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Thursday September 21

04:38
Apple TV 4K will support Dolby Atmos surround sound...

The new Apple TV embargo has lifted and The Verge’s Nilay Patel notes a couple of interesting tidbits about the new set-top box in his review.

Firstly, the surprising lack of Dolby Atmos will apparently be rectified in a future software update (although Apple didn’t share a timeline). Perhaps more shockingly, the native YouTube app for the Apple TV doesn’t support 4K or HDR playback …

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04:35
AR Sudoku-solving app showcases the combined power...

An augmented reality Sudoku-solving app that only works with completely empty puzzles might be kind of pointless, but it definitely serves as an impressive demonstration of just what can be done when you use the combined power of three Apple frameworks.

Magic Sudoku uses Apple’s image analysis software Vision to read the puzzles, the Core ML framework to solve them and ARKit to present the solution as an overlay on the puzzle itself …

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04:30
How to customize the Control Center in iOS 11

You can customize Control Center in iOS 11, so you can quickly change the settings for the things you do the most. Here’s how:

  • Go to Settings > Control Center.
  • Tap Customize Controls.
  • To add controls, tap the “+” button. To remove controls, tap the “-“, then choose Remove.

Want to rearrange controls in Control Center? Just go to Settings > Control Center, tap Customize Controls, then touch and hold the three horizontal line icon next to the controls and drag them in the order that you want them.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

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04:03
PSA: A reminder that toggling Bluetooth and wifi in...

We noted way back in July that toggling Bluetooth and wifi off in the iOS 11 control center doesn’t do quite what you might expect. Rather than disabling the functionality, it merely disconnects from currently-connected devices and cancels the auto-join feature to stop it immediately reconnecting.

But not everyone got the memo, so the issue is getting some fresh attention …

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04:00
Time is money, so you need Office Time for macOS,...

Office Time for the Mac (as well as iOS and watchOS devices) makes sure none of those valuable dollars and cents slip through your fingers, and more importantly helps you bill that to a third party. It starts off as a general time tracking program.

You can set a series of projects and categories to figure out exactly what you are doing and whom you are doing it for. For example, if you are working on a website project, you might put the website as the project name, coding as the category and then put in notes about exactly what you are coding.

You can even specify what your billable rate is. With this level of detail available, you’ll be able to tell the client exactly how the bill was derived and where their money is going.

For professional management, you can use advanced reporting such as graphs and spreadsheets to determine where you time and money are going. In particular I used the program to make...

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 21, 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

Qrayon has introduced Noteflow 1.0, a new digital notebook app that’s designed to replace pen and paper. You can use it for taking notes, annotating PDFs, sketching and visual thinking, plus a whole lot more. Noteflow natively integrates with iOS 11's file system and drag ’n drop capabilities. You drop photos and text into the app, and drag your drawings into other apps. 

There are two editions of Noteflow. The Standard Edition is free. The Pro Edition, with additional features, is available for $14.99.

Vito Technology has launched...

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03:29
Apple sending shipment notifications for iPhone 8,...

It’s happening. If you were early enough to get in on day-one delivery for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE, and the Apple TV 4K, then you’ve probably begun receiving shipment notifications from Apple. more…

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02:47
Future iPhones could sport front and back 3D Touch...




An Apple patent application published Thursday confirms the company is continuing research into advanced force detection technology, dubbed 3D Touch in Apple parlance, with a novel back-sensing configuration that could lead to thinner handset designs.

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Wednesday September 20

21:27
Qualcomm loses two key rulings in its patent royalty...




Qualcomm got two bits of bad news today in its squabble with Apple. First, it has failed to force Apple's manufacturing partners to make royalty payments prior to a determination of what the total disputed royalties should be, and second it lost an effort to stop Apple from pursing antitrust cases against it in other countries.

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19:49
Google buys HTC smartphone team, IP for $1B




After HTC announced a coming halt to trading on the Taiwan Stock Exchange pending "material information" that could impact the stock's value, a move that sparked speculation of a takeover, Google on Wednesday confirmed plans to buy the firm's mobile division team for some $1 billion.

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19:48
Elgato says updates are coming to its HomeKit...

iOS 11 includes a host of improvements to HomeKit and accessory makers are moving quickly to adopt the new features. Elgato announced in a blog post this evening that it will “soon” rollout an update to its line of HomeKit accessories to better take advantage of the changes.

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18:10
AWT News Update: September 20, 2017

The construction's over at AWT HQ, and we take a look at some of the updates that have recently appeared or are about to arrive, as well as some new products from Nest

  • We tell you what's new in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iOS
  • Thinking about upgrading to macOS High Sierra on Monday? We give you a few pointers on things to do to prepare
  • Nest says Hello and wants to give you a Warm Welcome, as long as you're Secure

The text version of the podcast can be read 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.

Text Version

This is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update podcast for September 20, 2017. Sorry about missing out on the...

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17:55
Apple promotes all-new iOS 11 App Store in new...

Following the release of iOS 11 to the public yesterday, Apple has shared a new series of videos on YouTube that highlight the all-new App Store design. The four videos all highlight new features and capabilities of the iOS 11 App Store.

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17:52
Apple highlights revamped iOS 11 App Store in new ads




Apple launched a redesigned App Store with the launch of iOS 11 on Tuesday, bringing with it a revamped card-based user interface with bold graphics, a new set of spotlight categories, an emphasis on content curation and more.

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16:29
Review: Cujo, an unobtrusive smart firewall for the...

The idea of a smart home security monitor has been in the back of my mind since the Mirai malware infected so many devices earlier last year. I already take precautionary steps in creating a secure home network, but I wanted an extra layer of protection to work for me. That’s where Cujo comes in. After a few weeks of testing the “smart firewall,” I got to see just how efficient these systems could be.

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16:09
Roundup: Some of the best AR apps available now on...

Apple’s public release of iOS 11 yesterday includes a lot of great new updates. One of the most anticipated new features is the ability for iPhones and iPads with an A9 chip or later to run augmented reality apps made possible by Apple’s ARKit platform. Let’s take a look at some of the best AR enabled apps available now.

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15:55
Knightscope’s new security bot looks like a mini...

Robot maker Knightscope has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. Its K5 security robot took a look at the harsh world and chose to throw itself into a fountain. And a different K5 robot was attacked and knocked over by a drunk guy. But...

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15:34
FTC warns influencers about relying on Instagram...

Up and coming social media stars posting sponsored content may want to take a careful look at today's #Influencers101 Twitter chat from the FTC. The agency tried to clarify a number of issues cropping up around promotional material posted to social m...

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15:22
Linux: Come for the Kernel, Stay for the Popcorn


Linux offers so much for users to sink their teeth into that even among desktop and more casual users, it's easy to get caught up in the tradecraft. It's only too tempting to put your system's technical capabilities to the test by trying out a new program or practicing a new command. As with any other interest, though, Linux is not much fun unless you can revel in it with fellow fans and enjoy the camaraderie. Here's a short tour of some of the major cultural hallmarks of the vibrant Linux world.

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15:15
iPhone X Production Not Ramping Up Until Mid October

Don’t expect iPhone X pre-orders to go as smoothly as last week’s iPhone 8 event because it looks like Apple isn’t ramping up production until the middle of October.


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15:13
iPhone X reportedly suffers another production delay...

It’s no secret that Apple has run into trouble manufacturing the iPhone X. Numerous reports have highlighted the delays and struggles that ultimately led to the October/November release window Apple announced last week. Now, a new investor note from Barron’s says that Apple has run into even more production issues…

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15:08
Watch: watchOS 4 restricts browsing of connected...




With the release of watchOS 4, Apple no longer allows users to browse their iPhone's music library, restricting song list viewing to tunes stored on device.

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15:02
Saudi Arabia lifts ban on messaging apps like Skype...

Saudi Arabia will lift a ban on internet calls at 8PM ET today that had stood since 2013. Services that follow rules set by the country's Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) will be allowed to operate, according to a spokesman...

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14:46
Sequel to 'Final Fantasy' creator's...

Final Fantasy creator Hironubu Sakaguchi has had some good success with his action-RPG-puzzle mobile game, Terra Battle. The free-to-play sequel — Terra Battle 2 — is out on both iOS and Android, but if you want to play it, you'll need to...

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14:38
Apple throws iTunes spotlight on 4K HDR movies ahead...




Ahead of Friday's public release of Apple TV 4K, Apple on Wednesday updated its iTunes Store with a special section dedicated to available 4K HDR movies, content that highlights the new set-top streamer's high-definition capabilities.

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14:32
Epic hopes 'PUBG'-style 'Fortnite:...

Epic Games' Fortnite has been out for a while in paid Early Access, but hasn't quite taken off in the same way that, say, Player Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG) has. The hot new indie "battle royale" title has a massive, rabid user base and an impressiv...

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14:25
Nest Hello is the company's first video doorbell

Nest previewed a new video door bell coming in 2018, in addition to its Nest Secure home-security system and Nest Cam IQ Outdoor security camera.

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14:22
You Can Still Restore iOS Apps From Your Hard Drive

While you might think iTunes won’t be able to do it anymore, it can — but iMazing does it better.


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14:16
Sean Penn will star in Hulu’s upcoming Mars series...

In May, Hulu ordered a straight-to-series show called The First. Set in the not too distant future, the series depicts the first human mission to Mars and humankind's first attempts at colonizing another planet. Today, Variety reports that Sean Penn...

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14:14
Nest unveils Hello doorbell, Cam IQ Outdoor &...




Alphabet's Nest on Wednesday revealed an assortment of smarthome accessories, including the Hello doorbell, an outdoor version of the Cam IQ, and a complete security system called the Secure.

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14:10
Apple showcasing 4K HDR movies with new featured...

Just two days before the first Apple TV 4K arrives to customers, Apple is showcasing 4K HDR content in iTunes. While the company first started rolling out 4K TV and movies last week, you can now view some of the top choices in a dedicated featured section…

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14:01
Nintendo issues takedowns for ‘Super Mario 64 Online...

Last week, modders released a tool that enabled folks to play the classic game Super Mario 64 online in massive multiplayer batches with up to 23 of their friends. To be clear, this was just a plugin that allowed folks who were already playing emulat...

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13:59
Article: Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of...

Although it received no special mention at last week’s event, Apple quietly released tvOS 11 yesterday alongside its considerably larger updates to iOS 11 and watchOS 4. While it’s a surprisingly minor update considering the new version number, tvOS 11 does add a few small and interesting improvements that help enhance the Apple TV experience.

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13:52
Analyst: Apple hasn’t started final production on...

Yikes! It may take even longer than expected to get your hands on Apple’s high end iPhone. Raymond James analyst Christopher Caso says Apple hasn’t started final production on the iPhone X due to a late delay, which could push back device supplies to December. 

Pre-orders for the iPhone X start Friday, Oct. 27, and the first units are (were?) supposed to ship on Friday, Nov. 3. The next gen smartphone will come in 64GB and 256GB models with pricing starting at $999.

In a note obtained by Barron’s, Caso writes that the “production start is about a month later when compared to expectations a month ago, and about two months later than expectations at the end of June.” KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo...

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13:45
Mass Delete Apps With the Help of iMazing

The folks at DigiDNA should totally send Apple a gift basket, because nerfing iTunes was probably the best thing ever for iMazing.


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13:44
Toshiba's chip drama ends with sale to a...

The long-running bidding war over Toshiba's flash memory business has effectively come to an end... and the winner probably isn't who you expected. Toshiba has agreed to sell its NAND division to a group led by the private equity firm Bain Capital fo...

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13:44
Nest jumps into home security with Nest Secure

Nest is hoping to revolutionize home security with Nest Secure, a smart security system that offers several advantages over conventional systems.

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13:34
watchOS 4 Astronomy Face STILL Doesn’t Display ‘...

Here we are in watchOS 4, and the Astronomy watch face still doesn’t display the full time with hours, minutes, and seconds.


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13:32
Motorola's Moto X4 now works on Google Project...

Google's efforts to disrupt the mobile carrier network have certainly proven popular for people who can feasibly use it, but it's no secret that the rollout of Project Fi has been restricted by the narrow choice of handsets available. Now, the search...

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13:27
Waymo wants $2.6 billion from Uber for a single...

During a hearing today wherein Alphabet's self-driving unit Waymo asked a judge to delay its upcoming trial against Uber in order to review new evidence, Reuters reports that one of Uber's attorneys said Waymo is seeking $2.6 billion for the alleged...

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13:20
Facebook tightens safeguards against hate-driven...

Facebook was caught more than a little off-guard when ProPublica discovered ads targeted at racists, and today it's taking steps to prevent those hate-filled ads from showing up again. The social network's Sheryl Sandberg has announced plans to tight...

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13:17
Apple Makes it Harder for Government Apps to...

Governments don’t move as fast as corporations do. Apple should have an open dialogue with these cities to find a workaround.


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13:14
iOS 11's Control Center buttons don't...

If you've updated to Apple's new iOS 11, you might have played around with the new Control Center. You also might think that toggling Bluetooth and WiFi "off" in the Center might actually, you know, turn them off. Turns out, you'd be wrong. As noted...

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13:11
11 Things You Should Know about iOS 11

iOS 11 is now available, and “Take Control of iOS 11” author Josh Centers has a list of things you need to know both before and after upgrading.

 

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12:58
The world’s largest aircraft had a successful engine...

Back in May, we reported that the world's largest aircraft, the Stratolaunch, had finally left its (giant) hanger and was preparing for tests. This week, the first of those was completed. All six of the massive rocket-launching plane's turbofan engin...

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12:56
Inside iOS 11: Quick screen recording comes to...




A potentially handy feature discovered in Apple's iOS 11 is native screen recording support, invoked through a command in the overhauled Control Center interface.

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12:53
iOS 11, Siri, APFS Backups, and T-Mobile’s Band 71...

Apple tech podcaster and blogger Peter Cohen is here while Bryan is out of town to chat with Jeff about iOS 11 and the iPad, Siri, APFS and backing up your files, T-Mobile’s band 71 and the iPhone, and more.


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12:44
Review: Tronsmart Element T6 Bluetooth Speaker

One of the most interesting things to come out of the manufacturing boom in China is the new crop of brands — perhaps the most notable of which is Anker — that sell direct to the consumer, rather than producing goods for other brands that do little more than change the label and add margin. These brands have gained internet fame, since thier products are often surprisingly reliable considering their low prices. Tronsmart is one such brand. Based out of Shenzen, China, Tronsmart offers a wide range of electronics, including portable batteries, cables, and Bluetooth audio gear. Up for review today is the Tronsmart Element T6 Bluetooth speaker. Though we think it could benefit from a little less bass boost, we're impressed with this device.{/exp:char_limit}
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12:41
Target's app will soon guide you to the item...

While Target has to keep up with Amazon to compete in a tough retail market, it may have just found something its competitor cannot do. The company is rolling out its previously tested Bluetooth-powered Beacons to give its customers a real-time map o...

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12:24
Bluetooth & Wi-Fi can't be fully disabled...




Contrary to intuition, toggling off Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi in the iOS 11 Control Center won't completely disable those radios, according to a new Apple support document.

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12:22
Fox 's new TV show 'Ghosted' will...

Twitter is no stranger to TV tie-ins, but it's kicking things up a notch this week. It's partnering with Fox on a slew of streaming efforts to boost Fox's fall show lineup, including premiering a show on Twitter. You can watch the first episode of...

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12:18
Freeter Pro: $9.99

It doesn’t matter if you’re a designer, coder, blogger, or someone who has a lot of projects to manage, you need a way to stay on task. Freeter Pro is a Mac app that helps keep everything at your fingertips from task management to files and code snippets, websites, and more. Freeter Pro costs US$29, but it’s only $9.99 with TMO’s special deal.


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12:05
Nest's vision of the secure home is rooted in...

Nest is officially in the home security business. At a press conference in San Francisco today, the company introduced a slew of devices: A video doorbell, an updated outdoor camera and a security system that includes a keypad base, a motion sensor a...

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12:01
'Golf' Easter egg on the Switch may be a...

It sounds like that hidden version of Golf on the Nintendo Switch may actually a tribute to the company's late president, Satoru Iwata. A group of enterprising hackers (including "yellowS8" from our last report) discovered that unlocking it is limite...

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11:57
It could be late 2018 before we get a MacBook Pro...

Cannon Lake, Intel's next generation of Core processors, could arrive later than initially believed. Intel has rescheduled the release of its next-generation Cannon Lake-based processors to the end of 2018, reports DigiTimes, quoting unnamed “sources from the upstream supply chain.” This could delay the anticipated 32GB MacBook Pro.

The 10nm Cannon Lake CPUs are expected to see up to 25% performance improvement and 45% less power consumption compared to existing 14nm Kaby Lake processors. However, Intel has reportedly been facing difficulties with its 10nm process, according to DigiTimes. The Cannon Lake processors, originally set for launch in 2017, have seen their launch schedule revised three times: first to the end of 2017 or early 2018, then to the mid-2018, and now the end of 2018.

Cannon Lake processors include support for LPDDR4 memory, which could allow for the...

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11:47
Airfoil 5.6.3

Ensures full compatibility with macOS 10.13 High Sierra. ($29 new, free update, 14.2 MB)

 

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11:42
‘Final Fantasy XV’ multiplayer DLC arrives October...

Final Fantasy XV dominated last year's holiday season, and impressively, the game's managed to stay relevant throughout 2017. Whether it's temporary events, side story DLC, mobile games or crossovers into other titles, it's stayed on players' radar....

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11:21
The OnePlus 5 got a whimsical French makeover

If you like your tech on the whimsical side, you'll probably be interested in OnePlus' latest collaboration with French designer Castelbajac. The partnership's line of "Callection" products includes a limited edition version of the OnePlus 5, complet...

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11:20
Delays in Intel Cannon Lake processor rumored again...




Supply chain sources suggest that the Intel Cannon Lake processor needed to drive 32GB of RAM in a MacBook Pro without the need of a dedicated memory controller has slipped to the end of 2018, likely pushing any MacBook Pro with the configuration that far away as well.

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11:11
∞ Taiwan motorcycle advertisement

This is an old video but what a wonderful, poignant ad celebrating lifelong friendships and motorcycles. I’m honestly jealous of these

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11:04
Turning Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11's...

An anonymous reader shares a Motherboard report: Turning off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when you're not using them on your smartphone has long been standard, common sense, advice. Unfortunately, with the iPhone's new operating system iOS 11 - which was released to the general public yesterday - turning them off is not as easy as it used to be. Now, when you toggle Bluetooth and Wi-Fi off from the iPhone's Control Center -- the somewhat confusing menu that appears when you swipe up from the bottom of the phone -- it actually doesn't completely turn them off. While that might sound like a bug, that's actually what Apple intended in the new operating system. But security researchers warn that users might not realize this and, as a consequence, could leave Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on without noticing. Numerous Slashdot readers have complained about this "feature" this week.

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11:04
Inside iOS 11: AirPlay 2 on existing speakers...




The upcoming launch of AirPlay 2 comes with a caveat: Old hardware will need a firmware update, at the very least, to work with the new protocol. With Apple said to have ceased development on its router products, it's possible that AirPort Express owners using AirPlay could be left in the dust.

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11:00
PSA: Bluetooth and Wi-FI Settings in Control Center...

Believe me, I’m just as surprised as you’re going to be at this change in how the controls affect your connectivity.


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10:59
Airbnb wants to help you book a restaurant...

Airbnb just added a new feature that allows users to book restaurant reservations directly through its app and website. It's powered by Resy and is currently available in 16 US cities.

Airbnb now has a dedicated restaurants tab that lets you search...

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10:57
How Qi wireless charging works, and why it hasn’t...

This is another example of a technology that will take off now that Apple is supporting it.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:44
iPhone 8 Plus and me: A 72-hour quest for beautiful...

As a (supposed) professional photographer, I’m really interested in the improvements and features of the new iPhones’ cameras and the advancements Apple is making in photography. They are helping “average users” to create beautiful, compelling images.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:41
Netflix's ‘Punisher’ trailer shows us a haunted...

While the second season of Netflix's Daredevil didn't quite measure up to the first, Jon Bernthal's take on antihero The Punisher was a standout addition. The streaming company wasted little time announcing the haunted criminal-killer would get a sho...

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10:37
Messages in iCloud not implemented at present,...




A feature touted for iOS 11 at the 2017 WWDC was Messages in iCloud -- but it was removed during the beta process, and will return at some undisclosed point in the future.

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10:34
Apple Watch LTE problems are actually an existing Wi...

Serenity Caldwell does a great job of explaining what’s going on with the Apple Watch connectivity problems. It also reaffirms why I didn’t experience any of these issues in my Apple Watch review—I don’t connect to these types of networks.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:31
LTE Apple Watch Has Problems, And We’re Just Finding...

Other things to keep in mind: the LTE Apple Watch won’t work with prepaid phone plans, and streaming Apple Music on the watch won’t be available until next month.


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10:30
Nest announces ‘Secure’ alarm system, ‘Hello’ video...

Nest is today announcing its latest lineup of products including a few brand new devices and an official introduction for its new outdoor security camera.

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10:28
iOS 11 already installed on 10.01% of compatible...

iOS 11 is installed on 10.01% of compatible devices 24 hours after launch, according to data from Mixpanel (as noted by MacRumors.com). Sounds good, but the analytics company says it’s seeing slower adoption rates than iOS 10 saw during the same adoption period in 2016.

iOS 10 is now installed on 84.55% of devices, while 5.44% of users continue to run an older version of iOS, according to Mixpanel. iOS 11 is a free download and runs on the iPhone 5s and later, the iPad mini 2 and later, and the sixth generation iPod touch.

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10:28
The Good and Bad in iOS 11 and watchOS 4 – TMO Daily...

Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what they like in iOS 11 and watchOS 4 along with what they don’t, and Kelly asks for some iPhone 8 buyer’s advice.


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10:22
'Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite' already...

The game Marvel vs. Capcom — Infinite was released on on September 19th, and it appears as though Capcom is going all out to promote it. They're hosting an eSports tournament called Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite — Battle of the Stones, and...

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10:19
Toshiba picks Bain consortium as winner for its...




Toshiba on Wednesday announced an $18 billion agreement to sell its memory chip business to a group of companies led by U.S. equity firm Bain Capital, one prominent backer likely being Apple.

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10:17
Fix iOS 11 update issues & recover lost or...

We’re all excited to update to Apple’s new iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad after the official public release yesterday, but making sure you have your backups in order beforehand so you don’t lose any data can sometimes be a nerve-racking task. If you happen to encounter a problem with the update– like missing data, iOS update failures or a frozen phone– there might still be a way to recover what you’ve lost and complete your iOS 11 update without issue…

PhoneRescue from iMobie allows you to access deleted and lost data on iOS 11, and even browse through data in your iCloud backups to pull individual files as needed. And with the latest release that brings support for the software on iOS 11 and High Sierra, there is also now a built-in iOS Repair feature that will fix the most common iOS update issues– such as Recovery Mode problems, phones stuck on the Apple logo during reboot, and other iOS update failures– all while preserving your data in...

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10:08
Nest takes on home defense with its Secure alarm...

Nest wants to manage every aspect of your home's security -- not just its thermostats and cameras. The company has announced a slew of products designed to keep an eye on your home while you're away, under the Nest Secure banner. That includes a Goog...

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10:03
Apple admits to Apple Watch LTE problems

While writing my review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE capabilities, I experienced notable connectivity issues. The new Watch appeared to try to connect to unknown WiFi networks instead of connecting to cellular, when I was out and about without my phone.

Within the first couple days of experiencing this, Apple replaced my first review unit with a second one, but that one proved to be problematic, too.

Eventually, the company issued an official statement, acknowledging the issue. “We have discovered that when Apple Watch Series 3 joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity, it may at times prevent the watch from using cellular,” an Apple spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “We are investigating a fix for a future software release.”

I’m not sure what’s going on here, but I never had this issue with my Apple Watch. Every time I tried to do...

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09:52
Analyst: pre-orders for the iPhone 8 are lower than...

Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang tells clients that pre-orders for the iPhone 8 have come in well below the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6. Pre-orders started on Sept. 15 and the first models are due to arrive this Friday.

The firm’s Chinese market research shows 1.5 millions iPhone 8 pre-orders on JD.com in the first three days compared to 3.5 million for the iPhone 7. China Mobile’s iPhone 8 volume was about one million compared to 2.5 million for the iPhone 7 and 3.5 million for the iPhone 6. Zhang says pre-orders were also low in the United States. 

“We understand many customers could be waiting for the iPhone X, but we are concerned iPhone 8/8 Plus sell-through could bring some headwinds,” he adds.

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09:48
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi aren’t full disabled when turned...

Apple says that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi aren’t fully disabled when turned off in the iOS 11Control Center. 

The company says that when you toggle the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth buttons in Control Center, your device will immediately disconnect from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth accessories. Both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will continue to be available, so you can use AirDrop, AirPlay, the Apple Pencil, the Apple Watch, Continuity features (such as Handoff and Instant Hotspot), and Locations services.

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09:43
iOS 11: How to Turn Photos into Custom Apple Watch...

iOS 11 makes it easy to turn your own photos into custom faces for your Apple Watch. Read on to learn how.


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09:42
Nest's outdoor Cam IQ brings facial recognition...

Nest's latest media event could be big news if you're interested in spotting burglars before they break into your home. It's introducing the Nest Cam IQ outdoor, a rugged take on the regular IQ that's designed to watch over your yard. As you might gu...

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09:41
AirPlay 2 doesn’t seem to be enabled in iOS 11 or...

Initial testing suggests that AirPlay 2 isn’t currently enabled in iOS 11, tvOS 11 or both, according to AppleInsider. Hopefully, it will be added soon in operating system updates — along with other promised-but-missing features such as Apple Pay Cash (for iOS 11 and watchOS 4).

AirPlay 2 is Apple’s followup to the original AirPlay Wi-Fi-based music playback standard. While Sonos popularized Wi-Fi-based multi-room audio playback, Bluetooth became ubiquitous, and multi-platform Wi-Fi audio standards spread in popularity, Apple lacked a competing story until AirPlay 2.

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09:38
Overwatch League’s first season is set to begin...

The Overwatch League has added three more teams to its roster, bringing the total up to its target number of 12 and making way for the very first competition season. The new teams represent Philadelphia, Dallas and Houston and are owned by Comcast Sp...

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09:35
Apple Watch Series 3 reviews: The good, the bad, and...

It turns out the third time isn’t the charm for Apple Watch. Early reviews for the Series 3 model with cellular have landed and let’s just say there are some concerns.

Most of the problems result from LTE connectivity issues, the major new feature on Apple Watch. While the woes weren’t universal, enough reviewers had issues that Apple is investigating a fix that will be included in a future software update. In a statement to the Verge, one of the outlets that experienced severe issues, Apple says it has pinpointed an issue where Apple Watch Series 3 joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without adequate connectivity (like a public Wi-Fi hotspot), which in turn prevents the watch from using the cellular connection. With the first wave of shipments due to arrive Friday, here’s hoping that update arrives sooner than later.

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09:28
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple 27-inch 5K iMac $1,600...

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09:23
Tim Cook issues strongest language yet regarding...




Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated his stance against DACA's elimination in what is possibly his most candid and firmest statement on the matter since he first spoke on the matter.

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08:58
TeamViewer QuickSupport: Remote support of iOS...

It's been possible since the early days of iPhone to control or view the screen of a remote Mac, but there's never been a way to go the opposite direction: use the Mac to view or control an iPhone or iPad. While remote control of an iOS device still isn't possible, TeamViewer has announced TeamViewer QuickSupporta free app that can be used with TeamViewer to remotely view iOS screens and provide support to users.

QuickSupport requires iOS 11, and that's for one very good reason -- the app takes advantage of the iOS 11 screen recording capability to capture screen actions in real-time for transmission to TeamViewer on the Mac or a PC. 



Once the app is installed, a user only needs to go through a few simple steps; adding the screen recording button to the iOS Control Center, then turning on...

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08:52
News: Toshiba nears deal to sell chip business to...

Toshiba has chosen a group led by Bain Capital — which includes Apple — to buy its ailing chip business, The Wall Street Journal reports. Toshiba has outlined a plan to stay involved in the business after the estimated $18 billion sale, signing a “nonbinding document saying they intended to reach a deal by September 30.” The deal still has to clear a review from antitrust regulators and objections from Toshiba partner Western Digital,…

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08:45
Pinterest for iPad now lets you drag and drop from...

iOS 11 brings desktop-class drag and drop support to the iPad, and Pinterest is using the new feature to make saving pins easier. The bookmarking app now lets you drag content from Safari directly into Pinterest to instantly create pins. You can use this new method in split view or with the new Dock on iOS 11.

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08:34
Pages 6.3, Numbers 4.3, and Keynote 7.3 for Mac

Minor updates to Pages and Keynote, and the standard performance and stability improvements for all three apps. (Free, various sizes)

 

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08:25
You Have Me to Blame for the iTunes 12.7 Fiasco…

Last year Dr. Mac lobbied to get Apple to streamline iTunes, and now that they did he isn’t happy. Check out why he says Apple’s changes didn’t turn out the way he hoped.


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08:24
News: Ikea, Overstock.com, Game Insight, Strava and...

With the release of iOS 11, a series of companies are debuting their ARKit apps to the world. Ikea’s Ikea Place app — first revealed at WWDC — allows users to place models of Ikea furniture right in their room to see how it would look at home in real time, and a similar feature in Overstock.com’s app allows the placement of thousands of the site’s products in a similar fashion. SmartPicture Technologies’ PLNAR app will…

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08:14
Deals: 64GB Apple TV for $169 ($30 off); 27"...




Midweek deals are in effect now with cash discounts on 2017 Macs and 4th generation Apple TVs. Pick up a 27" iMac 5K for $1,599 ($200 off) or an upgraded 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,899 ($100 off). Apple's latest 13" MacBook Air is also $100 off and 64GB Apple TVs are $169.95 -- all with no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

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08:11
IKEA’s Place ARKit App Hits the App Store

IKEA was named as one of the first companies to get on board with iOS 11’s ARKit, and now their app is available on the App Store.


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08:09
Austin Mann: iPhone 8 camera review

Austin Mann:

I’m writing to you from a small hotel room in India having just experienced a magical adventure in western India orchestrated by friends at Ker & Downey. I’ve shot thousands of images and countless portraits with the iPhone 8 Plus and I’m excited to share what I’ve learned.

While the iPhone 8 Plus looks essentially the same as the phone we’ve had since the 6 Plus, there are some new features in the 8 Plus which really impact creative pros across the board — most notably Portrait Lighting, along with a few other hidden gems.

I’m a big fan of Austin’s photography and his reviews. He knows his craft and does a great job showing off iPhone 8 Plus camera.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:03
New York Times on iPhone 8: A worthy refinement...

Farhad Manjoo:

What does one say about a new iPhone? At this point, a decade after the first one sent the earth spinning in directions both magical and ghastly, it can be difficult to summon any fresh wonder when appraising the familiar little slab of digital horror and delight.

I’ma stop you right there. Why does the New York Times do this? Why ghastly? Why digital horror?

But I digress:

The 8s look almost identical to the iPhones 7, 6S and 6, a model first introduced back when Donald Trump was still hosting a reality TV show. To make matters worse, both are overshadowed by the $1,000 all-screen iPhone X, which Apple considers the foundation for the next iteration of the iPhone. That model ships in November, and reviewers have not yet had a chance to use it.

To make matters worse? This prose is jarring, especially when compared to the “worthy refinement” in the headline. But onward, people:

Most of Apple’s improvements over the iPhone 7...

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08:00
Apple acknowledges connection issue with new Apple...

Enlarge / The Series 3 supports several watch faces, as expected.

The headline feature of the new Apple Watch may not work as reliably as it should when the device starts shipping later this week.

In a review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular, which promises the ability to connect to LTE networks independently from a user’s iPhone, The Verge’s Lauren Goode wrote that the device repeatedly struggled to join a cellular network and would instead remain hung up on “random” Wi-Fi signals. The issue persisted across two separate test units, the review said....

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07:59
Apple admits to LTE connection issues with Apple...




Apple has acknowledged early problems with cellular connectivity on the Apple Watch Series 3, indicating it will try to patch them in a "future software release."

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07:55
AWT TV Episode 22: September 19, 2017

Last night, Marty and Steve got together for another fun hour of discussion about all things Apple on AWT TV. Of course, there were REAL THINGS to discuss -- we've been able to make some pre-orders and we actually have updates to iOS 11, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 to play with. 

In this episode, Marty and Steve talk about...what else? The updates to iOS, watchOS and tvOS that became available today. We also brought up what new Apple products we're getting. For Marty, it looks like an Apple TV 4K is in the works -- he's got the TV for it already -- and an iPhone X when they ship later this fall. 

Steve's ordered an Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular, and when the iPhone X comes out that's what he's getting. By the way, if you want to know how small the iPhone X is compared to an iPhone 7 Plus, even with a screen that's slightly larger, you need to check out this video....

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