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Friday September 16

16:20
Inside iOS 10: 'Raise to Wake' requires...

Although one of the more convenient functions of iOS 10 is "Raise to Wake" for iPhones, users will need a model with Apple's M9 motion coprocessor found in the iPhone 6s series or iPhone SE, or the new M10 found in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

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16:20
23 Years Later: the Apple II Receives Another OS...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Yesterday, software developer John Brooks released what is clearly a work of pure love: the first update to an operating system for the Apple II computer family since 1993. ProDOS 2.4, released on the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the Apple II GS, brings the enhanced operating system to even older Apple II systems, including the original Apple ][ and ][+. Which is pretty remarkable, considering the Apple ][ and ][+ don't even support lower-case characters. You can test-drive ProDOS 2.4 in a Web-based emulator set up by computer historian Jason Scott on the Internet Archive. The release includes Bitsy Bye, a menu-driven program launcher that allows for navigation through files on multiple floppy (or hacked USB) drives. Bitsy Bye is an example of highly efficient code: it runs in less than 1 kilobyte of RAM. There's also a boot utility that is under 400 bytes -- taking up a single block of storage on a disk. The report...

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16:12
Black & Jet Black: Unboxing the new iPhone 7,...

Apple's latest iPhone 7 models sport two new color finish options: a solid matte Black and a high gloss Jet Black. Both appear to be in high demand, so if you're on the fence (or in line) we've taken some photos highlighting the differences, including their almost invisible new seam lines, Apple's enhanced leather case options and the new Lightning headphones.

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15:49
Twitter counted over 2 million viewers for Thursday...

Twitter's first big splash in TV arrived with last night's NFL simulcast, and now the numbers are in. According to the stats, the livestream averaged some 243,000 viewers that it says watched an average 22 minutes of action, with 2.3 million people w...

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15:48
Florida man sues Samsung after Galaxy Note 7 explodes

The lawsuit by Jonathan Strobel may be the first in the United States by a Samsung phone user against the South Korean company over a battery defect linked to the Note 7.

You knew it was coming and here it is. The lawsuit said the man had severe burns on his legs caused by the Note 7.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:40
Laurene Jobs Awards $10M To Pet Charter School...

theodp writes: The XQ Institute -- a nonprofit backed by Laurene Powell Jobs (Steve's widow) -- announced the winners of its $100 million competition (Warning: may be paywalled) to rethink the American high school this week. Among the 10 lucky schools winning a $10M grant was Summit Elevate ("a new high school planning to open in Fall 2018"), part of the Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg-supported Summit Charter Schools network (HP CEO Meg Whitman is on Summit's Board). In announcing the grant, XQ praised Basecamp, Summit's personalized learning software platform that was developed by Facebook engineers, which Bill Gates has spent $1+ million on to get schools to adopt it (the NY Times characterized the Facebook-Summit partnership as "more of a ground-up effort to create a national demand for student-driven learning in schools"). U.S. education, it seems, is becoming The Game of Billionaires -- at last May's NewSchools Venture Summit, former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (...

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15:38
New call-blocking apps in iOS 10 can stop spammers...

Constantly hassled by incoming calls on your iPhone that promise riches for filling out a survey, claim the IRS will arrest you if you don’t wire a payment (to Costa Rica), or say they’re calling from your “credit-card company” without mentioning which one? iOS 10 packs a solution: apps can now identify callers as scammy or spammy, and optionally automatically block them.

This may be useful for you, or to help a loved one install on their phone if they can’t always differentiate between legitimate callers and those aiming to defraud them.

And don’t worry: Apple isn’t giving developers all your incoming call information. Just like iOS 9’s content-blocking Safari extensions, all the rules used to identify and optionally block fraudulent and unwanted calls have to be loaded in the app, so that iOS 10 can check against them locally, rather than letting the app send your data off who knows where. The phone numbers of incoming calls never leave your device.

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15:17
Apple’s HR chief on allegations of sexism on campus

So, on the same day that it launched the new phone, Apple HR chief Denise Young Smith spent an hour with Recode responding to the issues raised in the articles as well as discussing the significant diversity challenges faced by Apple and other Silicon Valley companies.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:11
AWT News Update: September 16, 2016

Steve's not happy that his iPhone 7 Plus didn't arrive on its scheduled date, but at least he didn't get caught up in the typhoon that delayed shipment. We have some good news stories for you, though:

  • Tests of the new Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones are showing that the Apple W1 chip inside the headphones can provide ranges of up to 800 feet away from an iPhone
  • Did you know that you can now ask Siri to take a picture?
  • We tell you how to reboot an iPhone 7 (hint - the old method doesn't work anymore)
  • Apple will pay a patent licensing firm at least $22.1 million for infringing on a cellular networking patent

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15:07
Carbon Copy Cloner compatible with macOS Sierra

Backups are so important and Carbon Copy Cloner is one of the best.

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14:51
Sony's Shuhei Yoshida 'understands the...

The vast and ambitions No Man's Sky didn't have the smoothest of launches. Even after pushing out a huge day-one patch, some players still encountered glitches and crashes, and some players even feel like the game didn't deliver on what the marketing...

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14:41
PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8.1

Adds visible snap-to guidelines for positioning of images, text, and other objects. ($74.95/$124.95 new, $30 upgrade, free update from version 8.0, 70.3/71 MB)

 

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14:31
External Link: Massive iOS Text Editor Comparison...

How many iOS text editors are there? We’re not sure, but the number certainly exceeds 100. We know this because text maven Brett Terpstra has, with the help of a number of contributors, compiled a list of more than a hundred such apps, presented in an extensive dynamic chart that lists several dozen features and characteristics of each app. If you’re looking for an iOS writing tool that can export PDF, runs on an iPhone, costs less than $3, and supports Markdown, Brett Terpstra’s chart is the place to go.

 

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14:23
Japanese tax investigation ends with Apple paying $...

After an in-depth investigation, one of Apple's Japanese subsidiaries paid ¥12 billion ($118 million) in back taxes, according to a report from the Yomiuri Shimbun. Japanese tax authorities ordered the payment after determining the company hadn't...

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14:20
Apple Replaced the Headphone Jack On the iPhone 7...

Not long ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained why the company felt a need to remove the headphone jack from the new iPhones -- the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. He said, "that jack takes up a lot of space in the phone, a lot of space. And there's a lot of more important things we can provide for the consumer than that jack." His colleague Phil Schiller cited "courage" for the same. As people learn to live in a world where they have to use a dongle to use their existing pair of headphones, gadget repair community iFixit found today that Apple isn't really using that "extra space" it got after getting rid of the headphone jack. BusinessInsider reports: "In place of the headphone jack, we find a component that seems to channel sound from outside the phone into the microphone... or from the Taptic Engine out," they write. Yep -- in the place where the headphone jack used to be there's a piece of molded plastic. "No fancy electronics here, just some well-designed acoustics and molded plastic...

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14:16
Tips: Apple Watch Series 2's 'Wake Screen...

The newly released Apple Watch Series 2 boasts a unique feature that allows users to check the time in a more subtle way, without distracting people nearby, via the Digital Crown. Here's how to use it.

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13:56
Grammar Snob stickers for iMessage are ready to ruin...

Apple added support for third-party apps right in iMessage as part of the iOS 10 release, and thus far the obvious use for this feature has been stickers. Everyone loves slapping stickers in their messaging apps. But, lest we forget, iMessage is prim...

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13:51
Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones may have range up to...

The Class 1 Bluetooth in Apple's new Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones are providing extreme range, in some cases beyond what the Class 1 specification actually calls for, according to user anecdotes.

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13:34
House committee: Snowden is a 'serial...

The US House of Representatives' intelligence committee just releasing a statement condemning Edward Snowden and recommending he be extradited to face justice. After two years spent reviewing the 1.5 million documents Snowden stole and interviewing e...

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13:18
Cyberattacks on Athletes May Be Russian Distraction...


Confidential information about international athletes surfaced on the Internet Wednesday -- the second such exposure this week. Russian hackers allegedly stole from the World Anti-Doping Agency confidential data on medical drug exemptions given to 25 athletes from eight countries. Information about four athletes appeared online earlier in the week. A group of Russian hackers used phishing techniques to compromise the credentials of the athlete who blew the whistle on a state-sponsored doping scheme in Russia, WADA said.

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13:15
Dyson Supersonic hair dryer solves many of my mane...

My nightly getting-ready-for-bed ritual takes an excruciating hour or so. (I know, so high-maintenance ... ugh!) Most of that is spent blow drying my thick, long hair. So when Dyson promised it could significantly cut my drying time (perhaps in half,...

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13:00
The Public Access Weekly: Fairies wear boots

Last night I stayed up way, way past my bedtime to catch Black Sabbath play Oakland and I have to tell you: Catch that tour if you're a fan. That was by far the most metal experience of my life, and the 15+ minute drum solo was unbelievable. So, wh...

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12:50
The best Lightning & wireless Bluetooth...

With the new iPhones losing the headphone jack, there are a few options for connecting your old 3.5mm headphones to an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. Apple is giving all new iPhone 7 customers a pair of Lightning EarPods and a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone adapter in the box, but those might not be ideal solutions for your personal setup. And if you plan on charging and listening at the same time, you need a Lightning dock with audio output or other adapter to get the job done.

We already recommended our top picks for wireless headphones, now we give you our roundup of the best Lightning and Bluetooth headphone adapter and dock accessories for audio on the iPhone 7.   more…

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12:39
First look: Apple Watch Series 2 Sport with GPS, S2...

Though the new Apple Watch Series 2 looks largely the same as its predecessor, there are a number of subtle improvements to the hardware beyond the addition of GPS and a brighter screen. AppleInsider offers a first look at the newly released wearable.

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11:45
Cool feature of iOS 10: Voicemail transcription (...

One thing that is always a lot of fun just after the release of a new operating system version is when you find features that you either didn't know about or had completely forgotten about. That happened to me today when I received a phone call from an unknown number and promptly ignored it (my usual practice). The caller left a voicemail message, and when I went to listen to it on my iPhone I found that it had been transcribed into text (see image at right).

As you can see, the transcription is far from perfect; for example, the "put it on a company that is Lisa" was actually "put it on a company Visa", and the entire thing seems to be one big run-on sentence. My Comcast landline does transcriptions, and at this point it's equally as silly sometimes. But at least Apple has the courtesy to show that a) It's a "transcription beta" and b) ask for feedback so they can improve the transcription accuracy.

Tap on "useful" or "not useful" at the bottom of the transcription,...

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11:40
Inside iOS 10: New 'Bedtime' feature helps...

As part of a greater focus on user health, Apple has introduced new alarms in iOS 10 for sleep, reminding users when to go to bed for a full night of rest, and also keeping track of their sleeping habits.

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11:37
iPhone 7 Plus may be outselling its smaller sibling

Preliminary data from U.S. sales of Apple’s newest iPhones suggested that the larger 7 Plus was outselling the smaller 7, which would be a first, a market research firm said today.

Of the iPhone 7 online preorders tracked by Slice Intelligence during the initial 48 hours of availability, 55 percent were for the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. The remaining 45 percent were for the 4.7-inch iPhone 7. That was the first-ever flip to the Plus size in the three annual cycles since Apple offered a big-screen iPhone in 2014.

According to Slice, U.S. buyers of the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus two years ago leaned toward the smaller and cheaper model, in a split of 65 percent to 35 percent. The gap narrowed last year with the 6S and 6S Plus, when the smaller iPhone 6S accounted for 59 percent of the total, and the 6S Plus with 41 percent.

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11:36
Rumor: more iPhone 7s may be available Saturday...

Some others that reserved a new iPhone through Apple's Reserve and Pick Up or iPhone Upgrade Program were told their order could not be fulfilled today and forced to walk away from their Apple retail store empty handed. We may have a bit of good news if you’re among them.

A source, who asked to remain anonymous, said that those who pre-ordered iPhones and couldn't get their hands on one today should check again at 8 a.m. Saturday morning. The source didn’t know how many extra iPhones might arrive tomorrow, or what models or colors they were (but you can pretty much bet there’ll be no jet black editions among them).

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11:26
HomeKit remote access and automation no longer works...

iOS 10 includes a pre-installed Home app from Apple that lets you easily set up and manage smart accessories and automation, which previously required using third-party apps from various developers. There is one important drawback for HomeKit users on iOS 10: you can no longer use the third-generation Apple TV as a hub for automation or remote access.

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11:14
FBI sued to divulge info on San Bernardino iPhone 5c...

A trio of journalistic establishments have filed a freedom of information lawsuit, attempting to compel the FBI to divulge information about the hack it purchased to break into the San Bernardino shooters' iPhone 5c.

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11:07
Patent trollin’: A Texas jury awards Acacia a $22.1...

Apple must pay a subsidiary of Acacia Research Corp, a patent licensing company (some would say, “patent troll”), $22.1 million after a federal jury in Tyler, Texas, found that it had willfully infringed a cellular network-related patent, reports Reuters.

The jury also said that Apple didn’t prove that the patent was invalid. A finding of willfulness allows the presiding judge, U.S. Magistrate Judge Nicole Mitchell, to boost damages by up to three times, at her discretion.

This seems a bit strange to me. Last August US Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal denied Acacia and its Adaptix subsidiary’s attempts to relaunch suits against cellphone manufacturers Apple, Sony and Amazon, among others.

Acacia and Adaptix were denied further suits over new products launched by the companies using the same technology. The judge said it must be satisfied with existing lawsuit results and patent...

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10:57
iFixIt tears down the Apple Watch Series 2

The gang at iFixIt, who tears apart tech products so you don’t have to, has completed its teardown of the Apple Watch Series 2. They say that, or the most part, the Series 2 is a typical second revision Apple device: it looks almost exactly the same on the outside, but it’s super refined and a bit easier to work with on the inside. 

The old standard S1 System-in-Package processing unit got upgraded to the S2, and in the process was flipped completely over. Now all of those pesky soldered connections are actually on the same side of the board as the things they connect to. iFixIt says that eplacing many components will still require micro-soldering, but will not require removing everything from the inside of the watch first.

Apple Watch Series 2 teardown highlights:

What makes the Series 2 so water resistant? Better, stronger adhesive. A whole lot of gaskets and o-rings. And a speaker equipped...

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10:56
Apple loses $22.1 million case against patent firm...

Apple will have to pay a patent holding firm called Acacia a penalty of $22 million, a federal jury in East Texas decided this week. The issue is over a patent dispute, which is all to common for Apple, regarding cellular network technology.

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10:54
Conan pokes fun at Apple’s new wireless AirPods

Before you start taking anything too seriously on this, another iPhone launch day, the killer writers over at Conan came up with this to poke fun at the new AirPods, Apple’s new wireless headphones.

The results speak for themselves.

A brief warning, some of the language isn’t entirely safe for work, so you may want to have your own wired or wireless headphones in before you fire up the video.

As always, please let us know what you think of the new AirPods in the comments.

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10:13
Patent holder Acacia wins $22.1M judgement against...

A federal jury has ruled in favor of Acacia Research, awarding a subsidiary of the patent licensing firm $22.1 million in damages from Apple for the latter's violation of a cellular networking patent.

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09:37
Deals: $400 off 15" MacBook Pro; 30% off...

Shoppers can pick up a 15" MacBook Pro for $1,599.99 on eBay this week. Or snap up a ZeroLemon iPhone 7 Battery Case for $69.99. A lifetime iOS and Xcode developer training subscription is also $79.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 27” 5K iMac $1,680, 15” Retina...

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09:24
iPhone 7 teardowns: Big Taptic Engine, Intel modems...

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    The iPhone 7 Plus, exploded.

    iFixit

It's iPhone release day, and while people around the world wait impatiently by their windows for the delivery truck or in line at Apple Stores, the iPhone teardown cottage industry has been ripping the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus apart to see how they tick.

iFixit's is still the teardown of record, though as of this writing it...

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09:20
Typhoon Meranti affected shipments of iPhone 7/7 Plus

Typhoon Meranti has been wreaking havoc in Asia, killing at least 11 people with others reported missing. It's the strongest typhoon to hit in many years, and widespread flooding is now hitting parts of China. The storm has also affected deliveries of the new iPhone 7. 

Several Apple World Today readers noticed that the shipping data for iPhones showed the following message on September 14:

The delivery date was still estimated for September 16 as of yesterday. This morning, UPS tracking information showed that the delay in arriving in the US would postpone delivery until tomorrow:

Visible in the tracking information for this iPhone 7 Plus is a note for Taoyuan, Taiwan -- that's the airport serving Taipei. News reports show that operations at Taoyuan were canceled on the 14th as the typhoon, which at that point was classified as a "super typhoon" with winds over 150 mph, slammed into the island. 

If any other Apple World Today readers have seen a delay...

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09:20
News: iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Unboxing +...

Apple’s newest iPhones have arrived, and we’ve posted unboxing photos of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, both seen here in rose gold. We’ve also included some pictures comparing the new phones to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and iPhone SE. Our independent, comprehensive review of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be published on Monday....

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09:18
iOS 10 Home app can't use third-gen Apple TV as...

After users upgrade devices to iOS 10, they are no longer able to utilize a third generation Apple TV as a HomeKit hub for remote access of home automation gear.

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08:55
iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals what Apple did with...

Apple’s latest round of iPhones have received some criticism as being merely an incremental upgrade, but that hasn’t stopped the iPhone 7 Plus from completely selling out before it hit store shelves. If you weren’t able to grab the iPhone 7 Plus this weekend, you can still experience the device vicariously through the latest teardown from iFixit.

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08:53
Apple stops returns & exchanges for retail...

In parallel with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus launching in Hong Kong, Apple has simultaneously halted all returns and exchanges for Apple and Beats products bought at the company's local retail stores.

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08:38
News: iFixit iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals...

iFixit has posted its complete teardown of the iPhone 7 Plus. As usual, the report confirms some specs and reveals a few new things. The dimensions of the new device are identical to those of the iPhone 6s Plus, although the report confirms that it’s slightly lighter than its predecessor. A1785 is the new model for the iPhone 7 Plus. The report also confirms that the headphone jack removal did indeed make room for the new Taptic engine, as Apple…

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08:02
Target, Best Buy hamstrung by Apple Watch, iPhone 7...

Brick and mortar retailers Target and Best Buy have apparently not been given enough inventory to fulfill all pre-orders, and are emailing customers informing them that Apple Watch Series 2 orders won't be shipped by the promised date.

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07:48
Keyboard Maestro 7.3

Adds a number of refinements for the powerful automation and clipboard utility. ($36 new, free update, 19.6 MB)

 

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07:40
Apple Japan Unit Ordered To Pay $118M Tax For...

Apple's unit in Japan was ordered to pay 12 billion yen, or $118 million tax by local authorities after they determined it had underreported income. Apple has since reportedly paid the sum. From a Reuters report: The Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau determined that the unit, which sends part of its profits earned from fees paid by Japan subscribers to another Apple unit in Ireland to pay for software licensing, had not been paying a withholding tax on those earnings in Japan, according to broadcaster NHK. Apple and other multinational companies have come under much tax scrutiny from governments around the world. The European Union has ordered Apple to pay Ireland 13 billion euros ($14.6 billion) in back taxes after ruling it had received illegal state aid. Apple and Dublin plan to appeal the ruling, arguing the tax treatment was in line with EU law.

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07:37
AirBeamTV launches wireless Mac screen mirroring to...

AirBeamTV has announced Mirror for LG TV 1.0.0 for Mac OS X (10.10 and higher), the latest in a family of screen mirroring apps. It lets you wirelessly mirror the screen of a Mac directly on any LG Smart TV without the need for any additional hardware. 

Users can even choose whether they would like the audio from their Mac to be transferred to the TV as well. Mirror for LG TV 1.0.0 costs $9.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store. Users who would like to test Mirror for LG TV to see if their TV is supported and their local network is fast enough, can download a free two-minute trial version from the product website.

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07:30
Why Russian Hackers Are Doing the US a Favor


Colin Powell's hacked email once again showcases that what people in office tell us and what they actually think are two very different things. Politicians work for us -- we are supposedly their employers. Yet we seem to know far less about what they do and think than what we need to know in order to vote intelligently. Powell's comments are actually far more damaging to Clinton than Trump, because he knows and has worked with Clinton and refers to her as a friend. Clearly, if it were it up to him, neither of them should be elected president.

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07:28
iFixIt offers a teardown of the iPhone 7 Plus

The gang at iFixIt, which tears apart tech products so you don’t have to, has completed its teardown of the iPhone 7 Plus. There’s been a lot of buzz about the waterproofiness of the 7 Plus, so they took a look at what contributes to that stellar IP67 rating. 

“A new set of super-sticky adhesive strips keeps the display tightly adhered to the frame,” says iFixIt. “Tons of rubber seals surround points of ingress, like the mute switch and SIM tray. There are also tight seals and fine mesh decking the dual speaker grilles. The mechanical home button has been replaced by a solid state touch sensor, and the phone’s ‘real’ buttons are gasketed to the gills.”

Other highlights of the teardown:

  • The battery is rated at 3.82 V and 2900 mAh, for a total of 11.1 Wh, a slight upgrade over the 10.45 Wh (3.8 V, 2750 mAh) of the 6s Plus, and on par with the 11.1 Wh, 2915 mAh cell found in...
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07:04
Apple surveying users about the headphone jack on...

Juli Clover, writing for MacRumors:

In recent weeks, Apple has been sending out surveys to users asking about MacBook Pro features, most notably the headphone jack. A survey question shared by MacRumors reader Blake asks “Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?”

There are several other reports on Twitter from users who have been asked similar questions about the headphone jack, suggesting Apple is exploring the removal of the headphone jack in a future version of the MacBook Pro.

If there is a MacBook Pro update coming this year, I suspect it will have a headphone jack. This sort of market research would typically be done during the design phase, not in preparation for product rollout. I suspect the headphone jack will, ultimately, go away, as wireless becomes the standard. On the iPhone 7, waterproofing and case real estate are often quoted as two driving reasons for the removal of the headphone jack. Neither of these is a...

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07:03
Comment: This is why Apple was right to hold back on...

It was yesterday suggested that Apple may be partnering with Energous, developer of a wireless charging technology known as WattApp. The company later issued a statement downplaying the evidence for the partnership, but – notably – without actually denying it.

Either way, it seems pretty clear by now that Apple is indeed waiting for either this or some similar long-distance wireless charging tech, and it is absolutely right to do so.

When I wrote a wish-list for the iPhone 7 back in November of last year, there were five items on it. Apple delivered three of them. But a number of you wondered why wireless charging wasn’t on my list, and I wrote a...

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07:03
iPhone 7 teardown confirms Intel modem in AT&T,...

A pair of teardowns have confirmed speculation that Apple used multiple vendors for cellular modems in the iPhone 7 family, with an Intel-made wireless modem found in a model for AT&T and T-Mobile.

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06:54
How to add an app to your Apple Watch dock

The dock is new to watchOS 3. This lays out the process of adding apps to the dock. Pretty simple, but worth walking through the process. Removal is just as easy – click the “-” instead of the “+”.

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06:49
100+ new iPhone and iPad features in iOS 10

This is a monster of a post, with a wealth of detail, lots of images and embedded videos. I’m bookmarking this one (I already made my way through it) so I can search it later. Well done.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:35
iPhone 7 worldwide launch day

CNET covers Apple’s iPhone 7 launch at various locations around the world. Even with the news that there would be no iPhone 7 Plus and no iPhone 7’s in Jet Black, there were still plenty of people in line, perhaps hoping against hope that those shortage announcements were not true.

As to the shortages, there seems to be two complementary explanations: One is due to the extra time required to achieve the jet black finish using a technique Jony Ive refers to as “rotational 3D polishing.”

The second issue is apparent supply chain constraints for the iPhone 7 Plus dual camera, which requires more precision and calibration during assembly.

∞ Read this on The Loop...

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06:31
Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus survive early...

With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus already out in many parts of the world, people are beginning to subject Apple's phones to numerous stress tests, including drop and water tests that, at least in some early cases, the products are passing.

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06:30
Researcher proves that approach rejected by FBI...

When the FBI was still demanding Apple’s help to access a work iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers, security firm Trail of Bits wrote a blog post claiming that the phone could be accessed without Apple’s assistance. A Cambridge University researcher has now successfully demonstrated that the method proposed would have worked.

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06:30
Pics and videos from Apple Green Hills retail store...

The new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus go on sale at Apple stores and carrier retail locations in more than 25 countries today, with prices starting at $649. With strong handset pre-orders, Apple shares have so far gained 12% in what could be their best week since October 2011.

Apple World Today contributor Jennifer Sellers was in line at the Apple Green Hills retail store in Nashville, Tennessee, and sent us these pics of the folks in line for new smartphones and smartwatches. She's also filming videos, which are coming soon.

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06:21
∞ Waterproof testing the iPhone 7 with water, Fanta...

[VIDEO] This remarkable video from the InfoHut YouTube channel shows an iPhone 7 Plus submerged in various liquids, then opened up to check for any water inside the case.

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06:14
Apple Watch Series 2 teardown reveals secret to...

iFixit didn’t waste any time on a teardown of the iPhone 7 Plus, and has now done the same with the new Apple Watch Series 2.

The main discovery is a much higher-capacity battery. The 273mAh battery offers almost a third more capacity than the 205mAh one in the first-gen Watch. However, all that extra power doesn’t extend the battery-life of the device – it’s rated for the same 18 hours as the original – it instead powers the built-in GPS and much brighter screen.

iFixit also identified what seems to be the main secret to the greatly-improved waterproofing of the Series 2 …

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06:09
Slice Intelligence: the iPhone 7 Plus model is the...

Data from Slice Intelligence says the first online sales figures (from its database of over four million shoppers) and reports from early shoppers shows the iPhone 7 Plus is more popular than the iPhone 7. 

Among those preordering the iPhone 7, in the first 48 hours of availability, 55% ordered the Plus model. By comparison, over half of the iPhone orders of the 6 and 6s were for the regular model during the first two days of availability. 

Those who re-ordered the iPhone 7 tend to be “Apple loyalists,” says Slice Intelligence. Fifty-five percent of iPhone 7 buyers purchased an iPhone online in the past two years. The research group also observed that the iPhone upgrade cycle is ticking up: only 34% of iPhone 7 buyers hadn’t purchased a phone online since 2014, versus 40% of 6s buyers. While there have been explosive reports about the Galaxy Note 7, only 2% of these shoppers bought a Samsung phone in the...

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06:09
Apple fans line up worldwide for iPhone 7, iPhone 7...

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus rolled out to 28 regions around the world on Friday, and was anxiously awaited by crowds picking up pre-orders, with others disregarding Apple's warnings of low stock.

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06:04
Apple II, ProDOS emulator on your Mac

Ever play with an Apple II? ProDOS? Then you’ll want to check this for yourself.

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06:02
Apple’s iTunes unit in Japan pays about $118 million...

Apple’s iTunes unit in Japan was ordered to pay some 12 billion yen (about $118 million) in tax by local authorities after underreporting income, reports Reuters. It’s been paid.

The Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau determined that the unit, which sends part of its profits earned from fees paid by Japan subscribers to another Apple unit in Ireland to pay for software licensing, had not been paying a withholding tax on those earnings in Japan, according to broadcaster NHK.

This is the second time in recent days Apple has been dinged in Japan. A report by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) — as noted by Nikkei — says Apple and Google engage in practices that undermine competition in the smartphone app market by making the most of their...

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06:00
The Week in iOS Apps: Apps for iOS 10

Ten forward

This week’s roundup includes a batch of apps that have been revamped to take advantage of new features in iOS 10. Read on!

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

The in-app camera in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (free, iPhone only) now supports the DNG format, Adobe’s raw-source format “that gives you maximum image quality and the greatest amount of editing flexibility.” To use the format, though, you’ll need iOS 10 and a device with a 10-megapixel camera.

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06:00
Apple Is Still Ignoring One of the Biggest iPhone...

Jason Koebler, writing for Motherboard: As Apple is preparing to ship its brand new iPhone, the company continues to ignore one of the biggest hardware defects to ever plague its smartphone line. Just two years after it was released, the touchscreens of thousands upon thousands of iPhone 6 Pluses are completely losing their functionality under normal use, which experts say is the long-term effect of the engineering flaw that gave us "bendgate." By most accounts, dead touchscreens have become an iPhone 6 Plus epidemic, and yet the company has not commented on it, leaving consumers uninformed and harming independent repair businesses. In many cases, Apple has charged hundreds of dollars to replace a broken phone with a refurbished one that is subject to the same engineering defect that caused the phone to break in the first place. A lawsuit has been filed against Apple, claiming the company "has long been aware of the defective iPhones," but continues to do nothing about it. "...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Uiee Portable Battery & Wall...

Today in iLounge Deals, we’re offering the Uiee Portable Battery & Wall Charger for only $21.99 — that’s 26% off the regular price. This ultra-small charger is portable enough to take with you just about anywhere for those times when you need to get juiced up on the go. The coiled charging cable, collapsable prongs made it extremely compact, while an internal battery gives you a quick jolt of power when you’re away from an…

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05:57
iPhone 7 waterproof tests: submerged in water, hot...

Subject to availability, the world is getting their hands on their brand new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus units today. This includes the fleet of YouTube accounts who buy phones just to destroy them … there are now dozens of iPhone 7 waterproofing tests ready to watch.

Apple only promises the iPhone 7 can withstand 1 meter of submersion – all the test iPhones in the YouTube videos we’ve seen easily exceed its advertised waterproofness rating. The video from infohut, embedded below, subjects the iPhone 7 in water, fizzy orange and coffee. The iPhone 7 survives in perfect working order; the video then takes the phone apart to show that no liquid residue at all breached the chassis.

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05:55
XQ: The Super School Project of Laurene Powell Jobs...

The XQ: The Super School Project of Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, is placing $10 million bets on 10 high schools over the next five years designed to spark experimentation nationwide, reports USA TODAY. Powell Jobs will be in Washington on Wednesday evening to unveil the 10 lucky schools funded through her charity, The Emerson Collective.

On the XQ home page it states: “We’ve gone from the Model T to the Tesla and from the switchboard to the smartphone. Yet high school has remained frozen in time.”

In an interview with USA TODAY, Powell Jobs said she was “humbled” by the response to the competition, which received about 700 applications. She and others spent a year working with 348 teams in...

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05:35
∞ “Even if you uninstall Google Maps, Google Play’s...

Mustafa Al-Bassam tweets:

Yesterday I almost had a heart attack when I entered McDonald’s and I had a notification on my phone asking me to install their app.

And:

It seems that with the latest versions of Android, Google Maps is on 24/7, waiting to send you notifications, with no way to disable it.

And:

Even if you uninstall Google Maps, Google Play’s background service is tracking your location 24/7.

As proof, that last tweet includes some screen shots with the details.

Is this a bug? Intentional? Is this info saved on your phone? Does your location data ever leave your phone, headed for Google’s servers?

On the flip side, Apple exposes Location Services with a switch in Settings > Privacy > Location Services. That switch controls location data for my iOS device and...

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05:23
Camera app makers tap into RAW power with iOS, and...

iOS 10 finally turns the iPhone into a real camera. Before you get the pitchforks and torches out, let me explain: it’s the first release that gives iPhone owners access to the same rich, deep information that standalone cameras have offered for years via unprocessed RAW images and, in some cases, wide-gamut color. Many photographers prefer to shoot in RAW and use editing programs like Lightroom to “develop” a photo with the white balance and exposure balance they prefer. And, seemingly uniquely in iOS, Apple only allows effective access to its image sensor data through third-party camera apps—it’s like throwing RAW meat (sorry) to app developers.

Broadly speaking, capturing RAW data and retaining and displaying wide-color gamut image data for in-phone editing expands an iPhone (and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro) from a high-quality snapshot camera that can be pushed to the limit with often remarkable results, to a fully professional image-capture and editing system that, when...

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05:15
Apple begins surveying users as to headphone jack,...

The 3.5 millimeter headphone jack on the Retina display MacBook Pro could be next on the chopping block.

A number of users have reported Apple asking “Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?”

There are several other reports on Twitter from users who have been asked similar questions about the headphone jack, suggesting Apple is exploring the removal of the headphone jack in a future version of the MacBook Pro. Apple has eliminated the headphone jack from the iPhone and may apply the change to other products.

Apple is apparently also asking users as to battery life and other ports, including the SD card slot.

Based on a leaked MacBook Pro shell, the upcoming MacBook Pro will include four USB-C ports and a...

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05:08
AppleInsider podcast talks iOS 10, iPhone 7 stock at...

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil Hughes tells Victor Marks about the latest iOS, iPhone 7 supply shortage, headphones (Bluetooth and otherwise), and more.

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05:00
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission institutes...

As embarrassing as some of Apple’s battery-based snafus have been, the feds never announced a recall of these units.

On Thursday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission officially announced a recall of Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 smartphones following reports of the phone’s batteries exploding.

The program applies to devices purchased before September 15 — approximately 1 million of them, the CPSC said.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission offered the following comment:

“The lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers.”

Samsung has apparently received 92 report of batteries overheating in the U.S., with 55 reports of property damage and 25 reports of...

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05:00
Sony Kicks The Last Guardian Down the Road Again


The first wave of previews for SIE's long-in-development video game epic The Last Guardian appeared following a demo at the Tokyo Game Show earlier this week, and reactions were mixed. Much of the coverage of this PS4 game, first announced at E3 in 2007, has focused on its long development process and delays. It originally was to be a follow-up to Fumito Ueda's Shadow of the Colossus, but after years of development twists and turns that resulted in nothing more than vaporware, it seemed possible the title never would be released.

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04:48
Tests show matte black iPhone 7 resists key...

While Apple has warned that the high-gloss surface of the Jet Black iPhone 7 is easily scratched, we’ve heard nothing yet about the scratch-resistance of the matte black finish. YouTuber JerryRigEverything set out to correct that by putting an iPhone through a series of torture tests.

The tests revealed a mix of good news and bad. All four surfaces tested – back, screen, Home key and camera lens – resisted scratches from both coins and keys, suggesting that the iPhone should be reasonably safe in a pocket. Not that we’d recommend conducting your own practical tests.

But scratch tests of the camera lens raised questions about Apple’s claims for the device …

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04:30
How to ‘Find My Car’ with iOS 10

Do you often forget where your parked your car in the mall parking lot? If you’ve got an iPhone running iOS 10, no problem.

Well, it’s no problem if you have a connection to your car’s Bluetooth or CarPlay stereo. If you do, Siri automatically detects when you’re driving and drops a pin at the location you stop, so you can easily find it later. When you leave the car, your iPhone will show you a notification to tell you that the Maps app has dropped a pin where you parked. You can tap that notification to get more information. There’s also an “Edit location” button in case the Maps app got the location wrong.

The Find My Car feature is enabled by default in iOS 10. If you want to turn it off, go to the Setting app, then go to the Maps preferences, and toggle it off.

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04:13
iPhone 7 Plus outselling regular iPhone 7 – first...

Pre-order data shows that more people have ordered the iPhone 7 Plus than the smaller 4.7-inch model. It’s the first time that the larger model has proven more popular than the regular one, with the dual camera the most likely explanation.

Apple never reveals the breakdown of iPhone models ordered, but Slice Intelligence has a huge panel of U.S. shoppers who agree to allow the company to roboscan their emails for purchase receipts and report the data. Analysis of almost 32,000 pre-order receipt emails reveals that the breakdown was 55% Plus, 45% regular. This contrasts with just 35% ordering the iPhone 6 Plus and 41% opting for the 6s Plus.

The company also collected data on...

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04:00
Daily Deal: 30% off the ZeroLemon iPhone 7 Slim...

Do you have an iPhone 7 arriving today or are you standing in line at the Apple Store buying one? To get both protection and more power for your new baby, take a look at this bargain in the Apple World Today Deals Shop. We're introducing the ZeroLemon iPhone 7 Slim Juicer 4000 mAh battery case for just $69.99, 30% off of the usual $99.99 price tag. 

While other manufacturers may take a while to get their iPhone 7 battery cases to market, ZeroLemon is ready to go with a protective battery case that can add 140% more power to your new iPhone:

  • Adds 14 hours of talk time or 10 hours of web browsing time
  • Syncs to charging cable or computer w/o having to remove the case
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04:00
Got light? Solar Keyboard for the Mac may be for you

Logitech's $59.99 Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac will tempt you if:

  • You want a keyboard that doesn't require a physical connection OR batteries.
  • You want a full-sized keyboard with a numeric keypad.
  • You have lots of room on your desktop OR you don't use an Apple Magic Trackpad.

The K750 sports onboard solar cells that power the keyboard using ambient light -- even indoor lighting. I unpacked it and, as soon as paired with the Mac, it immediately worked. No wired USB connection (more on that in a moment). No batteries. No software installation required. 

Logitech says the K750 will work up to three months in total darkness. I'll take their word for it, as I never work in total darkness and know of no one who does. The keyboard -- which is svelte enough that, at first glance, you might think Apple guru Jonathan Ive designed it -- is available in...

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03:48
Boom 2 v1.5

Adds a Controlled Boost feature and re-calibrates audio to enhance the Mac’s default speakers. ($14.99 new, free update, 11.7 MB)

 

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Thursday September 15

22:08
Apple pays $118M tax for underreported iTunes Japan...

Japan's tax authority ordered Apple to pay about 12 billion yen (roughly $118 million) in taxes for improperly reporting earnings associated with its iTunes unit, according to local reports Friday.

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22:04
Apple Watch Series 2 teardown reveals high capacity...

In tandem with a teardown of Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, iFixit on Friday disassembled the new Apple Watch Series 2, finding a larger battery cell and slightly tweaked internal layout.

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21:22
Laurene Powell Jobs donates $100M to reinvent US...

Laurene Powell Jobs, president of the Emerson Collective charity and widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, this week awarded ten high schools $10 million each as part of a project to foster innovative ideas in education.

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21:01
Big shift: demand for dual-camera iPhone 7 Plus...

For the first time ever, order demand among early iPhone buyers has decisively shifted to Apple's Plus-sized model compared to the standard 4.7 inch version. If sustained, a shift to the higher-end would mean even greater profits for Apple, which is already basking in reports of enthusiastic demand for its latest and greatest iPhone.

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20:49
BusyCal 3.0.6

Brings updated compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($49.99 new, free update, 11.2 MB)

 

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20:23
iFixit teardown reveals exactly what replaced the...

As it does every year, device repair site iFixit is putting all of Apple’s new devices through the teardown process. This year, the site is tearing down the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch 2. As usual, Apple leaves some details regarding the internals of its new devices a secret, but iFixit is able to figure out some of those secrets with its teardowns…

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20:05
First iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals larger battery...

Mere hours after Apple's iPhone 7 Plus arrived in the hands of pre-order customers on Friday, the team at iFixit ripped the new flagship smartphone open to reveal a larger battery, revamped internal layout, fake speaker port in lieu of a headphone jack and other goodies.

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19:22
Matte black iPhone 7 undergoes brutal scratch, bend...

Although it just launched mere hours ago, Apple's latest 4.7-inch iPhone 7 has already been subjected to a brutal durability test that shows the new matte black finish, while fairly resistant to scuffs, is no match for a razor.

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19:03
Why A-Series Benchmark Scores Matter

Thom Holwerda on Twitter, quoting a tweet of mine touting the iPhone 7’s astounding Geekbench scores:

Funny how just like in the PPC days, benchmarks only start
mattering when they favour [insert platform of choice].

https://twitter.com/gruber/status/776295771943600129

I like reading/following Holwerda, because he’s someone who I feel keeps me on my toes. But he’s off-base here. I’m certainly not saying that CPU or GPU performance is a primary reason why anyone should buy an iPhone instead of an Android phone. In fact, I’ll emphasize that if the tables were turned and it were Android phones that were registering Geekbench scores double those of the iPhone, I would still be using an iPhone. In the same way that I’ve been using Mac, non-...

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18:04
First iPhone 7 pre-order shipments arrive as lines...

As the first iPhone 7 and 7 Plus units land in the hands of pre-order customers living in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia, customers eager to score their own copy are queueing up outside Apple's retail stores.

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17:49
U.S. urges Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners to stop use...

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued an announcement urging anyone using a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 purchased before today to "immediately stop using and power down" the device and seek a replacement or refund, due to the risk of battery overheating and fires.

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17:26
A closer look at Apple Watch Series 2 and the long...

Apple's second generation smartwatch enhances overall performance, expands its usability to swimmers with better water resistance and to runners with GPS support, and improves upon both battery life and screen brightness. However, the massive enhancements made to watchOS 3 improve things sufficiently for existing Apple Watch owners, to the point where last year's watch is still fresh and relevant. Here's a deep look at the smartwatch state-of-the-art that Apple dominates globally.

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17:24
[Sponsor] Sticker Pals

The most technically ambitious and visually exuberant sticker app for iOS 10, hand-animated by David Lanham. Download it for free and make some awesome new friends.

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16:50
Apple hires former Magic Leap, Oculus engineers in...

Two recent Apple hires suggest the company is getting serious about building out its own virtual and augmented reality technologies, though Cupertino has some catching up to do as Google, Facebook and Microsoft forge ahead with mature projects.

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16:13
Apple frantically removing potentially NSFW terms...

As Jeff detailed in his massive how-to earlier this week, the biggest changes in iOS 10 came with the all-new Messages app. One of the most highly-anticipated features was support for built-in GIF search, which pulls in GIFs from a variety of outside sources. As with any instance of pulling images in from third-party sources, there are bound to be a few inappropriate ones that slip through the cracks, and iOS 10’s GIF search is no different.

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15:35
Second gold master of macOS Sierra released to...

Apple has released a second gold master of macOS Sierra to developers, even though the finished version of the operating system is due next week. 

A golden master is a final version of software ready for release to manufacturing. The first non-beta version of macOS Sierra is due to arrive on Tuesday, Sept 20.

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15:35
AWT News Update: September 15, 2016

IK Multimedia's new Lightning-based iRig HD 2

'Twas the day before iPhone 7 and all through the house, everybody was waiting for the UPS guy, that louse... Sorry, but I couldn't think of anything that rhymed. Anyway, we have a lot of fun little stories for you on the podcast today:

  • Apple ships a second Golden Master of macOS Sierra
  • A look at a 2014 filing shows that a company that's creating long-distance wireless charging technology expects to get "Apple certification"
  • Planning on watching the NFL Thursday Night Football game on Twitter tonight?
  • IK Multimedia comes out with an audio interface that just happens to work with Lightning ports

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15:26
Apple cracking down on gif search terms in iOS 10...

Apple appears to be applying heavy-handed moderation tactics to a newly introduced gif search iMessage app in iOS 10 that inadvertently retrieved pornographic images, as queries for seemingly innocuous words no longer yield results.

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