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Wednesday May 10

04:01
CBS deal makes it easier to get local TV via...

The rapid decline in cable subscribers is killing local TV stations that provide regional news and other programming to viewers in small markets. Now, CBS has struck a deal with its affiliate board that will get live streams from stations like WCBS-T...

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04:00
Apple patent involves simplified audio navigation...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,644,983) for “simplified audio navigation instructions” that hints at future features for its Maps app for macOS and iOS and perhaps tweaks to CarPlay.

Compatible with the iPhone 5 and later models, CarPlay provides a simplified way to use your iPhone interface on a car’s touch screen, giving users access to Siri voice controls, as well as Apple Maps, Apple Music, Phone, Messages, and a variety of third party apps.

According to Apple’s patent, a mobile device can be configured to provide simplified audio navigation instructions that can provide a reduced set of audio navigation instructions so that the audio instructions are only presented to the user when the user wishes to or needs to hear the instructions. 

You can enable the simplified audio navigation instructions or they can be enabled automatically. The instructions can be configured with rules for when to present audio navigation instructions. For example, the...

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for May 10, 2017

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.

iOS Apps/Updates

Vidih is a new service that empowers iPod, iPad and iPhone users to record and live stream anything on their device to Twitch, YouTube and Facebook Live, complete with microphone audio for easy, real-time narration. It was developed to work within Apple's strict requirements, so users never break a single iOS rule by using Vidih.

macOS Apps/Updates

I2E Consulting has announced Project Planning Pro 2.7.6, an update to their project and task management app for macOS. The app is designed to offer complete project mobility, and is available on macOS...

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03:00
The Morning After: Wednesday, May 10th 2017

Welcome to your midweek. How's it gone so far? Microsoft's big annual conference kicks off today, and we've sniffed out what you can expect. We also get the full reveal of Amazon's Echo-with-a-screen. It's not pretty, but it does sound pretty smart.

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01:40
The Senate has finished encrypting all its websites

Google would approve of the Senate's latest security move: according to ZDNet, it has just finished encrypting its main website and all its Senators' pages. You'll now see a small lock in their address bars when you visit, along with the HTTPS protoc...

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00:20
Thwart purse-snatchers with this hidden smoke and...

For anyone worrying a thief might steal their handbag and disappear, Malaysian sportswear company Ash Be Nimble has a new preventative measure. Its Handbag Dyetonator is a small accessory that spews smoke and splashes the offender in ink, marking the...

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Tuesday May 9

23:08
Baidu AI helps parents find their abducted son 27...

Facial recognition tech has loads of application other than the creepy ones that put your privacy at risk. In China, for instance, it has helped a couple find their son 27 years after he was abducted. Fu Gui thought it was strange that he only had va...

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22:06
Slack predictably rejects a bot made for flirting at...

Dating app Feeld released a Slack plug-in enabling coworkers to express mutual affection for each other, and a few days later, Slack has revealed it doesn't make the cut. Feeld founder Dimo Trifonov told The Atlantic he's been informed the app will n...

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20:56
'Secret World Legends' arrives on Steam on...

The Secret World's mix of supernatural horror and real world settings made it a cult hit with MMO fans, but the game's developers are now gearing up to bring even more players into fold on the game's 10-year anniversary. The rebooted, free-to-play "s...

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20:19
Apple adds WeberHaus to list of builders offering...




Apple on Tuesday officially added German pre-fabricated house builder WeberHaus to a running list of companies offering HomeKit packages, suggesting the firm will soon roll out compatible "SmartHomes" in Europe.

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19:58
The US military might let its IT warriors skip boot...

The commander of US Cyber Command (US CYBERCOM) told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that they're having difficulty raising a number of "cyber-warriors." They're in such a hurry to field a force of information technology- and digital securi...

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19:01
Apple just bought a popular sleep tracker

Those rumors of Apple Watch sleep tracking just got more tangible. Apple has acquired Beddit, a company whose business revolves around a sleep monitoring device as well as companion iOS and Watch apps. The fate of Beddit's products isn't clear (we've...

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18:30
Google is making 360-degree cameras Street View-ready

It can be a pain to upload your own Street View photos even if you have a 360-degree camera. You may have to stop to take photos every few feet, and then there's the question of getting the spherical shots from your camera to the internet. Google thi...

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18:01
Apple Support app users can now schedule repairs...




Apple in an update to its official Apple Support app for iOS on Tuesday activated a new feature that allows users to schedule repair appointments at participating Apple Authorized Service Providers.

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17:29
Apple becomes first US firm to cross $800B market...




After achieving a market capitalization above $800 billion in after hours trading on Monday, Apple on Tuesday became the first U.S. company in history to cross that market value border on a closing basis.

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17:23
Apple updates Support app w/ rich notifications,...

Apple this evening has started rolling out an update to its Apple Support app on iOS that adds a host of new features. The update brings the app to version 1.1 and introduces new features such as rich notifications, additional country support, and more.

more…

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17:23
Apple Becomes First US Company To Top $800 Billion...

According to Bloomberg, "Apple became the first U.S. company with a market value of more than $800 billion as investors bet the next iPhone will spur a resurgence in sales." From the report: The stock rose 1 percent Tuesday to close at $153.99 in New York, giving it a market capitalization of about $803 billion. The shares have gained 33 percent since the start of the year, helped by a buyback program that Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook extended to total $210 billion last week, from $175 billion last year. Apple's rise to the top of the world's largest equity market highlights the emergence of mobile technology and the relative decline of the oil industry in recent years. Exxon Mobil Corp.'s value peaked in the fall of 2007, when oil prices climbed toward $100 a barrel. In November of that year, PetroChina Co. briefly became the first global company with a market capitalization of more than $1 trillion. Apple's revenue grew in the most recent fiscal quarter even as iPhone unit...

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17:04
Leak shows Microsoft's vision for Echo-like...

Remember when word got out for Microsoft's Home Hub, a Windows 10 update that would effectively turn your PC into a souped-up Amazon Echo with shared info, across-the-room voice control and home automation? You now have an idea as to what it'll look...

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16:51
Apple buys the Beddit sleep tracking hardware/...

Beddit, known for its sleep tracking hardware and software, has been scooped up by Apple. The deal was quietly announced through an update to Beddit's privacy policy — as noted by AppleInsider.

Users were alerted to the change when Beddit updated its iOS app. The alert says: “Beddit has been acquired by Apple. Your personal data will be collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the Apple Privacy Policy.”

Beddit's $149.95 3 Sleep Monitor (pictured) automatically tracks your sleep and works with the Beddit app on your iPhone or iPad to help you achieve better sleep. It’s completely ambient so there's no need to wear or charge it. The thin, flexible, and soft sensor is purportedly unnoticeable when placed under the sheet on top of the mattress. 

It senses and automatically begins tracking...

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16:39
Apple quietly acquires Beddit’s sleep-tracking...

To help you get a better night’s sleep, Apple will now be using Beddit’s sleep monitor system.

On Monday, May 8, Beddit updated its privacy policy to reflect that that company had been acquired by Apple. “Your personal data will be collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the Apple Privacy Policy,” reads Beddit’s updated website, linking to Apple’s consumer privacy hub. The acquisition took place quietly and was made public by CNBC and MacRumors a day after Beddit updated its website.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment,...

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16:36
iPhone 8 images based on leaked factory CAD drawings...

We’ve seen a variety of iPhone 8 leaks over recent months and now a new set of renders has emerged, this time courtesy of Onleaks. These renders are based on leaked CAD images and may offer the most accurate look yet at what the iPhone 8 could look like…

more…

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16:26
Alibaba opens its mobile payment system to 4 million...

Chinese internet titan Alibaba has struck a deal to let its global AliPay customers buy things in the US through First Data, makers of the Clover point-of-sale system. Just don't mistake this for a full American expansion to compete with Apple Pay an...

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16:00
Hands-on: iOS-compatible LaMetric Time clock is like...

The LaMetric Time is a highly-customizable Wi-Fi-enabled clock that can be configured via its free iOS companion app. The app allows you to customize the clock face, and load apps for displaying personalized information — things like Twitter followers and realtime YouTube subscriber numbers, for example.

Although the LaMetric Time includes a clock, it’s more of a smart dashboard that can be fed information from a seemingly endless amount of Internet-connected sources. The device, which includes Bluetooth-enabled stereo speakers, makes for a good desktop companion that keeps you up to date with details on everything from Instagram followers to stock updates. Have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough for more details. more…

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15:39
Robot that performs surgery inside your eye passes...

The next time you go under the knife for retinal surgery, it may not be a human hand holding the blade. That's because a revolutionary surgical system developed University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, which just passed its first set of clinical t...

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15:17
Apple buys sleep tracking firm Beddit




Beddit, known for its sleep tracking hardware and software, this week announced it has been purchased by Apple for an undisclosed sum.

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15:03
President Trump fires FBI Director James Comey

President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, who recently led multiple investigations into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was Secretary of State and Russia's involvement in the 2016 US presidential election. Tr...

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14:48
Apple acquires popular Apple Watch & iOS sleep...

Apple has acquired popular iOS sleep tracking platform and hardware maker Beddit. While specific details of the acquisition are unclear at this point, Beddit has updated the privacy policy on its website to announce the acquisition and note of a privacy policy change…

more…

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14:47
Flaw in Intel Chips Could Open Door to Botnet Armies


A 7-year-old flaw in Intel chips could enable hijackers to gain total control of business computers and use them for malicious purposes. The Intel AMT vulnerability is the first of its kind, according to Embedi, which released technical details about it last week. Attackers could take advantage of the flaw to get full control over business computers, even if they were turned off, provided they were plugged into an outlet, according to the firm, which makes security products for embedded and smart devices.

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14:43
How VW's Arteon keeps you alive if you pass out...

The Volkswagen Arteon is not a fully fledged self-driving car, but it definitely has some fancy autonomous features. The sedan, which is due to land in the United States this summer, features a program that will recognize if a driver has blacked out...

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14:33
Apple announces WWDC Keynote

Let the Zaprudering of the invitation begin.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:25
Apple Pay sees double digit growth, ties with PayPal

Retail purchases made with Apple Pay are growing, and consumers say it's tied with PayPal as their preferred mobile payment system, according to research from the Branding Brand shopping app platform.

New shopping data from Branding Brand shows in-app purchases with Apple’s mobile payment system increased 17% from March 2017 to April 2017. For context, Apple Pay orders comprised 26% of overall shopping app purchases in March.

"Over the past year, Branding Brand saw a steady increase in mobile purchases made with Apple Pay," says Chris Mason, co-founder and CEO of Branding Brand. "What's more, Apple Pay users overall are spending more than they do with PayPal. On average, customers who checkout with Apple Pay spend 17% more than users who checkout with PayPal."

In Branding Brand's survey of 1,000 Apple Pay users, when asked to rank their favorite in-app payment systems, PayPal and Apple Pay tied for...

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14:05
Pinterest updates Lens feature w/ QR code support,...

Earlier this year, Pinterest introduced a new Lens visual discovery feature, allowing users to easily find design inspiration using their iPhone camera. Now, the company is adding new features to its Lens tool, as it announced in a blog post earlier today.

more…

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13:58
Tip of the Day: Extracting a still image from a...

Although the iPhone has been able to take still photos while recording videos for a while now, you have to think about it at the time. The good news, though, is that if you’ve ever found yourself wanting to grab a still image from one of your iPhone videos after the fact, it’s actually pretty easy to do this using the macOS Photos app. You’ll have to transfer the video to your Mac first, of course, but if you’re using iCloud…

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13:56
AWT News Update: May 9, 2017

On today's episode of the Apple World Today News Update podcast:

  • We ponder Apple's late entry into the "smart speaker" product category after today's reveal of the Amazon Echo Show, and quote Phil Schiller's comments about how worthless these devices are without a display...
  • Two Apple execs made a nice nest egg with some significant stock sales in the past week
  • Apple clarified its changes to the App Store affiliate program; it turns out that those reductions in commission rates are only for in-app purchases

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.

Text Version

This is Steve Sande for Apple World Today,...

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13:49
Production ramp of 'iPhone 8' could be...




Production difficulties related to the widely rumored "iPhone 8" might force Apple to push back full production of the device into October or November, severely impacting overall smartphone shipment estimates for the second half of 2017, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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13:40
KGI: There’s a ‘rising probability of worst-case...

Martin Hajek iPhone 8 Concept

Reports of delays and production difficulties have been plentiful for the iPhone 8, and it doesn’t seem like things are going to get much better. KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a new report this evening in which he says that there’s a “rising probability” of the “worst scenario” for production and shipments of the device…

more…

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13:28
Apple's iOS 10, Siri & HomeKit bring...




Todd Stabelfeldt has been paralyzed from the shoulders down since a gun accident at age 8 severed his spinal cord, leaving him confined to a wheelchair as a quadriplegic. Using iOS Switch Control, he's gained new abilities and independence through accessible technology. And now--using HomeKit and Siri--his entire home has become accessible.

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12:51
Gear: Just Mobile Xtand Vent

A lot of folks are turning to car sharing services these days, especially in larger cities, as it’s often a more economical — and eco-conscious — alternative to car ownership. Of course, using your iPhone in a Zipcar or Car2go can present its own unique set of challenges, and a lot of the more traditional car mounts take a lot more effort to use and aren’t exactly easy to carry around when you’re hopping between different cars.…

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12:49
Apple adds Singapore transit directions to Maps...




Apple is in the process of rolling out public transit directions to iOS and Mac users in Singapore -- presumably setting the stage for the city-state's first Apple store, due to open soon.

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12:42
News: Apple sends out media invites for June 5 WWDC...

Apple has sent out press invites for its the keynote at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, being held from June 5 – 9, 2017 in San Jose, CA. As usual, the keynote is scheduled to open the conference on June 5, and will likely see Apple unveil major new versions of iOS, tvOS, watchOS, and macOS, with developer preview editions to follow shortly thereafter. While new hardware announcements have become less common during the developer-focused…

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12:19
Apple bought new battery cell lifecycle testing...

On Electrek today, we reported that Tesla’s battery research partner announced that they managed to double the lifetime of the batteries in Tesla’s products 4 years ahead of time.

They achieved that through a new method to test battery cell longevity and we now learn that Apple also bought the same machines developed through the method. more…

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12:01
Raspberry Pi Fans Can Build Their Own AI Voice...


Google and AIY Projects have launched an open source DIY artificial intelligence Voice Kit for Raspberry Pi hobbyists. The AIY Voice Kit includes hardware for audio capture and playback, connectors for the dual mike daughterboard and speaker, GPIO pins to connect low-voltage components such as micro servos and sensors, and an optional barrel connector for a dedicated power supply. The Voice Kit can use cloud services such as Google Assistant SDK, which is enabled by default, or it can use the Cloud Speech API or run completely on-device.

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11:55
Apple officially announces June 5 WWDC keynote via...




Apple on Tuesday issued invitations to members of the media for a keynote presentation on June 5 in San Jose, where the company will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference and unveil the next-generation versions of iOS and macOS.

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11:53
Exclusive Harry Styles documentary coming to Apple...

As Apple Music continues to feature more exclusive content, former One Direction member Harry Styles is the latest that will be releasing his musical documentary exclusively on Apple Music on May 15th.

The documentary, aptly named Harry Styles: Behind the Album is a behind the scenes look at Styles’ first solo album. From the already released singles, the album will be a departure from the British boy band member’s earlier sounds. As Styles puts it, “I kind of wanted to see if I could write something that people liked without knowing everything about me.”

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11:52
Apple tops NetBase’s Brand Love Report (again)

Apple, Google and Lego are the most loved brands in the UK on social media, according to NetBase’s Brand Love Report, which measures the “strongest, most positive consumer emotions towards brands.”

Apple and Google top the list, followed by Lego, Tesco, BMW, Adidas, Audi, Porsche, Gucci and BP. It’s Apple's second time topping the list.

The data was gathered using NetBase’s social media analytics platform from 2.4 million English language posts of earned mentions inclusive of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and millions of other sources during the one-year period April 2016 to April 2017.

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11:42
Apple sends out press invitations for WWDC keynote

Apple has sent out invitations to the press for its upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference and will (no surprise) kick things off with a keynote address on Monday, June 5, at 10 a.m. (Pacific).

WWDC 2017 will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. The conference will run June 5-9 and will focus on the latest versions of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

WWDC allows developers from around the world to learn about Apple's platform technologies ranging from programming languages like Swift to developer APIs [application programming interfaces] like SiriKit, HomeKit, HealthKit and CarPlay. Developers will access to more than 1,000 Apple engineers with opportunities to meet and engage with them throughout the conference.

In addition to the keynote address, get-togethers, sessions and labs for developers, Apple is working with the city of San Jose and local businesses to celebrate the return of WWDC with very special experiences around San...

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11:18
Apple sends press invites for WWDC 2017, officially...

Apple today sent out invites to press for its upcoming WWDC 2017 event scheduled for June, confirming that it will host a keynote address as usual on June 5 to kick off the event.

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11:16
Apple's 2017 iPad lacks always-on 'Hey...




While Apple highlighted the A9 and M9 chip combination as what makes "Hey Siri" possible on battery power in the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE, the 2017 fifth generation iPad with the same chip combination lacks the ability.

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11:07
Best Buy is offering $70 off the Apple Watch Series...

If you’ve had your eye on some Apple gear recently, Best Buy’s got some sale prices worth considering. The big box retailer has chopped $200 off the price of the MacBook Air, and has made the Apple Watch Series 2 $70 cheaper.

You can find the full roster of deals by starting on this page on Best Buy’s site.

Right now, you can get the Apple Watch Series 2—which is the latest model—for $300 with the 38mm case. Alternatively, you can get the 42mm option for $329. Both prices save you $70 off of Apple’s standard price.

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11:02
Apple’s Home app and Siri empowers people with...

This is one of the most incredible stories I’ve read in quite some time.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:54
Snapchat update adds ‘limitless snaps’ and new...

Snapchat is introducing new features in an update today including the option to create “limitless snaps” with a new “infinity” setting on the timer, a “Magic Eraser,” and a new “Loop Tool.”

more…

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10:37
Photo captures 5th Ave Apple Store with iconic glass...

Apple’s flagship 5th Avenue retail store has been undergoing renovations all year, and today Gothamist has shared an eery shot from above the scaffolding that shows the iconic glass cube totally removed. We learned last month that Apple was granted a permit to fully remove the existing glass structure as it plans to replace it for the third time.

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10:32
Apple’s Tim Cook, Jeff Williams make the ‘20 Most...

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams place fourth and 17th, respectively, on "The 20 Most Influential People in Tech Right Now” list by TIME magazine.

Jeff Williams

Here's what TIME has to say about Williams: “CEO Tim Cook may be the public face and chief decision maker at Apple, but Jeff Williams is second in command. An Apple veteran who’s been with the company for nearly 20 years, Williams is often referred to as "Tim Cook's Tim Cook." He was named chief operating officer in late 2015, a post previously held by Cook, and has been overseeing Apple's entire supply chain since 2010, no small task given the complexity of the company’s hardware operations. Williams also oversaw development of the Apple Watch, the company’s first new product category during the Cook era and a sign he’s closely involved with new projects.”

And here’s...

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10:21
How-To: alter the macOS Dock autohide animation for...

Full screen apps on macOS are great, because they automatically hide the dock and menu bar, providing users with maximum screen real estate for work. Yet, some apps, like those in Adobe’s Creative Cloud Suite, have yet to adopt proper full screen behavior in macOS.

When using apps that don’t allow proper full screen usage, hiding the Dock is a viable option for gaining additional screen real estate. Unfortunately, the Dock’s autohide feature comes bundled with an animation that results in a perceivable delay.

The animation is minimal and probably won’t bother most people, but I find it annoying. For this reason I use a simple terminal command to alter the autohide delay for the Dock. It’s one of the first things that I do on a new macOS installation.
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10:21
Apple's Tim Cook & Jeff Williams make Time...




Time Magazine on Tuesday posted its "20 Most Influential People in Tech" list for 2017, including Apple CEO Tim Cook and his COO, Jeff Williams.

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10:19
Apple plans overnight ‘refresh' of some of its...

Apple is planning a worldwide overnight “refresh” of its older retail stores on the night of May 16, according to 9to5Mac. The refresh is “specifically for older and smaller stores that aren’t suitable for the full redesign we’ve seen in flagship stores,” the article adds.

"Some stores can’t accommodate all of the new design features, so are instead being treated to a design refresh which has been described as a ‘halfway house’ between the original and new looks. While some behind-the-scenes work may begin earlier, the plan appears to be for the new look to be revealed when stores re-open on May 17," says 9to5Mac.

Could the simply refresh also be a day when Apple rolls out new iPad Pros? Probably not, but I’d love to see the tablet line refreshed before June’s Worldwide Developer Conference when we’ll (hopefully) see a new iMac introduced.

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09:52
20,000-year-old artifacts, 21st century technology

I’ve always thought museums would be perfect places for this kind of technology but only the most well-funded ones can take advantage of it.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:37
Here’s how Apple’s HomeKit feature is an...

New houses being built with HomeKit-enabled appliances are becoming more accessible to consumers thanks to homebuilders incorporating Apple’s home automation technology, and HomeKit isn’t just a convenience or neat demo. NBC News shares the incredible story of how Todd Stabelfeldt who is a “complete quadriplegic with no movement below his shoulders” has been empowered by HomeKit.

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09:31
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 9.7″ iPad Pro w/ LTE 32GB $530...

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09:23
Some Apple Retail stores to have overnight redesign...




Apple is reportedly doing an overnight refresh on some Apple Retail stores on the night of May 16, said to bring some of the design elements from Apple's new flagship stores to locations not suitable for massive changes.

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09:18
Bloomberg: Unclear if Siri Speaker will feature...

Included in Bloomberg’s coverage of the new Amazon Echo Show is a mention of the rumored Siri Speaker as well as Apple Music. Bloomberg reports that Siri Speaker has been tested in Apple employee homes for several months, echoing earlier reporting from last fall, while adding that it’s unknown if Siri Speaker will feature a display.

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08:56
Opinion: I hope Siri Speaker is more Amazon Echo and...

Amazon’s Echo with a screen is real and it’s shipping at the end of next month. Echo Show is a $230 7-inch tablet with video playback and calling that has to stay plugged in to work.

What makes that better than an iPad or any other tablet? Amazon hopes the answer is its Alexa voice assistant. While I’m curious about an always-listening, always-present voice assistant that anyone can access in the home, the original Amazon Echo has more appeal to me. If Siri Speaker is...

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08:49
∞ A video walkthrough of the Amazon Echo

[VIDEO] There’s a lot going on here. Google, Apple, and Amazon are working on their user lock-in strategies. Keep that in mind as you watch the video embedded in the main Loop post.

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08:34
Apple Music to debut 'Harry Styles: Behind the...




Apple on Tuesday announced a new promotional documentary about former One Direction singer Harry Styles, set to launch on Apple Music next Monday, May 15.

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08:24
Never run out of Lightning charging cables with this...

A concierge at a hotel once told me, "If you ever need an Apple Lightning charging cable, just go to a hotel -- everybody leaves them here!". You can make sure that you always have spares for the cables that you "donate" to hotels, libraries, and other locations by getting this 3-Pack of 6.5-foot MFi-Certified Lightning Charging Cables for only $21.99. 

3 MFi-Certified Lightning Cables - $21.99

Not all Lightning charging cables are alike, and those that have been certified by Apple as Made For iPhone/iPad compatible are guaranteed to work perfectly with your Apple devices. These cables are made by Sky Innovations, carry the MFi certification, and are one of our most popular deals -- check out...

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08:12
Amazon's Echo Show marries Alexa's smarts...

Amazon's Echo is getting a touchscreen. The online retailer introduced the Echo Show on Tuesday, and it looks exactly like the images that popped up online last week.

The $230 Echo Show features a 7-inch touchscreen and dual 2-inch stereo speakers. It can do everything that an Alexa-powered device can do right now, including access third-party skills, tell you the forecast, set a timer, and play music.

Amazon

On top of that it's added some screen-centric tricks, such as voice and video calls and the ability to broadcast images from Ring and Arlo cameras around the home. It also hooks into other smart home devices, such as WeMo and...

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08:10
AWT TV Episode 7: AirPods, garage door openers,...

This week, Dennis couldn't make it to the live AWT TV show because of some car troubles, but Marty and Steve picked up the load and managed to fill an hour with some fun discussions of a LOT of different topics (check out the list below the video):

  • Steve has AirPods! He is also lit up tonight, having purchased a new LED light panel. No more eerie dark floating Steve-heads!
  • Marty and Steve discuss the LiftMaster/Chamberlain MyQ app-controlled garage door openers. Marty was able to retrofit an existing Chamberlain GDO, while Steve got a new LiftMaster model. The free app works well to control garage doors remotely, and Marty demonstrates!
  • The...
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08:02
FileMaker 16 brings enhancements to Mac & iOS...




Apple-owned FileMaker on Tuesday launched FileMaker 16, the latest edition of its database platform, including updates for Macs, iPhones, and iPads.

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07:29
FileMaker releases enhanced unified platform for...

FileMaker, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, has released the FileMaker 16 Platform, the latest version of its custom app platform that includes everything needed to create, share, and run custom apps for business teams. 

The FileMaker 16 Platform packs “powerful, sophisticated new features that help teams solve business problems quickly and easily,” says Ann Monroe, vice president of worldwide marketing, FileMaker, Inc. These enhancements allow users to create great apps that work across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web, she adds.

The FileMaker 16 Platform adds animations and transitions with scripts that provide visual cues to help orient users as they navigate through their custom apps on the FileMaker Go app. Enhanced signature capture for the FileMaker Go app allows users to sign documents on iPad and iPhone just as they would on a paper form.

The FileMaker 16 Platform lets you...

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07:16
Amazon announces premium touchscreen $230 Echo Show...




Amazon's voice-driven personal assistant Alexa is going visual, via the online retailer's new high-end Echo Show, a $230 tabletop personal assistant featuring a 7-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, and dual 2-inch stereo speakers.

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07:15
Wired reviews the new Apple iPad

Solid review. At its core:

Apple’s big iPad problem is that it can’t convince people to upgrade, because an iPad is just a screen you hold in your hands that runs some apps that do some stuff. For users, that’s wonderful. If you already have an iPad you like, you don’t need a new one.

And:

If you are ready to upgrade, though, consider this the tablet for you. It brings the guts of an iPad Air 2—the most popular iPad model—into the body of a first-gen iPad Air. Will you notice the extra thickness and weight? No. (It weighs a pound, barely more than the Air 2. You’ll be fine.) What you might notice is the difference in the screen. This one’s not laminated to the glass the way it is on other new iPad models, which means you’ll see a little more of your own reflection in the display. It’s still high-res, still crisp, and still plenty good.

The Apple 9.7 inch iPad is $329. To me, if you are in the market for a starter iPad, this is a no-brainer.

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07:10
Apple reportedly doing worldwide overnight ‘refresh...

Apple is planning a worldwide overnight ‘refresh’ of its older retail stores on the night of May 16, according to our own sources. We understand that this is specifically for older and smaller stores that aren’t suitable for the full redesign we’ve seen in flagship stores.

We got our first look at a whole new design for major Apple Stores back in 2015, when the Jony Ive design was shown to the press in Brussels, Belgium. Retail head Angela Ahrendts also showed off the new features ahead of the opening of San Francisco’s Union Square store. These include rows of trees with surrounding seating (the ‘Genius Grove’), a huge display screen and power sockets that rise...

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07:09
Mac Pro: Failure and future

Jean-Louis Gassée unpacks last month’s Apple Mac Pro confessional, seasoned with Microsoft’s new Surface devices and recent financial results.

Lots to enjoy here, but one particular conjectural question stands out for me:

Apple’s Developer’s Conference (WWDC) will be held in four weeks. We’ll be treated to the usual discussion of whether the iPad is a laptop replacement, of course, but Mac talk could prove to be even more interesting. In particular, will Apple announce an ARM-based Mac?

That seems far-fetched to me, though rolling their own Mac processors certainly seems a logical path for Apple to take in pursuit of owning the entire stack. Given how small (in terms of number of units as well as revenue) a slice the Mac Pro represents, seems to me (and I’m far from an expert) it’d be hard for Apple to recoup their investment on a custom Mac-targeted ARM chip.

That said, read Jean-Louis’ take here. Always thoughtful.

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07:00
Amazon officially announces $230 Echo Show with a...

Amazon has officially announced its latest addition to the Echo family, the $229 Amazon Echo Show. Adding to its popular range of home virtual assistant devices, the Show combines the usual Amazon Alexa voice commands with a 7 inch touchscreen, displaying relevant visual content like weather reports and music lyrics in response to your voice queries.

It also features a camera to enable FaceTime-like video calls between friends and family. The Echo Show is up for pre-order now, available in white or black models, and is shipping to customers from June 28.

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06:58
Amazon officially rolls out the Echo Show, an Alexa...

From Amazon’s official Echo Show page:

  • Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings and YouTube, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more. All hands-free—just ask.
  • Introducing a new way to be together. Talk to family and friends who have an Echo or the Alexa App.
  • See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and stream over Wi-Fi. Also, stream music on Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more.
  • Powerful, room-filling speakers with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response
  • Ask Alexa to show you the front door or monitor the baby’s room with compatible cameras from Ring...
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06:56
T-Mobile quietly kills 'Free Data for Life...

In the age of high definition video streaming, you can't get very far with 200MB of mobile data. That appears to be the reason T-Mobile quietly killed its Free Data for Life program on Sunday.

Originally introduced in 2013, Free Data for Life gave tablet users 200MB of free data for the life of their device. As of Monday, T-Mobile is not accepting new devices on the Free Data for Life program. Anyone whose tablet is still pushing pixels can keep on getting their free 200MB every month as usual, however.

Instead of Free Data for Life, T-Mobile is directing users to its unlimited data offerings. "When we launched Free Data For Life in 2013, 200MB of high-speed data was a lot," T-Mobile told TmoNews, which first spotted the policy change. "Today...Customers who have T-Mobile...

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06:53
Combine watchOS 3.2 'Theater Mode,' '...




The new addition of "Theater Mode" to watchOS can be combined with the Apple Watch Series 2 feature "Wake Screen on Crown Up" to check the time on your watch in an extremely discreet, unobtrusive low-light fashion. Here's how to combine the two features.

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06:50
Amazon's Echo Show is Alexa with a touchscreen

As expected, Amazon has revealed the Echo Show, a squared-off Echo device equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen. The company lost the element of surprise, as the device was unveiled via a series of leaks culminating in clear pictures of it from reputed...

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06:48
WhatsApp improves the security of its iCloud backups

In late 2016, WhatsApp decided to quietly improve the security of its iCloud backups, where messages and contacts are uploaded to Apple servers. According to Forbes, it added a unique encryption key created by the WhatsApp app, rather than just relying on the iCloud Drive to protect customer data.

This means that someone who had somehow acquired access to iCloud data would have an especially hard time getting at any of the WhatsApp data held within, the article adds. On top of the end-to-end encryption rolled out across one billion WhatsApp users, it's become “significantly more difficult for anyone to intercept comms on the app,” Forbes adds.

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06:45
Apple extends warranty to 3 years for iPad Pro Smart...

9to5Mac:

Apple has launched a new extended repair program for its Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro, allowing customers experiencing certain issues with the product to receive repairs or replacements from Apple for three years after the device is purchased. Apple informed its retail staff and authorized service providers of the new policy in an internal memo obtained by 9to5Mac (pictured below).

The program covers the Smart Keyboard for both the 9.7-inch (Early 2016) and 12.9-inch (Late 2015) iPad Pro models, and applies to keyboards experiencing certain Functional Issues, including: sticking/repeating keys, sensor issues, problems with the keyboard’s magnetic connector, connection issues, and unresponsive keys.

Got an iPad Pro Smart Keyboard? Tuck this one away.

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06:37
Preorders of Amazon’s touchscreen Echo Show said to...

From the leaked image:

  • The new Echo Show will retail at $229.99 in the US
  • Pre-orders can be taken starting Tuesday, May 9, 2017
  • Pre-sale items will begin shipping to customers on 6/28/17

Is this real? It’s just an image, but very well done. The two dates in the image appear in two different formats, which does make me suspicious.

So far, there’s no mention of the Echo Show on Amazon.com. We shall see.

If the Amazon Echo is real, this will certainly inform any similar product plans from Apple. The bar has clearly been established by Amazon in this category.

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06:33
WhatsApp encrypting iCloud backups of chat logs, but...




Facebook-owned WhatsApp quietly began encrypting iCloud backups of chat logs in late 2016, a report revealed this week -- though that protection may now be compromised.

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06:21
New Camera Guard app blocks the webcam and...

ProtectStar has introduced Camera Guard Professional 2017, a new safety software product for macOS. 

The app is designed to ensure that no hacker, spy or malware can observe you or listen in on you, according to Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. With a single click, not only the camera, but also the microphone will be completely protected, he adds.

Camera Guard Professional 2017 requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It’s available in a free version and a $29 pro version. The former offers protection of the webcam; the latter adds protection of the microphone.

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06:13
Special edition 32GB Space Gray iPhone 6 now...

A special budget edition of the iPhone 6 originally created for India and subsequently seen in a number of other countries before it hit the U.S. is now available for just $200 without a contract.

When the iPhone 6 was launched, it was available only in 16/64/128GB tiers, but a 32GB Space Gray model went on sale in India last month before showing up in other countries including the United States. AT&T offered it for $345, but Virgin Mobile is now offering it for just $199.99 as a promo price …

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05:34
Apple granted two more patents for a head-mounted...

Apple has been granted two new patents that show the company is at least considering head-mounted displays for augmented reality (AR). Patents 9,646,574 and are for a “head-mounted display apparatus for retaining a portable electronic device with display.”

Both patents involve head-mounted display systems and methods of operation that allow users to couple and decouple a portable electronic device — most likely an iPhone or iPad, though connectivity with Macs would be cool. The portable electronic may be physically coupled to the head-mounted device such that the portable electronic device can be worn on the user's head. Such a configuration would allow the user, among other things, view media on a private display, while the media is provided by a personal handheld device. 

The portable electronic device may be operatively coupled to the head-mounted device such that the portable electronic device and head mounted device can communicate and operate with one another....

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05:15
Apple extends Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro limited...

This might prove helpful.

Apple has extended its repair program for its Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro. Within the extension, customers experiencing certain issues with the product to receive repairs or replacements from Apple for three years after the device is purchased. Apple informed its retail staff and authorized service providers of the new policy in an internal memo.

The program covers the Smart Keyboard for the 9.7-inch (Early 2016) and 12.9-inch (Late 2015) iPad Pro models and covers Smart Keyboards experiencing the following issues, including:

sticking/repeating keys, sensor issues, problems with the keyboard’s magnetic connector, connection issues, and unresponsive keys.

Apple currently offers its standard limited warranty on the Smart Apple Keyboard, as it does with all of its hardware products. The new policy extends the customary 12 months of coverage to 36 months for customers experiencing the known functional issues listed above.

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Feinstein: FBI spent roughly $900 to decrypt San...

The data recovery effort to copy the iPhone 5c data of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook erred on the pricey side.

Namely, in the neighborhood of $900,000 according to California senator Dianne Feinstein, who mentioned the amount spent recently when questioning FBI director James Comey at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing.

“I was so struck when San Bernardino happened and you made overtures to allow that device to be opened, and then the FBI had to spend $900,000 to hack it open,” Feinstein commented. “And as I subsequently learned of some of the reason for it, there were good reasons to get into that device.”

While Comey and the FBI have kept the final price tag for the data recovery close to the chest, an assortment of news organizations went through legal channels to learn the final price as well as the contractor used for the service.

That outfit is typically thought to be Israel’s Cellebrite, though the company has remained...

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Feature Request: Create an option to automatically...

Some sources suggest that distracted driving is as dangerous as drunk driving. The National Highway & Transportation Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2015, the most recent year for which full data is available, distracted driving killed 3,477 people and injured 391,000.

Using smartphones while driving is the most obvious example of distracted driving, and the NHTSA says that reading or sending a text is the most dangerous form. That’s partly because of the length of time a driver’s eyes are off the road, but also partly because many people find a text hard to ignore.

Hard-hitting videos, like the examples below, definitely help – if you can get people to watch them. But I believe one simple addition to iOS could also play a part …

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04:30
OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock is best expansion solution...

I’m dying to get my hands on the OWC DEC expansion product for the 2016 MacBook Pro. I expect it will be pricey, as it’s expected to sport 4TB of additional Flash/SSD storage, an SD card slot, USB 3 Type A ports for standard USB devices, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3 Type A ports for standard USB devices, Gigabit Ethernet, and more. Those who can’t afford it might consider the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock.

Though it ain’t cheap either -- it will cost you about $300- the Thunderbolt 3 Dock significantly expands the connectivity options of the Mac laptop as it sports 13 ports: An SD Card Reader, five USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, S/PDIF, FireWire 800, Gigabit Ethernet, miniDisplayPort, audio in/out, and Dual Thunderbolt 3...

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Clash Royale has a million bucks up for grabs—and...

Clash Royale might be compact enough to fit on your iPhone, but the game’s competitive ambitions are anything but small. Just last week, Supercell—the maker of both Clash Royale and predecessor Clash of Clans—announced the Crown Championship, a massive tournament that spans several months and will award more than $1,000,000 in prizes along the way.

It’s an enormous leap in both scale and payout from previous Clash Royale tournaments we’ve seen, and it shows that Supercell is serious about trying to establish the game as an eSports sensation. That’s a lot of money for any competitive game, but especially so in the world of mobile exclusives, in which Vainglory is really the...

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UBS says low chance of Apple buying Netflix, Tesla...

When a company has a market cap of around $800B and is sitting on cash reserves of more than $250B, it’s not surprising that we hear continual speculation about some kind of mega acquisition. In Apple’s case, the three usual suspects are Netfix, Tesla and Disney – the latter most recently pitched by RBC last month, the former just last week by Citigroup.

Each has an obvious logic, as UBS acknowledges, but the bank believes that a ‘surprising’ mega-...

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04:00
How to create new calendars in macOS Sierra

The Calendar app in macOS Sierra includes maps, weather, and travel time to make setting up and sharing your events easy. It’s also easy to create a new calendar.

By default, macOS includes two calendars in the Calendar app – Work and Home. Ifyou want to create a new calendar, choose New Calendar from the File menu. Type a name for your calendar in the text field. For example, I play in some sports leagues, so I set up one for Sports. You can see and control how your calendars appear by clicking the Calendars button.

To change the color or name of a calendar, select it from the calendars list, then choose Edit > Get Info. To remove a calendar and all of its events, right-click or Control-click the calendar's name,  then select Delete from the shortcut menu that appears.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images come from.)

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for May 9, 2017

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

ProtectStar has released Data Shredder for iOS 2017. It’s a data shredding solution for iOS devices. By simply connecting an Phone, iPad, iPod touch or even AppleTV device to any Mac or Windows computer and running Data Shredder for iOS, you can erase and wipe all used space on the device.

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 uses data shredding techniques that go beyond international standards set by state and military organizations for secure data deletion. Data Shredder's data erasing algorithms have been analyzed by government authorities and independent security organizations to ensure the app does exactly as advertised, destroy all personal data on...

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Deals: 9.7" 4G LTE iPad Pro for $529 ($200 off...




For 24 hours only, shoppers can save $200 instantly on Apple's 32GB 9.7-inch iPad Pro with Wi-Fi + Cellular capability, plus no tax outside NY and NJ. Apple's upgraded 2.9GHz 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and AppleCare is also $150 off with coupon, while the high-end 15" Touch Bar MacBook Pro is $100 off.

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18:46
What feature is a ‘must have’ for you to use Apple’s...

Reports related to Apple’s Siri Speaker have been gaining momentum over recent weeks, with some suggesting the possibility of the device even being shown off at WWDC next month. Earlier today, we outlined some of the potential features that the Siri Speaker could offer, and now we’re curious: What feature is a ‘must have’ in order for you to use Apple’s Siri Speaker?

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(Un)wired for Sound: Using Sonos speakers as a whole...




The promise of Sonos's Wi-Fi speakers is a truly connected home audio system, integrated with devices like iPhones and iPads, as well as online streaming services like Apple Music, Pandora, and Spotify. To test how well the platform works for Apple users, we outfitted an apartment with Sonos's three main speakers -- the Play:1, Play:3, and Play:5 -- as well as some of its home theater equipment, the Playbar and Sub.

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Amazon could unveil touch screen Echo device on...




Looking to stay ahead of competitors in the smart home appliance game, online retail giant Amazon is expected to announce a new touch-screen version of its popular voice-first Echo device as early as Tuesday, a report said.

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Apple execs Angela Ahrendts and Bruce Sewell each...




Apple's head of retail, Angela Ahrendts, last week sold off 75,000 shares of Apple stock to net $11.1 million, while general counsel Bruce Sewell shed 67,500 shares to gain over $10 million.

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Amazon will reportedly unveil new high-end...

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Amazon will unveil its new high-end Echo device with a touchscreen as early as tomorrow. While we saw the first images of the new device leak last week, this is the first we’ve heard regarding a release date…

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