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Thursday January 19

11:46
Luckey Dons Virtual Flak Jacket for Zenimax Testimony


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Twelve South RelaxedLeather iPhone Case. Photo ©2017 Steven Sande

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

Design

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

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

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10:49
Comparison data for US cities

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

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




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

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

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


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10:32
New Mac backdoor using antiquated code

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

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




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

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10:19
Clearing up Confusion about Netflix and the TV App

Netflix doesn’t work with Apple’s TV app. Or does it? “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers explains this Schrödinger’s cat conundrum.

 

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10:12
NHTSA closes investigation into fatal Tesla...




Eliminating a potential obstacle to the development of self-driving technology such as developments from Apple's "Project Titan," the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday that there was no evidence a fatal Tesla accident in May was caused by an autonomous driving system defect demanding a recall.

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10:05
How to tell if Wi-Fi Assist is actually using too...

There’s a feature on iPhones called Wi-Fi Assist that is a common source of confusion for a lot of users. Wi-Fi Assist helps your iPhone switch to cellular data with your carrier when your local Wi-Fi is too weak to offer fast enough loading speeds.

That sounds risky especially if you have a limited monthly data cap, but most people shouldn’t have to worry about turning Wi-Fi Assist off. Here’s how to check and understand how much data Wi-Fi Assist is actually using.

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10:05
Nintendo's Fire Emblem Heroes looks sharp, but...

We’re pretty big fans of Super Mario Run, but a lot of iPhone and iPad players have grumbled about the premium pricing structure. Well, they’ll have a chance to see how Nintendo approaches a free-to-play gaming model pretty soon, as Fire Emblem Heroes was officially revealed on Wednesday—and it’s coming out in just two weeks, on February 2.

Fire Emblem doesn’t have the same kind of mainstream cachet as Mario, of course, but the franchise is utterly beloved by a pretty strong core fan base. The tactical role-playing series debuted in 1990 on the Famicom (the Japanese NES), and while we didn’t see an entry in the States until 2003, the series has spawned a few acclaimed entries since. In fact, Heroes was one of four different upcoming Fire Emblem games detailed in...

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09:54
Samson’s Go Mic Mobile for iPhone

Samson’s Go Mic Mobile is the first professional wireless microphone system that connects directly to smartphones without the need for cumbersome adaptors or interfaces, turning your phone into a pro-level video camera capable of capturing high definition audio anywhere.

This looks very cool. It literally piggybacks on the iPhone so you have access to all of the controls on the Go Mic Mobile. I need to get one of these.

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09:48
iRig Pro I/O

iRig Pro I/O is the next generation of the iRig Pro — the first mobile interface for connecting all of your studio gear to your iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC or Android device to play and record on the go.

iRig is a great little device. You can use it with your computer or iOS devices, so it’s very versatile for the money. I’ve had a number of iRigs throughout the years and used IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube software, which I also found to be very good. I’ll check this out today at the NAMM show.

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09:44
iRig Acoustic Stage

It’s a compact acoustic microphone and advanced digital preamplifier and processing unit that recreates a studio microphone set-up providing you with all of the true character and tonal nuance of your acoustic in live playing situations. Simply clip the iRig Acoustic Stage’s microphone to the sound hole, attach it to the iRig Acoustic Stage pre-amplifier processor, then connect the preamp to your amplifier or mixer. iRig Acoustic Stage also features a “Cancel Feedback” button that gets rids of annoying frequency feedback during performance.

I got a demo of this yesterday and it was pretty impressive. If you play an acoustic live, you should take a look at this.

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09:38
AirLine 88 wind instrument wireless system

Samson’s AirLine 88 Wind Instrument system offers true wireless freedom without the hassle of a beltpack or cable. Featuring a clip-on transmitter with a shockmounted microphone and adjustable gooseneck, this frequency-agile UHF wireless system provides high definition sound and 300′ of reliable wireless operation for saxophones, trumpets, trombones and other wind instruments.

I’m going to have a look at this today at the Samson booth.

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09:36
Samson Q7x/Q8x Pro Dynamic Vocal Mics

Samson’s Q7x and Q8x provide exceptional sound reproduction for live and studio vocal and instrument performances, as well as presentations and podcasting. And with updated body designs and improved capsule shockmount systems, these mics provide reliable performance in even the most demanding environments. The Q7x and Q8x will be available March 2017.

I haven’t tried these mics from Samson, but I like the company and do use other gear from them.

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09:35
News: Apple’s exclusive audiobook deal with Audible...

The European Commission has announced a joint decision between Apple and Audible to end their exclusive arrangement for the sale of audiobooks on the iTunes Store, potentially opening up competition in downloadable audiobook distribution in Europe. Audible has been Apple’s exclusive supplier of audiobook titles for the iTunes Store since its debut in 2003, preventing other companies that provide downloadable audiobooks from accessing the iTunes…

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: TP-LINK Wi-Fi Smart Plug $35,...

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08:54
Netflix Joins Apple’s TV App, Sort Of

When Apple introduced its TV app for Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad Netflix and Amazon were both missing from announcement. Now Netflix is on board, but with a big string attached: none of its original content is available through the TV app.


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08:48
Ideas from CES 2017: 5G in Your Future

Fresh from a panel discussion on 5G networks at CES 2017, Jeff Porten discusses the goals of this next-generation networking technology and speculates on how it will actually be implemented.

 

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08:30
State of the App Store, Net Neutrality – TMO Daily...

How we use iPhone apps and Apple’s App Store has changed over the years, so today John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at the impact that’s had on their app choices. They also share their thoughts on the possibility of the end of net neutrality in the U.S.


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08:28
No, Netflix still doesn’t really work with Apple’s...

Netflix was a major missing piece of Apple’s new TV app when it launched last month, and that’s still the case despite some confusing coverage recently. The confusion is around how Apple’s TV app works with search and opening video apps.

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08:27
Android users will need to wait 3 months for '...




The extremely popular Super Mario Run will soon end its iOS App Store exclusivity with Nintendo advising it will be bringing the game to Android sometime in March, three months after it launched on the iPhone and iPad.

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08:24
EU antitrust regulators praise audiobooks deal from...

Antitrust regulators from the European Union have welcomed an agreement between Apple and Amazon to end exclusivity deals for audiobooks.

The agreement between Apple and Amazon and its Audible service to remove the exclusivity obligations allows Audible to supply its downloadable audiobooks to third-party platforms beyond iTunes, the European Commission said Thursday. In addition, the agreement will allow Apple to source audiobooks from new suppliers and will allow publishers to enter into distributions agreements directly with Apple, the Commission said.

Audible and Apple's iTunes store are two of the world's largest distributors of downloadable audiobooks to consumers. Audible, owned by Amazon since 2008, is the world's largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks.

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08:20
China Oceanwide, IDG Capital agree to acquire IDG,...

China Oceanwide Holdings Group and China-based IDG Capital have agreed to acquire tech journalism pioneer International Data Group, publisher of PCWorld, Computerworld, and hundreds of other tech publications worldwide.

Tech analyst firm IDC and venture capital firm IDG Ventures are included in the deal, announced Thursday. The size of the deal was not officially released, although a Wall Street Journal story put the price at less than US $1 billion.

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08:13
Google struggling to meet consumer demand for iPhone...




Google is having a hard time matching production to demand for its rival to Apple's iPhone 7, the Pixel -- and particularly 5.5-inch Pixel XL models, according to a report.

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08:01
New Report Says Apple Pencil 2 will Attach to iPad...

Apple is reportedly working on the second generation Apple Pencil with built-in magnets that lock to your iPad when you aren’t drawing or writing. Assuming the report is legit, Apple plans to ship Apple Pencil 2 along side new iPad models some time this year.


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07:32
Deals: Apple Watch Series 2 in stock for $369; DJI...




Shoppers this Thursday can pick up an Apple Watch Series 2 device for as low as $369 with free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY -- all while avoiding Apple's 2-3 week wait. DJI is also shipping the Mavic Pro within a week for $999 (tax included). Those looking for a 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar can save $100 on the 512GB model in Gray.

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07:32
The 5 craziest hours in the White House

I’ve seen several stories about this over the years and it always fascinates me.

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07:21
Opinion: An Apple display with built-in eGPU could...

Many were disappointed by Apple’s apparent decision to abandon the display market in favor of recommending LG models. While LG’s 5K UltraFine is an excellent display in many ways, neither the design nor the build quality live up to Apple standards.

As I said in an earlier piece, it may be shallow to care about the aesthetics of the monitor, but a display is something we stare at all day long. Given that part of the reason we buy Apple kit is the beautiful designs, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect an officially-recommended display to live up to the same standard.

Apple could satisfy many people by simply putting the 5K UltraFine innards into an Ive-designed casing. But I think a...

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06:54
News: Nintendo officially announces Fire Emblem...

Nintendo has posted a video announcing its next game for iOS, Fire Emblem Heroes. Originally announced last April, Fire Emblem Heroes is a tactical RPG designed specifically to work on smaller screens, and it’s designed for a quick pick-up-and-play style. Players undertake strategic battles in the fantasy world of Fire Emblem, leveling up their characters and taking advantage of character attributes to plan attacks and match heroes and enemies…

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06:45
∞ Ed Sheeran covers Fresh Prince theme, live on air

[VIDEO] Either he knew this was coming, or he’s a huge fan, but no matter. Sheeran brings it. Click through to the original Loop post for the video.

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06:42
Over 1,500 pieces of Monty Python memorabilia up for...

Monty Python devotee? You’ll certainly recognize some of the artifacts up for auction.

Me, I’ve got my eye on that original album signed by all the Pythons, including Graham Chapman.

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06:40
Amazon, Apple To End Audiobook Exclusivity: EU

European Union antitrust regulators on Thursday said they welcomed a move by Amazon.com to end exclusivity obligations for the supply and distribution of audiobooks between the e-commerce giant and Apple. From a report: The European Commission, the EU's antitrust watchdog, said the exclusivity obligations required Apple to source only from Amazon's unit Audible and also required Audible not to supply other music digital platforms besides Apple's iTunes store. The agreement between the two companies, which was struck Jan. 5 2017, will improve competition in downloadable audiobook distribution in Europe, the EU said.


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06:37
Standalone GPU plugs into MacBook Pro via Thunderbolt

This might seem a mundane, niche product announcement, but take a minute to read this post from Jeff Benjamin:

The 2016 MacBook Pro has endured criticism for its lack of I/O ports, but what that it does have — two or four Thunderbolt 3 ports based on your configuration — have lots of potential. For example, it’s now possible to connect an external GPU (eGPU) box via Thunderbolt 3 and tap into the power offered by a full-sized graphics card.

Imagine a box that offered the power and expandability of a Mac Pro that plugged into a port (or two) on your MacBook Pro.

You’d have the lightness and portability of a laptop and, arriving at your desk, you’d have a large display and the growling power of large, desktop class expansion cards, limited only by the transfer speeds of Thunderbolt 3. And Thunderbolt 3 is no slouch.

Interesting possibilities there.

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06:29
Component supplier Lite-On reportedly supplier of...




Ongoing rumors that Apple will introduce wireless charging to a future generation of iPhone have been bolstered by a new report, with supply chain sources claiming that Lite-On Semiconductor has received a sizable order to supply components for the forthcoming "iPhone 8."

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06:29
Apple TV, iPhone, iPad gain ability to play Netflix...

I tried this out this morning. Brought up the TV app on my iPhone, searched for a show I know is on Netflix. Sure enough, the search revealed two options: Rent the show via iTunes, or open it via Netflix.

This is a solid step forward for Apple, Apple TV, and searchability.

Now if only Amazon would deliver their promised Prime Video Apple TV app. I suspect that ship has sailed.

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06:29
Mac, Linux malware discovered targeting biomedical...

A Mac malware that’s been spying on biomedical research centers may have been circulating undetected for years, according to new research.

Antivirus vendor Malwarebytes uncovered the malicious code, after an IT administrator spotted unusual network traffic coming from an infected Mac.

The malware, which Apple calls Fruitfly, is designed to take screen captures, access the Mac’s webcam, and simulate mouse clicks and key presses, allowing for remote control by a hacker,  Malwarebytes said in a blog post on Wednesday.

The security firm said that neither it nor Apple have identified how the malware has been spreading. But whoever designed it relied on “ancient” coding functions, dating back before the Mac OS X operating system launch in 2001, said Malwarebytes researcher Thomas Reed in the blog post.

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06:27
LinkedIn's redesigned website isn't a...

LinkedIn’s desktop interface is getting a fresh coat of paint. The professional social network unveiled Thursday the largest overhaul to the desktop version of its website since the service launched.

The redesign is all about bringing changes from the company’s mobile app to its desktop experience, according to Chris Pruitt, LinkedIn’s director of engineering. Users will see a redesigned feed, tweaked profiles, new messaging capabilities and a revamped search box.

The company wants to unify the experience of using its desktop and mobile products, something that Pruett said LinkedIn’s most engaged users have been clamoring for. What’s more, the changes should make the product more useful and less cluttered.

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06:25
Nintendo announces new Fire Emblem games for iOS and...

Fire Emblem is huge in our house. First question asked was, “Is this a port for iOS, or a new game?”

Fire Emblem Heroes is a new game, from scratch.

Here’s Nintendo’s press release.

And a tweet announcing the date:

Fire Emblem Heroes will be released on iOS and Android on February 2. #FEHeroes

And, finally, here’s the official web site, with videos.

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06:21
Apple’s ‘dynamic cinemagraph presentations’ patent...

Apple may be planning to kick its Live Photos feature up a notch. The company has been granted a patent (number 20170017616) for “dynamic cinemagraph presentations.”

Live Photos on an iPhone or iPad records what happens 1.5 seconds before and after you take a picture. The result is a still image with brief video. Cinemagraphs are still photos in which a minor and repeated movement occurs, forming a video clip. They are published as an animated GIF or in other video formats, and can give the illusion that the viewer is watching an animation.

Apple’s patent involves the ability to create a document with several candidate cinemagraph presentations for display. In some cases, the animation can include moving objects, changing colors in a scene, and/or appearing/disappearing objects in the scene. In some embodiments, the cinemagraph images loop iteratively or continuously. They can also be animated clips defined in a common video format.

In the patent filing, Apple...

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06:19
Swift creator Chris Lattner on why he left Apple for...

Joe Rossignol, MacRumors:

Earlier this month, Swift creator Chris Lattner announced he will be stepping down as director of Apple’s Development Tools department to lead Tesla’s Autopilot engineering team as VP of Autopilot Software.

Joe got these two quotes from Chris:

I’ve been writing code for more than 30 years, and 16 of those years have been in the developer tools space. I love it, but I am ready to move on to something else. Autopilot is clearly incredibly important to the world because of its ability to save people’s lives (and increase convenience). It is also a very, very hard technology problem and my experience building large scale software and team building is useful. Of course, I’ve also been a huge Tesla fan for some time.

And:

This was a very difficult decision, because I care deeply about the technology and people at Apple and because I could see myself staying there for many more years. In the end though, the opportunity to dive...

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06:19
Apple & Amazon end exclusive audiobook deal to...




Apple and Amazon have agreed to end a deal in which the latter's Audible division was the exclusive source of audiobooks for iTunes, putting an end to antitrust complaints by the German government.

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06:16
News: Rumor: Apple working on second-generation...

New rumors from Apple’s Asian suppliers suggest that Apple may be working on an update to Apple Pencil to be released alongside new iPad Pro models widely expected to be unveiled in March. While the rumors are vague on what new capabilities will be included, a Bloomberg report several months ago noted that Apple was working on “wider operating-system support for Apple’s stylus accessory” with the possibility of allowing users to…

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06:14
Apple released its next big thing and nobody noticed

I wouldn’t say nobody noticed, but clearly the wave of publicity centers on the AirPods, rather than on the W1 chip. That quibble aside, Matt Weinberger, Business Insider, writes:

The magic happens when you’re using a W1 headset with an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac.

First, you turn it on next to your unlocked iPhone or iPad. Second, you click “connect.” Now they’re automatically paired with any other Apple gadget that’s signed in to your iCloud account. Switching from iPhone to Mac and back takes a click.

And:

Apple’s W1 confers other benefits, too. When you’re using it with an Apple gadget, the chip grants tremendous range — with the Beats Solo3, I was able to vacuum my entire small house with my phone charging in the bedroom without losing audio. Better yet, W1 uses some kind of magic optimization technique to greatly extend battery life.

And:

It means Apple has something that no Android phone — or Windows laptop, for that matter —...

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06:09
Supply-chain reports back 10.5-inch iPad Pro reports...

A new supply chain source cited by Digitimes backs multiple reports that Apple is preparing to launch a new 10.5-inch iPad, with the 9.7-inch form factor being downgraded to an entry-level device. As with earlier reports, the 12.9-inch model is also said to be set for an update, with no mention of iPad mini models.

The report does differ from previous ones in one respect, however: it suggests that the new models may not be launched until the second half of the year …

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06:07
Rumor: new iPads won’t arrive until the second half...

Citing unnamed sources from the “upstream supply chain,” DigiTimes says that new iPads won’t arrive in March as anticipated, but have bene pushed back until the second half of the year because the internals of the tablets are “still in the planning phases.”

The article says that Apple is considering having a 10.5-inch iPad replace the existing 9.7-inch product line and will let the new 9.7-inch iPad become an entry-level device, mainly targeting the education sector. I think DigiTimes is correct about this, but I think we’ll see a trio of new Apple tablets (along with a new iMac) in March.

My crystal ball tells me that Apple will introduce a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro model along with a revised a 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 and a "low-cost" 9.7-inch iPad model with the 7.9-inch iPad mini being discontinued. All will AMOLED displays and incorporate the TrueTone tech introduced in the first...

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06:07
macOS: Taking Timed Screenshots

Today’s Quick Tip is about using the underappreciated Grab program to take timed screenshots on your Mac, so if you want to set up a shot without having to use keyboard shortcuts, you can do so. It’s handy, especially for sending instructions to other people, so let’s learn how!


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06:06
Stanford’s Apple Watch seed grant: 1,000 Apple...

Stanford’s Center for Digital Health:

The Stanford Center for Digital Health (CDH) invites applications for its inaugural seed grant program focused on innovative uses of the Apple Watch in healthcare. This seed grant program is designed to stimulate and support creative uses of the Apple Watch to address important issues in healthcare. We are particularly interested in high impact projects that will positively influence the selected study population and/or clinical workflow.

They are giving away $10K in funding and 1,000 Apple Watches. Sadly, the RFP limits applications to faculty and instructors.

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06:00
FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds: $29.95

Check out the FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds. They’re water and sweat resistant, and automatically pair to your phone when pulled apart so you don’t have to go through any setup. They fully charge in 90 minutes, and offer up to 10 hours of playback. You can get them for $29.95 through our deal.


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06:00
News: Daily Deal: SelectTV by FreeCast, 1-Yr...

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can pick up a one-year subscription to SelectTV by FreeCast for only $24 — that’s 33% off the regular price. If you’re looking to cut the cord, SelectTV has you covered with all the perks of both cable and web-based streaming and a library of over 300,000 episodes, 200,000 movies, 50,000 radio stations, and 5,000 live channels, from over 150 countries, all accessible from a single browser interface.…

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05:56
Nintendo plans a second game for iOS devices

Following the success of Super Mario Run on iOS devices Nintendo says a Fire Emblem game will come to iPhones and iPads. Dubbed Fire Emblem: Heroes, the new game is Nintendo's second attempt at an original mobile game and will launch on Android on Feb. 2, notes AppleInsider. 

An iOS version of the same game is also in the works, but a release date hasn’t been announced. The long-running Fire Emblem series comprises strategy/role-playing games with tactical elements and depth that “increases with every move you make.”

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05:47
Talk of iPhone 8s with wireless charging gaining...

This is certain to reignite the speculation that the 2017 iPhone will have wireless charging: Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has entered the supply chain for the “iPhone 8 “by providing GPP bridge rectifiers for the support of fast wireless charging, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report — as noted by DigiTimes.

Lite-On Semi has reportedly obtained half of the orders for GPP bridge rectifiers that will be used in the wireless charger for the upcoming iPhones, the report cited industry sources as saying. GPP bridge rectifiers are used to convert an alternating current input into a direct current output.

Apple is reportedly working on long-range charging that allows multiple devices to charge anywhere within range of around 20 feet. Energous has already successfully demonstrated this with its WattUp system, and a recent...

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05:35
Apple scraps exclusivity obligations regarding ebook...

Apple and Amazon have agreed to scrap all exclusivity obligations in the supply and distribution of audiobooks in Europe, reports Reuters. The companies announced their decision on Jan. 5 after talks with the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office. 

The exclusivity obligations had prompted a complaint from the German Publishers and Booksellers Association to both regulators. The probe started at the end of 2015, sparked by a complaint from the German publishers and booksellers lobby.

"The European Commission welcomes an agreement to end all exclusivity obligations concerning audiobook supply and distribution between Amazon's subsidiary Audible and Apple," the EU competition authority said in a statement to Reuters.

The German cartel office has closed its investigation into Apple and Amazon as there’s no further reason to...

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05:26
External Link: “Fruitfly” Mac Malware Uses Old Code

A new piece of malware, dubbed “Fruitfly” by Apple, is floating around the Mac universe. Fortunately, Apple has released a silent update to protect against it. But the analysis by Malwarebytes Labs is fascinating — Fruitfly consists of a hodgepodge of old code, some possibly dating back decades, including chunks written in the Perl and Java programming languages. Malwarebytes discovered that Fruitfly also runs on the Linux operating system, meaning that it’s possible that it was originally Linux malware that was adapted for the Mac.

 

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05:26
Rumor: Apple's trio of new iPads may not launch...




Though rumors have pegged an Apple event for March to unveil three new iPads, the latest supply chain scuffle suggests that the updated 9.7-, 10.5- and 12.9-inch touchscreen tablets may not find their ways into the hands of consumers until the latter half of the year.

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05:15
Apple patches “Fruitfly” malware, which relied on...

Apple appears to have nixed the “Fruitfly” malware strain.

The malware, which has been patched over, relied on antiquated code predating OS X. Although older, the Fruitfly malware had been used in real-world attacks on biomedical research groups according to security software maker Malwarebytes.

Fruitfly operated by communicating with two command-and-control servers, and can perform actions like typing, webcam and screen captures, and moving and clicking a mouse cursor, Malwarebytes said in a blog post on Wednesday. It also maps other devices on a network and tries to connect to them.

What made Fruitfly interesting was that it relied on pre-OS X system calls, and even open-source “libjpeg” code not updated since 1998. Much of the software is said to be Linux-compatible, possibly suggesting the existence of a native variant. Related Windows executables are said to exist, but date back to at least 2013.

Malwarebytes stated that the software, which was...

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05:00
Rumor: Apple to incorporate facial and gesture...

It’s a rumor, but there could be some truth to it.

Cowen’s Timothy Arcuri has released a note stating that the next-gen iPhone will gain a front-facing sensor that will be used for both facial and gesture recognition.

Arcuri informed the firm’s clients that the expected iPhone 8 will include a new 5.8-inch model with an OLED wraparound display, wireless charging, “some form of facial/gesture recognition supported by a new laser sensor and an infrared sensor mounted near the front-facing camera”, and Touch ID embedded in the display.

Arcuri continues to predict that this new iPhone upgrade cycle will result in record number of shipments after a recent decline as well.

Apple has been said to be using facial recognition through machine learning in its software, although this feature has yet to arrive for the iPhone, iPad or Mac. The feature has not been heavily circulated for release this year either.

Supply chain reports do point to new 4.7-inch...

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04:38
EU antitrust regulators stand down as Apple ends...

When the long-running antitrust case against Apple over ebook price-fixing was finally settled last year, one chapter ended and a new one began – this time in Europe. German regulators objected to Apple agreeing an exclusive deal with Amazon-owned Audible for the supply of audiobooks, stating that this reduced competition and thus harmed consumers …

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04:30
How to use spring-loaded folders in macOS Sierra

Like its predecessors, macOS Sierra supports spring-loaded folders. Such a folderpops open when you drag something onto it while holding down the mouse button. Spring-loaded folders work with all folder or disk icons in all views and in the Sidebar. Here’s how to use ‘em:

Select an icon (well, not a disk icon). Drag the selected icon onto any folder or disk icon while holding down the mouse button. The highlighted folder or disk will flash twice (very quickly), then springs open, right under the cursor.
(You can press the spacebar to make the folder open immediately.)

After the folder springs open, you can keep on “springing.” Subfolders continue to pop open until you release the mouse button.

Release the mouse button, and the icon you’ve been dragging is dropped into the active folder. That window remains open; however, all other windows you traversed close automatically. 

To cancel a spring-loaded folder, drag the cursor away from the folder icon...

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04:04
iPhone wireless charging reports continue as rumored...

Rumors that this year’s iPhone will support long-range wireless charging continue, with a Chinese report suggesting that a Taiwanese supplier has signed a component contract with Apple. The Chinese-language Commercial Times report was cited by Digitimes.

Lite-On Semi has reportedly obtained half of the orders for GPP bridge rectifiers that will be used in the wireless charger for the upcoming iPhones, the report cited industry sources as saying.

Lite-On Semi’s share price on the TSE rallied by its daily 10% limit.

There have been long-running suggestions that Apple was holding off on...

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04:00
Honeywell Bluetooth Smart True HEPA is a boon for...

By Aaron Lee

The Honeywell Bluetooth Smart True HEPA Allergen Remover is the first air purifier that I know of that uses Bluetooth wireless technology to track local pollen counts via a free iOS app (available at the Apple App Store) and auto-adjust its cleaning levels accordingly.

The technology provides homeowners with insights into how their indoor air quality may be affected by outdoor allergens such as mold and pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds. By utilizing the Allergen Alerts and Auto-Set mode, users can customize their units to the auto adjust cleaning level according to allergen levels in a specify zip code. This can be a life saver (or at least a headache saver for allergy sufferers like me).

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19:50
Apple detailed Indian iPhone manufacturing demands...




Shedding light on Apple's efforts to break into the burgeoning Indian smartphone market, a letter sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October outlines the company's request to "make the environment attractive" for iPhone production and export.

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19:34
Logic Pro X 10.3

Major new release for the professional audio app with a refreshed user interface and support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro. ($199.99 new, free update, 1.32 GB)

 

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18:36
Hulu CEO talks upcoming live streaming TV bundle...

At the end of last year, Netflix updated its iOS app with long-awaited support for offline playback and now Hulu is planning to do the same. In a new interview with Adweek, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins touched on Hulu’s plans for offline viewing, a streaming TV service, and more.

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17:25
Apple Increases App Store Prices By 25% Following...

Following the UK's vote to leave the European Union last year, Apple is raising prices on its UK App Store by almost 25 percent to counter the depreciation of the pound. For example, an app that costs $0.99 in the U.S., and used to cost 0.79 British pounds, will now cost 0.99 British pounds. The Guardian reports: Apple announced the price rises in an email to app developers on Tuesday, and told them "when foreign exchange rates or taxation changes, we sometimes need to update prices on the App Store." It says the new prices will roll out over the next seven days, giving customers a short opportunity to beat the price increase. Similar price increases are expected to hit other Apple stores, including the iTunes Store for music and video and the iBooks Store. Britain isn't the only country experiencing price changes. India is seeing price increases due to changes in service taxes, while Turkish prices are also rising due to depreciation of the Turkish Lira. Since the vote to leave...

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17:17
Oracle faces Labor Department lawsuit over job...

Google isn't the only Silicon Valley staple facing a lawsuit over the fairness of its hiring practices. The US Department of Labor has sued Oracle for allegedly conducting discriminatory employment practices. The enterprise tech giant is accused of p...

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17:06
How To Fix The iPhone Rainbow Emoji Message Crash

Another messaging crash for iOS devices is making the rounds. This time, it involves the colorful rainbow emoji. The bug affects both iPhones and iPads running iOS 10.1 or below, but a variant of the crash can affect devices running iOS 10.2. Luckily the fix is very easy, and we’ll show you how.


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16:55
Apple’s Multiple OS Family Used to Be a Good Idea

When all we had was Mac OS X (now macOS), our Mac life was simple on Intel-based Macs. Then came iOS with Cocoa Touch, a derivative of macOS for touch devices using ARM CPUs. That seemed so very sensible in 2010. Then, of course, came tvOS and watchOS which means Apple has even more code bases to maintain. While perhaps only a mild burden, the biggest problem may be the future development of Apple devices. John explains.


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16:45
Malwarebytes Discovers 'First Mac Malware of...

wiredmikey writes: Security researchers have a uncovered a Mac OS based espionage malware they have named "Quimitchin." The malware is what they consider to be "the first Mac malware of 2017," which appears to be a classic espionage tool. While it has some old code and appears to have existed undetected for some time, it works. It was discovered when an IT admin noticed unusual traffic coming from a particular Mac, and has been seen infecting Macs at biomedical facilities. From SecurityWeek.com: "Quimitchin comprises just two files: a .plist file that simply keeps the .client running at all times, and the .client file containing the payload. The latter is a 'minified and obfuscated' perl script that is more novel in design. It combines three components, Thomas Reed, director of Mac offerings at Malwarebytes and author of the blog post told SecurityWeek: 'a Mac binary, another perl script and a Java class tacked on at the end in the __DATA__ section of the main perl script. The...

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16:32
'Super Mario Run' will hit Android devices...

It's-a me, Android. Nintendo's first fully fledged smartphone game (sorry, Miitomo), Super Mario Run, is scheduled to hit Android devices in March after landing on iOS in December. The news appeared on the official Nintendo Twitter account this after...

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16:03
Automatic Photo Enhancement by Photolemur for Mac

If you don’t enjoy tweaking your photos as much as Dr. Mac does, you might enjoy a little program he’s been testing called Photolemur ($49), which improves your photos automagically and may be just the ticket for the tweak-averse.


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16:00
Nintendo says Fire Emblem mobile game 'coming...




After the initial blockbuster success of Nintendo's "Super Mario Run," the Japanese gaming giant on Wednesday announced its second mobile title will be a take on the long-running "Fire Emblem" series.

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15:54
Civilization VI Gets Viking and Poland Expansions,...

Civilization Vi got its first expansions Wednesday with the release of the Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack and Vikings Scenario Pack. The Polish pack includes the full Poland civilization, which includes the ability to take over tiles by fortifying their borders. The Poland scenario is a 60-Turn game where you defend Poland, Prague, and Vienna from Teutonic Knights and Ottoman Turks! Sounds awesome. The Viking Scenario includes new City-States with new benefits, and a 100-Turn game where you invade England, take Paris, find Vinland, or raid the Mediterranean. I’m slacking off from work just thinking about it. Each pack is $4.99, and is available through both Steam and the Mac App Store version of the game. Civilization VI itself was released in October for $59.99, and Wednesday’s update includes a variety of bug fixes, balance changes, AI tuning, and a new Earth...

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15:51
Nintendo says new ‘Fire Emblem Heroes’ game coming...

Update: Nintendo of America says the game is coming to iOS on February 2nd, as well:

Fire Emblem Heroes will be released on iOS and Android on February 2. #FEHeroes pic.twitter.com/IcNvMb8I0y

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 19, 2017

Following the release of Super Mario Run earlier this year, Nintendo today announced its next mobile game for iOS. After previously teasing it, the company today made Fire Emblem Heroes official and revealed the game will come to iPhone and iPad “soon.”

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15:49
A new 'Fire Emblem' game is coming to...

Good news, Fire Emblem fans: Today Nintendo announced that the next major title in its tactical RPG series will be for the Switch -- making it the franchise's first game on home consoles in almost ten years. The bad news? You won't be able to play it...

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15:40
Apple updates GarageBand and Logic Pro X with iCloud...

Apple has made its music editing software more robust.

On Wednesday, Apple updated GarageBand for iOS and Pro Logic X for macOS, giving users the ability to share projects between the two music editing apps via iCloud File Sharing. This means that users can record music and share the recordings over the cloud to be edited in either app. Previously, you could import GarageBand recordings into Logic Pro X, but not vice versa. GarageBand has been designed to be more consumer-friendly, whereas Logic Pro X caters to the pro level.

To read this...

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15:15
Suspect lawsuit aims to force Apple to block texting...

A new class action lawsuit in California is going after Apple, claiming that the company has had technology to prevent texting and driving but has failed to implement it. The lawsuit alleges that, in refusing to implement a lockout system to prevent texting while driving, Apple is putting profits ahead of user safety…

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15:08
FCC Net Neutrality, Backdoor Hacks, and New Apple...

Outgoing FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler made a plea for the incoming administration to protect Net Neutrality. Bryan and Jeff discuss whether that plea is likely to fall on deaf ears [spoiler: yes, it will]. They also discuss the implications of the Cellebrite hack, and the fact that Apple released two product updates this week.


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15:03
The 'DJ Hero' and 'Guitar Hero Live...

Freestyle Games, known for its work on Guitar Hero Live and DJ Hero under publisher Activision, has a new home. The team has joined Ubisoft and will be renamed to Ubisoft Leamington -- based on its location in the UK. A post on UbiBlog says that the...

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14:37
Post-holiday iPhone sales fears 'overblown,...




Contrary to some recent reports, one analyst firm believes that adverse market conditions for iPhone sales are being given too much weight and predicts better performance than previously expected buttressed by high demand for the iPhone 7 Plus.

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14:35
Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem Heroes'...

If you've been yearning for a Fire Emblem game to play on the go that isn't relegated to a portable gaming system, maybe the upcoming Fire Emblem Heroes will do the trick. It's a tactical role-playing game (think Final Fantasy Tactics) where "fate ha...

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14:30
AWT News Update: January 18, 2017

Concept of a future iPhone with an edge to edge OLED display

Grumbling ex-Apple employees and Wall Street analysts with good imaginations are what we have for you on today's Apple World Today News Update podcast:

  • An ex-Apple engineer thinks that Apple's not the innovative, problem-solving company it was in 2007
  • A Wall Street analyst sends out his wild guesses on this year's crop of iPhones
  • Another Wall Street analyst says iPhone revenues will be down slightly due to anticipation for the "iPhone 8"

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14:15
Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 18, 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 updated the four programs comprising the Photo Correction Bundle: Enhancer 15.5, Noise Buster 10.1, Refocus 6.5, and HDRFactory 5.5. The new versions offer improved compatibility with Photoshop CC 2017, provide a vector-based user interface with support for Ultra HD resolution, fix some bugs, and bring other changes.

Demo versions are available for download. The apps are compatible with macOS 10.7 and higher. All are available as Photoshop compatible plug-ins and as standalone applications.

CS Odessa has announced ConceptDraw OFFICE 4, the next generation of the company's...

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14:14
South Korean court denies arrest of Samsung chief




Samsung heir and acting chief Lee Jae-yong will not be arrested as part of a sweeping inquest into the alleged indiscretions of impeached South Korean president Park Geun-hye, some of which include accepting corporate bribes in exchange for political favor.

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14:11
2016 was the hottest year on record (again)

According to a joint report from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2016 was officially the hottest year on record. If that statistic sounds familiar, it's because 2015 was also the hottest year on record. As was 2014 befor...

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13:44
'Star Trek: Discovery' faces an indefinite...

If you were banking on watching Star Trek: Discovery in May... well, we hope you have some contingency plans. CBS has confirmed to Hollywood Reporter that it's once again delaying the streaming-focused show, this time for an indefinite stretch. Produ...

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13:36
iRig Pro I/O, iRig Acoustic Stage gives musicians...




IK Multimedia on Wednesday launched two new interfaces for musicians in the iRig Pro I/O, a compact audio and MIDI interface with Lightning connectivity straight from the box, and the iRig Acoustic Stage digital microphone system for acoustic guitars.

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13:26
Hulu CEO promises offline viewing in coming months...




Not to be outdone by Netflix, Hulu will be adding support for downloads in the near future, according to the the head of the video streaming service. On Wednesday, meanwhile, the company's iOS app gained support for user profiles, better accommodating the tastes of couples and families.

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13:24
Netflix expects HBO to go binge-first in an '...

Netflix just announced its final earnings report for 2016 (PDF), revealing that it grew by seven million customers to 93.8 million. That's two million more than it had projected, up more than 25 percent for the year and puts the 100 million benchmark...

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13:21
Google Gives Google+ Some Nips and Tucks


Google on Tuesday announced three new updates to Google+ in an effort to revive interest in the faltering product. The added features will be rolled out next week, when the old Google+ layout will vanish. First, lower quality comments will be hidden, although Google didn't explain how comments will be judged or who will make those calls. Google has tweaked the Google+ user interface to display more posts and less white space. Further, a zoom functionality has been added to photos on Google+.

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13:20
Teenage Engineering's new pocket synth is its...

Teenage Engineering debuted its first trio of pocket-sized $59 synthesizers almost exactly two years ago. In 2016, the company followed those with a second set of three Pocket Operators featuring the sounds of the '80s. Now the company is back with a...

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13:02
Football fans can stream Super Bowl 51 live with Fox...




Fans looking to watch the spectacle of Super Bowl 51 -- to be played Feb. 5 in Houston, Tex. -- can turn to Fox Sports Go, an app available on numerous platforms, including Apple's iOS and the Apple TV.

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13:00
Apple World Today Deals Shop now supports Pay

The Apple World Today Deals Shop is full of bargains on everything from developer classes to monster battery packs, clip-on iPhone camera lenses to VPN subscriptions. Now you can purchase those deals from your iOS device or Mac (running macOS Sierra) with Pay! 

Once you associate a credit card and address with Pay, buying anything in the store becomes as easy as clicking or tapping a button or two. Your transactions are completely safe, with no need to enter a credit or debit card number in our store. 

Note that we also accept Pay for Team AWT subscriptions -- you can support Apple World Today with an annual membership and get all sorts of benefits (including an upcoming discount on Deals Shop merchandise!). 

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12:57
Microsoft's Twitch competitor, Beam, gets a...

Microsoft said it was about to supercharge Beam, and it's quickly following through on that promise. After a few weeks of beta testing, the livestreaming service's big 2.0 overhaul is now available to everyone. The most conspicuous change is what you...

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12:47
Hands-on: Turbo charge your MacBook Pro graphics...

The 2016 MacBook Pro has endured criticism for its lack of I/O ports, but what that it does have — two or four Thunderbolt 3 ports based on your configuration — have lots of potential. For example, it’s now possible to connect an external GPU (eGPU) box via Thunderbolt 3 and tap into the power offered by a full-sized graphics card.

In this hands-on post, we’re going to showcase how to power the 13-inch 2016 MacBook Pro with an eGPU using Sapphire’s AMD RX 480. The RX 480 is modestly-priced GPU with a decent amount of power that’s good enough for 1080p gaming. The connection is made possible by means of the...

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12:35
PSVR mech battler 'Rigs' won't get...

Sony today confirmed that there will be no more DLC coming to multiplayer PSVR launch title Rigs. Following the recent closure of developer Guerilla Cambridge, it seems Sony has opted to cut short its initial plan for additional Rigs content.

While...

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12:23
Just Discovered Fruitfly Malware Uses Pre-OS X Code

Malwarebytes discovered a Mac malware threat dubbed Fruitfly that’s being used to target biomedical research facilities. Calling Fruitfly new, however, may not be correct because it looks like it’s been around since at least 2014, and it also relies on some system calls that predate OS X and macOS.


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