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Tuesday May 23

07:33
Rumor: the ‘iPhone 8’ will come in a 6.45-inch (!)...

Forget rumors about the “iPhone 8” (which has yet to be unveiled). Those are borrrring. Let’s talk about 2018’s “iPhone 8.” According to a new rumor next year’s Apple smartphone will come in 5.28-inch and 6.46-inch sizes.

Yep. 6.46 inches. Keep in mind that the iPhone 7 Plus is “only” 5.5 inches. Talk about your iPhone Pro! The Sellers Research Firm (that’s me) says there’s 0%  chance this will happen.

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07:30
Google Analytics

 May 23, 2017 7:30:00 AM PDT

We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Analytics. We will provide more information shortly.

We have received multiple instances from customers that some Google Tag Manager containers were deleted without any notification. Our engineering team is currently investigating this issue. We currently do not have any workarounds, and we will be updating this thread as we receive more information.

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07:26
Apple's updated Android 'Switch'...

Apple and Android may forever be locked in a fight for mobile domination, but they take very different approaches to their quest for market share. On the one hand, there are more than 2 billion active Android devices in use around the world. On the other, Apple makes gobs of money from selling just a handful of handsets.

But like the PC wars of the 90s, Apple isn’t content with such a slim slice of the market. While it has had a Move to iOS app in the Play Store for a while now, Apple is now taking the fight directly to Android users with a new campaign devoted to switching.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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07:25
Nokia predicted to play an important role in Apple...




In the terms of their new patent dispute resolution, Nokia revealed it will be providing network infrastructure products to Apple -- a partnership that one Wall Street analysts could see Nokia significantly grow its IP router business by supplying Apple's datacenters.

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07:24
Instagram updates Explore with new location and...

Instagram’s Explore tab already features search and discovery for finding new photos and videos on the service, and now the social network is introducing new location and hashtag stories.

The new location stories will appear when you’re near that current location and other Instagram users are posting with the format and tagging location. Hashtag stories will appear from search results and include stories that use specific hashtag stickers.

more…

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07:22
IKEA is Making HomeKit Smart Lights Affordable for...

IKEA’s reputation for budget priced furniture carried over into smart lights last year, and now it’s about to do the same for HomeKit, too. The retailer’s low cost TRÅDFRI smart lights are getting HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home support this year at prices that undercut Philips Hue and other smart light products.


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07:14
New renders of Apple's 10.5" iPad Pro...




New renders of Apple's rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro have emerged, and are said to be "100% confirmed" and based off of the blanks reportedly provided to case manufacturers in advance of announcement.

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07:05
Sketchy report says 2018 ‘iPhone 9’ to feature OLED...

Although it seems silly to consider the 2018 iPhone whilst we are still deep in rumors about the iPhone 8, Apple as a company works on much longer timelines.

As such, ‘The Bell’ (via Korea Herald) is reporting that Apple has agreed a deal with Samsung to supply OLED panels for the ‘iPhone 9’. The report claims the phones will include larger 5.28-inch and 6.46-inch OLED displays …

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06:51
Really, Huawei, you’re calling your new devices ‘...

Huawei has introduced a trio of new MateBooks laptops. Yep, that’s the name. One would almost think that Huawei wants folks to confuse their devices with “MacBooks.”

The MateBook X, MateBook E and MateBook D will begin shipping over the summer. They’re, respectively, a 13.1-inch laptop, a hybrid tablet/laptop device, and a 15.6-inch notebook. 

They may be good gadgets, they may not. But Huawei loses points for the name. And if they’re called MateBooks, they’re mates to what? Desktop systems? As in the Australian use of mate for a friend? If its the latter, that’s strange since Huawei is based in China.

And guess what colors they’re available in: Prestige Gold, Space Gray, and Rose Gold. Sound familiar?

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06:45
Ikea Tradfri smart bulb system will get Apple...




In late summer or early autumn Ikea will roll out a firmware update to its Tradfri network gateway, to make its line of smart bulbs compatible with Apple's HomeKit.

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06:41
India promises Apple tax-free iPhone parts imports...




India is reportedly willing to waive taxes on imported iPhone parts in exchange for the company helping to expand Wistron's manufacturing operations in Bengaluru, where the iPhone SE is currently being made.

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06:40
Australian company Notaa launches as first installer...

Notaa is launching this week in Australia and marketing itself as the first HomeKit installer in the country, specializing in installation and set up of products that use Apple’s Siri and iPhone-controlled home automation platform.

We’ve seen a few homebuilders offering HomeKit products preinstalled or through upgrade packages, but this is the first company we’ve seen specifically specializing in HomeKit installations.

more…

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06:39
∞ Apple Watch versus GPS reference clock

[VIDEO] Watch the video (embedded in the main Loop post) on a big screen if you can, so you can really see the movement of the Apple Watch second hand. Not sure I’d expect anything different, but there is something quite satisfying watching the digital and analog line up so precisely.

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06:32
Vector icon speed runs

Learn how to draw a bunch of cool icons. Terrific post from Marc Edwards. Have an icon you are struggling to recreate? Ping Marc on Twitter.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:27
Ikea entering the HomeKit smart lighting business

Ben Lovejoy, 9to5Mac:

Smart bulbs from the market leader Philips start at $25 per bulb for white and $50 for color, a price that soon adds up if you’re looking to fit out your entire home.

But all that is set to change in the summer as Ikea has announced that its smart lighting system will be HomeKit-compatible as of the summer. Ikea’s smart bulbs start at just $11.99.

And:

The existing product line is limited to white bulbs, but once you’ve bought the gateway for $79.99 (which includes two bulbs), you can add smart bulbs at prices ranging from $11.99 for a 1000-lumen E28 bulb, through $14.99 for a 400-lumen E12, $17.99 for a 980-lumen E27 to a $19.99 G10 spotlight. Dimmers and motion sensors are also available at similarly affordable pricing.

Ikea getting in the game brings down prices, legitimizes the sector, and will help popularize the concept of adding smart bulbs to your home.

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06:26
Huawei touts Windows 10 Matebook as ‘thinner but...

Huawei is in the middle of launching its latest Windows 10 notebook, the new Matebook range – and is making some interesting comparisons with the 12-inch MacBook.

On one slide, the company claims that the Matebook X is ‘thinner but even more powerful’ than Apple’s MacBook – a comparison which may or may not be accurate …

more…

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06:22
Nike rolls out new Apple Watch sports bands

Follow the link, check out the picture. If you really want to make a statement, you can buy matching footwear. Natch’.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:19
Apple patent filing hints at iPhones (and Macs?)...

There’s more evidence that the Apple Pencil will come to the iPhone in a new patent filing (number 9,648,7040) for “devices and methods for manipulating user interfaces wth a stylus.”

In the patent filing, Apple notes the use of touch-sensitive surfaces as input devices for computers and other electronic computing devices has increased significantly in recent years. Touch-sensitive surfaces include touchpads and touch-screen displays.

User interfaces can be manipulated with either finger or stylus inputs. Apple says that finger inputs are more common than stylus inputs, in part because existing methods that use styluses are “cumbersome and inefficient.” Obviously, the company feels the Apple Pencil helps overcome such limitations. And the patent mentions use of the device with not only iPads, but also iPhones and iPad touches. Interestingly, it also mentioned the macOS.

Of course, Apple files for — and is granted — lots of patents by the U.S. Patent &...

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06:18
‘Big and loud’ not the intention with flagship D.C....

Washington Business Journal:

Apple representatives say their plans for the historic Carnegie Library will respect and improve the building’s historic architecture.

“Some of you may say ‘Apple! I don’t want to see another glass box. We had enough of that with the Spy Museum,'” Apple development lead Michael Brown said of the International Spy Museum’s failed 2014 plan for the Carnegie Library.

And:

Brown, along with reps from architect Beyer Blinder Belle, gave a closer glimpse at Apple’s plans during a National Capital Planning Commission historic preservation meeting last week. Apple has a letter of intent with Events D.C., the District’s sports and convention arm that runs the building, to operate a global flagship store in the 63,000-square-foot building. Apple would take up most of the circa-1903 building, sharing space with the Historical Society of Washington and Events D.C.

I do find it interesting that Apple will be sharing this space....

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06:14
Apple and Nokia Reach Agreement in Patent Licensing...

Apple and Nokia settled their patent licensing dispute on Monday and are besties again. Apple paid Nokia an undisclosed sum of money and agreed to ongoing payments, and Nokia is “providing certain network infrastructure product and services to Apple.”


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06:12
Apple’s self-driving car spotted on freeway

Juli Clover, MacRumors:

For the last few weeks, Apple has been testing its autonomous driving software in three Lexus RX450h SUVs, which have been photographed around the San Francisco Bay Area. This morning, MacRumors reader Andrew was able to capture some video of one of the SUVs, giving us our closest look yet at the vehicles Apple is using to test its system.

Not sure how much we can draw from this. I think it’d be more interesting to get a closeup look at the camera rigging and the computers inside the car. I suspect we’ll eventually have WWDC sessions that focus on self-driving car APIs.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: ExoMount Universal Smartphone Car...

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can get the ExoMount Universal Smartphone Car Mounts for only $22.95 — that’s 23% off the regular price. Stop fiddling with your iPhone while driving, and if you must look at it, keep your hands on the wheel with the ExoMount Ultra, which uses the super strong ExoSeal suction cup technology to stick to any dash or windshield, rotating 360 degrees so you can view your iPhone any way you’d like. Get the…

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05:59
Gartner: iPhone sales were flat year-over-year

Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 380 million units in the first quarter of 2017, a 9.1%  increase over the first quarter of 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. Mobile phone buyers are spending more to get a better phone, resulting in the rise in average selling prices of types of phone, according to the research group.

Samsung's smartphone sales declined 3.1% in the first quarter of 2017. Sales of iPhones were flat, which led to a drop in market share year-over-year from 14.8% global marketshare in the first quarter of 2016 to 13.7% in the first quarter of 2017. The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) expects the upcoming “iPhone 8” to reverse this trend.

Chinese manufacturers such as Huawei, Oppo and Vivo have seen their combined global smartphone market share in the first quarter of 2017 account for 24%, up seven percentage points year-on-year.

In the smartphone operating system (OS) market, the...

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05:56
Apple finally gets tax concessions in India after...

Apple is reported to have finally succeeded in getting one of the tax concessions it had sought in return for assembling iPhones in India. The company had long been seeking a range of incentives in return for setting up an iPhone plant in the country.

Apple had originally wanted the concessions before beginning production, but decided to go ahead with or without them. Local production of the iPhone SE started earlier this month

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05:49
iPhone SE tops customer satisfaction survey

Apple is still in the lead among cell phone manufacturers with an American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) score of 81 (out of 100). This year, the top smartphone brand is the 4-inch iPhone SE with a score of 87. 

The Galaxy S6 edge+ ties the iPhone 7 Plus in second place (86), while the Galaxy S6 edge takes third (85). Motorola’s Moto G and the LG G4 trail behind with scores of 75 and 73, respectively. The lowest-rated model, however, belongs to Samsung – the Galaxy Core Prime (70).

“Over the past few years, the general trend for smartphones has been toward larger screens,” says ACSI Managing Director David VanAmburg. “But apparently, consumers were craving a new iteration of a smaller, less expensive phone as the iPhone SE – Apple’s first update to a 4-inch phone since 2013 – comes in first in ACSI this year.”

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05:44
Samsung order report points to wider adoption of...




Supply chain rumors from South Korea allege that Samsung has signed another deal for OLED screen production for future iPhones, with up to 180 million screens demanded by Apple.

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05:41
Apple to expand its contract manufacturer’s facility...

Apple is looking to expand its contract manufacturer's facility in the southern Indian tech hub of Bengaluru, according to Reuters. The tech giant officially began initial production of a small number of iPhone SEs last week at its Wistron plant and plans to ship the devices to local customers as soon as this month.

India has offered to allow Apple) to import mobile handset components intended for use in local manufacturing tax free, a unnamed “top government official” told Reuters. The tax concessions will be subject to the condition of increasing local value addition over a period of time.

Last July, it was announced that Apple had agreed to lease more than 40,000 square feet of office space in Bengaluru, where the company plans to set up a development center. And in May 2016, the company announced a new initiative to support engineering talent and accelerate...

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05:35
Nokia and Apple sign patent license and business...

Nokia and Apple have settled all litigation related to their intellectual property dispute and agreed a multi-year patent license. Nokia is had sued Apple in Germany and the U.S. for patent infringement of “fundamental technologies used in today's mobile devices, including Apple products.”

“This is a meaningful agreement between Nokia and Apple,” said Maria Varsellona, chief legal Officer at Nokia, responsible for Nokia’s patent licensing business, in a press release. “It moves our relationship with Apple from being adversaries in court to business partners working for the benefit of our customers.”

Under a business collaboration agreement, Nokia will be providing certain network infrastructure product and services to Apple. Apple will resume carrying Nokia digital health products (formerly under the Withings brand) in Apple retail and online stores, and Apple and Nokia are exploring future collaboration in digital health initiatives. Regular summits between top Nokia...

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05:15
Nike announces “Day to Night” band collection for...

If you’re into nifty Apple Watch bands, this might be among the coolest things ever.

Nike has unveiled its “Day to Night” bands for the Apple Watch. The collection features four different colors of sport bands that include perforated holes to air out the user’s sweat.

While the Day to Night bands don’t glow in the dark, Nike has stated their colors are inspired by the various shades of the sky as it changes between dusk till dawn.

The Day to Night bands will be available come June 1st and sell for $49 a set through Nike.com or via store.apple.com, which will begin carrying the line come “early June”.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The Verge

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05:13
Apple & Samsung lose smartphone market share as...

The latest Gartner data (below) shows that both Apple and Samsung lost market share in the first quarter of the year as Chinese brands continued to increase their sales.

iPhone sales actually grew very marginally year-on-year, but the market as a whole grew 9% in the same period, resulting in the decrease in market share. Apple saw its global share fall from 14.8% to 13.7%, but market leader Samsung was hit harder …

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05:00
Today at Apple program launches, brings special...

Apple on Monday officially launched its Today at Apple program, a series of workshops and creative performances held at all 495 Apple Stores around the world.

The Initiative began with programs such as Photo Walks, Kids Hour, Getting Started with Coding to How To: Sketch, Draw and Paint with iPad. The stores collectively hosted 4,000 sessions a day including illustrator Todd Selby, movement artist Lil Buck, artist, songwriter and producer Charlie Puth and others.

The company launched its microsite for the program at www.apple.com/today.

For more information, check the site and the schedule for an Apple Store location to see what nifty Today at Apple events are coming your way.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via 9to5Mac

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05:00
Leaked Docs Spotlight Complexity of Moderating...


The public this weekend got a rare view into how Facebook tries to keep offensive and dangerous content offline. Leaked confidential documents exposed the secret rules by which Facebook polices postings on issues such as violence, hate speech, terrorism, pornography, racism and self-harm, as well as such subjects as sports fixing and cannibalism. More than 100 internal training manuals, spreadsheets and flowcharts were leaked. Facebook has defended its moderation efforts, saying that its primary goal is keeping people on Facebook safe.

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04:56
Facebook’s Safety Check automatically activated by...

Facebook’s Safety Check feature has been activated for the suicide bombing in Manchester in which 22 people lost their lives. Children were among the fatalities.

more…

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04:30
How to force the Finder to restart in macOS Sierra

Represented by the blue icon with the smiling face, the macOS Sierra Finder is the home base for your Mac. You use it to organize and access almost everything on your Mac, including documents, images, movies, and any other files you have. However, sometimes you need to restart it if it's acting ornery or if you’re installed an app that requires a restart. To do so:

  • Open the Finder.
  • Click the  menu and hold Shift on your keyboard.
  • Click Force Quit Finder.

Or you can:

  • Hold the ⌥ (alt/option) key on your keyboard.
  • Right click on the Finder icon in your Dock.
  • Click Relaunch.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images come from.)

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04:09
HomeKit light bulbs to start from $12 as Ikea...

The ability to use Siri and a single app to control your smart home technology makes HomeKit compatibility almost a must these days, but so far that has not come cheap – as both Zac and myself discovered. Smart bulbs from the market leader Philips start at $25 per bulb for white and $50 for color, a price that soon adds up if you’re looking to fit out your entire home.

But all that is set to change in the summer as Ikea has announced that its smart lighting system will be HomeKit-...

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04:00
The Rugged rukus is a rugged, solar-powered sound...

If you need a rugged, portable, wireless, solar-powered sound system, you need Etón Corp.'s Rugged rukus. It boasts an IPX4-certified splash-proof design. In addition, it can play music while simultaneously keeping your handheld device charged.

The Rugged rukus -- which can pair with any Bluetooth-compatible device -- delivers crisp stereo sound using its two full-range speaker drivers. It has the power to charge the internal lithium battery via the 20 square-inch solar panel or USB adapter. A built-in USB port enables you to charge your smartphone.

Five hours in direct sunlight fully charges the Rugged rukus; plug it in and it charges in about 2 .5 hours. When it gets dark, the internal lithium battery will keep the music going for over eight hours. 

The Etón Rugged rukus is now available at Amazon.com, REI stores and Apple online and in-store locations for $129.99.

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03:34
Apple and Nokia settle patent dispute, agree to...




Apple and Nokia on Tuesday said they have reached settlement in a five-month legal dispute over patent licensing practices, with the Cupertino tech giant agreeing to a multi-year license on the former top cellphone maker's intellectual property.

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for May 23, 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

G-Power GameinLife has introduced Scream Flying 1.0. It’s a free, voice control game that’s entirely controlled by the pitch of a human voice. There are no buttons or touchpad involved. In addition to the voice command feature, Scream Flying also detects faces and records video of the players as they proceed with game play. Players can also collect notes to add special effects to the colorful characters.

macOS Apps/Updates

Before Dawn Solutions says Caboodle 2.0.2, the company's personal snippet manager now on the Mac App Store. It...

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03:21
Apple settles patent dispute with Nokia, Withings...

Apple and Nokia today announced that they have agreed a settlement to a patent lawsuit that began in December. The companies said they have moved from adversaries to business partners, settling all litigation.

Nokia will provide network infrastructure services to Apple, Apple will stock Nokia’s Withings products once again in Apple Stores and pay ongoing license fees to use Nokia’s intellectual property.

more…

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Monday May 22

21:32
Despite more powerful competition, iPhone SE tops...

While not Apple’s latest and greatest, the iPhone SE has topped the most recent American Customer Satisfaction Index data for May 2017. The data shows a customer satisfaction rating for the iPhone SE of 87 out of 100, putting it 1 point ahead of the iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S6 Edge+…

more…

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21:12
Apple received national security letter in 2016, US...




In its latest report on government requests for user information, Apple on Monday said the U.S. government lodged at least one national security letter last year seeking information related to a customer account.

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20:29
Instagram rolling out new ‘archive’ option for...

Instagram has started rolling out a new feature called “archive” that offers users an alternative when deciding whether or not to delete a post. Users delete their posts for a variety of reasons, such as if they don’t receive enough likes in a certain amount of time, and Instagram views this new archive capability as an alternative to that…

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19:06
What's on TV: 'War Machine,' '...

This week Netflix premieres its Brad Pitt movie War Machine, as well as the third season of Bloodline. Meanwhile, Archer wraps up its Dreamland season on FXX, while Jordan Peele's Get Out comes home on Blu-ray. The NBA and NHL are closing out their c...

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18:11
Samsung's extra-stretchable display can survive...

Flexible displays are nothing new. However, most of them don't live up to the dreams of flexible tech -- they may only bend in a limited way. Samsung thinks it can do better. It just unveiled a 9.1-inch prototype OLED display that's stretchable in se...

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17:28
'LawBreakers' makes the leap to...

LawBreakers isn't confined to the PC any longer: The game is also heading to PlayStation 4, developer Boss Key Productions announced today. LawBreakers comes from Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski, and it's a rapid-fire, five-on-five, first-perso...

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16:43
Caltrain will finally go electric thanks to FTA...

The future of California's high-speed rail project relies in part on an initiative to migrate Silicon Valley's Caltrain corridor from a fleet of outdated diesel engines to a more modern electric system. That electrification project was put in jeopard...

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16:30
Analyst: iPhone 8 to start at $870, max out at $1,...

While a number of things remain uncertain about the upcoming iPhone 8, one of the biggest is price. Analysts, however, continue make their best guesses and today UBS analyst Steven Milunovich is out with his predictions. Milunovich claims that the iPhone 8 will start at $870 and max out around $1,070…

more…

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16:04
Amazon's Echo Look app is ready for your...

Amazon still hasn't said when it plans to ship its new Echo Look camera, but it appears that will be happening very soon. The company has started rolling out companion iOS and Android apps for the device, which costs $200 and is only available via in...

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16:00
∞ One of my favorite Apple Music stations

Apple Music has some great built-in stations, but one of my favorites is the Rock Workout station. It’s all upbeat music across many generations of rock, which means you can listen without losing that high-tempo groove. I use it on my walk and when I’m driving and just need some great punchy Rock.

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16:00
Hands-on: Ugreen Portable Magnetic Charging Stand...

The Portable Magnetic Charging Stand for Apple Watch is lengthy in name, but simple in purpose and execution. Ugreen’s latest Apple Watch accessory is a portable stand that can be adjusted to rest at a 45-degree angle to easily accommodate an Apple Watch with a closed-loop band installed.

Featuring an integrated magnetic inductive charging disk and built-in 4-foot USB cable, Ugreen’s $55 charger is ready to go out of the box, as long as you have access to a USB port that delivers the necessary power. more…

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16:00
GroupsPro for macOS simplifies the creation,...

By Aaron Lee

Demodi's GroupsPro 1.0 is a contacts and groups organizer that makes it easy to create and organize groups of contacts and create mailing lists. And it allows users to manage their contacts, contact groups, and create mailing lists for mass e-mails.

When GroupsPro is initially launched, it auto-populates the user's existing contacts into the interface. Users can add or modify existing contacts. There are two options to assign contacts into specific groups. With Single Assigning, users assign a single contact to groups. With Fast Assigning, users assign contacts directly in the contacts list to a group.

What's more, all currently existing contacts in the list can be assigned by clicking on mass update button. Users can also search for names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, postal addresses, departments, and notes within all contacts.

GroupsPro provides users with the ability to create and modify groups of address book...

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15:42
Viacom is working on a low-cost, sports-free TV...

The cable industry continues to struggle mightily against being neutered by a generation of cord cutters. In that effort, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish announced on Monday that his company is working to develop a low-cost "entertainment pack" for its custome...

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15:41
Supreme Court Just Killed Marshall Texas Patent...

A patent battle over flavored water may turn into a win for iPhone and Mac maker Apple, and a big loss for patent trolls. Thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday, patent infringement cases must be filed in the jurisdiction where the offending company is incorporated, which will greatly limit the court choices open to patent trolls.


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15:23
Tesla makes Autopilot 'smooth as silk' for...

Just because your Tesla can periodically drive itself doesn't mean you'll always like it. Elon Musk himself acknowledges that the sometimes rough Autopilot driving can be "unpleasant." You won't be jolted quite so frequently in the near future, tho...

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15:06
AWT News Update: May 22, 2017

Ford Autonomous Test Vehicle. Image via LATimes.

Hopefully Monday isn't grinding you down too badly! We have some news that may cheer you up:

  • Ford Motor Co. changes CEOs, with autonomous car chief Jim Hackett taking over and a mandate to "seek alliances with Silicon Valley companies"
  • The YouTube TV app no longer requires a Chromecast for streaming. Today's update brings AirPlay to the app so those shows can use your Apple TV
  • Mobile Safari may see a major scrolling speed boost in the near future

The AWT News Update is sponsored this week by MNML, the new Mac app for writers who use Medium. Check it out on the web at https://mnml.af today.

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

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15:03
Nevada would allow in-stadium mobile bets at Raiders...

When the Raiders start playing football in Las Vegas, their stadium lease will officially ban the team from offering bets or other forms of gambling in the building. Don't tell that to the Nevada Gaming Commission, though. Its officials understand...

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15:00
Apple Plans to Change Scrolling in Safari

Over the weekend, an article from The Register laid out complaints of Google AMP and how it negatively impacts the web. Then, John Gruber of Daring Fireball linked to the article and added his own comments, such as how AMP pages scroll differently than the rest of Safari. Andrew Orr finds out the differences between scrolling on iOS.


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14:57
Apple’s “Switch to iPhone” web page

This is a really good page. It’s not a lot of specs and things people don’t necessarily care about, just some good fun.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:39
Dubai hopes to have a human-free police station by...

Is robot policing the way of the future? Dubai is well on its way to finding out.

The emirate, one of seven in the UAE, is taking a technological leap of faith this week as it introduces its first robot officer to the Dubai police force. Designed by...

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14:35
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 22...

Notable software releases this week include OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.0.4, TextExpander 6.2.1, Things 3.0.2, Microsoft Office 2016 15.34 and Office 2011 14.7.4, Mellel 3.5.3, KeyCue 8.4, Airfoil 5.6, iTunes 12.6.1, Safari 10.1.1, and Security Update 2017-002 (Yosemite and El Capitan).

 

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14:35
ExtraBITS for 22 May 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple has spent $200 million to buy a company whose engineering skills could improve Siri, Panic’s source code was stolen as a result of the HandBrake-carried malware, HomeKit support may be coming to Belkin’s Wemo line of home automation products, and the WannaCry ransomware pandemic has justified Apple’s fight with the FBI over user privacy.

 

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14:27
The Good That Has Come Out of Apple’s Mac Lapses

Apple customers have waited for a long time to get new, updated Mac models. Apple kicked off the resurgence in late 2016 with the Touch Bar MacBook Pro, but there remained serious concerns. And that’s a Good Thing™. The development of technology and the approaches by the competition have evoked a strong, clear, intelligent response from the community that amounts to an excellent, thoughtful conversation about what Macs should be all about going forward. Particle Debris page 2 discusses that and ponders more new Mac hardware at WWDC in June.


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14:21
Netflix is making the internet's Rihanna/Lupita...

According to Entertainment Weekly, a movie dreamed up on social media based on nothing more than a picture of Lupita Nyong'o and Rihanna is actually going to happen. The two were captured sitting next to each other during Paris Fashion Week 2014 when...

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14:14
Apple’s New Switcher Campaign — for iPhone

Apple launched a new advertising campaign called Switch to iPhone at apple.com/switch. The campaign trades the white of the company’s original I’m a PC campaign for dark pastels and simple, compelling imagery. The message is that it’s simple to switch to iPhone, which is faster, that your music will sound better, and that moving your photos is easy. Watch the four videos that make that argument in our full story.


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14:00
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13:58
'Red Dead Redemption 2' won't come...

Apparently, 2017 ain't big enough for Red Dead Redemption 2. The sequel is now slated to hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in spring 2018, rather than its initial release window of fall 2017. Rockstar Games announced the delay in a blog post, alongside...

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13:54
New Apple ads & redone 'Switch' site...




Apple on Monday introduced an overhauled "Switch" minisite, hoping to persuade more Android users to buy an iPhone, while simultaneously releasing a related series of video ads.

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13:40
Nest’s next camera might be 4K, but not for streaming

It's been almost a year since Nest has released a new product and rumors are starting to trickle out that the one-time connected home darling is on the verge of a new release. As Android Police claims, Nest is launching a new, higher-resolution WiFi...

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13:39
Apple debuts overhauled website encouraging Android...

Not surprisingly, if you're an Android user, Apple wants you to go iPhone instead. And the company has rolled out an overhauled webpage aimed at encouraging Android users to switch to their own iPhone.

The site answers several questions for Android users:

  • Will it be easy to switch to iPhone?
  • Is the camera as good as they say?
  • Why is the iPhone so fast?
  • Will iPhone be easy to use?
  • How does iPhone help protect my personal information?
  • What makes Messages so great?
  • Can I get help from a real person?
  • Can I switch at an Apple Store?
  • What about the environment?
  • Will I love my iPhone?

When you're ready to switch, the site guides you through the available iPhone models. Switchers can get up to $260 in credit when trading in their current smartphone.

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13:31
Scrolling in Safari will be updated to make it...

A noteworthy change is headed to a mobile Safari browser near you. The inertia scrolling properties currently used within mobile Safari will be updated to be faster and more consistent with other apps, including Apple-made apps, in iOS.

Currently Safari features slower inertia scrolling properties, something that the browser has featured since its inception back in 2007. Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages Project (AMP), which seeks to speed up web page access times by providing a stripped down version of HTML, features different scroll inertia due to inconsistencies in the way Safari is currently designed.

In a future Safari update, its scrolling behavior will be changed to be more in line with scrolling performance throughout the rest of iOS, effectively reducing the rate of scroll deceleration. more…

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13:24
Supreme Court shuts down location loophole for...

Patent trolls have had it pretty easy lately, especially in East Texas. A 2016 ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit allowed patent suits anywhere a defendant company's products are sold. The Eastern District of Texas has become a...

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13:22
YouTube TV app update adds AirPlay capability, still...




Google's subscription tv service YouTube TV's latest update for iPhone adds AirPlay, allowing for streaming to an Apple TV or other compatible device -- but there is still no native tvOS app.

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13:15
Apple targeting Android users with latest iPhone ad...

Apple has started a new iPhone advertising campaign centered around potential switchers who currently use Android or other platforms. Apple highlights superior performance, camera quality, privacy, and other factors in appealing to potential new iPhone customers.

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13:11
YouTube TV now works on Apple TV over AirPlay

If you're the rare YouTube TV subscriber who finds yourself stuck in an Apple household, there's good news for you. The streaming TV service's iOS app just got upgraded with AirPlay support, giving you a quick way to shoot whatever you're watching ov...

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13:00
Time-Lapse Video of Living Zen Sand Art Coffee Table

Check out this amazing time-lapse video of the Sisyphus 1, a living zen, kinetic, sand art coffee table. It was crowd funded on Kickstarter in 2016, where it raised US$1.9 million from 1,992 backers. MentalFloss noted Monday that the company—Sisyphus Industries—has a commercial website in development while it finishes ramping up production capability for the device. The premise is captivating. The table has a bed of fine sand under glass. A steel ball is controlled by a mechanism underneath the sand. That mechanism uses magnetism to push the ball in intricate patterns across the sand, drawing amazing patterns in the process. Once a pattern is complete, the table...

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12:47
YouTube TV now works with AirPlay from iPhone and...

Last month Google launched its new YouTube TV video service with apps available for iPhone and iPad, but curiously not Apple TV. While there’s still no tvOS version of YouTube TV, Google’s new video service updated its iOS app today with support for Apple’s AirPlay feature on iOS.

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12:46
TMO Background Mode Interview with Computer...

David Greelish is an author, podcaster and personal computer historian. Back when he was in college in the mid-1980s, he got a job in one of the early computer stores that was also an Apple dealer. They sold all kinds of PCs, but David fell in love with the Mac. While he couldn’t afford one, his quest continued until he was able to acquire a used Lisa (that ran Mac software). Like many of us, he fell in love with the early computer movement, and that started his obsession with computer history. He’s the founder of the Historical Computer Society, the Atlanta Historical Computing Society, and was Cofounder/Director of the first Vintage Computer Festival S.E. His interviews with industry luminaries are legendary. Take a walk down computer memory lane with me and David.

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12:34
Leaked Pics Compare iPhone 8 Size to iPhone 7s and...

It’s a pretty safe bet we know what the still unconfirmed iPhone 8 will look like when it’s unveiled this fall, and now we have a better idea of how it stacks up size-wise with the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. Reports so far say the iPhone 8 will be about the same size as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7s, and that’s exactly what we’re seeing in the leaked phone mold photos.


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12:23
'Far Cry' is coming to America

Up until today, all of the Far Cry games have been set in far off locations. A tropical island, Africa, another tropical island, the Himalayas and prehistoric times have all played witness to the franchise's often morally ambiguous open-world first-p...

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11:11
How Deep Learning Could Fix Trump and Healthcare


Nvidia earlier this month launched a massive new push for intelligent machines, including what is likely the most expensive volume workstation in the world designed for this purpose. IBM, which has a tight relationship with Nvidia, launched a quantum computing processor that has a good chance of massively increasing the speed and intelligence of thinking systems. IBM also has been the most aggressive in promoting the concept that systems such as these could have a dramatic effect on the performance of people who use them.

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11:07
Hands on with a 10.5-inch iPad Pro case and...

Following the leaks of the iPad Pro cases earlier this morning, we were able to get our hands on our own 10.5-inch iPad Pro case. The case, manufactured by Pelican, helps gives us clear direction on what to expect with Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro.

We spent some time with the case and compared it to Apple’s current 9.7-inch iPad Pro and Silicon Case.

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11:03
Apple’s Driverless Test Car Caught in the Wild

Apple’s driverless test car—a Lexus SUV—was caught in the wild by a MacRumors reader. There’s nothing earth-shattering about catching Apple’s autonomous vehicle in the wild—it’s been done before. But, I enjoy these reminders that Apple is going full steam ahead on developing driverless technology. Project Titan leaks have dramatically slowed since Bob Mansfield took it over, but testing obviously continues apace. MacRumor‘s Juli Clover has some additional details on this particular spotting.


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10:53
Letter Opener: Open Winmail.dat, MSG and XPS files [...

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Working together with Windows users shouldn’t be problematic at all. Still, some email messages can not be natively read by the Mac and are packed into Winmail.dat or MSG files that have to be extracted and displayed somehow. Letter Opener for macOS does that with a simple double-click!

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Use coupon code ROCKET88 for 30% off Letter Opener for macOS Mail.

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10:52
Apple Music exclusive 'Can't Stop, Won...




The first trailer for the Apple Music-Exclusive documentary on Bad Boy Records -- "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" has been released.

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10:50
Ford’s Interest in Autonomous Cars, iOS 11 Wish List...

The car market just took an interesting turn because Ford’s new CEO was running the company’s autonomous vehicle division. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss how what that means for the car industry and the other companies with autonomous vehicle aspirations. They also share some thoughts on what Apple may have planned for its iOS 11 announcements at next month’s Worldwide Developer Conference.


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10:35
114 Year Old Car Company Puts Self Driving Car Exec...

Ford, which turns 114 on June 16th, is out with the old and in with the new. The company is switching CEOs, and Jim Hackett, the new guy in charge, just happens to be the executive who was in charge of autonomous vehicles at Ford. From The New York Times:

Ford Motor replaced its chief executive, Mark Fields, on Monday and vowed to catch up in the race to build self-driving cars and define a new era in personal mobility. The company said Jim Hackett, who had overseen the Ford subsidiary that works on autonomous vehicles, would immediately take the reins from Mr. Fields.

Mr. Hackett said the board had given him a free hand to transform the nation’s No. 2 automaker, including seeking alliances with Silicon Valley firms, changing its product lineup, and divesting itself of unprofitable global operations.

Driverless cars are the future. It remains to be seen if Apple’...

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10:27
Review: DJI's Mavic Pro is the best iPhone-...




With a highly optimized, portable design, solid construction, deep iOS integration and a bevy of automated features, DJI's Mavic Pro is perhaps the best product available on the consumer drone market.

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10:24
An Indiegogo campaign is underway for Expanse...

I’m always on the look-out for the latest and greatest computer speakers for use with my Mac. An Indiegogo campaign is underway for an intriguing product dubbed Expanse Speakers, an electrostatic speaker system. 

According to the folks at IC One Two, the company working on the speaker system, electrostatic systems have historically remained on the fringes of Hi-Fi for a range of reasons, but in large part because, while they offer superior sound quality over cone speakers, they've lacked the punch in loudness and haven’t been able to deliver equivalent dB levels. IC One Two claims Expanse Speakers overcome these limitations.Tooling is estimated to take 30-45 days, with production following over the...

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10:17
US Supreme Court ruling may shrink tide of frivolous...




The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a critical decision that could reduce the number of patent lawsuits tech companies like Apple face on a yearly basis.

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10:16
Square hosting free tech talk event during WWDC week...

Square is hosting a free event featuring tech talks and a Q&A session in San Jose during WWDC week next month. Square engineers will be available to discuss using the payment processor’s technology on iOS and how to leverage Apple Pay, according to the announcement.

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10:08
Anker's extremely popular ergonomic mouse is 70...

As part of Amazon's Gold Box Deals today, Anker is selling some of its input devices at a steep discount. Of the PC input deals, the one device that really caught our eye was Anker's ergonomic wireless mouse for $15. On top of that, Amazon is also offering Anker's compact Bluetooth keyboard for $17 as part of a different promotion.

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10:05
Samsung Wisenet-SmartCam A1 works with iOS devices

Hanwha Techwin America (formerly Samsung Techwin America has announced that the Samsung Wisenet-SmartCam A1 — which works with an iOS app on the iPhone and iPad — is available to consumers both online and in stores including Sam's Club, Target and Amazon.com.

It's a Wi-Fi security camera kit that offers both indoor and outdoor solutions and provides users with a more complete view of their home. The system consists of an indoor camera with 1080p Full HD streaming, 130-degree wide angle lens, two-way talk and motion zone select, and an outdoor battery-powered camera that delivers videos at 720p HD resolution with weather resistant capabilities. Users can also pair up to seven outdoor battery-powered cameras with the A1 station hub.

The Wisenet-SmartCam A1 indoor and outdoor cameras connect to the station hub for Wi-Fi, to provide local storage and can send event notifications to the user's device via the iOS app...

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09:56
Google Aims to Attract Apple Users with Google I/O...

At its Google I/O conference last week, the Mountain View tech giant again unleashed a torrent of product and service announcements. These, as usual, had more than a little relevance for Apple users.

 

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09:51
Apple, Visa sued over Apple Pay patent violation

A small Boston company, founded by the inventor of a popular corporate encryption technology called RSA SecurID, sued Apple and Visa on Sunday, arguing that the Apple Pay digital payment technology violates its patents.

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09:38
Stunning sunset drone video of Apple Park

As the main "spaceship" structure at Apple Park nears completion, the drone footage from pilot/cinematographer Duncan Sinfield just keeps getting better. Last Friday, he published a new video on YouTube showing the amazing structure near sunset

Wired had a writeup on the entire campus and the iconic "spaceship" headquarters building last week as well. One of the key points of that article by Steven Levy was about the incredible detail brought to play in the design and building of the project. A good deal of that detail owes its roots to none other than Steve Jobs. Foster+Partner is the architectural firm tasked with designing Apple Park, and one of its project leads (Stefan Behling) was quoted by Wired:

“They describe the level of attention devoted to every detail, the willingness to search the earth...

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09:32
Nike unveils new Day to Night Apple watch bands

As a follow up to the Apple Watch NikeLab released in late April, Nike on Monday announced the Day to Night collection of Nike Sport Bands for Apple Watch Nike+.

The Day to Night collection is made up of bands that are, “inspired by a shade of the sky,” according to Nike. The four bands are available in colors that match the four colorways of the Air VaporMax Flyknit running shoe.

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Never Be Late or Forget a Task Again with “Take...

You know that Apple’s built-in Calendar and Reminders apps can help you manage your schedule and to-do list. But there’s often a gap between theory and reality, so we’ll share a few key troubleshooting tips in this excerpt from Scholle McFarland’s new “Take Control of Calendar and Reminders.”

 

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09:14
Emerson Sensi thermostat line expanding with two...




Environmental control company Emerson has added to its Sensi thermostat line with a new pair of HomeKit-compatible devices.

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09:13
Supreme Court dealt a blow to patent trolls

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent “trolls” to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet Inc’s Google.

Anything that gets rid of patent trolls is a good thing, but I’m sure the trolls will try to incorporate in East Texas, where many of the patent cases currently take place.

Update: I misread the ruling. Lawsuits will have to be filed in the jurisdiction of the defendant, which should definitely deal a huge blow to patent trolls.

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