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Sunday September 10

03:26
Tesla extends range on cars to help owners avoid...

Tesla may have software-limited the battery capacities of some cars to upsell owners to pricier trim levels, but it's now clear that the company is willing to lift that limit during a crisis. The EV maker has confirmed to Electrek that it temporarily...

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03:22
Leaks Reveal New Features In Apple's Next iPhone

Though Apple officially unveils their newest iPhone on Tuesday, information is already leaking on the internet.
Mashable: "Physically, it's expected to be about the same size as an iPhone 7, but with an edge-to-edge OLED display that's bigger than what is currently on the iPhone 7 Plus. It won't have a home button or Touch ID, and will likely use some kind of facial recognition tech to unlock." MacRumors cites a report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggesting facial recognition may just be one feature of a complex front camera with 3D sensing hardware, including a proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and a structured light transmitter (using a surface-emitting laser) and receiver. CNET: "Irish iPhone programming guru Steve Troughton-Smith now feels sure he has the names of the three phones to be launched by Apple on Tuesday.... they'll (probably) be called the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and -- ta-da -- the iPhone X." Troughton-Smith also predicts a 3x screen at...

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Saturday September 9

22:39
Apple's biggest introduction on Tuesday: Apple...




Next Tuesday, Apple is expected to unveil its largest array of new product introductions ever, ranging from iPhone 8-- and a premium new iPhone X-- to a new 4K/HDR Apple TV, new Apple Watch Series 3, revamped AirPods and the company's new HomePod appliance-- as well as its new Apple Park campus. Here's why it all matters-- starting with the location.

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22:29
EU countries aim to raise tech firms' taxes by...

It's no secret that European countries want major tech firms to pay more taxes, but how will they go about that beyond collecting back taxes? By taxing the companies where they'll feel it the most, that's how. The finance ministers of France, Germany...

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21:27
Killer Deals: High-end 2016 15" MacBook Pro for...




Exclusively for AI readers, save $700 on Apple's high-end Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro (2.7GHz, 16GB, 512GB, Radeon 455) and score a free pair of JBL headphones valued at $99.95. Or take advantage of a $600 discount on the standard 15" model, now $1,799. Both configs qualify for free expedited shipping with no sales tax outside NY and NJ.

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21:24
First look: Logitech Craft keyboard with Creative...




After a week with Logitech's new Craft advanced keyboard, AppleInsider discusses first impressions of the company's new premium -- and most expensive -- keyboard.

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21:09
Next-gen Apple TV 4K streaming requirements, native...




The iOS 11 GM leak continues to yield details about upcoming Apple products, with a Saturday discovery revealing 4K streaming requirements and resolution standards for an as-yet-unreleased Apple TV model.

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20:07
MIT is crowdsourcing hurricane flood maps in Florida

People in Broward County, Florida have one more map to rely on this weekend as Hurricane Irma passes through the state. MIT has launched RiskMap, a crowdsourced platform meant to track and map flooding by relying on people's social media reports, as...

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18:41
Killer Deals: Save $70 to $300 instantly on Apple...




First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $70 and $300 on every new Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. In addition to promo code and instant cash savings, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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18:39
Rumor: iOS 11 GM leaked by disgruntled employee




This weekend's iOS 11 GM leak revealed -- and confirmed -- a multitude of new features and hardware set to debut this fall, likely spoiling a number of surprises Apple had in store for its special event next week. Taking a step back from the deluge of new information, at least one insider believes the early disclosure was perpetrated by a disgruntled employee.

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18:32
Spotify no longer streams music in Apple's...

If you use Safari to stream Spotify tunes, you're going to need a plan B. Listeners have discovered that Spotify's web player no longer works with Safari. Visit and you'll be asked to either use an alternative browser or fire up the native Mac app....

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17:01
YouTube brings playback speed choices to mobile

The ability to choose playback speeds on YouTube can be pretty valuable. You can use it, say, whenever you need to see what's going on in a tutorial in slow motion or just want to speed watch a random vlog. Now the feature has finally made its way to...

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15:29
Virginia to replace voting machines over hacking...

States are understandably nervous about the security of voting machines given both the possibility of Russian interference in the 2016 election and machine makers' own shortfalls. And in Virginia's case, officials aren't taking any chances. The sta...

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15:05
Further delves into the leaked iOS 11 'gold...




Apple has been suspected of replacing Touch ID on the iPhone X with FaceID -- and looking deeper into the iOS 11 firmware has revealed details on how FaceID setup will likely work.

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14:58
Happy Hour Podcast 137 | Eleventh hour iPhone X and...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac’s exclusive look at the leaked iOS 11 GM and what it reveals about the LTE Apple Watch and new iPhone X.

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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13:57
The next iPhone creates animated emoji from your...

You may already know that the next iPhone will use face detection for all kinds of clever tricks, but here's one you probably weren't expecting: customized emoji. The 9to5Mac crew has discovered that leaked "gold master" iOS 11 firmware includes refe...

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12:28
Amazon widens its retail footprint with Kohl's...

Sometimes when you're down on your luck, you have to strike a deal with the enemy. That's what Kohl's is doing by partnering up with Amazon, ostensibly its biggest online rival, to sell Amazon hardware. The department store chain plans to open 1,000-...

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12:10
iOS 11 + iPhone X tidbits: Face ID interface and...

The leaks from the iOS 11 GM continue this weekend. Following information such as a new Portrait Lighting feature and the iPhone X naming scheme, developers have now uncovered additional details on Face ID, the Camera app, and more.

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11:49
What to expect from Apple's Sept. 12 event:...




This Tuesday, the first-ever event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Apple's iconic iPhone. It's expected to be headlined by a new OLED model known as the iPhone X, but that's not all the company has in store. AppleInsider gives you a complete rundown of what to expect.

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11:00
Gadget Ogling: Samsung's Return, Ultrasonic Tea...


In 2016, Samsung's smartphone division wasn't so much on the rocks as dangling by a single fingernail, millimeters from plunging into a deep, dark chasm. The Galaxy Note7 had a terrible habit of exploding or catching fire. Not exactly the best look considering people prefer not to be injured while checking Instagram. The Galaxy Note8 is free of those combustible foibles, we've been assured, which is unquestionably the most important development. Of course, it's also bigger, smarter and faster, with a premium price tag to boot.

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10:57
iOS 11 leak reveals the LTE-enabled Apple Watch

A copy of iOS 11 in its final development stage has leaked online, and 9to5mac has dissected the software to reveal the secrets we're bound to hear during Apple's upcoming event. One of the publication's most notable discoveries is an image of what s...

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10:21
Leaks reveal how the iPhone X notch is expected to...




The iOS 11 GM leaked firmware provides details into how the screen will accommodate the notch at the "forehead" of the iPhone X screen, including moving wireless signal information to the right side of the status bar.

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10:13
Apple donates $5 million for Hurricane Relief efforts

Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief says Apple has donated $5 million toward ongoing Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas, as well as programs benefitting what is expected to be massive damage from Hurricane Irma. 

Hand in Hand is conducted by Comic Relief, an American charity “working to help those who need it most.” Their campaigns include Red Nose Day, Idol Gives Back, and Hand in Hand: a Benefit for Hurricane Relief.

Apple is also making it easy for customers to donate directly to the Hand in Hand relief efforts. Starting this weekend, anyone with an iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC running iTunes can donate directly through the App Store and iTunes. Apple's donations, and those customers make through the App Store and iTunes, will go directly to hurricane relief efforts. 

"On behalf of everyone at Apple, our hearts go out to the millions of people whose lives have been disrupted by Hurricanes...

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09:59
iPhone X with 3d camera appears to support '...




The leaked iOS 11 GM continues to shed light on new features including 3D animated emoji that respond to a user's facial expressions for users with what now appears to be called the iPhone X -- and looks to be called "animoji."

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09:39
iOS 11 firmware reveals apparent names of Apple...




With just a few days to go before Apple reveals its highly anticipated 10th-anniversary iPhone overhaul, the name of the mystery product may finally be known: iPhone X, according to the company's own iOS 11 golden master firmware.

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09:30
Recommended Reading: Hollywood is really mad at...

Attacked by Rotten Tomatoes
Brooks Barnes,
The New York Times

The film scores tallied by Rotten Tomatoes are what many moviegoers use to decide how to spend their money. As you might expect, this doesn't make some folks in Hollywood too happy. In...

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09:21
Firmware reveals Apple Watch 'Series 3' to...




The leaked iOS 11 GM firmware reveals that there appear to be two new colors for the Apple Watch. We expect to see these at the Apple Event at the Steve Jobs Theater on Tuesday, where we'll be on site and hands-on with the newly announced devices.

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09:09
This week’s top stories: Last minute ‘iPhone X’...

In this week’s top stories: We get our hands on the iOS 11 GM and dig up a slew of details about the ‘iPhone X’ and new Apple Watch, while a pair of reports suggest the flagship iPhone won’t be released until October. We also get a few more details about Steve Jobs Theater. Read on for the full roundup… more…

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08:41
iOS firmware indicates Apple to announce ‘iPhone 8...

We think we know the names of the new iPhones, thanks to the iOS firmware. Apple’s three new phones are called iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X (via Steven Troughton Smith).

The 8 and 8 Plus would be the lower-tier LCD phones, whereas the iPhone X is the highly-anticipated nearly-bezelless OLED model. The name reveal joins a flurry of leaks from earlier in the day, detailing new features like Face ID and Animoji, new wallpapers, and confirming the LTE Apple Watch.

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08:00
Dear Hollywood, we don’t need classics like '...

Terminator 2: Judgment Day is one of the greatest films ever made. So what's the point of adding a 3D veneer to bring it back to theaters? Not much, it turns out. In exchange for a slight touch of artificial depth, I found the remaster darker and occ...

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06:30
A 114-year old Mercedes has more in common with a...

I'm extremely nervous to be behind the wheel of the 1902 model (built in 1903) Mercedes Simplex 40. The controls and open air sitting position remind me more of a John Deere tractor than the cars that currently fill our cities and interstates. After...

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05:00
External Link: Streaming Services Not Killing the...

Buried inside a Bloomberg article about Apple renegotiating Apple Music streaming rights with Warner Music Group is this interesting tidbit: streaming services aren’t killing the music industry, which had been in decline for nearly two decades, but are actually reviving it. Global music sales grew 5.9 percent to $15.7 billion in 2016. Also interesting is the fact that Apple negotiated a smaller payout than it paid previously — an estimated 55 percent (or less if subscriber numbers increase), down from 58 percent. When Apple launched Apple Music, it made a big deal about how much more it paid artists than Spotify, but from the article, it appears that rates are based more on subscriber figures than any sense of artistic patronage.

 

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05:00
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. We're looking back at some of the week's big stories -- remember that time Equifax coughed up millions of social security numbers? -- plus the latest news, like word of a new Futurama epi...

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04:30
The hottest Apple-related news for the week of Sept...

There’s a lot happening in the world of Apple news this week. Following are the hottest articles for the week of Sept. 4-8.

Imagine James Bond using an iPhone and wearing an Apple Watch. Hey, it could happen. Apple and Amazon are among those vying for the rights to the legendary spy’s franchise, as Sony’s rights expired after 2015’s Spectre film, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

According to Counterpoint Research, Samsung held on to at least 20% of the global smartphone market in June and July, while Huawei and Apple had about half that market share, though the China-based company was slightly ahead of the iPhone maker.

Apple has confirmed to...

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03:33
Firmware points to new Apple Watch case finishes: ‘...

In yet another discovery from the firmware leaks, we have found references to two new Apple Watch case colors. These are likely to make an appearance next week at Apple’s September 12 event.

It seems Apple Watch Series 3 will come in a new ‘blush gold’ color for the aluminium Sport watches and a new gray ceramic material for the Apple Watch Edition.

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03:00
Hobbyist Gives iPhone 7 the Headphone Jack We'...

intellitech shares a report from Engadget: For those of you who miss the iPhone headphone jack, you're definitely not alone. But Strange Parts creator Scotty Allen missed it so much that he decided to add one to his iPhone 7. He just posted a video of the project's entire saga, with all of its many ups and downs, and in the end he holds what he set out to create -- a current generation iPhone with a fully functional headphone jack. It turns out, real courage is adding the headphone jack back to the iPhone. The project took around 17 weeks to complete and throughout it Allen spent thousands of dollars on parts including multiple iPhones and screens and handfuls of lightning to headphone adaptors. Along the way, Allen bought a printer, a nice microscope and fancy tweezers. He had to design his own circuit boards, have a company manufacture multiple iterations of flexible circuit boards and at one point early on had to consult with a chip dealer that a friend hooked him up with. The...

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02:03
Volvo buys premium app-based valet service Luxe

Volvo has just acquired the app-based valet service Luxe, which let users coordinate a driver to park, wash and refuel their car. But the Swedish automaker didn't pick it up just to convenience its customers -- it wants Luxe's technology and engineer...

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01:06
Here’s how the iPhone 8 status bar will accommodate...

The leaked firmware today continues to bear fruit. The iPhone 8, set to be announced on Tuesday, features a near bezel-less display with a cutout notch for front camera, earpiece and sensors. Now, Guilherme Rambo has found exactly how that will work.

As well as splitting the status bar items in two, with time on the left side, the new status bar also has slick animations to transition between states. Video after the jump …

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00:00
Roland reissues classic D-50 synth for its '...

Roland has been reissuing classic synths for a while now with its "Boutique" line based on earlier Roland keyboards like the Jupiter 8, Juno 106 and JX-3P. The company has also re-imagined the retro-tastic TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines for classic...

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Friday September 8

23:20
iPhone 8 to feature Animoji, send 3D animated emoji...

We are continuing to dig through the leaked iOS 11 GM firmware. We’ve found a brand new feature for the iPhone 8 called ‘Animoji’, which uses the 3D face sensors to create custom 3D animated emoji based on the expressions you make into the camera.

Users will be able to make Animoji of unicorns, robots, pigs, pile of poo and many more.  Full gallery below …

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22:52
Here’s how setting up Face ID on the iPhone 8 will...

Continuing our deep dive with the leaked iOS 11 GM build, we’re discovering more about the upcoming iPhone’s facial recognition system. Rumored to be the new authentication system, the Face ID setup should look familiar to many Touch ID users.

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22:15
This week on AI: 'iPhone 8' & Apple...




On the eve of Apple's Sept. 12 iPhone event, last-minute rumors and an iOS 11 GM leak hinted at "iPhone 8" details, as well as the device's troubled history. In a pair of separate surprises, the company also launched new high-end Beats headphones, and was rumored to be pursuing rights to the James Bond franchise.

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21:50
LTE Apple Watch uses same phone number as iPhone,...

In continuing news from the Apple Watch GM firmware, we’ve found several string references to how cellular plans on Apple Watch work and how users set them up.

The code explains that Apple Watch uses the LTE cellular network to make and receive calls and data whilst away from phone. Users add their Apple Watch to their existing iPhone plan (assumedly at additional cost) …

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21:21
Inner workings of Apple's 'Face ID'...




Apple is widely rumored to integrate cutting-edge facial recognition solution in a next-generation iPhone many are calling "iPhone 8," and a report published Friday offers an inside look at the of the technology before its expected debut on Tuesday.

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20:56
KGI: Breakdown of iPhone 8 3D sensors, all colors to...

A new report from KGI this evening includes a detailed breakdown of the 3D sensors that will be found in the iPhone 8, predictions for what Apple will do for colors with the front of the device, and more.

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20:51
Best Buy pulls Kaspersky's antivirus software...

Amid growing concern/speculation/hysteria that Kaspersky Lab products could be tied to the Russian government, retailer Best Buy has stopped selling its antivirus. Minnesota's StarTribune first reported the move, citing a source who said that the com...

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20:49
Leaked iOS 11 GM confirms 'iPhone 8'...




A deeper dive into Friday's leaked iOS 11 GM seems to reveal a slew of new features set to launch with "iPhone 8," including a facial recognition system called "Face ID," new Portrait Lighting camera effects, a True Tone display and more. A new version of AirPods is also hinted at in the code.

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20:08
LTE Apple Watch tipped in leaked iOS 11 GM




Friday's supposed iOS 11 GM leak continues to yield clues about Apple's upcoming product launches, with new evidence pointing to the imminent release of an all-new Apple Watch with LTE connectivity.

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20:01
iOS 11 GM leak confirms D22 ‘iPhone 8’ features:...

Here we go. We’re digging through the iOS 11 GM we received this evening to unpack what we can learn about the D22 ‘iPhone 8’ and the rest of the lineup ahead of Apple’s big unveiling on Tuesday. It looks like the infamous HomePod leak left a few surprises for us after all.

The first discovery is a stunning set of new wallpapers coming with iOS 11 and the first look at the LTE Apple Watch. Next up: new and confirmed features coming to the OLED iPhone…

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19:46
Supposed iOS 11 GM leak reveals new wallpapers...




A golden master of iOS 11, the final version of Apple's next-generation mobile operating system, was reportedly leaked on Friday, potentially bringing with it clues as to what Apple will announce at its expected iPhone unveiling next week.

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19:36
iOS 11 GM leak seemingly leaks LTE Apple Watch with...

We’re still digging through the new iOS 11 GM firmware, and we’ve unearthed what we believe is the new LTE Apple Watch Series 3 that will be announced on Tuesday. The new Apple Watch makes a brief appearance in the Watch app sporting a red-accented digital crown, a signal meter, and complications that further hint at wireless LTE connectivity. more…

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18:38
Equifax tries to explain its response to a massive...

A day after announcing that hackers stole personal information tied to 143 million people in the US, Equifax's response to the breach has come under scrutiny. Language on the website where people could find out if they were affected seemed to say tha...

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18:28
Leaked iOS 11 GM reveals several vibrant (and OLED...

We’re only a few days from Apple’s big fall iPhone event, but the big news tonight is the leaked iOS 11 GM firmware that we received this evening. The iOS 11 GM firmware, which should be pushed next week to developers, includes several brand new wallpapers, including seven sure-to-be-popular retro-styled versions and an all-black wallpaper fit for OLED displays. Have a look at all of the new wallpapers inside… more…

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16:15
Rumor: Supposed 'iPhone 8' box label shows...




A highly suspicious photo found circulating on Chinese microblogging site Weibo this week purportedly shows a box label for an unreleased "iPhone 8" model, suggesting the name will be used for at least one Apple smartphone expected to debut next week.

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16:09
Friday 5: Awesome subscription-free writing apps for...

When the news broke that Ulysses was moving from a one-time payment strategy to a subscription-only strategy, the reaction was unsurprisingly polarized. Many people empathized with how hard it is for developers to make a living with the modern realities of software development, while others were less forgiving and vowed to vote with their wallets.

Being that it’s my number one favorite writing app on iOS and Mac, I’ve personally decided to stick with Ulysses, taking advantage of its discounted subscription rate for existing customers. That said, I understand that subscriptions are not for everyone, and there will be a point in most of our lives where piling on subscription after subscription proves to be unsustainable from a financial perspective.

In this week’s Friday 5, I discuss five more of my favorite...

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16:08
Here's a full-length look at SpaceX's...

Elon Musk dropped a carefully cropped look at the SpaceX suit for astronauts on his Instagram a couple of weeks ago, and came back with a more revealing picture today. Modeled in front of the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft, it gives a better idea o...

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15:44
Apple donates $5M to Hand in Hand Hurricane Irma/...

Apple today announced a substantial $5M donation to Hand in Hand, a relief fund that is providing Hurricane relief in the wake of two huge hurricanes hitting the US South. Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “We applaud Hand in Hand for bringing together people from all over the country to help one another at a time when so many desperately need it. In addition to Apple’s direct contribution to the relief and recovery efforts, we’re making it easy for anyone in the US to make their own donations to Hand in Hand through the App Store and iTunes.”

You can make a donation now to Hand in Hand via the website or to the Red Cross on iTunes or here.

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15:33
Apple contributes $5M to 'Hand in Hand'...




Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief on Friday announced a $5 million donation from Apple, which will be put toward ongoing Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas, as well as programs benefitting what is expected to be massive damage from the incoming Irma.

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15:06
Federal judge sides with Apple in its battle with...

A federal judge in San Diego has sided with Apple in its royalty dispute with Qualcomm, reports Reuters. The Cupertino, California-based company’s 11 foreign lawsuits against the world’s dominant supplier of baseband processors can proceed while the dispute plays out in the U.S.

Qualcomm wanted to force Apple contractors to pay royalties while other legal matters were ongoing. According to The Wall...

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15:01
The UN wants all drones registered in a global...

The United Nations' aviation agency, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), plans to support a single worldwide drone registry. This singular ledger would be easier for law enforcement to sift through than each country's individual UAV...

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14:40
The Humble Store is giving away free copies of...

Summer is officially over in two weeks, but a bunch of PC game stores want to keep the seasonal fun going with free and discounted titles. Right now, The Humble Store—run by the makers of the famous Humble Bundle—is giving away copies of The Walking Dead: Season 1 by Telltale Games.

Arguably, Season 1 is the best set of episodes in the series and well-worth its full price. If you don't believe us, well, here's your opportunity to play it and tell us we're wrong.

This offer lasts until 10am Pacific Time on Saturday, September 9th.

To get this deal, you'll have to sign-up for a Humble Bundle account, and then link your Steam account to your Humble account. After that's done, you have to go through the usual rigmarole of grabbing the Steam redemption key and then using it on Steam. It's a shame Humble can't do that automatically since you have to link your Steam...

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14:30
Review: Sensibo Sky Smart Air Conditioner Interface

Although we've been very impressed with smart thermostats such as the ecobee3, the major limitation common to all such devices is that while they're great for controlling heating, with many homes using in-window or split air conditioning systems, they fall short in their ability to also handle cooling, leaving many users to fumble with relatively primitive infrared remotes that leave their home environment feeling a lot less "smart" in the summer months. Fortunately, Sensibo has stepped up to the plate to fill this gap with its new Sky Smart Air Conditioner interface, a relatively unobtrusive little box that pairs with a companion iOS app to allow you to adjust your cooling from anywhere, beaming the necessary IR control signals to your otherwise "dumb" AC unit.{/exp:char_limit}
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14:30
The first 'Destiny 2' expansion will...

If you've already finished Destiny 2's campaign and are grinding through the endgame, here's some news you might be interested in. The first expansion for developer Bungie's shared-world shooter is dubbed "Curse of Osiris," named for the infamous mul...

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14:22
AWT News Update: September 8, 2017

As we head into the weekend before an Apple event next Tuesday, we have a handful of short news items to keep you entertained and up-to-date:

  • Disney is pulling streaming rights for Star Wars and Marvel titles from other services, keeping them only for the upcoming Disney streaming service
  • Siri Remotes are on backorder or out of stock in a number of countries -- could a newly-designed Siri Remote be on tap for Tuesday?
  • Spotify won't give Apple Safari users access to its Web Player
  • A group of Microsoft interns has developed a new useful Mac app for users of Office 365

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

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14:10
‘Futurama’ returns for a one-off, 42-minute podcast...

Apparently, the folks over at Nerdist "spend every waking hour of every day wishing that Futurama was still on TV." We're big fans of the show, for sure, but we still spend a few hours during our days thinking of other things, like anime parodies and...

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14:04
Apple's foreign suits against Qualcomm can...




Apple's 11 international lawsuits against Qualcomm -- in places like China, Japan, and the UK -- can go on while an original U.S. case is underway, a U.S. federal judge ruled this week.

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13:56
What iPhone 8 constraints or a delay could mean for...

Since Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program was launched in 2015, last year was the first go around for users of the program to experience the yearly upgrade process. Let’s take a look at some of the fine details of the program in light of possible iPhone 8 supply constraints and/or a possible delay.

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13:55
Apple updates WWDC app for iOS, Apple TV with...




Three months after the Worldwide Developers Conference concluded, Apple is still updating the official WWDC app, making it easier for developers to access videos and content to help create apps for upcoming platforms like iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra.

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13:20
Facebook and Instagram are home to the new '...

The show that gave us Ryan Gosling, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Annette Funicello is getting retooled for modern audiences. Except instead of Club Mickey Mouse broadcasting on Disney Channel, like Mickey Mouse Club did before it, the show w...

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12:57
US carriers partner on a better mobile...

Two-factor authentication (2FA) via SMS and a smartphone provides a heavy dose of additional security for your data, but as the US government declared last year, it's not without its flaws. To fix that, the big four US mobile operators, Sprint, T-Mob...

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12:47
Universe: Designing and publishing a website from...

Sometimes a great idea comes to a person or business and they want to get a placeholder website up and running as quickly as possible. Or perhaps they want to create a "resumé" website on the fly while sitting through a layoff meeting. Whatever the case, Universe is an iPhone app and service that makes designing, editing and publishing a website as easy as answering a few questions and tapping a few buttons.

The app is free to download and use, provided that you want to use a "onuniverse.com" domain. For example, while testing the app yesterday I created "stevesande.onuniverse.com" while waiting for my Dad to be released from the hospital, then took a few minutes to change the look and feel.

The gallery below shows most of the process of designing and publishing a quick site; upon...

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12:46
9to5Rewards: SanDisk’s new iXpand Base Backup System...

It’s the close of another week and that means it’s 9to5Rewards time. This go around we’re partnering with SanDisk to give one lucky reader the new iXpand Base backup system for iPhone. Head below to learn how you could win.

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12:43
Facebook's widening role in electing Trump

Facebook admitted this week that a Russian propaganda mill used the social-media giant's ad service for political operation around the 2016 campaign. This came out when sources revealed to The Washington Post on Wednesday that Facebook was grilled by...

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12:36
External Link: How Siri Is Getting Its Groove Back

Siri was groundbreaking when it debuted, but rivals from Amazon and Google have since overshadowed it. Wired spoke with Alex Acero, the Apple executive responsible for Siri, and Greg “Joz” Joswiak, Apple’s VP of product marketing, who explained some of Siri’s past challenges and upcoming improvements, such as improved voice recognition and iOS 11’s more natural voices. It’s interesting to hear the executives say that Apple has always wanted Siri to be able to perform tasks, not answer demo-friendly trivia questions that are unsatisfying in the real world. Joswiak noted, “We didn’t engineer this thing to be Trivial Pursuit!” Now Apple has to deal with the fact that it’s hard to change users’ Siri habits — if Siri failed you in the past, you probably won’t try that command again even if Siri could now handle it.

 

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12:20
The LG V30 is the perfect smartphone for vlogging

When LG took the wraps off of the LG V30 at IFA last week, it spent nearly 20 minutes of its 50-minute presentation talking about the phone's dual-camera system. Juno Cho, president of mobile communications, rattled off statistics like "almost 80 per...

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12:07
Diabetes monitoring company Dexcom partners with...




After praising the Apple Watch earlier in the year, glucose monitoring software company Dexcom has forged a partnership with Fitbit to integrate the technology into the Ionic smartwatch -- but the monitoring featured in the Fitbit device may appear on the Apple Watch with watchOS 4.

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12:06
Medium adds Bloomberg and other publications to...

In a push to monetize its publishing platform, Medium added a $5 Netflix-style subscription last March. The system includes a way for members to "clap" different posts to give creators a percentage of their membership fee as well. Now Medium is bring...

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11:56
WWDC app updated with Handoff support, improved...

Apple has released an update to its WWDC app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV. The new version includes bug fix updates as well as Handoff support between iOS and Safari.

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11:49
What to expect at Apple’s iPhone 8, 4K Apple TV, and...

Apple’s first-ever event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino is happening on Tuesday, and it will be jam-packed with announcements and new products. We’re expecting three new flagship iPhones including a redesigned model which may start around $1000, a new Apple Watch with LTE, a new Apple TV with 4K HDR, and much more. Here’s everything to watch for at Apple’s upcoming keynote…

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11:45
Press A to change your life: 'Otis' and...

Reality is a lie. Everything we experience is filtered through thick veils of of personal baggage, self-interest and delusion, constantly skewing the world into the most comforting state possible. Universes of fragile concepts stand between what you...

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11:33
Snapchat plans to add college newspapers to its...

A plethora of publishers have joined Snapchat's safe news digest, Discover, since it launched back in January. Some are straight news, like NBC and CNN, while others are culture outlets like Buzzfeed and Vulture -- in other words, most are broadly-ap...

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11:25
Equifax hack: How to know if you're affected

After a data breach at Equifax, highly sensitive personal data for 143 million Americans are in the hands of hackers. Here's how to know if you're affected.

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11:00
OLED vs LCD: How the iPhone’s new display could...

The OLED display Apple is tipped to use in the new high-end iPhone brings several benefits over current LCD technology, but supplies are likely to be limited at first. Will be benefits of the new screen make it worth the wait? Here’s a quick rundown on OLED (organic light emitting diode) technology and how it differs from today’s LCD (liquid crystal display) screens.

OLED vs LCD. What’s the difference?

LCD screens like those used in current iPhones are built on a backlight—a panel as large as the screen itself that produces a constant white light anytime the screen is on. A series of polarizers and filters are layered in front of the backlight to control the light and produce the image you see on screen. It’s been the dominant technology used in flat-panel displays for almost two decades, but keeping that backlight on...

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10:42
Upcoming iPhone 8 release event means now is time to...

With the new iPhone product launch event officially announced, now is the time to sell your old iPhones, Apple TVs, and Apple Watches before the prices drop after the event. We’ve analyzed data from the last two iPhone launches and there is a consistent trend of a phone’s value immediately dropping by about 15% following a new iPhone announcement and then by another 15% within a month or two of the release.

This weekend however, we’re giving you a special opportunity to lock in a solid price for your iPhone and keep that price through the end of September – almost certainly enough time to get your new iPhone. Use code monthlock at checkout to keep your locked in price until September 30th.

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10:38
Jamf Now: A mobile device management solution for...

Thanks to Jamf Now for sponsoring The Loop this week. Jamf Now is an on-demand mobile device management solution for the iPads, iPhones and Macs in your workplace. We make device management simple and affordable for everyone, so businesses can support their users; no IT required. Manage your first three devices for free and add more for just $2 per device per month. Get started for free today!

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10:14
Bearish analyst pushes new & unlikely reason for...




An analyst who is notoriously bearish on Apple stock is pushing a new claim that that metal casing issues in the fabrication process of the "iPhone 8" are causing a problem, and claims it could be the source of a possible delay in shipping the OLED device.

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10:04
Credit Agency Equifax Cracked, 143 Million Consumers...


Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax on Thursday said it suffered a major criminal data breach that exposed personal information of as many as 143 million consumers in the U.S. between mid-May and July of this year. The attack exposed a range of sensitive personal data, including names, addresses, Social Security Numbers, dates of birth, and in some cases driver's license numbers, Equifax said. The attackers also accessed credit card data for about 209,000 consumers and credit dispute information for about 182,000 consumers.

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09:58
Spotify drops Web streaming for users of Apple'...




Streaming music service Spotify has apparently dropped access to its Web Player for users of Apple's Safari, despite it continuing to work on Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera.

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09:50
Apple has shipped 1.2 billion iPhones in the past 10...

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, Apple has shipped 1.2 billion iPhones worldwide cumulatively in the past 10 years. Total global iPhone revenues have reached three quarters of a trillion dollars since the first model was launched in 2007.

“Apple first launched the iPhone in the United States in 2007,” says Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics. “Apple has shipped 1.2 billion iPhones worldwide cumulatively between 2007 and the second quarter of 2017. The iPhone is one of the...

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09:31
Microsoft launches My Workspace Office 365 toolbar...




Microsoft this week debuted a new tool for Office 365 users on the Mac, bringing quick access to apps, files and information to the macOS menu bar.

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 15-inch MacBook Pro 512GB $429...

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09:00
The September 12 Apple Event: A Preview

We don't know exactly what will happen starting at 10 AM on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, but based on past history and the current rumor mill both Dennis and I are making our predictions on how the event will unfold. This is my post; expect to see Dennis's take on the event on Monday.

Recent drone image of The Steve Jobs Theater by Duncan Sinfield

Apple Park and The Steve Jobs Theater

While a lot of the Apple Park campus appears to be waiting for the final construction touches, the Steve Jobs Theater is done. We've seen drone footage showing men in suits wandering in the above ground glass atrium, heard about the clear glass spinning elevators and the curved stairways, even about how there's a wall that will move out of the way after the presentation to allow the press to move in and try out new products. 

I would suspect that the entire event will...

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08:24
Husqvarna Automower: the iOS controlled mower that...

When it comes to smart homes and IoT devices, the majority of products on the market are for the inside of your home. While there are many smart home/HomeKit devices that can add convenience and some fun to your life, I hadn’t heard of anything that can free up hours of your time, until I learned more about autonomous mowers.

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08:19
Up to 143M US consumers exposed in Equifax hack,...




U.S. credit scoring agency Equifax has admitted that hackers gained access to the data of 143 million Americans earlier this year, something that could be particularly relevant to people in Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program.

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07:53
News: Logitech adds HomeKit support to Circle 2 Home...

Logitech has announced the addition of HomeKit support to its Circle 2 Wired security cameras, allowing users to access their camera’s live stream from the iOS Home app on an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. Users with an Apple TV or iPad as a Home Hub will be able to view the Circle 2 live stream when away from home as well, and Siri can be used to display the camera feed with voice commands. HomeKit rich notifications are also supported when…

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07:37
Happy Hour Podcast 136 | Latest iPhone 8 rumors and...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the App Store overhaul on iOS 11, Family Sharing and iCloud, Apple’s new Beats Studio 3 headphones, progress at Steve Jobs Theater, and expectations for the 4K Apple TV/LTE Apple Watch/iPhone 8 event on Tuesday.

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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07:20
Analyst predicts iPhone 8 release date delayed until...

An analyst report today reiterates claims that the OLED iPhone 8 launch could be significantly delayed compared to the debut of the ‘7s’ models, which represent more modest improvements over the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Rosenblatt believes that whilst all three new iPhones will be announced on September 12th at the event, the iPhone 8 release date could be as far out as late October, citing production issues with the stainless steel metal frame.

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07:15
Playing Pokémon GO good for both physical and mental...

Two separate academic reports suggest that playing Pokémon GO can be good for both physical and mental health (provided that you manage to avoid car crashes and stay away from landmines).

New research by Tokyo University says that players report significantly reduced stress levels, which could have positive effects on mental health …

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06:34
Fox studio head hints deal for early rentals on...




A deal between movie studios and companies like Apple and Comcast to provide early-access movie rentals should be complete within the next 6 to 12 months, the studio head of 20th Century Fox said at a Los Angeles media conference.

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06:27
One way to tell who in your neighborhood is on the...

Amazing that you can see this from the street.

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