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Monday May 30

18:38
Prospect of Indian Apple Stores still on the table,...

Despite rejection by the country's finance minister, Apple still has a chance at opening stores in India in the near future, another high-level government official indicated on Monday.

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18:33
Developer interest in Apple Watch eclipsed by iOS...

As Apple works to build out software support for its nascent Apple Watch platform, a report published Monday claims developers have lost interest in coding for the wearable, and have turned their sights back to iOS and Apple's latest software product, tvOS.

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18:08
Analyst claims next-gen iPhone 7 to feature 32 GB...

An IHS Technology analyst has posted on Chinese social media that company supply chain research indicates that the iPhone 7 will feature 32 GB storage as the $199 base model, which would mean Apple would finally drop the much-loathed 16 GB SKU from its lineup with its new flagship smartphone expected in the fall. IHS has a reasonable track record of accuracy when it comes to Apple rumors, correctly predicting last year that a 4 inch iPhone would debut in 2016 based on supply chain sources … which obviously transpired into reality as the iPhone SE.

The analyst also claims that iPhone 7 will feature 2 GB of RAM, the same specification as iPhone 6s. It is unclear if the analyst is referring to the iPhone 7 as a category or the specific 4.7 inch model. KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reported that the larger 5.5 inch iPhone 7 Plus will be equipped with 3GB RAM to handle the processing...

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16:42
Apple's iPhone is no Blackberry: a closer look...

Last week, developer Marco Arment suggested in a blog posting that if Apple were to fail to grasp the potential for voice-based Artificial Intelligence to change the nature of smartphone demand, the company's core revenue generator could suffer the same fate as RIM's Blackberry, which a decade prior had similarly failed to see the importance of iPhone's advanced multitouch experience until it was too late to do anything about it.

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15:09
How-To: Make Sony’s a6300 a vlogging camera by using...

Sony’s a6300 is one of the Japanese company’s most recently released cameras and is the successor to the very popular a6000. The camera has already received a ton of praise — Jeff took it for a test drive the other week, and enjoyed its 4K shooting abilities.

One common complaint, however, is the lack of a selfie screen on the a6300. Sony missed a big opportunity by not including a built-in way for vloggers to view themselves while on camera. 

The solution? Use your iPhone as a digital viewfinder. Not only will such a setup work with the a6300, but it’ll work with other digital cameras that support such functionality.

more…

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15:03
Behold the carnage of England’s annual cheese roll...

The Brits do some very odd things. This is high on that list.

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14:55
Iran Forces Messaging Apps To Move Data To Iranian...

An anonymous reader writes: According a report from Reuters, the Iranian government wants to be able to track private and semi-private conversations on messaging apps, and has given companies behind popular messaging apps one year to move their data onto servers in Iran. As it stands, many social networks are already blocked in Iran, and now the government wants to control even more online communication platforms. Apps like WhatsApp and Telegram, which have become incredibly popular in Iran, allow users to communicate with no government control. With Telegram, users can contact hundreds of people by creating groups. Now, even though WhatsApp for example is required to move their data to Iranian servers, it's unlikely the government will be able to intercept messages from the app since it features end-to-end encryption. WhatsApp can't even read the content of communications -- only WhatsApp users can decrypt the messages in their conversations. Apple's iMessage also features an...

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14:17
9to5Toys Last Call: Memorial Day Fashion/Apple Sales...

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13:59
[Sponsor] Streaks

Streaks is the to-do list for iPhone that helps you form good habits.

It’s an effective, motivating app that will get you focused on tackling the things you want to achieve: reach your fitness goals, learn a language, write a book, quit smoking — anything!

Plus, if you’re an Apple Watch user, this is a must-have app: it’s fast to use and the complication is one-of-a-kind.

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12:20
Caltech sues Apple & Broadcom over alleged Wi-Fi...

Apple and one of its long-time Wi-Fi chip suppliers, Broadcom, violated several patents on Wi-Fi technology owned by the California Institute of Technology, according to a lawsuit launched this month.

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11:19
Chinese company advertises new Lightning-to-...

With Apple's next-generation iPhone rumored to ditch the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, one Chinese accessory maker is hoping to capitalize on the anticipated switch, and is now advertising a series of Lightning-to-headphone adapters with separate volume controls.

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10:42
Apple's VocalIQ takeover could hint at Siri...

Assuming it makes it into Siri upgrades that may start as soon as next month's WWDC, technology Apple acquired from VoiceIQ could greatly improve the assistant's accuracy and contextual awareness, one report claims.

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10:42
Pete Souza: photographing the real Barack Obama

I love Souza’s deeply personal style of photography. I have no doubt he’d take similar photos of every other president – regardless of your feelings towards any of them, they are human beings after all – but there’s something just a touch more poignant about the shots he’s shown us of President Obama.

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10:19
Pixelmator 3.5

Adds the Quick Selection Tool and Magnetic Selection Tool, plus a new Pixelmator Retouch Extension for Photos. ($29.99 new, free update, 54.4 MB)

 

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09:36
News: Report: Developers losing interest in making...

Developers are quickly losing interest in developing apps for Apple’s watchOS because of the platform’s limited independence, Business Insider reports. Realm VP Tim Anglade, whose company’s database is used by around 100,000 app developers, said while apps for tvOS are on the upswing, new apps for Apple Watch have seen a massive decline in 2016. “On a weekly basis we’re seeing very few Watch apps, compared to iOS apps,”…

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09:23
Try these iOS grilling apps for your Memorial Day BBQ

If you're a preparing a Memorial Day barbecue -- or just planning a cookout later this summer -- here are five iOS apps that can make the process a little easier, or give you some fresh ideas.

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09:05
ASUS' ZenBook 3 Is Thinner, Lighter and Faster...

At the ongoing Computex trade show in China, Asus unveiled the ZenBook 3 laptop. The ZenBook 3's chassis measures 11.9mm while the whole body weighs 910g. At the event, the company's executive said that ZenBook 3 is better than both MacBook Air and the 12-inch MacBook. As for the specifications, the ZenBook 3, which is crafted from aerospace-grade aluminum alloy, sports a 12.5-inch full-HD display (1920x1080 pixels), and offers up to Core i7 processor, 16GB of 2133MHz RAM, up to a 1TB PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSD, a next-gen USB Type-C port (for power and data transfer), powerful quad-speaker audio by Harman Kardon, and a fingerprint scanner. Do note that there is only one USB port on the device. The entry-level variant featuring Core i5 processor, 256GB of SSD and 4GB of RAM is priced at 999, while the top-of-the-line model will set you back by $1,999. Asus also had nice things to say about the keyboard, though Engadget's reporter was not impressed. More details here.

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08:23
News: Source: New AI set to give Siri a massive...

New technology obtained from Apple’s acquisition of VocalIQ last year is poised to drastically improve Siri’s search capabilities, Business Insider reports. One unnamed source said VocalIQ’s AI was able to answer complex questions like, “Find a nearby Chinese restaurant with open parking and Wi-Fi that’s kid-friendly,” 90 percent of the time, greatly improving on the 20 percent averaged by Google Now, Siri and Cortana....

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07:44
Happy Memorial Day from O’Grady’s PowerPage!!!

Ladies and gents, it’s Memorial Day and with that in mind, the staff of O’Grady’s PowerPage will be taking the day to spend time with food, friends and family while remembering those who gave their lives so we could have this.

Enjoy the day, see some friends, get some sun and we’ll be back tomorrow with all the Mac and iOS mobile news and updates we can get our hands on.

Happy Memorial Day!

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07:19
Report: Developers losing interest in Apple Watch...

Realm, a company which provides mobile databases to around 100,000 app developers, told Business Insider that its stats show that developers are losing interest in the Apple Watch.

“On a weekly basis we’re seeing very few Watch apps, compared to iOS apps,” says VP Tim Anglade. “For every 1,000 new iOS apps being built, there are 10 tvOS apps and maybe 1 Watch app” … 

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Filed under: Apple Watch Tagged: Apple watch, Apple Watch apps,...

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07:00
News: India officially rejects Apple’s bid to sell...

India’s government dealt Apple’s plans for expansion another setback Monday, formally rejecting the company’s request to sell used iPhones in the country, Live Mint reports. Tim Cook had defended Apple’s request during his Indian tour, saying the company has similar programs in countries all over the world to sell refurbished phones that the company has restored to a “pristine level’ but made available at a lower…

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06:53
How to watch this week's NBA and NHL finals on...

It's championship season for both hockey and basketball -- the NHL Stanley Cup Final kicks off Monday night, while the NBA Finals matchup will be set after game seven of the Western Conference Finals. Here's how to watch all of this week's action on the go with your iPhone.

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06:09
Poll: With new tech for both all-metal and all-glass...

A KGI report last month suggested that Apple could be headed back to an all-glass iPhone after a succession of metal-bodied models. Different people will have different aesthetic preferences, but there have also so far been practical considerations at play.

Glass backs allow for a clean design, but are vulnerable to smashing if dropped. Metal is more robust, but requires antenna cutouts which are not to everyone’s tastes.

However, new tech could overcome both issues, so we thought it would be interesting to find out which way you’d like Apple to go if the drawbacks of each could be eliminated from the equation …

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06:05
Indian government nixes Apple’s plans to sell used...

India's minister of commerce and industry, Nirmala Sitharaman, held a press conference on Monday to announce the government had rejected Apple's request, according to Live Mint

We are not in favour of any company selling used phones in the company, however certified they may be,” commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman said at a press conference.

In March Apple sought permission from the government in India to sell used iPhones in the country. The goal was to increase its smartphone marketshare in India — which is under 2% right now.

New MacBooks are on the way - get top dollar for your used MacBook from Gazelle.

 

 

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Scrivener 2 – Back again for a...

In today’s iLounge Deal we have a great offer on Scrivener 2, back for two days only, for $22.50 — 50% off the regular price. This award-winning writing app, used by New York Times best-selling authors, takes the pain out of writing a novel in your typical word processor. Combining a wordsmith and project management tool, Scrivener 2 lets you outline your ideas, take notes, view research, and more, all in a single integrated application. You…

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05:19
Indian government publicly rejects Apple's...

Despite a recent trip by Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook to meet with local officials, the Indian government on Monday announced that it will not allow the company to sell refurbished iPhones in its country.

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05:18
Building permits break down costs of new SF Apple...

Apple recently provided a sneak preview of its latest retail store in San Francisco’s Union Square ahead of its grand opening, and building permits shared with BuildZoom (via Patently Apple) have now revealed some of the costs involved in buying and prepping the store.

more…

Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged:...

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05:01
India rejects Apple’s request to sell used iPhones,...

Indian site LiveMint is reporting that the Indian government has formally rejected Apple’s request to sell refurbished iPhones in the country as a way to make them more affordable to local consumers.

A newly-formed lobbying group opposed the plan, with Bloomberg reporting earlier this month that the government was expected to rule against Apple. This now seems to have been confirmed, despite Tim Cook making the case for the exception during his recent meeting with Prime Minister Modi …

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05:00
Enjoy Your Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day, a U.S. holiday, the staff of The Mac Observer will be taking the day off. We will resume our regular coverage of the Apple Mac, iPhone, and iPad world on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016.


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05:00
What Will HPE Sell Next?


I joined a bunch of analysts in discussing Hewlett Packard Enterprise's next move at a secret conclave last week. The company had just announced the sale of its IT services, which basically undid much of Mark Hurd's work as CEO. It already had sold off PCs and printers, more than undoing Carly Fiorina's earlier efforts. Granted, HPE spun it like it was an acquisition, but this move leaves the firm even more crippled, suggesting there's more to come. To hear Meg Whitman speak, it was like she had completely lost touch with reality.

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04:12
VocalIQ acquisition hints at how Apple plans to win...

When the original developers of Siri jumped ship to develop a competing intelligent assistant called Viv, they dismissed Apple’s implementation of their intelligent assistant as just ‘a clever AI chatbot.’ We’ve since heard that Apple plans to offer a Siri SDK that will allow it to call on the capabilities of third-party apps (something I called for last year) – but it seems like the company is also seeking to go even beyond Viv’s capabilities.

Apple last year acquired British intelligent assistant developer VocalIQ – a...

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04:00
Apple World Today is celebrating Memorial Day

We’ll be running a limited news update schedule today as we celebrate Memorial Day.

Memorial Day, federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. Remember our veterans on this special day. And be safe.

 

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02:00
Daily Deal: Complete JavaScript Coding Bundle, just...

Whether you know it or not, just about every time you visit a website, you're running JavaScript code. Maybe it's displaying an ad (sorry...) or perhaps it's being used to display real-time data on your favorite financial site. The fact is, JavaScript is the most widely-used client-side scripting language, and it's easy to get a job as a JavaScript developer if you know what you're doing. Our deal today will get you the skills you need to master JavaScript coding, packing 8 courses with 518 lessons into the easy-to-afford $59 Complete JavaScript Coding Bundle

What are the 8 courses? 

  • Learn to Code, Become a Web Developer & Master JavaScript! 
  • Level Up Your JavaScript Skills By Mastering an Essential Library & Framework
  • Master EmberJS: Learn...
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00:26
Yugioh Vintage Greeting card Adventure

Forums: SoftwareTags: Yu gi oh games

The Yugioh Vintage Greeting card Match (CCG) serves as a widespread card business oriented off of the Yugioh manga and computer animated t . v . suggest. Participants expect the tasks of dueling wizards and play around various kinds of cards to summon monsters, cast spells and employ traps in their rival.

Valuable Yu gi oh online game employment just a bit of diversely then everyday greeting card game. Practically in most greeting card game titles, one deck is applied, and individuals are dealt by it. In CCG's, each individual competitor has their own deck. This outdoor patio is designed by your player from cards which they buy, as well as...

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Sunday May 29

20:20
Largest-ever math proof chews up 200TB of data

You've probably been asked to prove a math solution at some point, but never like this. Researchers have created the world's largest math proof while solving the Boolean Pythagorean triples problem, consuming a whopping 200TB of data -- the previous...

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20:00
ARM prepares for VR in 2017's phones with new...

Come next year, ARM has one major theme in mind for its next batch of mobile processors: virtual reality. Its new Cortex-A73 chip and Mali-G71 GPU are, naturally, faster than its current lineup. But more so than the past few years, where incremental...

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18:40
Pope meets YouTube creators from around the world

Popes are no stranger to YouTube (Benedict XVI got a YouTube channel years ago), but Pope Francis is stepping things up a notch. He just met with 11 YouTube creators from around the world in a "first-of-its-kind" chat to share perspectives on issues...

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10:42
GraphicConverter 10

Everyone should have a copy of GraphicConverter on their Mac. It not only can open an incredible array of file formats, it has a feature set useful to many users of all skill levels. It’s a bonus that you’d be supporting a small Mac developer who has been around and creating great software for a very, very long time.

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10:02
William Gibson has written a comic, and you should...

If William Gibson wrote a phone book, I’d read it from cover to cover. His is a seminal voice in fiction and someone who’s work I devour whenever he has anything published. This will be no exception.

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09:56
The inside story of Apple’s forgotten project to...

Us old timers remember QT VR and how cool it was for its time. Sadly, another “cool” technology Apple either killed off or let die on the vine.

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08:53
MGG 607: The Pocket Dial Conspiracy

When in doubt, apply water, right? Listener Chris did, and it worked! Matthew takes us on a tour (through his mind) of the Pocket Dial Conspirary, and Matt asks some questions about eero. And that, folks, is what Mac Geek Gab is about: answering your questions and sharing your tips. Topics include helping Terry save PDFs to different locations from print dialogs, helping Joan to safely disable iCloud photo library, helping Michael set up his Apple Watch and MUCH, much more. Download, listen, enjoy and learn!


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07:41
Cyberduck 5

Returns support for Google Drive and updates user interface. ($23.99 new, free update, 89.6 MB)

 

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03:23
Tinderbox 6.6 and Storyspace 3.1.2

Updates to Eastgate's personal content assistant and hypertext writing app. ($249/149 new, free update, 55.4/49.6 MB)

 

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Saturday May 28

22:21
Apple Stores suffering from 'cult'...

For some workers, Apple Stores don't pay that well, don't leave much room for advancement, and sometimes produce an extremely difficult climate to work in, according to an interview with a U.K. staffer published on Saturday.

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21:23
CrashPlan 4.7

Prevents Time Machine from backing up the CrashPlan app bundle to avoid high CPU usage. (Free with a 30-day trial of online backup service, 73.8 MB)

 

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20:49
Cinematic VR maker Jaunt needs a new CEO

Let's say you run a well-funded startup in the super-hot virtual reality sector. What would you do -- bask in your success? Don't tell that to Jaunt CEO Jens Christensen. After just three years at the cinematic VR company he helped create, Christe...

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19:23
Nest's co-founder is releasing a smart kids...

Nest co-creator Tony Fadell isn't focused solely on making intelligent thermostats and smoke detectors. He recently unveiled Actev Motors, a company whose inaugural Arrow Smart-Kart promises to give kids a taste of what smart cars are like. The ele...

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18:43
iOS hacker shows off iOS 9.3.2 JailbreakMe-inspired...

Luca Todesco, better known around iOS hacking circles as qwertyoruiop, has released a video showcasing an iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak. The jailbreak, which is performed on a sixth-generation iPod touch, is performed in a style that’s similar to Comex’s famous JailbreakMe release for iOS 4.3.3 and below.

While it’s highly unlikely that this jailbreak release will ever see the light of day, the video is fairly convincing, and Todesco is a well-known hacker who has the credentials that lend to the video’s validity. more…

Filed under: Jailbreak Tagged: Hacks,...

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18:30
Apple CEO Tim Cook: I'd Require All Children To...

This week Apple CEO Tim Cook argued at Startup Fest Europe that coding should be a 'second language' taught to all children. theodp shares two quotes from a YouTube video. "We fundamentally believe that coding is a language and that just like other languages are required in school, coding should be required in school," Cook stated. "I do think coding is as important-- if not more important -- as the second language that most people learn in today's world," Cook later added... "I would go in and make coding a requirement starting at the fourth or fifth grade, and I would build on that year after year after year...I think we're doing our kids a disservice if we're not teaching them and introducing them in that way." Meanwhile, The Hill reported this week that The Computer Science Education Coalition -- which includes Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and dozens of other companies -- hired a fourth "advocacy firm" that specializes in "mobilizing groups of people to influence...

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17:50
Google Photos celebrates first birthday and 24...

Happy birthday, Google Photos. In the year since its launch, the service has created 1.6 billion animations, collages and movies from your snapshots, according to a post on the Google blog. More than that, there've been some 2 trillion labels, with 2...

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16:22
ASUS' GeForce GTX 1080 is faster and more...

NVIDIA's official GeForce GTX 1080 is fast, but let's face it: you're really waiting for the third-party cards that push the limits of what the high-end graphics chipset can really do. And it looks like your patience just paid off. ASUS has reveale...

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14:29
Apple is working on an AI system that wipes the...

“Wipes the floor” remains to be proven and we’ll likely see something announced at WWDC in a couple of weeks but this article points out that Apple develops “in private” for the most part. Those who doubt Apple’s AI efforts seem to forget that fact.

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13:06
2016 best entry-level DSLRs: what to look for, what...

If you or someone you know wants a beginner DLSR, you can’t go too far wrong with many of the cameras on this list. The important thing is to not assume the camera automatically takes good pictures. That’s the responsibility of the photographer. Learn how to shoot, learn how to use your camera and practice, practice, practice. That’s how you become a better photographer.

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13:02
GraphicConverter 10

Major new release for the "Swiss Army knife" of graphics programs adds face recognition, collage creation, support for Apple Live Photos, and more. ($39.95 new, free update, 113 MB)

 

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13:01
Chinese schoolkids climb a 2,625-foot cliffside...

You know that old cliche you’ve heard about having to “walk to school in the snow, 5 miles uphill both ways…”? Next time you hear that, point the speaker to these kids. He’ll shut up quick.

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12:59
RapidWeaver 7.0.1

Major update for the Web design and publishing software with over 50 new features and enhancements. ($99 new, free update, 87.8 MB)

 

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11:36
∞ 23 Ninja tips for your next photo walk

Calling these “Ninja tips” is silly but there’s a lot of good info in this video. Next time you go out shooting, pick one or two of them and focus on getting that particular shot.

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08:27
This week’s top stories: new MacBooks incoming,...

The top Apple stories this week include reports of new MacBook models on the way, the latest rumored specs and features for iPhone 7, our roundup of features in the cards for iOS 10, and reports that Apple is developing dedicated hardware and a new SDK for Siri. As usual, below we’ve collected all of the handy links to these and our other top stories this week.

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS Devices, Mac Tagged: AAPL, Apple, iOS 10, iPhone 7, leaks,...

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05:50
Twitter gets Peek and Pop 3D touch features in...

You wouldn’t know it from looking at the Twitter iOS app update’s release notes but last night’s update allows for 3D touch Peek and Pop features on iPhone 6s/Plus. As Twitter puts it:

What’s New in Version 6.54

A few minor updates that you didn’t even know you needed.

In quick testing, the feature works reasonably well for ‘Peeking’ at URLs, images and profiles.

Filed under: iOS Devices ...

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03:00
The week in Apple news: iPhone 7 rumors, MacBook Pro...

Apple headlines for the week ending May 27, 2016

As Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) approaches, the rumors are starting to heat up. There are fresh rumors about the MacBook Pro, the iPhone 7, the Apple Car, iTunes content, and more. You’ll find links to the rumors as well as hard news in this slideshow. Click on the link to get more information.

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02:58
Calculate Your Web site worth

Forums: General FCS Discussion

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The business has definitely its numbers that make it likely for the ones fascinated to calculate the consequences of their work. At this level, the operation is simple and needs no magical recipes; the...

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02:35
This week on AI: New MacBook Pro rumors, Apple'...

While "iPhone 7" rumors continued to fly fast and furious, some of this week's biggest news actually surrounded the company's MacBook plans, as well as a possible Siri-based competitor to Amazon's Echo speaker.

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00:47
Send Amazing Raksha Bandhan Pooja Thali From The Web...

Forums: SoftwareTags: kids rakhi

Raksha Bandhan is usually a day time regarding rituals and traditions. The afternoon is usually seen in all of the component of country together with unique bands and also ways of life. The most common tradition on the day time is actually what will be noticed in the actual upper portion of country exactly where it's also generally known as rakhi. For the complete silent celestial body evening regarding Shravana littermates immediately after creating a shower sports standard outfits to finish every one of the rituals in addition to persuits in the morning.
http://www.kidsrakhi.com/
Kids Rakhi
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Kids Rakhi with Dry Fruits

All of the necessities with the time are...

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00:21
Italian lessons in London broadens the horizon of...

Forums: Software

For the learner of a foreign language, Italian is the fifth most popular language all over the world. About 90 million people speak  this language. The Italians are boast for this. The language has a strong connection with Portuguese, Spanish, and French. It suggests that if you can speak the one, it becomes easier  to be trained in other language. Italian lessons in London broadens your individual horizon.
With is expands your business areas. Your visit to different horizons feeling no language hesitations.

Maintain a strong bonding with London. Meet the locals and expert teachers to build a rapport with them for your learning needs,  keeping in view of your the busy...

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Friday May 27

20:58
Showrunner / executive producer leaves Netflix'...

Netflix's first talk show is finally here, but less than a month after launching it will be moving forward without showrunner/executive producer Bill Wolff. Deadline reported the TV veteran's departure but didn't give a clue as to why he's leaving af...

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20:22
Google and Ray Kurzweil are making chatbots together

While we don't often hear Ray Kurzweil's name associated with Google products, Mountain View hired him back in 2012 to work on unspecified machine learning and language processing projects. Now, the famous futurist has finally revealed one of the pro...

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19:58
Activists say Vietnam shut down Facebook during...

During President Obama's three-day trip to Vietnam this week, authorities in the country blocked access to Facebook in an attempt to silence political dissidents, according to reports from two activist organizations. Digital-rights group Access Now a...

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19:23
Latest robot roach can leap like the real thing

Look away entomophobes: a collaboration between South Korea's Seoul National University and UC Berkeley has created an unholy robotic cockroach that can not only crawl around to gross you out, but can also jump a solid five feet in the air and then p...

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18:56
NBC will air the 2016 Rio Olympics in 4K, HDR and...

NBC has announced that it will make content from this year's Olympic Games available to carriers in 4K and HDR, however there's one little catch: it will be delayed by a day. In a setup that will seem familiar to any early HDTV adopters that still ca...

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18:47
The Pros and Cons of a Proprietary Apple Car Charger

A Reuters report claiming Apple has been talking to car charger companies got Bryan Chaffin thinking about standards. It seems likely that Apple would develop its own proprietary technology for charging the Apple Car, but there are many reasons why it would make sense for Apple to adopt an industry standard.


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18:45
Feinstein-Burr Encryption Legislation Is Dead In The...

An anonymous reader writes from a report via Reuters: After the San Bernardino terrorist attack, key U.S. lawmakers pledged to require technology companies to give law enforcement agencies a "back door" to encrypted communications and electronic devices. Now, the push for legislation is dead only months after the terrorist attack. In April, Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein released the official version of their anti-encryption bill with hopes for it to pass through Congress. But with the lack of White House support for the legislation as well as the high-profile court case between Apple and the Justice Department, the legislation will likely not be introduced this year, and even if it were, it would stand no chance of advancing, said sources familiar with the matter. "The short life of the push for legislation illustrates the intractable nature of the debate over digital surveillance and encryption, which has been raging in one form or another since the 1990s," reports...

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18:27
Mailplane 3.6.3

Maintenance update for the Gmail-specific email client. ($24.95 new, free update, 23.4 MB)

 

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18:26
Twitter for iOS gets 'Peek and Pop' 3D...

Ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter on Friday released an updated version of its iOS app with native support for in-app "Peek and Pop" 3D Touch gestures, while Google refreshed its flagship search app with integrated Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) technology.

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18:00
Google Boosts Mobile Web Speed On Apple Devices With...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fortune: The Google iOS app for devices like the iPhone and iPad now supports the search giant's Accelerated Mobile Pages project, created to increase the loading times of news articles on the Internet. Now when users search for news from their Apple devices using the Google app, they should see streamlined news articles from media companies like The Washington Post that chose to participate in Google's web project. The AMP project is a Google-led initiative to standardize the software code behind each news article on the mobile web. AMP was designed to remove years of accumulated software code that has built up on online publishers' websites. As of Friday, iOS users should see a lightning bolt graphic and the letters "AMP" next to news articles from participating publishers in the "Top Stories" section of their search results in the Google app.

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17:26
Capto 1.0.1

Maintenance release for the screen capture utility formerly known as Voila. ($29.99 new, free update, 22.8 MB)

 

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16:32
Anticipating WWDC 2016: What's in store for...

Apple has sold far more iOS devices than Macs over the past several years, but as a $20 billion business, the Mac platform remains extremely important to the company. Here's a look at where Apple's conventional computing platform is headed, and what we can expect to see at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference.

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16:27
PopChar X 7.5

Adds support for combined emojis in the Apple Color Emoji font. (€29.99 new, free update, 4.6 MB)

 

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16:24
Report: Jawbone has stopped making its fitness...

According to a report this evening from Tech Insider, Jawbone, the company once famous for its Bluetooth headsets and more recently known for its Jambox speakers and fitness wearables, has stopped making the UP line of fitness trackers. This includes three devices that the company has reportedly struggled to sell: the UP2, UP3, and UP4. Another report says that a clinical-grade wearable is coming soon…

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15:59
VirnetX Wants to Shut Down FaceTime, but it Won’t...

The patent holding company VirnetX has managed to score a string of wins in its ongoing fight with Apple over infringement claims. Most recently, the company won US$625 million in a February ruling, and now is asking the court to bump that up another $190 million and grant an injunction forcing Apple to turn off FaceTime and iMessage. Despite VirnetX's track record so far, however, it isn't likely the court will agree to shut down Apple's video and text chat services.


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15:26
TextExpander 6.0.5

Improves the Snippet Editor with better image import. ($40 annual subscription, $20 upgrade subscription, free update from version 6, 7.3 MB)

 

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15:26
1Password 6.3

Adds support for the Vivaldi, Brave and Opera developer Web browsers, plus enables anchoring of the Large Type window. ($49.99 new, free update, 47.5 MB)

 

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15:26
AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.6.7 and 7.7.7

Separate updates for Airport models with 802.11n Wi-Fi and new tower-like models with 802.11ac Wi-Fi. (Free)

 

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15:21
Apple details efforts to ease environmental impact...

In an effort to allay local concerns over a massive data center project in Galway, Ireland, Apple this week offered greater detail on environmental initiatives it has planned for the site, from forest repopulation to the creation of a public woodland walkway.

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14:45
It Could Happen - Universally Autonomous Cars Could...

Companies that must employ drivers and pay them, even without customary benefits, would like to replace them with computers that can drive autonomously. This makes such vehicles candidates for taxis, buses, and trucks.  But what about customers who actually enjoy being in control of a car that they own?  Is that an enduring or dying part of American culture? John Martellaro looks at the issues.


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14:45
Star Wars: Force Awakens Soundtrack LPs Will Feature...

I am so in love with this! Disney is planning to release a hologram vinyl version of the original motion picture soundtrack for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Vinyl—hipsters rejoice, right? But wait, there's more because geeks get to rejoice, too, because HOLOGRAM! A hologram of the Millennium Falcon and a Tie Fighter is etched into the vinyl that appears above the LPs (it's a two-disc set) when it spins on the turntable. It's an analog process, there are no projectors here, it's just light doing what light does when a mad scientist like Tristan Duke harnesses it to his will. It turns out he did the same thing for some limited edition LPs Jack White put out for his killer album Lazaretto (the title track's video is one of my favs). So anyhoo...watch this video and delight that there are smart people who make things that amaze us.

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14:36
Record Your Mac’s Screen with iShowU Instant: $12

We have a deal for you today on a utility that makes it easy to record your screen (screencap) on your Mac. iShowU Instant for Mac records in QuickTime or MP4, can hide your desktop icons, and can share to various social media services directly. You can also control your frame rate, going as slow as 1 fame per minute to record time lapse movies. You can get this software through TMO for $12, half off retail.


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14:34
Jawbone said to end fitness tracker sales, may sell...

Once a mainstay of both industries, Jawbone is reportedly exiting the fitness-tracking world -- at least temporarily -- as well as trying to sell off its speaker division.

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13:53
∞ Rob Zombie: We’re An American Band

Zombie did a great job with this classic song.

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13:46
Jawbone stopped making its UP fitness trackers

Jawbone has three major fitness trackers: The UP2, UP3, and UP4. The company has struggled to sell the devices and was forced to offload them at a discount to a reseller in order to get the revenue it needed to keep the business going, according to the source.

The report also notes that Jawbone is trying to sell its speaker business, as well.

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13:44
A modern take on cuckoo clocks

I really like cuckoo clocks and grandfather clocks. Always have.

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13:38
Google Photos: One year, 200 million users, and a...

Now 200 million of you are using Google Photos each month. We’ve delivered more than 1.6 billion animations, collages and movies, among other things. You’ve collectively freed up 13.7 petabytes of storage on your devices—it would take 424 years to swipe through that many photos! We’ve also applied 2 trillion labels, and 24 million of those have been for … selfies.

Google put together some of their favorite tips for using the service.

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13:30
Notable apps and app updates for May 27, 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

Eltima Software has announced Folx Pro 5.0, an update to their download manager for Mac OS X. 

It provides download management, smart files organization, and more. Version 5.0 offers a new interface design, supported by reworked features and new options. Downloading from websites requiring authentication has gotten easier with a password manager. Also, the new Folx Smart Speed Adjustment feature became even smarter and more flexible, according to the folks at Eltima.

Folx Pro costs $19.99. It can be downloaded from the developer's website. All registered users of Folx 4.0 Pro can upgrade to the latest version at a 50% discount....

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11:46
How should Apple & Siri compete with Amazon Echo...

Amazon was first with its Echo Wi-Fi speaker — a dedicated, standalone hub for its Alexa virtual assistant software — and now word has it Apple is working on a similar product for Siri. The several reports this week detailing Apple’s plans followed Google’s unveiling of its competitive Home hardware and Assistant platform at its Google I/O developer conference earlier this month. But what exactly will Apple’s competitor look like? And how will its reported plans for a Siri SDK play into its approach?

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11:43
Report: Apple’s rumored Amazon Echo-like Siri...

Earlier this week it was reported that Apple may announce a Siri SDK and Amazon Echo-like Siri speaker at WWDC next month. The software development kit would allow developers to integrate apps with the voice assistant, and a Siri speaker would compete with Amazon’s Alexa and the upcoming Google Home. Adding to the rumors, a new report suggests this product may not be available until sometime next year, but could feature cameras with facial recognition features that stand out from Amazon’s and Google’s products.

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Filed under: iOS Tagged: Siri...

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11:41
Apple's intelligent assistant plans shouldn...

So, rumor has it that Apple is working on a competitor to the Amazon Echo, and has been for a while. Rumor also has it that the company may also be adding a microphone and speaker to the Apple TV, to make it more Echo-like. Furthermore, yet another rumor points to the emergence of a Siri API.

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11:14
Apple's Siri-based Echo competitor could come...

Apple's rumored Amazon Echo competitor could reportedly include a camera for facial recognition, but may have to wait until 2017 to hit store shelves.

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10:52
AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule updates...

According to MacRumors.com, the AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule are out of stock at many U.S. Apple retail stores. You can still buy ‘em at the online store, and the AirPort Express can still be purchased both online and in the retail stores.

With the 2016 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference about two weeks away, it’s possible that we could see updated units announced. The current models are a bit long-in-the-tooth. Apple last updated the AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule at WWDC 2013 with faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi, new designs, and other internal changes. The AirPort Express was last updated in June 2012.

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10:49
TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-27: Apple’s Car...

Apple needs to make sure there's a way to charge its electric car when drivers are out and about. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their thoughts on how Apple will deal with existing charging station standards, competing with Tesla, and creating its own proprietary charging connector. They also have some thoughts on the report that Apple's Eddie Cue wanted to buy Time Warner Entertainment.


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10:44
News: Apple’s new ‘Echo rival’ may feature a camera

Apple may be planning to include facial recognition technology in its rumored Siri device, according to CNET. Sources for the report indicated that Apple has “explored putting a camera in its device” with facial recognition technology that could detect who is in a room, and could then activate personal music and lighting profiles....

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10:37
Rumor: Apple’s Amazon Echo competitor will be a ‘...

I’m about to give you the latest speculation on the rumored Apple Siri-based speaker system. Get you pad and pencil ready; you’ll need to take notes to keep the rumors straight.

On Wednesday it was reported that Apple is working on "an Amazon Echo-like device with a speaker and microphone that people can use to turn on music, get news headlines or set a timer” that will be powered by Siri. Yesterday VentureBeat said that such a gadget may come in the form of a refreshed Apple TV, rather than a new hardware product.

Today CNET says that it won’t be a next generation Apple TV, but will be a “smart speaker” that could be "self aware" and...

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