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Sunday July 31

00:41
Kanye West wants Apple to buy Tidal, calls for...

Rapper Kanye West in a minor tweet storm on Saturday called on Apple to purchase Apple Music competitor Tidal, saying he wants to put an end to the "beef" between the two streaming music providers.

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Saturday July 30

16:52
Apple, every second

This is very cool. How much Apple is spending and making on various products every second. I don’t know how accurate it is, but it’s still fascinating.

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16:25
Multiple jailbreakers who used the recent Pangu...

There’s been a lot of pent up anticipation for the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, and Pangu, the Chinese security researchers behind the latest tool, have answered the call.

Unfortunately, it appears that some jailbreakers have had various accounts compromised after jailbreaking, and several users on the popular subreddit r/jailbreak have corroborated these claims.

To be fair, it’s possible that these reported breaches are just a big coincidence, or that a compromise occurred after the tool left Pangu’s hands for distribution. Whatever the reason, however, it highlights one of the potential risks involved with jailbreaking. more…

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14:26
How to use Twitter Stickers on the iPhone

Twitter stickers are available to everyone in Twitter’s own iPhone app. Stickers let you add fun graphics to the photos you upload, just like you can do on other social network services. They’re easy to use, and TMO’s Jeff Gamet shows you how in this Quick Tip video.


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12:20
First look: Brooklyn celebrates the grand opening of...

Brooklynites braved the summer heat on Saturday for the grand opening of their borough's first-ever Apple Store, in the neighborhood of Williamsburg. AppleInsider was there and provides a first look at the new retail space.

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11:58
Kanye West says Apple/Tidal ‘beef’ hurting the music...

Over the past year, Kanye West has become known for his bizarre Twitter tirades. Earlier this year, the rapper publicly asked Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, and other tech moguls to invest “$1 billion into Kanye West ideas.” This afternoon, Kanye hopped on Twitter to criticize an apparent “beef” between Apple Music and Tidal.

more…

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10:37
Clinton Campaign Latest Target of Hackers Linked to...


The campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is the latest possible victim of a series of hack attacks some cybersecurity experts have linked to the Russian government. Campaign officials reportedly acknowledged that an analytics program it uses, which is maintained by the DNC, was accessed in a breach discovered earlier this month. However, its internal systems apparently were not compromised.
The FBI is investigating the Clinton campaign hack along with a related cyberbreach at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, according to reports.

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09:52
Notable apps and app updates for July 30, 2016

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.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Moth Software has announced Mail Archiver X 4.0 for Mac OS X, an update to their app designed as a companion to the user's email application. 

Mail Archiver X allows consolidation, archiving, and permanent storage of emails. Emails may be saved in the application's native database format, or in Evernote, Filemaker, PDF, mbox, or Text. Version 4.0 adds support for archiving from multiple email clients and IMAP accounts.

Mail Archiver X 4.0 costs $39.95 and available directly from Moth Software. A free, fully-functional, 12-day trial version can be downloaded from their website. Version 4 is a paid update for existing customers. Update...

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09:32
∞ White Stripes “Seven Nation Army” played by 15,000...

This is so great.

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09:24
Best telescopes for the money

Space.com’s Dave Brody takes a look at telescopes in a number of categories. I’m finding space more interesting all the time, so I decided to have a look around at telescopes and share my findings. I’m still not sure what’s best, but I’ll continue to look.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:13
This week’s top stories: iPhone 7 leaks, Apple’s Q3...

In this week’s top stories: The latest iPhone 7 leaks, Apple’s Q3 earnings report, how to install the new Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.2 – 9.3.3, and much more.  more…

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03:00
The week in Apple news: Apple’s Q3 results, iPhone 7...

Apple headlines for the week ending July 29, 2016

Apple announced this past week that it sold its one billionth iPhone. That’s a whole lotta iPhones, though it’s nowhere near the number of burgers McDonald’s has sold. The rest of the important Apple headlines from the past week are in this slideshow. Just click on the link to get more information.

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01:38
This week on AI: Q3 beats forecasts, 'Apple Car...

The big news this week was Apple's quarterly results, which beat expectations even if they were still largely downhill. Meanwhile though, big shakeups were revealed within the "Apple Car" team and CEO Tim Cook teased the company's interest in augmented reality.

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Friday July 29

23:05
Mercedes pulls confusing autonomous car ad

Mercedes has pulled its 2017 E-class sedan ad after critics pointed out that it could mislead people into thinking it's an autonomous vehicle. In the commercial, you'll see the E-class sedan on the road, overtaking the automaker's F015 autonomous car...

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20:58
Chernobyl site could be rebuilt as a massive solar...

A new proposal from the Ukrainian government hopes to turn part of the wasteland around the world's largest nuclear disaster into a 60 square km solar and renewable energy park. As the Guardian reports today, the Ukraine is currently seeking funding...

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20:41
'Uncharted' movie discovers another writer...

The Uncharted movie has been in development hell since, oh... forever. There's a new glimmer of hope, though: Sony has asked filmmaker Joe Carnahan to write the latest script, according to Variety. What drew him to the project was an interest in arch...

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19:43
Host other people's Twitch streams from your...

The line between using Twitch on mobile and desktop is getting even more blurry. The live-streaming juggernaut recently announced that now, you can host another channel's broadcast from the mobile app. Twitch writes that all you need to do is tap the...

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19:29
Pundit Wants Apple to License iOS to Fix a 30-Year...

Then there was the one where the pundit said Apple has to license iOS to “undo the mistake of 30 years ago.” Bryan Chaffin walks this nonsensical idea through a logic machine.


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19:23
New video showcases purported iPhone 7-bound...

A new video was recently posted on YouTube showcasing purported Lightning-enabled EarPods. This isn’t the first time that we’ve seen Lightning EarPods shown off, but it’s the first time that we’ve seen them showcased in action on video. more…

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19:13
NASA orders a second ISS crew delivery from SpaceX

It's been awhile since NASA has sent an astronaut to the stars from domestic soil, but it could be come commonplace soon enough. Today, the space agency announced that it ordered a second ISS crew rotation mission from Elon Musk's SpaceX. This is the...

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18:24
AT&T is raising data caps to 1TB for U-verse...

Folks who have signed up for AT&T's U-verse service, your data ship has come in: The telecom is increasing your data cap to 1TB per month and providing unlimited home internet data at no additional charge to customers subscribing to its GigaPower...

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17:57
Google implements HSTS

To further protect users, we’ve taken another step to strengthen how we use encryption for data in transit by implementing HTTP Strict Transport Security—HSTS for short—on the www.google.com domain. HSTS prevents people from accidentally navigating to HTTP URLs by automatically converting insecure HTTP URLs into secure HTTPS URLs.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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17:49
'Disney Infinity' goes offline in March...

Disney Infinity is done and it's nearly time for Avalanche Software to pull the plug. The game will wind down in stages, starting today with the discontinuation of in-game purchases in the PC, iOS, Android and Apple TV versions of Disney Infinity 2.0...

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17:15
Play Risk and Oregon Trailer on MacPlus System 7...

We’ve mentioned many Mac emulators, but The Next Web found another called PCE Macplus emulator running Mac OS System 7. There’s a couple of version on James Friends’s website, but this one will let you play Dark Castle and The Oregon Trail in all their Mac Plus grayscale glory. There’s also MacDraw, MacPaint, Microsoft Works 3.0, Pagemaker 2.0 (

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17:13
Apple urges Supreme Court to end long-running...

Apple on Friday delivered a legal brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a favorable ruling in its ongoing patent lawsuit against Samsung, saying the Korean company had not furnished sufficient evidence to send the case back to a lower court.

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17:09
SwiftKey leaked user email addresses as text...

Autocorrect mistakes are supposed to be funny, but a new SwiftKey glitch turned out to be sort of alarming. For the last week, some SwiftKey users have been offered predictive text for slang they've never used before, words in other foreign languages...

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17:07
Jack Off

Zac Hall, writing for 9to5Mac, has a video from Vietnam purporting to show Apple’s Lightning to 3.5mm adapter for the upcoming no-headphone-jack new iPhones:

The adapter seen in the video features the male Lightning
connector at one end for output and the 3.5mm port for standard
headphone input at the other end. The adapter also looks exactly
like what you might expect Apple to produce if you compare it to
Apple’s Lightning to SD Card adapter and similar products.

It looks exactly like what I’d expect it to look like. The question is, what will Apple ship in the box with the new iPhones? I see the following options:

  1. Wireless ear buds.
  2. Wireless ear buds and this adapter.
  3. Lightning ear buds.
  4. Lightning ear buds and this adapter.
  5. The existing 3.5mm ear buds and this adapter.

My hope is that...

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16:36
An iOS only environment

Some great things from Ben Brooks in here. I especially liked this part when he talked about picking up your iPad:

This took some training, but now I am very accustomed to reading with my iPad in my hands, portrait orientation, and my feet kicked up on my desk. At first this didn’t feel like I was taking my work seriously, but then I realized just how much more attention I was paying to the document at hand.

I’m going to have to think about this a bit more, or at least how I use it, but I think he’s right.

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16:30
Apple begins wrapping up Swift 3 and lays out plans...

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The final version of Swift 3.0 will be released alongside iOS 10 and macOS Sierra in the fall, but the fact that Apple develops Swift out in the open now means that we know more about its progress than we do about Apple's operating systems. Chris Lattner, a senior director of the Developer Tools Department at Apple, today posted a lengthy note to the Swift mailing list that looks back at the development of Swift 3.0 and sets some expectations for Swift 4.0 next year.

The...

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16:20
iOS researcher finds WhatsApp leaves traces of...

Well, at least the world of tech security isn’t boring.

Upon examining disk images taken from the most recent version of the app, iOS researcher Jonathan Zdiarski discovered that the software retains and stores a forensic trace of the chat logs even after the chats have been deleted, creating a potential treasure trove of information for anyone with physical access to the device. The same data could also be recoverable through any remote backup systems in place.

In most cases, the data is marked as deleted by the app itself — but because it has not been overwritten, it is still recoverable through forensic tools. Zdziarski attributed the problem to the SQLite library used in coding the app, which does not overwrite by default.

WhatsApp has been lauded by many...

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16:19
First video of functional Lightning EarPods hits the...

Fanning the flames of rumors claiming Apple plans to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from its next-generation iPhone, a video posted to YouTube on Friday shows off what appears to be a pair of functional Lightning-only EarPods leaked from Chinese parts suppliers.

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15:49
Google is turning on HSTS encryption on its domain

Google has taken additional measures to strengthen its data encryption by implementing HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS).

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15:40
Tesla considers two theories for autopilot crash

Tesla is considering whether the radar and camera input for the vehicle’s automatic emergency braking system failed to detect the truck trailer or the automatic braking system’s radar may have detected the trailer but discounted this input as part of a design to “tune out” structures such as bridges to avoid triggering false braking, the source said.

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15:15
AWT News Update: July 29, 2016

A slow Friday for Apple News, but we have a few tasty nuggets to send your way:

  • The 2nd-generation Apple Watch that might be announced soon might use a new display technology
  • Microsoft is laying off 2,850 more employees as part of its move away from the smartphone business
  • Hyundai announces CarPlay support for two more vehicles
  • A look back at a Steve Jobs quirk

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Hi, this is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for July 29, 2016.

The usually inaccurate DigiTimes has a new rumor today, but not about the next-generation iPhone. Instead, they're saying that the second-...

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15:11
Instagram is letting users filter words out of post...

Twitter and Facebook have taken online harassment more seriously in 2016, though their approach is still light-handed, with the former taking years to finally ban one of its worst pitchfork-marshaling demagogues. Instead of coming down harder on mode...

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15:03
Video Claims to Show Apple’s iPhone Lightning Audio...

A video out of Vietnam claims to show Apple’s own Lighting to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter in action—the adapter that’s expected to ship with the iPhone 7 this fall. The new iPhone will reportedly ditch the familiar 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of audio over Lighting and audio over Bluetooth. Reports claim Apple will include a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter with the new iPhone model. It’s hard to say if this video shows a legit Apple adapter, or something from a third party manufacturer. Regardless, the look seems very Apple, so maybe we really are getting a glimpse of what’ll be in the box when the iPhone 7 hits store shelves.


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14:38
Apple’s Attitude Towards the TV Industry Is Well-...

It’s a battle between two corporate giants. In one corner we have Apple. In the other corner is the networks. Neither side needs the other. Each side would like to gain, by agreement, from the other’s strengths. Neither side wants to give in much, thinking they know a lot about their own industry. How will it end? Which side is better prepared for the future?


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14:35
The Week in iOS Apps: Puzzle and chill

Chill out...

This week’s roundup includes several new games that challenge your mind while helping it relax. Read on!

Blyss

Blyss ($2, iPhone and iPad) is just about the chillest puzzle game you’ll ever play—a “self-evolving endless puzzle experience” backed by a New Age ambient soundtrack straight from the hearts of space. (Watch this video for a sense of gameplay—or to be lured into an out-of-body experience.) It includes three different modes, as well as specialized in-game challenges to be solved by players.

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14:30
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Trailer (...

Douglas Adams’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is coming to BBC America! The first trailer for the series was released this week at Comic-Con, and it looks amazing.  It stars Samuel Barnett in the title role, with Elijah Wood as his assistant Todd. I enjoyed the Dirk Gently novels, and I’m looking forward to this eight-episode series. Enjoy the new trailer!


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14:22
Revogi ‘Smart Meter’ Bluetooth Outlet: $24.99

Check out the Revogi Smart Meter Bluetooth Outlet. Combined with a companion app for Android and iOS, this device will let you control and monitor electricity going through it. Schedule on and off times, see your usage, and stop devices from using electricity even when they’re turned “off.” You can get this device through our deal for $24.99.


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14:05
Clinton's campaign was also hacked in breach of...

The most recent cyberattacks against the Democratic Party, revealed today, also included attacks on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, Reuters reports. Sources tell the news agency that the Justice Department's national security division is inv...

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13:58
Orion spacecraft may fall behind schedule, go over...

Going to space is expensive. Really expensive -- which is why every now and then, Congress has the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) perform a non-partisan, independent review of NASA projects. The latest GAO report looks at the space agency'...

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13:56
How-To: Use the Timeline Index in Final Cut Pro X to...

When editing projects in Final Cut Pro X, it’s easy to accumulate a wide variety of different clips in the timeline. These items can be spread out across the timeline in such a way that it can be cumbersome to select multiple clips at once using a cursor and keyboard.

Thankfully, a very handy tool, called the Timeline Index, makes finding, identifying, and selecting clips a breeze. The Timeline Index is not only useful for quickly identifying clips inside the project timeline, but it’s capable of filtering on specific types of clips, and selecting multiple clips simultaneously. more…

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13:54
Feature Request: App installs via web w/ a...

The above concept of how Apple could improve its current iTunes/App Store web view comes from STRV designer Ales Nesetril. It’s not the first time someone has suggested it, but it got me thinking once again about app installs via the web. What is Apple waiting for?

more…

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13:33
Blizzard's next 'Hearthstone'...

Even though Blizzard's light-hearted digital card game, Hearthstone, just got a new expansion back in April, rumors of new content just around the corner have been proven true. At an event in Shanghai, China, the studio announced a new adventure, One...

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13:19
KeySniffer Follows the Scent of Cheap Wireless...


A vulnerability in inexpensive wireless keyboards lets hackers steal private data, Bastille reported this week. The vulnerability lets hackers use a new attack the firm dubbed "KeySniffer" to eavesdrop on and capture every keystroke typed from up to 250 feet away. The stolen data is rendered in clear text. It lets hackers search for victims' credit card information, bank account usernames and passwords, answers to security questions, network access passwords, and any data typed into a document or email.

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13:06
How the DNC pulled off that colossal balloon drop

It’s actually a surprisingly complicated procedure.

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13:00
SMS two-factor authentication isn't being banned

Another week gone by, and the place is in cybersecurity shambles again. A years' old hacking issue, unencrypted wireless keyboards, being featured in an upcoming Defcon talk mystifyingly became a hot new Internet of Things threat. Obama gave us a col...

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12:44
Rumors: second gen Apple Watch will be (shock!)...

The second-generation Apple Watch will feature "One Glass Solution" (OGS) display technology instead of Glass on Glass (G/G) technology, according to DigiTimes quoting Apple supplier TPK Holding. The goal (to no one’s surprise): to make the upcoming smartwatch slimmer and lighter.

One Glass Solution technology eliminates the space between your display and touchscreen. It replaces one of the layers of glass from G/G technology with a thinner material. My take on the rumor: it’s correct. The second generation Apple smartwatch will be more svelte and slightly lighter.

What’s more, I think we’ll see the Apple Watch 2 (pictured in fun mock-ups; trust me, it WON'T look like these images) arrive alongside the iPhone 7 in early September. It will, in my opinion, be completely waterproof and be much less dependent on an iPhone when on a Wi-Fi network.

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12:37
Review: Elgato Avea Flare Portable Mood Light

We've reviewed plenty of Elgato home products — most recently the Eve Energy Switch & Power Meter. Most of Elgato's offerings are HomeKit-compatible, but not the company's Avea Flare Portable Mood Light ($100). Avea Flare is a white plastic light. It's battery powered and charges on a wireless base. Elgato claims that Flare can get 8 hours of use on a single charge, and the portable light is also IP65 water-resistant, so users shouldn't be afraid to take it outdoors. The light is used with Elgato's free Avea app, which lets users change Flare's colors and adjust vividness and brightness on the light, and any other linked Avea products.{/exp:char_limit}
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12:34
Technicolor is building VR and AR projects for...

For several years Technicolor has been providing video content for Hollywood movie studios. Now, it'll be working on virtual reality and augmented reality projects as well. The company is opening the Technicolor Experience Center in Culver City, Cali...

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12:09
A day with BlackBerry's all-touch DTEK50...

BlackBerry pulled back the curtain on its new DTEK50 smartphone a few days ago, and soon after gave hungry journalists units to play with. I'm still working on my full review of BlackBerry's $299 Hail Mary pass, but since I spent a day playing with i...

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12:08
Popular iOS keyboard SwiftKey disables sync feature...

Microsoft-owned SwiftKey, a popular predictive keyboard available on Apple's iOS, has suspended part of its service after it was discovered the app was leaking user data to complete strangers.

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11:59
How to land a passenger jet without any flight...

I’d seen the crash footage of this before but I’d never heard the story behind it. Ignoring the spelling mistakes, the flight sim recreation is very gripping.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:42
Sony sued for not preventing piracy of movie leaked...

The fall 2014 Sony megahack leaked a massive amount of internal documents and content, resulting in plenty of fallout. Even two years later, they company is still not off the hook. The film To Write Love On Her Arms was one of four movies released on...

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11:33
Apple CEO Tim Cook, VP Lisa Jackson to host Clinton...

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and Vice President of of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson are holding an event for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's "Victory Fund" on Aug. 24.

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11:30
The Public Access Weekly: Mistaken for strangers

Although I'm still two full seasons behind on Game of Thrones (and Orange is the New Black), I just got entirely distracted by Netflix's Stranger Things. Which is what I will be binge-watching this weekend, because the only thing I love more than a...

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11:15
PSA: Download Windows 10 by 6AM ET or pay full price

This is it, everybody: Last call for a free Windows 10 upgrade. Starting tomorrow, Microsoft will stop pestering you to claim your free Windows upgrade and start charging you for it. If you think you might cave sometime today, start your download soo...

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11:11
Microsoft lays off 2,850 more people in continued...

Microsoft is getting rid of another 2,850 workers, continuing a turn away from its failed acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone business in 2014, which cost it over $7.2 billion plus later restructuring charges.

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11:02
Apple CEO Tim Cook to host Hillary Clinton fundraiser

Cook is hosting the event as a private citizen. This comes on the heels of a similar event he held for Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

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10:58
CSS reflections

This article is going to explore the options we have today for creating the reflection, illustrate the “almost” solutions, how cross-browser issues cause pain and, finally, discuss my thoughts on what should be done.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:55
Rumor: Second-gen Apple Watch to feature new,...

Apple suppliers are said to be gearing up for the upcoming launch of the second-generation Apple Watch, which will allegedly conserve space with new, thinner technology behind its touchscreen OLED display.

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10:52
Four people in Florida likely contracted Zika from...

Florida health officials warn there's a high likelihood that four cases of Zika in the state were transmitted by local mosquitoes carrying the disease, a first in the continental United States. The Florida Department of Health believes that active tr...

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10:35
TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-29: Automous Driving...

Apple hired QNX founder Dan Dodge to help with its Project Titan electric car project. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at what that means for Apple Car and the company’s autonomous driving plans. John also shares his experiences with using USB-C for the past year.


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10:25
Apple's iPhone falls from 3rd to 5th in China...

In the battle for the Chinese smartphone market, Apple has lost ground in both marketshare and shipment quantities to smartphone manufacturers Vivo and Oppo, new data reveals.

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10:25
Evernote's CEO on 'unlocking the potential...

Evernote carved out a name for itself in the startup world with its relentless focus on productivity, synchronization and mobility (it debuted on the iPhone with the App Store's launch in 2008). Today, almost 10 years since it was founded, the compan...

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10:02
Save 50% on iOS Media Management Tool MacX MediaTrans

We would like to thank Digiarty, makers of the new MacX MediaTrans, for sponsoring 9to5Mac today and offering all of you both a free trial of MacX MediaTrans as well as a 50% discount off the purchase price. more…

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10:00
Broods used the Microsoft Band to create music-video...

Microsoft is no stranger to collaborating with musicians to show off creative uses for its technology. With the Music x Technology project, the company has worked with acts like Big Grams, Neon Indian, KEXP, Phantogram and others to use its Kinect to...

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09:58
News: Tim Cook to host Hillary Clinton fundraiser

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be hosting a fundraiser next month with Hillary Clinton, Buzzfeed reports. Cook will be joined by Lisa Jackson, Apple’s VP of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, to help raise money for the Hillary Victory Fund, which is a joint fundraising committee for the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and 38 state parties. Notably, Cook is hosting the event as a private citizen rather than as a representative…

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09:52
Apple ready for the Supreme Court to run in the...

Apple has reportedly filed the brief in relation to damages the company believes it should be paid in a smartphone design patent battle with Samsung. Reuters says Apple has requested the Supreme Court rule on the case and not send it back to a lower court.

Apple argues Samsung has not presented evidence challenging Apple's position that anything other than the value of a whole smartphone should be used to decide damages.

Earlier this year, Samsung agreed to pay Apple $548 million for the five-years-and-counting-legal brouhaha over patent infringement — with some stipulations. However, the company then went to the U.S. Supreme Court “in a last-ditch effort to pare back” the damages it must pay Apple for infringing the...

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09:50
Tim Cook reportedly hosting Hillary Clinton...

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly hosting a political fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign next month, according to Buzzfeed. As the report notes, Cook will be hosting the event as a private citizen as Apple doesn’t have a political action committee like other companies, although Apple’s Lisa Jackson will also be in attendance. Jackson serves as the company’s VP of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives. While the fundraiser itself isn’t so much surprising for Cook, it does follow a prior political fundraiser hosted by Cook for Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan…

more…

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09:41
“Figure out what your goal is and stop worrying...

The point is this: if you start by counting and measuring, you will likely count and measure what’s easiest – and that might be the wrong thing. “Figure out what your goal is and stop worrying about looking smart. That’s my best piece of advice ,” Hall asserts. “Most bad decisions are somehow grounded in insecurity about looking smart. That makes people dumb.”

A great interview with Erika Hall, the co-founder of Mule Design.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:35
iPads have their best quarter in two years, as Apple...

Global tablet shipments fell 8% year-on-year in in the second quarter (Q2) of 2016 to 46.7 million units while average selling prices (ASPs) went the other way, climbing 9% during the same period, according to Strategy Analytics. Consumers and enterprises alike are buying more “pro slates” (such as the iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4) than ever before “as prices reach tolerable levels and as computing behaviors and needs shift toward more mobility and touchscreen interfaces,” adds the research group.

Apple iOS shipments came in at 10 million iPads in Q2 2016 leaving it with a worldwide market share of 21% of the tablet market. The 10 million shipments in Q2 2016 declined 9% annually and 3% sequentially. However, Q2 2016 represented the first full quarter of iPad Pro 9.7 sales, which helped drive ASPs to $490 and contributed to the best quarter Apple has had in two years.

“The iPad has marked 10 quarters of...

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09:31
Democrats at the DNC were divided on last week'...

On Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stared directly into a camera during a press briefing and said: "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 [Hillary Clinton] emails that are missing. I think you wi...

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Seagate 5TB Hard Drive $109,...

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09:30
Notable apps and app updates for July 29, 2016

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 and Updates

Rio 2016

If July, 2016 was the month of blithering idiots (otherwise known as politicians) taking to the airwaves to spout nonsense, then August of 2016 will be the month of the Olympics. Coming from Rio de Janiero, Brazil, the games are sure to be...interesting. The Russians have pretty much been banned from participating thanks to widespread doping, Brazil is in a deep economic and political crisis, and the tropical heat of Brazil is sure to bring concerns about the Zika virus. But hey, I'm being a pessimist here! Enjoy...

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09:22
Apple says Supreme Court should rule against Samsung

In its legal brief, Apple said Samsung has introduced “no evidence” that design patent damages should be decided on anything less than the value of an entire smartphone. Apple said there was no need for the Supreme Court to send the case back to a lower court for further proceedings.

Samsung are thieves and should pay what they owe.

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09:11
Hyundai adds Apple CarPlay to 2017 Sonata &...

Two more 2017-model vehicles -- the Sonata sedan and Tucson SUV -- will be Hyundai's latest to gain support for Apple CarPlay, as well as Google's Android Auto.

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09:01
A visual history of the Corvette logo

I’m not a big fan of the new Corvettes, but the 1960 model is a gem.

[Via Coudal]

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09:00
Wearable tech will be everywhere at this year's...

It's almost time. The 2016 summer Olympics are less than a week away, with the opening ceremony scheduled for August 5th. This year's event, which runs through August 21nd, takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the organizers have reportedly s...

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08:45
Loopback 1.0.3 Adds Preliminary macOS 10.12 Sierra...

Rogue Amoeba, developers of many great things upon which we podcasters rely, updated Loopback to version 1.0.3 today. Loopback lets you create virtual audio devices on your Mac which  send the audio from one application to another in ways that most apps don’t directly support. The update brings Rogue Amoeba’s latest Instant On component, version 8.3, which now supports macOS 10.12 Sierra (available in beta form), as well as a bug fix for monitoring devices that are removed and re-added. Loopback is available directly from Rogue Amoeba.


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08:40
Don’t play Pokemon Go on the railroad tracks

This one might seem obvious, but…. Bulgarian state railway company BDZ is urging players of Pokemon GO to keep off the railway tracks.

You know what—if you’re that stupid, go ahead and play on the railroad tracks, it’ll be fine.

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08:38
Broadband industry tries again to kill net...

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Six weeks after federal judges preserved net neutrality rules for the broadband industry, ISPs are seeking a full court review of the decision.

ISPs' attempt to overturn the Federal Communications Commission rules were rejected when a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit voted 2-1 in favor of the FCC. Now the broadband industry's trade groups are seeking an "en banc" review in front of all of the DC Circuit court's judges instead of just a three-judge panel. If this fails, ISPs can appeal to the Supreme Court, but the odds against them winning appear to be long.

One en banc...

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08:33
Secure WhatsApp found to not be completely...

The end-to-end encrypted WhatsApp service is leaving traces of previously deleted chats behind in device storage, making forensic retrieval possible through physical device access or a warrant served on Apple for an iCloud backup.

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08:30
The best multiroom wireless speaker system

By Chris Heinonen

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.

We've spent hundreds of hours over several months using six multiroom wireless speaker systems in every pos...

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08:23
Pokémon GO: Can’t Catch More Pokémon? Clear Out Your...

My first experience playing Pokémon happened when I installed Pokémon GO on my iPhone, and it didn’t take long before I discovered “gotta catch ’em all” doesn’t mean you have to catch every one you see. I quickly hit my 250 Pokémon storage limit, mostly with Pidgeys, but also found you can offload as many as you like to make room for that Pikachu you really want. Read on to learn how.


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08:10
Apple’s negotiating techniques holding up Apple TV...

Apple knows exactly what it wants in terms of negotiations.

And it might just be getting in the way in terms of setting up an Apple TV streaming service.

The company’s “assertive” negotiation tactics have apparently made it difficult to establish and lock deals with various cable providers and networks.

Apple started talking with the Walt Disney Company in early 2015 about getting Disney-owned content onto its then-planned streaming television service, but Apple executives, iTunes chief Eddy Cue in particular, made demands networks were not prepared to meet.

In particular, Apple wanted to freeze for several years the monthly rate per viewer it would pay to license Disney channels. TV channels usually get annual rate increases and rely on them to fuel...

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07:58
New dinosaur novel coming from Michael Chrichton

The Verge:

When Michael Crichton passed away in 2008, he left behind a massive collection of papers: outlines, notes, and several incomplete novels. In the years since his death, Crichton’s widow Sherri has been combing through those files, and recently discovered a new manuscript called Dragon Teeth, which is now set to be published by HarperCollins in 2017.

I’m a huge fan of Michael Chrichton’s writing, from The Andromeda Strain, up through Jurassic Park and beyond, to project like the E.R. TV series. His books fueled my imagination. I hope that Dragon Teeth is up to the standard.

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07:53
Apple reaps $7 billion after finalizing latest bond...

Apple has completed an anticipated five-part bond sale, raising $7 billion in debt with the help of banks including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, and Deutsche Bank.

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07:49
Apple said to redesign online store app with...

Mark Gurman and Alex Webb, writing for Bloomberg:

Apple Inc. plans to roll out a redesigned version of its Apple Store mobile app for selling devices that will use a customer’s buying history to recommend further purchases, taking a page from Amazon.com Inc.’s playbook. The updated retail app could be rolled out in the next two weeks, according to people familiar with the intended revamp. It’s likely to include a “For You” tab that suggests products based on prior orders, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the project isn’t yet public. While there are currently separate Apple Store apps for the iPhone and iPad, the new app will work on both devices and have the same basic features and interface.

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07:44
Tune up your two-step Recovery Key

Glenn Fleishman, writing for Macworld [AUTOPLAY]:

If you’re using Apple’s two-step verification system for logins, I have just one (not two) questions for you: do you know where your Recovery Key is?

A friend recently went through a multi-week set of interlocked problems when he was locked out of his Apple ID account on his iPhone, and couldn’t find his Recovery Key. He wasn’t ultimately able to get Apple to unlock his account. (During this period, his phone also locked up for a few days and he couldn’t receive texts or alerts, either.)

He had forgotten he’d enabled two-step verification, which is the older of Apple’s two methods of using a second piece of information to validate that you’re the accountholder. With the two-step system, Apple uses something akin to Find My iPhone to provide a code on your iOS devices or sends an SMS that you use to complete your login.

If you are not sure what kind of verification you have in place on your account, read...

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07:39
Skydiver plans jump tomorrow from plane, no...

AP News:

He’s made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world’s most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for “Ironman 3.” But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he’ll be remembered for is the one he’s making without a parachute. Or a wingsuit.

Or anything, really, other than the clothes he’ll be wearing when he jumps out of an airplane at 25,000 feet this weekend, attempting to become the first person to land safely on the ground in a net.

The Fox network will broadcast the two-minute jump live at 8 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. PDT) Saturday as part of an hour-long TV special called “Heaven Sent.”

Way back when, Evil Knievel did these sorts of televised, death-defying stunts on a regular basis.

More recently, we had Felix Baumgartner jumping from a balloon on the edge of space, albeit with a parachute.

Godspeed, Luke.

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07:31
Bluetooth headphone revenue overtakes non-Bluetooth...

If you subscribe to the notion that Apple skates to where the puck is going to be (forgive the hockey analogy), this is clearly where this particular puck is headed. The marketplace is tipping away from wired headphones and the 3.5mm headphone jack that goes with it.

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07:29
Hyundai’s latest CarPlay vehicles will be 2017...

Hyundai confirmed today that its latest vehicles to come with Apple’s CarPlay platform will be the 2017 Sonata and Tucson models.

more…

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07:19
California closes the Steve Jobs license plate...

Ars Technica:

One of the many things Steve Jobs was famous for was his refusal to put a license plate on the back of his car, a Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG. Jobs—or someone close to him—spotted a loophole in California DMV regulations allowing six months of grace before a license plate had to be attached to a new car. As a result, the Apple supremo maintained a rolling six-month lease on a series of new SL55 AMGs, replacing one with another just before the grace period ran out.

Steve’s license plates were the center of many an anecdote. Miss him.

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06:57
Nest Smart Thermostat App Adds Apple Watch Support

Controlling your Nest smart thermostat just got bit more convenient thanks to an iPhone app update that adds Apple Watch support. You can check and adjust the room temperature from your wrist without having to fish your iPhone out of your pocket—something Ecobee users have been doing for a while. The app update also adds support for viewing multiple Nest cameras at the same time, and adds 1080p support for the Drocam Pro. Nest may be a little late to the game with Apple Watch support, but at least it’s finally here.


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06:51
How-To: Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 with the English version...

If you’ve been waiting on an English version of the Pangu jailbreak tool, then the wait is over. Instead of an all-encompassing tool that runs solely on Windows, Pangu, with the help of Cydia creator, Saurik, provides a different method for jailbreaking eligible iOS devices. more…

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06:43
News: Report: Apple to update Apple Store app with...

Apple has a redesigned version of its Apple Store app in the works that will feature personalized recommendations, according to a new report by Bloomberg. The updated app, expected to roll out within the new two weeks, will likely include a “For You” section that features suggested products based on a user’s prior purchasing history. While the report incorrectly indicates that there are separate Apple Store apps for the iPhone and…

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06:41
Economist: Apple’s profit reporting in Ireland a ‘...

Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz said U.S. tax law that allows Apple to hold a large amount of cash abroad is “obviously deficient” and called the company’s attribution of significant earnings to a comparatively small overseas unit a “fraud.”

“Our current tax system encourages companies to keep their money abroad, opens up a vast loophole through what is called the transfer-pricing system that allows them not only to keep their money abroad but, effectively, to escape taxation,” Stiglitz, who advises Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, said in a Bloomberg Television interview.

 

He was answering question about whether policy makers like Clinton and Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, could develop a plan to encourage companies like Apple to bring their accumulated foreign earnings back to the U.S....

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06:41
A new way to fight back when hackers take your data...

The Washington Post:

Imagine having all the files on your computer — your documents, your photos, your videos — locked and held hostage by hackers who demand a payout just because you opened the wrong email attachment or clicked the wrong link. That’s the nightmare scenario facing victims of ransomware, a type of malware that quietly encrypts files on a computer so that only a digital key held by the attacker can release them.

But a new initiative called No More Ransom may offer a glimmer of hope for victims. The project, a collaboration among Europol, the Netherlands’s national police and cybersecurity firms Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab, launched a website Monday featuring tools that can help some victims decrypt their data without paying off the criminals.

Read on for more details.

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