A public beta of iOS 10.1 for non-developers is also currently active. tvOS 10.0.1 beta 2 for Apple TV and watchOS 3.1 beta 2 are also available for developers.


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Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 10.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 10 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the first iOS 10.1 beta and three weeks after releasing iOS 10 to the public.

Registered developers can download the new iOS 10.1 beta, Build 14B67, from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile is installed.

iOS 10.1 includes a new "Portrait" mode for the iPhone 7 Plus that allows it to use the two built-in cameras to create shallow depth of field portrait photos with blurred backgrounds.


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Google unveils Pixel & Pixel XL w/ Siri-like...

Today at its press event to unveil its new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, a rebranding of its Nexus-line of devices, Google also took the wraps off new features coming to its Assistant and Home platforms and more. The company highlighted claims that its new smartphones have the best camera of any mobile device yet, including comparing it to the new iPhone 7 camera.


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Photographer showcases upcoming Portrait mode using...

Reddit users claiming to be professional photographers proclaim the iPhone 7 Plus in Portrait mode in iOS 10.1 an excellent, high-quality photography tool when coupled with the appropriate user skillset.

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: OtterBox iPhone7/Plus cases $...

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


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Maintain serves up Cocktail 10.0.1 (Sierra Edition)

Maintain has served up Cocktail 10.0.1 (Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS Sierra 10.12.

It’s a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. The new version addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to securely empty the trash or delete locked items.

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City of Kansas City empowers employees, provides...

Today’s post was written by Mary J. Miller, deputy director and CIO, City of Kansas City.

I love living in Kansas City because it gives me the best of both worlds: a friendly, small-town feel with big city benefits. As deputy director and CIO at the City of Kansas City, I make sure our 4,300 employees get the same multifaceted benefits from their technology as they do from their city: applications that are powerful yet easy to use, cost-effective yet leading-edge. Today, our unique needs as a municipality are being met with Microsoft Office 365 and we are in a better position to provide the digital capabilities and responsive service that our citizens deserve.

What I like best about the Office 365 E5 suite is the peace of mind I get. Ours is a strictly controlled environment and our challenge as a government is to provide employees with the technology they are used to using in their everyday lives, while still maintaining our high standards of security....

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Crash course on boosting productivity with Office...

With our modern-day mobile workforce, more and more employees are working from home and on the go. We’ve become accustomed to hosting online meetings and collaborating in the cloud. To help you expand the digital capabilities of your team, we’re excited to announce the launch of the Office 365 Live Demo webinar series. These free 30-minute live webinars show you how to leverage Office 365 apps to become more productive with your remote teams.

Here are a few topics we will cover:

Host more captivating online meetings

Truly engaging virtual meetings are ones in which everyone is participating and sharing information. Learn how you can use PowerPoint and Skype to create and present organized presentations that allow all participants to collaborate online. Using the built-in features that we’ll highlight in the live demo, you’ll learn how to work with these tools to facilitate two-way...

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3 most critical details of online file storage

Cloud storage has become a critical part of today’s business model. In fact, recent studies find that more than half of all enterprises consider the cloud an essential component of success—and they’re not afraid to put their money where their mouth is. Those same companies dedicate a whopping 50 percent or more of their IT budgets to the cloud. While there are many different types of cloud computing options out there, collaboration applications that provide online file storage is one of the most popular, helping to streamline the transfer of files, messages, data, attachments, notes, etc. from worker to worker, team to team.

Their overwhelming popularity is no surprise—considering that online file storage provides seamless access to popular tools used every day to create, communicate and collaborate from a PC/Mac, iOS, Android or Windows...

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Register now for “The Privacy Balance: Staying...

Register now for the next episode of Modern Workplace, “The Privacy Balance: Staying secure and ethical with your data,” airing October 11, 2016, 8 a.m. PDT / 3 p.m. GMT. In this episode, learn how to navigate common blind spots in data security and avoid privacy pitfalls.

  • Hillery Nye, chief privacy officer for Glympse, shares how you can create an amazing user experience while limiting your legal liabilities.
  • Jules Polonetsky, chief executive officer for the Future of Privacy Forum in Washington DC, gives his top tips for creating an organization that is profitable and ethical.

Plus, get an inside look at Secure Productive Enterprise—the new premier offering from Microsoft that brings together Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) and Windows 10 Enterprise.


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Canada's Desjardins, UK's Metro & The...

Outside of Russia, a trio of international financial institutions added support for Apple Pay on Tuesday, including Canada's Desjardins, and the U.K.'s Metro Bank and The Co-Operative Bank.

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Update the Nobel Prizes

Like many things, the Nobel is a product of its time. Does it need to be updated to reflect the 21st century and not the 19th?

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How is the world feeling?

These kinds of studies and surveys are what I magine Apple envisioned when they created the infrastructure for these apps.

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Apple Granted a Patent for an Advanced 3D Mapped...

With Apple's acquisition of Israeli firm PrimeSense they gained a treasure trove of patents covering all-things relating to 3D Depth Mapping for next-gen cameras, gaze and in-air gesturing to control TV and computer displays, facial recognition and so much more. Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published another PrimeSense invention that covers a gesture based interface that could apply to a future TV or computer display.

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Meeting “The Boss”

My friend Sly has been a lifelong fan of Bruce Springsteen. I’m so happy for her to have been able to meet him, even if for only a few brief moments. Read this story and ask yourself, what hero/idol would you like to meet? Or do you believe it’s true you shouldn’t meet your idols? I’m very glad Sly met hers.

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Review: A jet black Apple Magic Keyboard & Magic...

The jet black iPhone 7 might be a little more prone to scratches and fingerprints with its glossy finish, but that didn’t stop me from choosing the color for my iPhone this year. And I’m glad I did— it’s even more stunning in person than how it appears in photographs.  

The only thing missing was a jet black Apple Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard to match my new iPhone…


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Cocktail 10.0.1 - General maintenance and...

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. It is a powerful digital toolset that helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world get the most out of their computers every day.

The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail's features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot-mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest.

Version 10.0.1:

  • Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to securely empty the trash or delete locked items
  • Resolves a number of other issues discovered in the previous release

  • macOS 10.12 or later


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Nostalgia fuels the free-to-play Micro Machines, but...

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money).

Licensed video games have a long history of missing the mark, and that’s as true today as it was decades back. However, there are always exceptions to the rule—and way back in the day, Codemasters’ Micro Machines was one of the first truly awesome adaptations. Released across various consoles in the early ‘90s, the top-down racer was not only a spot-on use of the miniature toy license, but it was also a really great game to boot.


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How-To: Delete and opt out of macOS Sierra automatic...

If you rely on your Mac and don’t want to upgrade to a newly released operating system, you may want to opt out of the automatic download that Apple is starting to push for macOS Sierra. If your Mac has already downloaded the macOS Sierra installer and you want to remove it from your hard drive, you can do that too and opt out of future automatic downloads. Here’s how…


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About Wi-Fi Assist

With iOS 9 and later, you can use Wi-Fi Assist to automatically switch to cellular when you have poor a Wi-Fi connection. 

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Yahoo launches Newsroom mobile app for a more social...

Yahoo today launched a new app for iPhone and iPad (and Android) called Yahoo Newsroom.


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Leaked photo shows off Apple's nearly-finished...

A Facebook photo leaked by a construction worker appears to show the interior of Apple's Regent Street store in London, which is due to reopen on Oct. 15 after over a year of renovations.

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Bowers & Wilkins’ latest top-end headphones cost...

Much as I adore my B&W P5 headphones (recently upgraded to the wireless model), I must admit that even I would think twice about buying the company’s latest top-end model: the P9 Signature. These over-ear wired headphones cost a cool $900, but they do come with one extra: register them on B&W’s website and the company will send you a Lightning upgrade early next year.


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Feds Probe Alleged Phone Hacks as Election Fears...

Federal authorities have been investigating reports that hackers targeted the mobile phones of a handful of Democratic Party staffers. The news follows a series of breaches in recent months that revealed emails and other personal information of party staffers and other Democratic officials.
The FBI has launched an investigation into the attacks, which party officials believe are linked to Russia. Several members of Congress have raised suspicions in recent weeks that Russia might be attempting to interfere with the U.S. elections.

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Circle, Square, and Venmo: Payment apps let you pay...

Glen Fleishman, with a little help from Josh Centers, walks through the payment apps that work inside the iMessage infrastructure. Learned a lot, all very interesting, but found this telling:

We’re still in the early days of iMessage apps, but two prominent payment apps have added iMessage integration: Square Cash and Venmo. A third, Circle, was launched on multiple platforms by entrepreneurs with deep Internet roots. Oddly, PayPal hasn’t yet updated its app to support iMessage payments, but the company often lags putting improvements in its native software.

Is this a wait-and-see on PayPal’s part? They’ve clearly opened a door to the competition. Or perhaps iMessage support is just not that big a deal in the larger world of payment processing.


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WhatsApp adds Snapchat-style emoji, drawing, and...

WhatsApp's imagery is getting a Snapchat-like feature boost, following in the footsteps of the rest of Facebook's various mobile apps.

The company just announced new enhancements for its camera feature, including the ability to write or draw on photos and videos. You can also add an emoji for those times your photos need a little extra spice, like a cartoon taco or a smiling turd.

Prior to this update, WhatsApp’s image editing tools allowed you to crop and rotate photos. There were no editing options for videos whatsoever.

The story behind the story: The new draw and emoji features in WhatsApp follow a trend among Facebook properties that were really sparked by the popularity of Snapchat. Facebook Messenger gained the ability to draw on photos in 2014, then almost a year ago those same features landed in the main Facebook app on Android and iOS. In April, Facebook announced that...

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Insights revved for macOS Sierra compatibility

KnowledgeMiner Software has released Insights 5.1 for the Mac. It’s an update to its alternative and supplemental tool to established confirmatory science based modeling approaches. Insights is now macOS Sierra compatible.

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A song created by artificial intelligence

[VIDEO]: Chris Mench, writing for Complex:

Scientists at Sony’s CSL research lab unveiled a new track called “Daddy’s Car.” If that sounds bizarre to you, you’re not wrong. Although the song sounds like any run-of-the-mill track, it’s actually created by the artificial intelligence software Flow Machines. The software draws from a massive database of songs to compose its music, combining small elements of many tracks to create new compositions. All someone has to do to create a song is choose a style of music or artist from the database and the software will make the score for them. The most represented genres are jazz and pop, but all types of music are represented. In this case, a musician named Benoît Carré wrote the lyrics and arranged the music.

The song is embedded in our main post. Take a listen. Even if this style of music is not your cup of tea, set that aside and listen to the changes and harmonies. There’s a lot of derived musical techniques at work, all...

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PSA: Now is a good time to educate your less-techy...

A number of friends have recently forwarded me examples of some relatively convincing-looking phishing emails purporting to be from Apple. These include fake Apple Music subscriptions or purchases, inviting the user to login to the Apple website to cancel the transaction if it wasn’t made by them.

The link, of course, goes to a fraudulent site, but many of them are close copies of the real thing. No 9to5Mac reader would be taken in by any of them, but a non-tech person might be. So if you’re the person who acts as unofficial tech advisor to your friends, you might want to ensure they are up to speed on these …


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SecuritySpy ready for macOS Sierra

Ben Software has rolled out SecuritySpy 4.0.7, an update to the multi-camera CCTV software for the Mac.

With features such as motion detection, flexible video/audio capture, and remote monitoring and configuration, SecuritySpy is designed for demanding video surveillance applications. The new version is macOS Sierra compatible.

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AKVIS introduces Cats Pack photo frames

AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has unleashed a new cat-themed frame collection for AKVIS Frames and AKVIS ArtSuite. The Cats Pack includes 50 horizontal and 50 vertical frame designs.

To use AKVIS frame packs, you need to have installed one of following programs: AKVIS Frames (available for free) or AKVIS ArtSuite. All AKVIS products run on macOS 10.7 or higher. The new Cats pack sells for $17.

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ICYMI: The NYPL's book train and better-...

Today on In Case You Missed It: The New York Public Library will unveil a brand new "book train" at its Bryant Park branch that will ferry research materials up 11 floors from a subterranean storage vault to a newly refurbished reading room. Also,...

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Some love for the iPhone 7’s new home button

Jeff Benjamin, writing for 9to5mac, goes into a fair amount of detail on the new iPhone 7 home button. If you’ve not yet had the chance to play with one, this post will answer a lot of questions.

The Home button on the iPhone 7 feels more responsive than the old mechanical Home button, as long as you ensure that you make skin contact with it.

To me, the home button feels different, even odd, because the underlying mechanism is completely different. Rather than a directly coupled microswitch which clicked as you pressed it, the new mechanism relies on a circuit to activate a taptic engine lying underneath the home button.

I get the slightest feeling of delay from the moment I apply pressure to the home button to the moment when I actually feel the vibration from the taptic engine. This could be my imagination, the way my brain translates that different feel, but it certainly will take some getting used to.

Because the new solid state Home button requires...

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Kool Tools: SteelSeriers Arctis headline line

SteelSeries’ new Arctis line is a selection of three gaming headsets, all of which feature the company’s award-winning speakers. Low-distortion speakers combine with 7.1 surround sound.
All Arctis models feature a reengineered, retractable bi-directional microphone called ClearCast – a SteelSeries exclusive noise-canceling microphone that delivers clear voice communication, focusing on the user’s speech while acoustically eliminating virtually all background and surrounding noise.  

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FileZilla 3.22.1 - Fast and reliable FTP client.

FileZilla (ported from Windows) is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.

Version 3.22.1:

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Work around a nasty bug in XCode where programs explicitly compiled for older versions of OS X were silently pulling in features exclusive to the new version, resulting in crashes at runtime
  • Fixed a potential crash when using SFTP

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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iOS and macOS Updates: What VPN Users Need to Know

Recently, Apple rolled out its newest operating system updates – iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. The new updates brought about a lot of exciting new features and upgrades. Apple’s mobile and Mac software is now more integrated: for example, Siri assistant has arrived on the computer. Users are also excited about the Universal Clipboard that allows to choose photos from iPhone and directly paste them on a computer.

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formZ 8.5.5 - Solid and surface modeler.

formZ pro is a powerful 3D design application featuring a variety of modeling personalities and tools with an easy to use interface to express and communicate your imagination. It is based on advanced 3D solid and surface modeling methods that maintain accurate representations as you progress from design to visualization, layout, animation and fabrication.

formZ pro 8 is the latest version that introduces subdivision modeling as yet another modeling personality that enables the quick design and exploration of organic forms that originate from basic shapes. These forms are easily manipulated using a suite of subdivision tools that empower this new personality.

Version 8.5.5:

  • Installation on macOS 10.12 is now supported.
  • .FMZ files in which the geometry section exceeds 2GB now save and open properly.
  • Notes are created for DXF/DWG files that include text (rather than object text entities).
  • DWG/DXF files...
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Free Halloween Fonts Collection adds five new fonts

MacAppware has updated its free Halloween Fonts Collection with five new fonts. This brings the total number of fonts in Halloween Fonts to 45.

All are royalty free fonts in OpenType font format and are cross-platform compatible. You can install and use them in all applications that support fonts.

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Disabling the auto-downloading of macOS updates

Christian Zibreg, writing for iDownloadBlog, walks through the mechanics of enabling/disabling macOS and other auto-downloads.

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Apple Pay comes to Russia

Apple Pay has launched in Russia, making it the 10th country to support Apple’s mobile payment service. It will initially operate in Russia with partners Sberbank and MasterCard.

Apple Pay is available in the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, China, Singapore, Switzerland, France and Hong Kong. Japan and Brazil are also expected to add Apple Pay support in the near future.

Apple Pay works with the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE and Apple Watch. When paying within apps, Apple Pay is compatible with the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro. It’s also macOS Sierra compatible.

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Adobe releases Photoshop and Premiere Elements 15...

Adobe on Tuesday released the latest versions of its consumer-level photo and video editing software, Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere Elements 15, each of which provides users with new easy-to-use tools, effects and guides.

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Setup An Open Directory Master In macOS Server 5.2...

Open Directory has never been this easy to setup for a basic environment as it is in macOS Server 5.2 (for macOS 10.12 on Sierra). It’s also never been so annoyingly simple to use that to do anything cool requires a bunch of command line foo. And never has removing replicas been so difficult. No offense to the developers, but this whole idea that the screens and concepts that were being continually refined for a decade just need to be thrown out seems to have led to a few babies thrown out along with that OD bathwater. Features mean buttons. Buttons make things a tad bit more complicated to use than an ON/OFF switch…

Anyway, rant over. Moving on. As with almost any previous version of macOS Server and Open Directory, once you’ve installed the Server app, run the changeip command along with the -checkhostname option to verify that the IP, DNS and hostname match. If (and only if as it will fail if you try anyway) you get an indication of “Success.” I know, I know, you’ve been...

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Adobe unveils Photoshop & Premiere Elements 15...

Adobe is releasing Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere Elements 15 today, and this year’s release includes of plenty of powerful new tools that make advanced photo and video editing more approachable.


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Apple is granted another patent for a gesture-based...

Apple has been granted yet another patent (number 9,449,758) for a “three dimensional user interface session control using depth sensors” that hints at a Mac user interface that utilizes gesture controls in much the same manner its Leap Motion’s Leap control device. 

It could also apply to a television set should Apple ever reconsider plans to enter that market. The patent involves a method for presenting, on a computer display, an image of a keyboard comprising multiple keys, and receiving a sequence of three-dimensional (3D) maps including a hand of a user positioned in proximity to the display. 

Here’s the summary of the invention: “An initial portion of the sequence of 3D maps is processed to detect a transverse gesture performed by a hand of a user positioned in proximity to the display, and a cursor is presented on the...

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Google poaches ex-Apple senior director, Amazon...

Design executive David Foster, once a senior director at Apple, and most recently responsible for Amazon's Echo, Kindle, and Kindle Fire development has moved to Google, and will head up the search engine giant's smartphone push that is expected to start on Tuesday.

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Want a flat-sided iPhone 7? All you need is a...

With the iPhone 7 not looking radically different to its two predecessors, one YouTuber decided to take matters into his own hands and carry out a DIY redesign. Apparently fearless, PeripateticPandas dismantles the phone and then takes both a circular saw and a belt-sander to the casing.


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Ten South Korean Financial Tech Firms Escalate their...

In August Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Tells Australian Commission that Three Top Banks are in a Cartel to Dictate Terms for Apple Pay." Today, ten Financial Tech (Fintech) companies in Korea are stepping up their war against Apple by moving to sue in the hopes of stopping Apple Pay before they're all driven out of business.

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New Apple Patent Describes Fingerprint Sensor That...

The United States Patent and Trademark Office today granted Apple a patent that describes a Touch ID sensor which could effectively detect and read a user's fingerprints through other components of the smartphone, "such as display stacks and touch screens" (via AppleInsider). While going unspecified, the technology aligns with the current rumors for the iPhone 8, which is expected to eliminate the Home Button for good...

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Rumor: Apple to introduce three new iPad Pro models...

The current rumor has it that Apple will be swapping out the iPad mini with a smaller iPad Pro.

A report from KGI in August suggest that Apple may launch three new iPads in 2017, and suggested that the 9.7-inch model would grow in size slightly to 10.5-inches. It’s also been suggested three new iPad Pro models are coming up in the spring of next year, with some details overlapping the KGI report.

It’s been thought that the 10.5-inch iPad Pro will be changed to a 10.1-inch iPad Pro. The larger screen size will be achieved by making the external dimensions 1cm longer and 0.5cm wide.

Current word around the campfire has the iPad mini 4 being changed to a 7.9-inch iPad Pro, complete with a Smart Connector and no less than four...

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Now you can link up to 50 Ultimate Ears Boom &...

Ultimate Ears’ Boom & Megaboom speakers have consistently been rated highly in our Bluetooth speaker roundups and reviews, and the company has just advised us of a new feature coming today. You were previously able to pair two of the speakers for either stereo use or just louder mono, but a firmware and app update will now allow you to link up to 50 of them.


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Apple launches Spoken Editions section of iTunes,...

If you love audiobooks, this could be nifty.

On Monday, Apple announced its new “Spoken Editions” section of iTunes, which will feature narrated content from a number of online publishers in the form of audio-only podcasts. These Spoken Editions are available both in the iTunes storefront, as well as in Apple’s Podcasts app, for easy access.

With the launch, more then 40 publishers will be distributing content, including the Huffington Post, Reuters, Slate. .Mic, Wired, IGN, Bustle, Fusion, Gizmodo, Jezebel, Lifehacker, TIME, Skift, TechCrunch and Playboy.

The podcasts are powered by SpokenLayer, a company that has developed a service that quickly turns a publishers’ RSS feed of articles into audio recordings that can be...

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Drobo announces the 5C, a five-bay USB-C storage...

Apple World Today readers are no strangers to Drobo's products and its BeyondRAID technology. The original Drobo device had four drive bays and a FireWire connector, while newer models have grown in both capacity and the speed of connectivity. Today the company acknowledged the fast and compact USB-C interface by announcing a new product -- the Drobo 5C ($349).

The Drobo 5C has five bays into which any combination of hard disk or solid state drives can be placed without the need for carriers or screws. Users often start off with two or three drives of relatively small size, then add more and larger drives as their storage needs grow. Drobo devices can be set up for either single or dual drive redundancy, meaning that one or two drives can fail simultaneously without loss of data. Drives are easily hot-swappable.

USB-C is backward compatible with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, and the new interface is featured on Apple's 12-...

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Latest Apple patent appears to show fingerprint...

Long-standing rumors that Apple plans to embed the Home button into the display of future iPhones became more concrete when Bloomberg, the WSJ and NYT all reported that Apple plans make this move in 2017.

We’ve seen a succession of Apple patents for this technology, and another one published today appears to describe a technology that would allow a fingerprint to be recognised almost anywhere on the screen, not just in a fixed location … 


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Domestic money mobile transfer market to exceed $500...

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that the value of domestic money transfers, including operator money and social media money services, will reach $520 billion in mobile transactions by 2018, up nearly 200% from an estimated $178 billion last year.

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Blast Baseball 360 swings for the fences, but only...

With the fall softball season here, I had high hopes that the $149.95 Blast Baseball 360 might help me improve my swing and up my on-base percentage. But so far the experience has been inconsistent. I’m not having a blast (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun). 

The Baseball 360 has two components: a sensor and an app (available for free at the Apple App Store for iOS 9 and 10). The Blast Motion Sensor for baseball, softball and t-ball attaches to the bottom of your bat with a rubber mount and sends (once you’ve downloaded the Power Sensor app) data points to your iPhone, via Bluetooth, that capture the performance of your swing. 

To use you place the Blast Motion Sensor on the included wireless charger and power it up. After installing the app and registering your account, follow the on-...

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Kool Tools: Zero 5 iPhone case

CAZE’s Zero 5 case (http://www.iphonecaze.com) for the iPhone 7/ 7 Plus measures just 0.5 millimeters and is so clear and thin, the full beauty of the Apple smartphone shines through. Its slim, one-piece design shields the phone from scratches without adding much bulk to it.

CAZE says it’s the first phone case maker to introduce TR-90 Memory Plastic, manufactured as a highly transparent and unbreakable hard case. Plus, the Zero 5 comes with a free crystal clear screen protector and a wallet size stand for iPhone 7.

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It's time for an Apple laptop with LTE support

It’s time for a Mac laptop with LTE support. Having 4G LTE in a laptop is nothing new and there's no obvious reason why at least some models of the MacBook Pro, MacBook, or MacBook Air (if it lives on past this month) shouldn’t offer this capability. 

After all, the iPad line already has such options. And LTE is booming. ABI Research says that, by 2018, “LTE deployments should deliver population coverage of 57% (4.2 billion) and 31% (2.3 billion) in legacy WCDMA and CDMA2000 markets respectively.” 

Of course, there is concern about attaching a laptop to today's high cost cellular bandwidth. So perhaps Apple should start building towers and putting together their own your digital wireless network. It would be a similar but different effort from Google's. 

Perhaps it could be dubbed "iCloud Unlimited." In essence Apple would begin building out digital towers and infrastructure, starting with the major metropolitan areas first and expanding later to the more rural...

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Apple Pay launches in 10th country as it goes live...

Apple Pay has now notched up ten countries as it goes live in Russia today. The country joins Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK and U.S. in supporting Apple’s mobile wallet service.

The launch was marked on Apple’s Russian website, though the company has yet to update the Apple Pay availability page of its U.S. site.

Support in Russia is currently limited to one bank and one card type …


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Apple Pay Now Available in 10 Countries Following...

Russia joined the Apple Pay club today, becoming the 10th major region to gain access to the mobile payment service (via Reuters).

The introduction of Apple Pay was announced on Apple's regional website, where it was revealed that the system would come via Mastercard and through Moscow-based Sberbank.

According to Sberbank, Apple Pay can be easily set up in the Sberbank Online mobile application, which will be familiar to all Sberbank cardholders. Users can then use the contactless payment service while continuing to receive all the benefits from using their credit and debit cards.

If rollouts in other countries are any indication, additional credit card operators and regional financial institutions are expected...

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Apple Wins another Patent Covering Touch ID Moving...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 45 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's clearest patent to date that Touch ID will be moving to beneath the display in the future, abandoning the Home Button.

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Sparkle 2.0.6 - $79.99

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

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Apple Wins a Patent for Radial Menus that Could...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 45 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's granted patent for radial menus as they relate to being used on a tablet (iPad Pro) with a stylus (Apple Pencil).

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Apple patents fingerprint sensor that works through...

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent that, if recent rumors are to be believed, might make its way into next year's iPhone model. Specifically, the company now owns IP covering a fingerprint sensor capable of gathering accurate readings through structures like a device screen.

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Apple Pay Enters Russian Market today via Sberbank...

Last Friday Patently Apple reported that Taiwan's top four banks had signed on to accept Apple Pay and today it's being announced that Apple has launched Apple Pay in Russia which is the tenth country where Apple Pay is now available.

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Monday October 3

Apple Pay launches in Russia with support for...

Russia became the latest major market to gain access to Apple Pay on Tuesday, with iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad owners in the region now able to use the service at participating retailers.

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The Week in iPhone and iPad Cases: Pad & Quill...

New iOS cases of the week

This week’s roundup of new iPhone and iPad cases brings you more goodies for your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus—and a few picks for your iPad Pro. Read on!


The Tough Jacket (iPhone 7; $35 MSRP, $24.89 on Amazon) protects your iPhone from drops and bumps thanks to multiple layers of protection.


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Kuo: Apple Watch shipments to decline in 2016...

Well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple Watch sales will decline in 2016 despite the launch of a revamped Apple Watch Series 2 and price cuts for the refreshed first-gen model, now called Apple Watch Series 1.

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Toyota Positions Kirobo Mini as Tiny Traveling...

Gearing up for this week's CEATEC trade show in Tokyo, Toyota on Monday announced that its compact-sized Kirobo Mini, pitched as a "communication partner," will go on sale early next year in Japan. The Mini is a smaller version of the astronaut robot Kirobo, which visited the International Space Station in 2013. The Kirobo Mini is meant to take part in more down-to-earth affairs -- such as routine driving trips. It's about 4 inches in height, and it can communicate via expressions and gestures.

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iTunes, App Store, and Apple Music suffering from...

According to a plethora of reports on Twitter, the App Store, iTunes Store, and Apple Music are all experiencing widespread server issues for many users this afternoon. While Apple has yet to confirm the issues, reports have been rolling in for nearly an hour now.


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Apple moves its next earnings call up two days to...

Apple has moved its earnings call for the fourth quarter of 2016 up two days from Thursday Oct. 27, to Tuesday, Oct. 25, citing an unannounced scheduling conflict.

As usual, the company will release earnings after the close of the stock markets on that date, followed shortly thereafter by the live streamed earnings call. For the fourth fiscal quarter, Apple is guiding for revenue between $45.5 billion and $47.5 billion, and gross margin between 37.5 percent and 38 percent.

If you're not familiar with the format, Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri both point out highlights of the previous quarter's financial performance before answering questions from leading Wall Street analysts. 

Expect to hear news on how well the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are selling, as well as hints on how well the Apple Watch Series 2 is doing (Apple never discloses how many are sold). Likewise, if there is a Mac/iPad announcement before Oct. 25 (though...

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AWT News Update: October 3, 2016

Mmmm, that new Mac smell!

October starts with a whimper from some of Apple's competitors, who are either getting out of competing markets or about to jump into them. We also look a new product for those who love that "new Mac smell":

  • Microsoft bows out of the smartwatch market, with no plans to make a third-generation Microsoft Band (were there really first- and second-generation Bands?)
  • KGI's crack analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seems to be making forecasts for the past
  • The new Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones come out tomorrow, and you are excused if you think they look pretty much like an iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
  • Twelve South outs a new line of novelty items for Apple fans

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‘Spoken Editions’ of podcasts now available at iTunes

Podcasts branded “Spoken Editions,” short-form programs that offer listeners an audio version of the publisher’s written content, are down available at iTunes. They allow you to “read” your favorite website or hear the news when you’re doing other things.

Spoken Editions of WIRED News, TIME, Bustle News, Slate, and more are available. TechCrunch says that, apparently, many of the publishers' Spoken Edition podcasts were created by SpokenLayer, a company that creates streaming audio and podcasts for media brands using text.

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Notable apps and app updates for Oct. 3, 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

Chris Patterson has introduced IMMaterial 1.0, a free Messages app for iOS 10. With it anyone can create custom stickers for iOS 10 Messages from any of the over 3,000 icons included in web fonts, including Google Material Icons, Font Awesome, Iconic Icons, and more.

Virtual Halo has debuted a personal safety app for the Apple Watch and iPhone that alerts your ICE (in case of emergency) contacts to your whereabouts and circumstances at the press of a button. Designed for travelers, parents and children, hikers, thrill-seekers, expecting mothers, seniors and more, the...

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Prepare to Be Google Pixelated

Leaks about Google's expected family of Pixel smartphones, reportedly manufactured by HTC, on Monday reached a crescendo ahead of the company's Tuesday press event. Google is poised to announce two smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, according to specs published online. The Pixel XL has a 5.5-inch 2,560 x 1,440 pixel AMOLED display and a 3,450 mAh battery; the Pixel has a 5-inch 1,920 x 1,080 AMOLED display and a 2,770 mAh battery. Both have a Gorilla Glass 4 screen, a 12-MP rear camera with 1.55-micron pixels and an f/2.0 aperture.

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'Spoken Editions' section makes official...

Following a false start in September, Apple on Monday launched an expected "Spoken Editions" section on the iTunes Store, letting people hear audio versions of written content from online publishers.

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Apple Investors Reset your Calendars: Apple has...

Apple investors reset your calendars. Apple has moved up their FY Q4 2016 Financial Conference Call

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Comment: I’ve grown to love the new Home button on...

A change to the iPhone’s Home button was long-rumored, but when Phil Schiller confirmed the existence of the iPhone 7’s solid state Home button, that’s when you knew it was for real.

The iPhone 7 isn’t Apple’s first foray into this area, as the MacBook line has taken a similar approach with its trackpad. But the iPhone is way more popular than the Mac and more people own and use iPhones when compared to the Mac.

It’s common knowledge that the majority of Apple’s profits are generated by the iPhone, so a fundamental change to the device’s primary hardware input method wasn’t something for Apple hardware engineers to take lightly.

The good news is that, despite initial criticism, the iPhone 7 Home button is actually quite good once you get used to it. While it does have a few downsides, the change has produced several new positive side effects as well....

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Apple reschedules fiscal Q4 2016 earnings call to...

Apple on Monday moved its earnings call for the fourth quarter of 2016 up two days to Tuesday, Oct. 25, citing an unannounced scheduling conflict.

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Apple reschedules Q4 2016 earnings call to October...

Last week, Apple announced that its Q4 2016 earnings call would take place on Thursday, October 27th. Today, however, Apple updated its Investor News webpage to reveal that, due to a “scheduling conflict,” the earnings call and release have been moved up to Tuesday, October 25th.


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IDrive online backups: Sign up with AWT and save 75...

It's always a good time to think about your backup plans...before you need to do a restore. At Apple World Today, we're big fans of three-level backup redundancy. First, most of us use Time Machine for our primary local backup. There's a second app -- Carbon Copy Cloner -- that's used to produce a second, separate local backup that's bootable. And finally, we use online backups to insure that a physical disaster like a fire or flood won't ruin our day. IDrive is one of the best online backup firms out there, and if you sign up using this Apple World Today link, you get your first year of 1TB of online storage for 75% off -- that's just $14.88.

Having suffered through a hard drive loss in 1999 was bad enough, but my files and backup needs are much more critical now. That's why I entrust my online backup to IDrive and you should to...

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Apple officially launches new ‘Spoken Editions’...

After a premature appearance last month, Apple’s new “Spoken Editions” section in iTunes is now live. Spoken Editions, for those unfamiliar, are narrated pieces of content from a variety of online publishers. Spoken Editions are available in iTunes on the Mac and PC as well as Apple’s first-party Podcasting app for iOS.


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Macworld’s October Digital Edition: Hands-on with...

Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld Digital Edition.

We've upgraded our system for customer service and downloading issues. The login process to download your issues will be different for all new issues, and access to your digital issues through the new system will require a password to be created.

  • To set up your account with a password for the Digital Edition of Macworld. Go to the Macworld app on your device. Click on My Account in the top right corner. Click on the Existing Subscribers tab. Click on option two and enter the email address tied to your account and choose your password.
  • If your email address was found proceed to step 6. If your email address was not found, go back and choose option one and enter your name and address.
  • To...
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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 3...

Notable software releases this week include Default Folder X 5.0.7 and Airfoil 5.1.2.


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ExtraBITS for 3 October 2016

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple legend Bill Atkinson explains why he’s excited about having Siri accessible via the forthcoming AirPods, The Intercept reveals a potential privacy loophole in iMessage, and Aetna is making a big investment in the Apple Watch.


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ScanSnap Conflicts with Sierra Easily Avoided

Fujitsu has published details of the conflicts between its ScanSnap software and Sierra, and it turns out that the previous concerns were overblown. Most ScanSnap users can upgrade to Sierra safely, as long as they avoid certain actions.


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