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Tuesday January 3

20:18
BenjiLock uses a fingerprint to keep your gym locker...

Fingerprint readers are already a staple feature of many smartphones, and here at CES we found the technology built into what looks like a traditional padlock. The BenjiLock, designed by a startup from Los Angeles, supports up to four different finge...

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20:09
Netatmo debuts HomeKit-ready Smart Smoke Alarm,...




Netatmo extended its HomeKit-enabled product offering at CES on Tuesday with the debut of the Smart Smoke Alarm, a competitor of Nest Protect, as well as an accompanying indoor siren and other smart home products developed through partnerships with French firms Velux and Legrand.

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19:58
The Miraxess Mirabook is a laptop shell for your...

As the gap between smartphone and laptop performance dwindles and the size of phones grows, there's decreasing need for casual users to have both on hand at the same time. The Maxiss Mirabook crosses that division by providing a laptop-like computing...

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19:57
Zuckerberg plans to tour all 50 states to meet...

Given how often Facebook was in the news last year (and very rarely for anything positive), its commander in chief Mark Zuckerberg has a pledge for 2017: Mix it up with commoners. In a post on the social network, Zuckerberg says that his personal goa...

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19:52
Shure introduces Lightning cable with integrated DAC...




Following Apple's move away from the longstanding 3.5mm headphone adapter format, Shure on Tuesday announced a Lightning cable with built-in digital-to-analog converter for owners of its earbud products.

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17:22
Earin introduces new M2 wireless earbuds with touch...

Totally wireless earbuds are expected to be one of the biggest trends at CES this week, thanks in large part Apple’s new AirPods and decision to ditch the headphone jack with the iPhone 7. The AirPods weren’t the first pair of completely wireless earbuds to hit the market, though. For instance, we reviewed the Earin M1 earbuds back in September and now, Earin has announced the Earin M2…

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17:00
Kevin Hart brings the funny to Apple Watch Nike+ ad...




Nike on Tuesday debuted a TV commercial series featuring comedian Kevin Hart as pitchman for the company's latest collaboration with Apple: the Apple Watch Nike+ smartwatch.

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17:00
Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas, Day 9

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

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

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

9. The Ability to Use the Enhanced Siri Voices in macOS with VoiceOver

Siri has been shipping with voices created especially for the personal assistant for a while now. These voices come in both an enhanced and compact version. The enhanced versions are high-quality and are both responsive and pleasant to use. The compact voices are lower in quality and correspondingly less pleasant to use.

On recent versions of iOS, Apple has begun allowing users to use the enhanced and compact Siri voices as their voice of choice with VoiceOver. This means that VoiceOver can read text and controls out using the...

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16:44
The best Bluetooth earbud alternatives to Apple...




Whether you missed out on getting a pair of AirPods this gifting season, are skeptical about becoming an early adopter or just don't like the design of Apple's new wireless Bluetooth headphones, there are a number of other options that work just as well.

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16:22
OWC reveals new ‘DEC’ attachment for 2016 MacBook...

Popular aftermarket part and component supplier OWC has taken the wraps off of a new accessory that brings both more storage and additional connectivity to the new 2016 MacBook Pro. Called the OWC DEC, the attachment brings 4TB of storage, an SD card slot, USB Type-A, and a Gigabit Ethernet port to the new MacBook Pros…

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15:54
On Chuq Von Rospach’s ‘Apple’s 2016 in Review’, and...

Chuq Von Rospach has a thoughtful look at the state of Apple. The whole piece is worth reading, but his comments on two particular products stood out to me. First, the AirPort lineup:

Apple has products it has let languish without any significant
update for long periods of time. If you look at how Apple’s
treated their AirPort line, you’d think Wi-Fi was a mature
technology where nothing was really changing. In fact, a lot is
happening including a big shift to mesh networks, and Apple has
seemingly ignored all of that. It used to be you bought Airports
because they were some of the best Wi-FI devices out there. Today,
the only reason to buy them is you want easy, and because it has
the Apple brand. They’re woefully out of date (and in fact, I just
replaced mine with a set of Eero devices, which are Apple easy to
use, and blow Apple’s products away in...

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15:38
Apple shutters Apple Watch gallery in London's...




Following news that Apple will in January shut down an Apple Watch pop-up shop in Paris, an identical store-within-a-store concept located in London's Selfridges department store has closed its doors.

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15:25
Nike shares new Apple Watch Nike+ ad series...

Apple’s longstanding relationship with Nike has grown stronger in recent months thanks to the new Apple Watch Nike+ model. With exclusive watch faces, fitness features, and am exclusive (but replicable) band, Nike has put a renewed focus on fitness and its Run Club app. Now, the fashion + fitness company has released a new ad series for the Apple Watch Nike+ featuring comedian and actor Kevin Hart on a 700 mile run through the desert…

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14:55
∞ The evolution of Disney animation

I love Disney movies but I bet most of you are like me and look fondly upon even the animation styles of the early films, crude as they seem to be by today’s standards.

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14:54
AWT News Update: January 3, 2017

Happy New Year! We're back, and on a more normal podcast schedule than during the past two months. You can expect to hear us every weekday afternoon, and here are a few pieces of Apple news for your listening pleasure today:

  • Apple's pop-up shops that were set up to sell the high-end Apple Watch Edition are being closed
  • Apple Pay has added 47 more new US financial institutions during the past few weeks, bringing the total in the country to over 1,600
  • Apple chip manufacturing partner TSMC is reportedly on schedule to start testing production of a 7nm process that will produce more efficient CPUs for future products starting in 2018

The text version of the podcast can be viewed below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below.

S...

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14:52
Absolute Linux Caters to the Slackware Crowd


Absolute Linux is a distro that raises the question: Is it really worth the bother? Any version of this Slackware-based Linux OS is just that -- a really big bother -- unless you love Unix-like systems that give you total control. It likely would be especially bothersome for less experienced users and for folks comfortable with Debian distros such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint and such. Some Slackware-based distros are easier than others to use, but the text-based installation and mostly manual operating routine makes using Absolute Linux a challenge.

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14:40
Norton Announces Core, a Smart Router To Protect...

fiannaFailMan writes: Norton has announced the launch of a smart router designed to protect connected home devices from intrusions. The Symantec-owned company says the device aims to keep safe up to 20 devices connected to it, including Windows computers, Macs, phones, tablets or any internet-of-things devices, in real time. Norton Core, shaped a little like a geodesic dome, can isolate an infected device from the rest of your network to prevent the spread of any malware. Some of the technical specifications include a dual-core 1.7GHz processor, 1MB of system memory and 4GB of flash memory, and the latest 4x4 AC2600 Wi-Fi standard, with a top speed on the 5GHz band of 1.73 megabits per second and up to 800Mbps on the 2.4GHz band. It also features four Gigabit LAN ports and can cover between 3,000 and 5,000 square feet.

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14:24
Apple Pay adds support for 17 new US banks and...




Apple this week expanded support for its quickly growing Apple Pay service with the addition of 17 new U.S. banks and credit unions.

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14:05
Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas, Day 8

Editor's Note: We didn't publish yesterday's post at the correct time, so it and Day 9 will be published today. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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

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

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

8. A System-wide Spellchecker on iOS

On January 1, we wrote about how Mac OS has a system-wide spellchecker. In that post we talked about how Apple could improve an already handy feature with greater productivity and accessibility.

What we would like to see Apple do on iOS would be implement a similar spellchecker to that...

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14:05
Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 3, 2016

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

macOS Apps/Updates

Maintain has served up Cocktail 10.1.4 (Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS Sierra.

It’s a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 10.1.4 fixes compatibility issues with Logic Pro X audio units plug-ins and contains many other bug fixes as well as overall performance improvements

Cocktail costs $19 for a single user license and available for purchase from the Maintain website. When unregistered, Cocktail runs in demo mode and will expire after the tenth launch.

Cisdem has conjured up version 4.2.0 of OCR Wizard. The app can convert...

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13:56
Add Depth Effects to your iPhone camera with this...

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

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:45
Apple's Best of 2016 year in review video...




Serving as an accompaniment to its Best of 2016 charts, Apple on Tuesday posted to YouTube a video chronicling last year's most memorable movies, TV shows, apps, music, Beats 1 interviews ad more.

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13:41
Thanks to Neonode's AirBar, the MacBook Air has...

For years Apple’s late chief executive Steve Jobs warned that users would develop “gorilla arms”—his argument for why he would never build a touchscreen into the Mac. Unfortunately, Neonode and its AirBar didn’t listen.

On Tuesday, Neonode debuted a 13.3-inch version of its surprisingly good touch peripheral, specifically to bring touchscreen capabilities to the 13-inch MacBook Air through a peripheral that plugs into the laptop’s USB port. The AirBar is available for preorder on AirBar’s website, and will eventually be sold on Amazon for $99, the company said.

Though Neonode officially announced the AirBar at the end of 2015, it really never took shape until recently. It’s officially “debuting” at CES 2017. PCWorld...

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13:31
Norton Core Router Gives Home Security a New Design


Norton by Symantec on Tuesday announced the Norton Core secure router for smart devices in the connected home at CES. The router protects up to 20 PCs, Macs, Android and iOS smartphones and tablets on a home network, and unlimited devices connected to the IoT. It will update its firmware in background mode automatically, said Ameer Karim, GM of consumer IoT security at Symantec. The router scans incoming and outgoing network packets across the home network, quarantines infected connected devices to a separate network, and alerts the user.

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13:16
Apple Pay adds support for 17 more banks and credit...

Apple today updated its list of banks, credit unions and card issuers that support Apple Pay to note the addition of 17 more U.S. institutions now supporting the payments service.

The full list of banks and credit unions added today includes:

  • Enrichment Federal Credit Union
  • First Security Bank of Arkansas
  • Marion & Polk Schools Credit Union
  • Merchants Bank of Indiana
  • Northern Michigan Bank & Trust
  • Ohnward Bank and Trust
  • Postel Family Credit Union
  • River Cities Bank
  • River Town Bank
  • Simplicity Credit Union
  • SouthPoint Bank
  • TexasBank
  • The...
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13:13
Apple shares Best of 2016 video showcasing the year’...

Following the release of it’s Best of 2016 lists, Apple has today shared a video for the top apps, songs, movies, TV shows, and more from 2016. The ‘Best of’ video shows off some of 2016’s highlights in entertainment all of which can be found in Apple’s various online stores.

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12:44
CES: OWC DEC adds storage, card slots, and more to...

Image via OWC

OWC has been making and selling expansion products for Mac for a long time, so it's not surprising that the company today announced a new expansion chassis for the 2016 MacBook Pro that adds a number of missing features to the laptop. The OWC DEC (price and total feature set to be determined) attaches to the bottom of the 2016 MacBook Pro, making the full package just as thick as a 2012 MacBook Pro. What the 2016 MacBook Pro loses in terms of thinness, it gains in functionality.

The OWC DEC contains up to 4TB of additional Flash/SSD storage, bringing the maximum available on the MacBook Pro to 6TB including factory capacity. The SD card slot that's missing from the new MacBook Pro is integrated into the OWC DEC, as well as USB 3 Type A ports for standard USB devices, Gigabit Ethernet, and other features that will be announced at a future date. 

As with all OWC products, the OWC DEC will...

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12:39
Majority of readers who are not buying AirPods claim...

Our recent poll asking readers why they’re holding out on Apple’s AirPods after they’ve received overall good reviews has revealed the majority feels they’re ‘too expensive.’ The second most common reason is long shipping times (currently still 6 weeks on Apple’s website). Here are some reasons why people aren’t willing to spend $159 on Apple’s newest accessory and some affordable alternatives…

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12:17
OWC's USB-C DEC docks under Apple's...




A new peripheral from OWC connects to the underside of the new MacBook Pro, and adds a series of legacy ports plus up to 4TB of flash storage.

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11:57
Sierra PDF problems get worse in 10.12.2

I don’t use PDFs enough or in this way for this to be an issue but in reading the article, you can see how this will affect many developers.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:52
New Yorker magazine 'Waterways' cover...




The most recent cover of New Yorker was created on a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil for the first time by the publication, and the magazine has published a video briefly illustrating the process.

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11:18
Kanex announces Thunderbolt 3 dock, eSATA adapter...




Accessory maker Kanex on Monday announced a trio of new Thunderbolt 3-based accessories designed with Apple's new MacBook Pro lineup in mind, headlined by a $150 travel dock boasting HDMI, USB, Ethernet, and USB-C ports.

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11:07
Intel announces new 7th Gen Kaby Lake processors...

Intel today announced new 7th Gen Kaby Lake processors as part of its CES announcements, some of which could be suitable for use in future upgrades to Mac products.

After launching the first of the Kaby Lake chips officially in August, and having a long list of products introduced with the chips since, today the company introduced new processors to round out the lineup that could make their way into both future Mac desktops and MacBooks. Intel says the new chips deliver performance increases including “up to 20 percent for performance and gaming notebooks and 25 percent for desktops.”

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11:00
Intel previews new Kaby Lake processors; look for ‘...

At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Intel is announcing an expansion of its current CPU lineup, with the addition of several new and more powerful seventh-generation Core i-series processors known by the code name of Kaby Lake. You can expect to see them, per my crystal ball, in iMacs that will arrive in the spring and new MacBook Pros that will arrive in late summer or early fall.

Some Kaby Lake chips were available in 2016. However, they were the low-power Y-series processors, intended for slim, lightweight laptops. The processors announced today are more mainstream with more power.

Built on an improved 14nm process, Kaby Lake features faster CPU clock speed changes. It also features a new graphics architecture to improve performance in 3D graphics and 4K video playback. The platform also supposedly provides enhanced battery life and security features.

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11:00
Dog & Bone LockSmart Travel: Keyless luggage...

Dog & Bone LockSmart Travel With Canadian "Loonie" for size comparison. Photo ©2017, Steven Sande

Having just come back from a nearly month-long trip, I often think about security while I'm traveling. In the past we used small travel padlocks to discourage would-be thieves from opening our bags, but with the TSA's requirement to open all bags we got rid of those locks. Dog & Bone's new LockSmart Travel (US$59.95) updates the old luggage padlock with a TSA Travel Sentry approved key lock, then ups the game with a Bluetooth LE smart lock that works with an app for keyless access. 

Design

The LockSmart Travel looks unsurprisingly like any other travel padlock. On one side is a hole for the TSA Travel Sentry lock and a door panel that tells the TSA employee what key to use. That door slides...

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10:55
Apple’s FaceTime blamed for girl’s highway crash...

(credit: Barry Davis)

According to the latest figures available, US highway deaths increased by more than 10 percent year-over-year during the first half of 2016. One big reason? Distracted driving with mobile phones. It's a reality that...

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10:30
Intel launches new Kaby Lake chips suited for Apple...




Intel has rounded off its Kaby Lake processor line with new quad- and dual-core high-performance chips for mobile and desktop, with some of the new offerings suitable for a future iMac and Mac Pro refresh, though it's unlikely the just-refreshed MacBook Pro will see Kaby Lake in the short term.

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10:20
ExoLens debuts new iPhone 7 case that fits Zeiss pro...

Pairing a giant lens to your iPhone is one of the best ways to upgrade your mobile photography, but that often comes at the cost of having to remove your iPhone case. Going case-less can be risky for your iPhone’s sake when getting certain shots, though, and ExoLens has a solution.

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09:59
iDevices unveils new wall-mounted Instant Switch for...

iDevices makes HomeKit-compatible smart plugs and other accessories, and this year at CES 2017 the company is introducing a new connected home product. Instant Switch is a Bluetooth-connected remote that you can mount on your wall like a traditional light switch for controlling other iDevices products.

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09:59
CES: AirBar is a touchscreen sensor for MacBook Airs

Neonode has created the AirBar, a lightweight device that adds touchscreen capabilities to a 13.3-inch MacBook Air. It will be shown at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. 

The AirBar sensor is a bar that magnetically attaches to the bottom of a laptop display and plugs in via USB to instantly activate touch and gesture capabilities, with no software installation or additional configuration required. It uses Neonode’s zForce AIR™ technology to emit an invisible light field over a display that senses touch from fingers, gloves and even a paintbrush. 

AirBar for MacBook Air comes in brushed aluminum. It will retail for US$99 and be available in early March.

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09:51
Sylvania’s Smart Multicolor A19 light bulb is...

Good news, everyone! In an effort to shield us from the existential dread that comes from having to turn on the lights in your home with a switch on the wall—like an animal—LEDVANCE has given us a HomeKit and Siri-controlled lightbulb: the Sylvania Smart Multicolor A19.

You won’t find it on the CES show floor, but LEDVANCE is showing its latest smart bulb in its hotel suite in Las Vegas. The bulb can be controlled using an iPhone or iPad running iOS 10 and later or an Apple TV, removing any excuse that Apple aficionados might have for stumbling around in the dark. Adverse to tapping and swiping? No problem—the Sylvania Smart’s still got your back: The bulb can also be controlled using Siri.

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09:33
9to5Toys Lunch Break: MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar $150...

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is now $150 off in both capacities, from $1,650 shipped

Save nearly $300 on Apple’s 27-inch Retina 5K iMac 3.2GHz/8GB...

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09:09
Rumor says Apple Watch Series 3 to bring battery,...

While all eyes are on the gizmos and gadgets being unveiled at CES this week, a new rumor is serving up some details about the next generation of Apple Watch. According to a report by the China-based Economic Daily News (and spotted by DigiTimes), the third generation of Apple’s wearable will focus on two key areas: battery life and performance.

Apple unveiled the second generation of Apple Watch alongside the iPhone 7 in September. Dubbed Series 2, the device features a brighter display, a better processor in the S2 chip, and water resistance, but kept the same design as its predecessor. Additionally, while Apple didn’t tout specific improvements to the battery, our...

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09:06
It's a wireless headphone charger and dental...

Fake dental floss package stickers. Idea via Jack Dweck on Product Hunt. 

Here's your laugh of the day. On Product Hunt, Jack Dweck posted a product he'd love to see -- fake dental floss stickers for the AirPod charging case to keep would-be thieves from walking away with your expensive headphones. 

Well, nobody's making them yet, but it turns out that others had the same idea and were peeling stickers off of real floss containers and placing them on the AirPod case, as seen in the images below (scroll the image to see the floss stickers on AirPods).

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09:01
Deals: $200 off 13" MacBook Pro; 15"...




The new year is bringing new deals on Apple products! Snap up Apple's 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro with a 3.1GHz processor for $1,399. Or save $275 on a 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro with our exclusive promo code. Apple's 2016 12-inch MacBook (1.2GHz, 8GB, 512GB) is also $1,450 ($150 off).

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08:57
Kanex launches three new Thunderbolt 3 products at...

Apple peripheral maker Kanex has launched three new Thunderbolt 3 products that will surely be of interest to new MacBook Pro owners. The products, just announced at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, include a Thunderbolt 3-enabled eSATA+USB Adapter, a Thunderbolt 3 cable, and a Thunderbolt 3 Travel Dock. more…

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08:56
'Super Mario Run' App Store purchases...




Reports claiming a low number of $9.99 "Super Mario Run" upgrade purchases are said to be inaccurate, based on supposed "wrong assumptions" made by an app analytics firm, AppleInsider has learned.

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08:42
CES: Aura home security system is iOS compatible

At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Cognitive Systems Corp., an advanced RF technology company, will launch Aura, a “thoughtful” security system for the home that uses patented spectrum analytics technology to detect and monitor motion, without using cameras.

Aura is a home security system that uses technology patented by Cognitive Systems to monitor the disruption of wireless signals caused by movement in the home, without the use of cameras. Household members are notified on their smartphones of unauthorized motion that occurs anywhere in the home. 

With the two-piece system, Aura provides full coverage for the average home, even in rooms where people are typically unwilling to place cameras, according to Taj Manku, co-founder of Cognitive Systems. Aura can also recognize the presence of known members, show motion patterns in the home, provide a timeline of activity, deliver tailored notifications to homeowners’ smartphones, and interact...

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08:07
Opinion: Why the LG 5K UltraFine isn’t the MacBook...

When I decided the time had come to spend a lot of money on a shiny new MacBook Pro, I was tempted to get all the expense out of the way at once and upgrade displays at the same time. The problem is finding someone to take my money …

I currently use an Apple Thunderbolt Display in my home office, and with the simple addition of a Thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter was able to continue doing so. It’s a great display for its time, but is showing its age a little. The screen is non-Retina and doesn’t compete with the brightness and color range of the 2016 MacBook Pro. The bezels also look rather large by today’s standards.

The display Apple would like me to buy as a replacement is the LG 5K UltraFine, but I have to say that it’s not really grabbing me …

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08:05
Lenovo's $280 ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds...




Lenovo this week announced the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock, offering owners of Apple's new MacBook Pro a high number of legacy connectivity options, providing ports that were axed in the switch to all USB-C.

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08:00
Mac malware of 2016

This is a long and complicated post but might be of interest to those of you who deal with these issues.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:49
∞ Apple’s iBooks Game of Thrones enhanced edition

[VIDEO] This video came out over the holidays, a promotion for the iBooks enhanced edition of Game of Thrones. I’ve been in power-save (vacation) mode, and just stumbled on it this weekend, thought it was worth a post for all you GoT fans.

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07:45
Apple wants to turn your iOS and watchOS devices...

Remember the language translators in Star Trek? Apple wants to give your iPhone, iPad, and perhaps your Apple Watch such capabilities. The company has filed for a patent (number 9,535,906) for a “mobile device having human translation capability with positional feedback.”

According to the invention, iOS and watchOS devices could include a translator to translate a word or phrase that is in a first human language and that is entered via a first virtual keyboard displayed on the touch sensitive screen, into a second human language. The touch sensitive screen would display the translated word or phrase and a second virtual keyboard would show characters in the second human language, in response to the accelerometer detecting a change in the physical orientation of the device or movement of the device. In other words, once the translation is complete you could move your Apple device to switch between the languages.

In the patent filing, Apple...

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07:40
TidBITS details major PDF editing issues with macOS...

When macOS Sierra 10.12 was first released, one of the biggest problems reported was for users of Fujitsu's ScanSnap scanners, who had a number of issues with PDFs generated by the scanner application. Those problems were resolved by Apple with macOS 10.12.1, but now Adam Engst at TidBITS is reporting that the issues with PDFs are not limited to just ScanSnap, but just about any application that works with Apple's PDFKit framework.

Engst notes that he received a note from Mindwrap developer Craig Landrum in October that pointed out that the issue was in PDFKit. According to Landrum, "The primary problem with Sierra with respect to PDFs is that Apple chose to rewrite the PDFKit framework in macOS 10.12 and it broke a number of things that PDF-related developers relied upon (I write scan-to-PDF software and know other developers who were impacted). Software that uses third-party PDF libraries probably runs fine,...

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07:39
Growing a different Apple

Vindu Goel, New York Times:

Founded in 2014 by three former senior managers from Apple’s iPod and iPhone groups, Pearl has tried to replicate what its leaders view as the best parts of Apple’s culture, like its fanatical dedication to quality and beautiful design. But the founders also consciously rejected some of the less appealing aspects of life at Apple, like its legendary secrecy and top-down management style.

This story is about trying to create a new company from the seeds of Apple’s approach and culture, but without the deeply compartmentalized secrecy for which Apple is so famous.

Pearly is best known for a product called RearVision, a backup camera add-on for cars without a factory installed system.

Interesting approach to product (building things for older model and lower-tier cars, a retrofit, aftermarket approach),...

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07:38
∞ The truth about the McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit

I find the extreme smugness of the Adam character to be so annoying as to be almost unwatchable but this video in particular is interesting if only for the myth busting.

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07:31
Apple’s 2016 in review

I don’t agree with everything Chuq says but he’s a guy who has been in the trenches at Apple so what he writes is at the very least interesting and worthy of discussion.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:21
Latest cover of The New Yorker illustrated using 12....

Here’s one great example of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and Apple Pencil being put to good use by a pro: The latest cover of the The New Yorker, for the Jan. 9th issue out now, features a cover illustrated entirely using an iPad, Apple Pencil, and the popular Procreate app.

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07:15
The difference between Google Assistant and Siri

[VIDEO] Matt Birchler on putting Google Assistant and Siri through their paces:

The tech narrative is that Siri sucks and Google Assistant is the second coming. I have been using Siri for years, and have been going 100% in on Android over the last few weeks and have given Google Assistant a solid effort. My experience has been a little different than the popular narrative.

Watch the video for the details. Bottom line, I recognize this experience. Siri does a lot really well. To maximize your Siri satisfaction, learn the boundaries, get a sense of what Siri does reliably that fits in your day-to-day workflow.

In my experience, Siri does a lot that’s pretty bulletproof. One example is reminders. If I need to remember something, the first thing I do is figure out an ideal time to be reminded, then pull out my iPhone or “Hey, Siri” my Apple Watch and ask Siri to remind me. If there’s failure here, it is always up front and obvious. And that’s easily repaired.

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07:03
Rumor: 2017 Apple Watch to have better battery life...

Apple's third-generation Apple Watch is expected to be unveiled in the third quarter of 2017 and will focus on improving battery life and overall performance, but will sport no major redesign, according to the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) — as noted by MacRumors.

Citing market watchers with knowledge of Quanta's plans, the report says improving battery life is the manufacturer's "main task.” Quanta declined to comment on the report, calling it "market speculation.”

Chances the rumor is true (IMHO): 50%. I’m sticking with my prediction that the Apple Watch Series 3 will offer LTE networking for true iPhone independence. It will be offered in a round, as well as square casing, and (no surprise) be even thinner. The Apple Watch 3 also sport ambient display technology for better visibility and additional sensors for even better health and fitness tracking, according to my crystal ball.

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06:43
Apple's changes to macOS PDF handling stymie...




Apple's changes to how it handles PDFs in macOS Sierra are causing problems with third-party utilities, with the most profound issue potentially causing the removal of an optical character recognition layer from user's files.

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AirBar converts MacBook models to touchscreen for...

If you’ve ever wished your MacBook/Air/Pro had a touchscreen, you’ll soon be in luck – at least if you have the 13-inch MacBook Air. AirBar is a plug-and-play infrared device which allows you to use touch on your MacBook Air simply by magnetically attaching the device to the bottom bezel of your screen and plugging it into a USB port.

Creator Neonode says that other MacBook models will be supported later in the year …

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Speed up your Mac via hidden prefs

Three ways to speed up your Mac, all via Terminal and the defaults write command. Good stuff from Rob Griffiths.

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Apple’s AirPods have a magic moment

Casey Liss and his AirPods have a lovely little New Year’s Eve moment.

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05:59
Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: The ecosystem divisions...

Dan Moren, Six Colors:

At present, there’s certainly not much to recommend the Home to people who already own an Echo or Echo Dot. Most of what the Home can do, the Echo can do just as well, with the exception of translation and Chromecast support.

Those on the fence about which smart speaker to buy have a less enviable decision. Both are attractive, well-made devices in their own way, and both will scratch that itch of a ubiquitous assistant at your constant beck and call. To date, the Echo remains the heavyweight champion of the market, thanks to its deep bench of features and third-party skills, but it would be unwise to underestimate Google’s resources and expertise if the company decides this is a field where it wants to devote its energy.

It’s early days for the always-on, stay-at-home assistant. One thing that is clear: Google Home and Amazon Echo are extensions of their relative ecosystems. If and when Apple builds one, I expect their fixed assistant to...

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05:48
Around 3% of downloaders of Super Mario Run paid the...

When Nintendo chose to release its first Super Mario title for iOS as a ‘free to play, one-time fee to gain full access’ game, the big question was how many players would hand over the $10 to unlock the app. Research firm Newzoo thinks it has the answer, estimating conversion at 3%, reports the WSJ.

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ConnectSense Bluetooth Extender lets you control BLE...




Without a nearby Apple TV or iPad configured as a "Home Hub," Bluetooth Low Energy HomeKit accessories cannot be controlled remotely. But a new HomeKit-certified Bluetooth-to-Wi-Fi bridge from ConnectSense coming in 2017 aims to address that shortcoming.

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05:37
TSMC on track for volume production of 7nm chips for...




Apple chip manufacturer TSMC is reportedly on schedule to receive the first designs for chips using the 7nm FinFET process in the second quarter of 2017, paving the way for new power-sipping A-series processors for future iPad and iPhone models.

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05:22
PDF-handling problems in Sierra that broke ScanSnap...

Back in September, a major bug with PDF-handling that led to Fujitsu temporarily warning ScanSnap owners to cease using their scanners with Sierra. The problem was later identified as a bug in the PDFKit framework in macOS 10.12.

Take Control of Preview co-author Adam Engst (via Daring Fireball), says that although Apple applied fixes in 10.12.1, it has reintroduced bugs in 10.12.2 – to the extent that he now advises against using Preview for PDF editing at all for now …

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05:15
Apple to give away Product (RED) Beats Solo3...

If you’re in the Asian markets, this could be nifty.

As part of upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations, Apple on Monday announced customers in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore will receive a pair of Beats Solo3 wireless headphones with the purchase of select Mac and iPhone products as part of a one-day sale.

The sale offers a Product (RED) variety of the headphones, the color red specializing good luck and prosperity in many Asian cultures, and is a common sight around the new year.

Buyers of any iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro (excluding late-2016 models with Touch Bar), MacBook Air, Mac Pro, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus will receive an instant credit for a pair of Beats Solo3 hardware. The offer is valid at Apple brick-and-mortar stores or online from 8 a.m. on Jan. 6.

In addition to the Beats Solo3 giveaway, Apple is showcasing a litany of red themed accessories on its digital storefront, including iPhone cases, audio...

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05:00
Samsung to release findings of Galaxy Note7 probe...

Samsung will offer a full explanation of the Galaxy Note7 smartphone fires sometime later this month according to South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo.

The device, which launched in late August, began experiencing instances in which the devices exploded or caught fire when charging. At the time, the company said the underlying issue was “problematic” batteries installed in a very limited number of the smartphones sold.

The rumor mill has indicated that Samsung may have pushed suppliers to meet tighter deadlines in order to make an earlier launch. This, in turn, may have lead to technical oversights that allowed for some of the batteries to catch fire. In October, Samsung stated that it was examining all aspects of the device but had been unable to replicate the problem.

Samsung issued a Galaxy Note7 recall in September, and permanently discontinued the smartphone in October after some replacement devices caught fire. Samsung has urged customers to return...

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04:49
Quanta rumored to build 3rd-gen Apple Watch, with...




The next version of the Apple Watch due at the end of 2017 will bring little new to the table other than extended battery life and faster performance, if early supply chain reports out of China are to be believed.

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04:33
PSA: If those spectacular iPhone photos of the new...

Apple’s Shot on iPhone campaign certainly helps promote the capabilities of what has been described as the world’s most popular camera, and they can also inspire iPhone owners to up their own photographic game. In the latest offering (via CNN), Apple partnered with 15 photographers around the world to capture the new year’s even festivities in cities ranging from Sydney, Australia, to Iceland.

But if the spectacular fireworks photos in particular inspired you to take your own shots next time you attend a display, you should know that there’s a little more to it than just pointing your iPhone at the sky and hoping for the best …

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04:30
Duet Display lets you add a virtual Touch Bar to any...

If you want the Touch Bar experience that comes on some models of the 2016 MacBook Pro but can’t afford the new laptop, you can experience it on your current Mac with he Duet Display app.

The app — well, actually, it’s two apps: one for your Mac and one for your iOS device — also allows you to use your iDevice as an extra display. I use Duet Display to set up my iPad Pro as a secondary display for my 12-inch MacBook when I’m traveling. It works seamlessly.

Developed by a team of ex-Apple engineers, Duet Display delivers a retina display at 60 frames per second with zero lag. Before Duet Display, I used an app called Air Display that also allowed you to use your iOS device as a second display. However, it used Wi-Fi for connectivity, so there was noticeable screen lag on my iPad. Duet Display uses a physical connection.

When you begin setting up the apps, it’s easy to see that ex-Apple engineers did the work. You need two software applications to make duet work...

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04:30
Forget the wrist: Motiv's ring puts a fitness...

If you can’t stand fitness-tracking bands or smartwatches, maybe you should put a ring on it.

Not just any old ring, obviously—a waterproof, Bluetooth, titanium activity-tracking ring with a built-in accelerometer, LED lighting, and an optical heart rate sensor just like you would find in any top-of-the-line fitness band. It’s called Motiv, and it might just be the most subtle activity tracker on the market.

The $200 ring, which was announced this week at CES and starts shipping in early March, aims to make fitness-tracking totally unobtrusive. You can wear the low-profile, 8mm ring constantly—to bed, in the pool, while showering—just like a wedding band, although it needs to be charged every five days.

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iOS market share is up, macOS is down in December

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for iOS rose, but that for macOS dipped in December.

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, macOS had 6.07% of the global market share in December, down from 6.74% percent in November (that’s global market share; in the U.S. it’s over 13%). April 2016’s 9.2% was an all-time high, according to NetMarketShare’s measurements. Windows remains dominant with 91.72% as of December.

iOS had 29.52% of the mobile operating system market share in December, down from 25.71% in November. This compares to 65.87% for Android, 1.76% for Windows Phone, and 1.44% for Java ME. The all-time high for iOS was in July 2012 with 65.94%.

NetMarketShares’ monthly surveys don’t measure market share in terms of computer systems sold. Instead they sample data from visitors to some 40,000 web sites operated by their clients. And note...

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03:32
Report: New Apple Watch coming in third quarter of...

Rumors for the next-generation Apple Watch have begun, whilst the latest Apple Watch Series 2 models continue to be supply constrained. The report from Chinese media Economic Daily News, via Digitimes, indicates that Quanta will manufacture the ‘Apple Watch Series 3’ (name unknown) with a release in the third quarter of 2017.

However, the report is pessimistic on the inclusion of major new features for the Apple Watch citing minor improvements, in performance and battery life.

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03:00
The 10 Mac games you need to play from December 2016

December's Mac games

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We recently looked back on the year in Mac gaming, choosing 20 of the most exciting and essential releases of 2016—but game studios didn’t stop releasing games just because we were winding down for the holidays. Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun looks like one of 2016’s top tactical games, for example, while Dying Light and N++ both warrant serious attention.

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The PowerRay underwater drone finds fish and films...

If you're heading out to the coast or the lake for a spot of fishing, you can have the best gear and the perfect bait but you won't land anything if you're set up in the wrong spot. Experience can only guide so you so much, so PowerVision -- the comp...

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00:01
Lenovo's new push into VR starts with this...

Lenovo is taking its future in VR very seriously -- after all, it just outed a new VR headset that won't completely break the bank. Here's the thing, though: we're going to need a lot of content for these things, and that's where Lenovo's new Legion...

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Lenovo's lightweight ThinkPad X1 gets even...

Lenovo is continuing its annual upgrade of its popular ThinkPad line of notebooks, and the higher-end X1 products within that series just got a small set of improvements. The most obvious of these is a new silver color option, which makes the previou...

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00:01
Lenovo built its own Amazon Echo for some reason

Lenovo is best known for its popular ThinkPad laptops and Yoga convertibles, and you may even remember that it makes smartphones too. But the Chinese company is branching out from notebooks, handsets and wearables with a push into smart home gadgets,...

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00:00
WeMo's smart home upgrades include a dimmer...

Belkin is continuing its quest to cover virtually every aspect of your smart home. Its WeMo brand is kicking off CES with two devices that promise to be handy even for those devices that don't have any intelligence of their own. The centerpiece is th...

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Dinosaur eggs reveal one possible reason why they...

The eggs of some dinosaurs took much, much longer to hatch than the eggs of their avian relatives and descendants -- and it could have contributed to their demise. A team of researchers from various institutions examined the embryonic tooth from a so...

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21:25
Lenovo's new VR headset is coming, and it'...

Let's face it: With the way things are going, you won't be able to dodge virtual reality forever. That's exactly why Lenovo has been working on a relatively inexpensive VR headset for Windows machines, and we got the chance to strap one on and take i...

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21:01
Chrysler unveils its concept minivan for the selfie...

The future of driving (or more likely, riding) has become less about speed and more about making sure occupants are comfortable and more importantly, entertained. At CES later today, Fiat/Chrysler (FCA) will unveil its Portal concept car. The electri...

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20:01
Dell unveils new 27-inch Ultrathin monitor with USB-...

Apple worked with LG on the company’s new UltraFine 5K display, but that’s not stopping other companies from showing off their own standalone USB-C displays. As CES 2017 kicks off this week in Las Vegas, we’re sure to see quite a few companies take the wraps off of new displays, but Dell is getting a head start with its new 27-inch Ultrathin display…

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18:34
Snowden document suggests NSA could have proof of...

The FBI, CIA and President Barack Obama all agree that Russia hacked the DNC and asserted its will on the US presidential election -- but the winner of that contest isn't so sure. "It could be somebody else." Donald Trump told reporters over New Year...

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18:20
Family Sues Apple For Not Making Thing It Patented

An anonymous reader writes: A lawsuit filed against Apple last week argues that, by not actually making a product that it patented, the company is partly responsible for an automobile accident. According to Jalopnik, James and Bethany Modisette are suing the tech company after a car crash two years ago that killed one of their daughters and injured the rest of the family. The driver of the car who hit them had been using Apple's FaceTime video chat at the time. The patent in question was first applied for in 2008, and describes "a lock-out mechanism to prevent operation of one or more functions of handheld computing devices by drivers when operating vehicles," such as texting or video chatting. The complaint cites Apple's "failure to design, manufacture, and sell the Apple iPhone 6 Plus with the patented, safer, alternative design technology" -- in other words, lack of the program's inclusion -- as a "substantial factor" in the crash.

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17:45
Craig Hockenberry’s ‘Making Sense of Color...

When I was an incoming freshman at Drexel University in 1991, the school had a program, in collaboration with Apple, that allowed students to buy Macintosh computers at a significant discount. I had narrowed my choices to two: a Mac LC and a Mac SE/30. The SE/30 was significantly faster. But I wound up choosing the LC for one reason: the LC came with a color display, and the SE/30’s display was black and white. Even today, I love the original Mac’s 9-inch black and white display, but even then, just seven years after the Mac debuted, that love was nostalgic.

A color display was, for me, an irresistible draw.

The display on that Mac LC now sounds quaint. It measured only 12 inches diagonally (common for notebooks today, but the LC was a desktop), with 512 × 384 pixel resolution. A retina display it was not. And it could only display 256 colors at a time. Today that sounds ludicrous. In 1991 it sounded luxurious — most Macs were black-and-white and many PCs with color...

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17:32
What's on TV: 'Always Sunny,' '...

To kick the year off, FXX returns two of its popular series, with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Man Seeking Woman (for cord-cutters, the last season of Always Sunny will be available on Netflix starting Tuesday.) There are also a few more bow...

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16:28
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip is big on...

Qualcomm hinted that its Snapdragon 835 processor would be something special, and it's ready to show all its cards now that it's at CES, according to a leaked blog post. Battery life is one of the chip's strongest selling points, as you may know (we'...

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15:56
Poll: What rumored iPhone 8 feature excites you the...

Now that we’ve officially hit 2017, much of the attention towards Apple has turned to the iPhone and what the company has in store for this new year. 2016 was more of an evolutionary year for the iPhone rather than revolutionary, but that’s not to say changes like the dual-camera design on the iPhone 7 Plus and Portrait Mode aren’t notable in their own right.

This year, however, it appears that Apple has a much bigger update planned for the iPhone lineup, with potential features including an all-new glass design, wireless charging, new screen sizes, and more. The rumors have caused many of us here at 9to5Mac to start wondering what exactly we’re most excited for come this fall….

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15:47
How to hide and show app updates on the Mac App...

Have you ever wanted to hide a particular app update on the Mac App Store? I often do so with some of the supplemental content provided by Apple Motion and Final Cut Pro X. In this brief tutorial, I’ll show you how to quickly hide app updates, and how to bring back hidden updates just as fast. more…

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15:31
Steam's 2016 top sellers include 'No Man...

Want a (mostly) complete snapshot of the PC gaming scene as it was in 2016? Head over to Steam. Valve's portal has listed the top 100 best sellers of the year based on revenue, and it clearly reflects what people were buying. Indie titles had a pa...

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14:46
You only have two weeks left to buy a Tesla with...

A few months ago, Tesla gave its customers the bad news: new buyers will have to pay for their own electricity. It was a small surprise, considering the fact that free use of Tesla's Supercharger network was a big bonus for buying the company's vehic...

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14:22
Apple reveals Chinese New Year promotion offering...

Apple today has announced its annual celebration of the Chinese New Year. This year, the company’s promotion for the holiday is a one-day sale that will see customers receive a free pair of Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones with the purchase of a qualifying Mac or iPhone.

“May the New Year dream come true.”

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14:15
Tesla's superfast P100D offers tech-heavy...

When you drive the $134,000 Tesla Model S P100D, you want to tell the world that it goes from 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds. You're like a child excited about a new toy, stopping strangers on the streets to regale them with your tales of wonder. But to many...

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14:06
Apple to give away Beats Solo3 headphones for...




In celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year, Apple on Monday announced customers in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore will receive a pair of Beats Solo3 wireless headphones with the purchase of select Mac and iPhone products as part of a one-day sale.

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Resolution: Support Apple World Today through Team...

Note: Apple World Today is still in "holiday mode" today, but we'll have occasional updates throughout the day.

As we get into 2017 and will soon celebrate two full years of AWT, we'd like to ask a favor of those of you who read the site each and every day, but don't support Apple World Today through our Team AWT program. The favor? Consider joining Team AWT to provide continuing support of our mission and get some great stuff in return!

To join Team AWT, make a one-year commitment of $60 -- that's just $5 per month. That commitment can be made using Apple Pay, Credit/Debit Card or PayPal by clicking that "Join Team AWT" button in the sidebar or clicking this link. Note that you can also pay month-to-month via Patreon, but that more of your support goes where it is needed by making an annual payment.

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