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Wednesday April 5

08:19
Freeway Pro 7.1.4 - Drag-and-drop Web design...

Freeway Pro lets you design and build sophisticated responsive websites code free.

With its user-oriented drag-and-drop interface, Freeway Pro helps you piece together the website of your dreams. Add images, audio, video and interactive content -- when your masterpiece is complete, Freeway Pro converts it into clean, standards-compliant code at the click of a button!

Beyond Web Design - Freeway Pro isn't just for web designers: Leverage the power of the intuitive interface to create eye-catching email newsletters that work with all major email clients!



Version 7.1.4:

  • Language, Check, and Range popups work in Spelling and Find dialogs
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when custom font sets are used in media styles
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when switching to a master page
  • Edit URLs dirties pages so they are republished correctly
  • Large background images use less...
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08:11
Comment: Apple’s announced intention to design its...

Apple’s announcement earlier this week that it plans to design its own GPUs for future iPhones and iPads did more than signal bad news for Imagination Technologies. It also added weight to the idea that Apple will at some point want to ditch Intel chips in Macs in favour of its own design of ARM-based CPUs.

The arguments in favor of Apple designing its own Mac processors are exactly the same ones that led the company to design its own A-series chips for iOS devices. Apple gets total control – something the company values highly.

Control of costs is part of it, of course. Tim Cook in particular got to the position he’s in today in large part by demonstrating a mastery of the supply-chain, and a significant goal there is to keep costs as low as possible in order to maximise margins. Apple eliminates royalty...

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08:07
Koogeek Smart Plug converts regular light socket...




Smarthome vendor Koogeek has updated its line of HomeKit products, and has released the Smart Socket -- a device that plugs into any Edison-style lightbulb receptacle turning it into a Siri-controllable light.

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07:54
Western Union enables Apple Pay for money transfers...




Western Union on Wednesday announced support for Apple Pay in its iPhone app, potentially speeding up international money transfers versus using a credit card or a bank account.

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07:51
Apple Not Worried About Apple Pay's Slow...

Apple's trouble with getting a wide array of its users, retail partners, and banks to adopt Apple Pay has been highlighted in a new article today by The Wall Street Journal, which also underlines a belief from Apple executives that the service's growth is adequate and that Apple Pay could soon become consumers' "primary payment system," in lieu of cash and credit cards.

Data collected from technology research firm Creative Strategies reported that 40 percent of U.S. consumers have raised concerns about security risks of adding a credit or debit card onto their iPhone, while more than 60 percent aren't even familiar with contactless payments.

While data from a recent Nilson Report noted that Apple Pay's rate of acceptance has "more than doubled...

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07:31
Report: Apple Watch Series 3 late this year;...

A supply-chain report backs an earlier claim that the next-generation Apple Watch – which would be dubbed the Series 3 if Apple retains its existing naming scheme – is scheduled for launch in the second half of this year. It also suggests that Apple will continue to offer a choice of two generations of Apple Watch at different price points.

Digitimes reports that while Quanta will remain the sole supplier of the new model, a new supplier, Compal Electronics, will be added to the roster to continue production of older models …

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07:28
Thursday night NFL games now stream on Amazon Prime...

Thursday night NFL games streamed with stunning success on Twitter last year, but for the season, football’s jumping ship. The NFL and Amazon announced they’ve reached a $50 million agreement for streaming rights to 10 Thursday Night Football games for the 2017 season—a five-fold increase over the $10 million Twitter paid for last year’s games.

The agreement’s a major win for Amazon, which has been pushing hard to expand its TV offerings. It’s a bummer for folks who’ve ditched cable, though. While Twitter streamed TNF games to the world, making them freely available to cord-cutters even if watchers weren’t Twitter users, Amazon’s NFL livestreams will be limited to paying Amazon Prime subscribers. An Amazon Prime subscription costs $100 per year.

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07:23
Apple Says Stock 8-Core Mac Pro Available to...

Apple has informed its authorized resellers that the Mac Pro's new 8-core stock configuration will be available to order by the end of April. Until then, Apple said the model can be created by selecting the 6-core option and using the configure-to-order options to match the 8-core model's upgraded tech specs.

Packaging changes are likely the only reason why the 8-core model is currently unavailable as a stock configuration to resellers and customers, given that the base model customized with an 8-core processor and dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs for the same price currently ships in 1-3 business days on Apple.com.

Apple adjusted its Mac Pro configurations and pricing yesterday. The former 6...

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07:12
Apple said to diversify Apple Watch manufacturing...




The Apple Watch is currently manufactured by one company, but that's reportedly set to change in the latter half of this year, when Apple is rumored to bring on a second partner to build the flagship Series 2 model.

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07:11
Mitsubishi 2018 Outlander Sport and Scania trucks...

The latest vehicles with support for Apple’s in-dash CarPlay platform get announcements today, including the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and a new infotainment system from Scania that will bring CarPlay to that company’s next-generation of trucks.

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07:02
Apple Reportedly Signs on Second Apple Watch...

Is Apple expecting to drive up Apple Watch sales for the key holiday quarter later this year? Perhaps, as we learn today from a supply chain report that Compal Electronics has entered Apple's supply chain for Apple Watch ...

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06:59
Rumor: ‘Apple Watch 3’ to ship in the second half of...

The “Apple Watch 3” is expected to ship in the second half of the year, according to DigiTimes Research. Based on past releases, this makes sense. The report says that Taiwan’s Compal Electronics will join Quanta Computers, also based in Taiwan, in making the Apple smartwatch.

Apple is estimated to have shipped 11.9 million Apple Watches in 2016. This gives the Cupertino, California-based company 49% of overall smartwatch shipments, according to the Canalys research group.

The fanciful images accompanying this article are courtesy of “Daily Star” and “SmartStockNews.”

Susquehanna Financial Group semiconductor analyst Christopher Rolland said in a March note to clients that the next gen Apple Watch will include a SIM card and support LTE (a standard for high-speed wireless communication for mobile phones and data terminals).

“Apple may be...

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06:52
Scania brings Apple's CarPlay to semi trucks...




A Swedish manufacturer, Scania, on Wednesday announced plans to build CarPlay into some of it heavy trucks, marking perhaps the first time Apple's platform has been integrated into non-consumer vehicles.

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06:44
Sweden-based Scania is Introducing Apple CarPlay

Scania — a major Swedish automotive industry manufacturer of commercial vehicles, specifically heavy trucks and buses — is introducing Apple CarPlay to the new truck generation's infotainment system. The company is among the first in the industry to offer Apple CarPlay in heavy trucks.   

"Scania's infotainment system will work with Apple CarPlay, the smarter, safer way to use your iPhone while on the move," says Björn Fahlström, vice president, Product Management, Scania Trucks. "Apple CarPlay support is being introduced in June 2017, and earlier devices can be updated, provided that they have voice recognition. By intro­ducing this functionality, we will offer even more driver comfort and increased safety. For truck drivers, who spend a lot of time behind the wheel, everything that makes life on the road easier, simpler and safer is very much appreciated...

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06:37
Western Union announces Apple Pay support

The Western Union Company (www.westernunion.com), which specializes in global payment services, says U.S. customers using its mobile app can now pay with Apple Pay when sending money transfers originating in the United States to more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, including domestic bill payments. 

The capability to pay with Apple’s mobile payment system to send money transfers through the Western Union app in the United Kingdom is planned for later this year. Today, 60 percent of all Western Union digital money transfer transactions globally are initiated via a mobile device, says Khalid Fellahi, senior vice president and general manager, Western Union Digital. 

The company continues to expand its digital footprint. Consumers can now send money globally via WU.com in 37 countries, the Western Union mobile app in 18 countries (five of these apps offer omni-channel choice with digital...

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06:31
∞ Cabel Sasser hilariously roasts Firewatch rip-off

Firewatch is an excellent game. If you’ve never played it, consider carving out some time. It’s US$19.99 and available on Xbox One, PS4, and on Mac/Linux/PC via Steam. Here’s a link to the website.

If you are familiar to the game, you’ll appreciate this tweet from Cabel Sasser, co-founder of Panic, the folks who published Firewatch, upon encountering an iOS game called New Firewatch:

And here's my LET'S PLAY of the [complete rip-off] iOS game, NEW FIREWATCH!!! Enjoy!!! pic.twitter.com/QuloTCTwxD

— Cabel Sasser (@cabel) April 4, 2017

Watch the video. This sort of thing is like...

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06:31
Apple Pay agreements with credit card companies,...




This year could prove to be pivotal for Apple Pay in a number of ways, including adoption and merchant availability, but also in support from card issuers, many of which have contracts with Apple up for renewal.

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06:27
Apple, Samsung draw a line in the sand over $400...

Apple and Samsung “dug trenches” in California federal court Monday for the latest battle in their long-running war over smartphone patents, laying out arguments for how a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on Apple’s nearly $400 million damages award should be applied, reports Law 360.

In January Samsung told the Federal Circuit that Apple was flat wrong in arguing that a recent U.S. Supreme Court finding on design patent awards didn’t disturb its claim on a $400 million award, saying it took “chutzpah” for the iPhone maker to try to stop Samsung’s new trial. In December 2016, the Supreme Court sided with Samsung, throwing out an appeals court ruling that said the South Korean company had to pay a $399 million penalty to its American...

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06:27
Western Union now lets you Apple Pay for mobile...

Western Union has long supported Apple Pay in stores for sending money and paying bills, and now the service is bringing in-app support for Apple Pay to mobile money transfers. This lets you send cash from your bank account to someone else using Apple’s fast and secure payment service rather than manually entering in and saving your debit card information.

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06:23
Apple's Move to Take Control over its Graphic...

Apple's Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri said during a February conference that "Today we do much more in-house development of fundamental technologies than we used to. Think of the work we do on processors or sensors. We can push the envelope on innovation. We have better control over timing, over cost and over quality." More evidence of that philosophy was evident this week ...

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06:21
'Apple Watch Series 3' Models Expected in...

The next-generation Apple Watch is scheduled to be released in the second half of 2017, according to supply chain newspaper DigiTimes.

The timeline matches a Chinese-language Economic Daily News report that claimed new Apple Watch models will be unveiled in the third quarter of 2017, aka fall, with battery life and performance improvements.

Apple Watch Series 2 models and slightly upgraded Series 1 models launched in September alongside the iPhone 7, so it is reasonable to assume that Series 3 models could launch in September as well. The original Apple Watch, now dubbed Series 0,...

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06:15
iPhone: New iBook is an excellent, detailed...

I dug into Christoph Kabisch’s new iBook with zero expectations. A look back at the original iPhone? How good could this be?

As it turns out, the book was a fascinating read with lots of detail, both in word and images. I owned the original iPhone, was there when it was announced and rolled out. I thought I remembered the details, but this book made it clear how much slipped out of my memory.

When you read it, be sure to tap on each image. Some move to a larger frame, others are 3D models that rotate.

The book is only 99 cents. Here’s a link. Worth it for the pictures alone. A terrific journey back in time.

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06:14
Xeric Design rolls out Cinematica 3

Xeric Design has rolled out Cinematica 3 (http://www.xericdesign.com/cinematica.php), an update of its video management software for the Mac.

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06:08
AKVIS releases Fairy-Tale Pack

AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has released Fairy-Tale Pack, a $17 frame pack designed around fairy tales and legends. The frame collection includes 100 templates intended for use with AKVIS Frames and AKVIS ArtSuite.

The collection includes 100 picture frames created by professional artists: 50 horizontal and 50 vertical variants for each design. To use AKVIS frame packs, you need to have installed one of following programs: AKVIS Frames (available for free) or AKVIS ArtSuite (10-day free trial download). On the Mac platform, the apps require macOS 10.7 or higher.

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06:03
QNAP supports VMWare SRM 6.5

QNAP’s Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) for the QES operating system now supports VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.5, providing enterprise-class remote backup and disaster recovery solutions to fulfill business continuity needs.

You can deploy your remote backup & disaster recovery solutions now with the Enterprise ZFS NAS featuring dual active-active controllers, or the more affordable TES-x85U series capable of running either the QTS or QES operating systems. Go to www.qnap.com for more info.

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06:00
New Siri patent

Patently Apple:

In the future, if Siri doesn’t recognize the voice of the owner of the device, accessing Siri or the computer associated with it will be impossible.

And:

Today a user will say “hey Siri” and Siri will respond. In the future, the command to call up Siri may be customized to your voice. For instance, a user sets up Siri to recognize the phrase “Hey there, Boss.” The customized phrase and the voice must match what’s in Siri’s database before the digital assistant will respond. The customized phrase is technically referred to in Apple’s patent filings as a “Lexical Trigger.”

And:

In the future, in order to access Siri, a person will have to know a passcode, use a fingerprint or be recognized by the system via face recognition. Unless your iDevice recognizes you on multiple security levels, Siri will remain unresponsive to commands or requests.

As long as I can turn this off via a setting, this seems like a natural evolution....

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06:00
basename and dirname Options

There are two useful commands when scripting operations that involve filenames and paths. The first of these is dirname: dirname can be used to return the directory portion of a path. The second is basename: basename can be used to output the file name portion of a path.

For our first example, let’s say that we have an output of /users/krypted, which we know to be the original short name of my user. To just see just that username, we could use basename to call it:

basename /users/charlesedge

Basename can also be used to trim output. For example, let’s say there was a document called myresume.pdf in my home folder and we wanted to grab that without the file extension. We could run basename using the -s option, followed by the string at the end that we do not want to see to output of (the file extension:

basename -s .pdf /users/charlesedge/myresume.pdf

The dirname command is even more basic. It outputs the directory portion of the file’s path. For...

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06:00
Our popular deal for iPhone 7/7 Plus is back! 3 pack...

You asked for it, we brought it back. When we ran a deal last month for a 3 pack of 2-in-1 Lightning to Headphone Jack Charging Cables for $21.99, we didn't realize how popular it was going to be. Apparently there are a LOT of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus owners who need the convenience of being able to charge their phones while listening to music on headphones. We've brought back the deal for a limited time.

That price tag is 56% off the regular retail price of these cables from Sky Innovations. Here are some of the details:

  • Use your existing wired headsets or headphones w/ your new iPhone
  • Enhance audio experience by allowing wired listening
  • Charge your phone...
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05:57
Rumor: ‘iPhone 8’ might not launch until October or...

Normally, new iPhones launch around September. However, a report from the Chinese language site, Economic Daily News (as noted by MacRumors.com), says the “iPhone 8” may not arrive until October or November because suppliers are encountering "technical issues" because of differences in the display lamination process and challenges involved in integrating the 3D sensing front camera system. 

The Sellers Research Firm (that’s me) says that this rumor makes sense. And I think we’d all rather that Apple take time to get the new smartphone just right instead of trying to meet an arbitrary deadline.

Also, in regards to the next generation iPhone (shown in a fanciful mock-up), that have been rumors that it will cost upwards of $1,000. However, in a note to clients — as noted by 9to5Mac — UBS analyst...

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05:56
Tim Berners-Lee wins $1 million Turing Award

MIT News:

MIT Professor Tim Berners-Lee, the researcher who invented the World Wide Web and is one of the world’s most influential voices for online privacy and government transparency, has won the most prestigious honor in computer science, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) A.M. Turing Award. Often referred to as “the Nobel Prize of computing,” the award comes with a $1 million prize provided by Google.

Tim Berners-Lee changed the world as much as anyone else in the computing or business world. Folks like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk etc. all changed the world, no doubt. But all of them became incredibly wealthy in the process. Nice to see this announcement.

On a related note, here’s an interview with Tim...

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05:50
Is $1000 an important psychological barrier when it...

We’ve been hearing conflicting reports about the likely retail cost of the iPhone 8. Some reports have suggested that the price could exceed $1,000, the price reflecting its premium positioning in the line-up thanks to features like an OLED screen and augmented reality.

A report yesterday contradicted this, suggesting that the price will actually remain in three figures, somewhere around the $850-900 range.

Does this kind of difference matter … ?

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05:47
NFL and Amazon reach one year deal, Thursday night...

Wall Street Journal:

The National Football League has reached a deal to stream 10 Thursday night games with Amazon.com Inc., the online retailer that is aggressively trying to position itself as a premier source of entertainment content.

The one-year agreement is valued at around $50 million, according to people familiar with the matter. That price tag represents a fivefold increase over the NFL’s agreement with Twitter Inc. for the same number of games last season.

To me, this deal makes much more sense than last year’s Twitter deal. The Twitter deal seemed like dipping a toe in the waters, an experiment with no real end goal. With Amazon, the deal seems more practical, a move to drive traffic, to increase Amazon Prime signups. Note that the games will still be available on TV via CBS and NBC.

Not sure this kind of move would ever make sense for Apple, unless buying an Apple TV was the only way you could watch Thursday Night Football.

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05:44
Rumor: Supply chain issues with 'iPhone 8...




New supply chain reports suggest that Apple is having difficulty with the design and sourcing of components of the "iPhone 8," affording credence to earlier reports that the high-end device may not launch in September.

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05:31
Apple's High-End iPhone 8 Shipping Date may be...

The Chinese-language Economic Daily News reports today that there are signs that indicate that Apple may delay their top end iPhone model to October or November. Reportedly the delay is due to issues related to ...

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05:15
Recently published patent application shows how...

Apple may be looking to bring both the Touch ID and Touch Bar features to an updated version of the Magic Keyboard.

A new Apple patent application, or at least some form of the application, shows a device may also include a processing unit positioned within the housing, and a primary display positioned at least partially within the housing and configured to display a graphical-user interface executed by the processing unit. In some embodiments, the display is an organic light-emitting diode display. The electronic device may be a keyboard device.

This change would address one of the main concerns expressed about the Touch Bar on the 2016 MacBook Pro, in that its advantages would become moot if the user were using an external keyboard.

Apple has also been rumored to have been holding discussions with dynamic keyboard maker Sonder, so there may be some interesting things coming down the pipe in this area.

As always, stay tuned for additional details as...

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05:00
Apple offers slight speed bump for current Mac Pro,...

Apple’s pro-grade machine got a bit of a speed bump today, albeit it might not be the overhaul that users were expecting.

The tower, which has remained without an update for more than three years, is still available with the two base models retailing for $2,999 and $3,999. The lower-end model jumps from from a quad-core Xeon CPU to a 6-core one, and gets dual G500 GPUs (an upgrade over the G300 GPUs), while the step-up model gets an 8-core CPU (up from 6) and dual D700 GPUs (up from the D500). At present, there’s still no onboard USB-C and no Thunderbolt 3, which means it still won’t be able to run the LG UltraFine 5K display.

Apple also stated that new, pro-level iMacs are due later this year.

Apple has stated in past interviews with senior vice presidents Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi that “The current Mac Pro … was constrained thermally and it restricted our ability to upgrade it” and engineering, wherein the company has apparently “designed ourselves...

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05:00
How to change the email address linked to your Apple...

If you’ve set up an Apple ID in macOS Sierra, but need to change the email address associated with it, it's an easy procedure. In fact, you can change your iCloud name and photo, and your iCloud contact, security, devices, and payment information in iCloud preferences.

To change contact information, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click iCloud, then click Account Details. Click Contact, then view or change the following:

  • Email addresses: Add and remove email addresses and phone numbers associated with your iCloud account. Friends and family can use these to share notes and documents with you, and reach you using iMessage, FaceTime, Game Center, and more.
  • Primary address: Change the mailing address for your iCloud account.
  • Email preferences: Select the kinds of information you want Apple to send to your iCloud email addresses.
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04:36
2017 RESCUECOM Computer Repair Report reveals top...

RESCUECOM (http://www.rescuecom.com), a computer repair company, has released its 2017 Computer Repair Report, which analyzes the data from its calls to provide insight and tips on how to handle top computer repair problems.

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04:33
Kool Tools: Kensington ClickSafe 2.0 Keyed Laptop...

Kensington’s (www.kensington’s) ClickSafe 2.0 Keyed Laptop Lock offers all the strength and one-click convenience and keyless engagement of the original ClickSafe lock, in a smaller, uncompromised design to protect sleeker laptops, POS systems and a variety of other devices.
 

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04:30
This guy built a (kind of) working Lego Macintosh,...

Take some Lego, an e-paper display, a Rasberry Pi Zero and what do you get? Something that may well qualify as the cutest Lego project ever: a Wi-Fi-enabled Macintosh Classic with the ability to remotely change the display.

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04:30
The YUNMAI is an excellent ‘smart scale’ with iOS...

I’ve been testing Yunmai’s $66.99 YUNMAI “intelligent body composition scale” for about a week and find that it’s iPhone integration is helpful and it’s very accurate in tracking your weight. However, like every other “smart scale” I’ve tried, it doesn’t accurately measure body fat. More on that in a second.

The YUNMAI keeps track of body statistics through a free iOS app that can be downloaded to an iPhone (alas, there’s no iPad support yet). According to the folks at Yunmai, it records body statistics through bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), a method of estimating body composition. BIA measures weight, fat, body mass index (BIA), muscle, visceral fat, bone mass, water, basal metabolic rate, body age and protein

The YUNMAI sports four pressure sensors and four human body sensors for its readings. The iOS app keeps track of daily, weekly, monthly and yearly weight changes, allowing you to set weight goals and...

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04:04
Apple considers teaching Siri to recognize your...

Allowing Siri access from the lock screen is a potential security threat that has, in the past, allowed someone to access personal data like photos. Additionally, Siri will respond to any command given by anyone when your device is unlocked.

Apple thinks it has a solution, using a combination of special phrase to ensure that Siri responds to you and only to you …

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04:00
Apple patent filing hints at iPhones with flexible...

There have rumors that the “iPhone 8” will have a flexible display. I’m a little dubious, but the company has filed for a patent (number 9614168) for a “flexible display panel with bent substrate.”

In the patent filing, Apple says it may be desirable to bend an edge of a display to hide inactive display components along the edge of the display from view. However, the process of bending a display can create stresses within the structures of the display. For example, bent metal traces may become stressed. Stress-induced damage such as cracks may adversely affect display reliability. Apple says it would “be desirable to be able to provide improved displays with bent portions.”

Here’s Apple’s summary of the patent: “A display may have an array of organic light-emitting diodes that form an active area on a flexible substrate. Metal traces may extend between the active area and an inactive area of the flexible substrate. Display driver circuitry such as a display driver...

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03:49
New Report Suggests Apple Could Delay 'iPhone 8...

Apple could delay its rumored high-end iPhone with a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED display until October or even November, according to a new report out on Wednesday.

In recent years, Apple has released its iPhone updates in September, but according to Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN), suppliers are encountering "technical issues" in the production of the upcoming "iPhone 8" because of differences in the display lamination process and challenges involved in integrating the 3D sensing front camera system.

The report tallies with a rumor that circulated last month suggesting the iPhone 8 may go on sale later than usual, due to the switch to an OLED display and the new technology needed. In such a scenario, the launch of an...

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02:21
Launch of next-generation iPhone 8 may be pushed to...

The iPhone 8 may debut later than we have been used to, according to a new report. For the last few years, Apple has announced its new iPhone lineup at a September event in the fall with a release date a couple weeks later. For example, the iPhone 7 was announced on September 7th and released on September 16th.

This year, Economic Daily News (via Digitimes) is suggesting that the launch may be pushed back to October or November, as production of the radical new iPhone has faced challenges …

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Tuesday April 4

20:59
PDFpen 8.3.4 - $74.95

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

Features

  • Add text, images and signatures to PDF
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Search and redact text; search and replace text
  • Export in Microsoft® Word format
  • Scan directly from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners
  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
  • Viewable OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages
  • Adjust resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Sign PDF forms via interactive signature fields (not digital signatures)
  • Insert and remove pages; re-order pages in a PDF by drag...
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20:59
Paparazzi! 1.0b4 - Make user-defined size...

Paparazzi! is a small utility for OS X that makes screenshots of webpages. This very simple tool takes screenshots of websites which do not fit on one screen. You specify the desired width, minimal height and the URL. The program displays a preview and you can save the screenshot to PNG, JPEG, TIFF, or PDF.



Version 1.0b4:

  • Fixed capturing on OS X 10.11



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Amazon Chime 4.1.5610 - Amazon-based communications...

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

Features

  • Frustration-Free Online Meetings - Make your online meetings effortless with Amazon Chime. Meetings start on time, and they’re easy to join. Meetings call you, and with a single tap or click, you can join or notify participants that you’re running late. A visual roster shows who is in the meeting and who is running late, and allows anyone to mute background noise. Amazon Chime automatically reconnects you if you get dropped. Crystal clear audio and HD video keep you focused on the discussion.
  • ...
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20:59
Tinderbox 7.0.3 - Store and organize your notes,...

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

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

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



Version 7.0.3:

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

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20:59
SteerMouse 5.0.8 - Powerful third-party mouse driver.

SteerMouse is an advanced driver for USB and Bluetooth mice. It also supports Apple Mighty Mouse very well.

SteerMouse can assign various functions to buttons that Apple's software does not allow, including double-clicks, modifier clicks, application switching, assignment of shortcut keys, "snap to" cursor movement, which moves the cursor to target (such as an OK button), and more.

SteerMouse lets you control the cursor's Sensitivity on top of the Tracking Speed. (Apple's software only allows adjustment for the Tracking Speed.) By adjusting both configurations, you can customize the ideal setting for the cursor to fit the movements of your hand.



Version 5.0.8:

  • Problem solved where "Click Lock" would not draw in image editors
  • Problem solved where keyboard shortcut would repeat unintentionally



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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20:59
TrailRunner 3.8.1497 - Route planning for hiking,...

TrailRunner is the perfect companion for runners, bikers, hikers, and all people wandering under the sky. Plan routes on a geographical map. Import GPS or workout recordings and journalize your activities in a diary.

Features

  • View maps and elevation data from Internet mapping services like USGS topo maps
  • Import GPS recordings from Trails, iTrail, and 321Run for iPhone
  • Import workouts from the Nike + iPod Sport Kit
  • Import tracks and workouts from GPS fitness devices like the Garmin ForeRunner or Garmin Edge
  • Import/Export TCX, GPX, and KML files
  • Describe favorite tracks and rate them with iTunes stars
  • Plan routes interactively or automatically for a given distance
  • Export route directions onto your iPod
  • Journalize workouts in a diary, see your progress in a history chart
  • Publish a Weblog to MobileMe

Note: While the software is...

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20:59
Artlantis Studio 6.5.2.12 - 3D rendering of interior...

Artlantis Studio is a unique and ideal tool for performing very high-resolution rendering easily and in real time. The new FastRadiosity engine now lets you compute images in radiosity-even in preview. Another innovative feature of Artlantis is that 3D objects and vegetation can be used directly in the preview window by simply dragging and dropping them. This enables users to work on different scenarios quickly and to simulate true virtual scenes in a real environment.



Version 6.5.2.12:

Render Manager

  • PSD object layer colors were different depending on the clients
  • The program quit when pausing a rendering by clicking "Cancel"
  • Ambient occlusion did not render or was different from Artlantis
  • Possible crashes when rendering large images

Artlantis

  • Light cone not taken into account when rendering
  • Demo mode period did not work on macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Unable to...
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20:59
PDFpenPro 8.3.4 - $124.95

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

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

  • Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms
  • Add interactive signature fields to forms
  • Create and edit Table of Contents
  • Convert websites into PDFs
  • Correct typos in OCR text layer
  • Add and edit document permissions
  • Automatic form creation - detects text fields and check boxes in existing PDF and makes them fillable
  • Create submit buttons to submit form data via web or email
  • Gather submitted form data via backend integration
  • Export in Microsoft® Excel (.xlsx, .xls), Microsoft® PowerPoint (.pptx, .ppt), and PDF Archive (PDF/A) formats (requires...
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20:59
Together 3.8.2 - Store and organize all of your...

Together helps you organize your Mac, giving you the ability to store, edit and preview your files in a single clean, uncluttered interface.

Features

  • Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop functionality, Together lets you gather up images, text, bookmarks, and files for safekeeping. With built-in note-taking capabilities and easy inter-app file transfers, take control of cluttered, disorganized groups of files and restore them to a state of order and manageability.
  • Previewing and editing. Together can edit and preview a wide range of filetypes, and seamlessly incorporates QuickView for everything else. File editing is always a double-click away, and your changes are automatically synchronized.
  • Organization, optimized. If you are tired of dealing with scatterbrained systems of files and folders, Together's refreshing, iTunes-like interface will help you breathe easy. Organize...
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20:51
Zoe Quinn's book about fighting online hate...

Zoë Quinn, perhaps one of the most qualified people to talk about online harassment, has written a book on her fight against online hate. It's called Crash Override, just like the volunteer group she founded to support harassment victims, and it...

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20:20
FX reel shows how 'Ghost in the Shell'...

By most accounts, the movie adaptation of Ghost in the Shell didn't live up to the visionary manga and anime it's based on, but it did create some stunning visuals. The film's holo-saturated neon cityscape was designed in major part by digital creati...

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18:44
Valve only wants to sell you good games

As Steam continues to grow its expansive catalog, Valve is still figuring out how to separate the quality titles and undiscovered indie hits from the legions of mediocre games that are only designed to make a quick buck. The platform is already repla...

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17:55
Your kid's 'accidental' Amazon app...

It's finally time to put a bow on Amazon's case with the Federal Trade Commission. In 2014, the online shopping juggernaut cam under fire for not fully warning parents that free apps could still contain in-app purchases. Last year a federal judge rul...

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17:14
Amazon Prime will replace Twitter to stream Thursday...

Last year Twitter made Thursday Night NFL games a centerpiece of its video streaming/group chat efforts. This year, the NFL is taking its 10-game simulcast package to Amazon Prime, according to reports by Recode, the Wall Street Journal and Variety....

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16:38
Apple executives net more than $13M each in vested...




Eight Apple executives, including senior vice presidents Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi, saw batches of restricted stock units vest last week, six of which were worth some $13.6 million.

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16:35
Why Apple's new GPU efforts are a major...




Apple's plan to decisively migrate iOS to its own internally-developed GPU within the next two years obviously shocked Imagination Technologies, its current supplier of PowerVR graphics technology. It should also rattle Nvidia. Here's why.

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16:29
'Lego Star Wars' and more Lucasfilm...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is out on DVD and Blu Ray today, and (perhaps not-so) coincidentally four classic Star Wars video games have joined Sony's subscription-based streaming service, PlayStation Now. Oh, and there's some Lego Indiana Jones tit...

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16:20
Apple granted patent for Griffin BreakSafe-like...

One of the most common complaints about Apple’s recent MacBook Pro lineup has been the lack of MagSafe. Apple’s magnetic charging solution was a staple of MacBooks for many years, but the company did away with it with the switch to USB-C. Now, however, a patent hints that Apple is working on a way to integrate MagSafe with USB-C.

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16:19
iPhone 8 Predicted to Start at $850 to $900 for 64GB...

Apple's widely rumored high-end iPhone with an OLED display is expected to cost upwards of $1,000, but UBS analyst Steven Milunovich believes that a base 64GB model could start at $850 to $900 in the United States. That price point would be similar to Samsung's new Galaxy S8+, which starts at $840 to $850.

"iPhone X" concept by designer Gabor Balogh

Milunovich said the flagship iPhone could start at under $1,000 as part of Apple's "mainstream luxury" pricing strategy. He also believes the 5.8-inch device will be competing at a screen size disadvantage compared to the 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+, leading him to predict Apple will adopt similar pricing as Samsung.

Milunovich thinks that a 256GB model could cost between $950 and $1,000, so...

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16:00
Samsung's Tizen OS Riddled With Security Holes


There are more than three dozen previously unknown flaws that pose a potential threat to consumers using some Samsung TVs, watches and phones, a security researcher has reported. Hackers could exploit the vulnerabilities found in Samsung's Tizen OS to gain remote access and control of a variety of the company's products, according to Amihai Neiderman, head of research at Equus Software. Neiderman presented his findings at a security conference sponsored by Kapersky Lab. Tizen is running on some 30 million smart TVs and other devices.

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15:59
Apple Patent Reveals a New Security Feature Coming...

Recently the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that revealed a new security feature coming to Siri. While it sounds very simple, this new feature could actually pack quite the punch in that it could be extended to a whole host of future devices. Today we have passwords we type in and Touch ID. In...

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15:51
Web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee wins computing's...

World Wide Web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee just chalked up another accolade, and it's one of his greatest yet. The Association for Computing Machinery has given him the 2016 Turing Award, frequently considered the Nobel Prize of the computing industry....

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15:45
Dropbox rolling out all-new user interface on the web

Dropbox today announced a redesigned interface on its website. The new interface makes it significantly easier for users to navigate throughout interface, preview files, and much more.

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15:19
Stream Coachella live on YouTube without the dusty...

Spring has sprung in the US and that means it's time for music festival season. Coachella is typically the first major event of the year and the 2017 installment is set to kick off April 14th. Just like previous years, you'll be able to watch perform...

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15:17
Apple warning some iCloud users that disabled...

One of our longtime readers and supporters, Hal Sherman, let us know today that he had received an email from Apple regarding iCloud and the iOS 10.3 update. The email notes that a bug in 10.3 "impacted a small number of iCloud users. This may have inadvertently reenabled some iCloud services that you had previously disabled on your device."

The note, seen above, suggests opening iCloud settings (now found at the top of Settings > iCloud) and making sure that services that had previously been disabled are still set that way. If not, iCloud users can tap the green buttons to disable the services again (see image below).

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15:09
AWT News Update: April 4, 2017

'iPhone 8' concept rendering by Marek Weidlich.

It's been a good day for Mac users, with word coming down from Cupertino of new Mac Pros and iMacs in the product pipeline. Other news:

  • The surprise announcements from Apple today point to a company that's willing to admit mistakes and move on from them
  • The third Apple retail store in the UAE is under construction, with artwork at the site touting local artists and entrepreneurs
  • Construction continues on the flagship Chicago store, with huge roof panels being lifted into place this week
  • One financial analyst believes the iPhone 8 (or iPhone X, or...) won't be as expensive as previously thought

The text version of the podcast can be viewed below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below. Note to Apple News readers: you’ll need to visit Apple World Today in...

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15:09
Apple tells users iOS 10.3 may mistakingly re-enable...

Apple last week released iOS 10.3 to the public after a lengthy beta process. The update includes a handful of new features such as Find My AirPods. One issue related to the update that is just now emerging, however, relates to iCloud. Some users have apparently had iCloud services they once turned off, automatically come back on…

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14:59
What users could expect from Apple's homegrown...

Apple has one big reason to move to a homegrown GPU: It wants full control over the hardware and software in its devices.

The device maker is apparently developing its own GPU from scratch after dumping Imagination Technologies' PowerVR architecture, which is being used in the iPhone 7. The smartphone runs on the PowerVR A10 Fusion chip.

It's not certain when Apple's homegrown GPU will appear in devices, and the company didn't respond to request for comment.

Apple has made graphics improvement a priority in its iPhone and iPad models, so users should get better gaming experiences.

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14:53
'Serious Sam' returns to VR for a '...

If you're a fan of bombastic early-2000s first-person shooters and you own a HTC Vive or an Oculus Rift, Croteam has you covered. Serious Sam, the studio's fast-paced, over-the-top and gratuitously violent ode to big guns, explosions and cheesy one-l...

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14:42
What Is Verizon Promising With Its New Oath?


Verizon on Monday confirmed reports that it will rebrand its AOL and Yahoo businesses under a new entity called "Oath." AOL CEO Tim Armstrong delivered the message via a tweet. The rebranding is part of a plan to reinvest millions into the legacy digital content companies with the aim of creating a major new platform. The "Yahoo" and "AOL" names will not disappear, but their operations will continue under the overarching Oath brand, Armstrong later said in CNBC and Fox Business interviews.

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14:32
Seattle court strikes blow to Uber driver...

A landmark decision by Seattle's city council, which would allow drivers for ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft to unionize despite being classified as independent contractors, has hit a snag according to a report from the Associated Press.

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14:20
IoT Garage Door Opener Maker Bricks Customer's...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Denis Grisak, the man behind the Internet-connected garage opener Garadget, is having a very bad week. Grisak and his Colorado-based company SoftComplex launched Garadget, a device built using Wi-Fi-based cloud connectivity from Particle, on Indiegogo earlier this year, hitting 209 percent of his launch goal in February. But this week, his response to an unhappy customer has gotten Garadget a totally different sort of attention. On April 1, a customer who purchased Garadget on Amazon using the name R. Martin reported problems with the iPhone application that controls Garadget. He left an angry comment on the Garadget community board: "Just installed and attempting to register a door when the app started doing this. Have uninstalled and reinstalled iPhone app, powered phone off/on - wondering what kind of piece of shit I just purchased here..." Shortly afterward, not having gotten a response, Martin left a 1-star review of...

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14:15
The future of a cleaner, cheaper power grid is...

On the southern edge of the island of Kauaʻi sits an unsightly diesel power plant. The rust-covered smokestacks (a by-product of being next to the ocean) that emit a mechanical engine drone are a stark contrast to the serene beauty of the rest of the...

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14:12
New report claims the iPhone 8 will actually cost...

It has been widely reported that the upcoming iPhone 8 will cost consumers over $1000 at retail because of new features such as the OLED display and new 3D sensors. A new investor note from UBS analyst Steven Milunovich, however, disputes earlier reports and says the iPhone 8 will come in for less than $1000.

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14:04
Review: Sonos Playbase delivers hi-fi audio quality...

Last month Sonos unveiled its new Playbase hi-fi speaker that fits under your TV, and now the premium TV and music speaker is available to purchase in white or black. Playbase is an interesting alternative to the typical sound bar form factor and has benefits like accommodating more living room setups. Check out our hands-on with the new Sonos Playbase for much more.

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14:01
Apple Dubai Mall will have a grand opening ‘soon’

Apple Dubai Mall, a retail store in The Dubai Mall, will “open soon.". The mall is located in, as you might guess from the name, Dubai, the most populous city in the United Arab Emigrates.

UAE is a country located in the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran.

Hours (in local time, of course) will be 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world by total area and the nineteenth largest shopping mall in the world by gross leasable area. It's part of the 20-billion-dollar Downtown complex, and includes 1,200 shops.

Apple has two other outlets in the UAE region —the Mall of the Emirates, also in Dubai and Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi. With the opening of the store, Apple will have...

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13:56
Kanye West album is the first to go platinum from...

Kanye West's The Life of Pablo may have had excessive hype between the initial Tidal exclusive, the expansion to other services and the changing tracklist, but it's definitely a commercial success. The RIAA has confirmed to Engadget that Pablo was re...

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13:50
Apple warns iCloud users some services accidentally...




Apple is alerting an unknown number of iCloud users to a glitch in iOS 10.3 which can cause connections with apps like Mail and Photos to silently turn back on.

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13:48
Is Apple’s pre-announcement for new Mac Pros enough...

In a very uncharacteristic move for Apple, the company today decided to address recent concerns among its pro market and pre-announce an all-new, rethought Mac Pro in the cards for next year. Less exciting is the spec bumps that make the current lineup more affordable in the meantime, and the company also added in confirmation that new iMac models are coming later this year. But is Apple’s pre-announcement for new Mac Pros enough to address pro concerns?

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13:40
Dubai News Reveals another Apple Store under...

Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President, Apple Retail tweeted late this morning saying "We’re getting ready for our newest store in UAE by celebrating local artists and entrepreneurs. Excited for Apple Dubai Mall!"

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13:35
Twitch starts selling the games it streams

We already new Twitch planned to start selling its viewers a selection of PC games directly through the streaming site. Starting today, the service allows users to purchase a variety of different titles from the site while watching related streams. O...

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13:32
Analysts suspect Apple will offer OLED 'iPhone...




Despite an expected higher construction cost, and reports suggesting that the "iPhone 8" will start at $1,000, one financial analyst believes the 10th anniversary iPhone will retail starting at $850, only a slight premium over the "iPhone 7s" and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.

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13:20
∞ Thoughts on Apple’s Mac Pro announcement

This was a bizarre day to say the least. We woke up this morning to news that Apple is indeed working on new Mac Pros, but they won’t be ready this year. That is huge coming from Apple and its news that I welcome. […]

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13:16
Send Starbucks lattes to your lover with iMessage

Saying "I love you" with a Grande Soy Latte just got a little easier. Starbucks updated its iOS app with its first iMessages offering which allows you to send anyone you chat with a Starbucks gift card without interrupting the flow of your conversati...

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13:04
Apple Warns iCloud Users Some Disabled Services Were...

Apple today sent out emails to a small number of iCloud users, warning them that a bug in iOS 10.3 may have caused some iCloud services that had been disabled to be mistakenly re-enabled.

The email asks iCloud users to revisit their iCloud settings to make sure to turn off any service that might have been turned on through the iOS 10.3 update.

It's not entirely clear which iCloud services might have been affected, but MacRumors reader Karl, who sent us the email, said that he typically disables iCloud Mail. Following the update, he found the Mail option turned back on.We discovered a bug in the recent iOS 10.3 software update that impacted a small number of iCloud users. This may have inadvertently reenabled some iCloud services that you had previously disabled on your device.

We suggest you go to iCloud settings on your iOS device to make...

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12:52
Apple Music Android app brought up to par with iOS...




The Apple Music app for Android was updated with a significant redesign on Tuesday, finally incorporating the overhauled interface iPhone and iPad users received with iOS 10 last September.

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12:47
Microsoft will unveil the next Xbox's specs on...

Last fall, Sony outraced the competition in releasing the PS4 Pro, their half-step improvement on current consoles that includes better tech to handle VR gaming. Microsoft's mid-generation successor to the Xbox One, known as Project Scorpio, was in n...

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12:45
Apple to refund recent Workflow purchases after...

If you snagged the popular iOS automation app Workflow juuuuust before Apple bought it and then made it a free service, don’t worry: Apple is gonna give you that $2.99 back. Plus tax.

According to 9to5Mac, Apple is emailing iTunes customers who recently purchased Workflow to let them know that the app is now free and that refunds are imminent.

It’s unclear exactly what the purchase window is for refunds, although 9to5Mac reported one Twitter user had bought his version “some weeks ago.”

When Apple confirmed the acquisition to TechCrunch in late March, a company spokesperson said Workflow would remain in the App Store as a free app, but didn’t say whether Workflow’s technology would be built into iOS. That would make sense, given that Apple is pitching the iPad...

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12:35
Apple Store Set to Open at Dubai Mall as Burlingame...

Apple today announced that it will be opening its second retail location in Dubai, the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates.

We’re getting ready for our newest store in UAE by celebrating local artists and entrepreneurs. Excited for Apple Dubai Mall! pic.twitter.com/SIT4FeDr1x

— Angela Ahrendts (@AngelaAhrendts) April 4, 2017

The store will be located at The Dubai Mall in downtown Dubai, opposite the Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure in the world. As we reported in February, the store will be split into two floors inside the shopping mall. Apple said the grand opening will be "soon," but it did not provide a specific date or time.

Apple is celebrating the...

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12:30
Apple Music for Android gets an overdue makeover

The Android version of Apple Music was very close to the iOS app when it first arrived, but it's clear that the software has lagged in recent months. While iOS and desktop users got a (frankly needed) overhaul last year, Android users were stuck wit...

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12:12
Apple passingly acknowledges external GPU technology...




Apple with a single sentence in an interview has acknowledged the existence of external graphic processing units -- and continues to not put more than casual blocks in place to prevent them from functioning.

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12:12
Bipartisan bill aims to curb warrantless phone...

The Trump administration revealed its "extreme vetting" procedures on Tuesday and hoo boy, are they draconian. They'll require foreign visitors -- even close allies like France and Germany -- to potentially reveal passwords, phone contacts and even f...

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12:00
DARPA successfully flew a model of its 24-fan...

DARPA's experimental Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) aircraft, the XV-24A LightningStrike, cleared another developmental hurdle by completing its subscale flight tests in early March, according to its manufacturer, Aurora Flight Sciences.

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11:57
Apple Music for Android updated

Like the iOS version, Apple Music for Android features a bolder, cleaner look with reorganized sections: “Library,” “For You,” “Browse,” and “Radio.” Also included are iOS 10 features like song lyrics and a revamped For You recommendation section, plus with the redesign, there’s more of a focus on album art.

I could say something sarcastic like “I wonder if Android gets the iTunes Match feature that doesn’t work, or is that an iOS-only feature.”

But I won’t.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:56
Apple fixes wireless-based remote code execution...

Apple released an iOS update Monday to fix a serious vulnerability that could allow attackers to remotely execute malicious code on the Broadcom Wi-Fi chips used in iPhones, iPads, and iPods.

The vulnerability is a stack buffer overflow in the feature that handles authentication responses for the fast BSS transition feature of the 802.11r protocol, also known as fast roaming. This feature allows devices to move easily and securely between different wireless base stations in the same domain.

Hackers can exploit the flaw to execute code in the context of the Wi-Fi chip's firmware if they're within the wireless range of the targeted devices.

The issue is one of several flaws found by Google Project Zero researcher Gal Beniamini in the firmware of Broadcom Wi-Fi chips. Some of these vulnerabilities also affect Android devices and have been patched...

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11:44
Apple's Angela Ahrendts confirms store in Dubai...




Apple on Tuesday confirmed plans for a Dubai Mall outlet in the United Arab Emirates, teasing the opening with custom artwork on the shop's construction facade.

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11:35
Getting Bloggers To Talk About Your Crap

The original title of this piece didn’t last long. That’s too bad. ‘Cause I thought “Getting Bloggers To Talk About Your Crap” was kinda’ fun. But my latest inc.com article ended up getting called “6 Ways To Build Successful Relationships With Online Influencers” – and that’s fine. If you wanna’ check it out, it’s at: http://www.inc.com/charles-edge/6-ways-to-build-successful-relationships-with-bloggers.html.

The post Getting Bloggers To Talk About Your Crap appeared first on krypted.com.

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11:26
Mac-compatible Lil Tanks now available on Steam

Lil Tanks is now available on Steam (http://tinyurl.com/lykm627) for Mac, Windows and Linux systems for $7.99 (20% off). The game will return to its original $9.99 pricing on April 11.

The game pays homage to genre classics and offers both single-player and co-op gameplay. Here's how the game is described: “The Cuur have invaded Earth and started terraforming the planet – reshaping the terrain and tinkering with the atmosphere. In a last-ditch effort, Humanity’s greatest minds have come together to create a prototype vehicle program – code-named ‘Lil Tanks.’

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11:25
Apple Music for Android gets first major update with...

Apple Music for Android has received a huge revamp today to match the release of iOS 10 for iPhone and iPad last September. That redesign is now making its way to the streaming service’s Android app. The interface is nearly identical with features like iOS 10-specific features including lyrics and an improved Library available on Android for the first time.

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11:24
Twitter hopes to stream paid TV

Have you spent a lot of time watching Twitter's live video? No? We can't entirely blame you -- with some exceptions, many of its streaming agreements are for niche events. However, the social network might have a way to make its watch-and-tweet fe...

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11:23
Hands-on: CalDigit Tuff Drive 1TB SSD – a solid...

Back in October we reviewed the spinning hard disk version of the CalDigit Tuff Drive. While it was nice from a build quality perspective, the HDD speeds left us anticipating the soon-to-come SSD model.

Last week we received the 1TB SSD version of CalDigit’s Tuff Drive (coming later this month), and as expected, it’s much faster. Watch our brief hands-on video walkthrough as we unbox the CalDigit Tuff 1TB SSD, and test its speeds. more…

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11:10
Mac Pro CPU and GPU Upgrades See Significant Price...

Apple today announced price drops for its Mac Pro lineup ahead of a major revamp coming in the future, dropping the 4-core option and significantly lowering the prices of its new baseline 6-core and 8-core machines.

Apple has also made Mac Pro build-to-order processor and GPU upgrades much more affordable for pro users who need higher-end specs than the base machines provide.

Upgrading the new 3.5GHz entry-level 6-core Mac Pro to the 3.0GHz 8-core processor now costs $800, while upgrading to the 2.7GHz 12-core machine costs $2,000. Prior to today, the 8-core upgrade was priced at $1,500, and the 12-core upgrade was priced at $3,000.

GPU upgrades are also more affordable. With the 6-core machine, upgrading from the stock dual AMD...

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11:09
Starbucks for iPhone adds iMessage app for sending...

Starbucks today updated its iPhone app to add a new “Starbucks Gifts” iMessage app, allowing users send gift cards through Apple’s iMessage and pay for them using Apple Pay.

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10:58
Apple garnered a lot of good will today (now about...

Apple gained itself an incredible amount of good will today by announcing: the 2013 Mac Pro wasn't expandable enough and that a more modular model is in the works, along with new Apple displays; new iMacs are coming this year, some with pro level capabilities; and that the Mac mini is staying in the line-up.

Hopefully, the company has learned that it’s okay to admit that you made a mistake (ie, the 2013 Mac Pro and cancelation of the Thunderbolt Display). Concerning the latter, it’s obvious that the promotion of the LG UltraFine displays as suitable replacements...

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10:52
Spotify signs deal with Universal Music

Music streaming service Spotify said on Tuesday it had signed a deal with Universal Music Group that lets artists release new albums exclusively on its paying premium service for two weeks.

And

The multi-year license agreement with Universal Music could make Spotify more attractive to Universal Music’s artists, who include Taylor Swift, Adele, Lady Gaga, Coldplay and Kanye West.

A couple of notable Apple favorites in there.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:47
Apple unveils new Dubai Mall retail store with...

 

We recently heard that Apple is planning to open a new retail store at The Dubai Mall in the United Arab Emirates, and today Apple officially unveiled its plans for the new location. Apple retail SVP Angela Ahrendts shared the news:

We’re getting ready for our newest store in UAE by celebrating local artists and entrepreneurs. Excited for Apple Dubai Mall!

The new Apple Store location doesn’t have a grand opening date set yet as preparations are still ongoing…

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10:43
Tinderbox 7.0.3 - Store and organize your notes,...

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

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

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



Version 7.0.3:

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

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10:30
Apple Pay comes to over 20 more US & Russian...




Apple on Tuesday updated its rosters of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay with over 20 additions, mostly in the U.S., but also including two in Russia.

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10:30
Netflix reveals 'The Defenders' arrival in...

Netflix has a healthy roster of Marvel shows at the moment with the likes of Iron Fist, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Those worlds are about to be consolidated, as the titular characters are set to team up for Netflix's The Defenders later...

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10:19
New Mac Pro Lineup Now Available on Apple Store, But...

Following a surprise Mac Pro update today, Apple has now listed the "new" models on its online store. Essentially, this is just a pricing adjustment: the former $3,999 model is now the $2,999 base model, while the previously built-to-order 8-core model with dual D700 GPUs is now the high-end stock configuration.

The base model Mac Pro with a 3.5GHz 6-core Intel Xeon E5 processor, dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs, and 16GB of RAM is available to purchase now for $2,999 online and at select Apple Stores in the United States, Canada, and select other countries. Online orders ship in as little as one business day.

The higher-end model with a 3.0GHz 8-core Intel Xeon E5 processor, dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs, and 16GB of RAM is listed as "currently unavailable" online,...

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10:12
Alphabet bests Uber in self-driving car reliability

It's no secret that Uber's young self-driving car program still needs work, but how does it stack up next to efforts from others? Not so well, it seems. California's Department of Motor Vehicles has published stats showing that Alphabet's Waymo is we...

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10:08
Samsung Display Reveals at Trade Event that Foldable...

In early February Patently Apple reported that Samsung was holding a special closed door meeting with partners at the Mobile World Congress event to give partners a sample foldable smartphone in exchange for feedback; feedback required to figure out product demand so that they could more accurately estimate how many foldable displays to manufacture for the following year. So how did that private meeting go? It seems it didn't do go according to plan. Samsung now reveals that they'll delay foldable smartphones until 2019 at minimum.

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10:07
Ahead of Apple’s Clips app, Microsoft launches AI...

Sprinkles, a new iOS camera app from Microsoft, hopes to set itself apart in the emoji-crazed social media game. Touting itself as a “camera with fun ideas,” Sprinkles automatically adds captions and imagery directly atop your photos by detecting different objects, pets, and even people to create randomized quips.

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10:00
Spring Cleaning! Let us buy your old Apple devices...

We are officially two weeks into Spring and it’s inevitable that the yearly cleaning spree is right around the corner. Closets will be emptied, garages will be reorganized and old iPhones, iPads and MacBooks will be unearthed in “junk drawers” around the country. Now is the perfect time to sell your old or broken devices to 9to5Mac’s quick and easy buyback program.

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09:58
Spotify inks deal w/ Universal that lets artists...

Following reports last month that Spotify was considering restricting some of its biggest releases to paid users as it renegotiates royalty deals with record labels, today Bloomberg confirms that the company has now inked such an agreement with at least one major label partner.

The new multi-year deal with Universal Music Group will mean that some new album releases on Spotify will only be available to paid subscribers. New singles released will continue to be available for free users. The exclusivity to paid subscribers, the report notes, will only be for the first two weeks and will be up to the artists:

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09:53
Roadside assistance is T-Mobile's latest...

T-Mobile's SyncUP Drive dongle has enabled drivers to add 4G LTE connectivity, vehicle diagnostics and GPS monitoring to their older cars since the service rolled out in November. Now, the carrier is adding another feature that should serve subscribe...

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09:41
How to choose the best VPN service for iPhone and...

In light of the latest news that President Trump has overturned the FCC Internet privacy rules, discussions for and against virtual private networks (VPNs) have resurfaced. One of the biggest complaints with the repeal is that internet service providers are now legally allowed to sell your browsing data, if they’d like. While some ISPs have said that they won’t sell your browsing history for now, that doesn’t bar them from doing so in the future.

Proponents of VPNs believe that by utilizing such a service, you can obfuscate your browsing history so that your ISP won’t be able to build a “catalog” of your browsing habits. Opponents to VPNs dutifully note that by using a VPN service all you’re doing is migrating your browsing history from one ISP’s eyes to...

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09:32
How BioWare will fix 'Mass Effect: Andromeda...

The internet's reaction to Mass Effect: Andromeda has been overwhelmingly negative. Whether the game's pitiful user ratings on review sites are actually representative of what most players think is a question for another day, but it's fair to say tha...

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09:30
Why I always tug on the ATM

I’ve gotten into the habit of doing this at ATMs I go to. Luckily, I haven’t found any skimmers but better to be safe than sorry. I also rarely have any money so skimmers won’t get much out of me regardless.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Powerbeats3 Wireless...

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09:26
Microsoft's Sprinkles app is better at...

Microsoft is surprisingly invested in making oddball camera apps for the iPhone. First, it launched a selfie-enhancing camera and then followed that up with Pix, a camera that uses AI to make sure you get the best pictures of other people you might b...

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09:19
Spotify inks deal with Universal limiting some new...




Universal Music Group has reversed its course on exclusives, and has signed a deal with Spotify allowing for artists to limit new releases to Premium subscribers only -- with the deal terms reportedly costing Spotify less per subscriber assuming it meets some metrics.

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09:15
Apple Apologizes About Mac Pro's Lack of...

Apple recently invited a small group of reporters to Cupertino for a roundtable discussion about the future of the Mac.

Apple revealed to them reshuffled Mac Pro configurations and pricing, but the bigger news was that it's working on a "completely rethought" Mac Pro that will feature a modular design. The all-new Mac Pro, which won't launch until at least next year, will be Apple's highest-end, highest-throughput system.

Apple said the new Mac Pro will be accompanied by an Apple-branded external display geared towards pro users. Apple appears to be reversing course after discontinuing the Thunderbolt Display, and reportedly...

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09:00
Vote for the #ExcelWorldChamp

Last year, we announced the #ExcelWorldChamp competition. From October to November 2016, Microsoft ran four rounds of Excel tests for residents of select countries. The top competitors in each round made it through to the next level—until there was one Excel champ from each country!

Now, these country champions are competing head-to-head in one last round to declare the #ExcelWorldChamp and win a trip to Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., to meet with the Excel product team.

Help us determine the winner!

Submissions for the data visualization challenge are now posted on the #ExcelWorldChamp website. Visit the site anytime between April 4 and April 6, 2017 and vote for your favorite submissions. Your vote will help determine each contestant’s final score. Join us at the #ExcelWorldChamp website on April 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. UTC / 10 a.m. EDT for our...

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09:00
Announcing the release of Threat Intelligence and...

Today, we’re pleased to announce several enhancements that bolster Office 365’s security and compliance capabilities.

With the launch of Office 365 Threat Intelligence, we are enriching security in Office 365 to help customers stay ahead of the evolving threat landscape. Today, we’re also introducing a new reporting interface to improve the customer experience for Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) and extending the ATP Safe Links feature to Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Office 365 ProPlus desktop clients.

Office 365 Advanced Data Governance also launches today, providing our customers with robust compliance capabilities. A new policy management interface for Data Loss Protection (DLP), helps Office 365 customers remain compliant and in control of their data.

Let’s take a closer look at these enhancements.

Enhancing threat protection—a path to proactive cyber-defense with Office 365 Threat Intelligence

According to a recent Ponemon Institute study...

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09:00
AXA Group accelerates digital transformation with...

Today’s Office 365 post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president at Microsoft.

When one of the world’s leading financial institutions invests in Microsoft Office 365 and Azure, it’s a testament to the confidence business leaders have in the security, privacy, and compliance enabled by the Microsoft Cloud. As a group, AXA has globally adopted our comprehensive cloud services, taking a leadership role in the industry and enabling a modern, secure workplace. Rather than looking at the global deployment of Office 365 as yet another routine upgrade, IT leaders are taking advantage of a cloud platform that empowers employees with innovative tools available on any device.

Matt Potashnick, CIO for AXA UK and Ireland, talks about the digital transformation underway:

“At AXA UK, we are now taking our applications to the cloud with Azure and enabling collaboration and mobility across the organization with Office 365. This is key for us to reach out...

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09:00
'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' makes open-...

At this point, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has become a video-game phenomenon. Much has been said about how it's a new take on the dusty old Zelda formula, or on how it represents a fresh direction for Nintendo in general, by buoying its...

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08:55
Maca Culpa: Apple Admits Mac Pro Missteps and...

In an effort to repair its relationship with professional users, Apple took the unprecedented step of inviting a handful of prominent journalists for an on-the-record talk in which the company acknowledged design errors with the Mac Pro, promised a redesigned Mac Pro and accompanying pro display, and said it was trying to communicate better with pro users.

 

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08:55
Apple Drops Cylindrical Mac Pro Prices by $1000

While we wait for a redesigned Mac Pro from Apple, those who need the ultimate Mac performance can find a bit of solace in lower prices for beefed-up versions of the existing design.

 

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08:45
Scientists invent self-healing smartphone screen...

A new self-healing material has been invented that we may see implemented on smartphone screens in the not too distant future. The material can conduct electricity and apparently has abilities to self-repair beyond just cuts and scratches.

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08:41
Apple's Mac mini an 'important product,...




Despite being one of Apple's most neglected lines, the Mac mini is an "important" product and won't be cancelled anytime soon, according to Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller.

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08:30
Apple Pay adds support for 20+ banks and credit...

Apple Pay today added more banks and credit unions that now support the payment service, including over 20 for the U.S. and two new banks in Russia. The full list of newly added banks is below.

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08:02
Trump signs bill to roll back privacy rules, we’re...

In light of this week’s passing of the controversial legislation by Trump/Republican Congress to overturn FCC privacy rules, specials.9to5Toys.com is offering a special today-only discount on a VPNSecure lifetime subscription. Applying coupon code PRIVACY6 at checkout drops the final price down to $33, which is one of the best lifetime VPN deals that we’ve ever seen.

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07:59
Opinion: Apple’s rare change of mind is great news...

Apple is famously one of the most secretive companies in the world. It believes in what Steve Jobs called the ‘magic’ of the surprise reveal. The ‘one more thing’ presentation style pioneered by Steve is so much a part of Apple’s DNA that it has a stock phrase it uses to answer questions about its product plans: ‘We do not comment on future products.’

It’s hard to imagine Apple would ever take a different approach. Today it did.

It not only revealed future product plans a year in advance – something so out of character it’s hard to believe it really happened – but it also did something else Apple almost never does: it admitted to a mistake.

Sure, none of the three Apple execs present ever used that word, but the mea culpa is clear …

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07:51
Patent applications show Apple has considered adding...




The Touch Bar, Apple's thin touchscreen display above the keyboard on the MacBook Pro, could make an appearance on other Apple peripherals, with recently-published patent application illustrations revealing a version of the Touch Bar has been considered for the Magic Keyboard accessory.

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07:50
Apple is completely redesigning the Mac Pro… again

Enlarge / The 2013 Mac Pro, doomed to never be updated again. (credit: Apple)

Wonders never cease. Apple, normally secretive to a fault and allergic to talking about future products before it considers them ready, summoned a small group of journalists from outlets including TechCrunch and Mashable to its headquarters earlier this month to tell them that the Mac Pro will once again be completely redesigned. But it isn't saying what the redesign will look like, and a new Mac Pro is not launching until sometime "next year."

The...

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07:47
Microsoft may have Pushed Apple to rethink their Mac...

Back in February 2016 our Patently Mobile blog posted a report titled "Microsoft Patent Clearly shows that a Modular Desktop PC to take on Apple's iMac is on the Drawing Board." Then in late October Microsoft actually launched their modular desktop under the branding 'Surface Studio' and the PC press fell in love with it immediately.

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07:38
August announces new pro version of its Smart Lock...

August already makes one of the most consumer-friendly smart locks with HomeKit support and much more, and now a new pro version with support for the Z-Wave protocol is coming soon. August announced the new hardware and its entry into Z-Wave Alliance today.

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07:37
AWT TV Episode 2: Anniversaries, keyboards and...

While some folks were watching some basketball game on TV last night, the rest of the world was joining Dennis Sellers, Marty Edwards and me for another episode of AWT TV. This week's show was a blast; we changed the tools we use so the sound is much better than during our debut show, Steve was live from Apple Park and Earth orbit (you'll have to watch...), and we were visited by Pippin the cat, who just happened to turn 3 years old yesterday.

We had a few app demos during the show, managed to show off some fun products that we've either recently reviewed or will be reviewing shortly, and altogether had a great time. Later this month, we plan on opening participation in AWT TV recordings to our Team AWT members, so keep an eye open for that announcement!

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07:36
SteerMouse 5.0.8 - Powerful third-party mouse driver.

SteerMouse is an advanced driver for USB and Bluetooth mice. It also supports Apple Mighty Mouse very well.

SteerMouse can assign various functions to buttons that Apple's software does not allow, including double-clicks, modifier clicks, application switching, assignment of shortcut keys, "snap to" cursor movement, which moves the cursor to target (such as an OK button), and more.

SteerMouse lets you control the cursor's Sensitivity on top of the Tracking Speed. (Apple's software only allows adjustment for the Tracking Speed.) By adjusting both configurations, you can customize the ideal setting for the cursor to fit the movements of your hand.



Version 5.0.8:

  • Problem solved where "Click Lock" would not draw in image editors
  • Problem solved where keyboard shortcut would repeat unintentionally



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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07:32
Apple finally refreshes the Mac Pro, but the model...

No three words will stop a Mac user in their tracks faster than these: Mac Pro update. It’s been more than three years since Apple last paid any attention to its desktop tower, and users have been anxiously awaiting an upgrade. However, while Apple indeed announced a refresh Tuesday morning, the real news is about what’s coming down the road.

First, the new specs: Apple is still offering two base models of Mac Pro at $2,999 and $3,999. The lower-end model jumps from from a quad-core Xeon CPU to a 6-core one, and gets dual G500 GPUs (an upgrade over the G300 GPUs), while the step-up model gets an 8-core CPU (up from 6) and dual D700 GPUs (up from the D500). That’s it. There’s no USB-C and no Thunderbolt 3, which means it still won’t be able to run the...

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07:20
The Mac Pro Is Getting a Major Do-Over

Apple is moving away from the current, cylinder-shaped design used on its Mac Pro desktop, but that replacement will take until next year to hit shelves. From a report: "The Mac Pro, the current vintage that we introduced, we wanted to do something bold and different. In retrospect, it didn't well suit some of the people we wanted to reach," admitted Apple SVP Craig Federighi. "So many of our customers were moving to iMac that we saw a path to address to many, many more of those people," he added. "With the current generation Mac Pro, which some customers love, others may not, one of the things that's certainly clear and true about that is the team tried to do something different, something bold and we always want to encourage the Mac team that whatever products you make, that make customers happy, that we do bold work. Because the Mac's always been about that. It's been about not being conventional thinking, not me-too-stuff," said Phil Schiller. [...] While we'll have to wait...

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07:14
No touchscreens coming to pro Macs, says Apple'...




Apple isn't planning to offer touchscreens on any of its upcoming professional-level Macs, the company's worldwide marketing head said in revealing upcoming new Mac Pros and iMacs on Tuesday.

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07:02
Facebook's rocket ship icon is a test flight...

If you see a rocket-ship icon on your Facebook feed on iOS or Android (top of the screen for Android, bottom for iOS), it's apparently because Facebook thinks one news feed is not enough. The social media platform is testing a second timeline where you can waste more time watching videos, memes, and reading popular articles.

Tapping the rocket-ship icon shows a news feed made up of popular articles, videos, and other posts from Facebook Pages. These are items Facebook believes will interest you, based on a number of criteria including similarity to other content you've liked, and a post's popularity among your friends.

Ian Paul/PCWorld

Facebook's secondary news feed.

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07:00
Apple promises pro iMacs later this year, says Mac...

Apple slightly updated the Mac Pro today and promised a radical new modular design coming next year alongside a pro Apple display. Within the news shared through Daring Fireball were also mentions of a new pro iMac coming later this year and a vague reference to possibly new Mac mini hardware.

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06:35
Together 3.8.2 - Store and organize all of your...

Together helps you organize your Mac, giving you the ability to store, edit and preview your files in a single clean, uncluttered interface.

Features

  • Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop functionality, Together lets you gather up images, text, bookmarks, and files for safekeeping. With built-in note-taking capabilities and easy inter-app file transfers, take control of cluttered, disorganized groups of files and restore them to a state of order and manageability.
  • Previewing and editing. Together can edit and preview a wide range of filetypes, and seamlessly incorporates QuickView for everything else. File editing is always a double-click away, and your changes are automatically synchronized.
  • Organization, optimized. If you are tired of dealing with scatterbrained systems of files and folders, Together's refreshing, iTunes-like interface will help you breathe easy. Organize...
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06:30
Apple Will Ship A Pro iMac Later This Year, It Won...

Apple's expected update to its iMac line will arrive later this year with some previously unexpected additions: pro models. From a report: "We have big plans for the iMac," Phil Schiller, Apple's SVP of worldwide marketing, said during a recent reporter roundtable at the company's Machine Shop hardware prototyping lab. "We're going to begin making configurations of iMac specifically with the pro customer in mind." Just what those configurations will entail, Apple won't yet say. Nor will it comment on the possibility of an iMac Pro moniker for the more powerful machines in the lineup. Company executives are, however, quite happy to confirm a feature the pro iMac will not have: touchscreen. "No," Schiller said when asked if Apple would consider building such a thing. "Touch doesn't even register on the list of things pro users are interested in talking about. They're interested in things like performance and storage and expandability."

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06:27
EditShare unveils Lightworks Video Editor 14.0

EditShare (http://www.editshare.com) has unveiled Lightworks NLE version 14.0, which sports a new look and an extensive list of new features to benefit YouTubers and social marketers, as well as indie and corporate video makers. It’s compatible with macOS, Windows, and Linux systems.

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06:26
Artlantis Studio 6.5.2.12 - 3D rendering of interior...

Artlantis Studio is a unique and ideal tool for performing very high-resolution rendering easily and in real time. The new FastRadiosity engine now lets you compute images in radiosity-even in preview. Another innovative feature of Artlantis is that 3D objects and vegetation can be used directly in the preview window by simply dragging and dropping them. This enables users to work on different scenarios quickly and to simulate true virtual scenes in a real environment.



Version 6.5.2.12:

Render Manager

  • PSD object layer colors were different depending on the clients
  • The program quit when pausing a rendering by clicking "Cancel"
  • Ambient occlusion did not render or was different from Artlantis
  • Possible crashes when rendering large images

Artlantis

  • Light cone not taken into account when rendering
  • Demo mode period did not work on macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Unable to...
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06:23
∞ Funny story about the new Mac Pro announcement

There’s a new Mac Pro coming, eventually, but there’s an interesting story that unfolds. Pop over to the main Loop post for all the details. My 2 cents? Well worth it.

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06:22
Telestream adds support for IMSC 1.0 timed text...

Telestream (www.telestream.net), a provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced that its entire suite of captioning and subtitling products now supports IMSC 1.0, the new OTT standard for subtitling and captioning. For major networks and content distributors standardizing on the IMF file-based delivery format, such as Netflix, delivering subtitles for streaming content with IMSC 1.0 Timed Text is a requirement.

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06:14
Apple plans new iMac configurations targeting pro...




Despite the delay in new Mac Pro models arriving on the market, Apple is still aiming to target professional users looking for new Macs, and has revealed plans to release new iMacs this year with new configuration options that could be attractive to prosumer and creative users.

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06:05
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06:03
New iMacs likely to have Magic Keyboards with Touch...

Now that Apple has confirmed to Daring Fireball that new iMacs are coming this year, recent patent applications show that we can probably expect a Magic Keyboard with a Touch Bar on such all-in-ones — or at least offered as an option. 

Patents 20170090596, 20170090597 and 20170090654 are for a “keyboard with adaptive input row.” Here’s Apple’s summary of the invention: “The adaptive input row may be positioned within an opening of a device and include a cover for receiving a touch and a display that is configured to present an adaptable set of indicia. The adaptive input row may also include one or more sensors for detecting the location of a touch and/or the magnitude of a force of the touch. The adaptive input row may be positioned adjacent or proximate to a keyboard of the electronic device.”

In the patent filing, Apple notes that...

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05:56
ISPs can now officially store and sell user data

President Trump has signed the executive order finalizing the repeal of FCC’s Internet privacy rules that would have stopped intrusive practices of ISPs.

Internet Service Providers are now free to collect and share their subscribers’ private data that includes precise geolocation, financial information, health information, children’s information and web browsing history. While ISPs are claiming they won’t sell customer data, now that they are legally allowed to do it, there’s lots of skepticism surrounding this claim.
 

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05:45
Apple upgrades 2013 Mac Pros with more cores &...




Simultaneous with teasing redesigned Mac Pros due next year, Apple on Tuesday announced modest upgrades to existing 2013 models, increasing the performance of stock configurations.

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05:36
Daring Fireball: Apple has new Mac Pros, iMacs in...

Whoo hoo! Apple has told John Gruber at Daring Fireball that they're working on a “completely rethought” Mac Pro, with a modular design that can accommodate high-end CPUs and big GPUs, and which should make it easier for Apple to update with new components on a regular basis. 

The Mac Pro hasn’t been upgraded since its 2013 debut, though the price has remained the same. The Cupertino, California-based company is also working on Apple-branded pro displays to go with them. Unfortunately, Gruber says, the goodies won’t go on sale this year. However, Apple is releasing speed-bump updates to the existing “trash can” Mac Pros. The $2999 model goes from 4 Xeon CPU cores to 6, and from dual AMD G300 GPUs to dual G500 GPUs. The $3999 model goes from 6 CPU cores to 8, and from dual D500 GPUs to dual D800 GPUs. Nothing else is changing, including the ports.

What’s more, Apple told Gruber that Apple has “great” new...

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05:27
Patent trollin’: Uniloc sues Apple for — what else...

Another day, another lawsuit. AppleInsider reports that Uniloc, a “patent troll,” has filed suit against Apple claiming infringement of three patents related to certain Maps features, user authentication via Apple ID and UDIDs, and remote iOS updates. 

Filed with the patent holder friendly Eastern Texas District Court, Uniloc's lawsuit alleges infringement of three owned patents relating to various consumer facing Apple services. The non-practicing entity is leveraging a set of fairly recent IP credited to Uniloc CEO and serial inventor Craig Etchegoyen.

A “patent troll” is an individual or an organization that purchases and holds patents for unscrupulous purposes such as stifling competition or launching patent infringement suits. In legal terms, a patent troll is a type of non-practicing entity: someone who...

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05:24
Apple Updates Mac Pro, Says All-New Model With Apple...

Apple today introduced spec-bumped versions of the current Mac Pro, marking the first updates to Apple's pro-oriented desktop computer in over three years. Apple also confirmed it is working on a "completely rethought" Mac Pro with Apple-branded pro displays that will launch at some point beyond this year.

The existing Quad-Core model with dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs is now 6-Cores with dual D500 GPUs and 16GB of RAM for $2,999, while the 6-Core model with dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs is now 8-Cores with dual D700 GPUs and 16GB of RAM for $3,999. There remain no Thunderbolt 3 ports or any other hardware changes.

Essentially, this means the existing $3,999 model is now the $2,999 base model, while an 8-Core model with dual D700 GPUs is the new high-end option. Both models are equipped with 256GB PCIe-based flash storage, four USB 3.0 ports, six Thunderbolt 2...

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05:23
Apple Says New iMacs Geared Towards Pros Coming...

Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller and software engineering chief Craig Federighi have confirmed that Apple is working on new iMac models that the company expects to launch later "this year," as reported by TechCrunch.

Apple did not share specific details about what to expect from the refresh, but Thunderbolt 3 ports and faster processors are likely at the very least. At least one model will reportedly have the option for a new and likely faster AMD graphics chip, but few other iMac rumors have surfaced to date.

Federighi thinks the new iMac models will address "even more of the pro market," as noted by ...

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05:19
All-new Mac Pro with modular design, Apple-branded...




Though they won't arrive this year, Apple has revealed that the Mac Pro will live on with an entirely new design that will be easier to update on a regular basis, and that Apple-branded professional displays are also in the product pipeline.

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05:17
Apple upgrades Mac Pro, promises radical modular...

Many of us wondered whether the Mac Pro line was dead, but Apple has told Daring Fireball’s John Gruber and others that it is continuing development on its high-end desktop, and will next year be releasing a ‘completely rethought’ model with a modular design intended to make the machine more upgradable.

Apple is currently hard at work on a “completely rethought” Mac Pro, with a modular design that can accommodate high-end CPUs and big honking hot-running GPUs, and which should make it easier for Apple to update with new components on a regular basis. 

The company is also updating the existing Mac Pro today – and will be making new Apple Displays to go with next year’s model, along with new pro-focused iMacs …

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05:15
Rumor: Apple orders 70 million OLED units from...

A company doesn’t buy 70 million components unless you’re probably going to include it in a future product.

Apple has reportedly placed an order for 70 million OLED panels from Samsung, which looks to be set to become Apple’s sold OLED supplier.

Demand for the 2017 iPhone, which is expected to feature a major design overhaul with an edge-to-edge display, glass body, and a premium price tag, is expected to be high as it typically is in a year when a new look is unveiled. Apple and Samsung are gearing up to meet demand with the large panel order.

The story is followed by the following comment from IHS Markit analyst David Hsieh:

“Apple has ordered 70 million units of OLED panels from Samsung this year, while Samsung is preparing to churn out as many as 95 million for Apple in 2017, in case demand exceeds expectations.”

It’s rumored that the OLED panels will be in short supply come the next-gen iPhone’s launch in September, with the majority of...

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05:09
Apple was Granted 37 Patents Today Covering iDevices...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 37 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover three distinct inventions. One covers shock absorbers built into the corners of an iDevice that are designed to eject if the iDevice is falling in order to prevent damage. A second patent covers OLED displays for iDevices that could have curved or bent angles. The third patent covers a OLED crack detection

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05:00
Apple releases iOS 10.3.1 update, offers bug fixes,...

After a major OS update come the fixes.

Apple on Monday released iOS 10.3.1, an update available for its iOS devices available as an over-the-air update or when connected to iTunes via a Mac or Windows PC.

The update, which weighs in at just under 30 megabytes as an OTA download, resolves issues such as a hardware-specific problem wherein iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c handsets had trouble updating over the air.

The 5 and 5c were Apple’s last iPhone models with a 32-bit processor, the A6. Since the iPhone 5s all iOS devices have turned to 64-bit technology. Apple is in the process of phasing out 32-bit support, and indeed the iOS 10.3.2 beta appears to omit it entirely.

Among the core changes introduced in iOS 10.3 was the switch to the Apple File System, which is better optimized for flash storage. In some cases, the switch restored gigabytes of storage space to the device.

The update addresses bugs, offers security updates and also resolves a...

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05:00
The Mac Pro Lives

Let’s not beat around the bush. I have great news to share:

Apple is currently hard at work on a “completely rethought” Mac Pro, with a modular design that can accommodate high-end CPUs and big honking hot-running GPUs, and which should make it easier for Apple to update with new components on a regular basis. They’re also working on Apple-branded pro displays to go with them.

I also have not-so-great news:

These next-gen Mac Pros and pro displays will not ship until next year. In the meantime, Apple is today releasing meager speed-bump updates to the existing Mac Pros. The $2999 model goes from 4 Xeon CPU cores to 6, and from dual AMD G300 GPUs to dual G500 GPUs. The $3999 model goes from 6 CPU cores to 8, and from dual D500 GPUs to dual D800 GPUs. Nothing else is changing, including the ports. No USB-C, no Thunderbolt 3 (and so no support for the LG UltraFine 5K display).

But more good news, too:

Apple has “great” new iMacs in the pipeline,...

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04:41
Amazon Chime 4.1.5610 - Amazon-based communications...

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

Features

  • Frustration-Free Online Meetings - Make your online meetings effortless with Amazon Chime. Meetings start on time, and they’re easy to join. Meetings call you, and with a single tap or click, you can join or notify participants that you’re running late. A visual roster shows who is in the meeting and who is running late, and allows anyone to mute background noise. Amazon Chime automatically reconnects you if you get dropped. Crystal clear audio and HD video keep you focused on the discussion.
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04:39
Twitter seeking deal to allow users to watch live...

If you enjoy following live sports games on Twitter while you watch them, you may soon to be able to watch pay-TV live broadcasts from within the Twitter app.

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04:30
PDFpenPro 8.3.4 - $124.95

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

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

  • Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms
  • Add interactive signature fields to forms
  • Create and edit Table of Contents
  • Convert websites into PDFs
  • Correct typos in OCR text layer
  • Add and edit document permissions
  • Automatic form creation - detects text fields and check boxes in existing PDF and makes them fillable
  • Create submit buttons to submit form data via web or email
  • Gather submitted form data via backend integration
  • Export in Microsoft® Excel (.xlsx, .xls), Microsoft® PowerPoint (.pptx, .ppt), and PDF Archive (PDF/A) formats (requires...
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04:30
NeuBible is the Bible app Apple would make (if it...

Increasingly, in worship services, I notice folks reading their Bibles and looking up Scripture on their iPhones and iPads. Hey, I'm one of them. My favorite iOS Bible app has been the NIV [New International Version] 50th Edition. However, my NEW favorite is the $4.99 NeuBible, which is available at the Apple App Store.

It's elegant and simple-yet-sophisticated. The creators of NeuBible — former Apple designer Kory Westerhold and Yahoo design director Aaron Martin say — their goal was to "get rid of everything between you and scripture." They've definitely succeeded in their goal. Think of this as the iBible.

I've tried NeuBible on both an iPhone 6, an iPhone 6 Plus, an iPad Air 2, an iPhone 7 Plus, and a 12.9-inch iPad Pro. It's great on the "smaller" Apple smartphone, but really shines on the bigger smartphones and tablets...

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04:24
Worldwide security tech spending to reach $81.7...

Worldwide security tech spending to reach $81.7 billion in 2017
A new from International Data Corporation (www.idc.com) forecasts worldwide revenues for security-related hardware, software, and services will reach $81.7 billion in 2017, an increase of 8.2% over 2016.

Global spending on security solutions is expected to accelerate slightly over the next several years, achieving a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7% through 2020 when revenues will be nearly $105 billion.

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04:21
PDFpen 8.3.4 - $74.95

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

Features

  • Add text, images and signatures to PDF
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Search and redact text; search and replace text
  • Export in Microsoft® Word format
  • Scan directly from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners
  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
  • Viewable OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages
  • Adjust resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Sign PDF forms via interactive signature fields (not digital signatures)
  • Insert and remove pages; re-order pages in a PDF by drag...
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04:19
Global OLED display market to grow at a CAGR of 21....

The global OLED display market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.86% during the period 2017-2021, according to Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com).

The report from the research group has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is technological advances in augmented reality.

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04:17
TrailRunner 3.8.1497 - Route planning for hiking,...

TrailRunner is the perfect companion for runners, bikers, hikers, and all people wandering under the sky. Plan routes on a geographical map. Import GPS or workout recordings and journalize your activities in a diary.

Features

  • View maps and elevation data from Internet mapping services like USGS topo maps
  • Import GPS recordings from Trails, iTrail, and 321Run for iPhone
  • Import workouts from the Nike + iPod Sport Kit
  • Import tracks and workouts from GPS fitness devices like the Garmin ForeRunner or Garmin Edge
  • Import/Export TCX, GPX, and KML files
  • Describe favorite tracks and rate them with iTunes stars
  • Plan routes interactively or automatically for a given distance
  • Export route directions onto your iPod
  • Journalize workouts in a diary, see your progress in a history chart
  • Publish a Weblog to MobileMe

Note: While the software is...

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04:11
Paparazzi! 1.0b4 - Make user-defined size...

Paparazzi! is a small utility for OS X that makes screenshots of webpages. This very simple tool takes screenshots of websites which do not fit on one screen. You specify the desired width, minimal height and the URL. The program displays a preview and you can save the screenshot to PNG, JPEG, TIFF, or PDF.



Version 1.0b4:

  • Fixed capturing on OS X 10.11



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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04:08
Apple patent application illustrates Touch Bar and...

I wondered soon after the launch of the 2016 MacBook Pro whether Apple might have plans to bring the Touch Bar and Touch ID to a new Magic Keyboard. A new Apple patent application shows that the company is at least exploring the idea.

As ever, the language of the patent is dense, but the illustrations include a standalone keyboard as well as a laptop one.

In some embodiments, the device may also include a processing unit positioned within the housing, and a primary display positioned at least partially within the housing and configured to display a graphical-user interface executed by the processing unit. In some embodiments, the display is an organic light-emitting diode display. The electronic device may be a keyboard device.

As I...

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04:00
Apple should implement live support in FaceTime

Screen sharing will likely be in a future feature of Apple's FaceTime. If/when it happens, I'd like to see Apple take things a step further.

Apple’s FaceTime service is a method of two-way personal communication only at the present. However, Apple has filed for a patent that would allow mobile app data sharing and collaboration over FaceTime.

That's great, but where is the Amazon Fire-like feature where you can get live support complete with remote control and administration? That would be extremely useful on a practical level for Mac/iOS device users and a great public relations move for Apple.

While we're on the subject, whatever happened to Apple's promise to open up FaceTime for the world. There’s an opportunity for business level functionality if the technology was opened up. Apple needs to rely on all computers — Window PCs included — to support the software in order for it to really become the...

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03:15
Apple Awarded a Patent for a Highly-Efficient...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 37 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover Apple's granted patent relating to high-efficient inductive charging interfaces for mobile devices. Apple's patent places extraordinary emphasis on a next-gen connector plug. The system is designed to reduce the complexity of the inductive componentry required in iDevices.

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01:52
The Trump Administration's Decision to Crack...

Fed up with a program it says favors foreign workers at the expense of Americans, the Trump administration rolled out a trio of policy shifts. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency on Friday made it harder for companies to bring overseas tech workers to the U.S. using the H-1B work visa. On Monday, the agency issued a memo laying out new measures to combat what it called "fraud and abuse" in the program. The Justice Department also warned employers applying for the visas not to discriminate against U.S. workers.

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21:25
Trump repeals federal protections stopping ISPs from...




President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law a bill that repeals a set of privacy regulations that would have required internet service providers to request authorization before selling sensitive customer data to advertisers, or using that same information for marketing campaigns.

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21:01
Belkin releases MIXIT DuraTek USB-C cable and takes...

Few accessory manufacturers have been around since the dawn of the Mac, but one was actually in existence pre-Mac: Belkin. The company was founded by Chet Pipkin (current CEO), who started building cables on his parents' dining room table in 1983. Now the company is well-known to most Apple users for its wide range of accessories, and today Belkin released its latest product -- the US$29.99 MIXIT DuraTek USB-C cable.

The new USB-C cable is a far cry from the original Belkin cables, featuring reinforced conductors with Kevlar® fiber added to improve durability and make a 5-year limited warranty possible. The MIXIT DuraTek USB-C cable is 4 feet long, and comes in black, silver, rose gold and gold colors. Not only does it look good with its long and flexible strain relief connectors, but the cable is MFi certified. 

Speaking of certification, Belkin was the first cable manufacturer to produce cables...

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20:59
FileZilla 3.25.1 - Fast and reliable FTP client.

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



Version 3.25.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later.

Bug fixes and minor changes:

  • OS X: Fixed a crash if connecting to old servers not supporting UTF-8
  • Fixed timeout detection



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
Adobe Creative Cloud 4.0.1.188 - Access Adobe apps...

Adobe Creative Cloud costs $19.99/month for a single app, or $49.99/month for the entire suite.

Introducing Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications, including Adobe Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC. They're the next generation of CS tools. Get hundreds of all-new features. Keep your entire creative world in sync: files, feedback from team members, fonts, settings, and updates. And, as always, your applications live on your desktop, not in a browser and not in the cloud.

With Creative Cloud, your entire creative world is synced and organized for you across multiple devices. Track comments posted to shared files, keep tabs on your work and your followers on Behance, respond to invitations to join a project folder, manage your fonts, download the latest product updates, and more.

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20:59
Opera 44.0.2510.857 - High-performance Web browser.

Opera is a fast and secure browser trusted by millions of users. With the intuitive interface, Speed Dial and visual bookmarks for organizing favorite sites, news feature with fresh, relevant content, speed-boosting Opera Turbo mode and more handy features, Opera has everything you need to do more on the web. Also, with 1700+ available extensions, you can mix and match additional features to customize the browser the way you want.



Version 44.0.2510.857:

  • TouchBar support.
  • Support for CSS Grid Layout and WebAssembly
  • Support for the Credential Management API
  • Background tab throttling has been added



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
Little Snitch 3.7.4 - Alerts you about outgoing...

Little Snitch gives you control over your private outgoing data.

Track background activity

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

Control your network

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



Version 3.7.4:

  • Fixed a possible local exploit allowing privilege escalation in Little Snitch Installer
  • Improved handling of apps running in iOS Simulator
  • Fixed a crash of Little Snitch Configuration when editing multiple temporary rules
  • Improved...
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20:59
Vivaldi 1.8.770.50 - An advanced browser made with...

Vivaldi is a browser for our friends.

In 1994, two programmers started working on a web browser. Our idea was to make a really fast browser, capable of running on limited hardware, keeping in mind that users are individuals with their own requirements and wishes. Opera was born. Our little piece of software gained traction, our group grew, and a community was created. We stayed close to our users and to our roots. We kept improving our software, based on our users feedback, as well as our own ideas on how to make a great browser. We innovated and we strove for excellence. Fast forward to 2015, the browser we once loved has changed its direction. Sadly, it is no longer serving its community of users and contributors who helped build the browser in the first place.

So we came to a natural conclusion:...

We must make a new browser. A browser for ourselves and a browser for our friends. A browser that is fast, but also a browser that is rich...

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20:49
Sony's slow-mo friendly Xperia XZs goes on sale...

As smartphones have evolved to basically all look the same, manufacturers have been keen to capitalize on gimmicks to entice customers. Sony didn't buck that trend with the forthcoming, monolithic Xperia XZs and its rear camera that's capable of shoo...

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20:28
Tesla's market value surpasses Ford

Ford is currently valued at about $45.1 billion. Tesla is now worth $47.8 billion, reports Bloomberg. Last year, Tesla delivered less than 80,000 cars. Ford, America's second largest automaker, sold 6.7 million vehicles.

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20:16
Apple refunding users who purchased Workflow after...




Apple on Monday began processing refunds for customers who recently purchased Workflow, an automation app the Cupertino tech giant acquired last month.

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20:06
As Apple's GPU plans go public, Imagination...




Ten years after Apple effectively created a viable, high-end mobile graphics business for Imagination Technologies--and a year after the iPhone maker publicly declined to acquire the company--the British graphics technology firm now appears to be in full panic mode that its mobile technology may end up abandoned like MIPS, PowerPC, Nvidias Tegra and Texas Instrumentss OMAP.

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19:43
Google hopes license sharing will stop Android...

With over 4,000 different devices released in the last year alone, the Android ecosystem is massive. That kind of scale can lead to a lot of copyright confusion and patent squabbling on the platform, which Google would probably like to avoid in the f...

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19:02
The White House is saving all of Trump's...

Five days after Trump's inauguration, news leaked that his staff was continuing to use email linked to a private server. While that's not illegal (though hypocritical, given Hillary's election pillorying), it requires those using non-government email...

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19:00
President Trump officially signs resolution to...

As expected, President Trump today signed a resolution that will repeal Obama-era Internet privacy regulations. The move comes following the resolution passing the Senate and the House, despite calls from privacy advocates that it would allow ISPs to sell the browsing history of its customers.

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18:47
Apple Reveals Touch Bar with Touch ID in 6 Patent...

Last Thursday the US Patent & Trademark Office published a series of six patent applications from Apple covering their new Touch Bar for the MacBook. The patents also describe a Touch Bar destined for the iMac keyboard which likely means an accessory as well. The patents are divided into two distinct camps. The first group covers Apple's 'Adaptive Input Row' which is marketed as the Touch Bar. The second group covers 'restricted-access buttons' marketed as Touch ID, built into the right end of the Touch Bar.

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18:22
Notorious patent troll Uniloc targets Apple over...




Notorious patent troll Uniloc on Monday filed suit against Apple claiming infringement of three patents related to certain Maps features, user authentication via Apple ID and UDIDs, and remote iOS updates.

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