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Tuesday July 4

05:00
Happy Fourth of July from O’Grady’s PowePage

Folks, it’s the Fourth of July here in America, which means that the staff of the PowerPage will be taking the day off to spend time with friends, family, amazing food and rather loud, explode-y things.

We suggest you do the same.

Enjoy the holiday, disconnect from your Mac and your iOS devices a little bit, have some friends over and we’ll be back Wednesday with more Mac, iOS and mobile news than you can shake a stick at!

Happy Fourth!!!

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04:55
Happy Fourth of July

Yours Truly, Steve and Marty are enjoying some time off for the Fourth of July, so Apple World Today will be “closed” today. Have a great Independence Day everyone.

And come back tomorrow for the latest in Apple news. In keeping with our Team AWT sub-theme of "Unplugging™" occasionally from all of our gear, be sure to get outside and enjoy the world with your family and friends today.

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04:47
Imagination Tech’s annual report slams Apple’s ‘...

The annual report of Imagination Tech – the company whose GPU designs are used under license in the iPhone and iPad – describes statements made by Apple as ‘unsubstantiated’ and ‘highly regrettable.’

The company said that in financial year 2017 it returned the company to profitability and had a clear strategy for growth. That path was derailed by an Apple warning that the company planned to switch to its own GPU designs within two years, and would no longer need to pay license fees to Imagination …

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04:35
Happy Independence Day!

On July 4, 1776, the United States declared its independence from Britain. Today MacTech and MacNews is closed in honor of Independence Day, the Fourth of July. We hope all our readers have a great day and that peace and freedom will flourish throughout the world.

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04:34
Apple Won 43 Patents today covering AirPods with...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 43 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. One patent that stands out in this group is granted patent 9,699,546 which marks Apple's third patent win regarding future AirPods with biometric sensors built-in this year alone. The iPhone 6 won a design patent and there's a crazy disconnected patent about a golf cart.

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04:00
LeEco's assets frozen by Chinese court as debts...

Chinese firm LeEco's financial situation is deteriorating rapidly. A Shanghai court has frozen $180 million in assets owned by co-founder Jia Yueting, his wife Gan Wei and three subsidiaries, according to Chinese news site Tencent and the Financial T...

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03:59
Nasdaq glitch sets AAPL & other shares to $123....

A Nasdaq glitch caused a number of major trading platforms to display AAPL’s share value as $123.47, some 14.3% below its true value at the time. The incorrect price was shown on Bloomberg, Google Finance, Yahoo Finance and others.

more…

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03:00
The Morning After: July 4th, 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Happy Independence Day! After everyone else sets off fireworks today, Elon Musk and the crew at SpaceX will turn attention to their next rocket launch on the 5th or 6th. But, of course, the big news is Tesla's M...

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01:26
Apple granted a patent relating to Xcode's 3D...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 43 granted patents for Apple Inc. today. One of the patents is titled "Unwrapping 3D meshes into low-distortion texture maps." One of the inventors worked on Apple’s 3D rendering engine related to Xcode.

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01:10
Upcoming Moto Mod could add a 360-degree camera to...

Motorola's Moto Z Mods have quite a bit of promise to turn your phone into pretty much anything, including a gamepad, a walkie-talkie, and even a mobile Alexa station. The company has been pushing these pretty hard lately, holding hackathons that pro...

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01:00
Tech Hunters: How the Walkman changed the way we...

Today, billions of people have access to portable music, mostly thanks to smartphones. The world's music catalog is at our fingertips thanks to Spotify, Apple and Amazon's online store, but it's not always been that easy. It wasn't until 1979 that mu...

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00:04
Pegatron Claims that Microsoft Surface Device Orders...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Microsoft set to Layoff Thousands of Sales Staff around the World" Today we're learning that Microsoft's hardware isn't moving well. According to Microsoft hardware supplier Pegatron, orders for Microsoft's Surface devices have been smaller than expected.

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Monday July 3

23:43
China's 'elevated' bus was a scam...

Remember that Chinese public transit experiment running an elevated bus over 300 meters of track along a major roadway? Unfortunately, the test site started gathering dust as "financial problems" and other suspicious setbacks reportedly set in months...

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23:07
Apple Reportedly signed a Deal with 3D-Sensing...

On June 23 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Some of Apple's new 'iPhone X' suppliers have been identified associated with Technologies like 3D Sensing & more." The three 3D sensing suppliers mentioned in the report were Lumentum, Finisar and Viavi Solutions that covers 3D motion sensing. It was reported yesterday that Viavi signed a deal with Apple for ...

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21:37
Tencent tackles mobile game addiction with time...

In the face of public pressure, Chinese internet giant Tencent is limiting play time for younger users of its hit mobile game Honor of Kings (dubbed Strike of Kings in the west). Starting Tuesday, anyone under 12 will be restricted to one hour of pla...

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21:30
Apple share prices appear to more than double due to...




A problem traced back to Nasdaq test data caused the reported share prices of Apple, Google, Microsoft and a handful of other technology sector stocks to fluctuate wildly on multiple financial websites after trading ended on Monday.

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20:59
Beamer 3.3.1 - Stream any movie file from your Mac...

Beamer streams to your Apple TV or Chromecast.

  • Plays any movie file - Just like the popular desktop movie players, Beamer accepts all common formats, codecs and resolutions. AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, WMV, FLV. To Beamer, it's all the same.
  • High quality image and sound - Unlike Screen Mirroring, Beamer is specifically optimized for video playback at the highest quality and supports 5.1 surround sound. No glitches, clicks, pops or other shenanigans. The video looks just as good as it would on your desktop.
  • Easy Subtitles - Beamer automatically detects embedded subtitles and associated subtitle files. If possible, subtitles will be selected automatically based on your Apple TV's Subtitle Language preference.
  • Remote Control - You can pause, fast-forward and rewind the movie using the Apple TV remote. No need to get up from the couch!
  • Start now, finish...
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20:59
TunnelBear 3.0.16 - Subscription-based private...

TunnelBear is a subscription-based virtual private network (VPN) service and companion app, enabling you to browse the internet privately and securely.

Features

  • Browse privately - Secure your data and hide your IP address behind a bear.
  • Experience the Internet as if you’re in another country - A TunnelBear can "tunnel" you around censorship and blocked sites to another country of your choosing.
  • Zap creepy trackers - Block the website trackers (ads, analytics, scripts, social buttons) that track everything you and your family do online.
  • A TunnelBear is really, really simple - On. Off. On. Off. You get the idea.
  • TunnelBear comes in three subscription tiers:
    • Little: 500 MB per month; free
    • Giant: unlimited; $6.99/month
    • Grizzly: unlimited; $49.99/year

See...

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20:59
VLC Media Player 2.2.6 - Popular multimedia player.

VLC Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, OGG, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.



Version 2.2.6:

  • Fix mp3 playback regression leading to distortion for some media
  • Improved lua scripts for various websites
  • Fix screenshots size
  • Various security improvements in demuxers and decoders
  • Fix scrolling sensitivity on macOS Sierra
  • Resume points are deleted now if the user clears the list of recent items
  • Misc. minor improvements



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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20:59
NeoFinder 7.1.1 - Catalog your external media and...

NeoFinder (formerly CDFinder) rapidly organizes your data, either on external or internal disks, or any other volumes. It catalogs all your data, so you stay in control of your data archive or disk library. With extensive metadata support, you can find your files quickly.

Features

  • Catalog: any hard disk, data folder, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, BlueRay, HD-DVD, iPod, Server Volume, Audio-CD, USB-Stick, FTP-Server, and more
  • Power: Handle really large amounts of data
  • Photo Previews: Create beautiful thumbnails for many photo and image formats, such as JPG, TIFF, EPS, RAW, PDF, PSD, BMP, GIF, PNG, TGA, IFF (Maya)
  • Audio Meta Data: MP3, AAC (iTunes), FLAC (Lossless), ALAC (Apple Lossless), and AIFF meta data: author, album, title, composer, lyrics, cover art, track number, duration, bit rate, genre, year, comment. Even catalogs whole Audio-CDs, and Apple iPhone ringtone files!
  • Photo Meta Data: XMP (used by Adobe Bridge),...
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20:59
Firefox 54.0.1 - Fast, safe Web browser.

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

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

Features

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



Version 54.0.1:

  • Fix a display issue of tab title
  • Fix a display issue of opening new tab
  • Fix a display issue when opening multiple tabs
  • Fix a tab display issue when downloading files
  • Fix a PDF...
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20:59
WhatRoute 2.0.22 - Geographically trace online data-...

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

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

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


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20:18
SpaceX's capsule 're-flight' is a...

SpaceX just took one step closer to making reusable private spacecraft seem entirely ordinary. The company has confirmed that its previously used Dragon capsule splashed down on the morning of July 3rd, making it the first commercial spacecraft to r...

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20:02
Beats 1 DJs talk success, struggles on the service...




Apple's Beats 1 Radio turns two years old in July, and to mark the anniversary DJs Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden and Julie Adenuga reflect on the service's beginnings, high points and difficulties in a new interview.

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19:56
What's on TV: 'Castlevania,' '...

It's a holiday week, but if you're up from people setting off fireworks early, you can check out six new comedy specials on Netflix Tuesday morning as part of The Standups, with Deon Cole, Beth Stelling, Nate Bargatze, Dan Soder, Nikki Glaser, and Fo...

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18:26
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17:42
WhatRoute 2.0.22 - Geographically trace online data-...

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

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

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


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17:28
Two years after Beats 1 launch, hosts talk struggles...

Two years ago last week, Apple officially launched Apple Music to the world as its way of computing with the likes of Spotify, but there was a feature that many thought would be the differentiator: Beats 1. Beats 1 is Apple’s always-on radio station hosted by Zane Lowe, Julie Adenuga, and Ebro Darden.

In honor of the service’s two-year anniversary, Lowe, Adenuga, and Darden have sat down with High Snobiety for an in-depth interview…

more…

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17:14
Windows 10's 'Timeline' feature won...

Microsoft's anticipated Timeline Windows feature won't be included in the Fall Creators Update. Timeline, revealed at Microsoft's Build developer conference in May, was expected to be a part of the update, but Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore said today tha...

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16:27
Advanced 3D Facial Recognition for Secure...

Earlier today Patently Apple posted a report titled "KGI Analyst publicizes his Latest Round of iPhone Predictions." Within that report analyst Ming-Chi Kuo made an oddball prediction that the anniversary iPhone with the OLED display would come with 3D sensing Facial Recognition and eliminate Touch ID. This afternoon Bloomberg also weighed in on the matter who leans towards Apple testing the feature for ....

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16:20
Apple Tests 3-D Face Scanning To Unlock Next iPhone...

Five years ago, Apple made fingerprint scanners on smartphones popular. Now the company may have found a better technology to replace it. According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, the Cupertino-based company is exploring 3D facial detection as a replacement for Touch ID fingerprint authentication. From the article: This is powered by a new 3-D sensor, added the people, who asked not to be identified discussing technology that's still in development. The company is also testing eye scanning to augment the system, one of the people said. The sensor's speed and accuracy are focal points of the feature. It can scan a user's face and unlock the iPhone within a few hundred milliseconds, the person said. It is designed to work even if the device is laying flat on a table, rather than just close up to the face. The feature is still being tested and may not appear with the new device. However, the intent is for it to replace the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, according to the person.

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15:42
∞ Joanna Stern Tries to live with the original...

I’ve always thought these kinds of comparisons were ridiculous but Stern makes this video more enjoyable than it has any right to be.

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15:29
Unlock your PC with your Samsung phone's...

Have a recent Samsung phone and a Windows 10 PC? Life's about to get a bit easier. Samsung has updated its Flow app to let you use the fingerprint reader on Galaxy devices running Android Marshmallow or newer (such as the S6, S7 and S8) to log into...

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14:32
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 3...

Notable software releases this week include Transmit 4.4.13, Moneydance 2017.3, and MoneyWiz 2.6.

 

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14:32
ExtraBITS for 3 July 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, we continue our celebration of the iPhone’s 10th birthday: Joanna Stern lives with the original iPhone for a day and some of the iPhone’s creators worry about its impact on society.

 

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14:01
Apple’s redesigned Fifth Avenue retail store to...

Earlier this year, Apple began renovations of its Fifth Avenue retail store with the goal of more than doubling its size. Details on the project have been somewhat unclear throughout the project, but a new report today from MacMagazine says that Apple’s flagship retail location will reopen towards the end of 2018…

more…

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13:58
The next iPhone reportedly scans your face instead...

Rumormongers have long claimed that Apple might include face recogition in the next iPhone, but it's apparently much more than a nice-to-have feature... to the point where it might overshadow the Touch ID fingerprint reader. Bloomberg sources unders...

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13:42
All 2017 iPhone Models Said to Include Standard 5W...

Well-regarded KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo this morning released a note for investors in which he made 10 predictions related to the three iPhones slated for release in 2017, including the elimination of Touch ID in the "iPhone 8."

We've now gotten our hands on Kuo's full note, and it includes several additional details that were not covered in our original post.

iPhone 8 renders from iDrop News

First and foremost, on the topic of Touch ID, Kuo's note clearly says the iPhone 8 will not support fingerprint recognition, a prediction some MacRumors readers thought was ambiguous in the first post based on the included wording. Direct from the note:As the OLED iPhone will not support...

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13:10
Will you buy Apple’s HomePod later this year? [Poll]

Apple’s HomePod is scheduled to arrive this December for $349 in the US, Australia and the UK. Are you planning to pick one up? And will you switch from an Amazon Echo or Google Home in the process?

more…

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13:05
Rumor: Apple intends to replace Touch ID fingerprint...




Piggybacking on an earlier report claiming that "iPhone 8" will not feature a fingerprint scanner embedded in its OLED display, another report now says that Apple intends to introduce advanced facial recognition technology that will replace the Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

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13:05
Apple Working on 'Improved' Security...

Following a report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggesting the next-generation "iPhone 8" will do away with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor entirely, Bloomberg says Apple is working on an "improved" security system that will let customers unlock their iPhones and make Apple Pay payments with facial recognition technology.

Apple's new facial recognition engine is powered by a 3D sensor rumored to be built into the front-facing camera, and according to Bloomberg's sources, Apple is also said to be testing eye scanning to "augment the system." Using facial recognition, the iPhone can be unlocked within a few hundred milliseconds and it allegedly works even when the device is lying on a table. It's said to capture more data points than a fingerprint scan,...

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12:57
Jamf Now Sponsoring TidBITS

Please welcome our latest TidBITS sponsor, Jamf Now, the cloud-based mobile device management solution for Apple devices in small- to medium-sized organizations.

 

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12:51
Enjoy this horrifying government fireworks safety...

What starts off as a perfectly normal safety video turns kinda weird quickly.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:46
Bloomberg: iPhone 8 will replace Touch ID with 3D...

Bloomberg reports that Apple is currently testing using 3D facial detection as a replacement for Touch ID fingerprint authentication. The report also believes the new iPhones could include the ProMotion increased refresh rate displays seen in the new iPad Pros as well as a dedicated Apple Neural Engine chip for handling AI.

more…

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12:00
'Baby Driver' is an ode to iPod nostalgia

It took a while to get going, but it's safe to say we're living in a golden age of digital music. Terrible compression is a thing of the past, and the rise of streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music give us instant access to almost anything w...

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11:39
Things 3.1 adds repeating to-dos in projects, date...

Cultured Code launched Things 3 a few weeks ago with an all-new design and loads of new features, and today Things 3.1 is available with a couple of new features.

Things 3.1 includes repeating to-dos in projects which has been a missing feature for some potential users. The date parser has also improved its support for multiple languages in this update.

more…

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11:00
Episode 42 of the MacAdmins Podcast, with Nick...
10:45
∞ Tourbillon from ABC Rides at Hong Kong Carnival

Watching this makes me wonder how long it would take me before I threw up.

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10:36
External Link: Trying to Live with the Original...

The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern vowed to live with an original iPhone for a week, but she lasted only 12 hours, as summarized in this amusing video. The original iPhone lacks a front-facing camera, video capture, and Siri, and both performance and battery life were underwhelming. Worst of all, most apps and Web sites don’t work with it anymore. There was a headphone jack, but even then you needed a dongle to use non-Apple headphones. It’s easy to say that technology has advanced considerably since 2007, but it’s also clear that many problems stemmed from little emphasis on backward compatibility. Be sure to watch until the end to see Stern’s helmet cam setup! The article is limited to subscribers, but the video is free for everyone.

 

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10:35
The Stupidly Dangerous Politics of Blame


I hope that, like me, you are off this long holiday weekend and have a chance to think about the drama that now surrounds the U.S. administration. What I find fascinating isn't that the government is a bit of a mess but that the accidental transparency of this administration is focusing us more on the visibility of the problems rather than on the problems themselves. President Obama knew about the Russians hacking the election, but largely sat on the information. President Trump likely wanted to do the same thing, but leaks made it impossible.

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10:30
GSK will use supercomputers to develop new drugs

Developing a new drug is a long, complicated and expensive process that takes years before you get to the human trial. There's a hope that computers will be able to simulate the majority of the process, greatly reducing the cost and time involved. Th...

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10:19
Trump’s plan for rural broadband progress still...

During a trip to Iowa last month, President Trump pledged that bringing broadband internet to rural areas of the U.S. would be a part of his upcoming $1 trillion infrastructure proposal. While there is positivity around Trump’s intentions, there is doubt about the difficulty and cost of such an endeavor…

more…

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09:32
LeEco's Founder who said that Apple was an...

In May Patently Apple posted a report titled "Brash CEO of LeEco who Likened Apple to Hitler Steps Down as CEO and out of the Limelight." In April 2016 this brash CEO Jia Yueting also confidently stated on CNBC that Apple was simply an outdated company. Since then LeEco has been in a death spirial while Apple has been raking in corporate billions quarter in and quarter out. Today the news got worse for the former CEO ...

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 2017 MacBook Air $800, 9.7-...

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. more…

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09:05
Supply chain remains skeptical Apple can embed Touch...




A list of 10 features that the "iPhone 8" will have -- or lack -- has been published by noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes Apple will not embed a Touch ID sensor under the screen.

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09:00
What we're using in July

There's a difference between what we test and write about for the site, and what Engadget editors actually decide to lay down their own cash for. Outside work hours, and when the review samples go back to the companies, what are our writers using? Wh...

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08:27
Transmit 4.4.13

Removes support for syncing favorites due to an old Dropbox API being deprecated. ($34 new, free update, 32.7 MB)

 

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08:10
Watch: See iOS 11's Do Not Disturb While...




Apple hopes to make the roads safer with this fall's release of iOS 11, which will automatically disable notifications when in a car thanks to a new feature called Do Not Disturb While Driving. Here's how it will work.

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07:55
KGI Analyst publicizes his Latest Round of iPhone...

Disciples of the Apple analyst KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo will be happy to know that that the Apple guru has posted yet another round of predictions from his crystal ball today.

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07:44
DeepMind’s data deal with the NHS broke privacy law

An NHS Trust broke the law by sharing sensitive patient records with Google's DeepMind division, the UK's data watchdog has ruled. The long-awaited decision falls in line with the conclusion drawn by Dame Fiona Caldicott, the UK's National Data Guard...

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07:38
Comment: KGI has a good track record, but no Touch...

There are few analysts with as good a track record as KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo when it comes to Apple. His close links to companies in Apple’s supply-chain puts him in a good position to judge what is and isn’t on the way when it comes to new products.

But having a good track record isn’t the same as being right every time, and his latest report – that the iPhone 8 will drop Touch ID altogether – seems questionable to me …

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07:30
The (re)making of 'Crash Bandicoot'

Facedown in the sand, a figure wakes up on a desert island.

The tide has been dragging him up the shore.

He looks over his shoulder, before disappearing into the jungle.

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07:28
Tidal exclusivity ending on Jay-Z's '4:44...




In the wake of reports of Kanye West complaining that Tidal owes him millions, sources claim that Jay-Z's confessional album "4:44" will see release on Apple Music around July 8.

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07:27
ACCC to question Apple regarding its ban on the...

Apple's decision to order Westpac Banking Corp. — an Australian bank and financial-services provider headquartered in Sydney — to disable a mobile banking feature that let customers make payments in chat apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger has caught the attention of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over concerns it could be attempting to remove rivals to its own upcoming service, according to The Financial Review.

Last week The Australian Financial Review revealed that Apple had written to Westpac to say its three-month old Westpac Keyboard feature would no longer be allowed on iPhones....

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07:16
New video provides a hands-on look at Apple Watch...

The iBus, a tool that we previously discussed, allows users to connect to the Apple Watch maintenance port for interfacing with iTunes on a Mac. MFC, its creator, says that the iBUS is the first such tool in existence. In the following hands-on video, @alixrezax walks through the Apple Watch restore process from start to finish using the iBus. It’s one of the first hands-on step-by-step looks at the tool in usage that we’ve seen. more…

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07:03
Microsoft set to Layoff Thousands of Sales Staff...

In July 2015, Microsoft cut 7,800 job cuts and wrote down $7.6 billion associated with its Nokia acquisition. In 2016, the Seattle Times reported that Microsoft announced they would cut 2,850 jobs. For 2017, it's being reported that Microsoft is about to make another round of job cuts in the thousands as they reorganize their sales force.

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06:51
Analyst: Apple may completely ditch Touch ID, at...

In a note to clients — as noted by StreetInsider — KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo lists his 10 predictions for the new Apple iPhone models coming this year. One of those forecasts is that Touch ID will completely disappear from OLED “iPhone 8s” (shown in a fanciful mock-up).

The analyst hints that Apple may ditch the tech completely for new forms of biometric security such as 3D sensing for facial recognition. Kuo is expecting three iPhone models in 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch and 5.8-inch versions. His other predictions:

  • The OLED iPhone (the 5.8-inch version) and 5.5-inch LCD model will both come with DRAM capacity of 3GB (for dual-camera requirements), while the 4.7-inch model will only use 2GB DRAM (for only single camera).
  • All three models will all come with 64GB and 256GB storage options.
  • All three new...
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06:41
Firefox 54.0.1 - Fast, safe Web browser.

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

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

Features

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



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06:28
Ming-Chi Kuo Predicts iPhone 8 Will Omit Touch ID...

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today made ten predictions related to the 2017 debut of the "iPhone 8," "iPhone 7s," and "iPhone 7s Plus," which are expected to be announced in September and launch sometime afterwards (via StreetInsider).

Kuo's predictions today largely fall in line with all the rumors we've been hearing about the 2017 iPhones over the past few months, with a few new tidbits that suggest the iPhone 8 will be industry-leading in terms of its edge-to-edge design, come in limited color options, and that Apple may be removing Touch ID completely from the OLED smartphone.

A combination of leaked iPhone 8 parts via Benjamin Geskin

According to...

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06:24
TunnelBear 3.0.16 - Subscription-based private...

TunnelBear is a subscription-based virtual private network (VPN) service and companion app, enabling you to browse the internet privately and securely.

Features

  • Browse privately - Secure your data and hide your IP address behind a bear.
  • Experience the Internet as if you’re in another country - A TunnelBear can "tunnel" you around censorship and blocked sites to another country of your choosing.
  • Zap creepy trackers - Block the website trackers (ads, analytics, scripts, social buttons) that track everything you and your family do online.
  • A TunnelBear is really, really simple - On. Off. On. Off. You get the idea.
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06:22
OLED use in the ‘iPhone 8’ will spur OLED use in...

The likelihood of Apple moving to OLED screens for the “iPhone 8” could force more smartphone companies in that direction and give OLED a 50% market share by 2020, according to a new report from the WitsView division of Trendforce.

Display makers have changed production plans around Apple’s shift and scramble to find OLED production equipment, which Samsung currently hoards, according to the research group. 

“Apple’s move has been closely watched by its competitors,” says WitsView research director Boyce Fan. “The reveal of the next iPhone’s specifications has accelerated the deployment of AMOLED displays for other smartphone brands. Panel makers, especially those from China, are hastily building up their AMOLED manufacturing capacity as well.”

The iPhone 8 (shown in fanciful mock-ups) is expected to be introduced in September and go on sale in October.

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06:19
Apple could invest up to $2.62 billion in LG's...




Apple appears to be widening supply options for future OLED screen deliveries, with multiple media reports claiming that it is on the cusp of a deal with LG to expand manufacturing capacity.

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06:11
NeoFinder 7.1.1 - Catalog your external media and...

NeoFinder (formerly CDFinder) rapidly organizes your data, either on external or internal disks, or any other volumes. It catalogs all your data, so you stay in control of your data archive or disk library. With extensive metadata support, you can find your files quickly.

Features

  • Catalog: any hard disk, data folder, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, BlueRay, HD-DVD, iPod, Server Volume, Audio-CD, USB-Stick, FTP-Server, and more
  • Power: Handle really large amounts of data
  • Photo Previews: Create beautiful thumbnails for many photo and image formats, such as JPG, TIFF, EPS, RAW, PDF, PSD, BMP, GIF, PNG, TGA, IFF (Maya)
  • Audio Meta Data: MP3, AAC (iTunes), FLAC (Lossless), ALAC (Apple Lossless), and AIFF meta data: author, album, title, composer, lyrics, cover art, track number, duration, bit rate, genre, year, comment. Even catalogs whole Audio-CDs, and Apple iPhone ringtone files!
  • Photo Meta Data: XMP (used by Adobe Bridge),...
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06:03
Gaming smartphones are still a thing in China

If you've been searching for a crossover between a smartphone and a PS Vita, look no further. In China, a company by the name of iReadyGo had been making Android-powered gaming handhelds for years -- you may recall its shameless PS Vita ripoff back i...

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06:00
Grab a deal on this zoomable 60X smartphone monocular

Taking zoomed photos of things with your iPhone or other smartphone is great...until you take a closer look at those photos. Using digital zoom causes your pictures to be noisy and grainy, but even the best smartphone camera -- the one in the iPhone 7 Plus -- only has a 2X optical zoom lens. Our deal today is for a Zoomable 60X smartphone monocular and it's only $29.99. 

Just clip the monocular onto your iPhone using the handy spring clip, zoom it to the desired magnification up to 60X, and then start taking photos. Since hand-holding a 60X zoom can be problematic, a tabletop tripod is included as well. To keep your monocular safe from scratches, it comes with a convenient carrying case.

Without the...

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05:47
Beamer 3.3.1 - Stream any movie file from your Mac...

Beamer streams to your Apple TV or Chromecast.

  • Plays any movie file - Just like the popular desktop movie players, Beamer accepts all common formats, codecs and resolutions. AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, WMV, FLV. To Beamer, it's all the same.
  • High quality image and sound - Unlike Screen Mirroring, Beamer is specifically optimized for video playback at the highest quality and supports 5.1 surround sound. No glitches, clicks, pops or other shenanigans. The video looks just as good as it would on your desktop.
  • Easy Subtitles - Beamer automatically detects embedded subtitles and associated subtitle files. If possible, subtitles will be selected automatically based on your Apple TV's Subtitle Language preference.
  • Remote Control - You can pause, fast-forward and rewind the movie using the Apple TV remote. No need to get up from the couch!
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05:45
Rumor: Apple may make a deal with LG for OLED iPhone...

Apple is reportedly considering a deal with LG for OLED screens to help diversify the supply chain beyond the main supplier Samsung. The Cupertino, California-based company may invest $1.75 billion to $2.62B billion in LG’s new OLED production lines to keep those lines dedicated to iPhone screens.

LG expressed plans for a $3.5B investment in OLED production with the E6 factory expected to start production in 2019. The limited number of OLED producers and the longer production times can cause supply backlogs, a problem Apple could avoid with the dedicated lines and multiple suppliers, according to Seeking Alpha.

OLED technology is used in high end smartphones today, such as the Samsung Galaxy J3, the Gionee S6, and the Motorola X Force. Supporters of the technology praise its high contrast/deep blacks and potential thickness...

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05:40
Apple’s adoption of OLED in iPhone 8 will see it...

Apple’s decision to use an OLED screen on the iPhone 8 will significantly accelerate adoption by other smartphone manufacturers, says a Trendforce report. The WitsView division of the company suggest that adoption will hit 50% by 2020.

The prediction highlights ‘the Apple effect’ when it comes to new technology …

more…

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05:31
Apple and LG are reportedly in Negotiations for OLED...

On June 21 Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Korean Press is Convinced that LG will Enter Apple's OLED Supply Chain by 2019." Today a new Korean report is claiming that Apple is now in talks with LG Display to invest about two billion dollars in equipment to secure OLED displays for Apple in LG's new plant that we reported on back in May.

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05:30
Protecting the 10.5-inch iPad Pro in style with...

DODOcase has been making handcrafted cases, bags, and other products in San Francisco since 2010, and the company is continuing its history of protecting iPads with the new DODOcase for iPad Pro 10.5-inch ($69.95) and the iPad Pro 10.5 Durables Sleeve Case ($69.95). We had a chance to check out both and here's our take on how they work with Apple's smallest iPad Pro.

DODOcase for iPad Pro 10.5-inch

The original DODOcase used a wood frame with padded corners to hold your iPad in place, and while that was quite nice looking, those pads had a tendency to fall out and get lost, especially if you removed your iPad from the case on occasion. 

The new DODOcase uses a polyurethane tray to...

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05:15
Apple Pay ties in with National Park Foundation...

For the first half of July, Apple has announced a new Apple Pay promotion wherein users can raise funds for the National Parks Foundation.

From July 1 through 15, Apple is donating $1 to the National Park Foundation for every purchase made with Apple Pay at any Apple Store, on apple.com or through the Apple Store app in the US

Apple CEO Tim Cook offered the following explanation for the program:

America’s national parks are an inspiration to us at Apple, and we know they are as important to many of our customers as they are to us. Our goal is to leave the world better than we found it, so this July we’re making it easier for anyone to help preserve the beauty of our natural, cultural and historical treasures.

The company has stated that funds raised would primarily support conservation projects and enrich youth programs designed to inspire the next generation of park enthusiasts.

On July 15 (only), Apple Watch owners will also get the chance...

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05:11
VLC Media Player 2.2.6 - Popular multimedia player.

VLC Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, OGG, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.



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05:01
Microsoft's cloud focus could mean yet more...

Microsoft is going through another reorganization that could result in "thousands" of layoffs, particularly to its sales force, according to TechCrunch, Bloomberg and others. The company is reportedly shifting teams around to emphasize Azure cloud sa...

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05:00
2017 iPad Pro marks the first Apple device to use a...

This is pretty neat.

The pros have gotten their hands on Apple’s A10X Fusion processor that shipped with the new iPad Pro and have confirmed that this is the first chip in a device using TMSC’s FinFET 10nm chip fabrication process.

The breakdown, published by Tech Insights, discovered a 96.4 square millimeter die size as compared to the 16nm A9X with a die size of 143.9 square millimeters. Even having the notably smaller die size, the chip has 8MB of L2 cache, three CPU cores, and a 12-cluster GPU assembly.

When compared with the A9X processor in the previous-generation iPad Pro, the A9X featured a 12-cluster GPU assembly, but only two CPU cores and 3MB of L2 cache. The GPU in the A10X is nearly identical to that in the A9X and A10 and is thought to use Imagination’s PowerVR technology.

Such a step is somewhat unusual for Apple, which has typically switched to a smaller manufacturing process for its iterations of the iPhone, rather than making the...

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05:00
Apple granted patent for automatic animation...

Apple wants to make it easier for programmers to include animations in their apps. The company has been granted a patent (number 20170186211) for “automatic animation generation.”

The invention provides a method that receives a selection of an animation to apply to two or more graphical objects in a scene over a particular time duration. The method identifies parameters for each of the graphical objects. Based on the selected animation, the method generates modifications to at least one parameter for each of the graphical objects over the particular time duration. 

The parameter of a first graphical object is modified differently than the parameter of a second graphical object. The method stores the modifications as data for the scene.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that smartphone appshave increased dramatically in popularity, with many programmers, both amateur and professional, in the business of developing such apps. These apps will often contain...

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04:56
Ban on laptops & tablets for US-bound flights...

When the Department of Homeland Security implemented a ban on laptops and tablets being carried in hand baggage on US-bound flights from a number of international airports, it seemed obvious that this was going to hit airlines hard. This has now been confirmed by an AP report …

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04:46
Kool Tools: Metropolis Series Case

Urban Armor Gear (urbanarmorgear.com) has launched its new Metropolis Series Case for the new iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9-inch models at a price of $59.95 and $89.95, respectively.

UAG's Metropolis Series meets US MIL-SPEC Standards (810G-516.6) and offers 360-degree comprehensive protection from drops and shocks. A smart cover protects the screen and functions as a multi-position stand, while corner bumpers provide extra drop protection for the iPad's display.

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04:45
An Australian Bank is trying another Tactic to Force...

Today we're learning that Apple's controversial decision to order Westpac Banking Corporation to disable a mobile banking feature that let customers make payments in chat apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger has caught the attention of Australia's competition watchdog, amid concerns it could be attempting to remove rivals to its own upcoming service.

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04:32
AR gaming market to reach $284.93 billion by 2023

The AR (augmented reality) gaming market is expected to reach $284.93 billion by 2023, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 152.7% from 2017 to 2023, according to Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com).

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04:32
AR gaming market to reach $284.93 billion by 2023

The AR (augmented reality) gaming market is expected to reach $284.93 billion by 2023, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 152.7% from 2017 to 2023, according to Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com).

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04:30
GoPower Watch Stand makes it easy to charge an Apple...

Kanex’s $79.95 GoPower Watch Stand is, despite its name, a magnetic charging stand for both the Apple Watch AND the iPhone. It comes integrated with the same inductive charging connector that comes with Apple’s smartwatch and can charge both the 38mm and 42mm models. 

An additional USB port on the back can charge your iPhone, iPad or any other device simultaneously. It’s Apple MFi Certified, which is Apple’s seal of approval.

I use the GoPower Watch Stand on a bedside table to recharge my Apple Watch and iPhone. I use the latter as my “alarm clock.” You could do the same with the smartwatch. Your Apple Watch sits on the podium of the Kanex stand, where you can still see the time and use the touchscreen.

Using the GoPower Watch Stand is, as you would hope, a no-brainer. Just plug your charging cable into the USB port located on the back of the stand. Place your Apple Watch on the stand and...

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04:27
Apple shares photos from grand opening of Taipei 101...

Apple reports that there were overnight queues for the grand opening of its latest retail store, its first one in Taipei. Located in the landmark Taipei 101 skyscraper, the store opened on Saturday morning …

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04:22
KGI: iPhone 8 features highest screen-to-body ratio...

KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo has sent out a new report with his top predictions for the 2017 iPhone lineup: two iterative updates to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, as well as the all-new OLED iPhone 8. The analyst believes that the iPhone 8 will feature the highest screen-to-body ratio of any phone on the market, thanks to the addition of the ‘notch’ at the top of the screen and a virtual home button.

However, KGI dampens spirits by stating that the virtual home button will not support fingerprint recognition, suggesting that integrating the Touch ID sensor into the display will not happen this year.

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04:02
Apple reportedly paying LG to exclusively devote...

Samsung may be the exclusive supplier of OLED screens for the iPhone 8, but it seems that Apple is taking significant steps to diversify its supply chain.

Not only is the company reportedly close to striking a deal with LG, but Apple is said to be making a large up-front investment in the company’s OLED production lines in return for output being exclusively devoted to iPhone screens …

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04:00
macOS market share down, iOS market share up in June

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for both macOS and iOS was up last month.

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, macOS had 6.12% of the global market share in June, down from from 6.36% percent in May (that’s global market share; in the U.S. it’s over 13%). April 2016’s 9.2% was an all-time high, according to NetMarketShare’s measurements. Windows remains dominant with 91.51% as of June.

iOS had 43.95% of the mobile operating system market share in June, way up from 33.03% in May. This compares to 46.32% for Android, 2.3% for Windows Phone, and 3.42% for Java ME. The all-time high for iOS was in July 2012 with 65.94%.

NetMarketShares’ monthly surveys don’t measure market share in terms of computer systems sold. Instead they sample data from visitors to some 40,000 web sites operated by their clients. And note that NetMarketShare’s numbers...

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03:20
Moneydance 2017.3

Improves computer-to-computer syncing and adds a new text file importer. ($49.99 new, free update, 96.8 MB)

 

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03:00
macOS High Sierra: The new Safari takes steps to...

In macOS High Sierra, third parties will have a more difficult time sharing any tracking information via Safari. It’s all part of Apple’s approach to privacy, and it's not just lip service. While such policies certainly helps the company from a marketing standpoint, they're also routinely turned into product features.

The new feature seems to have the potential to make it harder for unrelated sites to follow you around the internet. But some experts believe that, while a noble technology to deploy, the action has already shifted to a different front that Apple can’t help with directly.

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03:00
The Morning After: Monday, July 3rd 2017

Hey, good morning!

Yes, it's Monday, but you might've missed some interesting things over the weekend: kangaroos that confuse self-driving cars, some 'Zelda' DLC that's a perfect fit and a new Sony smartphone that could be a contender.

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01:30
Microsoft's canceled Surface Mini shows up in...

In the heady days of 2014, Microsoft had a dream of launching a smaller version of its nascent Surface tablets. The Surface Mini was a passion project of division chief Panos Panay, but it was axed by CEO Satya Nadella and EVP Stephen Elop shortly be...

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Sunday July 2

23:38
Tesla will deliver the first 30 Model 3s on July 28th

Tesla will start delivering its much-anticipated Model 3 EV this month, as promised. CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company will have a "handover party for [the] first 30 customer Model 3s on the 28th." He added that production will grow exponentiall...

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23:36
China's heavy-duty rocket fails in mid-flight

China's space program has largely run smoothly (with notable exceptions), but it just ran into a serious obstacle. State media reports that a new heavy-duty rocket, the Long March 5 Y2, failed shortly after launch. Xinhua would only say that an "an...

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21:20
MoneyWiz 2.6

Adds investment accounts functionality featuring support for over 3,700 institutions. ($59.99 new, free update, 26.3 MB)

 

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20:33
Kaspersky offers code to prove it's not a...

Kaspersky Lab is understandably worried that it might lose US government contracts over fears that it's in bed with the Russian government, and it's making a dramatic offer in a bid to keep the money flowing. Founder Eugene Kaspersky tells the AP th...

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19:02
Windows 10 will remind you to install the latest...

Are you still running the original version of Windows 10? Microsoft is about to offer a not-so-subtle hint that it's time to move on. The software giant has revealed that it will start sending notifications to users who are still using Windows 10 v...

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17:28
US lifts laptop ban at Abu Dhabi airport

The US is scaling back its ban on laptops for Middle Eastern flights headed to the US... though it's not because officials believe everything is safe. The Department of Homeland Security has exempted Abu Dhabi International Airport from the ban (whic...

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16:00
ThermoReal lets you feel heat, cold and even pain in...

While some companies are trying to make AR and VR more immersive via haptic feedback, one startup decided to focus on the thermal aspects of the experience. TEGway, a spin-off of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, has created a s...

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14:26
Kanye West reportedly quits Tidal over money dispute

Kanye West has been one of Tidal's biggest champions: he joined the company the moment Jay-Z relaunched its service, and The Life of Pablo was one of the streaming music service's largest (if temporary) exclusives. However, it appears that the relati...

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14:22
JAY-Z album, 4:44, coming soon to Apple Music, iTunes

Less than 24 hours after JAY-Z's 13th album, 4:44, dropped as a midnight exclusive on Tidal/Sprint on June 30, Billboard has learned that the album will soon be available elsewhere, including the iTunes Store and Apple Music.

A source tells the industry bible that the week after its one-week exclusivity window on Tidal, the songs will be added to Apple’s store and streaming music service. The album’s tunes also streamed on 160 iHeartRadio stations across the U.S. after 4:44's release and will air until midnight on July 1 on the network's Urban and Rhythmic formats.

An unnamed source tells Billboard that a physical release is eventually planned, though no timetable has been set yet for that roll-out. That source also confirmed that fans need to sign up for Sprint service in order to get the...

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13:00
The best air conditioner

By Liam McCabe

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

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12:21
Apple and Microsoft are set to Face-Off for Market...

When Microsoft introduced their new HoloLens, they believed that they had finally gotten the jump on Apple with mixed reality. It was something that they could tout was there's alone and miles ahead of Apple. After entering the hardware market with 'Surface Pro' to challenge the iPad, the Surface Book to challenge the MacBook Pro and the Surface Studio to challenge the iMac, they've yet to make a dent in Apple sales. So the HoloLens was supposed to be the Next Big Thing for Microsoft. Then came Apple's WWDC 2017 and Apple pulled off a shocker with their new ARKit and a demo from Wingnut AR that blew everyone away. For sure it was a surprise left hook Microsoft never saw coming.

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10:31
KGI: No clear release for Qualcomm’s in-screen...

Last week, Qualcomm demoed its working in-screen fingerprint sensing technology, lending confidence to iPhone 8 hopes. A new report from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, however, says Qualcomm’s solution isn’t close to shipping…

more…

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10:00
Watch favorite games finished quickly in the name of...

It's a long July holiday weekend, and that means something big for gamers: it's the start of Summer Games Done Quick, the second of two annual livestreams for charity. As of 1PM Eastern on July 2nd, you'll witness a slew of top players rushing throug...

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09:52
Jay Z’s ‘4:44’ coming to Apple Music this week...

Jay Z last week released his new album 4:44, a Tidal exclusive where the rapper fires shots at Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine. Now, however, it appears that the album will become available on Apple Music and iTunes after all…

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09:30
After Math: It's how much?

It's been a huge week for big ticket purchases. LG announced that its 77-inch, ribbon-thin W-series TVs will retail for an eye-gouging $20,000, Germany wants as much as $57 million from Facebook over hate speech, and Huawei debuted a MacBook knockoff...

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08:06
Samsung's resurrected Galaxy Note 7 launches on...

If you've missed the Galaxy Note 7 ever since it was discontinued over chronic battery fires, you now have a second chance at ownership... if you're willing to book a flight to Seoul. Samsung has confirmed both recent rumors and its own teaser by an...

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06:30
Ben Heck's mini pinball game: States and sound...

In this episode, Ben and team use Arduino and the Teensy 3.6 to create the game logic and sound for their miniature Pinball machine. Using the C++ Programming language, Ben takes Felix's C code and makes it suitable for embedded microcontroller h...

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06:18
Suspect in Custody for Stealing $50,000 worth of...

Earlier this month we reported that the Apple Store in Valencia Town Center was Robbed and today we've learned of another case involving the robbery of Apple products. According to a newly published report, a San Jose man was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of taking about $50,000 worth of Apple iPhone and iPad devices ...

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04:57
Samsung's Note 7, the Fiery Blunder, Re-enters...

Samsung's President of Mobile Communications, D.J. Koh, announced during a special presentation earlier this year that 4.7 million Note 7 smartphones were produced in 2016 and that 96% of them had been returned to them after the recall due to battery related fires. Samsung further noted that they would sell their refurbished Note 7s at a later date. That date has now been confirmed as next Friday, July seventh.

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03:36
Uniloc Continues their War against Apple with three...

It seems as though the Australian patent scammer Uniloc Corporation is making Apple their number one target. We have them on record suing Apple in April, May and early June accounting for 11 counts of patent infringement based on patents they own by assignment. In many cases they note in their court filings that they're the exclusive 'licensee' giving them the right to sue and recover past damages. Meaning they didn't invent anything, they didn't make any product, they only license patents for the sole purpose of suing companies like Apple Their latest lawsuit against Apple was filed on Friday that covers iDevices using ...

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03:17
Oscar Mayer's 'Wienerdrone' is the...

Move over, burrito drones. Oscar Mayer has something that's much more appropriate for the summer months, especially the 4th of July. Yep, the company has a hot dog-carrying drone, or as it's officially named, the Wienerdrone.

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01:35
Apple's first Taiwan retail store opening draws...




As scheduled, Apple on Saturday local Taiwan time opened the doors to Apple Taipei 101, the company's latest retail outlet and first location in Taiwan.

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00:13
Watch the Faraday Future FF91 set a Pikes Peak record

Despite a technical problem, the FF91 made it to the top. As Faraday Future continues to develop its FF91 luxury EV, the company has been putting the car through rigorous dynamic testing. The biggest challenge so far has been to tackle the 2017 Pik...

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Saturday July 1

22:16
YouTube on Android TV plays catch-up with new design...

Android TV didn't get much attention back at Google I/O, but the platform hasn't been forgotten. An update to the YouTube app on Android TV is rolling out now, bringing the interface on par with what's been available on smart TVs for a while now. The...

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20:35
Scientists create ride-hailing tech that hides your...

When you use a ride-hailing app, you tell the company where you are and where you're going. That's all well and good if those firms truly will never use your data, but some of them don't exactly have a stellar reputation when it comes to privacy. Tha...

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18:53
Apple's First Retail Location in Taiwan...

Apple officially opened up its first retail store in Taiwan at 11:00 a.m. local time on July 1. Located in Taiwan's capital of Taipei, and called Apple Taipei 101, the store is situated on the ground floor and basement level of the Taipei 101 skyscraper. Apple Taipei 101 is another expansion of Apple's next-generation retail plans and features the company's latest store designs and principles, including various "Today at Apple" programs.

Similar to the opening of Apple Orchard Road in Singapore, Apple Taipei 101 is the first major Apple store in its country and has received much attention in the weeks leading up to its grand opening. Apple originally announced...

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18:04
Researchers create temperature sensor that runs on...

Researchers at UC San Diego have developed a temperature sensor that runs on tiny amounts of power -- just 113 picowatts, around 10 billion times less power than a watt. The sensor was described in a study recently published in Scientific Reports. "W...

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16:29
Volvo’s self-driving cars are thrown off by kangaroos

Volvo, like seemingly every other company, has been working on their autonomous vehicle technology and it has run into an interesting problem. While testing its cars in Australia, the company found that kangaroos were both a nuisance and very confusi...

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14:03
Now Postmates' SF couriers can make eco-...

You'll need your own vehicle if you want to be a courier for Postmates, but if you're in San Francisco, you can rent an eco-friendly option from the company itself. The food (and booze) delivery service has started renting out e-bikes to delivery per...

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12:32
FAA considers remote identification system for...

The FAA is still trying to figure out the best way to regulate drones to ensure safety. Last week, a committee tasked with tackling the issue met for the first time, including representatives from Amazon, Ford and NYPD. One of the items discussed was...

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11:09
Taipei Apple Fans stay overnight to cheer on first...

On Thursday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's First Store in Taiwan Opens this Saturday in Taipei" and today some of the photos came in from opening day. Crowds of customers started gathering overnight at Taipei 101 for the grand opening of Apple’s first store in Taiwan on Saturday. Check out our five jumbo photos from opening day

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11:09
∞ The MarbleLympics 2017 qualification round

This might the best video you watch all weekend.

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11:00
The new 'Zelda' DLC is all about...

The Nintendo Switch is a neat little console -- but its debut was almost overshadowed by its flagship launch game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The game was lauded as a long overdue evolution on the Zelda formula, and it deserved the prai...

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10:32
Apple opens first store in Taiwan

Crowds of customers started gathering overnight at Taipei 101 for the grand opening of Apple’s first store in Taiwan on Saturday. The curved, sliding glass doors opened at 11 a.m. as employees welcomed customers to come together, explore the store and get hands-on with Apple’s latest products.

It’s amazing that after all these years, the opening of an Apple store still draws so many people.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:11
Apple cuts prices of iPhone, iPad, & Mac in...

As it continues to focus on the Indian smartphone market, Apple today has slashed prices of its products in the country by as much as 7.5 percent. The move comes as India rolls out the Goods and Services Tax, which is the country’s biggest tax reform since Independence.

more…

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10:06
Apple Patent filing in Australia Delves into all...

In December 2015 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Invents Siri for Home Automation." Today Patently Apple has discovered an Apple patent filing in Europe that was filed in Australia June 22, 2017 titled "Intelligent automated assistant in a home environment." While the two patents cover the same title, they in fact cover different graphics and more. Apple's Australian patent filing incorporates five Apple patents relating to home automation in context with an intelligent automated assistant that were filed between 2014 and 2016.

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09:30
Recommended Reading: Netflix has another winner with...

Feeling the 'GLOW'
Mairead Small Staid,
The Ringer

Despite recent news of Netflix cancelling a few of its high-profile originals, the streaming service hasn't missed a beat. One of its most recent, GLOW, debuted last week and critics seem to agree...

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08:03
This week’s top stories: iOS 11 & macOS High...

In this week’s top stories: iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra public betas, iPhone 8 leaks, ARKit apps, the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, and much more.

more…

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08:00
Sony’s latest Xperia is a terrific slow-mo shooter,...

At long last, Sony has made a seriously compelling flagship. Not only is the Xperia XZ Premium the best-looking handset the company has made in years, but it also boasts a high-end camera capable of extreme slow-mo video recording. It's also one of t...

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07:25
Patent trollin’: Uniloc keeps those lawsuits coming

Another day, another lawsuit. AppleInsider reports that Uniloc, a “patent troll,” has filed suit — actually, suits — against Apple claiming, naturally, patent infringement.

Filed with the patent holder friendly Eastern Texas District Court, Uniloc's three lawsuit alleges infringement of three patents covering motion tracking, or more specifically technology applicable to fitness devices like Apple Watch. 

In previous lawsuits, Uniloc claimed the Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple Watch all use temperature sensors to moderate battery charge and draw, and infringe the patents. 

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

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07:21
Latest renders imagine the iPhone 8 in white,...

While there has certainly been no shortage of iPhone 8 leaks, renders, and dummy units, one thing we haven’t seen very much of is the supposed iPhone 8 in white. Designer Martin Hajek, however, is back with his own iPhone 8 renders in white + silver, showcasing the nearly bezel-less design, glass design, and more…

more…

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07:00
iPhone fireworks photography with the Slow Shutter...

July 4 is the night that all the fireworks fans in the United States love. On Independence Day, we celebrate our independence from England by blowing things up... fireworks, that is. Fireworks photos can be either astoundingly beautiful or a total disappointment depending on how you take them, and today we're going to give you some hints on how to take really impressive shots of fireworks with your iPhone using the $0.99 Slow Shutter Cam app. 

The best results from fireworks photos come from the combination of slow shutter speeds -- which allow the full extent of the exploding fireworks to be captured -- and a stationary camera. Let's talk about the second point first. If you hand hold an iPhone, chances are very good that you -- and the iPhone -- are going to move during the exposure and you'll end up with a blurry mess. 

Studio Neat Glif and iPhone 7 Plus. Image via...

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06:31
Your Apple Pay purchases can help preserve national...

If you're buying anything from any Apple Store, Apple.com or the App Store in the US, you may want to consider paying with the company's mobile wallet. For every Apple Pay transaction at its official outlets, Cupertino will donate $1 to the National...

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05:00
Survey examines the role that smartphones play in...

To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the launch of iPhone, Axway, the company behind a cloud-enabled data integration and engagement platform, has released the results of a survey that examines the role that smartphones play in enhancing consumer lives with improved services and experiences, and how consumers would like to see the smartphone evolve in future. 

The survey of 1,200 U.S. consumers found that consumers value data security and privacy over cool new apps and features, prefer mobile apps to new voice activated services like Siri and Alexa, want to send messages instead of talking, and believe that extended battery life is the key to enhancing the mobile user experience.

While every new smartphone launch focuses on...

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05:00
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. The feds have made an arrest following the Fyre Festival debacle, and no, it's not Ja Rule or any Instagram influencer. We'll also dig into this week's retro gaming news with a look at St...

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04:30
71% of Americans use emojis, stickers, GIFs when...

Tenor, a mobile GIF sharing platform, has released results from a recent survey conducted online by Harris Poll1 among over 2,000 U.S. adults, revealing that 7 in 10 Americans (71%) use visual expression such as emojis, stickers or GIFs when texting or using mobile messaging apps

These survey results coincide with the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone release, which has played an instrumental role in making mobile messaging ubiquitous. Among those who use visual expressions when texting or messaging:

  • Seventy-seven percent believe the people they frequently text/mobile message better understand the thoughts and feelings they are trying to communicate when using visual expressions rather than words alone.
  • Sixty-nine percent feel more connected to the people they frequently text/mobile message...
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04:00
Apple patent filing shows the company wants you to...

Future iOS and watchOS devices may alter your wake-up alarm depending on your sleep pattern. Apple has filed for a patent (number 9,692,874) for “adjusting alarms based on sleep onset latency.”

In the patent filing, Apple notes that most people require a certain amount of sleep at night to feel well rested the following day. Often, when a person works, the person will set an alarm to wake them up at an appropriate time so that they can arrive at work on time. To get sufficient sleep, the person will go to bed at a time that allows for an appropriate amount of sleep (seven hours, eight hours, etc.). However, most people don’t fall asleep right away when they go to bed. So, even if the person goes to bed at an appropriate time to provide eight hours of sleep, the person often only ends up with six or seven hours of sleep when the alarm goes off in the morning. 

According to Apple’s patent filing, a mobile device can adjust an alarm setting based on the sleep onset...

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00:36
Next-gen Nissan Leaf launches September 5th; new...

Nissan has been slowly teasing the next-generation Leaf EV, and will continue to do so over the course of the summer. We now know, though, when the teasing ends and the feature presentation begins, as the automaker announced on Twitter that the new L...

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Friday June 30

22:41
TA17-181A: Petya Ransomware

Original release date: July 01, 2017
Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows operating systems

Overview

On June 27, 2017, NCCIC was notified of Petya ransomware events occurring in multiple countries and affecting multiple sectors. Petya ransomware encrypts the master boot records of infected Windows computers, making affected machines unusable.

The NCCIC Code Analysis Team produced a Malware Initial Findings Report (MIFR) to provide in-depth technical analysis of the malware. In coordination with public and private sector partners, NCCIC is also providing additional IOCs in comma-separated-value form for information sharing purposes.

Available Files:

The scope of this Alert’s analysis is...

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22:41
TA17-181A: Petya Ransomware

Original release date: July 01, 2017 | Last revised: July 07, 2017
Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows operating systems

Overview

On June 27, 2017, NCCIC was notified of Petya ransomware events occurring in multiple countries and affecting multiple sectors. Petya ransomware encrypts the master boot records of infected Windows computers, making affected machines unusable.

The NCCIC Code Analysis Team produced a Malware Initial Findings Report (MIFR) to provide in-depth technical analysis of the malware. In coordination with public and private sector partners, NCCIC is also providing additional IOCs in comma-separated-value form for information sharing purposes.

Available Files:

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22:13
This week on AI: iPhone's 10th anniversary,...




In a week largely dominated by examination of the iPhone's impact on the industry and our lives, the European Commission whacked Google with a record $2.7 antitrust penalty regarding its search engine behavior, Apple released iOS 11 and High Sierra betas to the public beta tester pool, and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against Qualcomm is moving forward.

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20:59
Dashlane 4.8.1 - Password manager and secure digital...

Dashlane is an award-winning service that revolutionizes the online experience by replacing the drudgery of everyday transactional processes with convenient, automated simplicity - in other words, letting you get to the good stuff faster.

Dashlane Features:

  • Express checkout
  • Password manager
  • Automatic login
  • Automatic form-filling
  • Secure and encrypted notes
  • Keep your data secure and private
  • Multi-platform and synced to the cloud



Version 4.8.1:

  • Bug fixing and performance improvements



  • OS X 10.10 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
iWatermark Pro 2.00fc3 - Easily add watermarks to...

iWatermark Pro is the essential watermarking app for professional, business, and personal use.

Easily secure and protect your photos with text, a graphic, a signature, or a QR watermark. Once added to a photo, this visible watermark indicates that the image is created and owned by you.

Features

  • Works with Lightroom, Photoshop, Picasa, ACDSee, iPhoto, Aperture, and other photo organizers
  • Batch processing or sequential
  • Input/output to all major file types JPEG, TIFF, PNG, RAW, etc.
  • Create text, graphic, or QR watermarks
  • Adjust opacity, font, color, border, scale, rotation, shadow, special effects, etc.
  • Use metadata (GPS, Exif, XMP) as watermarks
  • Design, edit, and manage a library of watermarks
  • Export watermarks from other platforms for use in the Mac version
  • Fast 64-bit, multi-threaded, multiple CPU/GPU's
  • User-selectable color profiles
  • Add, remove,...
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20:59
Drive Genius 5.0.2 - Powerful system utility.

Drive Genius gives you faster performance from your Mac while also protecting it. The award-winning and improved DrivePulse feature alerts you to hard drive issues before they become major problems. Optimized for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, top features like Defrag and DriveSlim will help keep your Mac running fast. The all-new BootWell tool lets you create a special bootable secondary drive to Defrag or Repair your main hard drive. You can also personalize and organize your Mac hard drive icons with IconGenius.



Version 5.0.2:

  • Email support no longer requires an external email client application
  • Fix possible run-away malware scans that could lead to system out-of-memory warnings
  • Fix potential stability issue during activation
  • Fix incomplete French localization



  • OS X 10.10 or later



...

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20:59
Pinegrow 3.0 - Mockup and design webpages faster (...

Pinegrow (was Pinegrow Web Designer) is desktop app that lets you mockup and design webpages faster with multi-page editing, CSS and LESS styling, and smart components for Bootstrap, Foundation, Angular JS, and WordPress.



Version 3.0:

Note: Currently available for $39.00.

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later running on a 64-bit Intel processor.

Note: Pinegrow 3 is a free upgrade for those having purchased a license in the last 12 months. View pricing information.

  • Redesigned user interface
  • Select multiple elements
  • Intelligent drag-and-drop
  • Library panel with quick insert
  • Editable tree view
  • Quickly add and remove classes from elements
  • Repeat command n times
  • Seamless inline text editing
  • Multiple page views, instantly in...
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20:53
A few Google Home owners already have Bluetooth...

At Google I/O 2017 the company announced Bluetooth streaming will be available on Google Home, so that you can stream audio from any device, not just those running a compatible app. Over the last day or so, Android Police reports that some users have...

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20:39
OnePlus 5's jelly scrolling possibly caused by...

Some OnePlus 5 owners have reported encountering a strange "jelly-like" scrolling effect over the past few days since the phone was released. According to their posts on Reddit and other social networks, the text and images on their screen expand and...

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19:10
Fyre Festival founder arrested, charged with wire...

There has been one arrest following April's disastrous Fyre Festival event, as the Southern District of New York US Attorney's office announced the arrest of Fyre Media founder William McFarland. He's charged with wire fraud for allegedly lying to in...

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18:57
Friday 5: Ferrite Recording Studio – one of the best...

Whenever I need to record audio on my iPad or iPhone, Ferrite Recording Studio is my go-to app of choice. This app, created by developer Wooji Juice, works for simple one-off recordings like voice memos, but can also function as a flexible and powerful multi-track audio editor. Have a look at this week’s Friday 5 as we peer into the features that make Ferrite (free w/available in-app purchases) worth adding to your audio editing repertoire. more…

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17:56
Use the Apple TV Remote app

Learn how to use the Apple TV Remote app to control your Apple TV.

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17:36
Apple Watch latest target in Uniloc's quickly...




Notorious non-practicing entity Uniloc continued its legal attack against Apple on Friday with a new filing claiming infringement of three related patents covering motion tracking, or more specifically technology applicable to fitness devices like Apple Watch.

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17:34
Revived National Space Council will guide Trump...

Today Donald Trump signed an executive order reviving the National Space Council, an organization that existed in two previous iterations, from 1958 - 1973, and more recently from 1989 to 1993. President Obama raised the idea of reviving the council...

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16:29
'GTA Online' update brings new multiplayer...

Rockstar's new update for Grand Theft Auto Online is (mostly) all about Independence Day, a holiday Americans will be celebrating through the weekend and, some, until Tuesday. The goods, which are now live, include an adversary mode dubbed "Dawn Raid...

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16:20
The Life, Death, and Legacy of iPhone Jailbreaking

From a Motherboard article: Jailbreaking is the art of hacking into Apple's ultra-secure iOS operating system and unlocking it -- and thus allowing users to customize the phone, and write or install any software unimpeded by Apple's restrictions. At the time I met with Todesco (a person who offered jailbreaking service), in December 2016, there was no known jailbreak (for the iPhone 7) -- no public knowledge of this hack -- for the latest iOS version that was installed on my iPhone (iOS 10.2). The world's first jailbreaking step-by-step procedure, discovered in 2007, was posted online for all to see. Subsequent jailbreaks were used by millions of people. At one point, there was even a website -- called jailbreakme.com -- that was free for all to use and jailbroke your phone simply by visiting it. [...] Ten years after the iPhone hit the sleek tables of Apple Stores worldwide, and the first-ever jailbreak, that Wild West is gone. There's now a professionalized, multi-million dollar...

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15:06
AWT News Update: June 30, 2017

It's a Friday AND the last day of June, so we've got an extra-long (well, 5 minutes and change) podcast for you today:

  • Apple tells a developer that they intentionally removed a 3D Touch gesture from iOS 11
  • We give you a fun tip for finding out where Messages stickers are from
  • Facebook has now expanded its "Find Wi-Fi" feature globally
  • MacDailyNews provides us with some good laughs with their quotes about the iPhone from the early days when most people in the industry thought it would flop

Our big thanks this week go to Postbox, our sponsor and makers of the best Mac and Windows email client in the business.

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

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15:02
Twitter to stream live coverage of Wimbledon and...

Twitter's livestreaming efforts have been well documented, and today we have news that the microblogging service is expanding it further. Variety writes that next month Twitter will broadcast the opening preview night from San Diego Comic-Con as part...

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14:37
AT&T's DirecTV Now expands its local...

As pay TV subscriber growth declines, regional content affiliates are looking for more ways to bring in customers (and their money) via digital platforms like Sling TV, Hulu, PlayStation Vue, and DirecTV Now. One way to stem the tide of vanishing loc...

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14:15
Facebook's WiFi locator is available to users...

Last year, Facebook began testing its "Find WiFi" feature on its app, which lets you locate businesses nearby that have free, public WiFi. Find WiFi was launched in a few countries in 2016 and today Facebook announced it would be expanding the featur...

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14:14
ESPforMe launched for iPhones, iPads

ESPforMe has launched its new iOS app. It functions like a search engine, albeit with an Ouija-style digital crystal ball. An in-app purchase converts the crystal ball into a brain computer interface that you can use to perform basic search and control the app. 

The app also allows you to collaborate with other people’s brainwaves, in a kind of digital séance. ESPforMe is currently building a search experience that seems like something out of science fiction, according to founder Scott Rummler. 

The app involves three basic steps. First, you train the headset to respond to your thoughts, which creates your own “branded” brainwaves. Next, the app learns to respond to the digital signals emanating from your headset. 

The app is available to download for .99. Unlocking the brainwave capability requires an in-app purchase of $9.99 and...

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13:52
The Moto X4 may be the first non-Google phone to get...

There's only been one problem with Project Fi's well-received phone carrier network: too few phones. Until now, the only devices that work with it have been Google's own Nexus and Pixel handsets. It looks like that's about to change, though. Project...

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13:35
Afghanistan’s all-girl teen robotics team denied...

Next month, the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge robotics competition will bring together high school teams from around the world. Taking place in Washington, DC, over 150 teams are set to participate. However, while the team from Afghanistan's robot...

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13:19
StarCraft gets remastered for Mac in full 4K, coming...

StarCraft is one of those games people just keep playing, no matter how old it gets. While Blizzard has done a good job retaining its relevance over the years, the now 20-year old game is getting a major overhaul. Coming later this summer, Starcraft is getting a completely remastered re-release along side some of its expansions and a slew of modernized updates… more…

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13:13
Palmer Luckey donates to software that breaks Oculus...

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey has always railed against the idea of locking VR games to a single platform. Now, several months after leaving Facebook following controversy about his political donations to a pro-Trump group, Luckey is stepping back...

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12:55
9to5Rewards: Satechi’s new USB-C 4K HDMI Adapter and...

We’ve come to the end of yet another week, which means it’s 9to5Rewards time. This go around we’re partnering with Satechi to give away its new USB-C 4K HDMI Adapter and Cable, a $75 value. Head below to find out how you can win.

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12:55
The Met's latest exhibit puts oversharing on a...

The rules were simple: For five months, 12 pairs of artists participating in the Metropolitan Museum's Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists exhibit had to use their phones to take and share photos or videos with each other. Te...

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12:35
The hot new cyberattack that's sweeping the...

On Tuesday, a powerful and terrifying new cyberattackworm emerged in Ukraine, quickly spreading to the Russian Federation and other countries no one cared enough to report on because they weren't the US.

It was hard to tell which infection was worse...

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12:24
Here's How iOS 11's Do Not Disturb While...

iOS 11 introduces a new Do Not Disturb While Driving feature that's designed to block incoming calls, texts, and notifications while you're driving, with the aim of cutting down on distractions to prevent accidents.

Do Not Disturb While Driving was enabled in the second developer beta of iOS 11, and is available now for developers and public beta testers. We went hands-on with the feature to give MacRumors readers an idea of how it works.

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An extension of the existing Do Not Disturb feature that blocks incoming notifications during set times, such as while you're asleep, Do Not Disturb While Driving can be set to come on automatically, when connected to a car's Bluetooth, or manually.

With the automatic setting, Do Not Disturb While Driving will turn on whenever your iPhone detects the acceleration of...

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12:23
Starcraft: Remastered lands on macOS August 14 with...




Blizzard will ship 'StarCraft: Remastered' for macOS on August 14, with the developer remaking the original game in the real-time strategy franchise with a number of updates to modernize the title, including a full graphical upgrade with support for 4K-resolution displays and backwards compatibility to the older, free version.

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12:19
Facebook says high-frequency posters often share...

Facebook has taken another small step in its very mild battle with fake news. The website will now begin to deprioritize the links posted by users who share large amounts of posts each day.

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12:00
Facebook needs to be more open about its hate-speech...

On Wednesday, ProPublica published a report that outlines some pretty bizarre reasoning behind Facebook's approach to hate speech and censorship. Evidence shows that Facebook has a moderation policy that could favor "white men" over "black children,"...

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11:51
Removal of 3D Touch app switching gesture in iOS 11...

Whilst iOS 11 includes a lot of new stuff to enjoy, there are also a few features that have been left behind. One such example is a lesser-known 3D Touch gesture that enabled faster access to the iPhone app switcher and a quick shortcut to move back to the previous app. Both of these elements are no longer present in iOS 11 and a bug report confirms that this was an intentional removal …

more…

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11:45
Nike, Amazon deal may hurt retailers

Nike’s pilot program to sell certain products on Amazon and Instagram is a precursor to it forging a deeper relationship with online retailers, and could hit sales at sporting goods retailers such as Foot Locker Inc.

There is no doubt this will hurt retailers in the long term. Shares of Nike went up on the news, but shares of retailers went down. Once this goes beyond the pilot program, retailers will really get hit hard.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:42
Fitbit is reportedly still struggling to make a...

When Fitbit launched the Blaze fitness watch in 2016, it made sense that the company might also be working on a more full-featured smartwatch, too. When Fitbit bought Pebble, Fitbit's CEO confirmed that fact. Unfortunately, the product was reported b...

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11:31
Hands-on with Apple Music’s new social discovery...

Apple Music in iOS 11 brings new social features that help you discover new music based on what your friends are playing. The new friends feature is already available to test in the iOS 11 developer and public beta to give us an idea of how it will work on Apple Music later this fall.

more…

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11:23
India wants a discount on Windows to reduce its...

In light of the recent WannaCry and "NotPetya" global ransomware attacks, India is looking to strike a deal with Microsoft that would reduce the cost of its Windows 10 operating system by more than 75 percent. The country's cyber security coordinator...

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11:05
Dashlane 4.8.1 - Password manager and secure digital...

Dashlane is an award-winning service that revolutionizes the online experience by replacing the drudgery of everyday transactional processes with convenient, automated simplicity - in other words, letting you get to the good stuff faster.

Dashlane Features:

  • Express checkout
  • Password manager
  • Automatic login
  • Automatic form-filling
  • Secure and encrypted notes
  • Keep your data secure and private
  • Multi-platform and synced to the cloud



Version 4.8.1:

  • Bug fixing and performance improvements



  • OS X 10.10 or later



Download Now]]>

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11:02
Showdown: Apple's 2015 iMac vs. 2017 iMac




Apple's 5K iMacs have been extremely popular, especially with content creators, and this year's hardware refresh packs in even more bang for the buck. If you're trying to decide between buying the latest model, or a discounted late 2015, AppleInsider offers a closer look at how they compare.

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11:02
Jay Z calls out Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine on ‘4:44...

Last summer it was reported that Apple was in negotiations to buy Jay Z’s Tidal music streaming business, which Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine later denied several months later. Now Jay Z and Apple are back in the news together after the rapper called out Jimmy Iovine on a track from his new 4:44 Tidal exclusive album.

more…

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11:01
Toyota’s cute support robot completes its first US...

Toyota's been working on a few great projects aimed at helping people with limited mobility, and they've made a big announcement today. They have completed their first North American in-home trial of HSR, the Human Support Robot.

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11:00
The Week in iOS Apps: Final Fantasy XV arrives

Make your Fantasy come true

Image by Rob Schultz/Macworld

This week’s roundup includes a look at the new role-playing game, plus new photo-editing apps, an offering that makes your movies for you, and apps to help you get in shape. Read on!

Final Fantasy XV

Image by Final Fantasy XV

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

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10:51
Join in as Apple Celebrates U.S. National Parks July...

Today Apple introduced new ways customers can enjoy and support America’s national parks next month. Starting this Saturday through to the fifthteenth, Apple is donating $1 to the National Park Foundation for every purchase made with Apple Pay at any Apple Store, on apple.com or through the Apple Store app in the US. Apple Pay is accepted at select locations in some of the most popular national parks, from Yellowstone and Yosemite to the Grand Canyon and Muir Woods National Monument. Apple fans can also earn ...

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10:41
'Rocket League' is the latest X Games...

Driving giant RC cars around a soccer field and using them to bounce an equally gargantuan ball into the net sounds like the ultimate extreme sport. Unfortunately, Faceit and the X Games will only allow competition in a virtual version of that this y...

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10:37
4th of July Coupon Deals: Save $70 on every Mid 2017...




Readers can exclusively save an additional $50 at Adorama this holiday weekend on top of instant cash discounts on every Mid 2017 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys. These deals offers shoppers the lowest prices available with no tax collected outside NY and NJ -- and free shipping.

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10:21
The Cash Money app creates cover art for your rap...

Music fans of a certain generation will remember Cash Money Records' charmingly kitschy album art. Twenty years later the record label is capitalizing on nostalgia with the Cash Money 20th Anniversary app. If you've ever wanted to put your face on a...

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09:37
Hands-on: 10.5-inch iPad Pro ‘Smart Case’ provides...

Looking to protect the front of your iPad Pro with Apple-produced gear? Apple provides three different options. You can opt for a traditional Smart Cover, a Smart Keyboard, or Apple’s iPad Pro Leather Sleeve.

All three of the aforementioned products protect your iPad Pro in various ways. Both the Smart Cover and the Smart Keyboard...

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09:30
June 2017 updates for Get & Transform in Excel...

Today, we released eight data transformation and connectivity updates for Get & Transform—a powerful set of Excel 2016 features based on the Power Query technology, which provides fast, easy data gathering and shaping capabilities.

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09:28
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 2017 iPad $300, Powerbeats3...

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. more…

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09:26
Facebook’s free Find Wi-Fi feature on iOS is going...

Facebook is expanding its recently launched Find Wi-Fi feature to work globally after initially launching in a few countries last year. The feature lets businesses share with Facebook that they offer free Wi-Fi to visitors, and Facebook in turn can promote those businesses to users in need of a better Internet connection.

more…

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09:10
Apple Watch National Park celebration launches with...




Apple has launched a celebration of America's national parks, with awards and stickers for Messages inspired by national parks for workout rewards.

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08:56
5 billion trips for Uber

Uber started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the push of a button? In late 2015, we hit a big milestone: one billion trips. Six months later, we crossed two billion.

And just a few weeks ago, on Saturday, May 20, 156 trips started simultaneously at 7:29:06am GMT, putting us over the five billion mark.

There is no doubt the service is successful. I would be interested to know how many trips Lyft is at—that’s the service I use the most.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:55
Apple’s original iPhone, a fascinating speculative...

The selling price of an original iPhone is rising. The hype around the 10th anniversary might mark a high water mark, but it might also be just a roadmark on the way to a much higher price. The original iPhone is ripe for speculation.

If it was me, I’d only invest in an unopened original iPhone with a box/shrinkwrap in perfect condition. And as you make your way through the linked article, keep two things in mind:

  • The quoted prices are what sellers are asking, not necessarily what someone has paid.
  • The price can just as easily go down as up. This sort of investment is speculative.

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