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Wednesday September 28

11:42
iOS 10 and Swift 3 Starter Bundle: $45

We have a tutorial bundle for developers today, called the iOS 10 and Swift 3 Starter Bundle. It includes five video tutorials designed to teach you Apple’s Swift 3 programming language and iOS 10 development. That’s more than 82 hours of video content and hundreds of lectures, and you can get it through our deal for $45.


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11:40
iOS 10’s adoption rate overtakes iOS 9

Just over two weeks after iOS 10 was released to the public, its adoption rate has reached 48.16%, overtaking iOS 9, according to data obtained from Mixpanel's iOS 10 adoption tracker, as noted by MacRumors.

iOS 9 is installed on 47.79% of iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. Approximately 4.06% of devices still have iOS 8 or earlier installed, according to Mixpanel.

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11:30
Apple and Deloitte are teaming up to accelerate...

Apple and Deloitte have announced a partnership “to help companies quickly and easily transform the way they work by maximizing the power, ease-of-use and security the iOS platform brings to the workplace through iPhone and iPad. 

As part of the joint effort, Deloitte is creating an Apple practice with over 5,000 strategic advisors who are solely focused on helping businesses change the way they work across their entire enterprise, from customer-facing functions such as retail, field services and recruiting, to R&D, inventory management and back-office systems. 

Apple and Deloitte will also collaborate on the development of a new service offering from Deloitte Consulting called EnterpriseNext, designed to help clients fully take advantage of the iOS ecosystem of hardware, software and services in the workplace. The new offering will help customers discover the highest impact possibilities within their...

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11:27
Periscope's VIP program rewards popular...

If you're popular on Periscope, the livestreaming app will soon reward you as part of its new VIP program. The three-tier initiative is designed to incentivize creators who have invested time in using Twitter's live video option with tools that will...

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11:17
Black Panther OS Is No Cool Cat


The Black Panther OS is a bare-bones Linux distribution built around the KDE desktop. The KDE environment itself is not a minimal component, but how it is integrated within Black Panther gives you an almost-nothing-there installation until you painstakingly install system tools and applications, literally piece by piece. Black Panther OS, originally forked from Mandriva Linux, is now under independent development in Hungary. Last month's version 16.1 release, dubbed "Silent Killer," marks the project's first use of the KDE Plasma 5 desktop.

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11:12
Apple announces new iOS enterprise partnership with...

Apple has announced a new enterprise partnership with professional services firm Deloitte focused on integrating iPhones and iPads in the workplace. The latest enterprise partnership follows similar arrangements with IBM and SAP. The arrangement with Apple will help Deloitte with “creating a first-of-its-kind Apple practice with over 5,000 strategic advisors” according to the press release.

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11:07
Apple Music tops customer satisfaction in new JD...

In terms of customer satisfaction, at least, Apple Music is the top-rated streaming music service, J.D. Power said in its first Streaming Music Satisfaction Study, published on Wednesday.

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11:05
Google Express delivery expands along the East Coast

East coast residents now have a new way to shop online. Google announced on Wednesday that it is expanding its Google Express online delivery service to a dozen states throughout the Northeast. Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania,...

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11:03
Apple published a new Press Release
10:54
News: Apple logs iMessage contact info, could be...

A new report from The Intercept reveals a caveat to Apple’s privacy policies surrounding text and iMessage communications. According to the report, while Apple’s end-to-end iMessage encryption precludes the company from being able to disclose the content of messages between iOS device users, the company does maintain a server-based log of phone numbers that users have attempted to communicate with via the Messages app. Numbers are added…

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10:47
TMO Daily Observations 2016-09-28: Blackberry...

Blackberry is giving up on making smartphones. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to discuss Blackberry’s long downward spiral, plus they look back on Apple’s first Think Different ad from 19 years ago.


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10:46
Alphabet's health watch has changed a lot since...

You know that health-tracking watch Alphabet's X research division showed off more than a year ago, the one you're looking at above? Yeah, you'll want to forget about that design. MIT Technology Review managed to get a peek at a prototype of what s...

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10:41
Apple's China offline sales of the iPhone in...

A report by Sino Market Research says Apple's China offline sales of the iPhone in August dropped 10.8% from a year ago. Market share dropped by 1.1 percentage points to 7.2%, with Apple remaining in the fourth position when it comes to smartphone sales.

What’s more, the furor around iPhone 7’s launch lasted only one day. Sina Technology expected the iPhone 7 to lead a small rebound of iPhone sales, but it was unable to reverse the sliding trend, according to the research group.

Overall, the China offline market jumped 3.3% to nearly 40 million units. Chinese brands accounted for 86.7%, with the top four Chinese brands tallying a total of 48.2%.

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10:40
J.D. Power ranks Apple Music #1 for customer sat in...

Apple may have come out on top but its position isn’t as rock solid as it is with their other products and services. They still have a lot of work to do.

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10:32
Adapters, unplugged

More than you ever wanted to know about power adapters.

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10:29
Check out this fun visual history of Mac OS X/macOS

GitTower, which makes the Tower Git client, is celebrating the launch of macOS Sierra with an update of its info site, An Illustrated History of macOS.  

It offers a fun visual journey through Apple's operating system for the Mac. The site starts with Mac OS X Kodiak, which debuted in September 2000, down through the recently-released macOS Sierra. Check out “An Illustrated History of macOS.” I think you’ll enjoy it.

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10:23
Apple logs your iMessage contacts and could share...

Apple's iMessage had a few security holes in March and April that potentially leaked photos and contacts, respectively. Though quickly patched, they are a reminder that the company faces a never-ending arms race to shore up its security to keep malic...

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10:15
Apple to move London headquarters to Battersea Power...

From the looks of the location, Apple will have a lot of work to do in renovations but it looks like a great building to work with and in.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:06
Beats Solo3 test finds Apple W1 audio chip boosts...

The Beats Solo3 headphones are virtually identical in appearance to the Beats Solo2, but the W1 chip in the newer model boosts battery life and simplifies the pairing process with an iPhone 7.

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10:00
We were stealing music way before the internet and...

When I was 13, my babysitter showed up with a box of 12 new cassettes. I was amazed that she had been able to afford all this music. I grew up poor and even one new purchase was news; a dozen purchases was cause for celebration. Had she robbed a bank...

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09:54
Dr. Mac’s First Impression: iPhone 7 Plus

Dr. Mac got a new iPhone 7 Plus and shares his first impressions in this week’s thrilling episode (#194 for those keeping track) of Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves.


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09:51
How-To: Gradually wake the Apple Watch Series 1 or...

If you’re an Apple Watch Series 1 or Series 2 owner, you’ll find a new feature in watchOS 3 that allows you to gradually wake the screen using the Digital Crown. This is a handy feature for those moments when you wish to view the display in a subtle manner without fully turning on the screen. Watch our video overview inside to see it in action. more…

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09:51
Know Your Font: The Game
09:48
BlackBerry will stop development of phones

“The company plans to end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to partners,” CEO John Chen said in a statement. “This allows us to reduce capital requirements and enhance return on invested capital.”

It’s been a rough decade for BlackBerry.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:43
Public skeptical of self-driving cars

That’s according to the results of a new study published today that aimed to assess public opinion on the subject. The survey commissioned by Kelley Blue Book showed that out of 2,264 U.S. residents polled, 64 percent said they need to be in control of their own vehicle and 62 percent said they enjoy driving.

Count me in the group that loves to drive. I’ve always loved to get out on the highway, play some music and feel the freedom. Not everyone is like me. In fact, the roads would be a lot safer if some drivers were never allowed to touch the wheel of a car. It’s going to take a while before the public comes around to fully autonomous vehicles.

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09:34
External Link: Apple Logs iMessage Contact Phone...

Apple touts the end-to-end encryption and overall privacy of its iMessage service, but Sam Biddle of The Intercept reveals a loophole: when you enter a phone number to start a conversation in Messages, the app contacts Apple’s servers to find out whether to send the message via iMessage or SMS. The problem is that Apple’s servers currently log the contact number, the date and time, and your IP address (which could disclose your general location). Apple has verified that it keeps these logs for 30 days and will give them to law enforcement if compelled by a court order. We hope these revelations will encourage Apple to reassess the privacy implications of this system.

 

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09:32
News: Apple reportedly calls in hackers for meeting...

Apple is reportedly briefing a select group of hackers on its plans to launch a bug bounty program for those discovering iOS and Mac vulnerabilities, Forbes reports. One source said the group attending the meeting “is not too big at all,” limited to an invite-only list focused more on quality than quantity of hacking talent. Apple is said to be rewarding hackers with up to $200,000 for providing the company with information about security…

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Dell 29” Monitor $291, iPhone...

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08:50
Apple summons security experts for bug bounty...

Apple has allegedly invited a a bevy of third party security experts and device hackers to its headquarters to break down the details of the previously announced bug bounty program for macOS and iOS.

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08:43
Skype Adds Lock Screen and Siri Integration on iOS 10

With version 6.25, Skype for iOS brings two iOS 10 features forward: lock screen and Siri integration. Now when you get a Skype call, your iPhone rings just like it would for a normal phone call — and you can answer the same way you normally would. Additionally, you can say things like, “Hey Siri, call Jeff Gamet on Skype,” and then Jeff’s iPhone will ring the same way … assuming Jeff is in your Skype contacts list! Speaking of contacts, this version of Skype also adds integration there, bringing your Skype contacts into your iOS Contacts list. Download for free from the App Store.


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08:30
J.D. Power ranks Apple Music #1 for customer sat in...

J.D. Power is releasing its first study of customer satisfaction among streaming music services today and in it ranks Apple Music above the competition. 

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08:29
Review: Leaf, a creative & fresh take on the...

Eight years since the App Store’s initial release, we’ve seen quite the influx of Twitter apps on the market. Over time, the situation settled down and the best competitors stood on top. I’ve come to find my one or two main Twitter clients, but that still hasn’t stopped me from looking for any new contenders. While there are the few Twitter apps that everyone knows, it’s refreshing to see a new take on the familiar experience.

Enter Leaf, a new Twitter client available in the App Store today that takes a few creative approaches to the experiences we have come to know and love.

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08:25
Apple Logs Your iMessage Contacts - And May Share...

The Intercept is reporting that despite what Apple claims, it does keep a log of people you are receiving messages from and shares this and other potentially sensitive metadata with law enforcement when compelled by court order. Apple insists that iMessage conversations are safe and out of reach from anyone other than you and your friends. From the report:This log also includes the date and time when you entered a number, along with your IP address -- which could, contrary to a 2013 Apple claim that "we do not store data related to customers' location," identify a customer's location. Apple is compelled to turn over such information via court orders for systems known as "pen registers" or "tap and trace devices," orders that are not particularly onerous to obtain, requiring only that government lawyers represent they are "likely" to obtain information whose "use is relevant to an ongoing criminal investigation." Apple confirmed to The Intercept that it only retains these logs for a...

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08:19
iOS 10: Managing Siri’s Third Party App Voice Control

iOS 10 opens Siri to third party apps so you can say things like, “Hey Siri, get me an Uber.” If you don’t want Siri calling rides for you—or Siri says it can’t—it’s time for a trip to your iPhone’s Settings to manage which apps Siri can control. Read on to learn how.


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08:17
Second man pleads gulity in 'Celebgate'...

Edward Majerczyk of Illinois has become the second person to plead guilty in 2014's "Celebgate" scandal, which saw the leak of nude photos and other private data from hundreds of people, including many female celebrities.

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08:03
Review: Osmo for iPad is a fun game system for kids...

Osmo is a game system for iPad that uses the tablet’s camera to interact with real-world objects like puzzle pieces or drawings (buy the starter kit for $69). There are several Osmo apps, spanning drawing, literacy, physics puzzles and more. Each one offers a mini ‘augmented reality’ experience where the iPad apps bring the real-world accessories to life.

The basic Osmo system contains a dock/stand for the iPad to sit on and a reflective mirror that attaches to the FaceTime camera. This adjusts the optics so that the camera is essentially recording the table area in front of the iPad, so that the Osmo apps can ‘see’ the objects placed there. Read on for a walkthrough of how well this all works …

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08:00
Daily Deal: Don't miss out on this Pay What You...

If there's one Apple World Today Deals Shop bundle that you should not miss, it's the Pay What You Want Mac Bundle! We do this a couple of times a year, each with a slightly different mix of apps that are designed to give you a spectrum of capabilities.  

How does the Pay What You Want Mac Bundle work? Easy: 

1 - Pay what you want and if that's less than the average price, you'll still take home something great.

2 - Beat the average price & you'll take home the entire bundle.

3 - Beat the Leader's price & get entered into our epic giveaway—plus get featured on the Leaderboard! What's the giveaway? We'll just say that it begins with iPhone and ends with 7, you figure it out...

Drive...

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07:47
Deals: $150 off 256GB 13" MacBook Pro; up to $...

Shoppers in the market for a 13" MacBook Pro can pick up the 2.7GHz model with 256GB of space for $1,349 and save $50 on AppleCare. First-gen Apple Watches are also $200-$220 off, while Zoolz Complete Cloud Storage is 98% off.

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07:40
What should Apple call next year’s iPhone? iPhone 8...

With next year’s iPhone expected to be a major redesign, you can put good money on it that it won’t be called the iPhone 7s. We’ve been tending to use iPhone 8 as a shorthand reference to the 2017 iPhone, and a sketchy report today suggested that some of Apple’s employees may be using the name in the same way, but that’s by no means the only possibility.

Given that the rumored all-glass casing and full-screen face with embedded Home button would represent a pretty dramatic new look, it’s possible that Apple may want to celebrate that difference with a completely new naming strategy … 

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07:30
BlackBerry to exit hardware business, stop making...

After yet another unprofitable quarter, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has announced that the company will rely on partners for hardware, will no longer design smartphones internally, and will shift to a services-only model to insure the company's survival.

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07:28
iPhone 7 camera climbs respected DxOMark review...

Highly respected DxOMark has published its ultra detailed iPhone 7 camera review and the results are overwhelmingly positive across the board. iPhone 7 actually scores higher than the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, which both tied with lower scores despite an improved camera on both models, which speaks to the advances Apple has made this year on the 4.7-inch iPhone even without the dual-sensor iPhone 7 Plus.

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07:16
Apple opening major new UK campus in iconic...

London’s Evening Standard reports that Apple is to create a spectacular new UK campus in the iconic Battersea Power Station building alongside the Thames.

The iPhone and iPad maker will move 1,400 staff from eight sites around the capital into what it calls “a new Apple campus” at the Grade II listed former electricity generator.

Its employees will occupy all six floors of office space in the brick “cathedral of power”, which is being painstakingly restored after 33 years standing derelict on the banks of the Thames … 

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07:13
Apple plans to open a ‘spectacular’ new campus in...

Apple is to create a “spectacular” new London headquarters at Battersea Power Station in a “massive coup” for the developers behind the £9 billion project, according to the Evening Standard.

Pictured is the Battersea development, courtesy of ‘The Evening Standard.’

 

The Cupertino, California-based company will move 1,400 staff from eight sites around London into “a new Apple campus” at the Grade II listed former electricity generator, the article adds. The employees will occupy all six floors of office space in the brick “cathedral of power”, which is being “painstakingly restored after 33 years standing derelict on the banks of the Thames,” reports the Evening Standard.

Apple is leasing a total of 500,000 square feet, making this one of the biggest single office deals signed in London...

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07:07
News: Apple creating new London headquarters

Apple is moving its 1,400 London employees into a new headquarters inside the once-derelict Battersea Power Station, the Evening Standard reports. The London employees are currently scattered across eight sites, but when the new six-floor office space opens in 2021, the entire operation will finally be under one roof. “This is a great opportunity to have our entire team working and collaborating in one location while supporting the renovation of…

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07:00
Cisco Battles Shadow Broker Exploits


Cisco has swung into action to combat a hacker group's exploitation of vulnerabilities in its firmware. The group, known as the "Shadow Brokers," released online malware and other exploits it claimed to have stolen from the Equation Group, which is believed to have ties to the United States National Security Agency. Cisco earlier this month disclosed the vulnerability, "even though the patches are still under development," said Cisco spokesperson Yvonne Malmgren, "because we learned that there may be public awareness of the vulnerability."

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07:00
This Week in iOS Accessories: Wow! It's...

Wireless wonders

This week’s roundup brings even more wireless headphone options for your new iPhone 7. Will the flood of new products ever end? Read on!

Bose

Bose’s QC35 headphones ($349.95 MSRP, same price on Amazon) offers wireless connectivity to your iPhone; they offer up to 20 hours of audio playback on a single charge. All you have to do to pair your headphones with your iOS device is to activate the ...

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06:44
Apple to house 1,400 employees at London's...

Consolidating a number of offices around London, Apple plans to open a new British headquarters inside an iconic decommissioned power station on the south bank of the River Thames.

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06:38
How-To: Prioritize app downloads on iOS 10 after...

Have you ever wanted to give priority to the most important apps during an iOS restore? Perhaps the app that you’re waiting for is a much-needed password management app used to facilitate logins? Or perhaps it’s some other mission critical app that you need ASAP.

In iOS 10, it’s now easy to pause app downloads, cancel downloads, and give priority to the most important apps. Watch our brief video walkthrough as we show you how. more…

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06:33
Sao Paulo joins list of cities with Apple Maps...

Apple has quietly added a second Brazilian city, Sao Paulo, to the list of places with public transit coverage in the native Maps apps for iOS and macOS.

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06:32
August Doorbell Cam gains motion detection and video...

The latest update to the August Home app on iOS brings two new features to the August Doorbell Cam: motion detection and video recording. Adding the new features to Doorbell Cam (review) simply requires updating to the latest version of the iPhone app.

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06:27
watchOS 3: Configure Your New Dock

Got an Apple Watch? Then you’ll need to know how to access and edit the new watchOS 3 Dock feature, which’ll put your favorite apps just a button click away. We’ve got your answers in today’s Quick Tip!


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06:24
Supply chain report again notes dramatic increase in...

Yet more supply chain reports are escaping China, with the most recent ones from touchscreen suppliers suggesting that Apple continues to increase component orders for the iPhone 7 family of devices far in excess of original quantities.

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06:08
Apple Music tops the J.D. Power 2016 Streaming Music...

Apple Music ranks highest among the streaming music brands included in the J.D. Power 2016 Streaming Music Satisfaction Study with an overall score of 834. Apple leads with the highest score in three of the six measures, performing particularly well in performance and reliability, content and ease of use. Rhapsody ranks second with an overall score of 826 and performs particularly well in the cost of service and communication measures.

Overall satisfaction with paid streaming music service is highest among fully engaged customers—listeners who consume others' content (i.e., they follow other users and/or listen to their playlists) and who say they "always" or "sometimes" share their own playlists—according to the J.D. Power research group.

The inaugural study measures overall satisfaction among customers who have used a subscription-based streaming music service within the past six months. Customer satisfaction is...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: iOS 10 & Swift 3 Starter Bundle

Today in iLounge Deals, you can pick up the iOS 10 & Swift 3 Starter Bundle for only $45 — that’s 93% off the regular price. Including over 82 hours of material to get you coding for the newest Apple technology, this bundle incorporates The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course, Swift 3 Fundamentals & Essential Training, iOS 10, Swift 3 Hands on Features and more. You’ll build real, useful iOS 10 apps to get you familiar with developing…

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05:55
Apple reportedly boosts component orders for the...

Apple has boosted its part and component orders for iPhone 7 devices, with order visibility for the fourth quarter 20-30% higher than expected, reports Digitimes, citing sources from Taiwan-based touch panel makers TPK Holding and General Interface Solution (GIS).

A subsidiary of Foxconn, GIS is expected to see revenues grow significantly in quarter four, say sources. TPK, on the other hand, says touch panel orders from major clients haven't been completely fixed. Shipments of the iPhone 7 devices from device manufacturers are expected to reach 80-84 million units in the second half of 2016, compared to 85-90 million iPhone 6s shipped in the latter half of 2015, according to DigiTimes.

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05:24
External Link: Aetna to Promote Apple Watches to...

In an initiative to improve the health of its employees and customers, health insurance company Aetna is buying Apple Watches for its nearly 50,000 employees and will be offering subsidized Apple Watches to select large employers and individual customers in the upcoming enrollment period, with the remaining cost to be paid via a monthly payroll deduction. Aetna will be providing iOS apps to simplify and improve the healthcare process through care management and wellness, medication adherence, and health plan information and decision support. In addition, Aetna app users will be able to use Apple’s Wallet app to check their deductibles and pay bills. If implemented well, Aetna’s program could improve healthcare, reduce costs, and enhance the company’s ratings with its millions of members.

 

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05:15
Jet Black iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus units in short...

There’s a reason why the new Jet Black iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus you want is out of stock.

The new handset faces a global shortage as the new high-gloss finish has proven challenging for the company’s manufacturers.

The Jet Black models apparently suffer from a low casing production yield rate of 60 to 70 percent, meaning 30 to 40 percent of units do not pass Apple’s quality standards test and must be retooled. The report comes from a recent note hailing from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple says the high-gloss Jet Black finish is achieved through a precision nine-step anodization and polishing process.

As such, some shipping estimates for the Jet Black models have slipped to November while...

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05:00
Samsung cites nearly 60 percent return rate for...

The Samsung recall on the Note 7 device and its affected batteries seems to be working.

As of Monday, 57 percent of Note 7 owners had swapped for new devices, Samsung Europe said. Note 7s were available for pre-order only days before the recall, limiting the number sold in the region, it said. Most of the devices to be recalled in the region were in Britain, France and Germany.

Some analysts predict that the cost of the recall and lost sales could drain nearly $5 billion in revenues from Samsung this year. Samsung in turn has stated that 90 percent of customers who turned in their Note 7 units opted for a replacement unit, but it remains unclear how strong demand from new customers would be when sales resume.

Stay tuned for additional details as they...

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04:30
The Zorro Macsk shows why we don't have...

Apple has consistently said it won’t release a touchscreen Mac. After test driving the $199 Zorro Macsk, I think that’s the right decision, at least for now. Described as the “first touchscreen for an iMac,” the solution has been around for a couple of years for a 21-inch Apple desktop, but now there’s a Macsk for the 27-inch all-in-one. 

Let me talk about the nice things about the touchscreen first. It’s easy to install, requires no additional software, and does (kinda) add touch technology to the Mac. To install it:

  • Attach the screen to the iMac screen. Hold the Zorro Macsk at an angle greater than 45 degrees, and it automatically, magnetically attaches itself. 
  • Plug the attached USB cable into the back of the iMac. 
  • Wait 10 seconds, and you’re good to go.

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04:05
Sketchy report from Apple offices in Israel says...

While Apple’s naming convention would normally suggest that next year’s phone would be the iPhone 7s, all the rumors are pointing to a fairly radical redesign – with an all-glass casing and full-screen face with embedded Home button the main changes expected. For that reason, it seems virtually certain that Apple will break the convention.

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04:00
How to make your hard drive icons show up in macOS...

Apple apparently thinks that you’d prefer not to see the icons for your Mac’s built-in hard drive or those of any external drives on the desktop of macOS Sierra (or most of its predecessors). However, I want those icons on my desktop. Here’s how two make ‘em visible:

  • Click on the desktop.
  • Select Preferences under the Finder menu at the top left hand side of the screen.
  • There you’ll see a list of items on your desktop. Check the ones (hard disks, external disks; CDs, DVS, and iPods; connected services) you want to be visible.

Voila. Icons for those items now appear on your Mac’s screen.

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03:06
Apple reportedly increasing iPhone 7 component...

AAPL stock has been on a tear recently, as investors were surprised by demand for the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Although the units may still sell less than the iPhone 6s, the gap appears to be far closer than expected. Before the devices went on sale, many business and financial analysts predicted iPhone sales would fall by about 10% year-over-year. Now, it seems that sales will be about the same.

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00:39
Samsung Pay adds in-app coupon search for its...

Samsung Pay is celebrating its first year in America by launching a feature couponers would love. The Korean company has teamed up with the owner of Coupons.com to make redeeming discounts much easier. Now, when you link your loyalty card or account...

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Tuesday September 27

23:17
Apple's iPhone 7 camera tops competition...

Imaging specialist DxO recently wrapped up its evaluation of Apple's iPhone 7, noting the new smartphone flagship raises an already high bar set by previous models thanks to Digital Cinema (DCI-P3) color gamut support, class-leading image stabilization, fast autofocus and other enhancements.

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22:39
Mercury is the first planet after Earth with...

To date, Earth has been the only planet in the Solar System known to demonstrate tectonic activity. Other planets are geologically active, but not much more than that. However, it now looks like our homeworld isn't alone. Smithsonian researchers comb...

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22:12
Occipital brings room-scale VR to iPhone with $500...

Occipital on Tuesday launched a $500 VR development kit that uses the company's proprietary Structure Core 3D Sensor to turn smartphones -- including iPhone -- into VR headsets with true room-scale position tracking technology.

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20:54
Moscow will replace Microsoft's products with...

Microsoft might lose a whole city of customers in Russia. According to Bloomberg, Moscow will begin replacing Redmond's products with homegrown software as a result of Vladimir Putin's urging to stop depending on foreign tech. Artem Yermolaev, the ci...

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20:33
iOS 10.0.2 restores full functionality to Kevo smart...

Prior to the public release of iOS 10, Kwikset warned users of its Kevo smart lock that the device would lose some its “touch-to-open” feature due to a bug on Apple’s side. Now, the company has released a statement saying that the issue has been resolved with last week’s iOS 10.0.2 release.

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19:52
Measles has been eliminated in the Americas,...

It's been 53 years since the first measles vaccine was released in 1963, though most people alive today have gotten it bundled into the combined MMR prevention shot that first appeared in 1971. After a half-century of immunization, the World Health O...

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18:49
Apple will fix iOS 10's easier-to-crack device...

Apple has been big on strong encryption lately, but it's not immune to making missteps. Security researchers at Elcomsoft have discovered that iOS 10's local encrypted backups (that is, the ones you create in iTunes) use an older password protection...

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17:42
Earth's CO2 levels have permanently crossed the...

Despite the fact that September is typically the lowest month for atmospheric carbon dioxide, the CO2 levels in Earth's atmosphere crossed the symbolic 400 parts per million threshold this month. According to climate scientists, it is extremely unlik...

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17:29
Fujitsu Plans ScanSnap Fix for Sierra by Middle...

Futjitsu issued another update for ScanSnap customers and macOS 10.12 Sierra. The company narrowed down the circumstances and features of ScanSnap that cause a problem in Sierra to three (below). More importantly, Fujitsu said, “A fix for the above problems is expected to be made available in the middle of October, 2016.”


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17:15
Aetna To Provide Apple Watch To 50,000 Employees,...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Mac Rumors: Insurance company Aetna today announced a major health initiative centered on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, which will see Aetna subsidizing the cost of the Apple Watch for both large employers and individual customers. Starting this fall during open enrollment season, Aetna will subsidize "a significant portion" of the Apple Watch cost and will offer monthly payroll deductions to cover the remaining cost. Aetna also plans to provide Apple Watches at no cost to all of its nearly 50,000 employees as part of a wellness reimbursement program to encourage them to live healthier lives. Aetna plans to develop several iOS health initiatives with "support" from Apple, debuting "deeply integrated" health apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch that will be available to all Aetna customers. According to Aetna, these apps will "simplify the healthcare process" with features like care management to guide customers through a new...

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16:51
The first presidential debate broke multiple...

It won't shock you to hear that the first US presidential debate shattered TV viewing records -- Nielsen says the broadcast was the most-watched debate ever with an average of 84 million viewers. However, it also pushed boundaries of the internet, to...

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16:49
iOS 10: Save a File as PDF to iBooks

In iOS 10, you can now Print to PDF, just as we’ve been doing with OS X/macOS. But there’s also another nice trick in the Sharing option. “Save PDF to iBooks.” It’s simple and fast. John likes this feature a lot.


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16:39
Apple Needs to Step Up its HealthKit Game Before...

Apple wants HealthKit to grow from a basic health and fitness tracker to a platform for monitoring even more about us, and to use that information to help diagnose medical issues. Considering Apple’s commitment to improving our health, there’s no reason why the company can’t reach that goal—but not before a big issue get resolved.


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16:13
Pixel 2 joins the few Chromebooks that can run...

Prior to a few days ago, anyone wanting to run Android apps on their Chromebook had to be an early adopter. Google finally released a stable build of Chrome OS that included a Play store in beta that would allow users to run mobile apps...but only on...

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16:08
How Do You Export Multiple Albums in macOS Sierra...

You can export multiple albums in one fell swoop in Photos in macOS Sierra (this may work in previous versions). Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun explained how in Mac Geek Gab 623, and this is what you do.


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15:56
Opinion: What’s the best iPhone 7 to buy?

With the release of the iPhone 7, customers have a lot of choice when it comes to purchasing the best iPhone for their personal circumstances. If you’re in the market for a new iPhone 7, which new iPhone should you consider buying? Have a look as we break down the possibilities inside. more…

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15:44
Xbox One gets Fox Sports Go's streaming app

Fox Sports Go is basically on every major streaming platform already, including Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and Fire TV. And now you can add a gaming console to that list, with the app now available on the Xbox One. To give you a refresher, Fox Sports...

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15:10
This sci-fi film was shot entirely by autonomous...

Directed by speculative architect Liam Young, In the Robot Skies claims to be the first narrative fiction film shot entirely by autonomous, pre-programmed drones. But the lack of human camera operators is more than just a headline grabbing gimmick. T...

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14:41
eSports powerhouse Team Liquid picked up by new...

While 2016 has been a great year for eSports exposure — several championships have gotten screen time on ESPN networks — it's also been a great year for money. Not only is it estimated to grow to a $500 million industry this annum, but tr...

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14:20
FBI investigating potential hack of Democrat...

Reuters reports that the FBI is actively investigating whether several high ranking Democrat officials' cellphones have been hacked. The Bureau believes that this attack, should it be confirmed, could be tied to the earlier DNC hacks and that of form...

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14:15
Komplex trojan surfaces for macOS, thought to...

Yet another chunk of malware for OS X/macOS to worry about.

Security researchers at Palo Alto Networks have identified a new trojan known as “Komplex”, which can download, execute, and delete files from an infected Mac. Interestingly, the Trojan will also save a PDF document to the infected system concerning the Russian space program.

The PDF document details planned Russian space projects from 2016 to 2025, but also acts as a decoy.

Komplex functions as a group of tools that will attempt to secretly communicate with its creators’ command-and-control servers. This includes sending back data on the version, username, and process list running on the infected system. The Trojan can also receive instructions, and it will forward the...

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14:04
Belkin and Incase reveal their first official...

A pair of popular accessory makers today revealed their first Apple Watch bands that are either coming soon or available for order now. Incase today announced 12 new Apple Watch bands that are available now, while Belkin has taken the wraps off of a new classic leather band in various colors that will be available soon.

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14:04
First look: DJI touts Mavic Pro drone's compact...

Two major drone announcements this month featured Apple's iOS platform as the centerpiece of the world of aerial photography, being used on the go to view, capture and edit footage. DJI and its new Mavic Pro go a step further, working with Apple's retail stores to provide customers with hands-on impressions via trained pros.

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14:01
Body scanners are coming to your gym

Sure, you may feel like you're in better shape after a trip to the gym, but how do you quantify it besides stepping on a scale or breaking out calipers? Australian outfit mPort thinks it can do better. It's rolling out 3D body scanners at LA Fitnes...

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14:00
Palo Alto Networks reports new Mac malware dubbed...

A new piece of Mac malware, dubbed Komplex, has been discovered by Palo Alto Networks. This malware provides a backdoor into the system, like most other recent Mac malware.

The end product of infection is nothing more than a launch agent masquerading as an Apple updater and a hidden executable that’s kept running by that launch agent. The details of how the malware gets installed are still partly unknown. Palo Alto provided information about three different “binder” files, which are executable files that begin the process of installing the malware. However, it’s still not clear how these files get executed on the user’s system.

Palo Alto makes a connection between this malware and other malware created by the...

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14:00
AWT News Update: September 27, 2016

Lots of nice Apple-related stories today on this beautiful Tuesday:

  • FileMaker announces FileMaker Cloud, which -- as you'd surmise -- is a cloud solution for FileMaker databases
  • Fujitsu is warning users of any of its ScanSnap scanners to NOT use them with macOS Sierra. We tell you why.
  • The DarkSky iPhone app now has a website companion to increase its audience and usability
  • YouTube Go will help you watch more videos on the road without going over your data cap...but only in India for now

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13:36
Spotify debuts 'Daily Mix' to compete with...

Spotify on Tuesday debuted a feature called the Daily Mix, offering tailored playlists apparently meant to challenge the "For You" content on Apple Music.

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13:34
Amazon resurrects 'The Tick,' greenlights...

It's the time of year when Amazon's video division announces what new shows will make the cut and get a full series order. Today, we learned with great joy that The Tick is among Amazon's new shows, alongside I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson....

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13:20
Review: 808 Audio XS Sport Rugged Wireless Speaker

It's tough for $100-and-cheaper Bluetooth speakers to stand out these days in a crowded market, but 808 Audio has added another option to the mix with its new XS Sport. Not that 808 Audio hasn't already had some success in the low-price range: as we've noted before in our review of the company's Canz XL, 808 claims its cheap Canz speaker is "the number one selling Bluetooth speaker under $50." The $80 XS Sport is a dust-resistant, water-resistant stereo speaker that uses two drivers and a passive radiator to deliver its sound. 808 claims the rugged XS Sport gets up to 8 hours of playtime before needing a recharge. The speaker comes with a carabiner, and a micro-USB cable for recharging.{/exp:char_limit}
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13:07
Elon Musk's grand plan to colonize Mars

Elon Musk is the man with a vision for a human mission to Mars, and on Tuesday he shared his plans at the International Astronautical Conference in Mexico, with a talk titled "Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species." On-stage, Musk said that there ar...

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13:05
Google app adds incognito mode, native YouTube...

Similar to Chrome, an update to the Google app for iOS today adds a new incognito mode that prevents search or browsing history from being saved. Other features include native playback of YouTube videos, improved iOS 10 compatibility, and performance improvements that reduce crash rates by 50%.

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12:54
Google's Chinese-to-English translations might...

Mandarin Chinese is a notoriously difficult language to translate to English, and for those who rely on Google Translate to decipher important information, machine-based tools simply aren't good enough. All that is about to change, as Google today an...

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12:39
Hackers Get Up Close and Personal With WH Staffer...


Federal authorities last week launched a probe of a suspected cyberattack that targeted the private Gmail account of a White House staffer. The employee's correspondence turned up on the DCleaks hacktivist site, which earlier this month posted the private emails of former Secretary of State Colin Powell. The latest dump involves the private account of White House staffer Ian Mellul, whose emails were published with the claim that they represented just part of a trove of correspondence from February 2015 through June of this year.

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12:37
DarkSky, your favorite iPhone weather app, is now a...

As a motorcyclist, especially this time of year, the weather dictates where and when I ride so having tools like the excellent DarkSky is really important.

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12:23
Scientists watch an immune system fight the flu in...

To date, biologists have typically had to study the progress of a virus through indirect means, such as studying the antibodies -- actually tracking the viruses themselves has been difficult. However, researchers say they've found a way to follow th...

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12:13
Aetna to transform members’ consumer health...

This is a huge deal for Aetna, Apple, and Aetna’s customers. It also means we’ll see more health related apps and other company’s offering similar services to their customers and employees.

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11:25
Aetna launching free Apple Watch program for 50,000...

Healthcare company Aetna shared today that it is partnering with Apple on a new health and fitness initiative for its employees and customers using the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch starting in 2017. Aetna will be providing its 50,000 employees with Apple Watches at no cost and subsidizing the cost for large employers and individual customers through a new healthy living initiative.

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