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Friday January 20

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




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

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13:30
FastComputer: Fussy but Fixable


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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13:08
A tour of Air Force One

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

∞ Read this on The Loop

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




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

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

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

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

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

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12:40
Mailplane 3.6.9

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

 

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12:34
Apple’s Continuing Need for Worthy Rivals

Chris Matyszczyk, writing for CNet:

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

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

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

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




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

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12:22
Yahoo and the Year of Living Dangerously


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

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

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

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




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

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

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


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10:40
Boom 2 v1.5.2

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Best Buy’s two-day sale includes...

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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


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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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07:39
∞ The Power Mac G4 Cube

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

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




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

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

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

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

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07:32
Grading Tim Cook

Neil Cybart, Above Avalon:

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

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

And:

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

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

Steffen Reich, iDownloadBlog:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Josh Centers, TidBITS:

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

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

We wrote about this...

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07:17
Sticker for your AirPods case

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

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




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

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

Just a taste:

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

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

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

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07:06
On luck

Great essay on business and luck. Two highlights:

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

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

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

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


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




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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Compressor 4.3.1 changes include:

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

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


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

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

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

The total value of the...

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

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

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05:30
Fox 1.0 is new royalty app for macOS

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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05:00
Astropad Studio Could Replace Your Wacom Tablet

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


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

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

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

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

It’s thought that the higher...

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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04:00
How to customize the Finder toolbar

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

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

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


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Thursday January 19

23:43
iOS Tip: Avoid Charging Your Wet iPhone 7/7 Plus

This is less of a tip and more of a warning. Apple made the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus water and dust resistant, with a rating of IP67. This means that you won’t have to worry as much if you get a wet iPhone. Step One: Don’t panic, and grab your towel.


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20:04
Apple Authorized Reseller Simply Mac closing...

Popular Apple Authorized Reseller and Service Provider Simply Mac is closing a handful of stores around the country. The store, owned by GameStop, operates a variety of locations in areas primarily where Apple Stores aren’t prevalent. The news of the closures has been reported by local stations around the country.

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19:25
Simply Mac stores closing amid apparent corporate...




Well known Apple product purveyor Simply Mac is shuttering brick-and-mortar stores across the U.S., with conflicting reports claiming the move is either the result of corporate restructuring or a decision by Apple to end its nationwide sales agreement with the firm.

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18:34
Apple updates pro video apps with bug fixes, feature...




Apple on Thursday updated its suite of video editing tools -- Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor -- with a number of minor feature additions, bug fixes and general performance improvements.

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18:26
Google's VR art app is open source and ready to...

Google's Tilt Brush is capable of some pretty impressive results. But what if those 3D paintings and projects you made while strapped into virtual reality could escape into the real world? That's the idea behind the open-source Tilt Brush Toolkit, av...

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18:12
Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and...

Following significant updates to its GarageBand and Logic Pro X tools, Apple this evening has released updates to its Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Compressor editing apps. Each update includes its own set of changes, including bug fixes, performance improvements, and more…

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18:05
Neuroscience Can't Explain How a Microprocessor...

mspohr writes: The Economist has an interesting story about two neuroscientists/engineers -- Eric Jonas of the University of California, Berkeley, and Konrad Kording of Northwestern University, in Chicago -- who decided to test the methods of neuroscience using a 6502 processor. Their results are published in the PLOS Computational Biology journal. Neuroscientists explore how the brain works by looking at damaged brains and monitoring inputs and outputs to try to infer intermediate processing. They did the same with the 6502 processor which was used in early Atari, Apple and Commodore computers. What they discovered was that these methods were sorely lacking in that they often pointed in the wrong direction and missed important processing steps.


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17:55
What Earth Would Look Like if All the Ice Melted

Curious what the planet would look like if all the world’s ice melted? Let’s just say the topic has been on my mind lately. National Geographic did the math, with pictures to help us wrap our heads around it. If all the world’s ice melted—an extreme eventuality that would require thousands of years—sea levels would rise an estimated 216 feet. Unsurprisingly, what we know as “coast” today would become “offshore.” In North America, the Atlantic seaboard is gone, as is Florida. In my novel (set in 2139), the Philly Bay is a thing, but that was based on a model of just 22 meters (72 feet) in sea levels rising. In Nat Geo‘s more extreme model, the Central Valley in California becomes a giant bay. San Diego goes bye, bye, as does a little town in Texas called “Houston.” Nat Geo has detailed maps of all the continents, including the desert formerly known as North Africa, the desert formerly known as Australia, and parts of China that are currently home...

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16:58
Samsung to reveal cause of Galaxy Note 7 explosions...




Samsung is looking to close the book on last year's Galaxy Note 7 debacle with a press conference on Sunday, at which the company intends to reveal results of multiple investigations into the smartphone explosions.

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15:56
Apple executives reportedly set to meet with...

Just a day after a pair of reports shed more light on Apple’s progress in starting a manufacturing presence in India, a new report from Reuters offers a few new details. The report claims that while some Indian officials are eager to have Apple in the country, others aren’t convinced at this point.

The most interesting tidbit, however, is that Apple executives will be meeting with Indian government officials next week to discuss plans…

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15:44
Apple Releases New Design Resources for iOS...

Today Apple shared some free design resources for iOS developers with an update to its iOS Human Interface Guidelines (via 9to5Mac). The resources include UI and template materials to make it easier to design iOS apps. Apple says the design resources are “comprehensive and accurately depict the full range of UIKit controls, views and glyphs available to developers using the iOS SDK.” The files are available in Sketch and Photoshop formats. This is a change from the Sketch-only files in the past. Interestingly, both light and dark UI elements are given. It adds a small amount of fuel to the fire for a rumored Dark Mode.

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15:34
How to pair Apple's AirPods with iPhone and Mac




With AirPods now arriving in the hands of -- a few lucky -- customers, AppleInsider takes you through the initial pairing process, demonstrating the ease at which Apple's W1 chip facilitates connections with both iOS and Mac devices.

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15:32
Get Jim Dalrymple and Bryan Chaffin iMessage Stickers

OK, get this. Nodconcept made this custom emoji of me for the company’s Facebook emoji app for iOS. They made one for my friend Jim Dalrymple of The Loop, too. Facebook emoji apps are so 2009, but the Emoti eomji are available as an iMessage sticker pack. And—more importantly—Nodconcept told me they added the emojis for me and Jim to that sticker pack.


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15:04
Unicode committee to meet at Apple campus, discuss...




Unicode Technical Committee members will meet at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., next week to discuss the addition of new emoji or modifiers that would introduce redhead characters in a future iteration of the standard.

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14:55
Apple Pencil 2 might be coming this spring, along...

The new Apple Pencil could work on your iPad, your iPhone, and even on your new MacBook Pro.

Apple will reportedly unveil the Apple Pencil 2 in March, alongside a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, according to Chinese website Wei Feng. The Apple Pencil was first introduced in late 2015, and there hasn’t been an iPad Pro update since March 2016, when Apple unveiled the 9.7-inch model. 

The report does not disclose any details about the new features on the Apple Pencil 2, but according to Mashable, it’s possible that the improved stylus could incorporate magnetic connectors so that it will easily attach to the side of the iPad Pro. This rumor stems from a patent that Apple first filed back in 2015.

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14:41
New LinkedIn Site Design Encourages Engagement


LinkedIn on Thursday announced a new look tied to a complete overhaul of its technology architecture, which brings conversations and content front and center. The redesign brings the LinkedIn desktop in line with the mobile browser version launched in 2015. LinkedIn will roll out its new desktop globally over the next few weeks. Among the changes are a streamlined navigation bar, now with seven core areas: Home, Messaging, Jobs, Notifications, Me, My Network and Search. LinkedIn also has added a smarter real-time messaging interface.

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14:38
AWT News Update: January 19, 2017

A light news day today...

  • Apple adds a few formatting and ad changes to Apple News...for publishers
  • Design resources for iOS 10 become available along with updated Human Interface Guidelines
  • Google's Pixel phones are hard to get...although they're selling at about 1/10th the rate of iPhones

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Hi, this is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for January 19, 2017.

While Apple News will still pretty much look the same for readers, Apple today unveiled a bunch of changes for...

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14:30
Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 19, 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

Howlin Interactive has introduced Super Passwords 1.0. It’s a $1.99 password organizer that uses iCloud to sync data across your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. With support for Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor, additional features include quick searching and the ability to mark passwords as favorites.

macOS Apps/Updates

Steven Riggs has announced TimeTable 3 for macOS. The tool allows you toexport macOS Calendar data and analyze and total the number of hours recorded on your calendars. 

It’s designed to make it simple...

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14:21
Hands-on: Channels DVR public beta for the Apple TV...

Channels, an app that we’ve covered several times in the past, allows users to stream live local television to an Apple TV or iOS device via a handy guide interface. The app works in harmony with an HD HomeRun box to receive over-the-air terrestrial television or cable TV depending on the box you purchase.

After the successful launch of the iOS version of the app and Channels 2.0 for the Apple TV, developer Fancy Bits’ next project involves integrating a subscription-based DVR service directly into the Channels app for Apple TV.

The DVR service, which will require a subscription, is currently in beta. By tapping into a NAS solution like the Synology DS916+, users can record live...

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14:20
How to add and switch between Instagram accounts on...




Facebook's Instagram is a convenient way to share photos as well as short videos, but for many reasons it can be smart to have multiple personas on the service. Here's how to add additional profiles on Apple's iPhone and switch between them.

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14:13
Here’s why we’re not downloading Meitu, the red-hot...

I wasn’t going to download it regardless because it creates some truly awful photos but the security implications mean you shouldn’t download/use it either.

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13:49
Apple provides new iOS design resources compatible...




Apple on Thursday updated the iOS Human Interface Guidelines on its Developer site to include downloadable graphical templates that help app producers understand and create software using the iOS design language.

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13:40
The Devil Box Enables Solid Thunderbolt 3 Graphics...

The promise of Thunderbolt has always been to eliminate the need for internal expansion slots. But it wasn’t until Thunderbolt 3 and its 40 Gbps speed that having a second, external, high end graphics card would become a practical reality. For example, if you’d like to augment your new 2016 MacBook Pro with a Radeon RX400 series or an Nvidia Geforce GTX 10, now you can do that with this $379 TB3 expansion box from PowerColor called the Devil Box. Here’s a review to whet your appetite for some serious graphics power.


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13:37
What features should Apple add to 2nd-gen AirPods? [...

We asked in a previous poll why YOU aren’t buying AirPods despite overall glowing reviews. Now we want to know what you’d like to see in a future, second-generation version of the product.

For the majority in our last poll, the reason for holding off on the purchase was either pricing or availability. That’s not much of a surprise, because for many of us, the product is already solid enough to become our new daily-driver headphones. But there are, however, a few possibilities for new features in a future set of AirPods.

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13:25
Tip of the Day: Enabling Star Ratings in the iOS 10....

One of the more controversial changes in Apple’s iOS 10 Music app was the elimination of the longstanding star-based rating system for music tracks. It’s unclear whether this was just inadvertently left out in the redesign or whether Apple felt that the new love/dislike system was enough — but clearly somebody at Apple got the message, as the ability to use star ratings has quietly returned in iOS 10.2. It’s still hidden by default,…

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13:16
Best of NAMM 2017: Pocket Synthesizers, new Logic...

From 9to5Toys.com

NAMM 2017 is officially in full swing this week, which means product unveilings galore for the latest and greatest in music and audio production gear. We’ve been covering some of the bigger announcements on 9to5Toys (and on 9to5Mac), but below we’ve rounded up the best of the best so you don’t miss anything. Check back for more NAMM product announcements as the show continues over the weekend.

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12:20
Samsung 'Galaxy S8' assistant Bixby said...




Samsung is rumored to offer visual search capabilities in the upcoming "Galaxy S8," allowing users to search for objects identified in a photograph, representing the South Korean company's latest attempt at a Siri-like virtual assistant.

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12:10
Apple shares new iOS 10 Design Resources available...

Following the update to their Apple News Format Design Tutorial, Apple has just published an update to their iOS Human Interface Guidelines with new iOS 10 design resources. The resources include templates and UI materials to help designers quickly design iOS applications.

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11:52
Apple News Format updated with new HTML list...

Apple has announced a new update to their Apple News Format, which is used by publishers on the Apple News platform. The update today includes list item stylings for HTML formats within posts, and a new design tutorial to help new publishers hit the ground running.

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11:46
Luckey Dons Virtual Flak Jacket for Zenimax Testimony


Palmer Luckey on Wednesday denied that he stole proprietary code from ZeniMax Media, in the little-known company's blockbuster $2 billion lawsuit against Oculus VR and Facebook. ZeniMax has alleged that in 2012, when Luckey was just a video game enthusiast in southern California, he corresponded with John Carmack, the iconic former ZeniMax programmer behind Doom, who was then technical director of its Id Software unit. Carmack allegedly used proprietary hardware and software information to develop the Oculus Rift VR headset.

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11:41
Monitor your home’s electricity usage on your iPhone

In our world of the quantified self, Internet of Thing (IoT) and home automation I figured it would be trivial to find a way to monitor my home’s electricity usage remotely and in real-time (without having to unscrew the panel on my electricity panel.) Boy, was I wrong.

I’m a diehard fan of Nest, Dropcam, Hue, Ring and their ilk and I’ve used TED5000 for electricity monitoring at a previous house, but TED requires a fair amount of knowledge (and bravery!) to get set up correctly. After moving to a new house I was determined to find an easy-to-install solution to monitor my home’s insatiable appetite for electricity, and I found it!

Unfortunately, home electricity monitoring products aren’t as popular as I thought, and there’s a pretty high set of requirements that you need to hurdle to achieve such a feat.

Your ability to use this gadget depends on how modern your electricity provider’s equipment is, specifically the electric meter...

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11:30
iPhone 7/7 Plus improve a bit over year-ago launch

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) has released analysis of the results from its research on Apple for the fiscal quarter that ended Dec. 31, 2016. The quarter includes the first full quarter of sales of the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models.

CIRP finds that the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus accounted for 72% of total U.S. iPhone sales in the quarter, with iPhone 7 at 40% and iPhone 7 Plus at 32%.

“In the first full quarter of availability, the flagship iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models accounted for a slightly higher percentage of iPhone sales than the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus did last year,” says Josh Lowitz, CIRP partner and co-founder. “The entry level iPhone SE had a smaller share of sales than the similarly positioned 5S did a year ago, and the most expensive iPhone 7 Plus garnered a larger share than the 6S Plus did in the same quarter a year ago. The shift to newer, more expensive phones suggests that Apple could...

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11:00
Luscious leather: Twelve South RelaxedLeather iPhone...

Twelve South RelaxedLeather iPhone Case. Photo ©2017 Steven Sande

So many iPhone cases, so little time. Not that long ago, Dennis Sellers reviewed the Wally Case wallet case from Charleston, SC-based Distil Union. Today we're looking at another leather wallet case from another design house in Charleston -- Twelve South. The case? The new RelaxedLeather for iPhone 7 ($39.99 without pockets, $49.99 with pockets).

Design

The RelaxedLeather is hands-down one of the best-looking leather iPhone cases I've had the pleasure to review. Twelve South uses hand burnished leather for a rich look that only gets better with time as the leather softens and gets slightly darker. 

The finishes on the RelaxedLeather are very classy:...

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10:49
Comparison data for US cities

This is a very detailed data dump you can use to compare elements of two American cities. Everything from population to education to commuting income. I would have killed to have this kind of data easily available to me when I was in school.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:36
Apple News gets extended formatting options for...




In its ongoing effort to improve Apple News, the company has rolled out a series of changes which extends formatting options for publishers and adds a new ad size for the iPhone and iPod touch, in conjunction with a new tutorial to assist with the new features.

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10:35
Kult of Ktulu : Olympic, a Textual Narrative...

Check out Kult of Ktulu: Olympic. It’s a textual narrative game, but what hit me were the gorgeous graphics backing up the narrative. Players take on the avatar of a young girl named Elena on a ship crossing the Atlantic in the early 20th century. Elena is investigating the Kult in a world built from H.P. Lovecraft imagery. I haven’t played it yet, but it looks lush and delicious. It’s currently in the App Store as a free download with in-app purchases. It’s in Google Play, too, if that’s your poison.


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10:32
New Mac backdoor using antiquated code

While this probably isn’t much of a threat to most of us, the article is an interesting look into how Malwarebytes goes about investigating malware.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:25
In final days in office, Obama's White House...




As the Obama administration leaves the White House this week, one piece of the outgoing president's legacy -- the U.S. Digital Service -- is attempting to woo Silicon Valley techies to work for government agencies. Their recruitment strategy: Using the words of Apple's iconic late cofounder, Steve Jobs.

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