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Friday November 17

04:30
Twelve South serves up two great iPhone X cases (and...

Twelve South is known for creating great products to enhance the Apple experience and that’s not changed with its new cases for the iPhone X. 

The $59.95 BookBook for iPhone X is a wallet case, hands-free stand and removable shell all wrapped up in a vintage leather book. It has pockets to hold your ID, cards and cash. 

The BookBook can fold into a display stand for hands-free usage, and a removable shell protects the next get smartphone in or out of the case.

BookBook for the iPhone X sports an upgraded card slot and wallet design to prevent stretching and pilling and adds a dark interior finish to better resist dirt and dust.

The inside of the BookBook is covered in a soft felt to ensure the smartphone has a cozy ride wherever you take it. And taking it anywhere is easy to do due to the case's lightweight, slim...

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04:00
How to close an app in iPhone X

Some folks close apps on their iPhones to free up memory and stop background refreshing. Others close ‘em when apps get unresponsive. If you need to force quit apps on the iPhone X, here’s how:

  • Swipe up from the bottom of the smartphone screen, then pause with you finger in the middle of the screen for a second until the apps appear. 
  • Touch and hold the app, then swipe up to close it.     
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04:00
BTV brings local TV to your phone and desktop for...

There's a new way to watch local TV on your PC or smartphone—for free. Didja, a Silicon Valley-based company, is taking over-the-air TV channels and packaging them for streaming to a smartphone app.

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03:31
Spotify for iPhone X is now available with updated...

It’s been two weeks since the iPhone X hit the market and many popular apps are still awaiting updates to take advantage of the taller 5.8-inch display. Spotify is the latest major app to update for the iPhone X.

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Nov. 17, 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.

macOS Apps/Updates

AKVIS has announced Retoucher 9.0, an upgraded of its photo restoration software. The new version offers a number of Color Correction parameters, the flexible Crop tool, as well as the Vignette option that lightens/darkens the image at its perimeter.

AKVIS Retoucher helps to remove dust, scratches, date stamps and other unwanted details from photos. Also, it’s possible to improve image composition and reconstruct missing parts using the information of the surrounding areas. On the Mac platform, AKVIS Retoucher requires macOS 9.0.12 or higher. 

The product is available as a standalone application and as a plugin filter...

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03:15
iPhone X shipping estimates drop to 2 to 3 weeks in...

iPhone X shipping times have improved in the United States and Canada, so if you were hoping to snag one for your special someone for the holidays, it looks like you’ll beat the buzzer.

The shipment times, which were at 3 to 4 week estimates, have improved to 2 to 3 week estimates in the United States and Canada since the handset became available in early November.

The new 2 to 3 week shipping estimates for North America follow improved shipping estimates in countries across Europe and Asia Pacific.

Apple has also apparently been sending out iPhone X pre-orders more quickly than expected with a number of users who were expecting their devices to arrive in late November or December having them show up at their doorsteps.

Apple retail stores are also receiving regular shipments and customers who check stock on Apple.com early in the morning and use stock-tracking tools like iStockNow have been able to make purchases with no wait time.

The...

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03:00
Apple releases iOS 11.1.2 update, offers fix for...

If nothing else, the iOS 11 updates are arriving fairly quickly.

Apple released its iOS 11.1.2 update on Thursday. The update, which can range from a few hundred megabyte to a 2.43 gigabyte download, offered the following fixes and changes:

– Fixes an issue where the iPhone X screen becomes temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid temperature drop.

– Addresses an issue that could cause distortion in Live Photos and videos captured with iPhone X.

iOS 11.1.2 can be installed either via iTunes or via the Software Update feature.

If you’ve tried the iOS 11.1.2 update and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.

Via The Mac Observer

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03:00
Avoid Black Friday crowds! Get a deal on 8 Mac apps...

Most Black Friday deals mean you have to wake up at the crack of dawn, stand in a line in the cold, and then fight complete strangers to get some electronic gizmo. We've got a better idea for. you; sleep in next Friday and bask in the warm feeling of knowing that you were able to get a heck of a deal on eight Mac apps for $39 in the Apple World Today Deals Shop. Our Black Friday Mac Bundle is filled with apps and utilities to make using your Mac more enjoyable and productive. 

What do you get with the Black Friday Mac Bundle?

  • PDF Expert 2.2 ($59.99 value)
  • Roxio Toast 16 Titanium ($99.99 value)
  • ...
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03:00
OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.2

Adds JavaScript automation support and improves overall performance when opening and using larger files. ($9.99/59.99 new, free update, 38.7 MB)

 

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00:01
Comcast, Verizon, and Sony are also after Fox's...

Talk of Disney eyeing Fox's assets has ignited the interest of more media juggernauts. The new batch of contenders includes Comcast, Verizon, and Sony's entertainment arm, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Thursday November 16

22:26
Two airlines are bringing faster WiFi to their...

Two airlines have made moves to upgrade their WiFi offerings today. Cathay Pacific Group will provide GoGo's 2Ku satellite-based broadband technology starting in 2018 and Emirates has partnered with Thales to bring 50Mpbs connectivity to its Boeing 7...

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21:37
Tesla unveils new Semi with a 500 mile range,...




Elon Musk's Tesla has debuted its semi truck that was previously expected with a 500 mile range between charges, and also unveiled a new roadster capable of going 620 miles -- with the ability to go zero to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds.

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21:04
Tesla reveals a new Roadster, due in 2020

At Tesla's Semi event, the automaker dropped its new Roadster. It'll have a 620-mile range via a 200kWh battery pack."You'll be able to travel from LA to San Francisco and back without recharging," CEO Elon Musk said. The new Tesla Roadster will do z...

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20:44
IK Multimedia ships iRig Keys I/O keyboard MIDI...




K Multimedia has added another device to its audio interface line, introducing the iRig Keys I/O as pair of MFi-certified MIDI controllers that can be used to create music on an iPhone or iPad, using its included keyboard or via another instrument or microphone using the device as a preamp.

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20:33
Tesla unveils its vision of the future of trucking

At an event adjacent to SpaceX, the Tesla Semi (yes, that's its name) electric truck was introduced with the same pomp and circumstance the company uses for all its automobile launches. The tall, slick big rig follows the Tesla minimalist design lang...

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19:51
KeyCue 8.6

Adds the new Tioga theme and updates the Tenaya theme. (€19.99 new, free update, 3.8 MB)

 

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19:34
Apple dominates all electronics, jewelry companies...




A report from a conflict mineral advocacy group puts Apple well ahead of other companies including Google, Microsoft, and Intel in efforts to develop supply chains of metals outside of conflict zones like the Congo.

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19:32
SpaceX's mysterious Zuma mission won't...

We still don't know what Northrop Grumman commissioned SpaceX to launch for the US government, but whatever it is won't get there tonight. In a move that leaves Elon Musk's calendar open for the Tesla electric semi-truck reveal (still scheduled for 1...

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18:29
Time includes iPhone X in its list of '25 Best...




Time Magazine has named the iPhone X as one of the '25 Best Inventions of 2017,' calling Apple's flagship mobile device 'arguably the world's most sophisticated smartphone' over its new display, its augmented reality applications, and the inclusion of Face ID.

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18:07
Apple Design Chief Jonathan Ive on the iPhone X: We...

I haven’t always agreed with Apple’s (and therefore, Ive’s) design decision but I always enjoy hearing from Ive and parsing out how his sometimes veiled explanations of his design philosophy informs Apple’s products.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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17:56
Denise Young Smith Will Leave as Head of Apple’s...

Ms. Young Smith moved to the position in May after a three year stint as head of Apple’s Human Resources, and she will be replaced by Christie Smith, a 17 year veteran of consulting firm Delloite.


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17:54
Zagg unveils Slim Book keyboard for 10.5-inch iPad...

Ahead of the holiday shopping season, Zagg today has announced a new Slim Book keyboard case for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. The new case also includes a dedicated holder for the Apple Pencil and is available now for $119.99

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17:44
EA pulls in-game purchases from 'Star Wars:...

The launch of Star Wars: Battlefront II has been marred by controversy over the game's loot system. While players can earn bonuses like new heroes, equipment and vehicles by playing to earn credits that purchase loot crates, they could also buy more...

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17:25
Google cracks down on linkbaiting through AMP

Google officially launched its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) in February 2016 to be lightweight versions of source websites that used a lot less bandwidth. But some webmasters have deliberately included less content in their AMP editions with a link...

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17:25
The FCC gives 4K, next-gen TV the green light

The Federal Communications Commission has approved plans for the launch of next-generation TV broadcasting that could include 4K programming, improved interactive services and greater targeted advertising.

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17:10
Apple, Intel engineers reportedly tightly engaged to...




Apple may completely ditch Qualcomm for a 5G modem in the future, with a new report claiming that iPhone engineers are working closely with Intel to deliver gigabit per second wireless speeds.

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16:51
Report: Apple working closely with Intel on 5G...

Apple is reportedly working closely with Intel on a future iPhone with support for 5G wireless broadband. Fast Company reports that Apple engineers have been “engaged” with Intel in talks about early work on 5G, while work with Qualcomm has been “limited.”

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16:37
FCC repeals restrictions on consolidation of media...

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed a handful of rules that it said were keeping the media industry out of the digital age, the Washington Post reports. The decades-old regulations were implemented in order to keep a diversity...

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16:31
∞ “What’s a Computer?” iPad Pro ad

As Apple says, “With iPad Pro + iOS 11, a post-PC world may be closer than you think.” Brilliant.

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16:03
Record and Live Stream Animoji with AnimojiStudio

If you have an iPhone X and want to record Animoji longer than 10 seconds, and don’t want to have to send your creations to someone just so you can save them, AnimojiStudio has you covered. The Maccast’s Adam Christianson turned me on to the app, and it’s pretty awesome. You can record and save Animoji videos without Apple’s built-in 10 second cap, and you can live stream your Animoji-fied self on services like Periscope. AnimojiStudio is free, but comes with a catch: it uses Apple’s private APIs so it isn’t on the App Store. You’ll need a paid or free developer account and Xcode to compile and install the app, or sideload the precompiled IPA file.


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16:01
Amazon Prime's sports streaming expands with...

Like other streaming services, Amazon has been hunting for sporting events to feature on its Prime Video platform. Earlier this year, the company took over NFL Thursday game livestreaming from Twitter. Today, the company announced it's snagged rights...

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15:49
Apple announces that it won't accept app...




Apple has issued guidance to developers, suggesting that it will discontinue support for watchOS 1, with updates for apps limited to that version no longer accepted after April 1, 2018.

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15:41
Tim Berners-Lee Wants Your Help in Protecting Net...

Internet-inventor Tim Berners-Lee has written an editorial for USA Today asking Americans to help save the Internet from an irresponsible vote on Net Neutrality expected from the FCC.


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15:22
Apple iPad Commercial Asks, ‘What’s a Computer?’

Apple would very much like for this to be a post-PC era, thank you very much. The company has a new spot out called What’s a computer that does a pretty job of making the case that the iPad does everything a computer does. Especially, or at least, if you’re young. It follows a young woman through her life while she sends things, FaceTimes, looks up stuff on the internet, does school work, sheens around on her bike with iPad on her back, listens to music, draws with Apple Pencil, and more. At the end, her mom comes out and asks what she’s doing with her computer. The young woman looks over her shoulder and casually responds, “What’s a computer?” I’d love your thoughts.


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15:21
You can now replenish your Amazon Cash card at 7-...

It can be tricky to shop these days without a credit or debit card, especially online. Amazon Cash is one way to do so, however, with an online account that you can refill with cash via a barcode you take to participating stores. Now 7-Eleven is in o...

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14:59
New Apple video blurs the line between iPad Pro and...




Apple has published a new YouTube video, and with it is repeating the message that "a post-PC world may be closer than you think."

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14:39
FCC paves way for 4K over-the-air TV broadcasting

4K films and TV shows have been relegated to streaming services and on-demand media, but the FCC just paved the way for television broadcasters to show programming in the ultra high resolution. The commission adopted new rules today that allow compan...

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14:23
Apple's Denise Young Smith to leave Inclusion...




Though in the job for just 7 months, Apple's first-ever VP of Inclusion and Diversity, Denise Young Smith, is leaving the company at the end of the year.

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14:22
AWT News Update: November 16, 2017

Image via Intel

5G cell phone modems, keyboard controllers, and questionable "inventions" make it to the Apple World Today News Update podcast:

  • Intel outlines its new modem chip roadmap, including 5G NR modems that could be used in Apple products by 2019-2020
  • IK Multimedia announced two new keyboard controllers for use with iOS, Mac, and Windows
  • We take a jaundiced look at some of the other items on Time's "25 best inventions of 2017" list

The text version of the podcast can be read below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below. Apple News readers need to visit Apple World Today in order to listen to the podcast.

Text Version

This is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update podcast for...

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14:18
Apple challenges the definition of a PC with new ‘...

Apple today has shared a new iPad Pro ad touting how it can act as a PC replacement. This is the same angle Apple has taken in several previous advertisements, but this is the first one to focus on the iPad Pro enhancements included with iOS 11.

more…

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14:18
Apple pushes iOS fix for unresponsive iPhone X...

Last week, reports trickled in that the brand-new iPhone X's screen was unresponsive in cold weather. Apple has rushed out a new iOS update (version 11.1.2) to quick-fix the issue, which is available now to download.

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14:15
Apple releases iOS 11.1.2, fixes iPhone X cold...

Last week, we mentioned reports that the iPhone X touch screen could become unresponsive in very cold weather. Apple said it was aware of the problem, uncommon as it was, and would issue a fix in software.

Today, the company makes good on its promise with iOS 11.1.2. It fixes two bugs. From the release notes:

  • Fixes an issue where the iPhone X screen becomes temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid temperature drop.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause distortion in Live Photos and videos captured with iPhone X.

The release comes shortly after the 11.1.1 update that fixes the notorious A [?] bug, and as Apple works on...

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14:13
Denise Young Smith stepping down as Apple’s VP of...

TechCrunch reports that Denise Young Smith (pictured), Apple’s vice president of diversity and inclusion will leave at the end of 2017. No reason was given for her departure; evidently, it’s a career choice change she’s made.

Smith was the first person to hold that title and started in the role this past May. Since joining Apple in 1997, she served in several key human resources (HR) roles. For over 10 years, she sat on the leadership team that built Apple’s retail organization. Before retail, Smith ran HR for Apple’s Worldwide Operations and Corporate Employee Relations teams.

Before working at Apple, Smith offered talent, HR and management consulting expertise to early-stage businesses including Kleiner Perkins Caufield &...

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14:01
Wirecutter's best deals: Jabra Move Bluetooth...

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read their continuously updated list...

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13:53
Apple’s VP of Diversity Denise Young-Smith leaving,...

Denise Young Smith is leaving Apple at the end of the year, TechCrunch has reported. Young Smith currently serves as Apple’s first VP of Inclusion and Diversity, a position created for her after Deidre O’Brien took over general HR duties.

more…

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13:41
Facebook's Creator app will help video '...

Facebook's future is all about TV, and the company has been slowly giving video content creators the tools to participate in (and monetize) that future. Now the social media giant is launching the Facebook Creator App, a "one stop shop" to make origi...

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13:40
Apple Needs a Smarter Way to Encourage macOS Upgrades

Currently, it’s a just a simple notification out of the blue and strong nudge for the user to upgrade macOS, but the OS needs to be smarter in its approach.


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13:39
WWDC iOS app updated for iOS 11 and iPhone X

Apple has updated its WWDC app for iOS 11 and iPhone X. The new version, 6.0.3, takes full advantage of the larger iPhone X display and is no longer letterboxed. The update also includes a fix for a media bug:

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13:30
MekaMon: The AR Robot You Control with Your iPhone...

Let’s be honest: Who doesn’t want a battle crab robot in their livingroom? That’s the distilled essence of living in the future, and exactly what Reach Robotics is giving us with its MekaMon. The MekaMon is a 4-legged robot you control with your iPhone or iPad for games and to battle against other MekaMon robots—in real life or AR. It’s is amazingly cool, and you’ll have to pay a trip to the Apple Store (online or in person) to get yours. MekaMon is priced at US$299.95 and is available now.


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13:24
iOS 11.1.2 released with fix for iPhone X/cold...

Apple has released iOS 11.1.2, which addresses an issue in which some iPhone X models became unresponsive in cold weather. The update also:

  • Fixes an issue where the iPhone X screen becomes temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid temperature drop 
  • Addresses an issue that could cause distortion in Live Photos and videos captured with iPhone X

The iOS 11.1.2 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. Go to Settings --> General --> Software Update.

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13:23
Apple releases iOS 11.1.2 to fix cold weather &...




Apple on Thursday issued an incremental iOS 11.1.2 update, mainly intended to solve complaints about the iPhone X temporarily failing to respond to touch in cold weather.

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13:22
YouTube TV app arrives for newer Samsung smart TVs

YouTube TV arrived in April of this year, making it Google's de facto live television service. It's available in over half of the homes in the US, and we've been waiting patiently for the rumored big screen TV app so we could stop sending live TV fro...

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13:20
Apple will require new Apple Watch apps to be native...

Apple today shared a news update encouraging developers to update their Apple Watch apps for watchOS 4. The update also shares that watchOS 1 apps will no longer be accepted next year.

more…

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13:16
Apple Fixes iPhone X Live Photos and Video...

Apple released iOS 11.1.2 on Thursday, a bug fix release for two iPhone X problems.


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13:12
Apple releases iOS 11.1.2 with fix for unresponsive...

Apple has released the iOS 11.1.2 software update for iPhone and iPad. The update includes a fix for unresponsive iPhone X screen at cold temperatures

more…

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13:03
Judge rules NYPD needed a warrant before using cell-...

A Brooklyn judge has ruled that because the New York Police Department (NYPD) used a cell-site simulator, also known by the brand name Stingray, to track down a murder suspect without a warrant, some evidence against the suspect will be thrown out. A...

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12:49
Vimeo adds support for vivid HDR colors on iPhone X...




Popular streaming video service Vimeo has updated its official iOS and tvOS apps to take advantage of Apple's recent support for high dynamic range video across its platform of devices, including the iPhone X.

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12:47
GE’s huge 3D metal printer makes aircraft parts

GE has unveiled its previously-announced 3D metal printer, suitable for making aircraft parts. At the manufacturing trade show formnext in Germany, the GE Additive team revealed the as-yet-unnamed machine, demonstrating its ability to print parts as...

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12:45
Apple released a new iOS Firmware

Apple just released iOS 11.1.2 (Build 15B202) for:

  • iPad Air (Wi-Fi) (iPad4,1) — Download
  • iPad Air (Cellular) (iPad4,2) — Download
  • iPad Air (China) (iPad4,3) — Download
  • iPad mini 2 (Wi-Fi) (iPad4,4) — Download
  • iPad mini 2 (Cellular) (iPad4,5) —...

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12:33
DropStream: Make streaming video, photos or audio to...

Recently, Squirrels (the same folks who bring you such great apps as Reflector 2 and AirParrot 2) announced a new Mac (and Windows) app called DropStream. The $9.99 app has one goal in life: to make streaming of audio to Apple TV and Chromecast as easy as possible. Does it accomplish that goal? Read on for a full review…

The idea behind DropStream is that you just drag and drop a movie, music or picture file to start streaming. You can create playlists, choose or change a destination device (Apple TV, Google Chromecast, AirPlay-enabled speakers or Reflector 2), turn on subtitles, and change tracks from one easy to use Mac app.

Installing DropStream is quick and easy, but you will need to do two things. First, you’ll want to go into System Preferences > Security & Privacy and allow the app make changes to the system. If you don't do this, you may end up rebooting your Mac over and over... Second...

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12:26
Virgin Orbit books its first government launch...

Today, space company Virgin Orbit announced that it's secured its first launch contract from the Department of Defense. According to TechCrunch, the payload is scheduled to fly in January 2019, though it's possible that it could launch earlier, in la...

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12:23
iOS 11: How to Remove Photo Metadata for Anonymous...

Image metadata is typically called Exif data, and it can include date/time of capture, GPS information, type of camera used, and type of software used to edit the photo.


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12:16
Jony Ive: Blindly Holding onto the Past Leads to...

The comment came in regards to design decisions Apple has made with its iPhone line, including ditching the headphone jack in iPhone 7 and the Home button on iPhone X.


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12:07
Black Pixel launches Pixelboard, a collaborative...

Black Pixel has built a new collaborative whiteboard app for iPad called Pixelboard.

Pixelboard is the best way to whiteboard collaboratively on iPad. With powerful features and a beautiful design, the app is the perfect tool for remote teams and distributed workers to turn any meeting into a creative meeting.

Black Pixel says it built Pixelboard as a solution to collaborating and whiteboarding with its team remotely.

more…

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12:00
The iRig Keys I/O makes it easy to streamline your...

Whether you're demo-ing a song for your band or recording a masterpiece to share on Soundcloud, you'll likely need a couple of things to connect to your computer. If you're planning on having any real instruments or vocals, you'll need some sort of a...

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11:43
Apple seeds fourth developer beta of macOS High...




Apple on Thursday pushed out a fourth beta of macOS 10.13.2 for developers, available through the company's developer portal or as a Mac App Store update.

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11:41
Tesla's massive Supercharger rest stops come...

While we're all waiting for the reveal of Tesla's electric semi this evening, the company's new charging stations are ready for prime time. Well, two of them are at least. According to a report at Electrek, Tesla has two new stations active in Califo...

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11:33
iOS 11.1.2 Fixes iPhone X Cold and Live Photo...

Apple has released an iOS 11 update to address a couple of small iPhone X issues related to usage in cold climates and distortion in Live Photos and videos.

 

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11:31
5 Composite Image Apps to Create Art on iOS

Composite images, also known as a photomontage, is a combination of photos to create a new photo.


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11:19
Airbnb buys startup to help you find disability-...

Airbnb knows its hosts haven't always been kind to people with disabilities, and it's taking some definitive steps to fix that weakness. The company just bought Accomable, a startup that helps you embark on disability-friendly travel. While Accomable...

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11:16
Review: ecobee4 packs Alexa and Google Home control...

ecobee is the maker of what I consider the best HomeKit thermostat on the market, and the new version called ecobee4 adds built-in Amazon Alexa voice control and works with Google Home. ecobee4 offers the same features as the HomeKit-enabled ecobee3 which we reviewed last year, so should iPhone users spend the extra money on the new version?

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11:14
Jack White's Third Man Records gets special...




Apple's Beats on Thursday revealed a new color option for its Solo3 Wireless headphones, made for rocker Jack White's Third Man Records.

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11:08
Apple Accelerates macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Cycle...

This marks an acceleration of the release cycle, which in the past has meant Apple is nearing release.


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11:06
Vimeo launches HDR and 10-bit color compatible with...

If you want to watch 4K, HDR video on your shiny new Apple TV 4K, you have limited options. Netflix support is great, and the iTunes selection is growing, but we’re still missing two big 4K HDR sources: Amazon Prime Video and YouTube.

But the situation just got a whole lot better with the latest announcement from Vimeo. The video hosting company now supports three new technologies: resolutions up to 8K, HDR, and 10-bit color. Vimeo users can upload content in HDR and 10-bit color through all the usual means, including the Vimeo integration in Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, and Dropbox. 

To read this article in full,...

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11:00
The best smart home and kitchen gadgets to give as...

For the smart home and kitchen gadget section of our holiday gift guide, we skipped past the WiFi-enabled toaster ovens and what-have-you, and narrowed our list down to the stuff that's actually useful. For starters, yes, we agree that the Instant Po...

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10:46
John’s macOS Upgrade Rant – TMO Daily Observations...

Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about John’s issue with Apple’s macOS upgrade strategy, plus Jeff shares an iPhone X complaint.


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10:43
macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta 4 now available

Apple has released the fourth developer beta version of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 ahead of its general release. The update is available as an OTA upgrade on the Mac App Store while the developer installer is available on Apple’s developer center.

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10:38
Review: ElevationDock 4 lives up to its self claimed...

With so many docks on the market, ElevationLab makes the seemingly bold claim that its new ElevationDock 4 is “the best dock for iPhone.” However, it didn’t take me very long with the product to realize that the company isn’t exaggerating; it is hands down the best iPhone dock I’ve ever used. Here’s why…

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10:30
Black Friday deals: The best discounts on Apple gear...

Apple products on the cheap are hard to come by, even on mega shopping holidays like Black Friday. But in years past, we’ve been able to score some major deals on lots of different Apple goodies—2016’s deals included the iPhone 7, iPad Pro, Apple Watch, and MacBook Pro. (Yes, seriously.) If you’re ok with slightly older stuff, the savings are even better.

We’re not sure what 2017 will have in store just yet, but we’ll keep this page updated as deals are announced—Apple typically doesn’t announce their in-store deals until the week of Thanksgiving. 

In the meantime, take a look at 2016’s deals to give you an idea of the things you might be able to find based on year’s past. 

To read this article in full, please click here

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10:29
Nokia Threat Intelligence Report: iOS is the most...

In its Threat Intelligence Report for 2017, Nokia has reported the rates of malware infection for mobile devices for the first three quarters of 2017 and found that Apple’s iOS continues to be the most secure operating system. Only 3.54% of devices successfully targeted by malware were iPhones.

Nokia says that, despite the efforts of Google to secure the Android app eco-system with Google Play Protect, Android remains the main target for mobile malware with 68% of the occurrences. Nokia attributes this to the prevalence of side-loading apps from third party app stores and other sources. 

The report says that many people are surprised to find that Windows/PCs are responsible for a large portion of the malware infections detected when analyzing mobile network traffic. These Windows/PCs are connected to the mobile network using USB dongles and mobile Wi-Fi devices or simply tethered through...

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10:17
TIME names the iPhone X among the ’25 Best...

Apple’s iPhone X has been named as one of the “25 Best Inventions of 2017” by TIME magazine. Here’s what TIME had to say about Apple’s next gen iPhone:

To Dan Riccio, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, the iPhone X is quite literally a dream come true. “I look at the design as something we really wanted to do since day one,”he says. It’s easy to see why: the X is arguably the world’s most sophisticated smartphone, with a screen that stretches from edge to edge, a processor optimized for augmented reality and a camera smart enough to allow users to unlock the phone with their face. (Though some of these features first arrived on devices from Samsung and LG.)

But in order to make it all possible, Apple had to kill the home button, a popular all-purpose navigation tool. Much like the company’s move to nix...

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10:04
GBH Insights: Apple to become the first $1 trillion...

A GBH Insights analyst says Apple will become the first $1 trillion company within the next year as the iPhone X hits its “major upgrade cycle.” Analyst Daniel Ives says Apple shares could reach from $210 to $230 in the coming year.

He thinks the three iPhone models this year will surpass peak iPhone 6 sales for a total of 258 million units in the fiscal year ending in September. Ives foresees Apple’s average sales price rising from $643 in fiscal year 2017 to $746 in fiscal year 2018 due to the higher cost of the iPhone X. 

What’s more, the analyst sees China sales improvements as another growth driver. He estimates about 50 million iPhone users in the country will need an update within about a year. 

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Apple designer Jony Ive defends ditching home button...




In an interview published on Thursday, Apple chief design officer Jony Ive argued for the company's sometimes controversial decisions to abandon common technologies -- in the case of the iPhone X, foregoing a home button in favor of touchscreen gestures.

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09:45
iPhone X one of the best inventions of 2017

Time put together a list of 25 products that it feels are the best inventions of 2017.

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Google Maps gets a new look

I use Apple Maps the most, but I like the new look and features of Google Maps.

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Prevent click track bleeding when recording

We have all, at some point, recorded the perfect vocal, acoustic guitar or drum track only to discover an audible click has split into the microphone from the performer’s headphones.

This is one of the most annoying things ever when recording. There are a few decent tips here to help solve the problem.

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09:26
Airbnb acquires Accomable

Airbnb said on Thursday it acquired London startup Accomable to expand home-renting opportunities for people with disabilities, the latest expansion as Airbnb grows its global travel business.

With Airbnb’s money, they should be able to build out the Accomable business.

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09:21
iHome launches new HomeKit-compatible outdoor plug,...




Smart home accessory maker iHome this week launched a new Apple HomeKit smart plug, intended for outdoor use, just in time for the holiday season and lighted Christmas decorations. The company also debuted a trio of indoor sensors, though none of those offer HomeKit compatibility.

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09:04
BauBax Travel Windbreaker: $109.99

Check out the BauBax travel windbreaker. In addition to being water-repellant, it has 15 features including built-in neck pillow, eye mask, gloves, iPad pocket, drink pocket, and many more. That was enough to help the company raise US$9 million on Kickstarter, and now it’s shipping. You can get it for $109.99 through us, less than half retail.


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08:56
Jony Ive talks design challenges & more as...

Following an in-depth interview with Wallpaper* earlier this month, Jony Ive also recently sat down with TIME Magazine. Ive talks more about the iPhone X design in the interview, as well as some of the challenges Apple faced during the development of the device…

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08:53
iPhone X Wait Times Drop to 2-3 Weeks

iPhone X shipping times are improving with waits down to two or three weeks instead of the five and six weeks we were seeing.


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Apple details how it performs on-device facial...

Apple has published its latest machine learning journal entry with a new article detailing the challenges of implementing facial detection features while maintaining a high level of privacy.

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When Dr. Mac needs to remember something, he merely asks Siri (on his Mac, iPhone, or Apple Watch) to remind him of that thing at a specific time and date or place. He says he rarely forgets stuff anymore with this almost foolproof system.

 


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08:44
Apple explains on-device face detection

Apple started using deep learning for face detection in iOS 10. With the release of the Vision framework, developers can now use this technology and many other computer vision algorithms in their apps. We faced significant challenges in developing the framework so that we could preserve user privacy and run efficiently on-device. This article discusses these challenges and describes the face detection algorithm.

The newest post from Apple’s Machine Learning Journal.

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08:37
iHome launches affordable HomeKit-enabled Outdoor...

iHome today has released several new smart home products including the affordable Outdoor SmartPlug with HomeKit compatibility just in time for the holidays as well as three new Wi-Fi based home security sensors.

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08:25
Review: RHA T20i Lightning Headphones

It's okay to own multiple headphones. Unless you listen to only one type of music, you will probably find that there are very few headphones that pair well with all genres of music — to us, that's enough to justify owning multiple headphones at any given time. When considering the sound of a headphone, we try to keep in mind that there is no "best" sound signature — each headphone is tuned to target users with particular listening preferences. This week, RHA turns that all on its head with the T20i, a high-quality IEM that uniquely allows the user to adjust its sound. We think they're excellent. {/exp:char_limit}
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08:14
Apple's latest Machine Learning Journal entry...




Apple on Thursday published a new entry to its Machine Learning Journal for researchers and developers, discussing face detection and the related Vision framework, which developers can use for apps on iOS, macOS, and tvOS.

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07:59
Vimeo launches HDR video hosting, playable on iPhone...

YouTube competitor Vimeo today announced that it is rolling out support for High Dynamic Range video uploads on its video hosting platform. Usually seen as the slightly more professional video site, Vimeo notes it is the first platform to support playback of HDR content on Apple’s latest devices including the iPhone X and Apple TV 4K.

This is because YouTube favors a VP9 codec that iOS and tvOS do not support, so the YouTube app on the new Apple TV 4K currently maxes out at 1080p.

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07:32
4 Great Note Taking Apps for iPad and Apple Pencil

The iPad is a great note taking tool for classes and meetings, so it’s only fitting to find a lot of really great note taking apps for Apple’s tablet. The Mac Observer rounded up some of our favorites to help you pick the one that’s best for you.


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