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Tuesday May 9

05:15
Apple extends Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro limited...

This might prove helpful.

Apple has extended its repair program for its Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro. Within the extension, customers experiencing certain issues with the product to receive repairs or replacements from Apple for three years after the device is purchased. Apple informed its retail staff and authorized service providers of the new policy in an internal memo.

The program covers the Smart Keyboard for the 9.7-inch (Early 2016) and 12.9-inch (Late 2015) iPad Pro models and covers Smart Keyboards experiencing the following issues, including:

sticking/repeating keys, sensor issues, problems with the keyboard’s magnetic connector, connection issues, and unresponsive keys.

Apple currently offers its standard limited warranty on the Smart Apple Keyboard, as it does with all of its hardware products. The new policy extends the customary 12 months of coverage to 36 months for customers experiencing the known functional issues listed above.

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05:00
Feinstein: FBI spent roughly $900 to decrypt San...

The data recovery effort to copy the iPhone 5c data of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook erred on the pricey side.

Namely, in the neighborhood of $900,000 according to California senator Dianne Feinstein, who mentioned the amount spent recently when questioning FBI director James Comey at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing.

“I was so struck when San Bernardino happened and you made overtures to allow that device to be opened, and then the FBI had to spend $900,000 to hack it open,” Feinstein commented. “And as I subsequently learned of some of the reason for it, there were good reasons to get into that device.”

While Comey and the FBI have kept the final price tag for the data recovery close to the chest, an assortment of news organizations went through legal channels to learn the final price as well as the contractor used for the service.

That outfit is typically thought to be Israel’s Cellebrite, though the company has remained...

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04:58
Feature Request: Create an option to automatically...

Some sources suggest that distracted driving is as dangerous as drunk driving. The National Highway & Transportation Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2015, the most recent year for which full data is available, distracted driving killed 3,477 people and injured 391,000.

Using smartphones while driving is the most obvious example of distracted driving, and the NHTSA says that reading or sending a text is the most dangerous form. That’s partly because of the length of time a driver’s eyes are off the road, but also partly because many people find a text hard to ignore.

Hard-hitting videos, like the examples below, definitely help – if you can get people to watch them. But I believe one simple addition to iOS could also play a part …

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04:39
How Quantum computing with DNA storage will affect...

By Taran Volckhausen, Contributing Editor at Vector

Moore's Law, which states that processing speeds will double every two years as we cram more and more silicon transistors onto chips, has been faltering since the early 2000s when the law started to run up against fundamental limitations presented by the laws of thermodynamics.

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04:39
How Quantum computing with DNA storage will affect...

By Taran Volckhausen, Contributing Editor at Vector

Moore's Law, which states that processing speeds will double every two years as we cram more and more silicon transistors onto chips, has been faltering since the early 2000s when the law started to run up against fundamental limitations presented by the laws of thermodynamics.

read more

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04:30
Kool Tools: Data Shredder for iOS

ProtectStar’s (https://www.protectstar.com) Data Shredder for iOS 2017 is a data shredding solution for iOS devices. By simply connecting an Phone, iPad, iPod touch or even AppleTV device to any Mac or Windows computer and running Data Shredder for iOS, you can securely erase and wipe all used space on their device, ensuring all personal data, photos, and more can never be recovered.

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04:30
OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock is best expansion solution...

I’m dying to get my hands on the OWC DEC expansion product for the 2016 MacBook Pro. I expect it will be pricey, as it’s expected to sport 4TB of additional Flash/SSD storage, an SD card slot, USB 3 Type A ports for standard USB devices, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3 Type A ports for standard USB devices, Gigabit Ethernet, and more. Those who can’t afford it might consider the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock.

Though it ain’t cheap either -- it will cost you about $300- the Thunderbolt 3 Dock significantly expands the connectivity options of the Mac laptop as it sports 13 ports: An SD Card Reader, five USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, S/PDIF, FireWire 800, Gigabit Ethernet, miniDisplayPort, audio in/out, and Dual Thunderbolt 3...

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04:20
Capto 1.2.4 - $29.99

Capto (was Voila) is an easy-to-use app that takes capturing, recording, video and image editing to the next level. With an intelligent file manager and quick sharing options, Capto is perfect for teachers, students, creative professionals and anyone in need of a powerful screen capture tool.

Features

  • Screen Recorder - Capture your screen in all its high-definition glory along with clear audio! By doing so at a smooth 60 FPS, you get sharp and clear recordings that look great on any device.
  • Video Editor - Make your screen recordings look professional. Capto's powerful video editing suite gives you all the tools necessary to perfect your screen recordings, post-capture.
  • Screen and Web Capture - Capto's options allow for effortless capturing of screenshots in different ways. Capture fullscreen or just select parts as required. You can also save a whole webpage in one click!...
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04:15
Markly 1.8.2 - Create measurement and design specs...

Markly is a measurement and design-spec plugin/extension for Photoshop and Sketch. It is made for modern Web designers and app front-end developers. You can add specification marks simply by clicking-and-dragging. Coordinates, dimensions, distance, or fonts, no matter what or where you want.

  • Super Easy and Fast - Without Markly, you have to spend time applying styles to each individual specification element. Even if you create a list of styles in your layer settings--styles which execute an intricate set of steps--you will soon find the design difficult to maintain.
  • Highly Maintainable - The efficiently organized measurements data are saved in the metadata of your file, ensuring high maintainability and portability.
  • Smart...
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04:10
Clash Royale has a million bucks up for grabs—and...

Clash Royale might be compact enough to fit on your iPhone, but the game’s competitive ambitions are anything but small. Just last week, Supercell—the maker of both Clash Royale and predecessor Clash of Clans—announced the Crown Championship, a massive tournament that spans several months and will award more than $1,000,000 in prizes along the way.

It’s an enormous leap in both scale and payout from previous Clash Royale tournaments we’ve seen, and it shows that Supercell is serious about trying to establish the game as an eSports sensation. That’s a lot of money for any competitive game, but especially so in the world of mobile exclusives, in which Vainglory is really the...

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04:07
UBS says low chance of Apple buying Netflix, Tesla...

When a company has a market cap of around $800B and is sitting on cash reserves of more than $250B, it’s not surprising that we hear continual speculation about some kind of mega acquisition. In Apple’s case, the three usual suspects are Netfix, Tesla and Disney – the latter most recently pitched by RBC last month, the former just last week by Citigroup.

Each has an obvious logic, as UBS acknowledges, but the bank believes that a ‘surprising’ mega-...

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04:00
How to create new calendars in macOS Sierra

The Calendar app in macOS Sierra includes maps, weather, and travel time to make setting up and sharing your events easy. It’s also easy to create a new calendar.

By default, macOS includes two calendars in the Calendar app – Work and Home. Ifyou want to create a new calendar, choose New Calendar from the File menu. Type a name for your calendar in the text field. For example, I play in some sports leagues, so I set up one for Sports. You can see and control how your calendars appear by clicking the Calendars button.

To change the color or name of a calendar, select it from the calendars list, then choose Edit > Get Info. To remove a calendar and all of its events, right-click or Control-click the calendar's name,  then select Delete from the shortcut menu that appears.

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

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03:57
Apple Granted Two New Patents for a Future Headset...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 76 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover two new granted patents relating to a future Apple head mounted display device. The two patents add new claims that reveal a few features like VR capabilities using a camera on the headset or associated with an iPhone. The headset will be able to operate ...

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for May 9, 2017

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

macOS Apps/Updates

ProtectStar has released Data Shredder for iOS 2017. It’s a data shredding solution for iOS devices. By simply connecting an Phone, iPad, iPod touch or even AppleTV device to any Mac or Windows computer and running Data Shredder for iOS, you can erase and wipe all used space on the device.

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 uses data shredding techniques that go beyond international standards set by state and military organizations for secure data deletion. Data Shredder's data erasing algorithms have been analyzed by government authorities and independent security organizations to ensure the app does exactly as advertised, destroy all personal data on...

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01:47
WSJ Reports that Amazon is Preparing to Launch Next-...

In February Patently Apple posted a report titled "Amazon Reportedly Working on bringing both a Display and Possibly Telephony to Next-Gen 'Echo' Home Device." It's now being reported that Amazon.com is due to unveil a new Echo speaker with a screen that will incorporate video calling capabilities.

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Monday May 8

21:18
Deals: 9.7" 4G LTE iPad Pro for $529 ($200 off...




For 24 hours only, shoppers can save $200 instantly on Apple's 32GB 9.7-inch iPad Pro with Wi-Fi + Cellular capability, plus no tax outside NY and NJ. Apple's upgraded 2.9GHz 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and AppleCare is also $150 off with coupon, while the high-end 15" Touch Bar MacBook Pro is $100 off.

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20:59
FileZilla 3.25.2 - 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 3.25.2:

  • SFTP components have been updated and are now based on PuTTY 0.69
  • Fixed potential stall during the final listing operation when finishing a queue which contained uploads



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
OmniGraffle 7.3.1 - Create diagrams, flow charts,...

OmniGraffle helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.



Version 7.3.1:

  • OmniOutliner Import — Fixed a bug that caused OmniOutliner 5 imports to fail for some users.
  • AppleScript — Fixed a bug that prevented AppleScript from accessing the frontmost window.
  • AppleScript — Fixed a bug that caused an “AppleEvent handler failed” error when trying to get the current window selection.
  • Style Tray — Fixed a bug causing the Style Tray to not reflect the current selection when the tray...
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20:59
OmniGraffle Pro 7.3.1 - Create diagrams, flow charts...

OmniGraffle Pro helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically, using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.

OmiGraffle Professional has all of the great features in the standard version, plus a powerful toolset for advanced document creation and editing options. For the pro user who's looking for an in-depth diagramming application that's still priced below the competition, you've come to the right place.



Version 7.3.1:

  • OmniOutliner Import — Fixed a bug that caused OmniOutliner 5 imports to fail for some users.
  • AppleScript —...
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20:59
BetterTouchTool 2.12 - Customize Multi-Touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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20:59
Firefox 53.0.2 - Fast, safe Web browser.

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

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

Features

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



Version 53.0.2:

Note: Now requires a 64-bit Intel processor

  • Various security fixes
  • Make form validation errors and date picker panel visible to the user
  • The non-standard showDialog...
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20:59
Viber 6.7.2 - Send messages and make calls for free...

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

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

Features

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



Version 6.7.2:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated



  • OS X 10.8 or later



Download Now]]>

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18:46
What feature is a ‘must have’ for you to use Apple’s...

Reports related to Apple’s Siri Speaker have been gaining momentum over recent weeks, with some suggesting the possibility of the device even being shown off at WWDC next month. Earlier today, we outlined some of the potential features that the Siri Speaker could offer, and now we’re curious: What feature is a ‘must have’ in order for you to use Apple’s Siri Speaker?

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18:05
(Un)wired for Sound: Using Sonos speakers as a whole...




The promise of Sonos's Wi-Fi speakers is a truly connected home audio system, integrated with devices like iPhones and iPads, as well as online streaming services like Apple Music, Pandora, and Spotify. To test how well the platform works for Apple users, we outfitted an apartment with Sonos's three main speakers -- the Play:1, Play:3, and Play:5 -- as well as some of its home theater equipment, the Playbar and Sub.

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17:56
Amazon could unveil touch screen Echo device on...




Looking to stay ahead of competitors in the smart home appliance game, online retail giant Amazon is expected to announce a new touch-screen version of its popular voice-first Echo device as early as Tuesday, a report said.

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17:19
[Sponsor] Squarespace: Customizable Design

Squarespace is the simplest way to create a beautiful website. Every template is customizable, so you can make it your own. Add a portfolio to showcase your work, a store to sell your products or services, a blog to share your ideas, and more. Start now — you can try Squarespace for free. When you’re ready to subscribe, get 10 percent off at squarespace.com with offer code DARING17.

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16:58
Apple execs Angela Ahrendts and Bruce Sewell each...




Apple's head of retail, Angela Ahrendts, last week sold off 75,000 shares of Apple stock to net $11.1 million, while general counsel Bruce Sewell shed 67,500 shares to gain over $10 million.

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16:26
Amazon to Unveil New Echo Speaker With Touchscreen...

Amazon is planning to update its Amazon Echo line with a new speaker that includes a screen and video calling capabilities, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The upcoming speaker will feature a 7-inch touchscreen, used to make internet-based video/telephone calls and display visual results for spoken queries. Camera functionality could also be included, mirroring the capabilities of the recently introduced Echo Look.

Amazon's existing Echo speakerThe new Echo screen device will likely support some of the same functionality as the Echo Look, which will enable consumers to take videos and photos of their outfits and compare them via algorithms, according to one of the people. It is unclear why Amazon is launching the two devices so close together or how the market segments they target may differ....

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15:21
Hipster Software Management

Socially, Slack and Twitter are the two poles I gravitate between: Slack for when I’m hoping to be a burden on or distracted by our always-up-to-something community, and Twitter when I’m more in the mood to consume the echo chamber than reverberate sound out in to it. And then there’s the worst type of echo chamber, YouTube Comments Reddit Hacker News. It’s a mixture of potent elements like money, ego, and tech tinkering that has captured some small amount of mindshare. Here’s an example of thread hijacking, in response to a post about Handbrake’s release hosting having been compromised to serve a version altered with malware.

Which brought to mind a vaguely-related tweet by a sometimes-visitor to the #security channel in MacAdmins Slack

Because hipster languages will save everyone from logical bugs… LOL...

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15:08
Amazon will reportedly unveil new high-end...

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Amazon will unveil its new high-end Echo device with a touchscreen as early as tomorrow. While we saw the first images of the new device leak last week, this is the first we’ve heard regarding a release date…

more…

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14:48
AWT News Update: May 8, 2017

Microsoft Invoke

Microsoft's Smart Speaker

It's Monday, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. At least you have another episode of the AWT News Update to listen to!

  • AAPL closes at $153.00 per share, with a record market cap of $811 billion
  • Microsoft announces a Cortana-based "smart speaker" to compete with Amazon and Google products, as well as Apple's rumored device
  • Apple will present plans tonight in Washington D.C. regarding its planned renovation of the historic Carnegie Library into a retail outlet 
  • The cost to break into the San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone 5c? $900,000

Text Version

This is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update for May 8th, 2017.

And the hits just keep coming. Apple closed at another new high today on the stock market, with a nice even share price of exactly $153.00, up $4.04 from Friday’s close and allowing the company to attain a...

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13:50
Mac users installing popular DVD ripper get nasty...

(credit: Patrick Wardle)

Hackers compromised a download server for a popular media-encoding software named HandBrake and used it to push stealthy malware that stole victims' password keychains, password vaults, and possibly the master credentials that decrypted them, security researchers said Monday.

Over a four-day period ending Saturday, a download mirror located at download.handbrake.fr delivered a version of the DVD ripping and video conversion software that contained a backdoor known as Proton, HandBrake developers warned over the weekend. At the time that the malware was being distributed to unsuspecting Mac users, none of the 55 most widely used antivirus services detected it. That's according...

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13:42
FileZilla 3.25.2 - 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 3.25.2:

  • SFTP components have been updated and are now based on PuTTY 0.69
  • Fixed potential stall during the final listing operation when finishing a queue which contained uploads



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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13:35
Viber 6.7.2 - Send messages and make calls for free...

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

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

Features

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



Version 6.7.2:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated



  • OS X 10.8 or later



Download Now]]>

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13:17
Jamf Now: Set up and protect your Apple devices [...

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

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:11
Instagram now lets you post photos from its mobile...

Instagram has updated its mobile site with the ability to post photos without using the app, TechCrunch reports. While the move is intended to make sharing to Instagram easier in markets with slow network speeds by eliminating the need to download the Instagram app, the new feature also extends to the web version of Instagram on the iPad…

more…

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13:02
T-Mobile cuts off free 200MB data plans for new 4G...




As of this week, 4G iPad buyers will no longer be able to claim a free 200-megabyte data plan with T-Mobile U.S., the carrier has announced.

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12:39
OmniGraffle Pro 7.3.1 - Create diagrams, flow charts...

OmniGraffle Pro helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically, using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.

OmiGraffle Professional has all of the great features in the standard version, plus a powerful toolset for advanced document creation and editing options. For the pro user who's looking for an in-depth diagramming application that's still priced below the competition, you've come to the right place.



Version 7.3.1:

  • OmniOutliner Import — Fixed a bug that caused OmniOutliner 5 imports to fail for some users.
  • AppleScript —...
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12:39
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 8...

Notable software releases this week include OmniFocus 2.9.1 and OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.0.3.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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12:38
ExtraBITS for 8 May 2017

We have just two ExtraBITS for you this week: the popular DVD-ripping app HandBrake was temporarily infected with malware, and Apple has launched an extended repair program for the iPad Pro Smart Keyboard.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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12:36
OmniGraffle 7.3.1 - Create diagrams, flow charts,...

OmniGraffle helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.



Version 7.3.1:

  • OmniOutliner Import — Fixed a bug that caused OmniOutliner 5 imports to fail for some users.
  • AppleScript — Fixed a bug that prevented AppleScript from accessing the frontmost window.
  • AppleScript — Fixed a bug that caused an “AppleEvent handler failed” error when trying to get the current window selection.
  • Style Tray — Fixed a bug causing the Style Tray to not reflect the current selection when the tray...
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12:24
Apple may buy 30K square feet in downtown Reno to...




Apple is looking to build a 30,000 square-foot building in downtown Reno, Nev. that would handle purchasing and receiving for a new data center located at the Reno Technology Park, news stations said over the weekend.

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12:10
T-Mobile kills off its ‘free data for life’ iPad...

Waaaay back in 2013, T-Mobile started offering cellular iPads for the first time with a special ‘free data for life’ promotion that included 200MB/month. Now it appears that free data for life is dying, at least for new T-Mobile iPad customers…

more…

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11:45
Workflow 1.7.4 update restores some Google-related...




Apple's first update to the Workflow app after the initial renovation in March restores integration with Google Chrome and Pocket -- but others including Google Street View remain absent.

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11:43
T-Mobile to Stop Offering 200MB of Free Data for New...

When T-Mobile first began offering cellular iPads in the fall of 2013, the company included a plan that provided customers with 200MB of free LTE data each month for the life of the tablet, a promotion that is now coming to an end.

As noted by TmoNews, T-Mobile has updated its Free Data for Life support page to note that the program is no longer available for new activations as of May 7, 2017. Customers who signed up for Free Data for Life on or before May 6, 2017, are able to keep the 200MB data plan with their current iPads so long as they continue to be T-Mobile subscribers.

T-Mobile's free data plan has always been tied to a specific device rather than...

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11:42
AAPL market cap reaches record $800 billion as...

Apple’s market cap has reached a new record high of over $800 billion, with shares of AAPL hitting a high of 153.70 during trading today.

more…

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11:34
DealBITS Drawing: Win a Pass to the iBooks Author...

Apple’s free iBooks Author app makes it easy for authors and educators to create media-rich ebooks, but if you want to go to the next level, the two-day iBooks Author Conference offers numerous sessions and panels about iBooks Author and ebook publishing. Enter to win a free $599.99 pass in this week’s DealBITS drawing!

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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11:27
3 days left to enter our AmpliFi HD Mesh Router...

On May 4, we gave you an opportunity to "Join The Dark Side" with a giveaway of an Amplifier HD Mesh Router Black. This is a special edition of the highly-rated mesh router, which has gone from the traditional gleaming white rounded cube to a menacing flat black model. Well, you have only 3 days left to enter the giveaway, so here's another chance to make an entry. 

This is the same AmpliFi HD Mesh Router setup that our very own Dennis Sellers said was "another excellent candidate for an Apple router replacement." But it has one special difference -- it's black instead of the usual white case. 

Using advanced 802.11ac Wi-Fi, multiple self-configuring radios, and...

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11:10
Apple's market cap soars past $800 billion as...




Investors have largely moved past Apple's latest results and are focused on an anticipated iPhone redesign, as the company's stock continues to achieve new milestones, crossing the $800 billion market capitalization threshold on Monday.

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10:52
External Link: HandBrake App Infected with Malware

Developers of the HandBrake DVD-ripping app have issued a warning that attackers inserted malware into copies of the app on one of its download mirror servers. They have shut that server down, but if you downloaded HandBrake between 14:30 UTC 2 May 2017 and 11:00 UTC 6 May 2017, you may have been infected. The HandBrake forum post provides more details on how to see if your Mac is infected and how to remove the infected files if so. If HandBrake’s developers had digitally signed the app, this never would have happened. Apple has also updated XProtect to protect against future downloads of files infected with Trojan OSX.Proton.B.

 

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10:45
Workflow 1.7.4 update restores missing features,...

Workflow has been updated to version 1.7.4, re-introducing features that were removed when Apple acquired the software, as well as adding new Apple Music actions. For example, it restores the Google Chrome and Pocket actions.

You can add music to your Up Next queue with the Add Music to Up Next and Clear Up Next actions. Get Distance now supports getting the distance from a specified location. The order of items passed from a Dictionary action to Choose from List is now preserved. There are also other bug fixes and minor additions.

In March Apple acquired Workflow, an iOS tool that lets you hook together apps and functions within apps in strings of commands to automate tasks. Workflow won an Apple Design Award in 2015. The app has been sold at the Apple App Store for $2.99; however, Apple is offering it for free.

Workflow allows you to automate items on your iPhone or iPad by connecting apps and actions. You can create...

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10:41
Apple updates Workflow to version 1.7.4

Workflow has been updated to version 1.7.4, re-introducing features that were removed when Apple acquired the software, as well as adding new Apple Music actions. For example, it restores the Google Chrome and Pocket actions.

You can add music to your Up Next queue with the Add Music to Up Next and Clear Up Next actions. Get Distance now supports getting the distance from a specified location. The order of items passed from a Dictionary action to Choose from List is now preserved. There are also other bug fixes and minor additions.

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10:34
Apple’s Workflow for iOS restores Chrome actions,...

Workflow, the automation app recently acquired by Apple, has just released a new update with bug fixes and the return of Google Chrome and Pocket functionality. The actions which were originally pulled after the Apple acquisition, were added alongside the introduction of two new Apple Music features.

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10:33
Workflow for iOS Regains Chrome and Pocket Actions,...

Apple-owned Workflow was updated to version 1.7.4 today, re-introducing features that were removed when Apple acquired the app and adding new Apple Music actions.

For those unfamiliar with Workflow, it's an automation tool that can be used to create a variety of workflows to accomplish tasks like creating GIFs from photos, pulling images from a website, calculating a tip, posting photos to multiple social networks at once, and much more.

When Apple purchased Workflow back in March, several actions were removed, but support for Google Chrome and Pocket has now been re-added and workflows involving those apps are now functional once again.

Along with support for Google Chrome and Pocket, today's update introduces new actions for Apple Music users. There's now an...

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10:28
The Massive Unintended Consequences of Self-Driving...


Car residual prices are collapsing, based on an alert that crossed my desk last week, and it struck me that we haven't considered much the secondary impacts of having self-driving cars, and the changes that will result from turning automobiles into four-wheeled elevators. Many industry players are treating self-driving cars much like cruise control: a nice-to-have option that will make driving much easier and safer. There are a lot of industries that will be impacted by this, though, both positively and negatively.

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10:18
Sen. Feinstein claims FBI paid $900K to crack San...




The FBI paid approximately $900,000 to a third party to help break into the iPhone 5c of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein said recently when questioning FBI director James Comey at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing.

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10:06
Siri Speaker Wishlist: hi-fi audio, multi-user...

As someone who enjoys testing new gadgets, I’ve been very tempted at times to purchase and try both the Amazon Echo and Google Home voice assistant speakers. Rumors of an Apple version have convinced me to hold off, however, and it’s possible once again that we may soon see Apple’s take on the category.

Amazon Echo and Google Home both offer features that I’d like, but there are things I do with Siri on my...

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09:51
Apple may buy half a city block in Reno, Nevada

Apple could purchase half of a city block in downtown Reno, Nevada for a 30,000 square-foot facility, according to MyNews 4. The Reno City Council has listed an agenda item for its Wednesday meeting to allow Apple to buy property at 6th Street and Evans Avenue.

Apple would build a purchasing and receiving facility on the property, according to the city, partly in junction with a planned data center at the Reno Technology Park, adds MyNews 4. The agreement would have Apple getting sales tax reimbursements through Urban Development for the cost of buying and adding to projects in the city's Téssera district.

This would be the tech giant’s second major project in the city. In early 2016, Apple filed permit with Washoe County to build a new cluster of facilities adjacent to its original “Project Mills” site in Reno, Nevada, that’s dubbed “Project Huckleberry.” It...

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09:35
Celebrate Mother's Day with an Apple Watch...

This Friday, a new Activity Challenge will show up in the Activity app on the iPhone for Apple Watch owners in the US. What's it for? Mother's Day, which is Sunday, May 14. Those who earn the special award get a very nice achievement medal and iMessage sticker (shown in the image above). 

All it takes to gain the award is to complete a one-mile workout on Sunday, May 14. It doesn't matter if it's a walk, a run or even a wheelchair workout, but you do need to achieve one mile in distance in one workout session. 

Record the workout in the Workout app on Apple Watch or any third-party app that integrates with the Apple Health app, and you'll get the special medal and sticker!

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09:31
Apple will fix busted iPad Pro Smart Keyboards for...

Enlarge / The iPad Pro Smart Keyboard. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple's Smart Keyboards are a key selling point for both the 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch iPad Pros, an official first-party accessory that helps to differentiate them from the cheaper tablets in the lineup. If you bought one, good news: Apple will now repair most problems with both sizes of Smart Keyboard for up to three years from the date of their release.

According to a memo obtained by 9to5Mac, Apple Stores and authorized service providers are being directed to service Smart...

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13-inch MacBook Pro w/ Touch...

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09:25
Apple plans half city-block purchase for new...

Reno City Council is set to discuss Apple potentially purchasing a half-city block of land for a new facility, according to KRNV. If accepted, this would follow Apple’s decisions in building out a $50 million data center in Reno.

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09:05
Apple nears $800 billion valuation

Apple’s stock is currently trading above the $150 mark for the first time ever, after factoring in a 7-for-1 split in 2014, giving the company a record-high market cap of nearly $790 billion. That means Apple is just over $200 billion away from becoming the world’s first trillion dollar company.

It’s mind boggling to think of that much money.

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08:56
Mother's Day Activity Challenge Will Require...

Mother's Day takes place in the United States this Sunday, May 14, and Apple is gearing up to launch an all-new challenge in the Activity app for Apple Watch owners in order to celebrate the national holiday. The challenge will begin showing up in the Activity app this Friday, May 12, but will only be open on Sunday.

To accomplish the challenge, users will have to complete a walk, run, or wheelchair workout that lasts for one mile or longer on Mother's Day. Users who meet that goal will get a Mother's Day achievement in the Activity app, and a sticker to use in Messages. The challenge will only be available to Apple Watch owners in the United States (via 9to5Mac).

"Earn this rose badge and a special Messages sticker on Mother's Day. Just do a walk, run, or wheelchair workout of a mile or more in the Workout app or in any third party app that writes...

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08:48
Diary of an ex-Apple intern

Michael Grothaus, writing for Fast Company:

Competition for internships is intense, particularly at hot companies like Apple, Google, Tesla, and others. So how do you get an internship at these coveted companies? I spoke to Maxime Britto, who is now a software engineer and the founder of Purple Giraffe, a French online school for mobile developers. But before he founded Purple Giraffe, he got his start at Apple working as an intern. In his own words, here’s how he did it and what the experience was like.

Fascinating read, short but on point.

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08:47
Apple tops $800 billion market cap

Apple $800B

Share price over $150

This morning, shares of Apple stock hit $150 per share for the first time. AAPL also hit a record in terms of market capitalization, breaking $800 billion in value.

This could put Apple on track to become the world's first trillion-dollar company. What would it take? A price per share of $191.79. Of course, there are many obstacles that the company needs to overcome to reach that figure:

  • Continued robust sales of iPhones in all markets, including China
  • Breaking into the smartphone market in India
  • Determining how to counteract the slide in iPad sales
  • Continuing the growth in Mac sales
  • Producing a series of new, compelling products to capture the public's interest
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08:41
Microsoft & Harman Kardon take aim at Apple,...




Microsoft and Harman Kardon on Monday officially revealed the Invoke, a device that will take on the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple's rumored Siri-based device in the smartspeaker market.

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08:37
Apple named world’s largest wearables vendor

MacRumors:

Apple became the world’s largest wearables vendor in the first quarter of 2017 with an estimated 3.5 million Apple Watch shipments, according to new research data shared this afternoon by Strategy Analytics.

Apple Watch shipments overtook Fitbit shipments during Q1 2017, allowing Apple to capture 15.9 percent global marketshare to become the top wearables vendor.

Crushing it.

If you want to dig through the data, here’s a link to the original Strategy Analytics report.

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08:34
John Oliver sounds the warning siren on net...

Yeah, he’s done it before but the issue has raised its ugly head once again.

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08:33
Apple offers first peek at plans to convert D.C.’s...

Click the link, take a look at the picture. Imagine this as an Apple Store. That’ll be an amazing store to visit.

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08:32
HandBrake for Mac warning: Server breach may expose...

Beware of Malware

HandBrake for Mac compromised 

The popular open source video transcoder HandBrake is a favorite for Mac users who use it to rip DVDs for use on iPhones or Macs, but if you've downloaded it since May 2nd, the app may have installed malware on your computer.

The download.handbrake.fr mirror server was hacked, and files from that server that were downloaded between May 2 - 6 were compromised. The app was replaced with a trojan version that installed malware called OSX/Proton.A. This malware opens an infected system to such things as keystroke logging, file uploads and downloads without the knowledge of the user, taking screenshots or photos from webcams, and even SSH and VNC connectivity. If you guessed that the malware came from Russia, you're right - this malware is a variant of the Proton trojan that was being sold on Russian cybercrime forums for $50,000...

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08:31
Apple Nears $800 Billion Valuation On Path to...

Apple's stock is currently trading above the $150 mark for the first time ever, after factoring in a 7-for-1 split in 2014, giving the company a record-high market cap of nearly $790 billion. That means Apple is just over $200 billion away from becoming the world's first trillion dollar company.

Google Finance shows Apple flirting with the $800 billion mark today, but the tool appears to be overcounting the company's number of outstanding shares, which totaled 5,225,791,000 as of last quarter. Apple's outstanding shares have declined as the company continues its share buyback program.

Apple's stock price will actually need to hit around $153 based on basic outstanding shares, or around $152 based on diluted outstanding shares, for a true $800 billion capitalization. Either way, it's close.

Apple's stock has been on an impressive...

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08:16
Trojan malware infests official HandBrake for Mac...

Hackers compromised a download server for HandBrake, a popular open-source program for converting video files, and used it to distribute a macOS version of the application that contained malware.

The HandBrake development team posted a security warning on the project’s website and support forum on Saturday, alerting Mac users who downloaded and installed the program from May 2 to May 6 to check their computers for malware.

The attackers compromised only a download mirror hosted under download.handbrake.fr, with the primary download server remaining unaffected. Because of this, users who downloaded HandBrake-1.0.7.dmg during the period in question have a 50/50 chance of having received a malicious version of the file, the HandBreak team said.

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08:05
New Apple Watch Activity Challenge discovered ahead...

Apple will run its next special Activity Challenge for Apple Watch owners on Mother’s Day, which takes place on Sunday, May 14. Like with Earth Day or New Years, Watch users will be able to earn a special achievement medal and iMessage sticker (shown above).

The challenge won’t be visible in the Activity app on the iPhone until Friday, although we have found backend references to it in the iOS code. Here’s what you will have to do if you want to earn the reward …

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08:02
Apple reveals plans for future Washington D.C....




Apple's plans to restore Washington D.C.'s Carnegie Library into a massive retail presence are moving forward, with the company presenting its plan to the Advisory Neighborhood Commission Monday evening.

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08:00
Opinion: HomeKit is great fun for techies but not...

As regular readers may recall, I’m a long-time user of home automation technology who made the decision to go all-in on HomeKit in the new year. I only waited that long because it takes a bit of time to get UK-compatible versions of quite a lot of devices.

I’ve been documenting the process in my Smart Home Diary series. For me, as a gadget lover, it’s been a no-brainer.

But even for a techie, it hasn’t all been plain sailing. There have been some irritations, and there is definite...

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07:54
Apple offers extended three year repair program for...

Apple has launched a new extended repair program for its Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro, allowing customers experiencing certain issues with the product to receive repairs or replacements from Apple for three years after the device is purchased. Apple informed its retail staff and authorized service providers of the new policy in an internal memo obtained by 9to5Mac (pictured below).

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07:53
External Link: Apple Launches Repair Program for the...

Apple has created an extended repair program for the iPad Pro Smart Keyboards due to “functional issues” that include sticking and repeating keys, sensor issues, problems with the magnetic connector, connection issues, and unresponsive keys. The program covers Smart Keyboards for both the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models and extends the warranty by an additional two years, for a total of three years. If you paid for a replacement for a Smart Keyboard that’s eligible for the new program, Apple will give you a refund — contact an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider if Apple doesn’t get in touch with you first.

 

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07:39
HandBrake for Mac developers warn of potential...




Mac users of HandBrake who downloaded the open source video transcoder since May 2 could have put their data at risk, after developers warned one of the mirror servers used to distribute the software had been hacked.

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07:34
Apple's Carnegie Library Store in Washington,...

Following a few reports from last year that centered upon Apple's intent to restore the historic Carnegie Library in Washington D.C. and outfit it as a prime destination for Apple retail, the company has now shared a few renderings and details about the location with The Washington Post.

The location will be home to Apple's new "Today at Apple" events, which will include concerts, art exhibitions, photography classes, coding sessions, and more. Still a retail location, Apple will generate customer interest in purchasing a new...

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07:33
Apple offers free iPad Pro Smart Keyboard repairs in...




In light of several technical problems the accessory is having, Apple is reportedly offering a free, three-year repair program for the iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard.

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07:30
Fender's Tone app replaces all your guitar...

The worst thing about being in a rock band is waiting for the guitarist to set up and adjust—and re-adjust, and then re-re-adjust—his interminable collection of effects boxes and pedals. But now perhaps the biggest names in guitars has an app to fix all that. The Fender Tone app for iOS and Android manages thousands of pre-set guitar effects, and delivers them via Bluetooth or WiFi to Fender’s new line of Mustang GT guitar amps.

I saw the Tone app and Mustang GT amps in action, and definitely want this set-up. No, not for me. For the guitarist I jam with. The guy who wastes 45 minutes troubleshooting his stomp box array while everyone else waits.

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07:00
Apple launches three-year service policy for the...

Apple has launched a new three-year service policy for the Smart Keyboard for both the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, according to an internal memo distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers last week, as noticed by MacRumors

Some may experience "functional issues" during use, such as the Smart Connector not working or certain keys sticking, repeating, or not responding, Apple says it will service any qualifying Smart Keyboard free of charge within three years of the date it was originally purchased.

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07:00
Build and battle deadly machines in C.A.T.S.: Crash...

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).

Cats are often cuddly and adorable, but C.A.T.S.—that is, Crash Arena Test Stars—is destructive and intense. And yet it still stars cute, cartoonish felines.

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06:51
Cyberduck 6 adds support for secure Cryptomator...

Cyberduck (https://cryptomator.org/coop/cyberduck_en.html) — a FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure & OneDrive and OpenStack Swift, donation-ware browser for macOS and Windows -- has been revved to version 6. It adds transparent, client-side encryption support to secure your data on any server or cloud storage.

The new encryption feature is based on the concepts and work of Cryptomator, which encrypts file contents and names using AES.

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06:45
Ockham for macOS revved to version 2.0

KnowledgeMiner Software has announced Ockham 2.0 for macOS. It’s an upgrade of the app for performing sensitivity analyses for a high number of model parameters.

It’s designed to be a valuable tool in academic research and for industry practitioners across a wide spectrum of disciplines including, but not limited to, environmental engineers, pharmaceutical scientists, oil and gas reservoir simulation engineers, government agencies and local authorities.

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06:22
Report: Google is beating Amazon, Apple, and...

It's time for Apple to renew its efforts in the education market: EdWeek Market Brief today released an exclusive report that takes stock of educator perceptions of four giants in the technology world, and how they stack up against each other and versus four major education-focused companies. The report—Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft: How 4 Tech Titans Are Reshaping the Ed-Tech Landscape—finds that Google consistently earns top marks from K-12 teachers and administrators asked to rate the companies’ devices, productivity tools, and ability to improve student achievement.

Across nearly every category, the nationally-representative survey of 1,000 K-12 teachers and district administrators identifies Google as the clear winner. Google beat out fellow tech titans Apple, Amazon and Microsoft and also eclipsed four large education industry players examined in the study, Houghton-Mifflin...

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06:22
Warren Buffett deflects concerns about iPhone price...




Investor and Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett once more came out in favor of Apple in a Monday TV interview, explaining why Berkshire bought Apple stock, and amping up the iPhone despite a sales decline in the March quarter.

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06:13
Smart speaker market to boom, so bring on that Siri-...

The rumor mill says that Apple is working on a Siri-based competitor to the Amazon Echo “smart speaker,” which could debut at next month’s Worldwide Developer Conference. If so, the company could have perfect timing. 

According to Parks Associates, the market for smart speakers with voice assistants will grow 60% from 2016 to 2017. The research firm also estimates that in 2020, annual sales in this product category will exceed 50 million units.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks an Apple device will sport one woofer and seven tweeters for rich sound and will be powered by a custom ARM processor equal in power to at least the A8 CPU on the iPhone 6 or newer. With these features, Kuo anticipates that Apple will sell the Siri speaker system at a...

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06:08
Apple Offering Free Smart Keyboard Repairs Under New...

Apple has initiated a new three-year service policy for the Smart Keyboard for both the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Apple has determined that some Smart Keyboards may experience "functional issues" during use, such as the Smart Connector not working or certain keys sticking, repeating, or not responding, according to an internal memo distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers last week.

Apple says it will service any qualifying Smart Keyboard free of charge within three years of the date it was originally purchased.

We recommend affected customers call an Apple Store to schedule a Genius Bar appointment or visit an...

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06:01
Rumor: next gen iPhone to be introduced in September...

Apple will unveil its next generation iPhone — probably to be dubbed the “iPhone 8” in September with it going on sale in October, according to the Chinese-language Economic Daily News — as noted by MacRumors. Which, by the way, is what the Sellers Research Firm (that’s me) has been predicting.

Here’s a round-up of the iPhone 8 rumors (although there may been so many I could have missed a few):

  • Touch ID will be embedded in the OLED display.
  • It will sport an A11 CPU and removable SIM.
  • The battery will be bigger.
  • There will be a 5.8-inch version.
  • The screen will be curved — unless it isn’t.
  • There will be facial...
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06:00
Lowe's smart home system can call 911 for you

If you own a smart home system, here's the worst case scenario: You're away, something has genuinely gone wrong and you need to contact the emergency services. That involves a frantic phone call and some worrying about how swiftly your phone's notifi...

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05:48
Apple reveals plans for D.C.’s Carnegie Library...

It was in September of last year that we first heard that Apple was in talks to open an Apple Store in Washington D.C.’s famous Carnegie Library, with more details emerging later in the year. The company has now revealed more of its plans as it prepares for a presentation this evening …

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05:44
A new Supply Chain report Claims that Foxconn is...

In late April Patently Apple posted a report titled "Foxconn to make 'Capital Intensive' Investment in the U.S. that will be revealed at a Special Event this Summer." I noted at the time that a part of that investment may include an LCD plant that was Foxconn was contemplating back in January. It's being reported today in a new supply chain report that "Foxconn Electronics is talking with the US federal government and State governments about investing in the US and is likely to set up a 6G TFT-LCD panel factory...

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05:33
BetterTouchTool 2.12 - Customize Multi-Touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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05:30
Supply chain preps for Apple's Oct. launch of...




The latest supply chain reports out of China are refuting previous observations that the "iPhone 8" would be delayed, and are claiming that manufacturers of previous low-yield products have resolved production problems.

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05:15
Rumor: Next-gen iPhone to feature improvements to...

Amidst all the rumors, there’s got to be a nugget of truth in here somewhere.

Apple’s next-gen iPhone is said to feature an “enhanced receiver” with “further improvements” to stereo sound and waterproofing, according to new research shared this week by JPMorgan analysts, who track the company’s supply chain in the Asia-Pacific region.

As of now, the receiver is embedded in the slim, meshed earpiece cutout above the screen that the user holds against their ear during a phone call. Since the iPhone 7, it has doubled as a full-out speaker. With two speakers, Apple says the iPhone 7 delivers two times the audio output of an iPhone 6s with increased dynamic range.

JPMorgan analysts have yet to identify what acoustical improvements will be included in the next-gen iPhone’s speaker, but it’s thought that the device will feature higher peak volume. It’s also rumored that the unit will be more waterproof and feature an even better IP68-rated water resistance.

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05:10
Voice-controlled speaker market predicted to double...

As Apple is believed to be working on its own ‘Siri speaker‘ product, research firm eMarketer has predicted that the U.S. market for voice-controlled speakers will double this year.

The number of active U.S. users will more than double for the devices this year, to 35.6 million, eMarketer said.

Reuters reports that in the market currently dominated by Amazon and Google, there is currently a clear leader …

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05:05
Apple Makes their Official Pitch Tonight for their...

A new report today informs us that Apple and B.J. Siegel, Apple Retail’s senior design director, are scheduled to present their official plans to the neighborhood Advisory Neighborhood Commission this evening on the Restored Carnegie Library Building in D.C..

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05:01
Harman Kardon's Cortana-powered Echo rival...

If last year was all about the rise of Alexa and Google Assistant, 2017 might be when Cortana and Siri have time to shine. Apple is reportedly due to launch its oft-rumored connected speaker at its WWDC conference next month, but Microsoft has been q...

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05:00
Apple expands Maps van data gathering efforts to New...

Apple’s data map collection efforts haver expanded from the Bay Area and gone to the east coast and to the southwest.

As noted on the company’s Apple Maps vehicles webpage, Apple is continuing its Apple Maps data collection in New England with camera and sensor-equipped vans for the first time. The expansion to Connecticut marks the 34th state in which Apple has collected Maps data.

Per Apple’s web site, Apple will be collecting data from the following Connecticut counties in the coming weeks:

Fairfield County, Hartford County, Litchfield County, Middlesex County, New Haven County, New London County, Tolland County, Windham County

The company is also expanding its Apple Maps van routes and data collection to include the following counties in New York and Arizona:

New York

Allegany County, Broome County, Cattaraugus County, Cayuga County, Chautauqua County, Chemung County, Chenango County, Cortland County, Dutchess County, Genesee County...

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05:00
Apple looks to help waterproof devices with a...

Apple continues to look into ways to make its products waterproof. The company has been granted a patent (number 20170127163) for a hydrophobic mesh cover that would resist the entry of liquid into an acoustic module into a device and a hydrophilic portion to aid in the removal of liquid from an acoustic chamber is described. 

The screen is placed in an orifice in the acoustic module between the external environment and the internal acoustic chamber. In the patent filing, Apple notes that, in an ideal world, no liquids could enter the acoustic module of a device such as an iPhone or iPad. Of course, in the real world, the isn’t possible or practical.

There’s a need for a system and technique for facilitating the evacuation or removal of moisture that has entered or accumulated into such a module. Apple is investigating tech to both inhibit entry of liquid into the acoustic module and to facilitate the removal of any liquid that does pass through the device and enters...

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04:53
Kool Tools: Outdoor Tech iPhone case/screen protector

Avoiding a cracked screen or broken phone seems easy enough, but life doesn't always go as planned. We've all been there, brand new phone in hand, cracked screen, chipped corner, realizing we opted out of the $13 insurance plan.

That's where Outdoor Tech's $39.95 Yowie Armour comes in. The shockproof, TPU bumper, rugged case will keep your phone safe from drops, while the glass screen protector will defend the face of your phone from spider web cracks.

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04:40
Warren Buffett uses furniture to explain why...

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has explained why Berkshire Hathaway doubled its AAPL holdings in January, stating that he used his understanding of the furniture market to appreciate the strength of the iPhone …

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04:30
How to schedule a Calendar event in macOS Sierra

The Calendar app in macOS Sierra includes maps, weather, and travel time to make setting up and sharing your events easy. You can change the calendar view by clicking the Day, Week, Month, or Year tab at the top of the window. You can schedule an event in various ways:

  • Double-click anywhere on the calendar to add an event at that time. The Inspector window that appears allows you to add invitees, set a time, location and more.
  • Drag an event to reschedule it.
  • Double-click an existing event to edit it from the Inspector.

The Quick Event field in Calendar app lets you enter events using natural language. Click the Add Event button and enter text that describes the event, such as "Lunch this Friday with Charles at Apple Café 5 p.m." Calendar app uses the words you enter to create a new event with the time, contacts and location fields filled out for you.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages —...

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04:28
Mother's Day 2017 Gift Guide: The best tech...




With Mother's Day less than a week away, we're rounding up the best gifts for the Apple-loving mom, including smart kitchen gadgets, iOS devices, W1 headphones and more. Best of all, each gift can be shipped for arrival by May 14.

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04:20
After government refuses to declassify sum paid for...

The battle between the FBI and Apple over the San Bernardino iPhone may (for now) be long over, but one question remained: just how much did the FBI pay a third-party company to access the device?

more…

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04:09
Chinese News Site Reports there will be no Delay in...

A new Chinese report defies previous speculation that volume production of Apple's next-gen iPhone will be delayed to the fourth quarter of 2017 due to yield rate issues on production of some parts.

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04:05
Study: traditional approaches to customer experience...

Organizations need to rethink traditional approaches to customer experience management according to a new study sponsored by Axway (www.axway.com), “a catalyst for transformation,” in partnership with IDC, a provider of global IT research and advice.

The study found that despite customer experience being the top digital initiative for organizations, 69% have yet to implement a single view of the customer.
The study surveyed more than 600 senior executives in IT, digital and customer experience roles at the largest global enterprises across the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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04:05
Study: traditional approaches to customer experience...

Organizations need to rethink traditional approaches to customer experience management according to a new study sponsored by Axway (www.axway.com), “a catalyst for transformation,” in partnership with IDC, a provider of global IT research and advice.

The study found that despite customer experience being the top digital initiative for organizations, 69% have yet to implement a single view of the customer.
The study surveyed more than 600 senior executives in IT, digital and customer experience roles at the largest global enterprises across the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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04:05
Facebook purges thousands of fake profiles ahead of...

Facebook has doubled its efforts to tackle fake news in the UK. As the nation heads towards a snap general election, the company has removed "tens of thousands" of accounts which it believes were involved in the spread of misinformation. The crack-do...

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04:00
The top Mac games of April

By Ric Molina of MacGamer

I know I said something similar last month, but nothing comes close to this past April in terms of quality Mac games released. In fact, I would go as far as to say that April 2017 is the most exciting month for Mac gaming I have ever seen.

That's quite a statement, but the games are there to back it. In April there were three highly anticipated AAA games, two remasters of beloved classics and a few indies that first killed it on Kickstarter and now are killing with great reviews.

You know how I only include the top highlights to the New Mac games page? Well, April saw 10 highlights and these are my favorites:

Total War: Warhammer...

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03:51
PSA: If you downloaded Handbrake last week, your Mac...

If you downloaded the popular video converter Handbrake last week, your Mac may be infected with a nasty trojan. The developer said over the weekend that one of the mirror sites used to download the app was hacked, with the real app replaced by a trojan that gives root access …

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03:49
Firefox 53.0.2 - Fast, safe Web browser.

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

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

Features

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



Version 53.0.2:

Note: Now requires a 64-bit Intel processor

  • Various security fixes
  • Make form validation errors and date picker panel visible to the user
  • The non-standard showDialog...
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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for May 8, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

App Eminence has introduced Branch.io 1.0. The free (for a limited time) app challenges players to tap the screen to avoid the rotating branches. The gamer can collect gems to unlock new pixel characters. 

macOS Apps/Updates

Zevrix Solutions has announced BatchOutput XLS 2.4.1, a feature update to itsoutput automation solution for Microsoft Excel. 

The utility automates printing and exporting of multiple spreadsheets to PDF and allows users to perform professional PDF production directly from Excel. Version 2.4.1 ensures that if a default printer is selected in Mac's system preferences, BatchOutput XLS...

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03:00
The Morning After: Monday, May 8th 2017

Hey, good morning!

Monday's back. But before dealing with that, read about how Facebook may be planning its own TV-like shows, how Android Pay might use your your face, and NASA's plans of where to go next in the Solar System.

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02:51
iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s reportedly set to go on sale...

There have been a few reports recently about delays in the production pipeline for Apple’s next-generation iPhones. A new report from Economic Daily News claims that mass production of iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s is on track for the new iPhones to be announced by Apple in September and go on sale in October.

According to EDN, via Digitimes, one of the big issues was manufacturing of the new substrate-like circuit boards set to feature in all three new iPhones. Yields of these components have apparently now been improved.

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02:49
'iPhone 8' Production on Schedule for...

Apple will begin selling its new range of iPhones in October this year following a September unveiling, according to a report out on Monday. Previous rumors have claimed that Apple will struggle to meet its usual fall launch timeframe for its upcoming OLED iPhone, which is set to debut alongside two more typical LCD models, with several sources claiming the "tenth anniversary" phone faces a possible delay late into the fourth quarter because of production yield rate issues.

Japanese site Mac Otakara earlier this year suggested the "iPhone 8" would launch "very much" behind the the LCD models, while KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple will debut the OLED iPhone in September, but the device will face "severe supply shortages" until as late as October-November, two months later than previous ramp-ups in August-September. Similar...

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00:28
Apple confirms reduced App Store affiliate...




After sowing confusion by announcing, but seemingly not implementing, an iTunes Affiliate Program commission rate change in April, Apple on Sunday clarified that the updated terms only apply to in-app purchases.

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Sunday May 7

23:32
Konami and soccer star Maradona call truce over game...

That dispute between Konami and sports legend Diego Maradona didn't last long. The two have reached an out-of-court settlement over Pro Evolution Soccer 2017's alleged use of the footie star's likeness without his permission. The exact financial figu...

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21:18
Apple clarifies iTunes affiliate changes: apps stay...

Apple this weekend has clarified changes to its iTunes Affiliate Program. While it was originally stated that Apple would cut affiliate rates for apps altogether from 7 percent to 2.5 percent, the company has now confirmed that its original announcement was misinterpreted and the changes aren’t as drastic…

more…

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21:00
Comcast's xFi app makes setting up your parents...

There are plenty of great routers on the market, but most of them have simply horrible interfaces for setting up and configuring your WiFI network. Companies like Google and Apple have built smartphone apps that make managing WiFi much easier, but it...

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20:59
EtreCheck 3.2.4 - For troubleshooting your Mac;...

EtreCheck is an app that displays the important details of your system configuration and allow you to copy that information to the Clipboard. It is meant to be used with Apple Support Communities to help people help you with your Mac. EtreCheck automatically removes any personally identifiable information from the output.

EtreCheck will automatically alert you to serious problems like adware, insufficient RAM, or a failing hard drive.



Version 3.2.4:

Note: Now requires a 64-bit Intel processor.

  • Improved detection of both adware and legitimate software;
  • New clean up feature to remove files leftover from partial uninstallations;
  • Improved search feature for investigating 3rd party software on Apple Support Communities; and
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



...

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20:59
BetterTouchTool 2.11 - Customize Multi-Touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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20:09
Apple clarifies affiliate program changes affect in-...

Great news for sites and people that use the program.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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19:18
The Nintendo PlayStation can finally play CD games

It was no small feat when Terry and Dan Diebold got their hands on a prototype of the fabled Nintendo PlayStation, but there has always been a catch to it: its signature feature, the CD drive, couldn't actually play games. Even a load of repair work...

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18:04
Self-repairing roads could also charge your electric...

Potholes are bad enough for the jarring rides, car damage and safety hazards they create, but it's also problematic to fix them. You're looking at lane and road closures that can last for days, assuming the city can even spare the resources. Howeve...

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17:04
EtreCheck 3.2.4 - For troubleshooting your Mac;...

EtreCheck is an app that displays the important details of your system configuration and allow you to copy that information to the Clipboard. It is meant to be used with Apple Support Communities to help people help you with your Mac. EtreCheck automatically removes any personally identifiable information from the output.

EtreCheck will automatically alert you to serious problems like adware, insufficient RAM, or a failing hard drive.



Version 3.2.4:

Note: Now requires a 64-bit Intel processor.

  • Improved detection of both adware and legitimate software;
  • New clean up feature to remove files leftover from partial uninstallations;
  • Improved search feature for investigating 3rd party software on Apple Support Communities; and
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



...

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16:45
The TV industry just edged closer to a giant merger

All that talk of major TV media buyouts just got more substantive. Reuters tipsters claim that Sinclair Broadcast Group, not 20th Century Fox as many suspected, is close to a deal to buy TV giant Tribune Media. Negotiations are reportedly still under...

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15:27
NASA is reviewing candidates for its next Solar...

NASA might be focusing on Mars recently, but it hasn't forgotten the rest of the Solar System. The agency has begun reviewing the 12 proposals it received for the New Frontiers program, the same one that gave rise to New Horizons, Juno and other nota...

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13:57
Tesla collects videos from cars to improve its self-...

If Tesla is going to fulfill its ambitions of making practical self-driving cars, it's going to need a lot of real-world data to teach its cars what to look for -- and that includes your own car. Tesla has pushed an Autopilot update that, in additio...

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12:26
Netflix renews controversial '13 Reasons Why...

Netflix's 13 Reasons Why has drawn plenty of attention, and not necessarily for good reasons. Critics, mental health experts and politicians have attacked it for its portrayals of suicide, bullying and sexual assault. However, Netflix is apparently w...

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12:12
Logic Pros Review: Sample Science brings VHS/vinyl-...

In this week’s episode of Logic Pros, it’s time to add some serious character to our setups. While we tend to focus on the big releases from major companies when it comes to virtual instruments and the like, sometimes it’s the little guy that brings the most creativity to the picture and diversity to your sound palette. Today we are taking a closer look at Hexagon Sky, the latest from Sample Sciencemore…

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11:00
The best robot vacuums

By Liam McCabe

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

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09:46
Killer Deal: 2017 9.7" iPads for $299 ($30 off...




For one week only, shoppers can save $30 instantly on Apple's 2017 32GB iPad (Wi-Fi Only) in all three colors. Plus, each iPad qualifies for free expedited shipping, and B&H will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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09:37
BetterTouchTool 2.11 - Customize Multi-Touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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09:29
Drone is the first spacecraft in years to use a key...

Kennedy Space Center is slowly coming back to life, but you almost wouldn't know it by looking at the Shuttle Landing Facility. While it has seen some limited use for aircraft in recent years, it hasn't been used for an orbital mission landing since....

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09:10
EduTech: Book Creator makes it easy for students...

EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here

In this week’s installment of EduTech, we’re taking a look at a way to easily and quickly create ebooks, right on iOS. Useful for both teachers and students, this app allows users to create content in a way that’s entertaining, while also practical or learning and engagement.

Read on as we dive deeper into Book Creator for iPad…

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08:15
16 famous first photographs in history: from the...

Without looking, guess who the subject of the “First Digital Photo of a President” was. I bet you’ll be surprised.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:00
Video converter Handbrake compromised by malware

If you didn’t download it during the above times, you have nothing to worry about.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:00
After Math: Big Business

It's been a bumper week for corporate America. Apple pledged a billion dollars to support US manufacturing jobs, Facebook announced it's closing in on two billion users and Valve let on that it receives 75,000 complaints every day. Every. Day. Number...

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07:50
Apple expands Maps imagery collection to Connecticut...

For the past two years, Apple has been using vehicles around the United States and other countries to collect data for Apple Maps. Now, the company has further expanded those efforts, deploying a fleet of vans in Connecticut for the first time…

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06:30
Ben Heck's Mini Pinball kit: Selecting a...

As the development of the Mini Pinball kit progresses, Ben and Felix split their focus between different areas of the build. Ben is finalizing the design of the flippers and how they're controlled, while solenoids are being used to give the power...

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05:23
Apple Maps street-level imagery vans hitting...




Apple has updated it's street-level vehicle-mounted photography site, and in addition to efforts continuing all over the U.S. and overseas, vehicles associated with the project are now cruising streets in Connecticut.

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04:57
Senator Feinstein Revealed the True Cost the FBI...

Patently Apple reported back in April 2016 that the FBI reportedly paid more than $1.34 million to unlock the San Bernardino iPhone used in the terrorist attack. This week we learned the official amount for that service when Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the FBI, said publicly that the government paid...

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04:03
Federal Court Rules that an Affinity Labs Patent...

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a ruling that invalidated a patent owned by Affinity Labs of Texas LLC, a serial plaintiff in patent infringement cases against Apple

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01:42
Windows 10's upgraded mapping helps you plan...

You likely know that Microsoft packed a lot of improvements into the Windows 10 Creators Update, but there are still a few surprises left... particularly if you use Windows' built-in navigation app to get from A to B. Microsoft has detailed Creators'...

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00:24
Why Apple is expected to stick with Lightning over...




A new iPhone is coming and it is probably loaded with all the technology Apple can bring to bear -- but the "iPhone 8" will probably be missing USB-C when it launches. AppleInsider explains why Apple will probably stick with Lightning for at least another year.

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Saturday May 6

20:55
San Francisco train service plans to run solely on...

Commuter trains are already somewhat eco-friendly by their nature (you're less likely to need a car, after all), but the San Francisco Bay Area's train system is taking things one step further. BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) has unveiled a policy that...

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19:42
Google explains how it's preventing future...

That massive Google Docs phishing attack from May 3rd was more than a little disconcerting, but Google is trying to set minds at ease. It just outlined how it responds to this email trickery -- including how it intends to prevent incidents like the...

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18:57
Apple Maps Vehicles Begin Surveying Connecticut,...

Apple has updated its website to indicate that its Apple Maps vehicles will begin surveying Connecticut for the first time this month.

For nearly two years, Apple has been driving vehicles around the world to collect data for Apple Maps—widely believed to be street-level imagery. Since 2015, the vehicles have surveyed over 30 states in the United States, in addition to parts of the United Kingdom, Italy, France, and Sweden.

Apple said it will blur faces and license plates on collected images prior to publication,...

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18:15
Scientists use gene editing to eliminate HIV DNA in...

A team of scientists have snipped away HIV DNA from the genome of live mice using a CRISPR system, and the rodents lived to (kinda) tell the tale. It's still much too early to call the method a possible cure, but the fact that it worked on a living a...

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16:48
Your future devices might not need wireless radios

Seemingly every connected device has at least one wireless radio in it. However, that often requires some big compromises. Those radios often chew up a lot of power, which isn't always practical with Internet of Things gadgets that may not have muc...

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16:40
iPhone 8 Said to Have Enhanced Earpiece With Further...

Apple's so-called "iPhone 8" with an OLED display and wireless charging will also feature an "enhanced receiver" with "further improvements" to stereo sound and waterproofing, according to new research shared this week by JPMorgan analysts, who track the company's supply chain in the Asia-Pacific region.

For those unfamiliar, the receiver is the slim, meshed earpiece cutout above the screen that you hold against your ear during a phone call. Since the iPhone 7, it has doubled as a full-out speaker. With two speakers, Apple says the iPhone 7 delivers two times the audio output of an iPhone 6s with increased dynamic range.

JPMorgan didn't specify what acoustical improvements will be made to the iPhone 8's receiver, but it's reasonable to assume it could have higher peak volume at the very least....

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15:59
Is This Bash Command A Builtin?

Builtin commands are always kinda’ interesting. At first glance, it’s hard to know which commands are builtins. Luckily, there’s a command that I rarely use, called… command. If you run command with the -V flag it will tell you if the command is a builtin:

command -V cd

cd is a shell builtin

If you run a command that isn’t a builtin

command -V ls

ls is /bin/ls

Some builtins are in /bin (like echo). But not all builtins are in /bin. Some are in /usr/bin (like cd). Information about how to use builtins is built into the help command rather than standalone man pages. So, if you do help followed by the name of a command, you’ll get information about the command, and sometimes how to use the command:

help cd

cd: cd [-L|-P] [dir]
Change the current directory to DIR. The variable $HOME is the
default DIR. The variable CDPATH defines the search path for
the directory containing DIR. Alternative directory names in...

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15:25
Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music...

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS/Mac music production. This week we have some really interesting new virtual gear for Mac including a stylophone-based sampler instrument, the GEM TapeDesk analog console emulator, a completely free Casio VL-1 for your Logic setup and more… more…

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15:20
'Guardians of the Galaxy' team says why it...

When director James Gunn revealed that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 would be the first movie shot with Red's 8K Weapon camera, he triggered a bit of speculation: what prompted the move beyond the incredibly high resolution? You might have a better...

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14:07
Rumors Persist About Apple Placing Touch ID on Back...

Apple's rumored "iPhone 8" with an OLED display and wireless charging will continue to have Touch ID, but there is a "high chance" it will be on the back of the smartphone, says Hong Kong-based equity research firm CLSA.

"iPhone 8" mockup with rear Touch ID sensor by Benjamin Geskin

An excerpt from a research note distributed this week by CLSA analysts Sebastian Hou and Brian Chen:iPhone to ditch fingerprint sensor? We don’t think so.

Both Samsung and Apple tried to enable in-display fingerprint sensing on full-screen OLED phones in 2017, but their optical tech seems immature and the major iPhone 8 bottleneck. Some thus speculate the fingerprint sensor will be removed and replaced by 3D sensing. Our latest supply chain checks indicate the...

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13:51
YouTube and Warner extend their streaming music deal

YouTube's relationships with music labels have certainly been fraught, but it just managed to reach a truce with one of them... at least, for now. The streaming service and Warner have extended licensing deals that will make sure Warner and its arti...

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12:24
Marines' online nude photo scandal leads to 21...

Feds have filed a total of 21 criminal cases after two months of investigating the nude photo scandal that rocked the US Marine Corps. According to AP, the investigation team called Task Force Purple Harbor scoured 200 websites for nude and semi-nude...

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10:56
Seattle enacts broadband privacy rules where the FCC...

Just because the FCC and White House have rolled back broadband privacy rules doesn't mean internet providers are free to sell your data without permission... if you live in Seattle, they'll still have to ask nicely. City mayor Ed Murray has impleme...

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10:38
BlackBerry KEYone's Success Hinges on Physical...


The first reviews of the new KEYone BlackBerry handset appeared this week, and the early consensus is that this device will appeal to BlackBerry fans who want its familiar physical QWERTY keyboard coupled with the functionality of Google's Android OS. This handset technically is not a true BlackBerry -- it is the first device from TCL since it entered a licensing agreement with BlackBerry Limited, formerly Research In Motion. TCL's license agreement covers the name and hardware patents, including the QWERTY keyboard.

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09:41
This week’s top stories: AAPL earnings, Siri Speaker...

In this week’s top stories: AAPL earnings, Siri Speaker, iPhone 8 reports, AirPods & Apple Watch sales, and much more.

more…

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09:30
Recommended Reading: A second act for '...

'Guardians of the
Galaxy 2:' Twice
Is (Still) the Charm
Christopher Orr,
The Atlantic

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters this weekend, the sequel to the 2014 film that introduced us to Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot, Grax and Rocket on the big...

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08:28
Delivery.com removes Apple Pay as payment choice for...

Apple Pay has been expanding at a relatively brisk pace over recent months, with the payment platform expanding to new countries, new apps, and more. This time, however, Apple Pay has actually been removed as a payment option from popular delivery services platform Delivery.com, with the company citing issues out of its control…

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08:09
Spotify again accuses Apple of abusing its size...

Spotify and a handful of other companies are going after Apple with anticompetitive allegations in Europe. According to a new report from the Financial Times, Spotify is accusing Apple and Google of abusing their “privileged position” at the top of the market…

more…

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08:06
Phil Schiller on App Store upgrade pricing, Amazon...

Always fun to read the tea leaves when Apple executives speak.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:29
Android Pay could use your face to authenticate...

It's not that hard to add points to your loyalty cards on Android Pay, but it looks like Google is mulling on an experimental feature to automate the process. 9to5google has torn the latest version of the app apart and found lines of code that hint a...

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07:17
Apple's SVP Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller...

Apple's App Accelerator officially opened in Bengaluru India in March. When Apple's SVP Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller came to the Bengaluru office recently, he said in an interview with an Indian tech website that Echo-like devices should have a display

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07:00
The Week in iOS Apps: Rovio's Battle Bay...

The bird is no longer the word

Image by Rob Schultz/Macworld

This week’s roundup includes a new game from the makers of Angry Birds—with nary a pig or bird in sight. Plus, we have apps for budgeting, making cool photos, and more. Read on!

Battle Bay

Image by Battle Bay

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

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06:04
The EU Commission is preparing to Lay Down new...

Back in April 2015 Patently Apple posted a report titled "European Regulators Sticking their Nose into Apple's Streaming Music Business before it even gets off the Ground." In August 2015 we posted a follow-up report titled "The EU Commission ends one Apple Music Probe while considering another." In that report we noted that "The European Commission failed to find evidence of collusion among the major music labels and Apple to quash free music streaming services such as those offered by Spotify." Guess what? The EU Commission will now magically find that Apple is hurting their European tech companies like Spotify and introduce new digital policies later this year to turn the tables on U.S. tech companies like Apple.

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05:45
Analyst: iPhone 8 edge-to-edge horizontally, glass...

In a lengthy report from JPMorgan, the analyst breaks down its latest predictions about the upcoming 2017 iPhone updates.

The ‘modest upgrade’ iPhone 7s models will reportedly use glass backs in addition to the radical OLED iPhone. It says the OLED display will be edge-to-edge horizontally on the iPhone 8, not vertically (pictures after the jump). The analyst also claims that the iPhone 8 may come bundled with a free pair of wireless AirPods and predicts the total added cost to Apple of all the new technology inside the OLED iPhone …

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05:00
ABI Research: enterprise smartwatch shipments will...

Good news for the Apple Watch: ABI Research forecasts that enterprise smartwatch shipments will reach nearly 14 million in 2022, increasing from just more than two million in 2017. Yet, for these devices to infiltrate the workplace, vendors must address security device management and compliance at the design level, according to the research group.

"Today, very few wearable devices, including smartwatches, have enterprise-grade authentication integrated out of the box, which makes them incredibly susceptible to security breaches," says Stephanie Lawrence, Research Analyst at ABI Research. "This puts sensitive information, such as an individual's healthcare records or financial information, at risk."

ABI Research identifies several security solutions available to smartwatches, but with many enterprises touting bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies and the mix of devices entering the workplace on the rise,...

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05:00
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. We have some very familiar presidential election news, plus a leaked pic of Amazon's next big thing. Oh, and Bob Ross is about to become a playable character in Smite.

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04:42
Apple VP Phil Schiller Suggests Voice-Activated...

Gadgets 360 published an interview with Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller this week that could shed some light on Apple's plans for a dedicated Siri-based voice-assistant for the home. Rumors have swirled in recent weeks about Apple's plans to unveil an Amazon Echo-like smart connected speaker, possibly as early as WWDC in June, so Schiller's thoughts on the topic could potentially relate to the way Apple is approaching the design of its Echo rival.

During the interview, Schiller demurred when asked what he thought about Amazon's Echo and Google Home, but his comments clearly imply...

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04:30
More than 100 million U.S. households don’t have a...

Seems there’s plenty of room for the Apple HomeKit market to grow. Research from Parks Associates shows that more than 100 million U.S. households didn’t have a smart home device at the end of 2016. 

Apple's HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri.

Analysts at Parks Research say that reaching those households with no smart phone devices will require continued investments to create unique and personalized consumer experiences.

"The smart home market is experiencing strong growth and is preparing the transition from early adopters to the early majority," says Tom Kerber, director of IoT Strategy, Parks Associates. "Natural language control and analytics-based automation are simplifying the user experience and together act as a...

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04:00
Apple files for patent for ‘protecting software...

Apple wants to make your macOS and iOS devices even more secure. The tech giant has filed for a patent (number 9,639,673) for “protecting software through a fake crytographic layer.”

In the patent filing, Apple notes that software developers invest considerable resources in the development and maintenance of computer software. This investment often results in the development of proprietary algorithms that are advantageous over those used by the competition and which the developer would like to keep secret so as to leverage the superiority of the algorithm. In addition to proprietary algorithms, software may also contain embedded secrets such as cryptographic keys. Because of the plethora of important information, software is often the target of various reverse engineering efforts to dissect, analyze, and discover how it works. 

To minimize reverse engineering efforts, attackers often attempt to locate higher value code by identifying known code patterns or...

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03:00
The Week in Apple News and Rumors: Apple Q2 2017...

Apple headlines for the week ending May 5, 2017

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Plenty of important news and juicy rumors from the past week. Check out the Apple-related headlines in this week’s slideshow. Just click on the link to get more information.

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02:58
Phil Schiller says voice-only assistants are...

Indian news network NDTV caught up with Apple’s SVP Marketing Phil Schiller for an interview after his visit to the new App Accelerator in Bengaluru.

The discussion touches on Schiller’s management of App Store and Apple’s developer ecosystem, Swift adoption and his thoughts on voice-only assistants like the Google Home or Amazon Echo. Whilst Schiller would not gave any praise to its competitor’s products, he did say that these kind of devices are convenient in some situations …

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01:45
Facebook could launch two dozen 'TV-like'...

Facebook might be getting ready to make its video dreams a reality: According to Business Insider, the social network plans to launch two dozen original shows in June. Its no secret that the company has been looking for partners that can create uniqu...

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23:26
Sonos Playbar speaker does all-in-one TV & music...




Even with a few rough edges, the Sonos Playbar may be a handy way for Apple device owners to tackle all of their living room audio needs.

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22:20
This week on AI: Apple's Siri speaker exposed,...




Apple revealed its March-quarter financial results on Tuesday, which saw profits up, but iPhone sales down. Perhaps the most interesting news of the week however was more information about Apple's rumored Amazon Echo competitor, based on Siri.

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22:11
Delivery.com removes Apple Pay as payment option for...




Popular on-demand delivery services platform delivery.com on Friday notified users that it no longer accepts Apple Pay for laundry orders, saying the payment option was removed for problems outside the company's control.

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20:59
Postbox 5.0.13 - Powerful and flexible email client.

Postbox is a new email application that helps you organize your work life and get stuff done. It has all the elegance and simplicity of Apple Mail, but with more power and flexibility to manage even the most demanding workloads.

Features

  • Ultra-Fast Search - Instantly find messages, attachments, images, links, and contacts.
  • Conversation Views - Make sense of email threads through chronological message views.
  • Better Organization - Tabs, Topics, and To-Dos help you stay organized with less effort.
  • Works Great with OS X - Postbox integrates with the Address Book, iCal, iPhoto, Spotlight, and Quick Look. Postbox even works with OmniFocus and Things!
  • Quick and Easy Setup - Postbox will automatically determine your connection settings for you!

Postbox is available in English, German, French, Spanish (Spain), English (British), Italian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Swedish.

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20:59
Tweetbot 2.5.1 - Popular Twitter client.

Tweetbot is a full-featured OS X Twitter client with a lot of personality. Whether it's the meticulously-crafted interface, sounds and animation, or features like multiple timelines and column views, there's a lot to love about Tweetbot.

Features

  • Multiple Timelines. Quickly switch between your lists as your main timeline.
  • Multiple Windows and Columns. Display timelines from different accounts side by side.
  • Notification Center support.
  • Beautiful Retina graphics.
  • Mute filters lets you block messages from users without unfollowing them. You can also mute hashtags and specific keywords.
  • Sync timeline position, direct message read statuses, and mute filters between your Mac, iPhone, and iPad via iCloud.
  • Support for multiple services like Pocket, Instapaper, Readability, CloudApp, and Droplr.
  • Save drafts, add locations and POI's, attach photos/videos, manage your lists, and much more....
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20:59
BetterTouchTool 2.10 - Customize Multi-Touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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20:59
WhatRoute 2.0.20 - 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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20:55
Nike is livestreaming an attempt to run a sub-2 hour...

While it's Friday night here, three Nike-sponsored athletes are up early on a Saturday morning in Italy. The company has made it a quest to break the two-hour barrier for a marathon run, as Lelisa Desisa, Eliud Kipchoge and Zersenay Tadese go for tha...

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20:29
Touchable BlindPad puts visual information at your...

This touchscreen tablet operates differently than your usual iPad, with 192 magnetic buttons across its 12 x 15cm surface. They can move up and down almost instantaneously to create patterns representing the layout of a room or other visual data and...

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18:54
Spotify, others file EU complaint over Apple and...




Apple and Google are being targeted by a host of European internet services firms, including streaming music leader Spotify, that are urging the European Commission to investigate the tech giants over "troubling" app store practices.

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18:14
People actually crowdfunded this smart pillow

The connected home is getting out of hand. These days your mattress can do everything from keep tabs on your cheating spouse to start your coffee each morning. But why let the surface you sleep on have all the smarts when you can pay $300 for a pillo...

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18:00
The Apple Watch Outsold Every Other Wearable Last...

According to Strategy Analytics, Apple has shipped 3.5 million wearables in the first quarter of 2017, which is 59 percent higher than the 2.2 million devices it did in the same period last year. Engadget reports: Cupertino captured 16 percent of the global marketshare and stole the wearables crown from Fitbit, which had a much less stellar quarter. Fitbit only shipped 2.9 million devices in Q1, 36 percent less than the 4.5 million units it moved in the first quarter of 2016. Even Xiaomi sold more devices, putting the beleaguered wearables-maker in third place. Those results are consistent with Apple's latest earnings report. The company said its Watch and TV sales jumped up 31 percent year-over-year, and head honcho Tim Cook said Watch sales have nearly doubled since last year. Neil Mawston, Strategy Analytics executive director, said Apple's Watch Series 2 has been selling well "due to enhanced styling, intensive marketing and a good retail presence." Were you one of the 3.5...

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17:30
Facebook plans to launch its TV-like original...

It is no secret that Facebook has been attempting to get into the TV game. Now, according to a report from Business Insider, Facebook is planning to unveil its plans to enter that market next month with two different formats of video…

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17:18
Microsoft HoloLens becomes an AR assistant for...

Since the HoloLens was introduced, Microsoft has pitched it as both a gaming peripheral and a practical assistant in the workplace. Professionals have already started using its augmented reality tech to help out, from building engineers donning it to...

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16:31
Apple's Phil Schiller makes argument for...




Amidst rumors of a Siri home speaker, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller in an interview published this week offered his thoughts on dedicated voice assistants like Amazon's Echo, saying the lack of an onboard screen is a hindrance in many situations.

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16:31
French candidate hacked just before presidential...

Just days before the final round of the French presidential election, a large trove of emails from one candidate's campaign has allegedly been leaked online. In a statement on its website, the En Marche! campaign in support of candidate Emmanuel Macr...

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16:09
New York City plans to track every homeless person...

To assist New York City's efforts to combat homelessness, the mayor's office is planning to deploy a new tool to count every vagrant person within its bounds. In the hands of workers that reach out to the homeless every day, StreetSmart will help the...

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16:00
Friday 5: my favorite 1Password features for iOS [...

Agilebits’ 1Password is a password management app for iOS, Mac and other platforms. I’ve been using 1Password for several years, migrating over from LastPass. In my opinion, there is no better app than 1Password for password and credit card management. In this week’s Friday 5, I explain five of my favorite 1Password features.  more…

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15:20
Germany confronts Russia over election hacking

Speaking with reporters at a conference in Potsdam, Hans-Georg Maassen, president of the BfV agency (Germany's domestic intelligence group) renewed claims that Russian hackers were behind the attack on his country's parliament. He also warned the oth...

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14:58
Scan Spotify Codes to play songs instantly

Sharing songs with your buddies while on the go has typically been a hassle, with weird Shazam-style workarounds to get a song from one phone to another. It looks like Spotify knows this, too, as it's rolling out a new feature to use Snapchat-style c...

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