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Wednesday October 18

06:00
Get Dropshare for Mac 4: 48% off

File sharing with others can be a real pain if you’re using a cloud service that doesn’t treat sharing as a priority. That’s not the case with Dropshare, which allows you to upload screenshots, screen recordings, files, folders, you name itto the provider of your choice. A link to the file is copied to your clipboard for sharing and you’re done! Dropshare’s usually $25, but we’re selling it in the Deals Shop for $12.99.

Here’s a list of just part of what you can do with Dropshare:

  • Upload anything from clipboard quickly
  • Synchronize your upload history across all of your devices
  • Shorten URLs on the fly
  • Create individually designed landing pages w/ HTML, CSS, & JavaScript
  • Record & upload your Mac's...
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05:59
Adobe introduces new cloud-based Lightroom CC,...

Adobe revealed a major update to its popular photo editing tool, Lightroom CC, today with a brand new interface, workflow, and sharp focus on cloud-based editing. The new photography service, previously known as Project Nimbus, coincides with a series of new Creative Cloud photography plans tailored for new and increasingly mobile workflows.

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05:59
Adobe MAX 2017: New Creative Cloud apps, next...

Adobe announced a flurry of new applications as well as features for existing products today as it kickstarts Adobe MAX 2017, the company’s annual creativity conference. This year Adobe is making a heavy investment in artificial intelligence, with updates powered by Adobe Sensei, a machine learning platform geared towards creative tools that was first launched last year at Adobe MAX. Let’s take a closer look at everything that was announced.

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05:50
Apple and GE partner to bring Predix industrial apps...

Apple and GE have announced a partnership to deliver industrial apps designed to bring predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE’s industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to the iPhone and iPad. The two companies unveiled a new Predix software development kit (SDK) for iOS, which gives developers the tools to make their own industrial IoT apps.

“GE is an ideal partner with a rich history of innovation across the industrial world in areas like aviation, manufacturing, healthcare and energy,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook in a press release. “Together, Apple and GE are fundamentally changing how the industrial world works by combining GE’s Predix platform with the power and simplicity of iPhone and iPad.”

“The partnership between Apple and GE is providing developers with the tools to make their own powerful industrial IoT apps,” added John Flannery, chairman and CEO, GE. “Our customers increasingly need to arm their workforces through mobility. Working together, GE...

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05:48
Apple and GE announce partnership to make ‘...

Apple and GE (General Electric) today announced a new partnership to build enterprise ‘industrial’ apps for the iOS platform. This includes a new development SDK focused on the Internet of Things.

Tim Cook said GE is an “ideal partner with a rich history of innovation”. GE will make apps for itself and its business clients, and deploy iPhones and iPad as standard across the organization.

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05:30
EDGEtv now available on the Apple TV, iPhone, iPad

EDGEtv has launched its adventure lifestyle entertainment network and it’s available on the Apple TV (as well as via iPhone and Android apps).

EDGEtv is now available on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, iPhone and Android applications. Rooted in the action sports category, EDGEtv works closely with athletes, contributors and influencers “to take viewers on a journey to the edge with engaging content across action sports, music and travel.” EDGEtv Adventure Travel & Lifestyle programming delivers travel adventures, exotic destinations and inspired lifestyle experiences.

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05:15
Apple TV universal search expands to Canada,...

Apple has expanded the universal search options on the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, improving coverage in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and elsewhere.

U.S.-based customers can now search for TV show and movie titles through the Classix, Oxygen and BBC America app. New Canadian listings include Classix, Treehouse, FXNOW Canada, ICI Tou.tv and CBC TV, the country’s national broadcaster.

Australians will see results for 9Now, SBS, and Tenplay. In Norway and Sweden, Viaplay has been added.

The number of countries seeing universal search options within Apple Music has moved beyond the U.S., the feature now available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the U.K.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via AppleInsider...

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05:00
Rumor: iPhone X component suppliers report improved...

The supply stream for the iPhone X may be where it needs to be.

Per sources close to the story, yield rates for some iPhone X have improved and become more stable, allowing for shipments of the upcoming smartphone to grow substantially after October.

The sources also reported that yield rates for key parts such as 3D sensing modules have improved as well.

The first batch of iPhone X handsets have already shipped out from Foxconn Electronics’ site in Zhengzhou (Henan, China), said the sources. With production yield rates for certain key components such as 3D sensing modules improving, shipments of the device have increased gradually and will meet Apple’s demand ahead of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the sources indicated.

It’s also been reported that analog IC vendors have stated that chip deliveries for the iPhone X have been on schedule up to now, with orders fulfilled on time for the device in the third quarter. The same sources claimed...

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05:00
iTunes App Syncing is Back (Kinda)

Last month, Dr. Mac told you that once you upgraded to iTunes 12.7, you would only be able to buy and manage iOS apps on your iOS devices, with no way to manipulate them with your Mac or PC anymore. That may not be the case anymore…


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05:00
Would you use a 15-inch iPad Pro?

Microsoft surprised almost everyone when it debuted new Surface devices yesterday (the rumor mill pegged 2018 as the time frame for a new update). The new models are more powerful, and there’s now a 15-inch Surface available.

Which makes me wonder: is there a market for a 15-inch iPad Pro? After all, Apple promotes the tablet as a potential laptop replacement (at least for some folks). And iOS 11 introduced some iPad Pro-targeted features such as true multitasking, a Files app, drag ’n drop, and more. All of these features are designed to enhance productivity.

Some folks find the 12.9-inch iPad Pro too unwieldly for use as a tablet. I don’t. Since I’m using my supersized tablet in lieu of a Mac laptop when I occasionally travel these days, an even bigger model sounds …. intriguing. 

I’d at least consider a 15-inch iPad Pro. Would...

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04:58
Apple Pay expands in Spain as CaixaBank joins...

Customers of the Spanish bank CaixaBank can now use Apple Pay, the bank confirming in a blog post that the service is already live. As you’d expect, this includes its mobile banking brand, ImaginBank …

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04:30
Apple is granted a patent for ‘interface scanning...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,792,013) for “interface scanning for disabled users.” It involves improved input devices and methods for physically-impaired users. 

In the patent filing, Apple notes that various types of input devices, such as keyboards, mice, track pads, and touch screens, have been developed to enable a user to interact with a computing device. While these traditional input devices provide users with a quick and intuitive way to interact with a computing device, they all require a significant amount of movement by the user. 

This presents a problem for physically-impaired users that lack the fine motor skills required to operate such input devices. For example, some physically-impaired users are unable to move a finger across the surface of a touch screen device and thus, cannot operate a touch-sensitive device, such as a tablet computer. Similar problems can arise with the use of a keyboard or mouse. Apple wants to change this.

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04:29
Gmail iOS app trialling access to third-party email...

If you prefer the Gmail iOS app to Apple’s Mail app and wish you could use it for non-Gmail accounts too, you may be in luck. Google is currently trialling access to Outlook, Hotmail, Live, Yahoo and others in a new beta …

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04:09
Delayed messages bug in High Sierra may relate to...

Some macOS High Sierra users are reporting delays in receiving iMessages on their Macs, while also finding that they are no longer receiving iMessage notifications on their iOS devices and Apple Watches …

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04:00
How to browse without being tracked with macOS High...

With macOS High Sierra, you can browse the web without being tracked thanks to the new version of the Safari web browser, which uses WebKit, a layout engine software component for rendering web pages in web browsers.

One of WebKit’s features is Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP), which uses machine learning to identify and limit any tracking behavior in the Safari browser. Tracking can include third-party cookies and identification puts a 24-hour time limit on that behavior. You can turn it off or on this way:

  • In Safari, go to Safari > Preferences.
  • Click on the Privacy icon at the top of the window.
  • In the "Website tracking" section, you can click (or not) the option to "Ask websites not to track me." 
  • Check the boxes if you want these features implemented.
  • Close the preferences window.

(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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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Oct. 18, 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

Saint Luke’s Health System has launched its new mobile app, mySaintLukes, powered by VenueNext, to improve the patient, visitor and employee experience across all of its locations. The free app connects patients, employees and visitors to the hospital services and information they need when visiting a Saint Luke’s location

macOS Apps/Updates

CS Odessa has introduced a new version of its online project management tool. ConceptDraw Plan 2 provides updated online workspace including Shared Resource Pool, Gantt Chart view, Resource Allocation view...

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Tuesday October 17

21:12
Review: Sonos One pairs hi-fi audio with Amazon’s...

Sonos One, the latest Sonos wireless speaker, matches the hi-fi audio of its predecessor, the Play:1, while adding a six far-field microphone array for built-in voice control using Amazon Alexa. All for the same $199 price.

Using a wireless speaker with a built-in voice assistant and high quality audio can be very natural and fun. Just say what you want to hear and Sonos One serves it up. What’s less simple is navigating through which music services work and with what method. There’s also the upcoming arrival of Apple’s...

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21:01
Sonos One: Alexa-Controlled Wireless Home Speaker

Wireless speaker company Sonos recently debuted voice support in two forms: pairing their speakers with an Amazon Alexa-enabled device like an Echo or Dot, and with Sonos’s first voice-enabled speaker, the Sonos One. We put the new speaker through its paces.


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19:42
Qualcomm CEO expects to resolve differences w/ Apple...

Apple and Qualcomm are currently engaged in a well-publicized and increasingly bitter legal battle over patents and licensing, but Qualomm is still hopeful things will work themselves out. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s D.Live conference, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf touted that Qualcomm has a “long history” of settling issues like the Apple one…

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19:09
Qualcomm CEO reiterates Apple feud comes down to IP...




In an interview on Tuesday, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf commented on the chipmaker's fierce legal feud with Apple, saying that what appears to be an ever escalating international scrum is, at its core, about IP pricing.

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18:38
Facebook Live adds new screen sharing option built...

Facebook today has updated its desktop Facebook Live platform with integrated support for screen sharing, a task that previously required the use of third-party software for users. The Next Web first noted of this change with a new “Share Screen” option…

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17:49
ANZ first to offer contactless eftpos payments in...




Electronic payment and money transfer network eftpos on Tuesday announced contactless payments, or tap to pay, compatibility with Apple Pay through cards issued by Australia and New Zealand banking group (ANZ), allowing customers the option of paying for items with their checking and savings accounts.

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17:26
Indiegogo created a marketplace for successfully-...

Indiegogo has become a viable alternative to Kickstarter for crowd-funding projects in the last few years. It's not just small projects, either — big names like IBM, Honeywell and Atari have used the site to pull in funding. Now the crowd-sourc...

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16:44
EA shuts down the studio behind 'Dead Space...

So much for hopes of a Dead Space sequel in the near future. EA is shutting down Visceral Games, the studio behind the Dead Space series, Battlefield Hardline and The Godfather. According to EA, the closure is the result of a decision to "pivot" Vi...

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16:29
Apple executives receive stock incentives worth up...




Apple recently handed out restricted stock unit awards to its leadership team, with executives including SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts, SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller and others receiving 128,584 RSUs scheduled to vest through fiscal 2022.

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16:15
Dropbox Professional

Dropbox Professional lets you store, share, and track progress on your work. Get powerful features like Smart Sync and Showcase as well as 1 TB (1,000 GB) of space.

The company unveiled the new plan earlier today.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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16:05
Internal Twitter email explains its new plans to...

Twitter promised stricter rules for abuse and hate in the wake of a boycott, but what will those rules entail, exactly? It's a bit clearer after today. Wired has obtained email providing early details on new policies, and they're mostly good news -...

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15:53
Apple Pay now works with Eftpos cards from ANZ in...

Apple Pay in Australia today has expanded to support Eftpos cards from ANZ Bank. The move was announced in a press release from Eftpos, while Apple has also updated the Australian version of its Apple Pay website to indicate the new support for Eftpos cards.

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15:23
Apple issues third macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra beta to...




Hot on the heels of Monday's slate of beta software releases, Apple on Tuesday issued a third beta version of macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra to developers for testing.

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15:14
[Sponsor] DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo is the search engine that doesn’t track you. DuckDuckGo + Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention together address the top three private browsing misconceptions:

  • 41% of users believe private browsing prevents websites tracking them.
  • 39% of users believe private browsing prevents ads from tracking them.
  • 35% of users believe private browsing prevents a search engine from knowing their searches.

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15:08
German soccer team puts players on your iPhone for...

Sports teams and broadcasters have been going all-in on high-tech initiatives lately. The NFL was an early adopter, with AR features appearing on Fox Sports broadcasts. The NBA just released an augmented reality mobile hoops game, Samsung has put MLB...

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15:07
Wi-Fi security flaw not as bad as it’s KRACKed up to...

Make no mistake – this is very bad. But it’s not as catastrophic as some make it out to be.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:03
Hands-on: Using Parallels 13 to run Windows on Mac...

If you’re a Mac user who needs quick and fast access to a Windows installation, then in many cases it’s a good idea to go with a Virtual Machine. Parallels is one of the most popular virtualization options for Mac users wishing to run Windows, and the latest version, Parallels 13, makes it ridiculously easy to get up and running.

Via what essentially amounts to an unattended installation of Windows 10, Parallels 13 can have you up and running, from download to usage, in just a few minutes. Watch our brief video walkthrough for a demonstration. more…

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14:51
Apple releases macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra beta 3 to...

Apple this evening has quietly seeded the third beta of macOS 10.13.1 to developers. The release comes a day after the company released the third betas of iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, and tvOS 11.1 to developers and public beta users.

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14:45
Microsoft resurrects its most iconic mouse

The Surface Precision Mouse isn't the only new input device in Microsoft's arsenal. The company's Surface site has quietly teased the Classic IntelliMouse, a wired peripheral directly inspired by the legendary IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 you might have...

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14:27
'GTA Online' transforming vehicle races...

There are plenty of new racing games to choose from this fall (Forza 7, GT Sport, Project Cars 2 and Need for Speed: Payback), but none of them will let you change vehicles mid-race. Nor are they anywhere near as crazy as what Rockstar Games has been...

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14:22
5 Great iPhone Task Management Apps

Jeff Butts walks you through these awesome alternatives, helping you to figure out which one is right for you.


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14:17
Levi’s is already working with Google on a second...

Levi's connected denim jacket went on sale three weeks ago, but CEO Chip Bergh said it's already working with Google on a version 2.0. At Wall Street Journal's D. Live conference, Bergh said that the new one will have even more functionality. If you...

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14:11
iTunes U Collections officially moved to Podcasts...

Apple today has updated its iTunes U app for iOS with a notable change. The update, which brings the app to version 3.6, follows precedent set by the most recent release of iTunes and moves iTunes U Collections to the Podcasts app

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14:11
Greenpeace blasts Amazon over poor environmental...

Greenpeace has made a tradition out of raking companies over the coals when their environmental practices fall short of its standards, and that's truer than ever in the activist group's latest electronics report card. The organization didn't list any...

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13:57
Amazon Studios head resigns after sexual harassment...

A few days ago, Amazon suspended the VP leading its film and TV projects after Isa Dick Hackett told The Hollywood Reporter that Roy Price sexually harassed her. Now, CNN and others report that the exec has "resigned." Hackett is the producer on two...

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13:55
Facebook snags a Kerry Washington-produced drama

Facebook continues to add to its slate of original content and the latest show to join the lineup is a Kerry Washington-produced drama called Five Points, Variety reports. The show follows high school students living on the South Side of Chicago and...

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13:44
Here’s How to Convert Your Blu-ray or DVD Movies to...

This quick tip can save you either dozens of hours of computer processing time, or hundreds of dollars in buying digital copies of your favorite films.


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13:43
Sylvania Announces Apple HomeKit Smartbulbs and...

Sylvania announced two lighting products for Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem. The Sylvania Smart+ A19 Soft White LED Bulb puts out 800 lumens, the equivalent of a 60 watt incandescent lightbulb. It’s dimmable, and joins the full color A19 already on the market. The Sylvania Smart+ Full Color LED Flex Strip supports both full color and dimming. It puts out 400 lumens, or roughly the equivalent of a 30 watt incandescent bulb. Neither light requires a hub for on-off functionality, but work in Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem with hubs like an Apple TV, HomePod, or an iPad. Using a hub, users can automate the lights and access them remotely. I’m stoked to see new HomeKit products hit the market, and these ship on October 23rd. They’re on Amazon now, listed as out-of-stock. The Smart+ A19 Soft White LED Bulb is $25.99, while the ...

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13:37
UK collected social media data as part of its mass...

It's no secret that the UK has been engaging in mass surveillance over the past few years. Since Edward Snowden's leaks revealed the extent of their program, the UK's security and intelligence organization GCHQ has been under fire for possible violat...

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13:36
Google testing multi-account access for Gmail in iOS




Google is testing out a new Gmail feature that allows users to access third-party email accounts from its iOS app, putting the title in direct competition with other multi-account email titles including Apple's own Mail.

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13:19
Hulu’s VR content is now available on Windows Mixed...

With its latest OS update, Microsoft has officially begun to support VR headsets from companies like Lenovo, Acer and Dell and today, Hulu announced its VR content will now be available across the lineup of Windows Mixed Reality headsets. The company...

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13:02
'Drive' director debuts free streaming...

Love him or hate him, you can't deny that Drive and Neon Demon director Nicholas Winding Refn has an astute eye for style in his movies. He's taking that and launching his own streaming service, dubbed "byNWR." It's different from Netflix in that its...

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13:01
Top iPad apps adding Drag and Drop support within...




This summer, Apple unveiled a series of new iOS 11 features specific to iPad, including new Dock navigation and support for Drag and Drop, enabling sophisticated new ways to work with documents between apps. Within its first month of availability, scores of third party developers have already added support to their iPad apps.

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13:01
WhatsApp launches encrypted ‘Live Location’ sharing...

WhatsApp today has released a new location sharing feature for its popular app. This latest feature allows users to share their location with other contacts using end-to-end encryption.

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12:48
AWT News Update: October 17, 2017

Today's Apple World Today News Update podcast looks at proof that some people have no sense of humor, a messaging bug in macOS High Sierra, and Swedish Apple Pay:

  • We're sponsored this week by BeLight Software and its Live Home 3D app for Mac. Read more about this amazing home design application here.
  • Google tests a Maps feature that measures walks in calories and "mini cupcakes", gets publicly lambasted on Twitter
  • A Messaging bug is affecting some users of macOS High Sierra, and it may be related to an upcoming switch to Messages in iCloud
  • Apple Pay may be available in Sweden as soon as the end of this month

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...

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12:38
Control YouTube's live TV service with Google...

You can already use a Google Home speaker to control regular YouTube videos if you have a Chromecast device, but what about YouTube TV? You're set from now on. Google has enabled voice control over its cord-cutting television service from Home spea...

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12:20
Long, rough road ahead for Qualcomm and Apple in...




A series of experts on the Chinese courts, patent attorneys, and other specialists have weighed in on the Apple versus Qualcomm battle, and believe that resolution through the system is well more than a year away, assuming that an agreement is not reached before then.

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12:16
Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs is building an '...

The next step for Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs is making a 2,000 acre smart neighborhood in Toronto. Google Canada will relocate its headquarters to the newly created Quayside neighborhood along the Eastern Waterfront to serve as an anchor for the area,...

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12:15
You Should Know: An Apple ID Phishing Scam is Going...

Apple IDs don’t expire. Even if you forgot your username and password, your Apple ID is still floating around in the ether. Apple doesn’t shut down IDs after a certain period of inactivity.


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12:09
Volvo's performance brand launches a 600HP plug...

When Volvo declared that its Polestar performance brand would revolve around electric powertrains, it wasn't kidding. Polestar has unveiled its first car, appropriately named the Polestar 1, and it's a plug-in hybrid coupe that musters 600HP while m...

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12:00
Twelve South releases upgrade to The Mac Candle

It's good to see that companies like Twelve South are on the ball when it comes to doing product upgrades on a regular basis. Earlier this year the accessory manufacturer surprised us with the Curve Desktop Stand for MacBook, which was a re-design and updating of the 2003 original iCurve. Now an even more important upgrade has hit: Twelve South announced the arrival of The Mac Candle No. 2 (AKA "Inspire", $29.99).

This is an update to last year's Mac Candle No. 1, which was nicknamed the "New Mac Candle" because it smelled like that wonderful odor you get when you open a box and pull out that fresh, new Mac. This year's Inspire should have a much more pleasant aroma, as it uses "strong...

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11:56
iOS 11: Share Wi-Fi Passwords More Easily With This...

Some requirements: you and your friends will need to have iOS 11, and be in each other’s contacts.


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11:41
eBay will now verify luxury handbags sold on the site

eBay is now offering a new service for sellers of high-end handbags. Today the company launched eBay Authenticate, a program that photographs, lists, sells, ships and verifies the authenticity of luxury handbags from 12 major brands. eBay says the go...

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11:39
Benchmarking High Sierra on Older Macs, Who’s to...

John Martellaro and Jeff Butts join guest-host Bryan Chaffin to examine benchmarks showing that High Sierra is faster on older Macs than Sierra. They also talk about the issue of smartphone addiction, who’s to blame, and whether or not it’s a problem for Apple.


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11:38
Wi-Fi Security Flaw Not As Bad As It’s KRACKed Up To...

A security researcher found a fundamental flaw in the WPA2 security specification that underlies all Wi-Fi implementations. It provides an attacker the capability to decipher encrypted data between a device and a base station. However, the opportunity to exploit this flaw is limited and closing fast for hardware that can be updated.

 

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11:37
Dropbox has a new ‘Professional’ 1TB plan with...

Dropbox is now offering a new ‘Professional’ plan aimed at independent workers like business consultants and creative pros. Dropbox Professional includes 1TB of cloud storage plus new Showcase and Smart Sync features, but they’ll come with a premium.

Dropbox Professional costs $19.99/month which is double the cost of Dropbox Plus which also includes 1TB of cloud storage. So what does $10 more per month get you?

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11:34
Video: See how iPhone 8 4K 60fps video sacrifices...




The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the first smartphones on the market to shoot ultra-high-resolution 4K video at 60 frames per second. But shooting 4K at that framerate does come with some visual compromises. AppleInsider demonstrates in our new video.

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11:34
∞ Aquaman’s costume evolution

This is a fun, well-done video detailing all the changes in costumes over the years for a character most of us know very little about.

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11:28
The war to sell you a mattress is an internet...

What an insane story. We’ve all heard about these “online mattress” companies – they advertise on many podcasts – but you probably haven’t given them much thought beyond that. But its as cutthroat an industry as any other.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:20
Niantic CEO: AR will reach full potential 'when...

Imagine playing Pokémon Go not with your phone, but with a pair of augmented reality glasses. That is the future that John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic (the company behind Pokemon Go) wants. "The potential for AR is immense," he said at t...

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11:16
Kaspersky Lab Finds Adobe Flash Bug in the Wild from...

As of yesterday, Adobe has already identified the bug (CVE-2017-11292) and released a security patch for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS.


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11:10
Head of Facebook’s future lab will leave early next...

It's only been 18 months since Facebook enticed Google's advanced technology lead, Regina Dugan, to work at the social network's secret hardware lab, Building 8. Before starting Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) , Dugan worked as...

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11:00
Intel aims to conquer AI with the Nervana processor

Intel makes some pretty fast chips, but none are very efficient at the hottest thing in computing right now: Artificial intelligence (AI). Deep-learning apps that do computer vision, voice recognition and other tasks mostly just need to run matrix ca...

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11:00
Play Atari's 'Centipede' on a tiny,...

There's something special to playing a vintage arcade cabinet, but it's usually impractical to own one. It's no mean feat to lug a gigantic machine into your home, and you'll probably have to restore it to recapture its glory. Atari and New Wave Toys...

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10:54
How to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch




Starting with macOS Sierra and above, Apple implemented the ability to unlock your Mac when you are in proximity, and wearing your Apple Watch. Sounds simple enough -- but there are a few pre-requisites to fulfill before it works reliably. AppleInsider spells it all out.

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10:42
Online shoppers can now use Venmo to pay for their...

It's already great for paying back friends and splitting the rent, but Venmo is about to get even more useful. In a bid to court a more youthful generation of online shoppers, PayPal -- the popular app's parent company -- announced this morning that...

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10:21
Roku Express will be available in Canada in November

Canada is getting a new version of the Roku Express, the company announced today. The tiny device, which is aimed at consumers new to streaming, is five times more powerful than its predecessor. It was unveiled on October 2nd as a part of Roku's refr...

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10:12
How to make iPhone texts and iMessages appear across...

I’ve always done this and found it very convenient to receive and respond to texts from whatever device/computer I have at hand.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:01
Snap and NBC form a studio just for mobile-only TV...

Snap, which is Snapchat's parent company, has been having a little bit of trouble attracting new users to its service. That may be why the company is teaming up with NBCUniversal to produce content for entertainment specifically on apps. The new as-y...

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09:52
Pesky iMessage delay bug persists for some in Apple...




A bug affecting a number of macOS High Sierra users can result in significant delays for receipt of iMessages and text messages, as well as a lack of notifications from an iPhone or Apple Watch for the same messages. At the moment, the only fixes appear to be disabling messages, or rolling back to macOS Sierra.

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09:52
News: Apple TV expands search options in US, other...

Apple TV has added some new networks to its universal search, provided users have the network’s app installed. U.S. users can now search for movies and shows from BBC America, Classix, and Oxygen, while Canadian users have gained CBC, Classix, Treehouse, FXNOW Canada, and ICI Tou.tv. Sweden and Norway gain support for Viaplay, and Australian users will see searches include 9Now, SBS, and Tenplay. The company also extended support for Apple Music…

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09:37
GM aims to be the first to test self-driving cars in...

It looks like New York City will be hosting its first test of fully autonomous vehicles very soon and surprisingly, they're not from Waymo or Uber. Instead, General Motors and Cruise Automation have submitted the first application for sustained testi...

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 9.7″ iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $399,...

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

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09:21
Apple TV gets new universal search options in US,...




Apple has significantly expanded the universal search options present on the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, improving coverage in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and elsewhere.

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09:09
Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 claims 70% more battery...

Two years after introducing the Surface Book, Microsoft has officially unveiled its sequel. Naturally, Microsoft is comparing the new Surface Book 2 laptop-tablet hybrid (not to be confused with the felt-covered Surface Laptop) to Apple’s MacBook Pro (since it can’t upset any OEM partners). If you can get around the whole using Windows thing, Surface Book 2 does have some impressive specs on paper…

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08:51
Unsplash wallpapers

After yesterday’s post about the Irvue app, Luke Chesser‏, one of the co-founders of Unsplash, tweeted to me about their very own app so I’m including it here.

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08:46
Bear enables text editing, notes on any device from...

Being a tech blogger can be an expensive habit. You write about something, try it out, and the next thing you know you’re either buying a piece of hardware or installing an app. Yesterday’s AWT News Update included a little piece about a note-taking app named Bear from developer Shiny Frog that had been updated to include an Apple Watch app. The next thing I knew, I had installed it on my iPhone, iPad Pro, Macs and Apple Watch. 

The app is free to try, but to enable such important features as iCloud syncing, themes, and exporting files in certain formats there is a monthly ($1.49) or annual ($14.99) subscription fee paid through an in-app purchase. The monthly subscription includes a free one-week trial, while the annual subscription gives you a month to try out the features of Bear.

Now, what the heck do I need another writing tool for? Up until last week, I had used a competing app that has an annual subscription fee of $39.99. That app...

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08:43
News: Apple explored option of buying health clinic...

Apple recently engaged in talks to buy Crossover Health, a startup that runs on-site health clinics for large companies, CNBC reports. Crossover Health is one of a handful of companies that provide medical and wellness services to self-insured employers on or near their offices. Sources said the talks went on for months, but never materialized into any kind of concrete deal. But other sources said Apple also approached One Medical — a nationwide…

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08:41
Apple Pay may be coming to Sweden before the end of...




A report suggests that Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri's declaration that Apple Pay would come to Sweden before the end of the year is happening sooner rather than later, with a launch possible in the last full week of October.

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08:21
Microsoft reveals Surface Book 2 hybrid tablets,...




Microsoft is continuing its attempts to compete against Apple's MacBook Pro and iPad Pro lines with an updated version of its tablet-notebook hybrid, with the Surface Book 2 boasting a new larger model and a USB-C port, alongside expected performance improvements.

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08:10
News: Apple replies to senator’s questions about...

Apple’s efforts to explain how its Face ID technology works and why it can be trusted to safeguard user data have drawn praise from Senator Al Franken, who sent the company an inquiry shortly after the feature was announced, CNET reports. Franken, the leading Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and Law, asked for specifics about the new technology, as he did in 2013 when he had similar questions about Touch ID.…

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08:07
Yes, High Sierra on Older Macs Really Does Boost...

While Jeff Butts doesn’t use his mid-2010 Mac Mini as often as his other Mac, it’s definitely worth noting that the elderly computer performs so well with the newer version of the operating system.


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08:05
3D Printed Moon Light Lamp Looks Like the Moon

I’m newly obsessed with the Moon Light. It’s a 3D printed lamp that looks like the Moon when it’s lit up. Interestingly, it doesn’t look much like the Moon when it’s not lit. There are tons of videos on YouTube from folks, and those videos look pretty much like the company’s promotion pics. It has a warm light and cool light mode, and you can the light and intensity with a touch. It recharges via a USB port, too. It comes in multiple sizes, with the smallest—3.5-inches—coming with a ceramic hand for a base. The larger sizes, up to 7.3-inches in diameter, come on a wooden base. That largest model is $79.99 on TheApolloBox, but I found it on Amazon for $45.99. The 5.7-inch model is $29.99 on Amazon. It’s...

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08:00
How to make iPhone texts and iMessages appear across...




One of the advantages of Apple's iMessage system is the ability to see and respond to iPhone texts across multiple Apple devices. AppleInsider shows you how to set up the feature and get messaging on your iPad, Mac and more.

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07:49
Selling your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar? Apple...

If you’re selling (or generously handing down) your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Apple recommends an extra step when erasing your data before parting ways with your machine. This step requires an obscure Terminal command that you wouldn’t assume and isn’t required on Macs without the Touch Bar.

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07:48
News: Apple releases third developer betas for iOS...

Apple has released a third set of betas for iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1, and watchOS 4.1 to registered developers. The release notes for all three platforms mostly indicate bug fixes, although watchOS 4.1 adds Apple Music streaming capabilities to the Apple Watch Series 3, including support for iCloud Music Library and Apple Music radio stations. Recent reports also suggest that iOS 11.1 may add support for Apple Pay Cash, with Apple’s corporate and…

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07:37
Updated List of WPA-2 KRACK Patches in Consumer...

We’re keeping an up-to-date list of KRACK-related router firmware updates so you can find out if one is available for your router.


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07:34
App Store Search Ads go live today in Canada, Mexico...

App Store Search Ads will start showing up on more iPhones and iPads from today as the inventory expands to Canada, Mexico, and New Zealand.

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07:24
News: Sylvania adds LED Flex Strip, Soft White Bulb...

Sylvania has added a new LED Flex Strip and Soft White Bulb to the HomeKit-compatible Smart+ line of hubless lighting products it began last year with the Smart Multicolor Bulb. The Soft White Bulb ($26) is quite a bit cheaper than the multicolor model, but obviously lacks the color changing abilities. The Flex Strip ($60) is a bit pricier, but still comes in well below the $90 Philips’ Hue LightStrip Plus. The Full Color Bulb will be available…

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07:19
‘Nude’ app uses CoreML to automatically detect...

The celebrity nude ‘hack’ back in 2014 focused attention on the risks involved in having intimate photographs stored on your phone – and especially on cloud servers like iCloud. While our suspicions were correct that it wasn’t a hack at all, it did illustrate that poor security can put photos at risk.

A new app aims to automatically scan your iPhone for nudes, moving them to a protected vault in the app and then deleting them from both the camera roll and iCloud …

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06:56
The Amazon Treasure Truck

Apparently, the Amazon Treasure Truck has been a thing Since February 2016. Amazon just announced that they were bringing this sort of ice cream truck for the Amazon crowd to a bunch of new cities.

This is a cool idea and some terrific marketing. This came to my attention when I was asking about SuperNES Classic Edition availability and someone pointed me to this tweet:

Today on the Truck: It’s the @nintendoamerica Super NES: Classic Edition! Say hello to nostalgic feels and banana peels. pic.twitter.com/yPpsr9Euo5

— Treasure Truck (@treasuretruck) September 29, 2017

Check the official Amazon Treasure Truck page, see if your city has one. If...

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06:51
Apple Maps transit information added for Birmingham...




Apple on Tuesday added public transit directions for Birmingham, Alabama for users of the Maps apps on iOS and macOS.

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06:50
Apple’s universal search feature adds lots of new...

Apple’s universal search feature for the fourth-generation Apple TV now supports: BBC America (US); Classix (US, Australia, Canada); Oxygen (US); 9Now (Australia); Apple Music (UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Mexico, Norway, Sweden); SBS (Australia); tenplay (Australia); CBC (Canada); FX Now (Canada); Tou.TV (Canada); Treehouse (Canada); Hopster (France); OCS (France); C More (Norway, Sweden); Viaplay (Norway, Sweden).

The feature allows users to find content across multiple apps and services using text or Siri voice search, has expanded for the fourth generation Apple TV. Instead of searching the catalogs of multiple video services one at a time for a particular movie or show, you can search all simultaneously, then choose the service on which you’d like to watch it. 

You can also search for actors, directors, and more. When it debuted, universal search...

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06:44
Gartner predicts iPhone X will boost smartphone...

Gartner is forecasting that worldwide smartphone sales will return to growth in 2018, with the iPhone X a key factor in the U.S., China and Europe.

Mobile phone sales are expected to return to year-over-year growth in 2018, with shipments totaling 1.9 billion units. Smartphones will represent 86 percent of total mobile phone shipments in 2018, up 6 percent from 2017.

We expect Apple’s iPhone X to be the sales driver in North America, China and Western Europe, despite its high price. “Given the late November availability of the iPhone X, we expect the iPhone’s replacement cycle to flow more strongly into 2018,” said Roberta Cozza, research director at Gartner …

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