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Tuesday April 11

01:20
Apple sues Swatch over 'Tick different'...




Swiss watch conglomerate Swatch is again under fire for allegedly capitalizing on successful Apple marketing. The watchmaker is being taken to court for emblazoning "Tick different" on certain watch models, a phrase Apple claims is a play on its 1990s "Think Different" ad campaign.

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01:10
Google says its own analysis shows 'no gender...

In a new post on pay equity, Google VP Eileen Naughton says the company was "taken aback" by the US Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) accusation that it paid women less than men, especially since the regulator gave no data to bac...

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00:04
Boeing uses first FAA-approved 3D-printed parts for...

Boeing expects to shave $2 to $3 million off each 787 Dreamliner's manufacturing costs by 2018, thanks to 3D-printed titanium. The company has teamed up with Norwegian company Norsk Titanium to create the first printed structural titanium components...

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Monday April 10

22:24
PewDiePie starts a weekly Twitch show

Let's say you're YouTube star PewDiePie, aka Felix Kjellberg. You're facing an exodus of advertisers that could hurt your bottom line, and it doesn't help that you shot yourself in the foot by making tasteless jokes. How do you keep the money coming...

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20:58
Air Force tests air-to-ground strikes with an...

There's so much focus around autonomous cars these days it's easy to forget that the military's trying to plug artificial intelligence into fighting vehicles, too. And not just in computer mock-ups, like last June's exhibition wherein a flight AI bea...

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20:52
Qualcomm officially countersues Apple as legal...

Qualcomm this evening revealed that it is countersuing Apple as the legal battle between the two companies heats up. While it had been previously reported that Qualcomm was considering legal action, the company made it official today in a 134-page filing…

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20:25
Qualcomm slaps Apple with countersuit over patent...




Responding to a volley of patent royalty lawsuits initiated by Apple, Qualcomm on Monday escalated the legal battle with a countersuit claiming the litigation is a gambit seeking lower licensing fees.

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20:24
Qualcomm countersues Apple over iPhone and iPad...

For years, Apple and Qualcomm have worked together on technology that' goes inside your iPhone and iPad. Qualcomm specifically handles a lot of the modem chips that connect devices to cellular or WiFi networks, and are crucial to any mobile hardware....

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20:19
Someone stole a tile from the Space Shuttle's...

A six-inch piece of thermal tile like the ones lining the belly of the space shuttle was stolen from an exhibit at NASA Kennedy Space Center over the weekend Popular Mechanics reports. Although the tile itself never actually flew on a shuttle and was...

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19:27
Teen iPhone ownership hits all-time high, interest...




Apple's mobile products continue to rise in popularity amongst U.S. teens, as fresh survey data from Piper Jaffray shows more than three out of every four teens now own an iPhone and even more intend to buy.

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19:27
Yuneec adds livestreaming to its remote control...

Yuneec diverted from its earlier higher-end drones to release a more affordable model last fall, the Breeze. For bundling a 4K camera and several flight modes into a $500 package, we guessed it would make it an ideal elaborate selfie machine. But now...

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18:33
What's on TV: 'Better Call Saul,'...

Tonight Better Call Saul returns for its third season on AMC, and brings a familiar face for Breaking Bad fans. Gamers can look forward to Yooka-Laylee, while Hidden Figures makes it Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray debut. Netflix is ready to premiere it...

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18:23
Apple partner Foxconn makes $27 billion offer for...

Apple manufacturer Foxconn is said to have made a large bid for Toshiba’s NAND storage unit. According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Foxconn this week offered up $27 billion for the business, a bid considerably higher than had previously been offered by companies such as Broadcom.

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17:16
Latest Piper Jaffray survey shows teen interest in...

In an effort to gauge the teen shopping market, Piper Jaffray releases a “Taking Stock with Teens” survey every six months. The survey offers up a variety of different tidbits about the minds of teen shoppers, including some interesting information about Apple…

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17:15
The Swiss Watch Industry Should Double Down on...

Jean-Louis Gassée penned a good column a few weeks ago on the Swatch Group making their own watch OS:

Nick Hayek’s father triumphed against Japanese quartz watch makers
by playing on his own turf. Trying to defeat the established
smartwatch players by playing their game won’t work. Is there
something in Swatch Group’s culture that predisposes it to be
competitive with Google and Apple software engineers?

Just as Nokia should have embraced Android in 2010, riding on its
proven combination of Design, Supply Chain, and Carrier
Distribution prowess to keep a leading role in the smartphone
revolution, Swatch could use its native — but circumscribed —
cultural and technical skills to create beautiful, fun
smartwatches … that run on Google’s software. But just like
Nokia’s culture and success prevented it from seizing the...

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17:14
'SculptrVR' brings 'Minecraft'-...

When Google's Daydream headset came out, we praised it for its comfortable construction, but noted its bare game library. Little by little, the platform is adding experiences, even if many are ports that have already had successful runs on other VR p...

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16:32
Comcast hopes to launch an NBC-focused streaming TV...

Comcast is apparently more than a little envious of internet-only streaming services like CBS All Access and HBO Now. Bloomberg contacts claim that the cable giant is planning to introduce an online video service that would revolve around shows from...

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16:13
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15:57
AMD is spending money to 'solve' the...

AMD is a company best-known for its computer processors and graphics cards. Now, it wants to help build the next generation of virtual reality headsets. Today, it announced it's acquired intellectual property and key engineering talent from Austin-ba...

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15:24
Sling TV's $5 Cloud DVR arrives on Android and...

Sling TV's Cloud DVR feature is slowly becoming available for more subscribers. Now folks who use Android and Roku devices to stream live TV can pay $5 extra a month to store 50 hours of video on Sling's servers for anywhere/anytime viewing -- half a...

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15:20
AWT News Update: April 10, 2017

Happy Monday! A lot of news to cover on today's podcast:

  • Be sure to watch AWT TV tonight at 6:30 PM PDT / 9:30 PM EDT live on our YouTube channel
  • Teenagers love their iPhones, and they're even more excited about the 2017 model
  • The FCC is dropping 2013's plans to let people use their phones on airplanes to make calls
  • AT&T purchased Straight Path Communications, a critical step in being first to market with a 5G cellular network

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

Subscribe to the AWT News Update Podcast today!

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14:50
San Francisco airport can now record all visitors...

When you drive to the airport, you expect a certain amount of tracking, if just from security cameras. However, San Francisco International Airport might be taking things a step too far. The travel hub recently received approval from the Airport Comm...

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14:46
As it increases push towards 5G, AT&T acquires...

As the race to provide 5G connectivity heats up, AT&T today announced that it will acquire Straight Path Communications, a company that holds licenses to airwaves needed for the next-generation network technology. AT&T announced the deal in a press release, noting that it is worth $1.6 billion in total…

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14:28
AWT TV Episode 3: Dennis and Marty talk about last...

Live tonight on Apple World Today TV, Dennis Sellers and Marty Edwards chat about last week's astounding Apple announcements aimed at the "prosumer" and creative professional markets. It's sure to be a fascinating talk about the future of the Mac Pro, iMac and even the Mac mini. 

Tonight's show begins at 6:30 PM PDT / 9:30 PM EDT on the Apple World Today YouTube channel. Just show up around that time and click on the video showing "Live Now", and you can watch and even make comments in real time.

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14:23
Sony's new superthin E Ink tablet costs just $...

Despite being the only horse in the niche race, Sony continues to develop E Ink devices. The company has tried to sell higher-end professionals on edit-friendly displays since it released the 13.3-inch Digital Paper in 2014, which cost a whopping $1,...

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14:15
Send Starbucks gifts with iMessage

Do something nice for a Starbucks fan in your life.

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13:55
FCC axes plan to allow phone calls on flights

There hasn't exactly been a groundswell of support for in-flight phone calls in the US, and regulators are now ready to drop the idea. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed that his agency cancel a 2013 proceeding that would have let people make cellpho...

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13:43
Apple stops signing iOS 10.2.1, 10.3 following iOS...




Apple on Monday stopped signing iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3, effectively cutting off downgrades for iPhone, iPad, and iPod owners who have already made the leap to iOS 10.3.1.

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13:30
'Planet Earth II' on 4K Blu-ray will make...

Planet Earth II looks so good on 4K Blu-ray that it completely justifies the existence of the doomed disc format. The original Planet Earth sold most consumers on the benefits of Blu-ray and HD video in 2007. It was like peering through a pristine wi...

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13:19
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 10...

The only notable software release this week was OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.0.1.

 

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13:19
ExtraBITS for 10 April 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, AT&T is using HBO as a carrot to lure more TV and cellular subscribers, YouTube is rolling out its own TV service, Comcast is entering the cellular market, and developer Panic voices concerns about the market for professional-grade iOS software.

 

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13:15
∞ What if ‘The Matrix’ starred Will Smith?

I didn’t know Smith had turned down The Matrix. But to turn it down to do the awful “Wild Wild West”? That’s gotta hurt.

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13:03
Most Jay Z albums now back on Apple Music, still...




Following their sudden removal from Apple Music and Spotify last Friday, most of Jay Z's albums are now back on Apple's service, but still missing from Spotify -- for reasons unknown.

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13:02
Apple stops signing iOS 10.2.1 & 10.3,...

Following today’s beta release of iOS 10.3.2, Apple has stopped signing iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3. Now, users who were looking for the possibility to downgrade from iOS 10.3 or 10.3.1 will no longer be able to do so.

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13:01
The next big 'Overwatch' event starts...

According to a trailer released for French-speaking audiences, Overwatch's next big event is headed to consoles and PC tomorrow, April 11th. "Insurrection" sends you and five teammates into the past against hordes of robotic Omnics on the King's Row...

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12:36
Play 'The Elder Scrolls Online' for free...

Bethesda is trying to boost The Elder Scrolls Online's player base less than two months before the launch of its big Morrowind expansion. Starting tomorrow at 10 am EST, anyone can download and play the game on PC, Xbox One or PlayStation 4 for free...

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12:32
Grandparents roll the dice, play elves in ‘D&D...

These are really fun videos to watch. They bring me back to my D&D playing days in high school and college.

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12:30
WWDC Wishlist: How will Apple improve macOS this...

Now that it looks quite clear Apple isn’t having a Spring event– it introduced new iPads, pre-announced new Mac Pros, and launched its Clips app in recent weeks without one– all eyes are on its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) scheduled for June.

There are already quite a few clues about what to expect, and this week we’re taking a look at new features that we’d like to see included in Apple’s next major OS releases. Today, we get things started with macOS…

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12:29
djay Pro: Making everyone a DJ. Anywhere. Any time....

djay Pro, Algoriddim’s award-winning DJ application, is available for macOS, iOS, and Android. Now it’s also on Windows 10, bridging a native desktop and touch experience across every platform and fulfilling our mission of making everyone a DJ. Anywhere. Any time. Any platform.

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12:14
Watch 'Citizenfour' team's WikiLeaks...

There haven't been any shortage of documentaries about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, but the one we've kept a keen eye on is from filmmaker Laura Poitras. You might remember her as the director of the the Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour an...

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12:06
US FCC kills plan to allow mobile phone...

Imagine a fellow airplane passenger sitting next to you and yelling into his mobile phone for six hours during a cross-country flight.

If simply thinking about that scenario gives you a headache, you're not alone. On Monday, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission killed a plan to allow mobile phone calls during commercial airline flights.

Since 2013, the FCC and the Federal Aviation Administration have considered allowing airline passengers to talk on the phones during flights, although the FAA also proposed rules requiring airlines to give passengers notice if they planned to allow phone calls.

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11:54
FCC nixes proposal that would’ve allowed cellphone...

I am unreasonably happy over this decision.

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11:52
This neural network generates weird and adorable...

Training a neural network involves feeding it enough raw data to start recognizing and replicating patterns. It can be a long, tedious process to just approximate complex things -- like writing articles for Engadget, for example. Research scientist J...

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11:48
What is your favorite macOS menubar app?

I try to keep my menu bar items to a bare minimum but there are some great suggestions here.

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11:30
Gorillaz are getting a TV show, apparently

Prepare your brain's weirdest synapses for an animated TV show starring the members of Gorillaz, the lauded cartoon hip hop group led by Blur frontman Damon Albarn and Tank Girl co-creator Jamie Hewlett. Hewlett revealed the TV series in an interview...

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11:00
How not to create traffic jams, pollution and urban...

Parking isn’t one of those things you think about until you can’t find a space. But is surprising how it can affect the livability of an area.

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11:00
Apple World Today Video Tip: Saving pictures or...

Are you new to the world of iOS devices? If so, you may not know how to save those pictures and videos that friends send you in the Messages app. In this short video tip, we show you just how easy that is to accomplish:

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive notification of new videos as they're published. 

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10:59
Mercury retrograde, explained without astrology

Really good explainer of the seemingly bizarre movement of Mars and Mercury in our night sky.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:54
After EveryAppleVideo YouTube channel goes dark, new...

Reddit pointed out this morning that the invaluable ‘EveryAppleVideo’ YouTube channel has gone dark for unknown reasons. Visiting the channel page takes you to an empty channel under a banner reading ‘This channel was closed and is no longer available.’ without further explanation.

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10:51
Apple drops to 5th place in LaptopMag's brand...




Apple has lost its place at the top of Laptop Mag's annual ranking of the best notebook brands after six years, with the MacBook producer dropping down to joint-fifth place, after being penalized over the high cost of its products and the apparent need to acquire dongles to expand its connectivity.

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10:36
Apple issues second betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12...




Apple on Monday issued second betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS 10.12.5 to developers, paving the way for what are likely to be minor bugfixes and security improvements for Macs, iPhones, and iPads. Simultaneously, the company released second betas of watchOS 3.2.2 and tvOS 10.2.1.

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10:32
Why VR Is Failing


We seem to have trouble learning that three key elements are necessary for a new technology to take hold: It has to appear complete, it has to be compelling, and it has to seem like a value -- that is, be affordable. Compared to what we have today, the car that opened up the automotive market in the U.S. was none of those things -- yet it was incredibly successful. So, this is about perception, which is why the iPod -- which also was none of those things initially, if compared to the iPhone or iPad of today -- also was incredibly successful.

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10:32
Twitter protects anonymous users more often than you...

In 2012, Twitter fought the New York District Attorney so protect tweets sent by an Occupy Wall Street protester, and in 2014 it sued the U.S. government so that it could share these kinds of user information requests more publicly. Then in 2015, Twitter successfully protected the identity of two anonymous users who were being sued for defamation.

And the company also gets into legal fights where it doesn’t even have a stake. In early 2016, Twitter signed an amicus brief alongside Google in support of PubPeer, a website that allows people to comment anonymously on scholarly articles. PubPeer was being sued by a professor who received unflattering anonymous comments about his work.

Twitter does deserve kudos for this.

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10:27
Korn recruit Metallica bassist’s 12-year-old son

What were you doing when you were 12? Getting quite good at Guitar Hero? Clumsily finding your way around a real instrument? Maybe even attempting a jam session with some of your mates?

Let’s face it, you weren’t going on tour through South America with a Grammy award-winning, platinum-selling metal band, were you? Not unless you’re Tye Trujillo, who has just signed up to play for Korn while their bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu is unable to tour with them.

Robert Trujillo is one of my favorite bassists of all time and there’s no doubt that his son is very talented too. This is pretty amazing.

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10:11
Piper Jaffray survey: more teens than ever plan to...

A new study by the Piper Jaffray research sees a positive data point for the iPhone 7 and 8 in a survey that shows a record 81% of teens expect their next phone to be one of Apple's models.

That's up from last fall's 79% and the highest it's seen, Piper says. More than three-quarters of teens in the survey say they own an iPhone now.

The Apple Watch is having a tougher go with teens: Fitbit takes 71% of the vote as favorite fitness band verses 10% for Apple. Only about 13% of polled teens expect to buy an Apple Watch in the next six months, according to Piper.

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10:06
Apple drops from first to sixth place in annual ‘...

All evidence points to strong sales for Apple's controversial MacBook Pro with Touch Bar released in 2016. However, the tech giant has dropped to fifth place (tired with Acer) among the “Best & Worst Laptop Brands” for 2017, as determined by Laptop Magazine.

Lenovo knocked Apple out of its long-held top position. Until this year, Apple had held the top spot since 2010. Asus and Dell take second and third place, while HP came in fourth.

Laptop Magazine says Apple has “disappointed creative professionals with its latest wares while also abandoning mainstream shoppers on budgets.” Here’s the publications critiques of the latest portable Macs:

“For starters, the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar didn't impress us that much in our review. The Touch Bar itself is fairly innovative, but it feels like a tease when you can reach out and touch the entire screen on more versatile, Windows...

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10:01
Apple releases watchOS 3.2.2 beta 2 for Apple Watch

Apple is rolling out the second watchOS 3.2.2 beta for developer testing on Apple Watch. The update likely includes bug fixes and security improvements ahead of a more feature-packed watchOS 4 announcement later this year.

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10:01
tvOS 10.2.1 beta 2 rolling out for Apple TV

Apple is rolling out the second tvOS 10.2.1 beta for developer testing on Apple TV. The update will likely focus on bug fixes and security improvements ahead of any new features potentially planned for tvOS 11 later this year.

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10:00
Imagining a new Mac Pro, the “iMac Pro,” and the...

Enlarge / Apple's Phil Schiller takes the wraps off the new Mac Pro at WWDC in 2013. (credit: Apple)

Last week, Apple did something it never does—it spoke to journalists and pundits on the record about a product that was so far from being released that the company didn't even have prototypes to show off.

That's the state of the Mac desktop right now. After the October 2016 product came and went with no mention of the rumored desktops, complaints and anxiety about the state of Apple’s high-end computers reached a fever pitch (my barometer for this sort of thing is what John Siracusa, Marco Arment, and a handful of developers I follow say on their...

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09:58
Apple rolling out second macOS 10.12.5 beta for Mac

Apple is rolling out the second macOS 10.12.5 developer beta through the Mac App Store.

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09:57
Apple releases second iOS 10.3.2 beta for iOS...

Apple has begun rolling out the second beta of iOS 10.3.2 to developers. The latest iOS beta sees the re-introduction of support for 32-bit devices following iOS 10.3.1’s release. Release notes aren’t yet available for this update, but be sure to check back as we discover anything new.

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09:54
Apple Fifth Avenue store reportedly to include a...

Apple's store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan will include a "very unique area" for broadcasting its Beats 1 radio station, as part of ongoing renovations, according to MacRumors, quoting an unnamed “person familiar with the matter.”

It's possible that Ebro Darden, one of three Beats 1 radio anchors, could broadcast at least some of his shows at the Fifth Avenue store once it reopens, the article adds. Currently, he appears to broadcast from a studio in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. 

The Fifth Avenue Apple retail store in midtown Manhattan is expanding from 32,000 square feet to 77,000 square feet. The store has become iconic and identifiable by a large glass cube that sits on street level. Visitors looking to buy Apple's products descend underground, where they can try out iPhones and iPads, make purchases, and have their products fixed at the Genius...

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09:43
Apple looking to hire folks for its graphics design...

As spotted by The TelegraphApple has posted several job openings at Apple’s “UK Design Centre” for roles in graphics unit design days after pulling the plug on Imagination Technologies.

Apple plans to stop using Imagination Technologies intellectual property within two years, ending its royalty payments. The tech giant is apparently working on its own custom graphics architecture to control more of the core technology, in the same way that it already architects custom CPU silicon designs,

Apple’s openings reveal around a dozen new opportunities for roles in designing and supporting the graphics architecture, the technology that Imagination currently...

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13-inch 512GB MacBook w/ Touch...

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09:26
One developer’s wish list for a new Mac Pro

I can’t speak to what the other five types of users need, but I have a pretty good idea of what I’d want as an iOS developer who uses a Mac every day. Not that anyone in Cupertino is asking me, but if they did I’d say this is my dream Mac.

A very nice article on what’s needed from a developer’s point of view.

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09:25
Verizon to Drop Email Service

Verizon’s ISP business is dropping email service for its customers. You have the option of retaining your verizon.net email address, but there’s a catch. Josh Centers helps you explore your options.

 

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09:21
Ratings extortion on the iOS App Store

This is just awful. Why do people have to be like this?

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08:51
Apple drops to fifth place in best laptop brand...

Apple has fallen to fifth place in a Laptop Mag survey of the best and worst current laptop brands after previously taking the top spot for several years. Factors like premium price points and limited port options contribute to Apple’s overall drop in the results, although Apple’s quality tech support is a redeeming factor, the survey says.

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08:51
In high-speed 5G wireless bid, AT&T buys...




With an eye toward next-generation 5G wireless cellular connectivity, networking giant AT&T on Monday announced it will purchase Straight Path Communications for $1.6 billion.

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08:30
‘Most important computer in history’: Steve Jobs...

This is definitely a museum I’ll check out next time I’m in Seattle.

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08:26
Apple Deals: 13" MacBook Air for $799 ($200 off...




Shoppers looking for the lowest prices on 13" MacBook Airs can save $200 this week with special financing offers. MacMall is also knocking $5 off Apple's new 2017 32GB iPad (Wi-Fi) in Silver with units in stock. Refurbished iPhone 5s devices (GSM unlocked) are discounted to $99.99 as well.

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08:13
Google may pump $876M into LG Display to compete...




Google is reportedly in talks to invest over $876 million in LG Display to secure a source of OLED panels, likely for its Pixel phones -- perhaps signalling more intense competition with Apple's iPhone, as well as third parties using Google's Android operating system.

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07:56
Minecraft Pocket Edition’s new community Marketplace...

Minecraft announced today on its blog that an upcoming update for the game will bring a new community-driven Marketplace feature to players of the Pocket edition of the game for iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices.

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07:56
DealBITS Discount: Save 30% on Letter Opener for...

See who won copies of Letter Opener for macOS Mail in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save 30 percent on the essential add-on for macOS Mail that displays the contents of winmail.dat files automatically.

 

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07:37
DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of Letter Opener for...

If you regularly receive email from Windows users that comes with essential portions of the message in a winmail.dat attachment, you need Letter Opener for macOS Mail. Enter to win a copy in this week’s DealBITS drawing!

 

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07:21
Apple posts GPU-related job openings in UK following...




Apple is ramping up its efforts to create its own GPU designs, following the iPhone producer's decision to stop working with the U.K.-based Imagination Technologies, by advertising a number of job postings within the graphics field in London.

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07:05
External Link: AT&T Adds HBO as Unlimited Data...

The unlimited data plan wars continue to heat up. AT&T has announced that customers of its Unlimited Plus wireless plan who also subscribe to AT&T-owned TV services like DirecTV, DirecTV Now, and U-Verse will also get HBO for free. Plus streaming HBO will not count against the 22 GB soft bandwidth cap. Unlimited Plus customers will also receive a $25 per month credit toward the aforementioned TV services. If you live in an AT&T service area, that’s a sweet deal if you want unlimited mobile Internet, TV service, and HBO (which usually costs about $15 per month on its own).

 

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07:03
What’s next for Apple Displays now that the company...

Many of us were deeply disappointed when Apple appeared to be exiting the display business last summer.

Not just because we want matching aesthetics and the reassurance you get with an all-Apple setup, but also because there was no obvious third-party replacement. All Apple said at the time was that ‘there are a number of great third-party options available for Mac users,’ but without pointing to anything in particular.

When the company finally did make an official recommendation in the form of the LG UltraFine 4K and 5K monitors, it wasn’t exactly a great one. Not only are the monitors extremely un-Apple-like in their grey plastic cases, but a serious technical fault first identified by us led to the...

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Algoriddim ports djay Pro for iOS to Windows 10...

Algoriddim has ported its popular djay Pro software from iOS to Windows 10 for the first time. djay Pro will still be developed on iOS and the Mac using the latest platform features like Touch Bar support for example, and today’s release expands Algoriddim’s reach from iOS/watchOS, macOS, and Android to Windows.

Algoriddim actually relied greatly on djay Pro for iOS to bring the professional DJ software to Windows…

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06:44
Apple-connected bidders raise stakes in bids for...




Three Apple suppliers -- Hon Hai/Foxconn, SK Hynix, and Broadcom -- are reportedly dogged in their determination to bid for Toshiba's memory business, despite strong preferences by both Toshiba and the Japanese government for a domestic buyer.

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06:21
ToneBands launches a line of Apple Watch bands

ToneBands has launched a line of sport-style silicone bands for the Apple Watch. The initial line comes in three colors: white, gray and lavender. 

All three colors come with black latching pins to match space gray and space black watches. In the future, ToneBands hopes to expand into offering a wider variety of colors and styles, and to expand into other colored pins as well, according to company co-founder, Cameron Banga.

The bands retail for $18 individually, or $39 for a three-pac. They’re available for purchase now.

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06:14
B-Eng introduces Anti Virus Plus for the Mac

B-Eng has introduced Anti Virus Plus for macOS. It’s a virus scanner and vulnerability detector that the company says recognizes more than six million different viruses. 

Anti Virus Plus comes with a full vulnerability detector, a port scanner and an automatic directory scanner, as well as a drag and drop scanner where newly added files are scanned automatically. The vulnerability scanner detects loopholes and unsecure security settings for encrypted viruses, malware, adware and trojans.

Anti Virus Plus runs on macOS 10.11 or newer. It’s available for $19.99 at the B-Eng webpage.

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A data recovery extravaganza: Disk Drill PRO...

We've had some deals on Disk Drill PRO 3 for Mac in the past, but none compares with this one. Buy Disk Drill PRO 3 for Mac for just $34.99 and you'll get every future version of the app, both minor and major updates. What can Disk Drill PRO do for you? Check out this video:

Disk Drill is well-known in both the Mac and Windows world as one of the best ways to recover lost, corrupted, or accidentally deleted files. You can get Disk Drill PRO 2 for Windows for just $29.99 -- once again, that's for a lifetime license. In either case you'll have access to the same powerful features:...

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Bit City lets you mold a metropolis from your iPhone

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money).

If the original Tiny Tower was NimbleBit’s homage to the classic SimTower, then the new Bit City is clearly its take on the better-known SimCity. In both cases, the mobile “tribute” offers a significantly streamlined version of the same core premise, and this time around, you’ll gradually build up your city simply by tapping menus and amassing coins. 

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05:15
Apple patent application hints at waterproof next-...

Sometimes it’s the patent applications that offer the most insight.

A recently published patent application from Apple highlights the notion of a future AirPods case that could also serve as a wireless charging dock for the iPhone and Apple Watch.

The patent application depicts the AirPods charging case doubling as a charger for a variety of products, including the Apple Watch, MacBook, iPhone, and iPad.

Apple’s notes within the patent application indicate that the inductive pad could be used to provide “wireless” charging to other devices, as detailed here:

“Such devices can include, for example, portable music players (e.g., MP3 devices and Apple’s iPod devices), portable video players (e.g., portable DVD players), cellular telephones (e.g., smart telephones such as Apple’s iPhone devices), video cameras, digital still cameras, projection systems (e.g., holographic projection systems), gaming systems, PDAs, as well as tablet (e.g., Apple’s iPad...

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05:00
Rumor: Next-gen iPhone may be available for pre-...

The next-gen iPhone may ship a bit later than usual.

A new rumor has it that the upcoming handset will likely be available to pre-order in September, but deliveries of the 5.8-inch model will not begin until “several weeks later” according to longtime Apple analyst Brian White.

White issued the following comments in his research note to investment banking for Drexel Hamilton:

Our contact strongly believes the 5.8-inch iPhone 8 will be delayed by several weeks due to challenges around the 3D sensing technology, but still in time for the December holidays. This is not the first time that we’ve heard about a potential delay with a new iPhone; however, our contact was so emphatic about the delay that we are taking this data point more seriously. Since it is only April, this situation could improve. Essentially, our contact believes customers will be able to pre-order the new 5.8-inch iPhone 8 along with the new 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones in September; however...

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04:30
How to access special characters in macOS Sierra

You can do fun things with your Mac, such as typing accents, emojis and symbols. macOS Sierra includes features that make it easy to find and type special characters and currency symbols.

You can use the Character Viewer to insert smileys, dingbats, and other symbols as you type. Click the place in your document or message where you want the character to appear. Press Control–Command–Space bar. The Character Viewer pop-up window appears:

Use the search field at the top of the window, or click the symbol icon (shown below to the right of the search field) to expand the window and reveal more characters:

When you find the character you want, click it to insert it into your text. Characters and symbols you use often appear in the Frequently Used list in this window. In the Messages app, you can also see the Character Viewer pop-up when you click the grinning face icon. With macOS Sierra, emoji you send in Messages appear at the same size as the text they're part...

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04:10
External Link: YouTube TV Rolling Out in Select...

Google’s promised YouTube TV streaming service has arrived, at least in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area. For $35 per month, you get local channels for the major broadcast networks, as well as popular cable networks. As with traditional cable, shows are not generally ad-free. The first month is free, and Google will give you a free Chromecast after your first payment. YouTube TV includes six separate accounts, so everyone in the family can have their own cloud DVR library. Interestingly, YouTube TV is primarily mobile-focused, though you can use a Chromecast to watch on your TV. In our informal Twitter poll about TV streaming services, respondents were most interested in YouTube TV over DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, and Sling TV.

 

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04:00
RetriCAM: a fun iOS camera app with real-time filters

By Aaron Lee

The cameras that comes with the iPhone 7 and, especially, the iPhone 7 Plus are fantastic. And you can spice up your photos even more with Note-Ify Apps' RetriCAM, which also works with the iPad and iPod touch. And it’s free.

The app lets you apply more than 50 different filters in real time when you're taking pics. You can prefer the filters on-screen before you apply any of the effects, which is a handy time-saver.

RetriCAM lets you apply a white or black border to your photo if you wish. Filters are divided into five categories: Chic (which includes a cool Polaroid effect), Silver, Vintage, Deep, and Special. Vintage effects, despite their names (Darwin, Galileo, etc.) don't add what I consider "vintage" effects, but apply colorized touches, which I didn't care for.

The Deep filters allow you to apply even darker color layers, but I...

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00:47
Homemade thrill ride speeds up if you're not...

Roller coasters don't care how scared you are, they always follow their pre-programmed circuit to a "T." That gave Dutch artist Daniel de Bruin an idea: What if a ride could measure your fear and amp up the thrills based on that? Since he's also a de...

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Leaf veins may lead to longer battery life

There have been many, many discoveries that promise longer battery life, but one of the latest is rare in taking its inspiration from one of the most common structures in nature: the leaf vein. Scientists have crafted a porous material that mimics t...

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20:04
Tough water-repellent coating could lead to faster...

You've no doubt seen footage of water-repellent coatings that seemingly defy the laws of nature. However, they have a catch: they're often too fragile to be useful in situations where they're likely to face a lot of abuse, whether it's the clothes on...

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Carrie Fisher will be in 'Star Wars: Episode IX...

Lucasfilm swore that it wouldn't create a digital version of the late, great Carrie Fisher for future Star Wars movies, but that doesn't mean she'll be cut out entirely. Her brother Todd has revealed that Disney still wants to include Carrie in Episo...

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Tesla reveals a sleek solar panel built for your...

Tesla's home energy efforts might be centered around its solar roofs, but it knows that not everyone can (or wants to) rip up their roof just to bring renewable energy to their home. To that end, the company is offering a first glimpse at Panasonic-...

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15:27
Scientists aim to reach the Earth's mantle with...

We'd know a lot more about what's under the Earth's crust if Jules Verne's Icelandic volcano weren't but a figment of his imagination. Japan's Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology's (JAMSTEC) largest drilling ship called "Chikyu" is very re...

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14:52
Renovated Fifth Avenue Apple store will get Beats 1...




When renovations are complete, one addition at Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store will include a special space for Beats 1 broadcasting, according to an AppleInsider source.

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13:56
Hack sets off all of Dallas' emergency sirens

Some hacks are clearly worse than others, but Dallas can at least lay claim to facing one of the loudest hacks to date. The city reports that attackers managed to set off all 156 of its emergency sirens for roughly an hour and a half between late Fr...

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13:41
Report: Apple planning to add Beats 1 broadcasting...

As Apple renovates its Fifth Avenue retail store, it is said to be planning a new area for the store: a Beats 1 broadcasting booth. The move comes following Apple’s recent claim that Beats 1 is the “biggest” radio station in the world…

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13:30
Apple will reportedly drop 32-bit app support...

Apple has slowly been cracking down on 32-bit iOS apps, but it appears that it will make a drastic change come this fall. According to prominent developer Steven Troughton-Smith, Apple will drop support for 32-bit apps altogether with iOS 11. This means that many legacy apps will no longer function at all.

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Real-life 'Pong' table is available as a...

Remember that real-world Pong table that was supposed to become a product you could buy if everything went smoothly? Well, it's here... almost. The creators have launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to launch a production-grade, coffee table-...

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