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Saturday January 21

15:23
Final Cut Pro X 10.3.2, Compressor 4.3.1, Motion 5.3...

Improves performance when exporting H.264 files and changing frame rate. ($299.99/$49.99/$49.99 new, free updates)

 

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15:19
Apple expected to replace Touch ID with two-step...




Apple is developing advanced biometric security technologies, including facial recognition and optical fingerprint sensing designs, to replace the vaunted Touch ID module implemented in all iPhones and iPads since the release of iPhone 5s.

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13:30
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary visits Yokohama...




Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has paid a visit to the Apple Yokohama City Tsunamshima artificial intelligence development site, now confirmed by the official to open in March.

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13:24
Qualcomm responds to Apple lawsuit, says iPhone...




Responding to some of the harsh claims in Apple's more than $1 billion lawsuit, chipmaker Qualcomm has issued a statement of its own saying the allegations are "baseless" and accusing Apple of provoking "regulatory attacks" in the U.S. and South Korea.

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13:19
Apple to adopt new 3D Touch technology for OLED...




Apple is expected to replace current 3D Touch technology with a new design based on thin film sensors when it introduces a next-generation iPhone with OLED display, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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12:15
Jackson’s new guitar lineup for 2017

I love Jackson guitars—especially the Dinky models. I have six Jacksons and they all play so well and feel really good in my hands.

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12:11
Satellite: Blue’s wireless noise cancelling...

20 years, the world’s greatest artists have used Blue in the studio. Now we’ve built a wireless headphone that delivers every detail of their music, everywhere you go. Satellite combines legendary Blue sound quality with proprietary active noise cancelling (ANC) to ensure your music is never compromised. Together with premium wireless technology and a built-in audiophile amp, Satellite is a new benchmark for the modern listening experience.

These headphones are light-weight, have noise-cancelling, and a built-in amp. I didn’t get a chance to listen to them, but I’m really interested to hear how they sound. I’ll be keeping an eye on these.

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12:07
Blue’s Sadie headphones

Nowadays, you probably listen to more music on your laptop than anywhere else. That’s why we designed Sadie—a headphone that liberates digital music from overhyped playback so you can enjoy true high fidelity on your laptop and mobile devices. It’s the headphone for a new generation of music lovers.

These are nice sounding headphones for the money. I had a chance to listen to them at NAMM at was impressed.

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12:03
The switch from Premiere to Final Cut Pro

After roughly eight years of using Adobe Premiere Pro as our preferred NLE system, a few months ago we made the transition to Final Cut Pro X. This was not an easy decision, we debated amongst ourselves and as a result came up with many pros and cons for staying with or leaving Adobe Creative Cloud. We found that there were really two debates taking place when we discussed leaving Creative Cloud: firstly, the hardware debate of making the switch from PCs to Macs, and secondly the software debate of making the switch from Premiere Pro to Final Cut X.

There are two parts to the story, so be sure to read both. This is a professional business and they explain why they made the switch from PC to Mac, and from Premiere to Final Cut Pro.

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11:34
Pwn2Own 2017 Offers Big Bounties For Linux, Browser...

Now that TrendMicro owns TippingPoint, there'll be "more targets and more prize money" according to eWeek, and something special for Pwn2Own's 10th anniversary in March.
Slashdot reader darthcamaro writes: For the first time in its ten-year history, the annual Pwn2Own hacking competition is taking direct aim at Linux. Pwn2Own in the past has typically focused mostly on web browsers, running on Windows and macOS. There is a $15,000 reward for security researchers that are able to get a local user kernel exploit on Ubuntu 16.10. The bigger prize though is a massive $200,000 award for exploiting Apache Web Server running on Ubuntu.
"We are nine weeks away," TrendMicro posted Wednesday, pointing out that they're giving out over $1 million in bounties, including the following:

$100,000 for escaping a virtualization hypervisor$80,000 for a Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome exploit$50,000 for an exploit of Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint$50,000 for an...

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09:02
This week’s top stories: Flying w/ AirPods, iPhone 8...

In this week’s top stories: Flying with AirPods, iPhone 8 and MacBook update rumors, we explore what’s next for iOS, Apple releases Logic Pro X and GarageBand updates, and much more.

more…

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08:33
Apple’s R&D center in Japan on track for March...

We first learned about Apple’s plans for a research and development center in Yokohama, Japan back in 2014, with the country’s prime minster saying that it would be “on par with Apple’s biggest R&D centers in Asia.” Construction was originally expected to be completed in 2016, but was delayed into 2017.

Now, a new report from Macotakara claims that we’re nearing the March 2017 opening of the center…

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08:09
Become Tech Savvy: How to setup automatic backups in...

First time checking out this series? You’ll get the most value by starting with the first article and here is the series overview.

Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this is designed as a resource you can give to those you are helping or for those looking to become tech savvy on their own.

Priority #1: Setup automatic backups
Background, Expectations, & Best Practices |

So far we’ve covered why you can and should be tech savvy, how to get in the right state of mind, and how to...

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07:36
Qualcomm responds to Apple’s $1 billion lawsuit,...

Late on Friday, Apple announced that it would be suing Qualcomm for approximately $1 billion due to a dispute over patent royalties. Qualcomm licenses many wireless patents as well as being a modem supplier for the iPhone. Naturally, Qualcomm is rejecting Apple’s claims of misconduct and will fight the case.

In a statement, it said the claims are baseless and Apple has ‘intentionally mischaracterized our agreements and negotiations’.

more…

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07:10
KGI: iPhone 8 will feature new 3D Touch pressure-...

There are a big expectations for the iPhone 8; namely a major redesign featuring a large OLED display that wraps around the sides of the device with a front face featuring almost no bezels; the fingerprint Home Button will somehow be integrated into the screen.

In addition to the radical new design, KGI has a new report today adding another new feature to the list: a new, improved, 3D Touch system for enhanced pressure sensitivity …

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06:59
KGI: Apple developing new biometric sensors to...

Reliable Apple analyst KGI Ming-Chi Kuo is reporting that they believe Apple is looking to leapfrog its existing Touch ID sensor, first introduced in 2014 with the iPhone 6, to instead rely on several new biometric technologies, which will enable new iPhones and iPads to feature ‘zero bezel’ designs.

The current Touch ID is a capacitive sensor, KGI believes the company will supplant it with a new optical fingerprint sensor as well as facial recognition sensors. The optical sensor is necessary for Apple to execute its vision for a zero-bezel iPhone, currently rumoured for iPhone 8.

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05:00
IHS: there will be more than six billion smartphones...

The global smartphone installed base will grow from four billion in 2016 to more than six billion smartphones in use by 2020, according to new analysis released today by IHS Markit

“Mobile innovations, new business models and mobile technologies are transforming every adjacent market as the mobile industry diversifies from the maturing smartphone market,” says Ian Fogg, director at the research group. “Revenues for smartphones shipped in 2020 will total $355 billion.”

Globally, smartphones and tablets already account for more than 60% of smart connected consumer devices – up from around 17% in 2008. Smartphones and tablets make up more than 80% of connected devices in Africa and the Middle East.

“Smart mobile devices will rapidly become universally adopted throughout the world, enabling innovative smart services, which will transform emerging economies,” Fogg says. “Mobile devices and services are now the...

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04:30
IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps offered by Bell and IBM...

IBM and Bell Canada are joining forces to offer IBM MobileFirst for iOS market-ready enterprise applications for the iPad, iPhone or Apple Watch.

Canada's largest communications provider, Bell will combine its expertise in mobility services with IBM's robust suite of apps tailored to meet the specific needs of professionals across multiple industries, including energy and utilities, government, manufacturing, retail and more, according to Mahmoud Naghshineh, general manager, Apple Partnership, IBM.

The made-for-business iOS apps are powered by IBM analytics and leverage Bell's LTE mobile network to enable professionals to retrieve real-time data and insights. For example, first responders can tap into GPS data remotely to determine both the location of an incident and the real-time availability of other responders to most effectively manage an emergency. In the retail space, buyers and planners can work more effectively from the field with the ability to remotely...

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04:00
Gartner: 20% of organizations will use smartphones...

In 2016, less than 5% of organizations used smartphones to enable access to offices and other premises. By 2020, Gartner, Inc. predicts that 20% of organizations will use smartphones in place of traditional physical access cards.

"A significant fraction of organizations use legacy physical access technologies that are proprietary, closed systems and have limited ability to integrate with IT infrastructure," says David Anthony Mahdi, research director at Gartner. "Today, the increasing availability of mobile and cloud technologies from many physical access control system (PACS) vendors will have major impacts on how these systems can be implemented and managed."

PACS technology is widely deployed across multiple vertical industries and geographies to secure access to a wide range of facilities (buildings, individual offices, data centers, plant rooms, warehouses and so on), ensuring that only entitled people (...

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Friday January 20

22:24
This week on AI: Apple v. Qualcomm, OLED iPhone...




Perhaps the star rumor this week was that this year's OLED iPhone will actually have 5.8-inch wraparound screen, rather than the 5.1- to 5.2-inch size previously hinted. It was a busy news period overall though, including lawsuits with Qualcomm, major Logic and GarageBand updates, and teases of future MacBooks plus a second-generation Apple Pencil.

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19:32
Unfollowing @POTUS could be difficult right now

While we just learned of the detailed transition plan for Obama Administration social media accounts, things aren't going quite as many users expected. Currently, many people have reported that despite unfollowing (or, in some cases, apparently never...

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18:59
Samsung can't use in-box warranty to kill...

Oh Samsung. When the company isn't busy recalling cellphones and washing machines for being safety hazards, it's busy fighting its customers in court. In 2015, Daniel Norcia contended that he was misled by Samsung about the capabilities of his Galaxy...

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17:58
Apple gross margin likely impacted by alleged $1B...




Ruminating on Apple's recently announced lawsuit against Qualcomm for allegedly withholding $1 billion in vendor rebates, RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani believes the consequent hit to Apple gross margin could help the company in the long run.

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17:34
How to Factory Reset Apple AirPods, May Help with...

Have you been having issues with your AirPods battery indicator or pairing issues? Some users have reported that doing a factory reset helps with both. Bryan Chaffin walks us through how to do it.


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17:27
Apple sues Qualcomm for unfair royalty charges

Apple has filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm, the world’s dominant supplier of baseband processors, alleging the chip supplier demanded unfair terms for its technology. Earlier this week Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint in federal district court charging Qualcomm Inc. with using anticompetitive tactics to maintain its monopoly in the supply of a key semiconductor device used in cell phones and other consumer products.

"For many years Qualcomm has unfairly insisted on charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with,” argues Apple. “The more Apple innovates with unique features such as TouchID, advanced displays, and cameras, to name just a few, the more money Qualcomm collects for no reason and the more expensive it becomes for Apple to fund these...

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17:20
Apple accuses Qualcomm of extortion, monopolistic...




Apple earlier today filed a patent royalty lawsuit against Qualcomm, alleging the firm failed to pay owed rebates in retaliation for Apple's part in a Korean antitrust investigation. The claims goes further, however, accusing the chipmaker of partaking in unsavory business practices, from price-gouging to extortion.

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16:50
The Week in iOS Apps: Never-ending notebooks

New iOS apps of the week

This week’s roundup features updates to three big note-taking apps. Read on!

Evernote

Image by Evernote

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15:48
Vine creates searchable video archive after social...




After shutting down social networking features last week, Vine on Friday made good on a promise to activate what it calls the Vine Archive, an online browsable repository of all user content created during the service's four-year run.

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15:39
BusyCal 3.1.4 and BusyContacts 1.1.6

Both apps add support for Google AppAuth and improve the process for adding new accounts ($49.99 new for each, free update, 11.3/5.4 MB)

 

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15:00
Apple sues Qualcomm, saying chipmaker withheld $1B...

This feels like it might go beyond just the usual corporate lawsuits.

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14:23
Apple sues Qualcomm over patent licensing and $1B in...

A nasty spat between Apple and Qualcomm broke into public view on Friday when the smartphone maker accused the chip supplier of charging “exorbitant” licensing fees for its cellular technology.

Apple is asking a Southern California court to order Qualcomm to pay it nearly $1 billion that it says Qualcomm is holding back. Apple says it is owed the money but Qualcomm is holding it back because Apple cooperated with a South Korean government investigation into Qualcomm’s licensing practices.

The lawsuit alleges that Qualcomm charges high licensing fees to the companies that make iPhones for Apple. Those companies pass the fees on to Apple but aren’t allowed to show Apple the specifics of the licensing deals, leaving Apple unsure what it is paying for.

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14:21
Your Apple Watch Could Eventually Become a Complete...

Could augmented eyeglasses someday help us spot nasty viruses on public doorknobs? Could our wearables, in the form of an Apple Watch, someday provide a complete analysis of our blood? Predict a cold? Detect and diagnose a disease or illness? All that may not be far off.


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14:17
Rumor: FaceTime group video calls to debut in iOS 11




Potentially fulfilling a long-standing iPhone and iPad feature request, FaceTime might finally support group video calls with iOS 11, a report claimed on Friday.

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14:04
Apple sues Qualcomm, saying chipmaker withheld $1B...

Apple's shiny logo outside its San Francisco store. (credit: Steve Rhodes)

Apple sued Qualcomm today, alleging that the chip company charges billions in patent royalties "for technologies they have nothing to do with."

In its complaint, Apple says that Qualcomm actually withheld $1 billion in payments it owes to Apple because Apple cooperated with the Korea Fair Trade Commission, or KFTC. Apple lawyers go on to make an extraordinary claim: that Qualcomm "attempted to extort Apple...

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14:01
AWT News Update: January 20, 2017

Happy Inauguration Day! We have a few stories for this Friday afternoon that should keep you going into the weekend:

  • Tim Cook sold 30,000 shares of Apple stock, netting him a nice payday
  • Apple's hardware won't be the primary driver of the company's fortunes in the future
  • Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is building a plant in Shenzhen, China near an Apple R&D center

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Hi, this is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for January 20, 2017.

Apple CEO Tim Cook got a nice payday...

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14:00
How-to: Share photos, videos & songs with Apple...

Apple Music Connect, which allows artists to share photos, videos and songs with their fans on Apple Music, has changed a bit since the introduction of iOS 10 back in September. The content artists upload now appears in different locations within the newly updated Apple Music app on iOS 10 for listeners. It remains, however, a powerful tool for sharing new music and videos, clips of upcoming releases, and everything else beyond your main releases on Apple Music, iTunes and the other streaming services. 

The user interface for uploading has changed slightly, and Apple has introduced new tools for Connect since it first launched that allows users to create and share an embedded web player and more...

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13:42
Report claims Apple Music pays more to record labels...




Record labels are getting a better deal on streaming music royalties with Apple than major rival Spotify, according to a report, with Apple Music streaming rates claimed to be nearly double what is paid out by its main competition.

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13:30
FastComputer: Fussy but Fixable


FastComputer Linux is a disappointing experience that almost fails. It is poorly designed, has little community support, and lacks its own home base and identity, all of which contribute to an identity crisis. Its home -- on Sourceforge.com -- lacks much in attractiveness, as does the distro. The Linux OS' greatest strength is its ability to provide customized distributions with a variety of features. Distros that offer users something new and more inviting are great finds. FastComputer is not one of them.

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13:27
Sketchy rumor claims iOS 11 will bring long overdue...

iOS 11 may finally deliver a highly requested FaceTime feature, according to a new rumor. The Verifier which is a technology blog out of Israel claims Apple is planning to include group video calling for FaceTime starting with iOS 11 later this year.

The report cites “several people familiar with [the] iOS development process (partly developed in Israel)” although the rumor has not been verified or floated elsewhere. The site claims Apple will update Messages on iOS to let users start a group FaceTime call with up to five members at a time.

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13:21
Hands-on: Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus gives you...

I’ve been a big fan of Philips Hue lights since the very first Hue Starter Kit was released back in 2012. I’ve been using that same initial set of bulbs ever since then, and have been largely happy with the experience.

Thanks to the success of that initial release, Philips has added many more Hue products to the lineup. It also produced a new second-generation HomeKit-enabled Bridge, which allows you to control your Hue lights directly from Siri or via the Home app features found in iOS 10.

But there’s one particular Hue product that I see utilized more than any other, and that’s Philips’ Hue Lightstrip. You’ve likely seen the $90 Lightstrip utilized in photos or on YouTube videos, and that’s because they’re a wonderful way to make...

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13:20
Apple Sues Qualcomm For Roughly $1 Billion Over...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Apple is suing Qualcomm for roughly $1 billion, saying Qualcomm has been "charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with." The suit follows the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against Qualcomm earlier this week over unfair patent licensing practices. Apple says that Qualcomm has taken "radical steps," including "withholding nearly $1 billion in payments from Apple as retaliation for responding truthfully to law enforcement agencies investigating them." Apple added, "Despite being just one of over a dozen companies who contributed to basic cellular standards, Qualcomm insists on charging Apple at least five times more in payments than all the other cellular patent licensors we have agreements with combined." Apple also alleges that once it began cooperating with Korean authorities' antitrust investigation of Qualcomm, the company withheld $1 billion in retaliation. Korean regulators fined Qualcomm $854 million...

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13:15
News: Apple files lawsuit accusing Qualcomm of...

Apple has filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm, accusing it of monopolizing the wireless chip market as well as withholding $1 billion in retaliation for cooperating with South Korean antitrust authorities, Bloomberg reports. In the suit, Apple claims that Qualcomm is holding back $1 billion in money that was supposed to be a rebate for licensing fees, stating that Qualcomm is doing so as a punishment in response to Apple’s cooperation with Korean…

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13:08
A tour of Air Force One

I’ve always been fascinated by Air Force One, not only as a symbol of America but for its incredible (and mostly secret) technology and amenities.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:07
Apple sues iPhone modem supplier Qualcomm, claims $1...




Apple on Friday filed a lawsuit against longtime iPhone modem supplier Qualcomm, in a dispute over royalty payments apparently connected to a federal investigation into the chipmaker's potentially anticompetitive business dealings.

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12:53
Apple suing iPhone modem supplier Qualcomm for $1...

CNBC reports that Apple is suing chip supplier Qualcomm for roughly $1 billion over patent royalties:

Apple is suing Qualcomm for roughly $1 billion, saying Qualcomm has been “charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with.” […] Apple says that Qualcomm has taken “radical steps,” including “withholding nearly $1 billion in payments from Apple as retaliation for responding truthfully to law enforcement agencies investigating them.”

The latest development follows an FTC complaint alleging Qualcomm engaged in monopolistic practices to prevent Apple from sourcing key components from its competitors.

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12:40
Mailplane 3.6.9

Adds integration with DEVONthink Pro and Receipts applications. ($24.95 new, free update, 21.3 MB)

 

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12:34
Apple’s Continuing Need for Worthy Rivals

Chris Matyszczyk, writing for CNet:

Research consultancy Brand Keys has just released its 2017
Customer Loyalty Engagement Index
. This seeks to find the
“category drivers that engage customers, engender loyalty and
drive real profits.” It’s based on the views and emotions of
49,168 consumers aged between 16 and 65.

And when he looks at the results, I fear we may see Tim Cook
dancing on the tables at some local Cupertino hostelry.

When it comes to the smartphone category, the top driver is Apple.
In tablets, it’s Apple. In laptop computers, it’s Apple. Yes, this
despite the launch of the somewhat deflating...

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12:32
Canadian antitrust bureau reaches deal with Apple...




Canada's Competition Bureau on Friday announced an agreement with Apple and three e-book publishers, allowing other sellers such as Amazon and Kobo to offer discounts on titles, despite the first group's attempts to keep prices higher.

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12:22
Yahoo and the Year of Living Dangerously


If there is a lesson to be drawn from Internet search giant Yahoo's hellish past year, it is a grimly illustrative one: Never assume a cybersecurity disaster can't get worse. Last September, the Internet portal disclosed that it had suffered the most damaging and far-reaching data breach in history -- only to then announce in December the discovery of a second, earlier, and even larger hack. Yahoo has began a probe into the hack that is expected to take several weeks, but we may not know the full extent of these hacks' effects for years.

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11:53
Poll: Should Apple make iPhones in the USA and would...

It’s official. Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. During his campaign, Trump repeatedly called for Apple to bring manufacturing to the United States and has recently said Apple CEO Tim Cook has ‘eyes open’ to US-assembled iPhones. Should Apple assemble iPhones in the United States and would you be willing to pay more if so?

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11:50
LifeProof ships waterproof Nuud cases for Apple...




OtterBox-owned LifeProof on Friday launched new versions of its waterproof Nuud cases, now tailored to Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

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11:15
Meitu's photo-effects app tracks users without...

Meitu isn’t new. The app, from a company of the same name, has been anime-izing people’s faces in China for several years. It just went viral in the U.S. for no apparent reason, explaining all the super-cute (“kawaii”) sparkly and smooth images of people in your social media feeds.

This, in turn, quickly led to scrutiny of how it handles data. Security researchers are always poking at popular apps, especially from China, as developers there often create apps for jailbroken iPhones, but have been the victim of a malware-infested version of Xcode.

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10:41
Apple’s OS Strategy, Netflix on the TV App – TMO...

It’s time for Apple to rethink it’s operating system strategy, according to TMO’s own John Martellaro. John, along with Dave Hamilton, join Jeff Gamet today to talk about how Apple could look at its mobile and desktop operating systems in the future, plus they share their thoughts on Netflix’s feeble showing in the TV app.


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10:40
Boom 2 v1.5.2

Adds support for Apple AirPods. ($14.99 new, free update, 12.9 MB)

 

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10:34
Apple Music pays more cash per stream to artists...

Apple “sits in the sweet spot generating the second largest amount of streaming revenue with a per stream rate .00735,” nearly double what Spotify is paying, according to The Trichoridist, an artists rights website. In other words, Apple Music plays more cash per stream to artists.

Spotify’s average per-stream payout has fallen by 16% since 2014, generating just $0.00437 per stream for the label in 2016, down from $0.00521 in 2014. Apple’s$0.00735 generated 68% more revenue than Spotify.

However, Spotify has a near monopoly on streaming market share dominating 63% of all streams and 69% of all streaming revenue. Despite the lower payout, Spotify accounted for 69.6% of the labels’ overall streaming revenues; Apple accounted for 13.4%.The top 10 streamers account for 99% of all streaming revenue.

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10:32
Happy Hour Podcast 103 | Latest iPad and MacBook Pro...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s latest Logic and GarageBand updates, Apple TV’s app size increase, iPad launch timing, Kaby Lake MacBook Pro rumors, and macOS features Apple could add this year. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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10:28
Investment firm BlackRock increases stake in Apple...




The world's largest asset management firm BlackRock has increased its holdings in Apple, with a regulatory filing revealing its total ownership in the company is now over 322 million shares, worth approximately $38.4 billion.

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10:21
Apple tops all companies when it comes to customer...

Apple is the top company that meets customer expectations in almost all markets that it operates according to the Brand Keys 22nd annual 2017 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index. The tech giant leads the field in brand engagement and customer loyalty, according to Brand Keys, a the New York-based brand engagement and customer loyalty research consultancy.

Apple was noted as the best representative of customer loyalty and enjoyment in laptops, tablets, smartphones and online music. Its subsidiary, Beats by Dr. Dre, tied with with LG for first place in the headphone category.

“Brand engagement’ is a measure of how well a brand meets expectations consumers hold for the path-to-purchase drivers in a given category,” says Robert Passikoff, president of Brand Keys. "Those drivers and expectations can be measured against a Category Ideal (100%) with brands best meeting consumers’ expectations generating greater loyalty and...

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09:39
Google shutting older versions of Drive, G Suite apps

If you haven’t moved to the latest version of Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, or Slides, you might want to consider doing so. On April 3, Google will be shuttering older versions of these four apps, so users who rely on them will need to upgrade to ensure uninterrupted service and syncing.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: up to $325 off MacBook/Pro,...

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

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09:19
What’s next for iOS? We break down rumored Siri...

With every year comes a new version of iOS and this year will likely be no different. In 2017, we should expect iOS 11 to be previewed over the summer with subsequent developer and public betas and a release to the public in the fall. It’s also likely that we’ll see a less significant iOS release during the spring with iOS 10.3.

Keep reading for some ideas as to what Apple might have up its sleeve for iOS 10.3 and iOS 11…

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09:17
Security concerns force President Trump to ditch...




Incoming U.S. President Donald Trump has reportedly had to switch from his old Android phone to a new device, potentially a modified Apple iPhone.

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09:05
Donald Trump takes oath of office—what to expect...

Enlarge / Donald Trump takes the oath of office Friday, becoming the 45th president of the United States.

Donald J. Trump won the US presidency in November on a campaign that repudiated both his opponent and the Obama administration. Today he took the oath of office and became the nation's 45th president—despite the political pundits and polls predicting victory for his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

The Republican's ascendancy from billionaire real estate mogul to the world's most powerful elected official promises to usher in a new era, one that includes a remaking of the Supreme Court and alterations of US policy when it comes to space, broadband, healthcare, manufacturing, immigration, cyber defense, the environment, and even foreign relations (from diplomacy to the...

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09:01
Apple CEO Tim Cook receives $3.6M from small sale of...




A small cache of 30,000 Apple shares were sold by Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook this week as part of a scheduled trading plan, with Cook receiving a total of $3.6 million from the company stock sale.

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08:51
Samsung’s Note 7 Fire Report: Surprise, It’s the...

Samsung will officially announce the results of its investigation into the Galaxy Note 7 fires next week, and there won’t be any big surprises because they’re pointing the finger that the smartphone’s battery. The company is also going to say there were manufacturing issues, although it’s not clear yet what those were.


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08:26
Timepage calendar iPhone app by Moleskine adds style...




After using Apple's Calendar app, you may be on the hunt for another -- Timepage by Moleskine may fit your bill. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how it works.

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08:09
Analysts share concerns about Apple and other U.S....

As Donald Trump is being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Investor’s Business Daily notes analysts are weighing in on the impact of future trade negotiations with China under the Trump Presidency. Of particular concern are iconic U.S. companies like Apple, Starbucks, General Motors and Nike as well as U.S. companies with a high percentage of Chinese revenue…Apple is in both of those categories with 22% of the previous fiscal year coming from China.

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07:51
LifeProof redesigns its waterproof NUUD case for...

LifeProof is releasing a new version of its NUUD waterproof case with a new design fit the for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The new style accommodates the larger cameras on both models and increases the water resistance from splash resistant to water proof for up to 6.6 feet.

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07:45
How to watch Trump’s inauguration live on iPhone,...

Today is the 2017 Presidential inauguration for President-elect Donald Trump and there are many ways to watch the events unfold live on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV. On top of live official coverage on Twitter from PBS, there are also live video streams from the big TV broadcasters that are available in iOS and Apple TV apps as well as through Facebook and various websites if you’re watching on your Mac. There are even some 4K and 360-degree live streams available for all on YouTube. Telemundo will have Spanish coverage. 

If you’re looking for how to live stream the Trump inauguration on your Apple device, head below for the full list of websites and apps offering live streams today. 

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07:39
∞ The Power Mac G4 Cube

[VIDEO] Stephen Hackett gives a bit of a guided tour through the Mac affectionately known as “The Cube”. I had one of these. Interesting design, innovative use of materials, a sign of the times at Apple. Click the main Loop post for the video.

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07:36
How to watch the presidential inauguration of Donald...




U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is due to be sworn into office later today, with opening remarks beginning at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time and the oath of office at noon. Here's how to watch it live on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.

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07:35
How to watch Donald Trump's presidential...

Depending on your point of view today may be the greatest day in the last eight years, or the beginning of “the dark times.” Whatever your political persuasion, Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration is something many of us wouldn’t want to miss.

As you’d expect the inauguration will be carried on all the major networks including ABC, CBS, and NBC. CNN and Fox News will also be broadcasting it. Donald Trump will be sworn in at noon Eastern on the dot.

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07:32
Grading Tim Cook

Neil Cybart, Above Avalon:

During the last few years of the Steve Jobs era, it was Cook (and Apple SVP Marketing Phil Schiller) who were tasked with coming up with Apple’s corporate strategy. This allowed Steve Jobs to spend time with Jony Ive and focus on the product. Said another way, Tim Cook was the one that allowed Steve to be Steve.

When it came time to relinquish his CEO title, Steve selected Cook as his successor. While the move was met with controversy outside Apple, the selection signaled that Steve didn’t look at the CEO position as something that needed to be held by a product person. Much of that belief likely resulted from the fact that Cook had been handling many of the traditional CEO duties himself as COO for years.

And:

Tim Cook is leading a different type of Apple than that which existed under Steve. Things are done differently, down to how decisions are made and then communicated throughout Apple. This leads to a theory that may seem...

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07:26
How to use your iPhone to translate foreign words to...

Steffen Reich, iDownloadBlog:

The tutorial below is going to highlight the difference between the two main subsets of dictionaries (thesaurus vs. actual language to language translation) and scrutinize if your language of choice is one of the few lucky ones Apple decided to support beyond the thesaurus. Following that is a quick demonstration on how to translate the words in question to English. Read on to find out why some dictionaries are simply better than others.

As an example, if you install the French-English dictionary (in addition to your regular dictionaries), you’ll now have a powerful, built-in translation tool.

Well worth the time to read through the tutorial and, if you have the space on your device, install an extra dictionary or two.

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07:24
News: Apple releases updated iOS Developer Design...

Apple has announced a new set of design resources to assist developers in building apps for iOS 10, providing guidelines and templates for all of the UIKit controls, views, and glyphs available to developers within the iOS SDK, and recommendations for the appropriate ways in which to use them to match the iOS design language. The new Apple UI Design Resources page also includes templates that can be opened in Photoshop and Sketch, complete with icon…

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07:21
Clearing up confusion about Netflix and the TV App

Josh Centers, TidBITS:

AppleInsider caused a bit of a stir when it reported that the TV app for iOS and tvOS now supports playing Netflix content. As you may recall, Netflix hasn’t yet agreed to integrate with the TV app (see “tvOS 10.1 Unifies the Apple TV Experience with “TV” App,” 12 December 2016). However, the AppleInsider report is correct in that you can indeed find and stream Netflix content from the TV app. But TechCrunch’s Matthew Panzarino correctly pointed out that such functionality has been there from the launch of the TV app.

So what’s the deal? Netflix doesn’t work with TV, but it also does work? It’s a bit like the famous Schrödinger’s cat thought experiment, in which a cat in a box is simultaneously alive and dead. But unlike quantum mechanics, there’s a simple answer to this conundrum.

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07:17
Sticker for your AirPods case

Clever. Though to me, floss is for teeth. No matter, the design is spot on. Note the company name on the sticker itself.

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07:13
Popular beauty app Meitu checks if iPhone is...




One of the App Store's top downloads -- an app for creating Anime-style self portraits -- is a potential privacy risk to its users, as researchers have discovered the app sends details about carrier, and whether the iPhone has been jailbroken, back to the developer.

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07:11
Steven Aquino: Accessibility review of the 13-inch...

Just a taste:

The Touch Bar’s accessibility support is bountiful. There is a lot of functionality built into that little strip, all of which makes using the Touch Bar easier. The one feature that stands out the most is Zoom. Zoom is where the magic happens, and it’s my favorite Touch Bar accessibility feature.

What Touch Bar Zoom (System Prefs → Accessibility → Zoom → Enable Touch Bar Zoom) does is bring up a virtual Touch Bar on the bottom of the screen when you touch anything on the Touch Bar. Slide your finger back and forth, and the Touch Bar (real and virtual) moves accordingly. A circle icon follows your movement that fills in (think: iOS app updates in App Store) when you select an option, but Apple tells me you don’t need to wait for it to fill completely to select an item. In practice, I find Touch Bar Zoom to work great; animation is smooth and there’s no no lag between moving through and selecting options.

Nice job, as always, by Steve Aquino. No one...

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07:06
On luck

Great essay on business and luck. Two highlights:

If you have a choice between listening to the best cellist perform the piece or the second best, why would you want to listen to the second best? You might be willing to pay a few cents more only to hear the best, because they’re all good. But, even if you’d be willing to pay a few cents more, the fact that there are millions of copies of these things sold means that the fact that the company that bids successfully for Yo-Yo Ma or whoever is regarded as the best cellist is going to get that market all to himself.

And so the price that you have to pay to get the best recording artist is set accordingly. One earns eight or nine figures a year while the cellist who is almost as good is teaching music lessons to third graders in New Jersey somewhere. It’s a dogfight now to see who gets to be regarded as that best performer. The person who is eventually successful got there by defeating thousands, maybe tens of thousands,...

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06:54
Simply Mac Stores Closing, but it Isn’t Apple’s Fault

GameStop is shutting down several of its Simply Mac stores across the U.S., and initial reports claimed it’s because Apple ended its Authorized Reseller agreement with the retailer. GameStop representatives say that’s not true and that the stores are closing because they don’t perform well enough.


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06:46
Lion's share of Apple's revenue expansion...




Given the Apple iPhone user base expansion, Apple's Services business led by the App Store is forecast to not only be the prime mover of Apple's income expansion, but also be the largest contributor to gross margin improvements as well.

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06:45
LifeProof wants your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to...

LifeProof has introduced iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus versions of its NUUD case. They feature a transparent back so you can show off your Apple smartphone and enhanced audio to keep calls and music crystal clear, according to LifeProof CEO Jim Parke.

The redesigned NÜÜD case showcases slim styling, yet remains waterproof to 6.6 feet, drop proof to 6.6 feet, dirt proof and snow proof. Every device feature remains accessible and fully functional.

NÜÜD for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are available in a variety of colors. Pricing starts at $99.99.

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06:24
Apple 'wish list' for Indian manufacturing...




Ahead of a meeting on Jan. 25, Apple has sent out a list of concessions it wants from the Indian government before setting up local manufacturing -- though it won't necessarily push to get them all, according to a report.

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06:24
Simply Mac closing some retail stores across the U.S.

Simply Mac, an Apple Authorized Reseller and Service Provider owned by GameStop, is shutting down some of its retail stores in the U.S. Locations in North Carolina, North Dakota, Montana, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Utah, Idaho, Maryland, South Dakota, and more are closing this week, reports MacRumors. 

Notices at some of the locations say Simply Mac is being shut down because Apple is ending its agreement with the retail chain. However, a GameStop spokesperson who spoke to the Midland-Reporter Telegram said that the moves are part of a business transformation plan that involves closing non-productive store locations.

Simply Mac has (had?) over 76 brick-and-mortar store nationwide. I haven’t been able to find details on exactly how many stores will be closing.

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06:10
Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor

Apple has updated its pro video apps for macOS — Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor —with feature tweaks, performance improvements and bug fixes. Final Cut Pro 10.3.2 changes include:

 

  • Ability to add custom folders of audio files to the Sound Effects browser;
  • Using ripple delete on audio-only clips no longer disables the selected range;
  • Audio meters retain custom width after relaunch;
  • Improves responsiveness when editing very long projects;
  • Improves performance when exporting H.264 files and changing frame rate;
  • Exporting ProRes 4444 files with transparency using Compressor creates a correct alpha channel.

Motion 5.3.1 improves stability when using multiple camera behaviors. It also improves performance when exporting H.264 files and changing frame rates.

Compressor 4.3.1 changes include:

  • Fade In/Fade Out filter is applied correctly when using distributed encoding;
  • Disc...
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06:00
Roxio Toast 15 Titanium: $49

We have a deal for you on Roxio Toast Titanium for $49. This software lets you capture video directly from your screen, portable devices, or the web. It also has video editing tools and the ability to create a DVD. It will convert videos, rip DVDs and CDs, and much more. Check out the details on the deal listing.


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06:00
News: Daily Deal: FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth...

In today’s iLounge Deal, you can get the FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds for only $29.95 — that’s 75% off the regular price. Designed to be sweat and water resistant, these earbuds automatically pair to your iPhone when pulled apart so there are no complicated setup procedures, and provide a smooth fit and unrivalled sound quality in their size. The built-in rechargeable battery gives you up to 10 hours of playtime, and you…

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06:00
Get a spectacular deal on the Pay What You Want...

Attention all Apple World Today readers who are looking to get into mobile game development. Here's your chance to get 10 courses (108+ hours) that can take you from a development novice to a hardcore game developer -- and pay what YOU want for the privilege. Our Pay What You Want Hardcore Game Dev Bundle is ultra-popular, with hundreds of thousands of buyers!

How does the Pay What You Want deal work? You can pay what you want and get a part of the bundle if your price is less than the average price. If you beat the average price (it changes minute-by-minute), you get the entire 10 course bundle. If you beat the leader's price on the leaderboard, you're entered into a giveaway.

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05:30
Fox 1.0 is new royalty app for macOS

OFFICER solutions has introduced Fox 1.0, a new addition to their software line of royalty applications for entertainment companies. Developed specifically for artists, musicians and other right holders, Fox 1.0 for macOS (10.10 and higher) is designed to transform sales reports for content sold on the Internet into detailed royalty statements. 

The software plays nicely with any digitally sellable asset, like books, apps, stock photos, fonts, games and films and has been optimized for the use at independent record labels. Catalog data and sales can be imported for royalty processing. Fox 1.0 supports any currency (incoming and outgoing); royalty statements can be issued as PDFs, CSV and Excel files in english or any other, user-definable language.

Fox 1.0 is an installable software app based on the FileMaker Pro 15 platform. It’s available as an unrestricted license for a one-time fee or as a monthly...

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05:23
AppleInsider podcast talks about Apple and culture...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor, Dan, and Mikey talk about whether the corporate culture at Apple is changing to one that has more difficulty innovating. We also tackle the latest rumors about iPads and Apple Pencil.

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05:15
Exclusive Apple, Amazon deal comes to close, brings...

You’ll soon be able to snag non-Audible audiobooks within iTunes.

A long-standing exclusive arrangement between Apple and Amazon, which has been in place since 2003, came to an end earlier this month following complaints from German publishers and investigations by European antitrust regulators, who were concerned that the agreement was stifling competition and raising prices.

Regulators began investigating in late 2015. It appears all investigations are being suspended in light of the companies’ decisions to end the exclusivity agreement.

“With the deletion of the exclusivity agreement, Apple will now have the opportunity to purchase digital audiobooks from other suppliers,” Andreas Mundt, president of Germany’s antitrust agency, said in a statement. “This will enable a wider range of offer and lower prices for consumers.”

Audible confirmed that it had removed the exclusivity provision ins contract with Apple, and added that it will still continue to...

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05:00
MagNeo on Kickstarter: Magnetic USB-C Adapter for...

I’m all about how Apple ditches legacy technologies. Headphone jack? Haven’t missed it on my iPhone? Floppy disks? LOL. FireWire? OK, I miss that one (or the 5th generation we should have had by now), but I get it. Besides USB-C is pretty nifty. Magsafe, though, is a bit harder to understand. It has saved my MacBook Air uncounted times, and it’s so easy to plug it in. But, MagSafe is gone. So be it. There’ve been a few third party magnetic USB-C adapters, and I saw one on Kickstarter that’s getting some traction. It’s called MagNeo, a magnetic USB-C adapter that allows charging, data, and video, too. That makes it useful for applications beyond charging-only, which may be why it’s already raised $115,000. It’s a two-piece device machined from a solid piece of aluminum. One half goes in your MacBook or MacBook Pro, and the other half goes on the end of the cable you want to use it with. Watch the short video for more. Funding options start at $59 as of this writing.

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05:00
Astropad Studio Could Replace Your Wacom Tablet

Many photographers and designers who rely on digital editing tools seem to favor gadgets like the Wacom tablet. With good reason; it’s a device that lets you edit photos and manipulate graphics with a stylus. This allows for greater precision. But if you have a Wacom tablet along with an iPad, you may find yourself juggling the two devices. An app called Astropad Studio can turn your iPad into a Wacom tablet. It lets you mirror your computer screen on the iPad, so you can make good use of the Apple Pencil, along with more powerful configuration than the Wacom. I tested the app on my iPhone and I may write a review of it in the future.


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05:00
Rumor: Apple could delay next-gen iPads until second...

The next-gen iPads might not launch “until the second half of 2017,” according to sources in the upstream supply chain. The new 9.7-inch iPad is predicted to enter mass production sometime in Q1 2017, while the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad models will begin production in Q2 of this year. All of the new iPads are described as still being in the “planning” phase.

While it’s generally expected for Apple to announce and launch new iPads in spring, the rumor has it that it could be longer. In December, “lower-than-expected” yield rates for the 10-nanometer manufacturing process was rumored to be a potential factor in a delayed launch for the new iPads.

The supply chain sources have identified the 10.5-inch iPad Pro as a contender to replace the price tier of the existing 9.7-inch iPad Pro, while the new 9.7-inch version will be introduced at an even lower cost to become an entry-level device, “mainly targeting the education sector.”

It’s thought that the higher...

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05:00
Notebook is a new note-taking app for the Mac

Zoho has launched Notebook for Mac, a new, free note-taking app. Notebook's mobile apps introduced the concept of Note Cards: dedicated note types for text, checklists, audio, photos, and sketches. 

The same concept has been applied to the Mac app, creating a “simple and enjoyable note-taking experience,” according to Raju Vegesna, chief evangelist of Zoho. A notebook is a personal, thoughtful space. Notebook encourages users to make the app their own by providing 25-plus hand-drawn notebook covers to choose from, and the option to add their own. Individual notes can be grouped and color coded with default colors or by choosing from a color wheel.

Notebook brings the familiarity and ease-of-use of your smartphone to your Mac, says Vegesna. With a trackpad, users can navigate Notebook without making a single click. Users can open and close notebooks, and group and ungroup stacks of note...

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04:56
External Link: JetBlue Offering Free In-flight Wi-Fi

Budget airline JetBlue is now offering free, in-flight Wi-Fi on flights within the continental United States via its Fly-Fi service. The service is sponsored by Amazon and encourages travelers to sign up for Amazon Prime to stream movies and TV shows from Amazon Prime Video. Fly-Fi operates over a Ka-band satellite connection that promises 15–30 Mbps, which JetBlue claims is faster than the Ku-band and ground-to-air technologies offered by competitors. With any luck, JetBlue’s move will push other airlines to improve in-flight Wi-Fi and reduce prices.

 

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04:30
Mujjo leather sleeves protect your MacBook Pro with...

Mujjo’s full-grain leather sleeves are now available for the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros for $60 and $65, respectively. I’ve been using one for the bigger Mac laptop and recommend that you check it out if you don’t have a sleeve or case for the computer.

Mujjo’s sleeves sport a combination of full grain vegetable-tanned leather and felt. They look good (thanks to the aniline old treatment ash that enhances color tones) and feel good, while offering a reasonable level of protection (they’re waxed for a little extra durability).

A leather fold-over closure with its “one snap button” helps keep your Apple laptop secure. The rivets are lined to keep your MacBook Pro from touching anything but the soft, thick felt. 

Integrated storage compartments allow you to stash documents, earplugs (or AirPods, which are easily lost), and other goodies. What’s more, there’s a leather brand tag inside the sleeve that doubles as an...

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04:00
How to customize the Finder toolbar

There are several ways to customize the Finder toolbar in macOS Sierra. To start, open a Finder window by clicking the Finder icon at the left end of the Dock. To customize the toolbar:

  • Hide or show the toolbar: Choose View > Hide Toolbar, or View > Show Toolbar.
  • Hiding the toolbar also hides the sidebar, and moves the status bar from the bottom to the top of the window.
  • Resize the toolbar: If you see angle bracketsat the right end of the toolbar, it means the window is too small to show all of the toolbar items. Enlarge the window or click the brackets to see the rest of the items.
  • Change what’s in the toolbar: Choose View > Customize Toolbar. You can drag items into and out of the toolbar, add a space between items, and choose whether to show text with the icons.
  • Rearrange the items in the toolbar: Press and hold the Command key, then drag an Add a file or an app: Press and hold the Command key, then drag the item to the Finder...
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00:34
How To Watch The Inauguration on Apple TV and Online

The Presidential inauguration kicks off on Friday, January 20. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Many websites and news outlets will be live streaming it, and you won’t need a cable subscription to watch it. You can view it on virtually any device—Android, Web, iOS and Windows will all be supported.


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