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Thursday September 7

05:00
Apple Events app for Apple TV updated, ready for...

The Apple Events app for the Apple TV is primed and ready for the September 12th media event. The app now uses the same graphic that Apple placed on its media invitations and also lists the start time so users will know when to tune in and watch.

The event will take place at the newly-completed Steve Jobs Theater on Apple’s new campus on September 12th at 10 AM pacific time. Apple has yet to say what will be announced, albeit the rumor mill is eagerly anticipating an updated iPhone 7, a new OLED screen iPhone, a 4K Apple TV, and likely an LTE-capable Apple Watch.

If you miss the initial broadcast, the replay will be available via the app.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The Mac Observer

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04:42
The iPhone will see massive growth in 2018, predicts...

Last year wasn’t the greatest one for Apple, with all of its hardware lines – iPhone, iPad and Mac – experiencing year-on-year declining sales. Guggenheim Securities believes that there’s both good news and bad ahead.

The good news, it says, is that the iPhone 8/Edition/X will see massive iPhone revenue growth in 2018 …

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04:30
Here’s a job for Apple: revive and continue Walt...

CNBC recently aired a documentary on Walt Disney, Walt: The Man Behind The Myth, and it gave me an idea on how Apple can spend a big hunk of its $256.8 billion cash hoard: realize Walt Disney’s original vision for the Epcot Center.

Epcot is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida. It’s divided into two sections: Future World (East and West) and World Showcase. As cool as it is, it was original envisioned as something much grander.

Instead of merely another attraction in an amusement park, Walt Disney wanted to build a “city of the future.” It was to have included a prototype community, an industrial park, an airport of the future, and more.

All these elements were imagined by Disney and his staff. The project was conceived and worked on between 1962 and 1966 (when Walt Disney died). Without...

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04:15
Video: The same person who built an iPhone from...

Scotty Allen who became famous earlier this year for building an iPhone entirely out of spare parts sourced from China is back again with another amazing project; adding a working headphone jack to an iPhone 7. Watch the video below …

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04:00
How to open Microsoft Office docs in macOS Sierra (...

Need to open or export Microsoft Office docs in macOS Sierra, but don’t want to spring for Office? You can use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote to open and save docs created with Microsoft Office.

Open Microsoft Word documents with Pages. Open Microsoft Excel documents with Numbers. Open Microsoft PowerPoint presentations with Keynote.

That’s all there is to it. Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are available from the Mac App Store.

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

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03:56
Apple says Russian addresses displayed in developer...

Downtime on Apple’s Developer Center led to concern that it may have been hacked after a number of developers noted that their mailing address had been changed to one in Russia.

Apple has now issued a statement saying that this is not the case, and the issue – suspicious as it appeared – was in fact due to a bug …

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 7, 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

NPM Properties has launched TornadoFree. Not only does the free app give an alert for a tornado, it provides a map to safety. TornadoFree runs in the background, receiving regular weather updates. If a tornado forms nearby, and you are in its destructive path, the app immediately alerts you. Simply press “Map Me Out!” and the application maps you to safety.

macOS Apps/Updates

Pixeleyes has announced AutoMounter 1.5, an update to their menu item designed to automatically mount your network shares on macOS. 

The utility will mount your shares from an available server or network-attached storage appliance,...

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03:00
The Morning After: Thursday, September 7th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Good morning! T-Mobile is willing to pick up the tab for your Netflix habit, and trackball mice are back. Really.

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03:00
What's in the new iPhone? Just look at iOS 10...

Apple’s a company with a long-term product vision. Next week we’ll see the 2017 iPhones unveiled at the Steve Jobs Theater, but people inside Apple are already working hard on the 2018 model... and probably on the new features that will populate the 2019 and 2020 versions, too.

While the most interesting things to come out of any Apple event are the new product announcements, one of my favorite things about any Apple announcement is how it makes some of Apple’s previous decisions more understandable in hindsight. As outside observers who can’t peer into Apple’s inner workings, we don’t always have the necessary context to understand where the company is going.

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03:00
Build the ultimate Chromecast remote with an old...

Chromecast doesn’t come with a dedicated remote control, but you can easily make your own with these tips.

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02:28
The Nokia 8 flagship is available to pre-order in...

There's a new Nokia flagship in town. Okay, so the "Nokia" name is a bit of a red herring, given it's now HMD Global, a young Finnish startup, using the brand for a fresh suite of Android phones. (Oh, and a reborn Nokia 3310.) Still, the Nokia 8 is a...

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02:01
Fujifilm's X-E3 overhauled with 4K video and a...

Fujifilm fans have waited a long time for an X-E2 replacement, but it appears to have been worth it. The X-E3 rangefinder-style mirrorless has arrived with thoroughly modern features and is now Fujifilm's smallest viewfinder-equipped camera. It got a...

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01:32
Google's personalized Feed is now available...

Having spent many years honing its algorithms, Google has become the dominant search provider across the world. It'll almost always deliver what you're looking for, but in recent years the company has experimented with ways to bring content to you, r...

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01:00
All Jaguars will have electric drivetrains in 2020

The electric car is the future. While sales of EVs are still dwarfed by traditional gas-powered vehicles, automakers are moving forward with plans to inject electric drivetrain elements into their product lines. The latest is Jaguar which announced t...

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00:01
Logitech Circle 2 camera firmware update brings...

Logitech has today announced that HomeKit support for its Circle 2 security cameras is now available. The Circle 2 follows D-Link in being the only other HomeKit-compatible security camera on the market.

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00:00
Huawei Surpasses Apple As the World's Second...

According to analysis by consulting firm Counterpoint Research, China's leading smartphone marker, Huawei, surpassed Apple's global smartphone sales for the first time in June and July. The company is only behind Samsung in sales. The Verge reports: Figures haven't been released yet for August, though Counterpoint indicates sales for that month also look strong. However, it's worth noting that with Apple's new iPhone releases just around the corner, the iPhone maker is almost certain to get back on top in September. Researchers at Counterpoint also point out that Huawei has a weak presence in the South Asian, Indian, and North American markets, which "limits Huawei's potential to the near-to-mid-term to take a sustainable second place position behind Samsung." Its strongest market is China, and it's also popular in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Still, Apple doesn't have much to worry about; Counterpoint says the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus remain the world's best-selling...

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Wednesday September 6

23:01
Apple reportedly strikes new licensing deal with...

Apple Music users will be able to enjoy tunes from Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars for the foreseeable future. Fresh off its recent deal with Spotify, Warner Music has signed off on an agreement with the tech giant, according to sources that spoke to Bloom...

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21:44
LG unlikely to enter iPhone OLED supply chain before...




Following revelations that Samsung could be the sole supplier of OLED displays for a next-generation "iPhone 8" handset, a report late Wednesday reaffirms previous claims that Apple's effort to diversify its supply chain with panels from LG is unlikely to bear fruit before 2019.

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21:31
∞ Apple says there was no security breach on...

After fears that Apple’s developer site may have been hacked earlier today, the company said tonight that there was no security breach. Apple emailed the following statement to The Loop: […]

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21:01
IBM is installing a Watson AI lab at MIT

Both MIT and IBM are leaders in the field of Artificial Intelligence and now they're teaming up. IBM announced on Thursday that it had reached a 10-year research partnership agreement with the university worth nearly a quarter of a billion dollars. T...

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20:04
Twitch extensions are live and ready to customize...

Your favorite Twitch stream might look a bit busier and more colorful than usual now that the platform has switched on the extensions it announced at PAX West. Streamers can now customize their pages with interactive experiences they can display over...

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20:02
Report: Apple and LG aiming for 2019 to reach deal...

Just after a note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo this afternoon said Samsung was part of the reason for the iPhone 8’s high price, a new report from Bloomberg says LG’s OLED efforts aren’t going as well as planned. Thus, Apple may be forced to stick with Samsung for longer than it originally had hoped…

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17:46
It's football season! These second-screen apps...

Bringing you everything from stats to game-time snacks, these apps are as indispensable as your TV remote.

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17:34
Apple secures lower streaming rate in new deal with...




Apple has reached a new agreement with Warner Music Group that will see the tech giant pay out a smaller percentage of Apple Music revenue than it did when the service launched in 2015.

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17:16
John Deere bought an AI company to optimize crop...

Want to know how pervasive AI is becoming in seemingly all facets of daily life? Just ask Deere & Company. The John Deere brand owner just acquired Blue River Technology, which uses machine learning and computer vision to target herbicide spray...

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17:05
Hackers Can Take Control of Siri and Alexa By...

Chinese researchers have discovered a vulnerability in voice assistants from Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, and Huawei. It affects every iPhone and Macbook running Siri, any Galaxy phone, any PC running Windows 10, and even Amazon's Alexa assistant. From a report: Using a technique called the DolphinAttack, a team from Zhejiang University translated typical vocal commands into ultrasonic frequencies that are too high for the human ear to hear, but perfectly decipherable by the microphones and software powering our always-on voice assistants. This relatively simple translation process lets them take control of gadgets with just a few words uttered in frequencies none of us can hear. The researchers didn't just activate basic commands like "Hey Siri" or "Okay Google," though. They could also tell an iPhone to "call 1234567890" or tell an iPad to FaceTime the number. They could force a Macbook or a Nexus 7 to open a malicious website. They could order an Amazon Echo to "...

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16:56
Apple reaches agreement w/ Warner Music for new,...

Bloomberg reports this evening that Apple has secured a new deal with Warner Music Group for Apple Music. The deal is Apple’s first since introducing Apple Music two years ago, while the company hopes it will set precedent for future negotiations with other labels.

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16:42
Apple recruits four TV executives to growing video...




Apple recently hired four veteran television executives to join its quickly growing video content team, with the new recruits tasked to head up original programming initiatives including documentary series.

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16:35
Apple developer site may have been hacked

Apple’s Developer site has been down for a couple of hours now, and while it originally seemed like the outage was related to maintenance, a few reports trickling in from developers suggests there could potentially be another cause.

Several developers are reporting that all of their developer account addresses have been updated with an address in Russia, perhaps indicating some kind of breach or serious internal error. According to multiple developer reports, their accounts list a Russian address instead of their correct address.

We’ve reached out to Apple for comment.

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16:35
Bodhi Linux With Moksha Is Truly Enlightening


Bodhi Linux 4.3.1's implementation of the Enlightenment desktop, released late last month, continues this distro's tradition of providing an awesome desktop computing platform for office or home. When I last reviewed Bodhi Linux, I was attracted to the relatively new desktop environment. When the backup computer that hosted that earlier version of Bodhi finally needed replacement, I installed the latest version on the new hardware, mostly out of curiosity about the current progress of Enlightenment computing. Bodhi Linux did not disappoint.

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16:25
Apple hires four more veteran video executives to...

On the heels of reports highlighting specific content efforts, Apple has hired four more veteran television executives to join its video teams. According to Variety, Apple has snatched up a trio of Sony veterans, as well as a former WGN executive…

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16:22
Delta flight beats Hurricane Irma

I won’t lie – I wouldn’t have wanted to be on either leg of this flight.

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15:58
Apple issues $5B bond sale to fund capital return...




Following initial notice of a pending bond sale, Apple on Wednesday launched a $5 billion U.S. dollar-denominated debt offering to fund its capital return program, outstanding debt, acquisitions and other operational expenses.

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15:43
Water-based electrolytes promise safer phone...

It's hard to completely escape safety issues with lithium-ion batteries, in part due to the nature of the electrolytes that charge and release energy when ions shuttle between electrodes. They usually have to be made of easily combustible chemicals...

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15:30
AWT News Update: September 6, 2017

Apple's developer portal appears to have been hacked, self-driving cars get a legislative boost, we know what you'll be doing a week from Friday, and another beta is delivered by Apple:

  • developer.apple.com has been down for a while today, and many think it's due to a hacker attack. Many accounts had profile information changed to a Russian address
  • The US House of Representatives unanimously voted in approval of a proposal to accelerate autonomous vehicle testing and research
  • September 15 at midnight Pacific Time appears to be when pre-orders for new Apple products will be available
  • iOS 11 beta 10 makes it to developer devices less than a week before the golden master may be released

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

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15:14
The CW's free Seed app is now streaming on...

The CW has just launched its CW Seed app for Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Edition television. The app doesn't require a subscription, there are no added fees and you don't need a cable service provider in order to access its shows. Howev...

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15:00
Chrome 61 Arrives With JavaScript Modules, WebUSB...

The latest version of Google Chrome has launched, bringing a host of new developer features like JavaScript modules and WebUSB support. An anonymous Slashdot reader shares a report from VentureBeat: Google has launched Chrome 61 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Additions in this release include JavaScript modules and WebUSB support, among other developer features. You can update to the latest version now using the browser's built-in silent updater or download it directly from google.com/chrome. Google also released Chrome 61 for Android today. In addition to performance and stability fixes, you can expect two new features: Translate pages with a more compact toolbar and pick images with an improved image picker. Chrome now supports JavaScript modules natively via the new element, letting developers declare a script's dependencies. Modules are already popular in third-party build tools, which use them to bundle only the required scripts. Native support means the browser can fetch...

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14:59
Apple developer center 'under maintenance...




Apple on Wednesday removed a number of online developer tools from circulation, saying the assets are down for maintenance, but some members are reporting troubling changes to account details that hint at a potential security breach.

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14:50
Latest ARKit app turns iOS into a powerful measuring...

ARKit will be available to everyone in just a couple of weeks, and while we’ve seen a variety of applications that take advantage of it thus far, more polished implementations are emerging as we near the public release. Today, developer Rinat Khanov has unveiled his new augmented reality app, MeasureKit.

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14:43
George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' will...

George Orwell pretty much invented the dystopian future genre, with novels like 1984 and Animal Farm still finding relevance and new readers today. The latter novel, however, is set to become an indie video game. The team includes gaming veterans who...

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14:27
Apple’s Developer Center may be down due to a...

Apple’s developer center has been unavailable over the past few hours without explanation. It’s not uncommon to see the site go down for a few hours near announcement events, but today’s reason might be more ominous. Multiple developers across Twitter are postulating that the downtime may be due to a hack.

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14:17
Need some legacy ports? OWC’s 13-port Thunderbolt 3...

After first being slated for availability in February earlier this year, OWC’s 13-port Thunderbolt 3 dock is now finally available for purchase.

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14:17
Questionable slide leak hints Apple abandoned rear-...




A suspicious video of an alleged Foxconn presentation suggests that Apple was at one point testing a rear-facing Touch ID sensor on the "iPhone 8," but later abandoned the idea.

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14:16
The best of iOS 11: the iPad Dock [Video]

We’re just weeks away from the official launch of iOS 11, and after covering literally hundreds of features over the past few months during iOS 11’s beta phase, it’s time to begin focusing on the features that will make an immediate impact on day-to-day usage.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll break down some of our favorite new features included in iOS 11. One outstanding example of such a feature is the revamped iPad dock in iOS 11. Have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough inside to see what makes the new and improved dock so special. more…

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14:14
Smartphones could someday assess brain injuries

Researchers at the University of Washington are developing a simple way to assess potential concussions and other brain injuries with just a smartphone. The team has developed an app called PupilScreen that uses video and a smartphone's camera flash...

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13:53
Twitter's night mode gives your eyes a break on...

Twitter's night mode is all well and good if you're checking your feed from your phone while in bed, but what if you prefer to burn the midnight oil at your PC? You're set after today... or rather, tonight. Twitter has enabled night mode on the des...

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13:40
Review: Fiil Canviis Pro Wireless On-Ear Headphones

We admit it — when we first heard of Fiil (pronounced "feel"), we were skeptical. A brand we've never heard of making big promises with flashy advertising in support of a $350 Bluetooth noise-canceling headphone; we've seen our fair share come and go. But we were wrong — not only is Fiil apparently already popular outside of the US, the headphone up for review today — the Canviis Pro — is well-built, attractive, sounds good, delivers on its promised functionality (including some unique features), and pairs with a companion app that actually works. Color us impressed.{/exp:char_limit}

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13:39
Twitter night mode officially rolling out to its...

Earlier last month, Twitter began testing a night mode for its desktop website that matched its iOS app. The social network today announced that it is rolling out the darker theme to all users beginning today.

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13:34
Facebook: Russian group spent $100,000 on ads during...

"Fake news" was one of the biggest buzzwords surrounding the hotly contested 2016 presidential election, with lots of attention focusing on Facebook's role as a platform for distributing misleading stories. After some reluctance, Facebook has slowly...

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13:19
'Flip-flop' design makes quantum computers...

One of the greatest challenges in quantum computing is... well, making the computers. You may need exotic manufacturing techniques just to handle the very exacting requirements, such as positioning the atoms in quantum bits in exact positions at clos...

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13:07
iPhone users like the ‘Wall Street Journal,’ H&M...

Cambridge Analytica - a data analytics firm with a database of demographic, consumer, lifestyle and psychographic data on over 220 million Americans — has identified some of the personal preferences of consumers and how they correlate to preferences in iPhones vs. Android users. This data is based on favored hobbies, clothing brands and car brands.

According to Cambridge Analytics, iPhone users are more interested in reading and politics/current events compared to their Android using counterparts. Politics and current events are preferred by 4.3% of users, and reading is preferred by 3.5% of users. Survey respondents that own an iPhone were about 4% more likely than respondents with an Android smartphone say that they use the Wall Street Journal as a source of news. 

iPhone users visit more stores on average and are considered frequent shoppers. People...

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13:03
US House unanimously approves measures to speed up...




The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a proposal that could accelerate the testing and deployment of self-driving cars, though not without safety concerns from some parties.

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12:57
Senate will consider legislation for self-driving...

A bill on autonomous car legislation originally scheduled for a vote on September 6th just passed the US House of representatives and has been sent to the Senate for consideration. The bill does not include legislation regarding autonomous big-rig tr...

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12:56
Phil Schiller and wife donate $10 million to Bowdoin...

Phil Schiller, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Marketing, and his wife, Kim Gassett-Schiller, have donated $10 million to Bowdoin College in Maine —a school their sons Erik and Mark attended, the latter graduating this year, reports AppleInsider.

The money will be used to build a "dry" lab connecting to an existing marine lab for Bowdoin's coastal studies center, as well as a "convening" center with housing, classrooms, and dining facilities. In exchange, the coastal studies center is being renamed to the Schiller Coastal Studies Center. 

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin is a private liberal arts college located in Brunswick. It has 1,805 students and a full-time equivalent of 189 faculty. Bowdoin offers...

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12:49
Apple will help Ireland select an investment manager...

Apple will help Ireland select an investment manager for the 15 billion euros ($17.9 billion) of back tax payments that will go into escrow in the country as the tech giant appeals the tax, reports Bloomberg.

The appeal could take up to five years; an Apple win would return its money. Ireland is worried about being held accountable for any depreciation that occurs while the money sits in escrow and has sought an indemnity to make sure it isn’t liable for any drop in the value of the fund while the case winds its way through the European Union courts. 

The Irish debt office says that money will be “invested in low risk, fixed income securities, with the principal investment objective...

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12:38
Deals: High-end 2016 15" MacBook Pro for $2,299...




Shoppers this week can take advantage of the lowest price ever on Apple's 15" MacBook Pro (2.9GHz, 512GB, Radeon 460), which is now $2,299 ($800 off) with no tax outside NY and NJ. Or opt for a 2017 27" iMac 5K with Radeon 580 graphics for $2,099 after a $200 cash rebate. Apple's current top of the line 13" MacBook Pro is also $300 off.

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12:34
Alexa and Google Assistant star in BBC's...

The BBC is making a new kind of theater that works with your domestic voice assistant -- and makes you part of the show. The company's R&D department has collaborated with Rosina Sound to make a radio play that invites you, the listener, to inser...

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12:15
Here’s how the jet black iPhone’s ‘fine micro-...

It’s almost time for the iPhone 8 (and/or iPhone Edition) which means it’s been nearly one year since the jet black iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus shipped. When Apple introduced the glossy black finish, it warned customers that jet black is prone to ‘fine micro-abrasions’ and recommended using a case. I prefer using my iPhone caseless (and jet black is satisfyingly grippy) so I put Apple’s challenge to the test at the risk of losing any resale value. 

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12:13
Apple at odds with Indian regulators over anti-spam...

In a classic case of an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object, Apple's refusal to approve the Indian government's anti-spam iPhone app is causing uproar on both sides. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has been pushing unsuccessfully...

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12:09
More Sony TV execs now calling Apple ‘home’

Kim Rozenfeld (pictured), former Sony TV head of current programming, has moved to Apple, rejoining his former Sony TV bosses Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, who were named in June to oversee worldwide video programming, reports Deadline Hollywood

Picture courtesy of "Deadline Hollywood."

Also joining the team of the newly launched video programming division are Sony TV development executives, Max Aronson, who was vice president of Drama Development, and Ali Woodruff, director of Creative Affairs, as well as WGN America’s former head of PR, Rita Cooper Lee.

Deadline Hollywood says Rozenfeld is expected to oversee current programming once the service gets its original slate up and running, as well as the...

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12:01
Apple to help Ireland pick investment manager for EU...

Last month, Ireland said it would reluctantly collect €13 billion from Apple as part of an EU ruling after a long investigation into Apple’s tax affairs. Now with an appeal filed, the funds may sit for up to five years before a final ruling is determined, and Apple wants to be involved in choosing the investment manager.

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12:00
Apple's Phil Schiller & wife donate $10M to...




Apple marketing head Phil Schiller and his wife, Kim Gassett-Schiller, have together donated $10 million to Bowdoin College in Maine -- a school their sons Erik and Mark attended, the latter graduating this year.

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11:55
Spotify's new head of podcasts and video ran...

That didn't take long. Less than a week after Spotify lost its head of video and podcasting Tom Calderone, its snatched Disney's Courtney Holt for the job. As Variety notes, Holt led Maker Studios when the House of Mouse purchased it back in 2014, an...

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11:36
Martin Shkreli is selling his $2 million Wu-Tang...

Martin Shkreli, for lack of a better/more accurate word, is a gigantic tool. The priapic "pharma bro" gained notoriety after he jacked up the price of an anti-toxoplamosis drug by 5,000 percent in 2015. Later that year, it was revealed that he was th...

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11:35
Jamf Now: A mobile device management solution for...

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

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11:26
Apple expected to begin preorders of new iPhone...




With Apple's omnibus fall release event scheduled on Sept. 12, reports are circulating that Sept. 15 will see preorders for products commence -- and if the history of time elapsed between announcement and pre-order is any indication, the rumors are correct.

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11:18
Five things to do before upgrading to macOS High...

Soon -- hopefully next week -- Apple will release new versions of all of its operating systems including macOS. Over the past week, I upgraded my 2017 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar to macOS 10.13 High Sierra with hopes that the latest and greatest beta (#8) would be stable and ready to go. High Sierra is running on the MacBook Pro...but not without some issues along the way. Here are five tips that should help you prevent some of the issues that I ran into.

#1 - Make Sure You Have A Bootable Backup

Yeah, I know we constantly harp about making sure you have up to date backups, but if there's any time that you should have a good backup, it's when you're about to do a major system upgrade. 

If things go south with your High Sierra upgrade, the only thing that might save your bacon is having a bootable backup. The best possible solution for doing that is to use...

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11:17
Lawsuit claims Trump's election committee used...

Back in July, a group of lawyers sued the Presidential Advisory Committee on Election Integrity for failing to share documents, communications and for refusing to make its meetings open to the public. In a new filing on September 5th, the Lawyers' Co...

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11:14
What moral decisions should driverless cars make?

This is a fascinating dilemma and shows that our technology answers are moving much faster than our moral and ethical ones.

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11:00
Europe's biggest tech show finally delivered

As we wind down after trawling IFA's labyrinthine halls, covering everything from phones to washing machines, wearables to haunted pianos, we wanted to point out the most notable things to come out of Europe's biggest tech show -- and it was quite th...

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10:39
T-Mobile bundles Netflix subscription with unlimited...




T-Mobile has announced that starting Sept. 12, people subscribed to the company's unlimited One family plans will get access to Netflix for free, in a twist that could be meant to lure "iPhone 8" buyers.

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10:39
Your solar panels could power the neighborhood...

A new set of algorithms could make it possible for renewable energy-generating homes to not only access their power reserves during outages, but share their resources with their neighbours -- a move which could play a significant role in disaster rel...

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10:24
Headphones and earphones benchmarking test files

I’m nowhere near enough of an audiophile to need this site but I know some of you are.

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10:19
'Seal' swim analyzer measures your stroke...

Samsung and Speedo aren't the only companies targeting swimmers with new products at IFA 2017. In addition the mobile giant's Gear Fit 2 Pro and Gear Sport earlier this week, Platysens, a startup based out of Hong Kong, is doing something different w...

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10:08
‘Extreme’ telescopes find the second-fastest-...

My small caveman brain can’t even comprehend a star with the mass of half a million Earths and no larger than Washington, D.C. that spins 700 plus times per second.

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10:06
Apple makes tenth beta of iOS 11 available to...




A week after the last update, Apple has delivered the tenth developer's beta for iOS 11 with unspecified changes since the last update.

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10:04
Pixelmator Pro Whirlwind Appears on the Horizon


Pixelmator on Tuesday unveiled Pixelmator Pro 1.0 Whirlwind, a high-powered version of its popular photo editing application for macOS. The app's interface has gotten an overhaul -- it's now in a single window with no floating toolbars -- and it boasts new nondestructive, GPU-powered image editing tools and enhanced machine-learning features. Nondestructive tools for color adjustments, effects, styles and layouts give users the freedom to make or remove changes at any point in the workflow of a photo editing project.

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09:57
Maine college honors Apple SVP Phil Schiller with...

Tim Cook isn’t the only Apple executive supporting his college. Apple’s marketing chief Phil Schiller and his wife made a $10 million donation to Bowdoin College in Maine where their two sons attended, and in return the school is naming its coastal studies center in their honor.

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09:54
Apple releases iOS 11 developer beta 10 and public...

It’s been just under a week since the last iOS 11 beta, and now Apple has released the tenth developer beta preview. iOS 11 brings new features like drag-and-drop and a redesigned multitasking interface for iPad, a new customizable Control Center, and much more. iOS 11 public beta 9 is also available.

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09:51
How science found a way to help coma patients...

Wonderful yet utterly heartbreaking story.

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09:50
Analyst: Samsung is the sole supplier of OLED...

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple’s in a bit of a sticky wicket as Samsung is the sole supplier of OLED screens for the upcoming “iPhone 8” (shown in fanciful mock-ups).

This puts Samsung in the catbird’s seat when it comes to bargaining with Apple. Kuo thinks the OLED displays for the upcoming iPhone (expected to be revealed on Tuesday, Sept. 12) cost Apple between $120 and $130 per unit, which is well beyond the $45 to $55 per unit Apple is said to pay for the iPhone 7 Plus 5.5-inch LCD screen.

The analyst says that Apple is in “urgent need” of finding a second source of OLED. Any diversity in the supply chain will take time, however, as competing display makers need to not only ramp up OLED output, but also master manufacturing of the next-...

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09:47
KGI: iPhone 8 cost higher due to Samsung controlling...

KGI is out with a new report ahead of Apple’s September 12 event that shares a few details about the iPhone 8, or iPhone Edition as it may be called. Specifically, the latest report explains why the OLED iPhone must carry a premium price this year as well as the reason Apple will probably drop Touch ID fingerprint recognition.

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09:40
iPhone, iPad users seeing ‘tips’ pop-ups about the...

iPhone and iPad users have started to see “Tips” pop-ups advertising the features of the upcoming iOS 11. The tips show users some of the new features that are going to launch soon (perhaps next week) in iOS 11.

Features highlighted in the pop-up alert include a switch that will prevent you from getting any alerts while you're driving and an updated control center that lets you to control everything from your Apple TV to your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings with a swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone's screen.

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09:34
Samsung is sole supplier of costly 'iPhone 8...




The upcoming launch of the "iPhone 8" will reportedly see Apple in a precarious position in terms of parts, as the only company currently capable of producing OLED panels for the new edge-to-edge display is said to be rival Samsung.

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09:34
Counterpoint Research: Huawei surpasses Apple as the...

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

“This is a significant milestone for Huawei, the largest Chinese smartphone brand with a growing global presence,” says Counterpoint’s Research Director Peter Richardson. “It speaks volumes for this primarily network infrastructure vendor on how far it has grown in the consumer mobile handset space in the last three to four years. The global scale Huawei has been able to achieve can be attributed to its consistent investment in R&D and manufacturing, coupled with aggressive marketing and sales channel expansion.”

Of course, this streak could be temporary considering the annual iPhone refresh is just around the corner. New iPhones, as...

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09:26
James Bond may eventually be an Apple man

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

The article says that Warner Bros. looks to be the main contender for landing the rights to 007’s adventures. However, Apple and Amazon are expected to offer bids in the same ballpark, perhaps more. The Bond franchise is valued between $2 billion and $5 billion.  

Unnamed “sources” told The Hollywood Reporter that Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, recent additions to Apple’s executive team, are spearheading the effort on the tech giant’s behalf. This would suggest that Apple is interested in cutting a larger rights deal or acquiring full ownership to exploit...

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09:18
News: Apple rumored to be bidding for James Bond...

Apple is rumored to have entered the running to buy the rights to the James Bond franchise, a property worth between $2 billion and $5 billion, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Major film studios like MGM, Sony, Universal and Warner Bros. have been pursuing a deal since the franchise’s deal with Sony expired in 2015, and Apple’s entry into the bidding has ratcheted up the intensity. Apple is also reportedly in discussions to buy or lease…

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09:17
Spat between Apple & India over 'Do Not...




The impasse between Apple and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India over the country's "Do Not Disturb" app could be swung by future rules that would force Apple to allow it, a report suggested on Wednesday.

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08:46
News: India ups pressure on Apple to approve anti-...

Apple’s refusal to approve India’s anti-spam app could cause problems for the company’s efforts to expand its sales in the country, Bloomberg reports. Apple has thus far refused to make the Telecom Regulatory Authority’s app — which blocks annoying unsolicited calls and texts — available on the App Store, drawing the ire of the TRAI’s leadership. Apple doesn’t permit third-party apps to access SMS details and call…

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08:38
T-Mobile plans will include Netflix for free...

Last week, T-Mobile teased that it would be hosting an event to introduce the latest addition to its popular Un-Carrier movement. That event took place today in the form of a livestream where T-Mobile revealed that it’s now including Netflix for free with certain T-Mobile One plans.

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08:28
Apple, Amazon join race for James Bond film rights

Hollywood and the press that covers it are notorious for these kinds of stories that act as trial balloons in negotiations with various companies. I don’t believe for a second Apple is actually in the running for the James Bond rights.

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08:20
Apple allegedly making big push for $5 billion James...




After a 2015 expiration of the last deal for the James Bond 007 film franchise, a new report claims that Apple, Amazon, and Warner Bros. are sparring over production rights for future films.

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08:00
News: Apple ending Apple Music Festival after 10-...

Apple has confirmed that it’s pulling the plug on the Apple Music Festival the company has hosted for the past 10 years, Music Business Worldwide reports. Originally named the “iTunes Festival,” the annual event was hosted at London’s Roundhouse for an audience of competition winners and broadcast live around the world over more than a week of performances. Popular artists like Adele, Arctic Monkeys, Beck, Coldplay, Lady Gaga,…

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07:42
PSA: Zello app for iPhone is not an actual walkie-...




In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and with Irma approaching, word is spreading about "push to talk" iPhone app Zello. However, downloads should be aware that the app requires not only a solid internet connection, but connectivity to Zello's servers to function.

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07:33
Steve Jobs Theater has a rotating elevator and...

One of the questions about next week’s keynote is how Apple will handle the product demos after the presentation. It usually holds these in a separate room, but so far we’ve seen no sign of any space for it in the limited glimpses we’ve had of the interior of the Steve Jobs Theater …

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07:30
News: Apple Events app gets update ahead of Sept. 12...

Apple has updated its Apple TV Events app with a listing for its September 12 event — the first to be held at the new Steve Jobs Theater. As previously reported, at 10 a.m. Pacific time that day Apple is expected to reveal its new iPhones — including the tenth-anniversary iPhone 8/Edition — alongside a new 4K Apple TV and a cellular-capable Apple Watch. Apple TV owners will be able to stream the event through the Events app, and as always…

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07:26
Logitech's MX Ergo trackball provides...




Logitech is revisiting ergonomics on the Mac, with the new MX Ergo wireless trackball, allowing users to customize angle for maximum comfort.

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07:20
Apple uses iOS 10 Tips app to start teaching iOS 11...




Apple has begun pushing out Tips notifications to iOS 10 users, encouraging them to get familiar with some of the features coming in this fall's iOS 11 -- perhaps a sign that the update is as little as a week away.

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07:12
Apple said to be among companies bidding for rights...

Apple is said to be ramping up its focus on original video content and now the company is reportedly in the running to purchase film rights for the James Bond series. Sony’s deal for the franchise expired after the 2015 ‘Spectre’ film and Amazon and Apple are in pursuit to take it over…

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