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20:59
djay Pro 1.4.2 - Transform your Mac into a full-...

djay Pro provides a complete toolkit for performing DJs. Its unique modern interface is built around a sophisticated integration with iTunes and Spotify, giving you instant access to millions of tracks. Pristine sound quality and a powerful set of features including high-definition waveforms, four decks, audio effects, and hardware integration give you endless creative flexibility to take your sets to new heights.

Note: This application contains in-app purchases.



Version 1.4.2:

  • Stability improvements



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:41
Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 360...

Let's be honest: no matter how much you like watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, it loses a lot of its thunder if you aren't in New York City to witness it first-hand. However, you might get a better feel for it with the 2016 event. Macy's,...

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19:13
Google, other tech giants outline ways to improve...

Google, Intel, Microsoft, Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and a handful of other tech industry giants joined former FCC Chief Technologist Dale Hatfield to form the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group in 2010, in an attempt to develop a s...

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18:17
Twitter cracks down on developers making...

If it wasn't already clear that Twitter wants to keep police and spies out of your tweets, it is now. Twitter is warning developers that it won't let them use public programming kits or Gnip data for surveillance reasons, whether the clients are law...

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17:27
iPhone Generated Record-Breaking Profits Last...

iPhone sales may have declined for three consecutive quarters, but the latest data from research firm Strategy Analytics suggests Apple is unsurprisingly still doing exceptionally well in the smartphone market.

Apple captured a record 91% of profits in the worldwide smartphone market in the third quarter, or $8.5 billion of the overall $9 billion in profits recorded by all vendors combined, according to Strategy Analytics.

Apple's biggest competitor Samsung was nowhere to be found on the list, as Chinese smartphone makers Huawei, Vivo, and OPPO took the second, third, and fourth spots respectively with between 2.2% and 2.4% of profits."Apple’s ability to maximize pricing and minimize production cost is hugely...

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17:23
'Rocket League' + Steam Workshop = more...

As cool as playing a game of soccer (football to the rest of the world) with cars in a rapturous undersea arena is, sometimes you want to go somewhere even the development team couldn't dream up. Good news then, because Steam Workshop support is en r...

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17:00
Malicious Video Link Can Cause Any iOS Device To...

A new bug in iOS has surfaced that will cause any iOS device to freeze when trying to view a certain .mp4 video in Safari. YouTube channel EverythingApplePro explains the bug in a video titled "This Video Will CRASH ANY iPhone!" 9to5Mac reports: As you'll see in the video below from EverythingApplePro, viewing a certain video in Safari will cause iOS to essentially overload and gradually become unusable. We won't link the infectious video here for obvious reasons, but you can take our word for it when we say that it really does render your device unusable. It's not apparently clear as to why this happens. The likely reason is that it's simply a corrupted video that's some sort of memory leak and when played, iOS isn't sure how to properly handle it, but there's like more to it than that. Because of the nature of the flaw, it isn't specific to a certain iOS build. As you can see in the video below, playing the video on an iPhone running as far back as iOS 5 will cause the device to...

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16:59
For Six Quarters Straight Apple's iPhone has...

On Sunday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Only Top Chinese Smartphone Vendors Mark Gains in Q3 2016 as both Samsung and Apple Tumble." Despite Apple tumbling 13% in Q3 and BBK and their Oppo brand combined technically dislodged Apple's long standing position as the number two smartphone company, the fact not present in Gartner's report is that Apple took 91% of all smartphone profits worldwide.

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16:15
Latest Strategy Analytics data shows Apple captured...

Strategy Analytics is today out with a new report dissecting the profits of the mobile industry during the third quarter of 2016. The report estimates that the mobile industry took in operating profits $9.4 billion during the quarter, with Apple capturing a “record” 91 percent share of those profits…

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15:52
Apple grabs record 91% share of global smartphone...




According to the latest estimates from market research firm Strategy Analytics, Apple iPhone sales gobbled up 91 percent of worldwide smartphone profits during the third quarter of 2016, setting a new record.

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15:18
Cook Did the Right Thing and Congratulated Trump on...

Today Donald Trump reportedly told the New York Times that Apple's CEO Tim Cook called to congratulate him on his stunning election victory. The news ...

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15:06
Gruber on Jony Ive at Apple

I see why some people think Designed by Apple in California could be Ive’s goodbye to Apple. But it feels to me like Ive’s heartfelt goodbye to his best friend and colleague, five years gone. I don’t think Jony Ive is going anywhere.

I agree with Gruber on this. Although, I do think Jony is taking a higher level view of design for Apple these days.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:51
Oh Samsung

According to industry sources on Nov. 21, the Korean tech giant plans to launch a new glossy black version of the flagship smartphone early next month.

Of course they will.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:25
Apple partners with Indian ride-hailing firm Ola to...




Apple is venturing further into the automotive industry in a deal with Indian ride-hailing firm Ola, which on Tuesday said it will offer Apple Music to passengers as part of a new in-car experience.

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14:23
Apple partners with Indian ride-hailing service Ola...

Apple has recently signed a deal with Indian ride-sharing service Ola that will see Apple Music become available in some of the service’s cars The Los Angeles Times first reported on the partnership, explaining that Apple Music will come to some cars as part of a platform known as “Ola Play.”

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14:13
India: Apple Pay to be available to customers who...

Apple is teaming up with Ola, India’s largest ride-hailing company, to make Apple Music available to customers who order a ride, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Ola — which also announced partnerships with Sony, Qualcomm and Audio Compass —  said the service will be made available in some of its vehicles as part of a platform called Ola Play. When passengers book an Ola ride, they will be able to interact with an in-car tablet to control the vehicle’s air conditioning, music, watch videos and even read ebooks. 

“Cars were initially built for the driver,” Ola Chief Executive Bhavish Agarwal said during a news conference reported on by India media outlet YourStory. “But with ride-sharing, the control needs to be there for the passenger...

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13:58
Apple Inks Apple Music Deal With Indian Ride-Hailing...

Apple has partnered with Indian ride-sharing company Ola to make Apple Music available to customers who order a ride, reports The Los Angeles Times. Apple Music, along with services from Sony, Fynd, and Audio Compass, will be incorporated into a platform called Ola Play, allowing customers to control music, watch videos, read ebooks, and adjust in-car temperature, all from a tablet inside the car.

Apple Music will be one of the audio choices, letting customers choose which music to listen to on the car's audio system while on their journey. Ola, which holds 75 percent of the ride-sharing market in India, ...

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13:50
The Apple Daily Report for Nov. 22, 2016

The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve, takes a road trip. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

According to numerous reports said to be out of Apple headquarters, the company's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive hasn't contributing much to Apple's consumer goods design as of late, and has been more interested in architecture and similar projects for the last few years.

According to a New York Times piece, Apple now directly employs 80,000 people in the U.S. The company also uses 69 supplier facilities in 33 states to manufacture parts for its products employs 6,000...

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13:47
Notable apps and app updates for Nov. 22, 2016

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

macOS Apps/Updates

Celemony has released Melodyne 4.1, an update of the audio editing app for macOS and Windows. This update brings improvements to all editions, including a new playback type for high-pitched monophonic instruments, a command for separating notes as trills and additional keyboard shortcuts. 

The update is available as a free download for all registered owners of Melodyne 4. For new users the cost is $849. A demo is available for download. 

Eltima Software has announced FlexiHub 3.0, an update to their macOS solution for sharing USB ports over a network. With the utility, the shared...

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13:42
T-Mobile offers 'free' iPhone 7 with Black...




The U.S. branch of T-Mobile on Tuesday announced a series of Black Friday-related promotions, most notably letting people get a "free" 32-gigabyte iPhone 7 or 7 Plus with a qualifying trade-in.

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12:58
Black Friday Deals on Apps and Software for iPhone,...

With fewer than three days until Black Friday, a number of developers are beginning to offer deals on their apps and software. Below, we have rounded up some of the notable discounts available for popular iOS and Mac apps and software. More deals will inevitably be announced, so keep an eye on our Black Friday roundup.

Final Fantasy Tactics

Square Enix has discounted both the iPhone and iPad versions of Final Fantasy Tactics to $3.99 for a limited time, marking the game's lowest price ever. The lowest previous sale was $6.99 for the iPhone version and $7.99 for the iPad version. Regular prices are $13.99 for iPhone and $15.99 for iPad.

TouchArcade gave the title a rather mediocre...

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12:54
On Jony Ive’s Role at Apple

Abdel Ibrahim, writing for AppAdvice:

In the latest episode of The Talk Show, John Gruber
discusses with Six Colors founder, Jason Snell, about Jony Ive’s
role in the company and how it’s changed in the years since Steve
Jobs’ passing. He specifically makes mention that he’s heard that
Ive’s role has changed in a way where he’s not as much involved in
the design of physical hardware as he used to be.

I’ve heard that he has lately been checked out or not as directly
involved with product design and that he’s been largely focused on
architecture, meaning the spaceship campus and the new stores. And
that maybe the other top-level executive who’s been working the
most with Ive is Angela Arhendts.

The comment comes on the back of Apple releasing...

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12:53
Don't play this video link unless you want your...

Beware the 5-second video that will bring your iPhone to a complete halt.

This week, a corrupt video link with the potential to crash any iOS device started making the rounds. Clicking on the MP4 link in question will play a video that will cause your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to overload and eventually freeze to the point of making the Home button, the power button, and the touchscreen totally unresponsive. The only way to get your iOS device working properly is to perform a hard reset.

According to The Verge, clicking the link generates a loop that will force your iPhone to crash about 10 seconds after the short video ends. The Verge tested the link on several devices running iOS 10.1, as well as the iOS 10.2 beta. They all became unresponsive.

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12:50
Apple announces a one-day sale for Black Friday

Apple doesn’t always get in on Black Friday, the unofficial shopping holiday the day after Thanksgiving. In some previous years, the company has offered modest discounts on some products, or a free gift card with purchase, but last year the company sat Black Friday out all together.

This year, Apple’s in. The company announced a “one-day shopping event” with a teaser on its website. We just don’t know much else.

Apple’s online store already suggests gift ideas for various people, like add-on iPhone lenses for photography buffs, microphones and instruments for musicians, and game controllers and high-tech toys for kids. So Apple could organize its sale by the people on your shopping list, or just help you find the perfect accessories for people who own iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple TV.

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12:39
President-elect Trump says Apple CEO Tim Cook phoned...




In an interview on Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump noted that Apple CEO Tim Cook had called him, but no mention was made about the topics of the conversation the pair may have had, following Trump's contentious remarks on the campaign trail.

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12:33
Gadget Ogling: Big Bendy Screens, Chatterbox Robots...


A little more than four months after moving to a new apartment, I'm at long last about to start setting up my office. Goodbye, Ikea dining table. Hello, fancy new desk. When I actually have my new setup, I'd like to have a monitor at long last to complement my laptop. AOC's latest is under serious consideration. The AG352QCX is a 35-inch, curved behemoth with two USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI 2.0 input, VGA, DVI, audio in and out ports, and DisplayPort 1.2. That's plenty enough for most people's purposes.

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12:09
The best iOS apps to shop for Black Friday deals




The deal-grabbing frenzy known as Black Friday is just a few days away, and shoppers looking to nab the best deals on Apple products and accessories can get ahead of the game with a number of apps that help organize ads and track the best deals.

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11:21
Suitcase Fusion 7 18.2.0 - Font management solution...

Suitcase Fusion 7 is the creative professional's font manager.

Every professional font manager should deliver the basics: spectacular previews, powerful search tools, and efficient font organization. You have those basics covered. But there is a lot more you actually DO with fonts - namely traditional and web design. We can help with that too!

Features

  • Secure, professional font storage
  • Full-featured font previews allow you to compare fonts side-by-side
  • Auto-activation plug-ins for professional design applications, including Adobe Creative Cloud and QuarkXPress
  • Support includes OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Windows 8
  • See how fonts work side-by-side in paste-up style previews with QuickComp
  • Patented Font Sense technology fingerprints fonts for precise identification
  • Find similar fonts fast with QuickMatch
  • Web font enabled with WebINK and Google Font connections
  • Organize...
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10:54
Apple's Temporary Black Friday Sales Event...

Unlike last year, Apple is holding a classic Black Friday Event this Friday.

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10:48
The best 4K & 5K USB-C and Thunderbolt 3...

We already gave you the rundown on requirements for connecting your old DisplayPort and HDMI displays to the new MacBook Pro, and if you need a new monitor now, the best option going forward is probably to go all-in on USB-C. That goes not only for MacBook Pro or 12-inch MacBook users, but also anyone who wants to be future-proofed as Apple moves to Thunderbolt 3 on other devices going forward (most displays have HDMI and/or DisplayPort for your other Macs). 

These are the best 4K and 5K USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 displays available so far:

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10:40
Fedora 25 Now Available -- Makes It Easier To Switch...

Reader BrianFagioli writes: After the release of both alpha and beta versions, Fedora 25 is officially here and ready for production machines. If you aren't familiar with the popular Linux-based operating system, please know that it is the distribution of choice for the founder of the Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds. One of the most endearing qualities of Fedora is its focus on only offering truly free open source software. Also, you can always count on a very modern version of the Linux kernel being available. Despite having very up-to-date packages, it is always very stable too. My favorite aspect, however, is the commitment to the GNOME desktop environment; other DEs are available, though. The team says, "Fedora 25 Workstation now makes it easier to for Windows and OS X users to get started, with Fedora Media Writer serving as the default download for those operating systems. This tool helps users find and download the current Fedora release and write it to removable media, like a...

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10:11
Nope, Apple will never license iOS

In a 2014 article for ZDNet, Senior Technology Editor Jason Perlow said that, with consumer iPad growth tapping out, Apple needs to do the "unthinkable" to push into a line of business applications and vertical markets. The "unthinkable" is licensing iOS.

However, this will never happen. Perlow says that, for Apple to grow tablet share, it has to expand into additional markets. And the largest market of opportunity is enterprise line of business applications and verticals. He may be right in that regard, but Apple will NEVER license iOS under CEO Tim Cook's leadership. That's a lesson he learned from his mentor, Steve Jobs.

In 1997, after returning to Apple, Jobs killed the Mac clone program implemented by former CEO Gil Amelio. The program was intended to expand the market penetration of the Mac. From 1995 through mid-1997 companies such as Power Computing, Motorola, Radius, DayStar, and UMAX made desktops running...

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10:10
How to customize the MacBook Pro Touch Bar in...




If you're a purchaser of the new MacBook Pro, you're probably eager to customize the Touch Bar. AppleInsider

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10:09
ExpanDrive 5.4.2 - Access cloud storage just like a...

ExpanDrive builds cloud storage in every application, acts just like a USB drive plugged into your Mac. With ExpanDrive, you can securely access any remote file server directly from the Finder or even the terminal. ExpanDrive supports:

  • SFTP/FTP/FTPS
  • Amazon S3
  • Dropbox
  • WebDAV
  • Rackspace Cloud Files
  • Openstack Swift
  • Dreamhost DreamObjects
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive
  • Box.com
  • Copy.com
  • HP Helion
  • hubiC



Version 5.4.2:

New:

  • Switched to MSI based installer
  • Improved Openstack Swift large write performance
  • Improved CPU Usage on large file write-backs


Fixed:

  • Fixed an issue 0-lenth files to Amazon Drive
  • Improvements to OneDrive connector on large uploads

Changed:

  • Improved Amazon Drive download performance



  • ...

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10:02
Satechi releases new Smart Charging Stand

Satechi has introduced the Smart Charging Stand, a multifunctional four-port USB charger. It sports one internal USB charging port and three USB ports on the base of the stand.

The stand includes three adapters for the Apple Watch, Fitbit Blaze and smartphones. To use, you choose choose the required adapter, fasten it to the station lid, then you can juice up your devices.
When charging the Apple Watch, the Smart Charging Stand’s flat upper surface allows for Nightstand Mode so you can access and use the watch while charging. 

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10:00
Kick-start your business in the new year with Office...

Are you ready to be your own boss in 2017? Get ready to kick-start your new business with must-have advice and motivation from our team of experts.

Register now for the next Office Small Business Academy, “New Year Inspiration: Taking the Leap into Entrepreneurship,” airing December 13, 2016 at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET. In this episode, get strategies and expert advice for starting your new business in the new year. Plus, learn how to bring your presentations to life in a fraction of the time with PowerPoint Designer and Zoom—the newest additions to PowerPoint.

Watch this preview:

This month’s featured guests include:

  • Ramon Ray, editor of Smart Hustle Magazine, will share the biggest mistakes small business owners should avoid and top tips for turning lofty ideas into a fully-operational reality.
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09:56
New MacBook Pros spur notebook shipment growth for...

Apple's new MacBook Pros have gotten some negative feedback (see my review on Monday), but their hardware upgrades and new Touch Bar are expected to make them hot sellers. In fact, with the shipment growth, Apple is expected to return as the fourth largest vendor worldwide in the fourth quarter, according to the DigiTimes Research Group.

Combined shipments of US-based top-tier vendors - HP, Dell and Apple - will account for over 50% of worldwide shipments, notes DigiTimes. Although Chromebooks and China-based brand vendors are expected to perform weakly in the quarter, worldwide notebook shipments are estimated to reach 41.65 million units in the fourth quarter, up 6.4% sequentially thanks to, in part, demand from the year-end holidays is expected to pick up strongly.

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09:52
Apple to open third Paris retail store on Dec. 3

Apple will open a new Parisian store on Dec. 3, marking its third in the heart of the city, reports AppleInsider. It will be located at Marché Saint-Germain, deep into downtown Paris and not far from major landmarks like the Pantheon and Notre-Dame Cathedral, the article adds.

The grand opening will be at 10 a.m. local time on Saturday, Dec. 3. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

With the opening of the store, Apple will have 49 retail stores in 22 countries and an online store available in 39 countries.

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09:31
Rockefellers give Exxon Mobil lashing over the...

Earlier this year, the Rockefeller Brothers foundation divested its holding in Exxon Mobil, the company created* by John D. Rockefeller. Now, the descendants of the world's richest oil baron are launching a public broadside against the company that m...

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Beats Solo3 Wireless...

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

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

The new Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones hit...

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09:15
Did Microsoft make Apple Blink with the Success of...

Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella was in Sydney on a brief visit Down Under last week in which he addressed a local developers conference to outline its advances in cognitive computing, and increasing strength of its AI-driven Azure cloud-based services. While those were the key topics focused on by Nadella during his keynote, his interview with the Australian Financial Review veered off at times about other matters like the Surface line of products, more specifically Surface tablets and notebook.

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09:14
Fry's claims Apple's BeatsX earbuds due on...




Contrasting with another recent online listing, electronics retailer Fry's is now saying that Apple's BeatsX earbuds will ship on Dec. 5.

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09:00
Empowering employees in a digital world

Pervasive access to new digital services is changing every aspect of your business—enabling growth, disrupting industry landscapes and acting as the catalyst for new business models, products, services and experience. Don’t let fear slow down your digital transformation. Use Microsoft Secure Productive Enterprise to empower employees with tools that fuel collaboration and productivity—and to mitigate the risks that come with a digital world.

Secure Productive Enterprise delivers the capabilities your organization needs to empower employees in a digital workplace, including:

  • Trust—Protect the organization, data and people.
  • Collaboration—Create a productive workplace that embraces diverse workstyles.
  • Mobility—Enable employees to get things done from anywhere.
  • Intelligence...
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08:48
Facebook's latest experiment: Helping you find...

Facebook says it’s not a media company, but it just might be turning into a Wi-Fi finder service. Users of the social network’s iOS app report seeing a new feature in the More section that lets them find nearby public Wi-Fi access points.

The feature does not appear to be widely available at the moment, which means this is probably something Facebook is only testing. The social network tests numerous features all the time but this one is particularly notable.

As The Next Web points out, helping users find public Wi-Fi could enable more people to use Facebook Live. If your cellular connection isn’t strong, a nearby Wi-Fi location can be a big help—unless, of course, your Facebook Live broadcast is dependent on your specific location.

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08:45
MacUpdate Desktop 6.1.4 - Search and install Mac...

MacUpdate Desktop brings seamless 1-click app installs and version updates to your Mac. With a free MacUpdate account and MacUpdate Desktop 6, Mac users can now install almost any Mac app on macupdate.com with a single click, including thousands of titles not available in the Mac App Store. And now, users can search for, discover, and install new apps right from the MacUpdate Desktop app!

  • 1-Click App Installs - Installing apps using a Web browser is slow and complicated. You have to hunt down .zip archives, mount disk images, manually drag app icons to the /Applications folder, run custom installers, and delete the files you no longer need. With MacUpdate Desktop, all you have to do is click the "Install" link on a MacUpdate app listing and MacUpdate Desktop takes care of everything.
  • Keep All Your Mac Apps Up-to-date - MacUpdate Desktop scans your Mac for outdated apps and immediately notifies you when a new...
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08:31
BeatsX Release Rumors Point to December Launch Date

Similar to the current confusion regarding the release date of Apple's AirPods, a couple of differing launch days for the new wireless BeatsX earphones have begun sprouting up online, leading to uncertainty over when exactly Apple will begin selling the new Beats-branded earphones.

In line with some AirPods rumors, most retailers are placing order dates in December for BeatsX. The new rumors would mean BeatsX will miss the retail rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up this week, but would place the earphones as potentially available for last-minute holiday shopping later in December.

Fry's Electronics has the earphones listed as estimated to ship on December 5, 2016. Users can add the BeatsX...

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08:17
How to network two MacBook Pros together via...

Instead of using Target Disk Mode, there is another way to quickly transfer files between two MacBook Pro machines using Thunderbolt 3. Thunderbolt networking provides a peer-to-peer connection at 10 GbE speeds for super fast local transfers. In the following brief step-by-step tutorial, we’ll show you how. more…

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08:05
Circulating five-second video causes Apple iPhones...




iPhone owners are cautioned to be careful about tapping unsolicited links as a new five-second MP4 video, currently being shared online, is causing devices to freeze not long after it's played.

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08:00
Asphalt Xtreme trades blacktop for mud and ice, but...

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

Gameloft’s Asphalt racing series plodded along for nearly a decade, releasing several entries that were fine but never quite great—and then Asphalt 8: Airborne bucked that trend to a rather startling degree. The 2013 release finally launched the series into the upper echelon of mobile racers, delivering the best arcade driving experience on iPhone and iPad, plus it sold for only $1 at launch. Just a couple months later, it was turned into a free-to-play game. 

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07:59
Satechi’s $35 Smart Charging Stand can power up to...

Satechi has created a new multi-port charger than can simultaneously refuel multiple smartphones and even Apple Watch or Fitbit Blaze. Satechi’s new Smart Charging Stand retails for $34.99 and comes in three colors: gold, silver (pictured), and space gray. The real trick is how the lid can...

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07:58
Tower 2.5.3 - Version control with Git made easy.

Tower is a Git client for OS X that makes using Git easy and more efficient. Users benefit from its elegant and comprehensive interface and a feature set that lets them enjoy the full power of Git.

Tower abstracts Git's complexity in an easy-to-use interface. For example, lots of actions can be performed simply via drag-and-drop, and mistakes can be undone easily. Advanced users can increase their productivity with features like single line staging, submodule support, or the file history.

Features

  • git-svn support
  • File history
  • git-flow support
  • Submodule support
  • Blame view
  • Single-line staging (per-line committing)
  • Cherry-picking
  • Discard chunks/lines
  • Direct Github, Bitbucket, Gitlab, GitSwarm, Beanstalk, Visual Studio Team Services, Team Foundation Server and Rhodecode integration
  • Support for Bitbucket team accounts
  • Support for full-screen and Retina...
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07:52
Deals: 13" MacBook Pros with Touch Bar now...




Shoppers looking to get a Late 2016 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar as soon as possible can avoid Apple's 4-5 week wait and order one today from an online reseller and save on tax or secure 12-month no interest financing.

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07:51
Pundits believe Apple's Jony Ive no longer...




According to numerous reports said to be out of Apple headquarters, the company's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive hasn't contributing much to Apple's consumer goods design as of late, and has been more interested in architecture and similar projects for the last few years.

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07:34
Apple to open third Parisian store on Dec. 3




Apple will open a new Parisian store on Dec. 3, the company has announced, marking its third in the heart of the city.

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07:30
Phil Schiller again defends Touch Bar MacBook Pro’s...

These comments from Schiller point very clearly to Apple’s focus and direction when it comes to their laptops.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:28
Here’s another idea for saving the Mac from Apple

It’s been suggested that Apple needs to bring back the Mac clone program or else show its personal computer line some serious love. Here’s another good idea:

 Adam C. Engst, in a TidBITS column dubbed “Understanding Apple’s Marginalization of the Mac,” says Apple could make a Mac division a wholly owned subsidiary of the company a la FileMaker, Inc. Here’s his suggestion:

“Apple … could take FileMaker Inc. as a model. FileMaker, which emerged from the ashes of Claris, is a wholly owned subsidiary, but since the needs of the database development market differ significantly from those of Apple’s other markets, it has presumably made sense to give FileMaker more autonomy than other apps. Even if FileMaker’s independence is a historical accident — I don’...

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07:22
French artist converts classic Macs into miniature...

If your old classic Mac finally died but you can’t quite bear to part with it, Parisian artist Christophe Guinet – aka Monsieur Plant – has just the project for you. As Engadget spotted, he’s converted a whole range of much-loved classic Mac models like the Classic, G3 and G5 into miniature indoor gardens.

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07:02
ThunderBay 4 mini now available with massive 10, 20...

OWC has introduced 10, 20, 30, and 40TB SSD models of its ThunderBay 4 mini RAID. The new high-capacity SSD configurations are powered by a SoftRAID engine, which delivers disk-health monitoring, RAID rebuilds, and transfer speeds up to 1,314MB/s via a Thunderbolt 2 connection.

All this comes in a compact aluminum enclosure. The ThunderBay 4 mini now offers the highest capacity and fastest SSD configurations in its class. SoftRAID for ThunderBay supports RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, and 1+0, giving users the flexibility to create multiple arrays to suit the specific demands of their workflow. Users will also benefit from always-on real-time disk-health monitoring via the SoftRAID application, or email notifications when working remotely, according to OWC CEO Larry O’Connor.

Unlike traditional software RAID solutions, SoftRAID’s revolutionary volume optimization allows users to quickly configure their ThunderBay 4 mini for...

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07:00
OWC announces 40TB ThunderBay 4 mini

OWC (www.macsales.com) has introduced 10, 20, 30, and 40TB SSD models of its ThunderBay 4 mini RAID. The new high-capacity SSD configurations are powered by a SoftRAID engine, which delivers disk-health monitoring, RAID rebuilds, and transfer speeds up to 1,314MB/s via a Thunderbolt 2 connection.

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06:53
Opinion: Is Apple dropping AirPort products just...

It was reported yesterday that Apple is disbanding the division of the company responsible for its wireless networking products: the hard drive-equipped Time Capsule and both AirPort Extreme and AirPort Express routers. The report was given additional credence by recent discounts and the fact that the products haven’t been updated in more than three years.

On one level, the decision seems like a no-brainer for Apple. The company is in the premium product basis. Back in the days when Wi-Fi was a new thing, it made sense for Apple to boost adoption rates by offering...

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06:52
Kool Tools: SwitchEasy GLASS cases

SwitchEasy’s GLASS case is specifically designed for jet black iPhone 7’s and 7 Pluses. What makes this case different from the rest?
 
It’s arguably the most see-through case in the world with a 7H hardness glass and 90% optical transparency. It boasts “air barrier” touch less protection.There’s a 1 mm gap between the phone and the back of the Glass case that allows less than 13% of iPhone’s surface to be in contact with the case. The rigid case structure, composed of aluminum and glass, ensure the back of the case and iPhone will never be compromised.

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06:47
Gridsutra launches Gridsura for macOS

Macubes has introduced Gridsutra 1.0 for macOS. It’s a $2.99 tool that allows you to work in different windows at the same time. Gridsutra re-sizes and arranges windows using multiple layout options that can be predefined by users.

Gridsutra boasts a minimalist status bar menu. It includes a Launcher panel that delivers multiple layout profiles at the stoke of a key. Shortcut keys can be assigned from the menu to facilitate the activation of preset layout profile. For those who prefer to use a mouse, Gridsutra allows windows to be arranged in three clicks.

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06:43
Gridsutra rolls out Gridsura for macOS

Macubes has introduced Gridsutra 1.0 (http://www.gridsutra.com) for macOS. It’s a $2.99 tool that allows you to work in different windows at the same time. Gridsutra re-sizes and arranges windows using multiple layout options that can be predefined by users.

Gridsutra boasts a minimalist status bar menu. It includes a Launcher panel that delivers multiple layout profiles at the stoke of a key. Shortcut keys can be assigned from the menu to facilitate the activation of preset layout profile. For those who prefer to use a mouse, Gridsutra allows windows to be arranged in three clicks.

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06:37
Protectstar debuts Data Shredder for iOS 2017

Protectstar has released Data Shredder for iOS 2017. By connecting their iPhone or iPad to any Mac and running the tool, you can delete and overwrite all used space on your iDevice, ensuring all personal data, including passwords, videos, photos, and more can never be recovered. 

The app is handy for use before donating or selling a used iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Data Shredder for iOS 2017 is available in two versions. The Professional Edition offers 10 different data shredding methods, completely wiping all free space and overwriting the storage area, to completely shred all of the stored data. Data Shredder Military Edition offers 17 erasing methods in total, while also offering an integrated file explorer.

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 Professional Edition requires macOS 10.11 or later. It costs US$29.90 and is available through the ProtectStar website. Data Shredder for iOS 2017 Military Edition is $49.90....

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06:35
Protectstar has released Data Shredder for iOS 2017

Protectstar has released Data Shredder for iOS 2017. By connecting their iPhone or iPad to any Mac and running the tool, you can delete and overwrite all used space on your iDevice, ensuring all personal data, including passwords, videos, photos, and more can never be recovered.

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06:26
DirecTV joins list of providers with single sign-on...




A fifth TV provider, AT&T's DirecTV, has quietly appeared as an option for people trying single sign-on support in the iOS 10.2 or tvOS 10.1 betas.

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06:20
Akvis releases Christmas Pack II

AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has introduced a new Christmas frame collection, Christmas Pack II, including 100 frame designs of excellent quality.

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). All the products run on macOS 10.7-10.12. The new Christmas Pack II sells for $17.

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06:14
Output Factory Server for InDesign now supports...

Zevrix Solutions has announced Output Factory Server 1.2.20, a compatibility update to its output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. It automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hot folders.

The software offers layer versioning, preflighting, variable file name, export as single pages and other powerful features. The new version makes Output Factory Server compatible with InDesign CC 2017 featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

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06:13
Six months with CarPlay

Great review of CarPlay from John Vorhees, writing for MacStories. Good and the bad. Interesting that this is one of the few cases where Apple is forced to build a software experience on someone else’s hardware.

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06:12
Apple patent hints at ‘foldable’ iPhones and iPads

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,504,170) for “flexible display devices” that hints at future “foldable” iPhones — and perhaps iPads, as well. In the patent filing, the company says that “it would be desirable to use flexible display technology to provide improved electronic devices.”

Here’s Apple’s summary of the invention: “Electronic devices may be provided that contain multiple housing portions. The housing portions may be coupled together using hinges. The hinges may include hinges based on a three-bar linkage, hinges based on a four-bar linkage, hinges with slotted members, hinges formed from flexible support structures, and hinges based on flexible housing structures. Flexible displays may be mounted to the housing portions overlapping the hinges. 

“When the housing portions in a device are rotated relative to each other, the flexible display may bend. The hinge may be configured to allow the flexible display to be placed in a front-to-front...

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06:08
∞ Apple debuts Frankie’s Holiday ad with a familiar...

[VIDEO] Interesting how distinctive voices can be. The minute Frankie’s groaning singing voice kicked in, I was pretty sure who it was. Great job with the makeup. Wasn’t certain until I verified it with a quick Google search.

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05:59
Apple puts up Black Friday teaser page

From Apple’s Black Friday teaser page:

Friday can’t come soon enough.

Our one-day shopping event will be here before you know it. Come back this Friday to check everyone off your list.

Free two day shipping on all in-stock items ordered by 5p. No mention of time zone there. Fair to assume it’s 5p local time?

Check back Friday morning to see what’s on sale. I’m hoping for a discount on the new Apple Watch.

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05:58
FlexiHub 3.0 for macOS adds Invite feature, more

Eltima Software has announced FlexiHub 3.0 (www.flexihub.com), an update to their macOS solution for sharing USB ports over a network. With the utility, the shared ports with devices can be accessed from any spot .

All FlexiHub connections are secured by SSL protocol and can go through FlexiHub's own redirection server for the safest experience. Compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra, the newest release brings an Invite feature and improved interface.

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05:31
Buyers' guide: Apple's MacBook Air,...




Apple has three distinct lines of laptop computers, but the lines between them can be pretty hazy. If you're in the market for yourself, or somebody you know, AppleInsider can help if you know the answers to a few, basic questions.

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05:26
AT&T's DirecTV added to single sign-on list...

AT&T’s DirecTV has been added to the list of single sign-on compatible services for tvOS and iOS. As noted by MacRumors, the addition of its 20 million U.S. subscribers makes it the biggest provider to support the feature so far, displacing Dish Network and Sling TV. 

With the early beta of single sign-on, there were only a few supported TV providers: Dish Network and its Sling TV subsidiary, as well as small regional services GVTC Communications and Hotwire rounded out the list. 

Single sign-on is activated in tvOS 10.1 beta and iOS 10.2 beta testers. It gives customers in the US a simplified way of enjoying pay-TV video channels.

Users only have to sign in once on Apple TV to enjoy immediate access to their favorite video channels that are included as part of their pay-TV subscription. Once a user is signed into one network app, any other app on Apple TV from participating pay-TV providers will...

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05:17
Apple plans Black Friday ‘shopping event’

Apple has posted a Holiday Gifts webpage that advertises a "shopping event" scheduled for Friday, Nov. 25. Known as Black Friday and the start of the holiday season, the date traditionally sees retailers slash prices.

Apple’s webpage simply states: “Friday can’t come soon enough. Our one-day shopping event will be here before you know it. Come back this Friday to check everyone off your list.”

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05:15
Apple launches free repair program for iPhone 6s...

If you’re an iPhone 6s owner, you might want to look into this.

Apple has launched an iPhone 6s repair program focused on users that are affected by a battery flaw that causes their iPhone 6s to unexpectedly shut down.

Apple claims that the issue plagues “a very small number of iPhone 6s devices” that were manufactured between September and October of 2015. To remedy the problem, Apple is offering to replace the battery on affected units, free of charge.

The company has pointed out that this issue does not affect user safety in any way and offered the following comment on the issue:

Apple has determined that a very small number of iPhone 6s devices may unexpectedly shut down. This is not a safety issue and only affects devices within...

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05:08
djay Pro 1.4.2 - Transform your Mac into a full-...

djay Pro provides a complete toolkit for performing DJs. Its unique modern interface is built around a sophisticated integration with iTunes and Spotify, giving you instant access to millions of tracks. Pristine sound quality and a powerful set of features including high-definition waveforms, four decks, audio effects, and hardware integration give you endless creative flexibility to take your sets to new heights.

Note: This application contains in-app purchases.



Version 1.4.2:

  • Stability improvements



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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05:07
MacBook Pro maker Quanta says shipments will remain...

The chairman of Quanta, the sole manufacturer of MacBook Pro models, says that shipments of the new models will remain high into the first quarter of 2017, according to Digitimes. Apple is likely responsible for what the company expects to be a strong final quarter this year.

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05:00
Rumor: Apple has disbanded its wireless router...

As much as you love your AirPort router, it may be the last of its kind.

Apple has apparently disbanded its wireless router division, having moved personnel away from this to focus on products that generate more revenue.

Apple began shutting down the wireless router team over the past year, dispersing engineers to other product development groups, including the one handling the Apple TV, said sources who asked not to be named because the decision hasn’t been publicly announced.

Apple hasn’t refreshed its wireless routers since 2013 following years of frequent updates to match new protocols from the wireless industry. The decision to disband the team indicates the company isn’t currently pushing forward with new...

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05:00
11 security basics that keep you safe from holiday...

Let's go shopping!

Image by Diariocritico de Venezuela

As far as theft and fraud are concerned, you face (and willingly accept) a moderate amount of risk when you shop online or out in their local neighborhoods. This holiday season is no different, but the risk is elevated some, because criminals are looking for easy marks and low-hanging fruit.

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04:50
Tidy Up 4.1.18 - $29.99

Tidy Up is a full-featured duplicate finder and disk-tidiness utility.

Features

  • With Tidy Up you can search for duplicate files and packages by the owner application, content, type, creator, extension, time modified, time created, name, label, visibility, and date/age. You can also search by the tag, duration, and bit installments of MP3 and AAC sound files and EXIF metadata; search the contents of the Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, iTunes, iPod databases, and Mail mailboxes; and synchronize deletions with iPhoto, Mail, and iTunes.
  • Tidy Up comes with a two search modes. Basic Mode includes more than 90 pre-defined searches. For a customized strategy, you can opt for the Strategy Wizard which based on your choices creates the appropriate criteria to search for duplicates.
  • Tidy Up has a built-in security system that assures you will keep at least one file of the duplicate group on your disk, the ability to undo copied and moved...
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04:38
Final Cut Pro rendering almost twice as fast on new...

Tests by freelance video editor Peter Wiggins, who runs the fcp.co website, show that the new 15-inch MacBook Pro is almost twice as fast at video rendering as the original 2012 Retina model.

On to a project rendering test with Final Cut Pro X. All the machines used the same Library and were connected to the same Thunderbolt drive where the ProRes 422 was rendered. Before each test, the render files were deleted.

The project was a one and a half minute sequence made up of multicams, chromakey, drop shadow, repositioning and Motion effects […] So a rough bit of maths and you’ll see that the new 15″ MacBook Pro is nearly twice as fast as the 2012 model.

While the comparison is with the first-gen Retina machine, rather than the most recent...

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04:30
I want an Apple TV with 4K support under my...

The holiday season is fast approaching, and I’m awaiting my Apple TV with 4K support. Sadly, it doesn’t seem like I’ll find one under my Christmas tree.

Which is sad and more than a bit ironic. Apple makes the incredible iMac with 5K Retina and has teamed up with LG on a 5K display for the new MacBook Pros. All recent iPhones can record 4K video. But the fourth generation Apple TV merely supports HD video of 1920 x 1080 pixels. 

The lack of 4K support only contributes to the set-top box’s image as a mere “hobby” for Apple. It’s time for the company to give us the fifth generation Apple TV. And, while we’re on the subject, let’s see some 4K content available on the iTunes Store.

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04:15
Black Friday shoppers should look for smartphone, 4K...

When the holiday stocking-stuffing season officially kicks off this Friday, tech-savvy U.S. shoppers are in for a treat, as smartphone competitors figure to begin offering special package deals and discounts on those devices.

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04:09
Apple Granted 39 Patents Today Covering a One-Time...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 39 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's invention for a possible future, flexible and foldable smartphone design. Patently was first to discover that Apple had filed this patent application in South Korea back in January 2014.

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04:00
MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar start start...

While the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models are still not on display in UK Apple Stores, the first UK orders have now started shipping. My own order status this morning switched from ‘Processing’ to ‘Preparing for Shipment,’ and some are reporting an update to ‘Shipped’ status with tracking details …

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04:00
The Orbit is a great iPad stand; now some...

By Bekha Gannon

I’m impressed with the US$129.99 FLOTE Orbit Stand from FloteYourTablet, a small tablet stand designed to hold your iPad (or other tablet). 

The Orbit is great for use on a night stand for reading ebooks in bed. It's convenient for placing on a kitchen counter so you can view recipes on your iPad while cooking. It's also nice for use on a desk.

I work in a children's hospital as a child life specialist. Part of my job is to help divert the child's attention during procedures. We use tablets all day long for the patients to engage in TV shows, music, and games on the tablet. Sometimes patients have to lie on their back or sides and aren't able to move their hands or hold the tablet themselves.

This means that means someone has to hold it for them. I was hoping the Orbit could be used as a tablet holder for this purpose, but it's too heavy to be lugging all over a...

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00:21
Apple patents foldable iPhone with flexible display...




An Apple patent published Tuesday reveals the company has for years been actively investigating a hinged iPhone format, with designs calling for a flexible metal-backed OLED display capable of being folded in half.

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Monday November 21

22:55
DirecTV Now Supports Single Sign-on for Upcoming...

Apple's upcoming iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1 updates will bring a new "TV" app where users will be able to view much of their TV and movie content from across various apps, all centrally located to make it easy to pick up where you left off and receive recommendations on additional content.

The new TV app has been gradually going live on both platforms for U.S. users during the beta testing period, and it works hand-in-hand with a "Single Sign-on" feature that will let subscribers to certain pay TV services authenticate their accounts once on a systemwide basis and receive access to content across all supported apps for which they are eligible.

When the early beta of Single Sign-on...

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21:57
New numbers filed with the U.S. government show that...

Apple today has quietly released its latest diversity numbers, reflecting of the company as of July of this year. The numbers show that Apple is continuing its push towards diversity in the workplace, but that executive and upper management positions are still largely filled by white males…

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21:41
Apple Teases One-Day Black Friday Shopping Event

Apple tonight updated its website with a brand new page teasing a one-day Black Friday shopping event. Apple didn't offer Black Friday deals last year, opting to allow third-party retailers like Best Buy and Target to offer deals instead.

Friday can't come soon enough.

Our one-day shopping event will be here before you know it. Come back this Friday to check off everyone on your list.Last year, Apple SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts said the company was backing away from Black Friday promotions because "being good to your employees will always be good for your business."

On its Black Friday website, Apple says that its one-day shopping event will include free shipping on in-stock items ordered by 5 PM. You'll also be able to take part in the event with the Apple Store...

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21:22
There’s another malicious link floating around that...

Every so often, a weird bug related to iOS will emerge that causes some sort of temporary misbehaving for users affected by it. For instance, nearly two years ago the infamous “effective power” bug took the internet by storm, and we’ve seen various other similar issues since then.

Now, it has been discovered that playing a certain .mp4 video in Safari on any iOS device will cause the device to slow to a crawl and eventually freeze altogether…

more…

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21:19
Apple to hold one-day Black Friday sales event after...




Apple late Monday night posted a webpage teasing an upcoming one-day shopping event set for Black Friday, suggesting the company is reinstating its seasonal sale.

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20:59
DiskCatalogMaker 6.5.14 - Catalog your disks.

DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks.

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



Version 6.5.14:

  • Fixed a bug when editing name/comments on the search result window
  • Fixed some minor bugs



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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20:59
Yasu 4.0.2 - System maintenance app; performs many...

Yasu was created with System Administrators who service large groups of workstations in mind, Yasu (Yet Another System Utility) was made to do a specific group of maintenance tasks quickly within a few clicks, rather than needing to endlessly type shell script commands in the Terminal application.

Yasu allows system administrators, as well as the average user, to conveniently run various system level Unix shell scripts in order to perform maintenance routines and clear the many cache files used by OS X. Yasu was designed to be a simple, intuitive, first line of attack for a Mac that has started "acting up." More often than not, a thorough purge of the cache files on a Mac will bring its behavior back into line.



Version 4.0.2:

  • Fixed a bug where Yasu would not quit other running apps if the preference was set
  • Fixed abug where Yasu would not notify user about multiple users if the preference was set
  • Addressed...
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20:59
calibre 2.72.0 - Complete e-book library management...

Calibre is a complete e-book library manager. Organize your collection, convert your books to multiple formats, and sync with all of your devices. Let Calibre be your multi-tasking digital librarian.

Manage, convert, sync, and more

  • Library management. Calibre keeps things orderly by creating single entries for books that contains multiple formats. Add tags and comments for better searchability.
  • Format conversion. Calibre's robust conversion options support a wide variety of file formats.
  • File syncing. Calibre's device drivers seamlessly support all the top e-readers and devices.



Version 2.72.0:
New Features

  • Font embedding...
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20:59
Shredo 1.1 - $9.99

Shredo is a beautiful, functional file-shredding and privacy scan utility. It permanently shreds files, folders, and external volumes' contents to keep information secure and impossible for anyone to retrieve. Depending on security level and data-erase speed, you have 3 shredding methods at your disposal:

  1. 1-pass - Offers good security and quickest erase of data. It deletes access information to your files and writes random bytes over the data once.
  2. 7-pass - Slower speed, but better security than 1-pass. Writes over data 7 times, based on US Department of Defence (DoD) 5220-20 M standard algorithms.
  3. 35-pass - Slowest, but offers the best security. Erases file access info and writes over the data 35 times, based on the Gutmann method for deletion.

Shredo supports external volumes and flash drives, but depending on their size and method selected, shredding time...

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20:59
Duet 1.6.2.8 - Use your iPad as an external display.

Duet is the first app that allows you to use your iDevice as an extra display for your Mac using the Lightning or 30-pin cable.

Note: This app requires a $14.99 iOS companion app.



Version 1.6.2.8:

  • Major performance improvements - requirea duet for iOS 1.3.5 or later
  • Critical Sierra fixes
  • Added a beautiful installer





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20:58
Apple teases upcoming Black Friday ‘one-day shopping...

Apple today unveiled a new webpage teasing the upcoming Black Friday shopping holiday. On the webpage, Apple touts that it will be holding a “one-day event” this Friday, much like other retailers do.

Apple, however, has largely stayed out of Black Friday in recent years, instead opting to offload the responsibility of slashing prices to retail partners. If this webpage is any indication though, it seems like Apple might be preparing to reenter the Black Friday game this year…

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20:22
Apple's top management largely white and male,...




Apple on Monday quietly released employment diversity statistics current as of July 2016, revealing high level executive and management positions are overwhelmingly filled by white males.

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18:24
Quick take video review: LG's UltraFine 4K...




Apple alongside the release of its new MacBook Pro lineup partnered with display maker LG to develop a pair of complementary UltraFine Displays with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and high-resolution IPS panels. Today, AppleInsider takes a look at the 21.5-inch 4K version.

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17:40
Phil Schiller again defends Touch Bar MacBook Pro...




Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller is on a personal quest to stop the spread of misinformation about the company's new MacBook Pro flagship, as the executive penned another email outlining the why and how of Apple's decision to limit RAM allotments to 16GB.

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17:13
Samsung Plans to Launch 'Jet Black'...

Samsung plans to launch a glossy black version of its nine-month-old Galaxy S7 smartphone early next month, according to The Korea Herald.

The report claims the new color will help Samsung compete with the popular Jet Black and Matte Black variants of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The new color could also fuel additional Galaxy S7 sales to help fill the void left by the permanently discontinued Galaxy Note 7 following battery safety concerns.

If the report proves accurate, it would not be the first time Samsung has followed in the footsteps of Apple in terms of smartphone colors. Earlier this year, it released a "pink gold"...

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16:00
With move to Office 365, NGA Human Resources builds...

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Working better for businesses

Trust and productivity

Today’s Microsoft Office 365 post was written by Russell Sheldon, chief information officer, senior vice president for HR consulting, application services and global technology.

At NGA Human Resources (NGA HR),...

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15:49
Sweep! Apple's iPad has Won the Last 4 Quarters...

Apple's iPad, despite losing sales momentum all year long, remained the leading tablet by far. Apple's iPad Pro took top spot for the touch detachable tablet segment over last holiday season and it continued through to Q1 2016 hands down and for Q2 and Q3 as well. Apple's iPad also won the J.D. Power's 2016 U.S. tablet customer satisfaction study and ...

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15:40
Phil Schiller again breaks down why new MacBook Pro...

The new MacBook Pros have been met with a wide array of responses thus far, with some praising the new machines and others viewing them as a step back for a variety of reasons. One common question since the announcement of the new models, however, has centered around why the machines max out at 16GB of RAM.

While Phil Schiller originally penned this limitation on battery life concerns, a new email from the Apple executive offers a bit more insight as to the reasoning…

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15:10
Macworld’s December Digital Edition: First Look at...

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

In the December issue

We take a first look at the new MacBook Pro and a closer look at the iPhone 7 Plus. And, see our amazing results of pushing the iPhone 7 Plus Portrait mode to the limit.

Also in this month’s issue:

Feature: The dual-lens camera makes iPhone 7 Plus a winner

Mac User: Ta-dah! Touch Bar is the highlight of Apple’s newest MacBook Pro

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15:03
The Apple Daily Report for Nov. 21, 2016

The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve, takes a road trip. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

Apple has posted a new Apple Music ad that continues its "distractingly good" campaign. The ad stars Drake, an artist who has developed a good relationship with Apple and its music service.  Apple has also shared a new TV ad called "Frankie's Holiday" in time for the holiday season, accompanied with the tagline "open your heart to everyone." 

Some buyers of Apple's new MacBook Pros are finding that the three-finger drag gesture is working inconsistently on their trackpads, if at all, according to complaints on Apple's support forums and elsewhere. Where the problem is intermittent, it may manifest only on...

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14:56
WKRP’s “Turkeys Away”: an oral history

This post is from a few years ago but, in honor of the upcoming US Thanksgiving Day festivities, I thought some of you might want to read this oral history of one of the funniest TV episodes of all time.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:38
Best Black Friday Apple Deals: iPad Pro 9.7″ from $...

As Black Friday approaches, the 9to5Toys team has been working diligently to find the best deals leading up to the biggest deal day of the year. While the Toys team covers all of the big deals and new gear from the retailers you trust, we’re paying particular attention to Apple Deals here.

First, you’ll want to be sure that you’re following 9to5Toys on Twitter, RSS and Facebook for all of the latest deals as they pop up. This is important because retailers have gotten tricky with their Black Friday deals and the best deals often only last minutes at a time. Second, you don’t want to leave your computer on Black Friday. The best deals are online. Waiting in lines and wrestling HDTVs from Black...

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14:24
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 21...

Notable software releases this week include Alfred 3.2, Microsoft Office 2016 15.28 and Office 2011 14.7, Hazel 4.0.8, Slack for Mac 2.3.2, Postbox 5.0.7, ChronoSync 4.7.1, 1Password 6.5.1, and Pixelmator 3.6.

 

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14:17
Key Component Shortages for Next-Gen Notebooks like...

Apple's Phil Schiller told London's Independent earlier this month that Apple received more orders on their online store for the MacBook Pro than any previous model. Today we learn in a Taiwanese supply chain report that business class and pro models like the MacBook Pro are experiencing component shortages

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13:45
OmniOutliner Pro 5.0 test - Pro version of the...

OmniOutliner Pro is a flexible program for creating, collecting, and organizing information. Give your creativity a kick start by using an application that's actually designed to help you think. It's like having an extra brain - one that doesn't keep losing the car keys.

You can use OmniOutliner's document structure to create hierarchies of main headings and subpoints that can be expanded and collapsed, which are immensely useful when it comes to brainstorming new ideas, drilling out specifics, and lining up steps needed to get everything done. But you aren't limited to outlines - you've got multiple columns, smart checkboxes, customizable popup lists, and an über-innovative styles system at your disposal.

OmniOutliner Professional includes in-depth outlining features like folded editing, clipping service support, audio recording, a new sections drawer, and saved templates. With OmniOutliner Professional, you can actively hide and display the...

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13:16
Turn your face into a cookie

This is very cool. I need one of these.

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12:39
Samsung says US Galaxy S7 phones safe despite...




Although the short-lived Galaxy Note 7 was plagued by battery fires, the Galaxy S7 line should be safe -- despite some rare incidents caused by damage, Samsung said in an unusual press release.

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11:37
Even in the Quickly Growing Refurbished Smartphone...

Apple recently began selling refurbished iPhones officially through its online store for the first time earlier this month. You were able to trade in your iPhones for some time now, but Apple used a third party to refurbish and resell the older iPhones. Even Apple's refurbished iPhones cost more that some new Android smartphones to show you the pricing power ...

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11:30
10 sneaky holiday phishing scams to watch out for

Scams to keep an eye out for

Image by Thinkstock

It always happens this time of year, an influx of holiday related scams circulating the interwebs. Scams don't wait for the holidays, but scammers do take advantage of the increased shopping and distraction when things get busy to take your money and personal information. Jon French, security analyst at AppRiver, warns you of six holiday threats to watch out for.

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11:21
No TidBITS Issue on 28 November 2016

We’re taking the next email issue of TidBITS off to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, although we’ll continue to post articles and ExtraBITS links on our Web site. The next email issue will be published on 5 December 2016.

 

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10:52
calibre 2.72.0 - Complete e-book library management...

Calibre is a complete e-book library manager. Organize your collection, convert your books to multiple formats, and sync with all of your devices. Let Calibre be your multi-tasking digital librarian.

Manage, convert, sync, and more

  • Library management. Calibre keeps things orderly by creating single entries for books that contains multiple formats. Add tags and comments for better searchability.
  • Format conversion. Calibre's robust conversion options support a wide variety of file formats.
  • File syncing. Calibre's device drivers seamlessly support all the top e-readers and devices.



Version 2.72.0:
New Features

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10:47
Developer brings classic FPS Doom to Touch Bar on...

In an unusual proof of its versatility, one developer has managed to get id Software's original Doom running on the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar.

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10:44
Parallels Black Friday Mac Bundle: 1Password,...

From 9to5Toys:

Parallels just launched its Black Friday bundle and in it offers 7 Mac apps free when you upgrade or buy Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac starting at $49/$79. The apps regularly have a combined value of $509. 

In addition to Parallels Desktop 12, the go-to virtual machine software for running Windows, Android and other operating systems on your Mac, you’ll get a few must-have Mac apps for free including the popular 1Password password manager.

You’ll also get a one year subscription for an Acronis Online backup account with 500GB for storage in the cloud and much more.

Here’s what’s included:

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10:41
Doom running on the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar is...

It’s an old philosophical question: “If a tree falls in the forest, and there’s an LED screen embedded in it for some reason, can it run Doom?” Okay, that metaphor got away from me, but the fact remains that there’s a time-honored tradition to “Running Doom On Technology That Shouldn’t Run Doom.”

In years past we’ve seen the 1993 classic running on a hacked ATM, on a Canon printer, on an oscilloscope, on a giant LED truck, and of course running inside another instance of Doom.

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10:36
What Apple’s MacBook Lineup Should Look Like

Dismayed by Apple’s direction with the new MacBook Pro models? You’re far from alone. Either way, Adam Engst feels that Apple needs to rethink its laptop lineup to provide models that optimize for each of price, size, and performance.

 

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10:33
Understanding Apple’s Marginalization of the Mac

Adam Engst argues that Apple’s recent Mac-related announcements are understandable because, despite its size and capabilities, the company can focus on only one platform at a time. And it’s not the Mac.

 

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10:25
Chase Pay QR code-based payment service launches...

Chase Pay is the latest mobile payment service to join the digital wallet competition. The new payment option relies on a QR code-based mobile app on your smartphone to complete payments in stores. A version on the web is also available for online shopping.

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10:21
Giveaway: Enter to win a motusBaseball Complete...

Motus this week is partnering with AppleInsider to give readers the chance to win a motusBaseball Complete Package valued at $149.95. Four lucky winners will be drawn on Nov. 28.

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10:02
A USB dongle can hijack all your Web accounts and...

A proof of concept from security researcher and software developer Samy Kamkar shows that macOS, Windows, and Linux computers can have any previously active Web logins hijacked merely by plugging in a tiny Unix device via USB or Thunderbolt, even if the computer is locked and password protected, and possibly even when it seems to be asleep. It can also hijack many router brands on the same network.

PoisonTap exploits several interlocked network and browser design features, rather than relying on an operating system, hardware, or browser flaw. This will make it harder to root out and resolve. Kamkar said in an interview, “The interesting attacks to me are by design: how do you exploit the protocol rather than a single buffer overflow that gets patched the next day.”

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09:59
HiRise Duet charges both an iPhone and an Apple...

Twelve South has released the $119.99 HiRise Duet, a charging stand that powers your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. Made from metal and accented with Napa leather, this streamlined stand includes an integrated Lightning Connector and Watch Charging Disk. 

Twelve South has made sure that your daytime Apple Watch can still be used as your night-time clock; HiRise Duet powers up Apple Watch in Nightstand mode. When you wrap your Apple smartwatch around the support post on its side, it automatically turns it into a bedside alarm clock, with the crown serving as a snooze button. To protect your Watch’s finish when it’s on its side, the base of HiRise Duet is thoughtfully lined with a soft layer of leather. 

The charging stand has a 3.75-inch square footprint. Weighing a pound, or the same as three iPhone 7’s, this stand is designed to stayin play.

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09:56
Twelve South releases the HiRise Duet

Twelve South (www.twelvesouth.com) has released the $119.99 HiRise Duet, a charging stand that powers your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. Made from metal and accented with Napa leather, this streamlined stand includes an integrated Lightning Connector and Watch Charging Disk.

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09:54
Apple is Exiting the Router Business as Microsoft...

Apple's notebooks were always using the latest wireless standards, sometimes well ahead of their competitors. Apple then entered the wireless router business in the summer of 1999 with AirPort. Today we're learning that Apple is now in the process of exiting that business for good.

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09:52
Study: Apple Pay branding on vending machines...

The results of a new six month study by a company offering Apple Pay on vending machines shows that “Apple Pay” branding on the machines helped increase mobile transactions and overall sales.

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09:51
With Apple abandoning AirPort, here are the best...

Some fear has erupted at the news that Apple may be shutting down development of its own AirPort wireless routers. However, picking a router isn't as complicated as it used to be, and AppleInsider has some suggestions that work well with other Apple hardware.

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09:39
Give the Gift of Good Sleep [Sponsor]

This Holiday season, give the gift of good sleep with Hullo buckwheat pillow. Hullo is a unique and thoughtful gift that even the most discerning sleeper can appreciate.

Hullo buckwheat pillow:

  • allows air to move freely through the pillow’s buckwheat hull fill, preventing uncomfortable heat build up.
  • is manufactured in the USA with organic and all-natural materials.
  • is biodegradable.
  • has a high level of customer satisfaction.

Avoid the Black Friday crowds and save money—every Hullo order ships fast and free. Order today at hullopillow.com.

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09:38
Instagram introduces live video in Stories, self-...

Instagram on Monday launched two potentially radical changes to its photo- and video-sharing service, including support for live videos within Stories.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi from $275,...

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

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09:26
Instagram is shaking things up with live video and...

Instagram Stories started a bit inauspiciously as a very obvious Snapchat Stories clone. But three months in and it’s clearly a success: 100 million people use Stories every day to check their friends’ disappearing photos or add their own. Now the Facebook-owned photo-sharing network is adding a live video feature to Stories, so you can broadcast your life for up to an hour at a time.

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09:20
Apple reportedly limits Verizon iPhone 7 modem speed...

Enlarge / The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple has been limiting the modem speeds of the iPhone 7 built for Verizon Wireless's network in order to match the slower speeds of the AT&T iPhone, according to reports Friday by Bloomberg and Recode.

The Verizon iPhone 7 uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon X12 modem that is capable of LTE download speeds of up to 600Mbps, while the AT&T model uses an...

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09:05
Deals: $40 off unlocked iPhone 7s; 13-inch MacBook...

Heading into Black Friday, grab a 13-inch MacBook Pro for $1,199, 15-inch MacBook Pro for $1,799, 21.5-inch iMac for $899, 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display for $1,649 -- all with no tax outside NY. Or grab an unlocked iPhone 7s for $40 off on eBay with no tax for all.

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09:00
Updates for Excel Services and BI in SharePoint 2016...

If your organization enables Excel Services for SharePoint to enable BI, we have some updates on what has changed with SharePoint Server 2016 BI. Updates include architecture changes to the SharePoint-based on-premises Microsoft BI Stack and how you can benefit from upgrading your BI farms to SharePoint Server 2016, SQL 2016 and Office Online Server with Excel Online. We also examine various aspects, such as upgradeability, backward compatibility and licensing. For more information, please read “Deploying SQL Server 2016 PowerPivot and Power View in SharePoint 2016.”

First, let’s look at the history of Excel web solutions on-premises:

From the diagram above, you can see that Excel Services has evolved from an optional add-on application for SharePoint Server 2007 to an inherent part of Office Online Server for on-premises. In this newest 2016 release, Excel Services capabilities are moving to...

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09:00
Making your money go “further” with Excel—personal...

Marshall and Megan Dostal are the owners of Further, a forward-thinking company that produces sustainable, luxurious soap. How they get glycerin, a key ingredient, is nothing short of amazing. Marshall picks up depleted cooking oil from restaurants, then converts it into biofuel in the Further warehouse. One of the byproducts of the biofuel distillation is glycerin, which he and Megan use to create their soap. The soap is then packaged and sold to restaurants, hotels and retailers nationwide. Like many small business owners, they’re obsessed with keeping the business running smoothly and don’t have much time to spend on their personal finances. That’s one major reason why they use Excel.

“I haven’t found anything better than Excel for tracking our spending and planning for things like our savings—it’s user friendly and it’s simple. What more could you ask for?” says Megan who takes care of their family budget.

“Generally speaking, from month to month, we are on track...

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09:00
A lightning tour of the new Microsoft Tech Community

On today’s Microsoft Mechanics, community manager Anna Chu gives a lightning tour of the Microsoft Tech Community. If you haven’t seen or joined the community, it’s the single place where experts in the community can share, collaborate and learn about products and services across Microsoft.

In this demonstration, Anna shows how to sign up to become a member of the community, search for answers to questions, personalize your experience to just the products and services that you want to follow, post new conversations and reply to conversations, view member status and build your community status, and access popular event content within the community.

As you’ll see in this hands-on demonstration, the Microsoft Tech Community is the place to connect with peers, experts and...

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09:00
One of the Best New VR Things: Buying a Car


I had a fascinating experience last week. I got to see and experience the new Jaguar I-Pace, the company's electric answer to the as-yet-unannounced Tesla Y SUV, long before I'll actually get to see the prototype. I didn't just get to see the car -- I got to understand intimately why the car was created and what went into its design. I got to experience aspects of the vehicle viscerally, without actually getting into it. My experience was possible due to an alliance between Dell, HTC and Jaguar.

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08:44
Apple's Austin campus now up to 6,000 workers...

In a weekend profile of Apple's campus in Austin, Tex., the company claimed that it has created over 2 million jobs in the U.S. since the iPhone first went on sale in 2007.

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08:30
Clickbait, fake news and the power of feeling

Fake news has dominated post-election headlines, and important questions have been asked: Would Hillary have won had almost a million people not read that Pope Francis had endorsed Trump? (Probably not). Did Facebook take enough action to prevent fak...

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08:05
Craig Federighi: Apple intends to continue support...

Craig Federighi’s response to an email from a 9to5mac reader concerned about the elimination of Sal Soghoian’s position at Apple:

We have every intent to continue our support for the great automation technologies in macOS!

Thanks for being an Apple customer!

— craig

That should alleviate some concerns in the AppleScript and Automator communities.

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08:02
Frankenstein's monster serenades with iPhone 7...

Apple once again takes aim at viewers' heart strings with its annual holiday TV spot, though the 2016 rendition features a lighthearted twist, as Frankenstein's monster shows his sentimental side.

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08:00
Apple To Swap Faulty iPhone 6S Batteries

Apple is offering to replace the batteries of a "small number" of iPhone 6S phones with a fault that makes them unexpectedly shut down. The phones with this fault were manufactured between September and October 2015, it said in a statement. From a report on BBC:Affected devices will suddenly stop working even though the handset's battery has plenty of charge. Anyone with an eligible phone who takes up the offer will get a free replacement battery for their handset. In its announcement, Apple urged customers who believe they have a faulty phone to contact an Apple store, an authorised repair shop or the firm's support line to start the process of getting a new battery. A "limited serial number range" was affected, it said.


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07:52
Instagram launches live video for Stories,...

After a tease earlier this month, Instagram today announced its new live video functionality available within the app’s Stories feature. The app also gets disappearing photos and videos within direct messages including group chats.

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07:51
DiskCatalogMaker 6.5.14 - Catalog your disks.

DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks.

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



Version 6.5.14:

  • Fixed a bug when editing name/comments on the search result window
  • Fixed some minor bugs



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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07:44
Report: Apple has broken up its AirPort team, won’t...

Enlarge / The AirPort Express was last updated in 2013. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Last month, Apple told reporters that it was formally exiting the standalone display business and ceding it to partners like LG. According to a new report from Bloomberg, it may soon be doing the same thing with its AirPort router business. Apple is still selling the routers for now, but it has apparently broken up its router development team and reassigned the engineers to other projects like the Apple TV

Though this could spell an official end for Apple's routers, unofficially there hasn...

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07:41
How to enable unsupported Thunderbolt 3 devices on...

TB3 enabler is a brand new hack from Khaos Tian that enables unsupported Thunderbolt 3 devices on the latest MacBook Pro.

As explained by Tian, Apple impedes support for some categories of Thunderbolt 3 devices by implementing a software block. TB3 enabler allows users to bypass that software block, enabling access to previously unsupported Thunderbolt 3 devices. more…

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07:38
RIP AirPort? Apple may abandon wireless routers and...

Apple is reportedly done with routers.

While the company hasn’t said anything publicly, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman (who has an excellent track record with Apple rumors) reports that Apple’s wireless router division has been disbanded. The engineers who were working on products like the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule have been moved to work on other projects over the past year, according to Gurman.

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07:32
MacBook Pro Diary: First impressions in the metal...

While some in the U.S. have been fortunate enough to take delivery of their shiny new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models, those of us in the UK are getting a rather more gradual unveiling. Most Apple Stores don’t even have display models yet, and even in the Regent Street store they only had one of each model, tucked away inside a perspex tube running demo loops.

My MacBook Pro Diary series is, then, getting a rather more drawn-out ‘first impressions’ treatment than usual. But there is an upside to that: there’s actually quite a lot to discuss with this new machine, and so far the focus has been very much on the...

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07:14
Apple Says to 'Open Your Heart to Everyone...

Apple has shared a new TV ad called "Frankie's Holiday" in time for the holiday season, accompanied with the tagline "open your heart to everyone."

In the ad, Frankenstein brings a package with ornaments to a town square and starts singing "Home for the Holidays" by The Carpenters on his iPhone. While he initially shocks the large group of people in the town, a young girl urges Frankenstein to come forward, and everyone joins along in singing with him.

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07:13
A colorful journey through Morocco with an iPhone 7...

Some terrific, vibrant pictures.

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07:12
Apple shares new ‘Frankie’s Holiday’ ad featuring...

Apple has a special message for the world going into the holiday season: “Open your heart to everyone.” That’s the tagline at the end of its new holiday commercial called “Frankie’s Holiday” which sees an iPhone-toting Frankenstein feeling a bit left out.

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07:10
AppleScript, the perfect adjunct to iTunes: An open...

Kirk McElhearn, Macworld:

I was chagrined to learn that Sal Soghoian, who was Apple’s Product Manager of Automation Technologies, was let go for “business reasons.” Mr. Soghoian had been with Apple for nearly 20 years, and was the keeper of the flame for technologies such as AppleScript, Automator, and more.

And:

It’s not clear whether the termination of Mr. Soghoian means the demise of AppleScript altogether, and particularly in iTunes, but many developers, iTunes users, and others are concerned by this decision.

You see, it’s all about freedom. Freedom to do things we want that Apple doesn’t think we need to be able to do. Freedom to explore. Freedom to discover new ways to link applications, to interact with files, to create our own solutions. We can’t expect apps to cater to all our whims, and tools like AppleScript and Automator allow us to go a step further and discover ways to do things that Apple never even considered.

Nice job by Kirk,...

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07:06
Apple's 2018 iPhone could use TSMC-made 7nm...

Apple chip supplier TSMC could make use of its new 7-nanometer manufacturing technique for the processors in 2018 iPhones, a new Chinese-language report suggests.

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07:05
Using 4K displays, 5K displays, and Ultra HD TVs...

Apple’s official support page with details on what Macs are compatible with 4K displays, 5K displays, and Ultra HD TVs, the cables required, and a variety of warnings that are well worth reading.

Bookmark and pass this along.

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07:01
A history of hard drives

Peter Cohen takes a look back at the origins of the hard drive. Pretty incredible how far we’ve come. Oh, and never, never, never read the bio at the bottom of the page.

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07:00
Phil Schiller Says 32GB RAM on New MacBook Pro Would...

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller has allegedly responded to an email from software developer Ben Slaney to further clarify why the new MacBook Pro maxes out at 16GB of RAM, noting that supporting 32GB of RAM would require a different logic board design which might reduce space for batteries.Schiller: The MacBook Pro uses 16GB of very fast LPDDR memory, up to 2133MHz. To support 32GB of memory would require using DDR memory that is not low power and also require a different design of the logic board which might reduce space for batteries. Both factors would reduce battery life.Slaney himself wrote an article explaining how the new MacBook Pro uses a low power, enhanced version of DDR3 RAM called LPDDR3E, which maxes out at 16GB. To...

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06:55
∞ Apple Music ad: Drake vs. Bench Press

Jump to the main post for embed of the new Drake ad and link to the ad that it’s a callback to.

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06:50
Apple abandons development of AirPort Express,...

Mark Gurman, Bloomberg:

Apple hasn’t refreshed its routers since 2013 following years of frequent updates to match new standards from the wireless industry. The decision to disband the team indicates the company isn’t currently pushing forward with new versions of its routers. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment on the company’s plans.

And:

Exiting the router business could make Apple’s product ecosystem less sticky. Some features of the AirPort routers, including wireless music playback, require an Apple device like an iPhone or Mac computer. If the company no longer sells wireless routers, some may have a reason to use other phones and PCs.

Not sure I agree with that last point. Somehow I don’t see someone switching out of the Apple ecosystem because of their router.

Combine this program cancellation with the news about...

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06:45
Boot Camp, Windows driver issue may be damaging new...

Some reports are circulating that Boot Camp users with heavy audio use in Windows 10 are experiencing random, loud pops, and seeing distorted audio after a period of use that can persist when the computer is rebooted into macOS.

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06:44
Pokémon Go hosting latest in-game event during...

Pokémon Go was a phenomenal hit over the summer when the app first launched on smartphones, but players have needed new reasons to keep playing the AR-based game after the initial hype calmed down. Hosting in-game events that reward players has been one strategy used to recreate the excitement, and this week Pokémon Go will see it’s second-ever holiday-themed event.

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06:40
∞ Apple repair programs for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6...

Jump to the main Loop post for descriptions and links to official Apple support pages for these two new programs.

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06:32
Apple Pay messaging at POS drives 135% increase in...

USA Technologies, Inc., a payment technology provider of cashless and mobile transactions in self-serve retail, has announced the results of a six-month study testing targeted point-of-sale advertising of Apple Pay, Apple’s mobile payment service.

Based on the results showing a steady upward trajectory in mobile payment usage, USAT concluded that smartphone users shown digital advertising at point-of-sale through the ePort Interactive platform are more apt to pull out their iPhone to make a purchase, and even spend more. Findings by USAT after 24 weeks show targeted, digital advertising on USAT’s ePort Interactive platform that highlight Apple Pay availability at point-of-sale resulted in a:

  • 36.5% increase in overall sales...
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06:23
Worldwide market for used smartphones forecast to...

Apple seems to have begun selling refurbished iPhones from its U.S. online store just in time. The refurbished phones are available at the company’s Certified Refurbished site along with Macs, iPads, and iPods. 

A new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that the market for used smartphones will grow from 81.3 million devices in 2015 to 222.6 million units in 2020, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.3%.

"The demand for refurbished smartphones is already becoming constrained in countries such as the United States. Mobile operators are the most constrained given the need for replacement devices for customers who have purchased device insurance plans. In addition, used handsets provide an additional option for customers with subprime...

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06:19
Apple Announces iPhone 6s Repair Program for...

Apple has launched a repair program to address spontaneous shutdown issues that affect a small number of iPhone 6s phones.

 

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06:18
Developer gets classic shoot ’em up game Doom...

With most juries still out on whether the MacBook Pro Touch Bar will turn out to be a genuinely useful feature or just a gimmick, one iOS developer may not be helping to answer the question … Facebook engineer Adam Bell has managed to run the classic shoot ’em up game Doom entirely on the Touch Bar.

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06:15
Apple offers new battery for iPhone 6s phones that...

Apple has said that a few iPhone 6s smartphones are unexpectedly shutting down, confirming a problem reported last week by a Chinese consumer protection group.

The company said the problem is restricted to a small number of phones within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between September and October last year.

Apple said it was not a safety issue, and appeared to suggest that the problem would be resolved by a replacement battery which the company offered free. It did not say how many iPhone 6s phones were affected and in which markets.

The China Consumers Association asked Apple to investigate problems with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s phones that were automatically shutting off. The unexpected shutdowns were said to happen when the phone’s battery charge dropped to between 60 and 50 percent.

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06:11
Sketch 41.1 - Design app for UX/UI designer creating...

Sketch is an innovative and fresh look at vector drawing for the Mac. Its intentionally minimalist design is based upon a drawing space of unlimited size and layers, free of palettes, panels, menus, windows, and controls. Though simple to use, it offers powerful vector drawing and text tools like perfect Boolean operations, symbols, and powerful rulers, guides, and grids.



Version 41.1:

  • Fixes a couple of rare crashes



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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06:10
Apple issues Watch owners an Activity Challenge for...

Apple is issuing Apple Watch owners an Activity Challenge for Thanksgiving, Nov. 24. The challenge: run or walk 5K (3.1 miles) on Turkey Day using Apple’s Workout app or any third-party app that integrates workouts with HealthKit.

Do this, and you’ll receive a special Achievement medal in your iPhone Activity app, as well as a special iMessage sticker to send to your friends. The sticker support the sticker functionality introduced with iOS 10.

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06:01
Apple launches iPhone 6s program for unexpected...

Apple has announced a new repair program (http://tinyurl.com/zt3zvf9) for iPhone 6s users whose devices may be unexpectedly shut down. The company says this isn’t a safety issue and only affects devices within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between September and October 2015.

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06:00
Apple Abandons Development of Wireless Routers, To...

Apple has disbanded its division that develops wireless routers in a move that further sharpens the company's focus on consumer products that generate the bulk of its revenue, Bloomberg reports. From the article:Apple began shutting down the wireless router team over the past year, dispersing engineers to other product development groups, including the one handling the Apple TV. Apple hasn't refreshed its routers since 2013 following years of frequent updates to match new standards from the wireless industry. The decision to disband the team indicates the company isn't currently pushing forward with new versions of its routers. Routers are access points that connect laptops, iPhones and other devices to the web without a cable. Apple currently sells three wireless routers, the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time capsule. The Time capsule doubles as a backup storage hard drive for Mac computers.

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05:59
Apple announces iPhone 6s program for unexpected...

Apple has announced a new repair program for iPhone 6s users whose devices may be unexpectedly shut down. The company says this isn’t a safety issue and only affects devices within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between September and October 2015.

If you have experienced this issue, visit an Apple Retail Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider and have your device's serial number checked to confirm eligibility for a battery replacement, free of charge. Your iPhone will be examined prior to any service to verify that it is eligible for this program and in working order.

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05:52
Apple reportedly discontinuing its AirPort Express,...

First, it was the Thunderbolt Display, now Apple is apparently abandoning the AirPort Express, the AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule. The Cupertino, California-based company has disbanded its division that develops wireless routers, in a move to try to sharpen the company's focus on consumer products that generate the bulk of its revenue, Bloomberg reports.

The article says Apple started shutting down the wireless router team over the past year, dispersing engineers to other product development groups, including the one handling the Apple TV. The products, which cost $99, $199, and $299, respectively, make up a small slice of Apple’s revenue and are part of Apple’s “other products” category on its financial statements.

In some ways, we shouldn’t be surprised. Apple hasn’t refreshed its routers since 2013 and lags behind in matching...

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05:47
Apple Ceases Development of 'AirPort'...

Apple has dissolved its division which develops wireless routers and is now sending engineers who worked on the AirPort lineup into other product teams, including one currently working on Apple TV. The news comes from a report by Bloomberg, who said Apple has been slowly shutting down the division over the past year and made the decision "to try to sharpen the company’s focus on consumer products that generate the bulk of its revenue."

Currently, Apple sells three wireless routers, including the AirPort Express ($99), AirPort Extreme ($199), and AirPort Time Capsule ($299), but none of the devices have seen a refresh since 2013. A temporary stock...

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05:42
Shredo 1.1 - $9.99

Shredo is a beautiful, functional file-shredding and privacy scan utility. It permanently shreds files, folders, and external volumes' contents to keep information secure and impossible for anyone to retrieve. Depending on security level and data-erase speed, you have 3 shredding methods at your disposal:

  1. 1-pass - Offers good security and quickest erase of data. It deletes access information to your files and writes random bytes over the data once.
  2. 7-pass - Slower speed, but better security than 1-pass. Writes over data 7 times, based on US Department of Defence (DoD) 5220-20 M standard algorithms.
  3. 35-pass - Slowest, but offers the best security. Erases file access info and writes over the data 35 times, based on the Gutmann method for deletion.

Shredo supports external volumes and flash drives, but depending on their size and method selected, shredding time...

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05:29
Apple reportedly stops developing AirPort WiFi...

Apple is seemingly getting out of the router accessory business, ‘disbanding’ the division inside the company according to Bloomberg. This means Apple will no longer develop its $99 AirPort Express, $199 AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule products. The report says Apple is reallocating employees to focus on its core consumer products that generate the vast majority of its revenue.

The newest AirPort devices are more than three years old, so the future of the products has been in doubt for a while. Sales revenue of AirPort products must pale in comparison to Apple’s other lines, which are counted in the tens of billions of dollars.

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05:27
Apple axes Wi-Fi router division, apparently...

Apple has apparently disbanded its internal wireless router development team, assigning engineers to other, more lucrative projects within the company, and bringing to an end the development of Apple-branded routers, a new report has revealed.

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05:15
Apple possibly throttling data transfer speeds on...

The bad news is that Apple may be throttling the LTE performance on the Verizon iPhone 7 to keep it on par with the AT&T model. According to research conducted by Twin Prime and Cellular Insights, the Verizon iPhone 7 performs about as well as the AT&T iPhone 7, but it does not reach the data transfer speeds that it is capable of hitting.

The Verizon (and Sprint) iPhone 7 models use different LTE hardware than the AT&T (and T-Mobile) iPhone 7 models, adopting a Qualcomm LTE modem instead of an Intel LTE modem.

The Qualcomm modem is capable of reaching a maximum theoretical download speeds of 600Mb/s, while the Intel LTE modem tops out at 450Mb/s, but the Qualcomm-equipped Verizon iPhone 7 is only marginally outperforming the AT&T iPhone 7....

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05:10
Apple issues 5K Thanksgiving day activity challenge...

Apple has issued a special challenge to Apple Watch wearers, offering a Thanksgiving-themed Activity achievement to those who walk, run or wheelchair a workout distance of at least 5 kilometers, or 3.1 miles.

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05:00
Apple offers $149 repair price for owners of “Touch...

Well, this will drive you relatively crazy.

Apple has responded to the “touch disease” issue present in some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units and has offered a reduced repair price of $149 to resolve the issue.

The problem, described in August as “touch disease” by repair guide website iFixit, is characterized by a gray, flickering bar at the top of the display and an unresponsive touchscreen. The issue affects both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.

In its comments, Apple appears to consider the issue somewhat user-created as opposed to citing it as a defect in the product. It said Thursday that the company has determined that the smartphones may exhibit display flickering or Multi-Touch issues “after being dropped multiple times on a...

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04:59
Supercar maker McLaren says Apple did meet with them...

Following a report in September that Apple was considering an acquisition of supercar manufacturer McLaren, the company has told Reuters that discussions and meetings did take place, but did not get as far as a formal bid.

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04:53
Apple Announces a Free Battery Fix for iPhone 6 and...

A new Apple announcement published today outlines their iPhone 6s Program relating to battery issues. Apple notes that they have "determined that a very small number of iPhone 6s...

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04:30
Audioengine 2+ Premium desktop speakers pack a lot...

They're not the best-looking speakers in the world, but the Audioengine 2+ Premium Powered Desktop Speakers produce impressive sound. I have 'em hooked up to my 27-inch iMac.

They sport a built-in digital-to-analog converter (DAC), which provides better audio quality than the DAC built into your computer. The speaker system allows you to bypass your computer's headphone output and send music directly through USB for improved sound. You can boost the sound even more by connecting a subwoofer. You can even go wireless with Audioengine's W3 adapter (about $90). 

Setup is easy. You plug the left speaker into a power outlet and connect the included speaker wire from left to right. Audioengine has included multiple inputs for connecting to your Mac or iDevice. All the cables you'll need come in the package. There’s no software to install, and A2+ works with any computer or music player....

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04:30
Use Facebook on your Mac a lot? You need the Current...

I don't entirely trust Facebook, but it does offer social media opportunities for businesses such as mine and is a great way to keep up with folks. If you're a constant FB user, you should check out Current, which turns Facebook into a native app on your Mac desktop.

An US$1.99 download at the Mac App Store, Current — compatible with macOS 10.10 and higher — eliminates the need (or desire) to check out your Facebook page in an open browser tab. It offers support for Facebook Messenger, photos, videos, customizable notifications, and more. You can access your buddy list, inbox, and notifications right from the menu bar. Thankfully, you can customize your notifications to your liking.

One of my favorite features: each conversation opens in its own window, which means you can situate it wherever you like on your desktop. When a friend (a term that no longer means quit...

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04:26
Larger-screened iPhones will see AAPL’s gross margin...

Analysts are predicting that there is no end in sight to the decline in gross margin on the iPhone. Bernstein Research analysts (via Business Insider) are predicting that it will fall below 40% for the first time next year, and fall again to 39% in 2018. Other analysts agree.

A chart put together by the firm shows iPhone margins falling from 57.7% in 2009 to 40.8% this year, arguing that the costs of making next year’s iPhone and difficulty in charging more for it in a much more competitive environment will see it fall further over the next couple of years.

Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty, says that, ironically, the popularity of the iPhone 7 may have contributed to pressure on margins …

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04:25
Chinese smartphone vendors only one to increase...

Huawei, Oppo and BBK Communication Equipment together accounted for 21% of the smartphones sold to end users worldwide in the third quarter of 2016, according to Gartner (www.gartner.com). They were the only smartphone vendors in the global top five to increase their sales and market share during the quarter, the research group adds.

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04:11
Kool Tools: TRENDnet NVR Poe+ Switch

TRENDnet (www.TRENDnet.com) has launched its new 18-Port Gigabit NVR PoE+ Switch with LED Display, model TPE-3018L. This $459 switch also introduces the new NVR Series Switches product family for the popular networking and surveillance brand.

TRENDnet's 18-Port Gigabit NVR switch is designed for use with a 16-channel standard NVR, such as TRENDnet's 16-Channel HD NVR, model TV-NVR2216. The new unmanaged 18-port switch enables users to connect all 16 IP camera to the switch, while still providing two additional shared uplink ports for dedicated connections to your NVR or network.

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03:45
PSA: You can save $100 on the 13-inch non-Touch Bar...

The new Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro models may be in short supply, but demand for Apple’s new entry-level model without Touch Bar seems slower. Amazon is already discounting the machine, a $100 discount to bring the price down to $1399.

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03:35
Yasu 4.0.2 - System maintenance app; performs many...

Yasu was created with System Administrators who service large groups of workstations in mind, Yasu (Yet Another System Utility) was made to do a specific group of maintenance tasks quickly within a few clicks, rather than needing to endlessly type shell script commands in the Terminal application.

Yasu allows system administrators, as well as the average user, to conveniently run various system level Unix shell scripts in order to perform maintenance routines and clear the many cache files used by OS X. Yasu was designed to be a simple, intuitive, first line of attack for a Mac that has started "acting up." More often than not, a thorough purge of the cache files on a Mac will bring its behavior back into line.



Version 4.0.2:

  • Fixed a bug where Yasu would not quit other running apps if the preference was set
  • Fixed abug where Yasu would not notify user about multiple users if the preference was set
  • Addressed...
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03:12
Duet 1.6.2.8 - Use your iPad as an external display.

Duet is the first app that allows you to use your iDevice as an extra display for your Mac using the Lightning or 30-pin cable.

Note: This app requires a $14.99 iOS companion app.



Version 1.6.2.8:

  • Major performance improvements - requirea duet for iOS 1.3.5 or later
  • Critical Sierra fixes
  • Added a beautiful installer





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03:00
Daily Deal: The Pay What You Want Learn To Code...

The season of deals is upon us, and we're starting the week of Black Friday with one of our patented "Pay What You Want" bundles. This time, it's the Learn to Code bundle, and you determine the price you want to pay.  

How does this work? Regardless of what you choose to pay, you'll get something valuable. If you decide to pay more than the average price, you unlock additional goodies and get the entire package. Pay more than any of your peers and you get onto the leaderboard, giving you an entry in our giveaway. 

The bundle consists of 10 online classes worth $1,573, providing knowledge of: 

  • Google's Go programming language
  • Python: Beginner to Advanced
  • Scala
  • Projects in Programming: Ruby, Python...
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00:35
Apple Watch has a special Thanksgiving Activity...

Apple Watch owners can get a special Activity Challenge for Thanksgiving, this November 24th. Apple Watch owners are waking up to notifications on their wrist announcing a special achievement in the Activity app, the first time Apple has done this. To receive the reward, users must run or walk 5K (3.1 miles) on November 24 using Apple’s Workout app or any third-party app that integrates workouts with HealthKit.

If users do this, they will receive a unique Achievement medal in their iPhone Activity app (pictured above) and a special iMessage sticker to send to their friends.

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22:08
Apple to replace batteries of iPhone 6s units...

It seems Apple has run into its own smartphone battery debacle. Days after the company launched an iPhone 6 Plus repair program for units impacted by so-called "touch disease" faults, a new initiative activated on Sunday seeks to replace a batch of iPhone 6s batteries causing unexpected device shutdowns.

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21:45
The Week in iPhone and iPad Cases: Customizable...

New iOS cases of the week

This week’s roundup of new iPhone and iPad cases brings us new picks just as we’re gearing up for the holiday shopping season. Read on!

Belkin

The Air Protect SheerForce (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; $25 to $30 MSRP, $21.75 on Amazon) is a sheer, lightweight hard-shell case that’s a good option if you want a clear case that doesn’t add a lot of bulk.

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20:51
Alfred 3.2

Brings improved workflow building, Script Filter enhancements, and integration with 1Password (£17 new, free update, 2.7 MB)

 

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