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Friday July 28

06:48
Weebly announces Apple Pay support

Weebly, a global website and eCommerce service, has announced that it will integrate Apple Pay into the mobile checkout flow of Weebly online stores.

With more than 40 percent of all Weebly online store transactions happening on mobile or tablet, Apple customers will now experience an effortless mobile checkout flow across eligible Weebly eCommerce sites, says David Rusenko, founder and CEO of Weebly. The integration will support digital small business owners with the most up-to-ddate transactional technology, he adds.

Qualified Weebly merchants and shoppers will begin to experience the Apple Pay integration in phases beginning today, and fully within the next few weeks. To be eligible, merchants need to be connected to the Stripe payment gateway and customers must have Apple Pay set up on their device.

Apple Pay is currently available in 15 countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Italy,...

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06:23
X-naut launches new iPad-compatible Drone Controller...

X-naut has entered into the consumer and commercial drone market with the launch of the Drone Controller Bracket that’s compatible with DJI Phantom and Inspire mobile device holders.

The Drone Controller Bracket attaches to the back of X-naut's Active Cooling Mount for iPads and then slides into the mobile device holder. The unit will keep the iPad cool for 15 hours continuously, says X-naut CEO Darren Saravis. The cooling mount is powered by AA batteries or external charging via micro USB).

The Active Cooling Mount for the iPad Air and 9.7-inch iPad Pro is $199.99. The iPad mini version is $179.99. Sorry, 12.9-inch iPad Pro owners, no Active Cooling Mount is available for the super-sized tablet.

The Active Cooling Mount for iPads was developed from a real-world situation that Saravis, also a pilot, experienced when his iPad overheated and shut off during a mission critical situation while flying. This extreme...

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06:12
Decision on Apple’s proposed Irish data center...

A final decision on a proposed €850 million (approximately US$996) Apple data centre in Athenry, Ireland, has been pushed back to mid-October, The Irish Times reports. A decision was expected this week but the Courts Service has delayed hearing on the case until Oct. 12.

An Bord Pleanála — an independent, statutory, quasi-judicial body that decides on appeals from planning decisions made by local authorities in Ireland — granted planning permission for the development of the Galway centre in 2016. And even that was a delay.

Apple planned to start building the data center on a 500-acre site before the end of 2015. However, it was delayed when unhappy Irish citizens lodged formal complaints with the Irish government. Complainants argued that the data centre would increase noise and light pollution, flooding, and traffic. 

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Exocharge 3-Port USB Car Charger

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can get the Exocharge 3-Port USB Car Charger for only $14.99 — that’s 25% off the regular price. Keep all of your passengers’ devices fully powered up with this handy car charger that can charge up to three devices simultaneously, two at fast 2A charging speeds.

Get the Exocharge 3-Port USB Car Charger now for only $14.99...

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06:00
Get TREBLAB X11 Wireless Earphones: Colorful and...

Want wireless earbuds but don't like the high price and bland white design of Apple AirPods? We've got the tiny TREBLAB X11 Earphones for you at $32.99, 83% off the original price of $199.99. You get the earbuds, a user manual, carrying case, 3 sizes of silicone eartips, 3 sizes of expandable foam eartips, and a micro-USB charging cable, and choice of black/red, teal, pink or plain old white colors.

  • Built-in mic allows you to accept calls w/ a touch
  • May be used as a single earpiece or as a pair
  • Passive noise cancellation & HD sound deliver rock-solid bass & super-crisp treble
  • Support multi-device connection
  • Secure ear fins give you truly wireless, sweat-proof flexibility for any activity...
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05:59
Apple sued for patent infringement involving the...

Another day, another lawsuit. As noted by AppleInsider, a company called CustomPlay has filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming a fourth-generation Apple TV feature that allows users to control and interact with video content using Siri voice commands infringes on patented software technology.

The Florida-based company claims Apple violates their patent (number 6,408,128) for “Replaying With Supplementary Information A Segment Of A Video.” It involves a function for “receiving, during a playing of a video, a replay request to replay a portion of a video, the replay request comprising a voice command;

storing a request position of the playing of the video responsive to the replay request; enabling a playing of supplementary information...

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05:15
Wikileaks publishes two more Mac-specific exploits...

If you’re interested in security, you’ll like this.

Wikileaks has just Wikileaks published two more Mac exploits from the so-called CIA Vault 7 under the name Project Imperial. The new exploits—Achilles and SeaPea—affect older versions of OS X, such as Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

The exploits behave as follows:

Achilles:
The first exploit, called Achilles, lets an attacker trojan an OS X disk image (.dmg) installer with one or more specified executables for a one-time execution. In the user guide included in the leaked documents, the infected DMG file could be presented as a valid piece of software.

When the user copies it over to their Applications folder, the trojan executes whatever the attacker wants. After execution, all traces of Achilles files will be removed securely from the app. Achilles was tested on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

SeaPea:
The second exploit is called SeaPea, and it’s a rootkit that lets the...

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05:00
Apple Pay coming to many more small online stores...

You’ll be offered the opportunity to checkout with Apple Pay in many smaller online stores as ecommerce service Weebly has announced integration for the payment service.

Weebly powers more than 45 million online businesses worldwide, and notes that more than 40% of transactions take place on a mobile device …

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05:00
Apple discontinues iPod nano, iPod Shuffle, reduces...

The iPod nano and iPod Shuffle are no more.

Early Thursday, Apple removed the iPod nano and iPod shuffle from both its web site and online store around the world. The company confirmed that the units have been discontinued, but continues to sell the iPod touch with updated pricing and storage, including a 32GB model for $199 and 128GB model for $299.

For now, it appears the iPod nano and iPod shuffle are still available to purchase at many Apple Stores and other resellers, but that likely won’t be the case for too much longer. In the United States, the latest iPod nano started at $149 with 16GB of storage, while the iPod shuffle cost $49 with 2GB of storage.

Beyond additional colors and storage capacities, Apple had last updated the iPod Nano in October 2012 and the iPod Shuffle in September 2010.

Apple introduced the iPod shuffle in January 2005, followed by the iPod nano in September 2005. In total, there were seven generations of the iPod nano,...

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05:00
Apple patent hints at LTE-capabile laptops

Microsoft has announced that six PC manufacturers (HP, Lenovo, ASUS, VAIO, Huawei, and Xiaomi) are committed to producing LTE-capable laptops. When will Apple join the party? A new patent (number 20170212554) for “electronic devices having ventilation systems with antennas” shows that the company is at least considering the possibility.

According to the patent filing, an electronic device — including a laptop — may sport a metal housing that may have an upper housing in which a component such as a display is mounted and a lower housing in which a component such as a keyboard is mounted. Hinges may be used to mount the upper housing to the lower housing for rotation about a rotational axis. An LTE capable MacBook Pro or MacBook could connect directly to 4G LTE as a smartphone would.

In 2008, Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs rejected the idea of LTE-equipped laptops because it would add complexity to the device and lock customers in to a particular carrier. As noted by...

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04:45
Where to buy an iPod nano

Apple recently discontinued the iPod nano, which used to sit in the middle of the iPod product line. With its touch interface, it offered more operability than the iPod shuffle, but it wasn’t as big and bulky as an iPod touch or iPhone.

The iPod nano was a good device for athletes who wanted to listen to music, audiobooks, or podcasts during workouts, but wanted more control than what the iPod shuffle offers. Even if you aren’t working out, the iPod nano was a nice, small portable audio player that stayed out of your way.

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04:39
Wisconsin’s $3B in subsidies for Foxconn plant will...

Reports that Wisconsin will pay $3B in subsidies in return for Foxconn opening a display plant there have been confirmed, with a breakdown of the incentives. It’s been noted that with the full sum kicking in only if Foxconn provides the maximum quota of 13,000 jobs, the subsidies would amount to the state paying $231,000 per job …

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04:30
How to go directly to a specific folder in macOS...

You can jump directly to a specific folder in macOS Sierra if you wish. In the Finder, click the Go menu in the menu bar, then choose one of the following:

Enclosing Folder: Choose this option to open the parent folder for the current window. For example, if you’re in your Downloads folder, this option opens your All My Files, Documents, or other listed folders: Choose a folder from the list.

  • Library: Press and hold the Option key, then choose Library.
  • Recent Folders: Choose a folder from the submenu. (The submenu shows up to 10 recently opened folders.)
  • Go to Folder: Type the folder’s pathname (for example, /Library/Fonts/ or ~/Pictures/), then click Go.

A slash at the beginning of a pathname indicates that the starting point is the top level of your computer’s folder structure. A slash at the end indicates that this is a path to a folder, rather than a file.

A tilde (~) indicates your home folder. Most of your personal...

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04:05
Some have ‘lost hope’ as decision on Apple’s...

Some supporters of Apple’s proposed data center in Ireland say that have ‘totally lost hope’ that the project will go ahead after a final ruling on planning consent has been delayed yet again.

The latest delay means that a final decision won’t be made until some two years after Apple had hoped to begin construction …

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04:00
MultiDev can help you website management costs

By Aaron Lee

Pantheon's Multidev is designed to cut website management costs by letting teams instantly provision unlimited development environments in the cloud. 

Multidev does for a company’s website what software-defined data centers do for its infrastructure. Each member of a team can fork the entire stack of services that power a site on demand, developing in tandem on a single platform. As a result, large websites launch faster and cost less to manage over time. 

Based on Pantheon’s multi-tenant containerized architecture, Multidev spins quickly, with no need for additional infrastructure or virtual servers. For developers, the process is easy. A team member hits "fork" to provision a complete cloud development environment in seconds. Multidev supports feature-branching, per-developer sandboxes, dedicated quality assurance environments and more. 

Pantheon supports...

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for July 28, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Feral Interactive has launched ROME: Total War — Alexander for the iPad. In the $4.99 game, you become Alexander the Great and lead your Greek kingdom of Macedon against the all-powerful Persian Empire.

QuikStories is a new, free GoPro app feature that automatically pulls footage from a HERO5 camera and creates ready-to-share videos on your iPhone. QuikStories are shareable videos featuring customizable music, filters, and effects.

macOS Apps/Updates

Zevrix Solutions has released Output...

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Thursday July 27

19:56
Apple sued over Apple TV's 'What did he...




Florida-based software company CustomPlay on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming a fourth-generation Apple TV feature that allows users to control and interact with video content using Siri voice commands infringes on patented software technology.

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18:51
Apple hit with patent infringement suit over Apple...

A Florida-based digital video company is suing Apple over a Siri feature of the fourth-generation Apple TV. The company, CustomPlay, says that it originally created the Apple TV and Siri feature that allows users to ask “what did he say?” to rewind and rewatch a short section of the video.

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17:37
LG mobile sales tank as Samsung Mobile revenues...




LG blamed a "challenging quarter for mobiles" for the $117.27 million quarterly loss posted by its mobile unit, even as the company posted slightly higher year-over-year revenues across its other businesses. Samsung similarly reported strong overall earnings--primarily from its semiconductor segment--while its mobile unit turned in revenues and profits better than last year but still below its Galaxy heyday back in 2014.

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16:43
What do you think of Apple’s decision to discontinue...

Earlier today, Apple officially discontinued the iPod nano and iPod shuffle. While some say the move has been a long time coming, others were taken aback by the sudden move.

How do you feel about Apple’s decision to kill the iPod nano and iPod shuffle?

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15:41
∞ Can Apple grow a forest

Lisa Jackson, Apple’s lead on Environment work, and a group of colleagues went out to dinner one night. They ate, drank, and came up with a plan to ensure almost 1 million acres of forests are responsibly managed by 2020.

This is what I love about Apple—they aren’t just about getting products out to consumers, they think about everything along the way, including the impact they have on the environment.

Cheers, Lisa Jackson!

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15:37
Apple store approved for Carnegie Library

Apple has finalized terms with Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, to lease a portion of the Carnegie Library at at Mount Vernon Square, described as a newly transformed convention and entertainment district in downtown Washington D.C.

That is going to be a beautiful store.

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15:27
The Day Steve Jobs Launched the iPod and Changed...

The iPod showed Apple that it could be more than just a conventional computer company, and that changed everything.


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15:25
The One about Star Wars Stormtroopers Inspiring Jony...

That’s the story according to Star Wars rebooter J.J. Abrams, as revealed in a Wall Street Journal profile of Jony Ive.


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15:25
Watch: Apple officially kills off iPod nano, iPod...




After nearly 12 years of service, Apple on Thursday officially killed off the iPod nano and iPod shuffle, leaving the $199 32GB iPod touch as the only iPod consumers can buy.

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14:59
MacPaw scoops up Unarchiver, a macOS file extraction...

MacPaw, makers of Setapp and developers of a number of macOS apps, has purchased The Unarchiver, a file extraction utility.

Oleksandr Kosovan, the CEO and founder of MacPaw, says his company will maintain the Unarchiver, keep it up-to-date, localize into popular languages and implement design improvements. As before, the Unarchiver will be free for all Mac users. All the apps and app-related assets will be transferred to MacPaw’s developer account. 

The Unarchiver is an built-in archive extraction program on macOS. It’s designed to handle many more formats than Archive Utility, and to better fit in with the design of the Finder, says Kosovan. It can handle file names in foreign character sets, created with non-English versions of other operating systems.

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14:49
Apple Store app is updated for iOS devices

Apple has updated its Apple Store app for iPhones and iPads to version 4.3.

You can use Touch ID to securely and conveniently pay for your order with your Apple ID, as well as make changes to account settings. It’s also now easier than ever to see if the iPhone you want is available at an Apple Store near you.

The Apple Store app allows you to, among other things, get recommendations based on the Apple products you already own. You can use it to find out which accessories are compatible with your devices, upgrade to a new iPhone from your current one, keep track of your orders wherever you go, and sign up for hands-on sessions in store. You can even use Apple Pay to check out from your iPhone when you visit a participating Apple Store.

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14:43
SparkyLinux 5: Great All-Purpose Distro for...


When I first reviewed the Game Over edition of SparkyLinux several years ago, I called it one of the best full-service Linux distros catering to game players you could find. That assessment extends to last month's release of the non-gaming edition of this distro. The latest edition of SparkyLinux, version 5.0 "Nibiru," finds its true calling as a Linux distro that falls between those that are beginner-friendly and those that require some amount of Linux knowledge. SparkyLinux 5.0 is based on the testing branch of Debian.

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14:39
Apple to lease part of the Carnegie Library for a...

Events DC has announced that its board of directors and Apple have finalized terms for the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia to execute a lease with the Cupertino, California-based company for the establishment of a retail store. 

Under the lease terms, the location will be at Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square, the center of a newly transformed convention and entertainment district in downtown DC. What’s more, a Tri-Party Agreement among Events DC, Apple and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. will also be executed, memorializing a co-location of Apple and the Historical Society as part of the reimagined vision at Carnegie Library. 

“The partnership between Events DC and Apple demonstrates an innovative approach to preserving the historic character of our world-renowned Carnegie Library while creating a cultural experience that welcomes residents from across the District of Columbia and visitors around the world,” said...

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14:35
Experts say it’s ‘highly unlikely’ Apple will build...

Foxconn yesterday officially confirmed its plans to build a $10 billion display manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, a move that had been rumored for a long time. Just a few days before that, however, President Trump touted that Apple had promised him 3 “big, big, big” factories in the United States, yet Foxconn’s new Wisconsin factory won’t be for Apple displays, but rather Sharp.

Some have speculated that Trump may have gotten Foxconn confused with Apple, and a new report from The Wall Street Journal outlines just how unlikely it is for Apple to expand to the United States so quickly…

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14:25
Trent Reznor on Apple, Music, Tech, and Nine Inch...

Apple Music exeuctive Trent Reznor recently granted a rare(ish) interview to Vulture magazine. Topics covered included Apple, Apple Music, streaming music, tech “stars,” and Nine Inch Nails. It’s a very interesting interview, and Mr. Reznor talks about how the idea of tech rock stars is “bull$%&@,” how the modern culture doesn’t value artists properly (including the music industry), and how having access to all of the music ever made has both good sides and down sides. I’m a big fan of Mr. Reznor (YMMV), and very much enjoyed reading this interview.


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14:25
Apple ad explains origins of company's forestry...




A new Apple ad posted to YouTube on Thursday focuses on the company's worldwide effort to preserve and manage forestland, itself part of a wider goal to achieve a net-zero impact on the world's supply of virgin fiber.

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14:04
AWT News Update: July 27, 2017

There won't be an AWT News Update tomorrow because Steve is taking a break from family issues that have been keeping him really busy...and not with the website. Be sure to come back on Monday when we'll have the next edition of the AWT News Update podcast.

  • The Apple Store app has been updated with additional Touch ID support and an easier way to find out if specific iPhone configurations are available
  • The FCC has issued a license to Apple for testing of 5G cellular technology
  • The iPod touch is now the last remaining iPod, with the iPod nano and iPod shuffle being discontinued by Apple officially today

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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13:52
Goodbye iPod, and thanks for all the tunes

Poor one out for the iPod. I get why they are no longer “needed” in Apple’s lineup but they will always have a soft spot in my gadget-loving heart.

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13:49
Where's All My CPU and Memory Gone? The Answer...

Slack, valued at $5 billion, has received buyout pitches from several companies including Amazon and Microsoft. But the team collaborations service, which has over 5 million active users, continues to offer one of the most resource intensive apps you could find on Mac and iOS. From an article: TLDR; If you care about battery life or availability of your finite CPU and memory on your computer, then you probably won't want to use Slack desktop with more than one or two accounts. Slack resource usage increases linearly as you add more accounts, and it quickly adds up. [...] I noticed that my machine has been sluggish and its battery life has become poor. Whilst investigating this, it turns out that Slack desktop fails badly when used with multiple accounts. This is because CPU and memory usage increases linearly as you add more accounts to your Slack desktop client. As a result, I believe the growing trend to use Slack to be part of multiple communities is seriously flawed until Slack...

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13:24
Apple highlights its sustainably managed forest...

Apple shared a series of lighthearted animated videos for Earth Day back in April and today the company has released another new video in the same style. This one highlights the company’s efforts with sustainable packaging…

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13:19
Apple Store app for iPhone & iPad updates with...




Apple on Thursday updated its official Apple Store app for iPhones and iPads with a pair of important changes, most notably expanded use of Touch ID.

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13:15
Apple officially receives FCC license to test next-...

Apple has recently received official approval from the FCC to test 5G wireless broadband. The company was granted permission in the form of an experimental license to test millimeter wave technology at two locations near its offices in Milpitas, California (via DSL Reports).

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13:07
Apple granted permission to renovate DC's...




Apple has been given the go-ahead to renovate the Carnegie Library in Washington D.C by the controlling group, and given the go-ahead to build a 63,000 square foot flagship retail location in the space.

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13:05
Apple Store App Updated to Allow Purchases Using...

The main difference for payments is that the Apple Store app used to require users to enter their password every time when using credit cards attached to their iTunes account to make a purchase.


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13:01
There’s a genius street artist running loose in New...

This street art is absolutely brilliant.

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12:53
Aston Martin & Mini join Apple's roster of...




Several models from Aston Martin and Mini are now listed as CarPlay-ready on Apple's website, representing the brands' first entries into the platform.

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12:50
Apple gets final approval for D.C.‘s Carnegie...

Last year, it was reported that Apple was working to open an Apple Store in Washington D.C.’s famous Carnegie Library. While some details were known about the store, Apple was still in the process of obtaining permission from the appropriate parties. Today, however, Apple has been given the final go ahead for its Carnegie Library retail location…

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12:29
New CIA 'Vault 7' leaks detail '...




The latest WikiLeaks "Vault 7" data dump demonstrates a pair of exploits developed in 2011 for Apple's Snow Leopard and Lion operating systems, that still require root access to install.

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12:28
How to Use the iOS 11 iPad App Switcher

You may not like it at first, because it’s different, but once you get used to it you’ll wonder why Apple didn’t do it this way in the first place.


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12:19
Apple Store app updated with support for Apple ID...

Apple’s official Apple Store app for iOS sees an update today with further Touch ID support and the ability to check local iPhone stock availability. Users will also be able to look into Apple ID account settings using Touch ID.

more…

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12:18
Flash Flames Out - but It Will Smolder for a While


Adobe on Tuesday announced its decision to pull the plug on its much maligned Flash format, citing the growing use of HTML5, WebGL and Web Assembly open standards. Helper apps have evolved over time to become plugins, which then further evolved to become open Web standards, Adobe noted. However, because gaming, education and video have come to depend heavily on Flash over the years, its phaseout will be gradual. The company will continue to update and maintain it until 2020.

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12:00
Apple wins permission to start testing 5G for future...




Apple has secured a U.S. Federal Communications Commission license to test 5G cellular, setting the stage for the technology arriving in future iPhones and iPads, and likely other products as well.

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11:59
Twitter Q2 results reveal it didn’t add any new...

Twitter shared its Q2 results today, and while the company saw a slight increase in revenue, the social media service didn’t add any users and its stock is tumbling…

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11:39
First look: Zungle Panther bone conducting Bluetooth...




After a highly successful Kickstarter campaign that raised nearly $2 million, the Zungle Panther sunglasses with built-in bone conduction speakers are now making their way onto the faces of the wider public. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the Bluetooth accessory.

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11:19
Making Apple Watch a Cell Phone, TSA’s New...

John Martellaro and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to debate whether or not the next Apple Watch will also be a cell phone, plus they talk about the TSA’s new rule requiring separate screening for electronics larger than a cell phone.


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11:09
Apple Wants to Responsibly Manage 1 Million Acres of...

Apple has a new video in its series of Earth Day cartoons explaining the company’s environmentally-oriented accomplishments. The new one—Can an apple grow a forest?—talks about how a dinner meeting with Senior VP Lisa Jackson led to the decision to buy or grow a forest. The result, according to the video, was an effort to put 1 million acres of forest under responsible management by 2020. “At this point, more than  99% of the papers and fibers we use are responsibly sourced or recycled,” Connie Yang, product and packing design, said. Which is remarkable—all the more so when you’re talking about the world’s most profitable company.


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11:08
Apple adds Aston Martin and MINI models to official...

Apple today updated its CarPlay webpage to officially add Aston Martin and MINI to the list of partners that already or will soon support the platform.

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11:06
News: Apple discontinues iPod nano and iPod shuffle...

Apple has officially discontinued the iPod nano and iPod shuffle, signalling the end of an era as the last remaining traditional iPod models in its lineup disappear. Both devices have been removed from the Apple online store, which now points only to the iPod touch, which has also been updated with lower pricing, lowering the prices of the 32GB and 128GB models to $199 and $299, respectively, while entirely discontinuing the 16GB and 64GB models that…

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11:06
'Apple's Refusal To Support Progressive...

From a blog post: Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) are one of the most exciting and innovative things happening in web development right now. PWAs enable you to use JavaScript to create a "Service Worker", which gives you all sorts of great features that you'd normally associate with native apps, like push notifications, offline support, and app loading screens -- but on the web! Awesome. Except for is one major problem -- While Google has embraced the technology and added support for it in Chrome for Android, Apple has abstained from adding support to mobile Safari. All they've done is say that it is "Under Consideration." Seemingly no discussion about it whatsoever.


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10:57
Apple’s iPod nano & shuffle are officially dead...

It is a sad day folks. Apple is discontinuing our favorite miniature iPods. 9to5Mac has now confirmed Apple will no longer be selling the iPod nano and shuffle. Already removed from Apple’s site, they will be taken out of retail stores as well. The news comes alongside the announcement of the updated iPod touch lineup with reduced prices and more. But you can still get one while they last… more…

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10:51
Apple adjusts iPod Touch prices and storage

After removing the iPod nano and Shuffle, Apple has now adjusted the price of the iPod Touch.

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10:45
iPod nano and iPod shuffle removed from Apple store

While the company is still selling the iOS-powered iPod touch, the smaller, less expensive media players are nowhere to be found.

I suppose it had to happen at some point.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:44
'Wolfenstein II' DLC adds three new Nazi-...

You'll be playing as more than just the broken-schmeckled B.J. Blazkowicz in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. That's because the game's three expansions will feature a different protagonist fighting for America by punching and murdering the Nazis st...

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10:33
New Exploits From CIA Vault 7 Published by WikiLeaks

The two exploits were meant for OS X Snow Leopard and OS X Lion, so your modern Mac running the latest version of macOS shouldn’t be in danger.


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10:29
Comcast's live TV streaming service could...

Earlier this year, rumors circulated that Comcast was planning to launch Xfinity Instant TV, a live TV streaming service for Comcast internet customers that don't have a cable package. During an earnings conference call today, Comcast CEO Brian Rober...

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10:26
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos becomes the world’s richest...

When markets opened on Thursday, Bezos had a net worth of $90.6 billion, putting him $500 million ahead of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Amazon stock opened up 1.6% on Thursday, adding $1.4 billion to Bezos’ net worth.

That’s just an incredible amount of money.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:14
Global money service TransferWise adds Apple Pay...




TransferWise on Thursday announced U.S. support for sending money via Apple Pay, plus similar compatibility in Australia, Switzerland, France, Spain, Ireland, and Italy.

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10:14
Ford’s Chariot rideshare service expands to New York...

New Yorkers are set to get yet another transportation option this summer, when Ford's shuttle service Chariot expands into the city. The service initially launched in San Francisco in September 2016, with the automaker not long after announcing its p...

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10:00
Funny Or Die puts you inside a robot racing toward...

It's 1982. A young boy named Dennis has just received the birthday present of his dreams. It's you -- a Japanese robot that can repeat words, although for the most part you watch silently. That's the premise of Felix & Paul Studios' 40-minute-lon...

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10:00
Facebook Messenger update makes business bots easier...

After launching Messenger 2.0 in April, Facebook has just dropped the platform's 2.1 update. Once again, most of these changes are here to help businesses, with Facebook focusing on improving how its Messenger bots work in the latest update. Messenge...

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09:45
Apple Discontinues iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

From a report: Apple today removed the iPod nano and iPod shuffle from its website and online store around the world, suggesting the iconic portable media players may be discontinued. Apple continues to sell the iPod touch. Beyond new colors and storage capacities, Apple had last updated the iPod nano in October 2012 and the iPod shuffle in September 2010. Apple last updated the iPod touch in July 2015 with an 8-megapixel rear camera. Apple introduced the iPod shuffle in January 2005, followed by the iPod nano in September 2005. In total, there were seven generations of the iPod nano, and four generations of the iPod shuffle. The company has confirmed that it has discontinued the devices.


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09:44
Apple discontinues iPod nano and shuffle, updates...

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You'll see no mention of the iPod nano or iPod shuffle on Apple's website anymore. Today, the company removed the two media players from its website, and reports suggest the company is discontinuing both devices. A report from Business Insider includes a statement from an Apple spokesperson citing the "simplifying" of the iPod lineup.

"Today, we are simplifying our iPod lineup with two models of iPod touch now with double the capacity starting at just $199 and we are discontinuing the iPod shuffle and iPod nano," reads the statement from an Apple spokesperson.

Some of the most affordable products in Apple's lineup, the iPod nano started at $149 and the...

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09:43
Gucci's latest fashion is a retro sci-fi mashup

While some designers look to the future of fashion and tech, Gucci is going back to what 1960s and '70s Hollywood thought the future would be. For its Gucci and Beyond Winter Instagram campaign, the fashion house showed off some colorful, kaleidoscop...

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09:42
Adobe to Kill Flash… In 2020

Ten years after Steve Jobs explained why Apple would never support Flash in iOS, Adobe will finally put Flash out of its (and our) misery. But it won’t be complete until the end of 2020.

 

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09:35
Just Eat is trialling restaurant deliveries like...

For the longest time, all takeaway sites were the same. You searched by post code or cuisine type and then browsed the businesses listed in your local area. Then Deliveroo came along with its army of couriers and the promise of big-name restaurant fo...

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09:31
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09:29
Apple kills iPod nano, iPod shuffle lines after...




Ending an era, the iPod nano and iPod shuffle have been officially discontinued, leaving only the A8 iPod touch as the sole survivor of the iPod line.

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09:28
Google and MLB team up for behind-the-scenes...

Sports teams are no stranger to VR; after all, the NFL partnered with Google Daydream to produce an exclusive series called All or Nothing last year. Major League Baseball has also collaborated with Google Daydream on a video game and the MLB.com At...

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09:24
The Tasty One Top by BuzzFeed

I had no idea BuzzFeed was developing and selling hardware and this may be a complete bust but the idea – cooking made easier through technology – is one I can get behind as a beginning cook myself.

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09:23
Apple doubles iPod touch storage to 32GB for $199,...




In one final death blow to the 16-gigabyte tier, Apple on Thursday tweaked the pricing and capacity of its iPod touch lineup, offering a new entry-level capacity of 32 gigabytes for $199.

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09:19
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Check out the Complete iOS 11 and Swift Developer Course. It features 249 lectures and 34 hours of training content, and you’ll build 20 different apps during the course. You’ll also work with iOS 11, Swift 4, ARKit, MLKit, MusicKit, and the new Depth Photo API. You can get the full course through us for $19.


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09:17
Say good-bye to the iPod nano and iPod shuffle

As noted by MacRumors, Apple has removed the iPod nano and iPod shuffle from its website and online store, leaving only the iPod touch in its iPod line-up.

The whittling of the line is no surprise. After sales peaked at 54.8 million units in 2008, only 2.6 million iPods were sold in the fourth quarter of 2014. Sales have dropped more, though Apple has grouped iPod sales under its "Other Products" category since then.

The iPod nano

The first generation iPod nano was introduced on Sept. 7, 2005, as a replacement for the iPod mini. It was last updated in October 2012. 

The first iPod shuffle was announced at the Macworld Conference & Expo on Jan. 11, 2005. The current (fourth generation) model was introduced on Sept. 1, 2010.

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09:15
Apple discontinues iPod nano and iPod shuffle

Apple on Thursday removed the iPod nano and iPod shuffle from its website, signaling that the company has discontinued the two portable audio players. The iPod lineup now consists only of the iPod touch.

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“Today, we are simplifying our iPod lineup with two models of iPod touch now with double the capacity starting at just $199 and we are discontinuing the iPod shuffle and iPod nano,” Apple said in a statement.

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09:13
Airbnb helps you tell everyone why you left that...

Airbnb is changing its online reviews system so it's easier to leave feedback for a property you vacate before your stay is complete. Previously, the only way to do this was through Airbnb's customer service department, which is something most people...

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09:12
iPod touch gets more storage for less as 32GB &...

As we noted earlier today, Apple has discontinued its iPod nano and iPod shuffle. The company has also simplified and updated its pricing on the current iPod touch, bringing pricing down by up to $100.

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09:05
Apple pulls iPod nano, iPod shuffle from website,...




In a quiet update to its webpage, Apple has removed the iPod nano and iPod shuffle product pages, leaving only the iPod touch intact for shoppers seeking the family of devices.

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08:58
'Marjorie Prime' imagines a world where AI...

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08:47
Opinion: With smartglasses, can Apple succeed where...

The headline isn’t quite fair: Google has actually reinvented Glass as an enterprise product, and I’m sure it will be successful in that field. The application shown in the video – a technician carrying out a wiring task by referring to head-up video displays rather than paper manuals – makes obvious sense. I’m confident there will be many more engineering and business applications that will prove equally successful.

But it also seems clear that Google has abandoned all hope of selling Glass as a consumer product. It wasn’t just that normal people reacted badly to the device (of which more in a moment), it was also that the geeks who so enthusiastically lined-up to buy the Explorer Edition mostly found that the novelty wore off...

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Sony's A7S II camera shot 4K video from outside...

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08:39
Apple removes iPod nano and shuffle from website...

Apple today quietly removed its iPod nano and iPod shuffle product pages from its website, indicating that the company could be moving towards officially discontinuing the products. The move makes the iPod touch the only iPod left on Apple’s website available for sale.

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08:39
TSA Expands Laptop Separate Screening to Electronics...

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration new procedure to keep us safe in the skies means any electronic device larger than a cell phone has to come out of your carry-on bag, just like you’re already doing with your laptop.


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08:24
Facebook helped blunt Russian meddling in French...

Facebook played a key role in identifying and stopping Russian interference in the recent French election, a US congressman has revealed. During the attack, Russian intelligence operatives attempted to spy on Emmanuel Macron's election campaign by po...

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08:19
Macpaw acquires The Unarchiver

Not sexy news but for us old timers who remember the days of Stuffit Expander and the like, this is kind of interesting. The Unarchiver is my app of choice for the job and I’m glad to hear it will continue to exist.

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08:09
Viral cooking videos control Buzzfeed's $150...

If you've ever been reading Buzzfeed and thought "this is a company that should get into the hardware business," well, you're in luck. The media company has paired with GE to bring you a Bluetooth-enabled induction cooktop that pairs with their all-n...

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08:05
News: Rumor: ‘iPhone 8’ may not ship until late 2017...

A new report from Japanese site Mac Otakara is suggesting that the “iPhone 8” may in fact be delayed until late 2017, seemingly contradicting a report yesterday from tech blogger Benjamin Geskin that indicated that Foxconn has “started trial production of the new model, and that the “iPhone 8 is not delayed.” Mac Otakara on the other hand claims that while the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus are expected to arrive on schedule, the…

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08:00
Samsung’s budget phones are cheap, but that’s not...

Samsung leads the pack when it comes to high-end Android phones, but its understanding of the mid-range and budget market is seriously lacking. On Monday, the company unveiled its new Galaxy J7 and J3 unlocked handsets, which cost $220 and $150 respe...

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07:44
Leaked part could show Apple's 'iPhone 8...




A newly leaked component shows what is clearly an inductive coil, claimed to be for the "iPhone 8," with an apparent female Lightning socket. But unanswerable questions surround the provenance of the part.

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07:42
Samsung's PhoneCast app streams videos to your...

Samsung's Gear VR has a sweet 200-inch virtual screen you can use to watch videos. Unfortunately, what you can watch is limited by the fact that it's not compatible with third-party apps. The good news is that the Korean conglomerate's new applicatio...

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07:34
MacPaw acquires The Unarchiver Mac app, will keep it...

Mac app developer MacPaw who develops a number of standalone Mac apps alongside the Setapp app subscription service, today announced that it has acquired The Unarchiver, a free file-extraction utility that has long been popular among Mac users for around 10 years. more…

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07:28
Google to merge Play Music & YouTube Red into...




Google has confirmed plans to unify Play Music and YouTube Red, creating a stronger service in the face of competition like the increasingly video-saturated Apple Music.

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07:25
A-ha’s Take On Me Recreated with ARKit is Frakking...

Loads of cool videos showing how compelling iOS 11’s ARKit is are popping up and the latest comes from Trixi Studios. They recreated the hand sketched style from the 1980’s A-ha “Take On Me” music video, but instead of working with a series of drawings they let ARKit do the heavy lifting. The result is a real-time version of the video you can walk through and watch as other people switch from themselves into drawings. It’s yet another example of the huge potential in ARKit.


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07:23
US scientists have genetically modified human embryos

A team of scientists from Oregon have performed the first known instance of gene editing on human embryos in the US, according to MIT's Tech Review. Shoukhrat Mitalipov from Oregon Health and Science University and his team have reportedly corrected...

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07:19
News: Google to merge Play Music and YouTube Red...

Google is planning on merging its Google Play Music streaming service with its YouTube Red to create a single unified streaming offering, The Verge reports. The news came during a panel session for the New Music Seminar conference in New York, where YouTube music chief Lyor Cohen stated that Google needed to merge the two services so that customers would better understand their offerings, as well as bringing in new subscribers. Although Google Play…

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07:04
Unlike Roomba, Apple confirms it won't upload,...




With vacuum maker iRobot looking to sell user's house maps to smart home vendors, an AppleInsider reader asked Apple what it planned to do with data collected by the HomePod's room mapping technology. Unsurprisingly, Apple confirmed it has no intention of saving or sharing information about a user's home layout.

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