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Saturday January 7

George Hotz wants Comma AI to be the Android of...

Hacker, entrepreneur, rabble rouser and freeform rapper George Hotz joined us on the Engadget stage at CES to talk about the decision to open-source his autonomous car research and the state of self driving. He also weighed in on California's regulat...

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Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas...Day...

The flag of Ukraine. Wikimedia Commons. 

Today is the day Christmas is celebrated in Ukraine and several other countries around the world. In honour of Ukrainian Christmas, we have one final request to round out this year, making this the thirteenth and final post in our annual 12-part (usually!) series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year.

This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

For the thirteenth request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

13. Ukrainian Text to Speech Voices for all Apple Devices

When Apple introduced the original Macintosh in 1984, it let the computer introduce itself, using a synthesized voice to do so (view the video above). The technology, known as text to speech, converts strings of text into spoken words and has shipped with every Mac ever produced. It has...

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Regulators approve VW plan to fix 70,000 more diesel...

Before it can reinvent itself as an EV automaker, Volkswagen still has to clean up the remnants of the ongoing Dieselgate scandal that has cost the company billions in buyback programs, repairs and class action settlements. With so many different mod...

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David Copperfield: 'I come to CES to get...

CES is many things to many people. For the most part, it's the grease that keeps the mechanics of technology running for the rest of the year. For some, though, it's a veritable treasure trove of potential magic. Literally. David Copperfield, a stalw...

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FBI Releases (Redacted) Documents About The San...

The FBI released 100 pages of documents about the unidentified vendor who unlocked the iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter, but "censored critical details that would have shown how much the FBI paid, whom it hired and how it opened the phone." An anonymous reader quotes the Associated Press:

The files make clear that the FBI signed a nondisclosure agreement with the vendor. The records also show that the FBI received at least three inquiries from companies interested in developing a product to unlock the phone, but none had the ability to come up with a solution fast enough for the FBI. The FBI also said in contracting documents that it did not solicit competing bids or proposals because it thought widely disclosing the bureau's needs could harm national security... The suit by the media organizations argued there was no legal basis to withhold the information and challenged the adequacy of the FBI's search for relevant records. It also said the public had a right to...

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Tell Us Your Mac Automation Stories

Apple’s elimination of the position of Product Manager of Automation Technologies a few months ago cast a pall over the future of automation at Apple. Adam explains what happened, his worry about Apple’s commitment to automation, and what you can do to express your concerns.


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AT&T and Time Warner have a plan to dodge merger...

AT&T has indicated how it may avoid FCC scrutiny over its proposed $85.4 billion Time Warner merger. At issue are Time Warner's FCC broadcast licenses -- if were to transfer them to AT&T, that would require FCC approval. However, in a filing...

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Russia demands LinkedIn's removal from iTunes...

Russia wants to scrub LinkedIn's presence from the country completely. According to The New York Times, people in the country can no longer download the social network's mobile application from the App Store or Google Play. Russian authorities requir...

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Samsung's smartwatch lineup now works with your...

Did you sigh wistfully at Samsung's Gear S3, knowing you couldn't use it because you have an iPhone? Relax. Samsung has launched new Gear S and Gear Fit apps that bring iOS compatibility to all of its current wrist-worn devices, including the Gear S3...

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Volkwagen is adding Amazon Alexa to its cars

Ford isn't the only auto company adding Amazon's Alexa to its cars -- Volkswagen plans to do the same. From the quick demo I had on the CES show floor, it seems like a pretty smart pairing. VW's Alexa-enabled cars will basically have full access to e...

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Samsung’s Gear S3, Gear S2, & Gear Fit2...

As CES 2017 winds down, Samsung today made one more announcement, this time for iOS users. The company has announced that it expanding support for iOS with its latest Gear-branded wearables.

Specially, the Gear S2, Gear S3, and Gear Fit2 are now compatible with iOS thanks to new accompanying apps…


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Apple's latest iPhone 7 Plus commercial...

Apple on Saturday published a new ad highlighting Portrait mode, an iPhone 7 Plus exclusive feature that seamlessly blends image data from the handset's dual cameras to create artificial bokeh.

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Hands-on: Apple CarPlay goes wireless over Wi-Fi...

Alpine's CarPlay integration in its upcoming iLX-107 receiver uses Wi-Fi direct, rather than Bluetooth, allowing for a higher quality experience with negligible effect on battery life.

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Hands-on: Alpine's splash-proof Apple CarPlay...

Perhaps the most unique take on CarPlay we saw at this year's Consumer Electronics Show came from Alpine, which has added Apple's automotive interface to its ruggedized infotainment systems for Jeep Wrangler owners.

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Apple’s latest iPhone 7 Plus ad focuses on Portrait...

Apple today has shared a new ad for the iPhone 7 Plus on its YouTube channel. The ad focuses on the device’s dual-camera design and the Portrait Mode feature that comes along with it..


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Review: LG UltraFine 5K Display with Thunderbolt 3...

Apple may have abandoned the monitor market, but LG has taken the torch for a high-performing display specifically for Apple users. Despite eschewing some of Apple's design principles, the LG UltraFine 5K Display monitor brings almost everything to the desktop that Mac users have been clamoring for, including a convenient, versatile Thunderbolt 3 connection.

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Las Vegas Captures Ransomware Crown

Las Vegas is arguably the gambling capital of the world, but it's also the king city for ransomware, based on recent research. Among the world's nations, the United States ranked highest in ransomware incidents, according to a Malwarebytes report on the prevalence and distribution of extortion apps. The area of the country that logged the most incidents was the Las Vegas-Henderson, Nevada, region. evada cities led the nation in overall ransomware detections, most detections per individual machine, and most detections per population.

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Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas, Day...

Editor's note: due to scheduling difficulties, this post and a "bonus" request are running one day late.  

This is the twelfth post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year.

This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

Be sure to check back later today for a special edition post! For the twelfth request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

12. Some Good Old Bug Fixes

Requesting bug fixes may seem underwhelming after two years and twenty-four posts in this series. However, that is what we are asking Apple to grant us for the twelfth request, and there a good reason to do so.

Over the years, bugs have been piling up that are negatively affecting the usability and accessibility of Apple’s operating systems, especially macOS. These range from the...

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This week’s top stories: Apple in 2017, Zac’s Apple...

In this week’s top stories: Our look at what’s to come from Apple in 2017, reports of an upcoming Apple Watch refresh, new accessories get shown off at CES 2017, and we compare Apple’s AirPods to the competition.


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iPhone users in Russia can no longer download the...

Smartphone users in Russia can no longer download the LinkedIn app on iPhone or Android devices, following a similar move in China to block The New York Times app on iPhones, reports the New York Times.

The demand by Russian authorities to remove the LinkedIn app comes weeks after after a local court ruled that LinkedIn had breached the country’s data protection rules. When LinkedIn’s website was blocked, the apps stopped functioning properly. 

Removing them from the Google Play store and Apple’s App Store may not have cut off access to content, but “it sent a signal that countries can push the tech giants to remove the apps,” notes the Times. Direct blocking of websites has been done by China, Russia, Turkey and several other nations for years, usually through their state-run internet service providers.


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The Week in iOS Apps: Brian Eno's "...

New apps of the week

Experimental musician Brian Eno says of his new app: “I wanted also that this music would unfold differently all the time—‘like sitting by a river.’” Read on!

Brian Eno: Reflection

Image by Brian Eno: Reflection

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Apple's Share of PC Users Drops To A Five-Year...

Windows 10 is installed on 24.5% of devices -- but that's only half the story. "Apple's Mac share of personal computers worldwide fell to a five-year low in December," reports Computerworld, adding that Linux and Windows "both benefited, with increases of around a half percentage point during 2016."
An anonymous reader quotes their report:
According to web analytics vendor Net Applications, Apple's desktop and notebook operating system -- formerly OS X, now macOS -- powered just 6.1% of all personal computers last month, down from 7% a year ago and a peak of 9.6% as recently as April 2016... The Mac's 6.1% user share in December was the lowest mark recorded by Net Applications since August 2011, more than five years ago... In October, the company reported sales of 4.9 million Macs for the September quarter, a 14% year-over-year decline and the fourth straight quarterly downturn. Apple's sales slide during the past 12 months has been steeper than for the personal...

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Wacom debuts Intros Pen and Intuos Pro Paper Editions

Wacom has announced their new Intuos Pro and Intuos Pro Paper Edition of pen and touch tablets.

“The new generation Intuos Pro provides a wealth of new features and benefits to artists, designers and photographers who demand the very best from their creative tools,” says Masahiko Yamada, president and CEO of Wacom. “The new Pro Pen 2 anchors the overall creative experience with enhanced pressure-sensitivity and precision, but it's the Intuos Pro Paper Edition that really stands out by giving users the ability to incorporate paper into their creative workflow. Ink-on-paper drawings are captured and stored digitally on board the Intuos Pro Paper Edition and can be refined later on the tablet with any compatible layered raster or vector software application. Gone are the days of tedious and time-consuming scanning.

The Intuos Pro Paper Edition boasts all the features as the Intuos Pro, but the Paper Edition model adds a...

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9to5Mac Best of CES 2017 Awards

While Apple doesn’t have an official presence at the Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2017 has been packed with new and innovative technology that takes advantage of Apple’s hardware and software.

9to5Mac has been on the ground in Las Vegas all week tracking down the best and most interesting new technologies to come out of the big show. This year we’re highlighting our favorite new products with the first-ever 9to5Mac Best of CES Awards.

And the winners are…


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ICYMI: The Sleep Number bed keeps you cozy all night...

Today on In Case You Missed It: There were more beds at CES this year than we've ever seen before, but I was seduced, yet again, by the new model for the Sleep Number bed. Even though I'm a bit of an everything-connected-to-the-internet hater....

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ExoLens previews new case for the iPhone 7

ExoLens will debut the ExoLens Case at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The dual layer case allows photographers and cinematographers to use the ExoLens PRO with Optics by ZEISS mobile photography lenses.

Designed with high-end aesthetics and impact-resistant materials, the ExoLens Case serves as a low profile, highly protective solution even without the lenses,  says John Fellowes, CEO of Fellowes Brands. The ExoLens Case will be available for purchase in the first quarter of 2017. Pricing hasn’t been announced.

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Become Tech Savvy: If you truly want to improve, you...

If this is your first time reading this series you’ll get the most value by starting with the first article. Note for the already tech savvy, IT professionals, and our regular readers: this is designed as a resource as you help others or for those looking to become tech savvy on their own.

Growth Mindset
Background, Expectations, & Best Practices |

I have yet to find any books or resources that discuss the foundation and most important factor in becoming tech savvy (or learning anything), your mindset. Research shows that people with a growth mindset are more likely to achieve success in part because they believe they can. Alternately, people with a fixed mindset, who believe they can only achieve according to ingrained talent or aptitude are more likely to give up on their goals...

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The Morning After: Saturday, January 7th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

CES 2017 is in full swing, and we're ready to hand out some hardware. Find out how you can participate in our Best of CES 2017 awards, and catch up on some of the action from yesterday's Engadget live stream. Th...

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QardioCore wearable ECG monitor is iOS compatible

Qardio, Inc.'s US$449 QardioCore — a wearable ECG monitor showcased at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas — is now available for pre-order at It’s iOS compatible.

QardioCore is a wearable medical electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) monitor allowing users to proactively look after their heart health long-term, all without the need for wires or patches. Packed with proprietary sensor technology, it records more than 20 million data points, streaming the user's live medical-grade data to their iPhones.

ECG monitors sense the tiny electrical charges on the skin arising from the heart muscle's electrophysiological activity. It’s IP65 certified, making it splash and rain-resistant.

QardioCore is worn as a chest strap and records continuous ECG, heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate, temperature and activity data. The data can then be automatically shared, for...

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Kanex launches Thunderbolt 3 line at CES 2017

Kanex is launching its new Thunderbolt 3 line of products at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The line includes: the Thunderbolt 3 Travel Dock for MacBook Pro, a Thunderbolt 3.0 to eSATA 3 + USB 3.0 Adapter, and 1.6-foot and 6.6-foot Thunderbolt 3/USB-C cables. 

With the US$149.95 Kanex Thunderbolt 3 Travel Dock, users can connect and power their MacBook with a single cable, converting it to a desktop workstation. The unit comes with two HDMI ports, a USB port, 1-gigabit Ethernet port, and a USB-C port for pass-through charging. 

The $129.95 Kanex Thunderbolt to eSATA + USB 3.0 adapter lets you easily connect your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac to an eSATA device. It connects to the Mac's Thunderbolt port, adding an eSATA port and an extra USB 3.0 port. The adapter allows you to upgrade to the latest MacBook Pro and still use your eSATA hard drive. 

With the Kanex Thunderbolt 3/USB-C cable,...

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Homeland Security classifies election infrastructure...

The Department of Homeland Security has officially classified election systems as critical infrastructure in order to keep them safe from tampering. Election infrastructure includes storage facilities, polling places, voter registration databases, vo...

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CES: Amped Wireless debuts HELIOS, HELIOS-EX range...

Amped Wireless announced its first high power tri-band range extender and router series, the HELIOS and HELIOS-EX, at this week’s CES 2017 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. 

The HELIOS-EX High Power AC2200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender, is compatible with any router and can increase coverage up to 12,000 square feet. It features DirectLink Technology that yields speeds up to two times greater than other range extenders using a dedicated connection to the home network, according to Jason Owen, vice president of Networking at Amped Wireless. 

The HELIOS-EX Range Extender has maximum signal magnification via 12 high power amplifiers and four high gain antennas (one internal, three external). The HELIOS-EX Range Extender and HELIOS Router both feature MU-MIMO technology so data can be delivered to multiple devices at once without a lag in streaming or downloading. They’re also both built with...

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Pyle USA launches the MusicMover stereo system

Pyle USA has introduced the US$119.99 MusicMover, a full range stereo speaker system that also provides a “light show.” It boasts LED lights with five color changing modes, that blink and pulse to the music. 

The MusicMover allows users to connect via Bluetooth or 3.5mm to listen to Pandora, Spotify or online playlists. It has an FM tuner if users prefer to listen to the radio.

The portable boombox offers two 2-inch drivers and two 4-inch subwoofers with a ported enclosure. Users can adjust treble, bass, echo and volume levels. When fully charged, the boombox provides eight hours of playtime, and includes battery level indicators to know when it needs to be recharged.


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Streaming topped all forms of US music consumption...

Remember in early 2013 when Apple hit 25 billion iTune song downloads? And Tim Cook said it took Sony 30 years to sell 220,000 Walkmans? Well, fast-forward just under four years, and Billboard has revealed that Americans streamed 431 billion songs in...

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Valve's Steam Controller interface now works...

Arguably, one of the best things about Valve's Steam Controller is its software component -- an interface that allows user to assign any button of their controller to a myriad of keyboard functions. Its a feature that lets gamers make any PC game pla...

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The Week in Apple News: Apple Watch Series 3 rumors...

Apple headlines for the week ending Jan. 6, 2017

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Apple made some news stateside this week, but there are a lot of developments internationally. Check out the important Apple headlines from the past week in this slideshow. Just click on the link to get more information.

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Chamberlain’s smart garage door opener to get...

Garage door automation virtuoso Chamberlain is making the scene at CES 2017 with its new HomeKit compatible Smart Garage Hub.

While it won’t be available to buy in-store or line until July 2017, Chamberlain promises that the Smart Garage Hub will allow users to open, close, or check on the status of their garage door; turn MyQ connected lighting on and off; and fiddle with their home’s thermostat using their iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. And thanks to Siri’s HomeKit integration, you’ll be able to do all of this with nothing more than a few words—provided the A.I. is in the mood to understand what you’re asking for.

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Keurig and Anheuser-Busch work on an in-home beer...

Just because Keurig didn't succeed with its Kold soda machine doesn't mean it's giving up on the prospect of making cold beverages at home. It's partnering with Anheuser-Busch InBev on developing an "in-home alcohol drink system" -- in other words,...

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This week on AI: CES 2017, MacBook takes a bullet,...

CES 2017 carried the week with third party accessories vendors touting their Mac, iOS and Apple Watch wares in Las Vegas, but Apple made headlines with a few well-timed press releases.

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Man says a MacBook Pro saved his life during Fort...

The horrifying events at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport today saw five people dead, but one man claims that his MacBook Pro saved his life in the midst of the shooting. Speaking to CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Steve Frappier explained that he was near the baggage claim area when he heard gunfire and fell to the floor to try and protect himself…


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Hushme's voice-masking headset could save your...

This device is not a punishment, nor was it designed to deny you pleasure. It is, however, meant to preserve the quality of life of the people around you... especially if you work in open offices like some of us at Engadget do. The Hushme works as a...

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Friday January 6

Uber and Honda face lawsuit after crash leaves rider...

Questions about Uber's driver screening aren't about to go away any time soon. A Dallas woman is suing Uber and Honda after her ridesharing driver ran a red light, leading to a crash that left her paralyzed from the chest down. The lawsuit alleges th...

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MacBook Pro, backpack may have saved passenger’s...

A MacBook Pro inside a backpack might have saved a passenger’s life in the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting this afternoon that left five dead and eight wounded.

“The backpack saved my life,” Steve Frappier said, speaking on CNN’s “AC360.” “[I] dropped and the backpack was still on my back and I was turned in such a way where that at one point when the shooter shot toward my direction … there was a bullet that ricocheted.”

Frappier, who described himself as sheltered on the ground “like a tortoise with the packpack on me” when the bullet struck, said the bullet ricocheted around the backpack and the notebook.

“I felt something hit my back,” he said speaking to CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “It was only later when I went to the bathroom to check myself out that the bullet had entered my backpack, hit my laptop and then later when I gave my backpack over to the FBI for investigation they found the bullet in the
pocket of my backpack.”

Given the angle and...

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Microsoft's connected car platform will put...

Microsoft's next big push into the automotive space won't be a Redmond-made self-driving car. Instead, the company hopes to provide the backbone for a whole suite of cloud-based services that automakers can use to enhance the driving experience in th...

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NVIDIA's helping Mercedes build artificially...

Audi's plans to build AI-powered autonomous vehicles may have taken center stage during NVIDIA's CES press conference, but it's not the only automaker working with the company. NVIDIA announced its building smart vehicles with the folks at Mercedes-B...

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Two Google Home bots engage in a duel of words

A team of Twitch streamers have pitted one Google Home against another in bot showdown that has attracted 777,000 visitors to date. They're streaming the voice-guided assistants' banter on their "seebotschat" channel, which has a peak concurrent view...

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The FAA has once again approved SpaceX for rocket...

SpaceX is finally, officially, ready to get back into the space launch game after losing one of its Falcon 9 rockets during a massive launch failure last September, which destroyed both the rocket itself and its $50 million payload. On Friday, the Fe...

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Dr. Samsung tried to fix my face

No, I'm not holding a phone. The thing I'm holding in my hand above is analyzing my skin for its hydration levels, redness and melanin. Even better, it's going to try and fix any issues with a combination of light therapy and "micro-needle" patches f...

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Watch NVIDIA's GeForce stream 'Mass Effect...

Game streaming is about to get a lot simpler for NVIDIA GeForce video card owners with the company's new integration with Facebook Live. We got a chance to see the feature in action at CES, and it works as advertised. NVIDIA reps were able to quickly...

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The Engadget Podcast Ep 22: Filmore Jive

Senior editor Aaron Souppouris, senior HD editor Richard Lawler and senior editor Mat Smith join host Terrence O'Brien to talk about the tech announcements at CES that will shape 2017. Just like every year, it's a big TV show. LG, Samsung, Sony and p...

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Apple forced to remove LinkedIn app from Russian App...

Russian authorities recently required Apple and Google to remove the LinkedIn app from their respective digital stores in a move tied to a court ruling from November that blocked access to the service for ignoring local internet regulations.

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Deepest X-ray image to date uncovers a black hole...

Believe it or not, that's not a star field you're looking at. Researchers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to produce an X-ray image of space (the deepest-ever X-ray, in fact) that has uncovered an abundance of supermassive black holes --...

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Apple forced to pull LinkedIn from Russian App Store...

Not even a week after being requested to pull The New York Times app from the Chinese Apple App Store, both Apple and Google will have to pull the LinkedIn app from their respective app stores. According to The New York Times, the removal comes after a court ruled that LinkedIn had violated Russia’s data protection laws.


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Sennheiser's wireless headphones give Bose some...

When it comes to noise-cancelling headphones, Bose is widely regarded as best in class, with its QuietComfort 35s doing a stellar job at blocking out unwanted distractions. Here at CES, Sennheiser has its own wireless model with active noise cancella...

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Apple MacBook Pro saves man from bullet in Florida...

Steve Frappier, a witness to Friday's deadly shooting at a Fort Lauderdale airport, revealed in an interview with CNN that an Apple MacBook Pro in his backpack took a stray bullet during the harrowing scene, likely saving his life.

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Default Folder X 5.1.2

Maintenance release with a number of bug fixes for the Open/Save dialog enhancement utility. ($34.95 new, free update, 6.3 MB)


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Original iPhone Prototype With iPod Click Wheel...

Famed Apple leaker Sonny Dickson has shared an early prototype of the original iPhone, with a collection of images and a video that provides a glimpse into one version of the iPhone that Apple created and tested before ending up with the first iteration of the device. Mac Rumors reports: The prototype includes some similar features to the first generation iPhone, like an aluminum chassis, multi-touch compatible screen, 2G connectivity and Wi-Fi, but its entire user interface is taken directly from the click wheel system of Apple's original iPod line. Called "Acorn OS," the prototype software includes an on-screen click wheel on the bottom half of the screen and a menu system on the top half, and the two are bisected by a bar with rewind, menu, play/pause, and fast-forward buttons. On the menu are options such as "Favorites," "SMS," "Music," "Settings," and "Recents," and it's navigated by circling around the click wheel to go up and down, with a center press confirming an action,...

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Apple celebrates Chinese New Year with original...

Continuing its celebration of the 2017 Chinese New Year, Apple on Friday published to its website a series of high-resolution Nianhua folk art wallpapers created using its ecosystem of devices, from Mac to iPad and Apple Pencil.

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The 50 best iOS games of 2016

I’m not a big gamer but everyone should be able to find one or two games on this list they’d like to play.

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The first app to find your missing AirPod(s) arrives...

As AirPods continue to ship, more eager customers have been able to use Apple’s latest hot accessory. If you’ve given AirPods a try we want to hear how they fit and if they fall out or stay in your ears. This week we’ve also seen the first app released to help you locate your missing AirPod(s).


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Apple features artwork to celebrate the Chinese New...

There seems to be no limits to what artists are able to create with Apple’s products. From Disney animators sketching classic characters, to an illustrator using an iPad Pro to design the New Yorker’s latest cover. In today’s latest artistic drive, Apple has partnered with five young Chinese artists to reinvent classic Nianhua folk art.


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Made in CNY

In honour of Chinese New Year, Apple has posted these absolutely gorgeous wallpapers for you to download.

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AWT News Update: January 6, 2017

Today's news from the world of Apple:

  • MacBook Pros may be announced later in 2017 that use a new display technology for significantly better battery life and resolution
  • An Apple supplier reports great earnings, all from sales of components for the iPhone 7
  • Canada's Competition Bureau quietly ends a 2-year anti-competition probe after finding insufficient evidence that Apple was engaging in anticompetitive conduct

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Hi, this is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for January 6, 2017.

Apple and other device manufacturers switch technologies used in their products as new materials and methods make...

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Happy Hour Podcast 101 | CES 2017, Zac’s Apple Watch...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss rumored iOS 10.3 features, CES 2017, and Zac’s journey with using the Apple Watch to become more active and get in shape. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.


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Tim Cook and other Apple execs miss out on bonus pay...

Don’t shed a tear. All of them make more in one year, “disappointing” or otherwise, than most of us will see in our lifetimes.

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Leviton presents hub-free HomeKit in-wall dimmers,...

Leviton's Decora Smart lineup of automated switches and dimmers promise a HomeKit-friendly lighting solution -?with no hub required, unlike some competing lighting solutions.

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Gartner: Microsoft’s OS supremacy over Apple to end...

For the first time this century shipments of Apple devices powered by its operating systems outnumber those running Windows, Gartner said today.

In 2017, Apple's combination of iOS and macOS will take second place from Windows on the devices shipped during the year, according to the research group (the Android OS, spread across multiple devices and manufacturers, will dominate) The gap between the two will widen in 2018 and 2019, with Apple ahead of Microsoft both years.

According to Gartner, which provided Computerworld with its latest device shipment forecast broken out by operating system, in 2016 Windows powered about 260 million devices of the 2.3 billion shipped during the year. 

Meanwhile, iOS and macOS sank to 248 million devices in 2016, a 10% drop...

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Apple’s AirPods and the best cord-free competition...

In the lead up to Apple’s release of AirPods late last month, I had tested just about every pair of cord-free earbuds already on the market. But now that AirPods are here and I’ve been using them daily for an extended period of time, the difference is even more striking than I anticipated.

With AirPods, Apple has done what it does best: taken an emerging product category with a frustrating user experience and delivered a polished product made possible by its control over both the hardware and software. And the AirPods are one of the best examples of that in a long time.

But is there any competition or even a decent alternative?


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Podcast 540: Happy new year?

Another year, another podcast! This week Glenn and Susie are really glad everyone likes their AirPods, alarmed that we suddenly aren't supposed to use Preview for a thing it's usually really good at, and wondering what is going on in the testing labs at Consumer Reports. Here's hoping the rest of 2017 gets a little less weird.

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New tech support scam targets Mac users

A tech support scam is targeting Mac users with malware that tries to crash the system, then encourages the victim to call a phony Apple support number in order to get the system restored to normal. Victims are infected with the malware via a malicious email or by visiting a specially registered scam website. 

The cybersecurity researchers at Malwarebytes warn that these websites are particularly dangerous for Mac users running Safari because simply visiting one of the domains can execute the attack. The malicious webpage will first determine the version of OS X via a user agent check and push two different versions of this denial-of-service.

The first variant has code that will keep drafting emails (but doesn’t actually send them) incrementally and cover the previous open windows. The second variant will instead open up iTunes.

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The Ehang 184 personal drone is ready to fly

With 200-plus successful test flights, the Ehang 184 autonomous aerial vehicle (in other words, a person-sized drone) has permission to fly, but its first operation probably won’t be in the United States.

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Matias announces backlit version of its Wireless...

Keyboard maker Matias announced a new backlit version of its Mac-centric Wireless Aluminum Keyboard during CES yesterday. The keyboard, which will be available in Silver and Space Gray colors, builds on the company’s impressive and already-available Wireless Aluminum Keyboard. more…

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Blasphemy! I played Witcher 3 on a MacBook Air...

Today, here in Las Vegas, I did something that made my soul scream. No, it didn’t involve gambling, drugs, or strippers. I gamed on a Mac.

Wait! Come back. This wasn’t the shovelware or six-year-old games that Mac users are used to. (Don’t play, you know I’m speaking the truth.) I played Witcher 3—a game that’s never been released on Macs. On a GeForce GTX 1080—a graphics card never found in Macs. And it was all thanks to Nvidia’s new GeForce Now streaming service for PCs and Macs. Think of it like Netflix for PC games that also happens to work on Macs.

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Hands-on: Fibaro's HomeKit-enabled flood, door/...

Smart appliance maker Fibaro is embracing Apple's HomeKit platform with three upcoming Bluetooth-connected accessories. AppleInsider paid a visit to the company's boot at the Consumer Electronics Show Friday for a closer look.

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Fitbit overhauls its app experience with groups and...

Fitbit’s focus for 2017 is all about software, the company said at CES, and it’s starting with a trio of app updates.

Fitbit has always been a social app, recognizing that competition and encouragement are key to sticking with a fitness routine. In March, the app will add a new Groups tab designed to help you find like-minded folks—fellow runners, swimmers, bikers, etc. Anyone can share articles or photos to a group, and those updates will show up in a feed.

“It’s like a health and fitness-focused Facebook feed,” Fitbit’s Jamie Kelly told me at CES.


Next week, Fitbit users will be able to take advantage of guided goals. Right now, when you sign up for a Fitbit account, the app asks you if you want to get fit, lose weight, etc. Now those goals are more complex and personal, with short surveys designed to figure out what’s most important to you and then serve up three recommended goals. For instance, if your goal is to get fit and Fitbit knows...

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Pyle releases Full HD mini wearable video camera

Pyle USA has introduced the US$65.99 Wi-Fi HD Pocket Cam. The palm-size camera, which weighs three ounces and measures 2x2 inches, features a built-in playback screen. 

The Wi-Fi HD Pocket Cam shoots in full 1080p HD video and 12MP photos through its glass lens. The free Wi-Fi SDV app on iOS and Android connects the device via Wi-Fi to any smartphone or tablet allowing users to view images and videos in real-time. With a built-in 1.8-inch screen, users are able to record and playback content instantly without having to connect to a computer.

Photo options include a simple one shot and three time burst options (where you can take a series of photos in quick succession) and three different time lapse options for activities such as life-logging. There are two wearable brackets, the clip bracket and the safety pin bracket, that...

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Nvidia Lays Out Bold Strategy at CES

Nvidia offered a bold new strategy at this week's International CES in Las Vegas. The company, which has been a leader in hardware graphics technology for decades, recently has expanded into the realms of artificial intelligence, deep learning and automotive tech. Graphical support and video delivery will however remain a key component of the company's strategy, according to Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. Nvidia's GeForce NOW Service will expand to millions more PCs and Macs, he announced in his keynote address at CES.

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Add Depth Effects to your iPhone camera with this...

Thanks to Depth Effects for sponsoring The Loop this week. Now everyone can get beautiful Portrait Mode photos with their iPhone. Depth Effects gives you the power to apply a striking depth of field to any photo. Get DLSR-quality focus and bokeh with simple controls. Also, Depth Effects is the best app for anamorphic depth of field and cinematic bokeh.

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Tim Cook and other Apple execs miss out on bonus pay...

Enlarge / Apple's executive pay for 2016. (credit: Apple)

Apple raked in $215.6 billion in sales in 2016, but it wasn't enough to keep the company from reporting its first year-over-year sales decline since 2001. According to the company's definitive proxy statement filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the company's sales declined from $233.7 billion in 2015, and its operating income likewise fell from $71.2 billion in 2015 to $60.0 billion in 2016. The decline in these two metrics was enough to significantly cut incentive-based pay for Tim Cook and a number...

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Google Calendar helps you keep your workout...

With the start of every new year comes resolutions, and for many of us that means one thing above all: vowing to get fit. But with a little help from Google Calendar, 2017 might be the year we actually follow through.

Google introduced Goals in its calendar app for Android and iOS last April, letting you utilize the free time in your schedule to carve out regular exercise and workout sessions. Now it is letting you tap into Google Fit and Apple’s Health app to record and monitor your progress. As Google describes in its blog post, the activity added to either app will sync back to the goals you’ve set in Google Calendar and mark them accordingly. That effectively means your Apple Watch or Android Wear watch is linked with Google Calendar...

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Video demonstrates old 'Acorn OS'...

Avid product leaker Sonny Dickson has published looks at the Apple "Acorn OS" operating system, thought to be at the core of early Apple iPhone prototypes.

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CES: Could the Focalcrest Mixtile Hub be the HomeKit...

Focalcrest CEO Martin Liu shows off the Mixtile Hub at CES 2017

There have been a surprising number of vendors at CES 2017 showing off HomeKit compatible devices, but for those who have legacy home automation hardware running on ZigBee and Z-Wave systems, the announcements have been of little interest since there's no way to control those older devices using iOS and Siri. A relatively unknown vendor, Focalcrest, has announced the Mixtile Hub, a device that the company claims will bridge HomeKit, ZigBee, and Z-Wave so that most home automation products can be controlled by the Home app.

Focalcrest has obtained Apple MFi certification for the Mixtile Hub, which means that it has an embedded MFi authorization chip. By also being able to communicate with accessories using the legacy technologies, Mixtile eliminates the need for individual iOS apps to control ZigBee and Z-Wave sensors, surveillance devices, and smart home products. 

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CES 2017 Day Two highlights video from TechLaunchPad...

Yesterday, we featured a short video of some highlights of day one at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Andrew Felix of TechLaunchPad is back with more interesting products to demonstrate what's going on in the world of a connected hairbrush.

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Gadget Ogling: Floating Speakers, Neckbrace Audio,...

LG features twice in this edition of the column with two very different but similarly strange speakers. The "Levitating Portable Speaker" has as descriptive and accurate a name as the "Small Transparent Speaker" from last month's edition of this column. You can call it "PJ9" if you prefer the duller moniker. Yes, through the magic of electromagnets and a base station, this speaker will levitate and pump out audio in every direction. LG's Dual Passive Radiator system is designed to provide strong high- and mid-range tones.

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CES 2017: Gizmos from the PEPCOM Digital Experience

Jeff Porten continues his CES death march across all of Las Vegas with highlights from the PEPCOM Digital Experience.


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Canada's Competition Bureau on Friday said it had not found sufficient evidence that Apple had engaged in anti-competitive conduct, in promoting the iPhone with Canadian wireless carriers.

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Apple’s profit slump means a pay cut for Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s total compensation took a dive for 2016, as the company missed its financial targets for the year.

The company’s earnings for the year to Sept. 24 dropped 14 percent compared to a year earlier.

As a result, Cook’s total compensation dropped 15 percent—despite a 50 percent rise in base salary.

He certainly won’t have to start eating ramen noodles—he made $8,747,719, after all—but he and fellow senior executives lost out on a few million each because of the poor performance.

Cook’s compensation consists of a base salary and an annual cash incentive that can reach be worth four times base salary if the company’s revenue and earnings exceed the maximum goals set, as they did in 2015 when Cook received $10.28 million, including $280,000 in “other” compensation.


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Focalcrest Mixtile Hub claims to bridge HomeKit,...

The Consumer Electronics Show HomeKit reveals continue, with "internet of things" company Focalcrest showing its bridging solution that claims to bridge smart home devices from different brands, allowing access to Apple's HomeKit platform, and Home app.

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Focalcrest announces Mixtile Hub to bridge existing...

The Mixtile Hub is the first smart home hub that can bridge existing smart accessories from other popular home automation protocols, like ZigBee and Z-Wave, and bring them into the HomeKit ecosystem. This means customers will be able to view various accessories in the Home app and control them with Siri voice commands, even if they weren’t designed for HomeKit originally.

The hub, announced at CES, appears to be the first of its kind consumer product although Focalcrest didn’t announce when the product would actually go on sale. The current workaround solution involves running a hacky network server whereas the Mixtile is MFi-licensed and should be as easy to setup as any other HomeKit product.


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Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas, Day...

The customizable VoiceOver rotor in iOS 10

Editor's note: Due to scheduling issues, Day 11 is running a day late! Please accept our apologies.

This is the eleventh post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year.

This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

For the eleventh request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

11. A Customizable Rotor for VoiceOver Navigation in macOS

VoiceOver has a feature called a rotor gesture, which some have described as a virtual on-screen knob. There is also a keyboard equivalent. The purpose of the rotor in the macOS version of VoiceOver is to cycle between the modes used to navigate documents, webpages, and apps.

With the release of macOS Sierra, Apple removed the ability to navigate documents by paragraphs, lines...

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2017 & Beyond: What’s next for Mac, and what of...

As we move into the new year, we’re taking a look in a series of pieces at what the future might hold for Apple’s product line-up, for this year and beyond. Jordan kicked things off with an overview, and a closer look at the iPhone 8, while I’m turning my attention to the Mac.

In the longer-term, there are bigger questions we can ask about the future of the Mac – the biggest of all being: does it have one? While Tim Cook has sought to reassure us that Apple still loves the Mac despite making the vast bulk of its revenue from iOS devices, the company’s upgrade cycles do seem to suggest that computers are no longer the priority...

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Apple Cuts Tim Cook's Pay After 2016...

Apple cut CEO Tim Cook's 2016 pay after the iPhone maker missed its revenue and profit goals for the year. From a report on CNBC: Although Cook's annual salary went up by $1 million, he received $8.75 million in total compensation for the year, according to an SEC filing posted on Friday, down from the $10.28 million he received in 2015. Company executives received about 89.5 percent of their targeted annual incentives. The company said its annual sales were down nearly 4 percent, or $215.6 billion, from its target of $223.6 billion, and its operating income was down 0.5 percent from its target at $60 billion, according to the filing.Apple last year faced declining revenue as it grappled with the first prolonged slump in iPhone sales. The salary of some other executives were also trimmed.


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Koogeek launches family of HomeKit-compatible...

Koogeek unveiled a range of new Apple HomeKit compatible products at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri.

Koogeek is one of China’s earliest adopters of the platform. It’s HomeKit compatible products include a US$59.99 Smart Health Scale, $34.99 Wi-Fi Enabled Smart Plug, and $50.99 Wi-Fi Enabled Smart Socket. All products are available now.

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∞ Alexa is everywhere

Amazon is following the Netflix strategy, embedding Alexa everywhere it can possibly make sense. There are TVs (of course – think Amazon Fire TV Stick), refrigerators, and all sorts of Amazon Echo-like docks, all using Alexa’s voice recognition technology without requiring the purchase of an Echo.

Add to that the devices that integrate with Alexa’s APIs, making themselves controllable by the user’s Amazon Echo.

To read more about Amazon’s direct challenge to Apple, jump to the main Loop post…

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Finding and deleting large files on your Mac to free...

Solid walkthough of the process of hunting down the largest files on your Mac. The old way was to use the Finder and construct a search based on file size. The modern way is to use the “About This Mac” storage tab to do all the heavy lifting for you.

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∞ AirPod reviews outside the Apple bubble

Some thoughts on the plethora of mediocre reviews outside the Apple bubble.

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Apple shareholder's meeting scheduled for Feb...

Apple notified the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it will be holding its annual shareholder meeting at 9 a.m. Pacific on Feb. 28 to discuss proposals from the company's board of directors.

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Daredevil rescue of skier dangling dangerously from...

Denver Post:

A man who got tangled in an Arapahoe Basin chairlift Wednesday morning and was hanging unconscious from his neck was cut down by a professional slackliner who climbed up a lift tower, slid approximately 30 feet across the lift’s cable and cut him free with a knife tossed from ski patrollers.

Follow the link, watch the video. Best watched in full-screen. This is a remarkable save. You can see the knife tossed up to the climber after he was unsuccessful in kicking the hanging skier free. Incredible.

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Apple cuts Tim Cook’s pay by $1.5M as company...

Apple has cut Tim Cook’s 2016 pay by a little over $1.5M after the company failed to achieve both revenue and profit goals. The news that Cook’s compensation was cut from $10.28M in 2015 to $8.75M in 2016 was spotted in a regulatory filing by the WSJ.

Apple said its annual sales of $215.6 billion were 3.7% below its target of $223.6 billion, and its operating income of $60 billion was 0.5% short of the $60.3 billion target. As a result, company executives got 89.5% of their targeted annual cash incentive.

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