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12:20
Latest estimates place holiday Apple Watch sales at...




Apple may have sold as many as 6 million Apple Watches during the December quarter, generating as much as $2.6 billion in revenue -- and giving the company of almost 80 percent of smartwatch revenues during the period, new research suggests.

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12:13
Facebook warns inauguration protesters over police...

Protests on the day of President Trump's inauguration were mostly peaceful, but over 230 people were arrested on allegations of rioting... and law enforcement appears bent on scouring their internet profiles for evidence. CityLab has learned that Was...

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11:56
Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine talks joining Apple...




A new interview with Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine discusses what led the executive to join the Apple Music project and the challenging times ahead for both streaming services, and the recording industry.

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11:52
External Link: Daniel Sternberg on Apple’s Lack of...

What happens when Apple isn’t passionate about a product line or service? Look no further than iBooks, iBooks Author, and the iBooks Store. After an initial burst of enthusiasm, both iBooks and iBooks Author have languished, iCloud Drive’s integration with iBooks is flaky, and the iBooks Store never recovered momentum after Apple was found guilty of ebook price fixing back in 2013. In a blog post, well-known programming author and speaker Daniel Sternberg emotes about Apple’s lack of passion for books and his frustrations with the iBooks Store, which we’ve experienced as well. “It’s a shame,” he concludes, “that there isn’t a nexus of passion about books and education at Apple like there is about health and music.”

 

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11:48
Twitter's diversity and HR heads are leaving...

Twitter had a rough time in 2016, and it's not starting the new year off very well, either. The company's vice president of diversity and inclusion, Jeffrey Siminoff, is leaving at the end of the month, according to TechCrunch, while head of human re...

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11:36
Variety’s interview with Jimmy Iovine about Apple...

As much as I may disagree with Apple Music’s focus, I do agree with this.

Yet despite competition from Spotify, Jay Z’s Tidal, and others, Iovine doesn’t believe that streaming has to become a winner-take-all proposition.

“Not if streaming is done right,” he says. What “right” means is that each service is culturally different, he explains, so that each has a different feel. “Yeah, they all have the same catalog, but what we’re doing is we’re just building on top of that. That’s where the personality and the feel will come from.”

I only wish that Apple’s culture included less pandering to celebrities and more focus on the user experience, as well as including a wider variety of musicians and genres they are willing to promote. I doubt that will happen, but one can hope.

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11:35
Delayed BeatsX wireless earbuds will ship February...

Apple and its subsidiary Beats announced the BeatsX earphones last September, alongside Apple’s own AirPods, since they have the same W1 chip that helps the AirPods pair so seamlessly to iPhones and iPads. But then they never shipped, completely missing their late-fall estimate. It’s understandable if you forgot they existed.

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11:28
Apple scoops up almost 80% of total smartwatch...

Apple set a new quarterly shipment record in in the fourth quarter of 2016, contributing to total smartwatch shipments exceeding nine million units, according to Canalys. This global market figure was largely driven by Apple’s six million shipments, representing year-on-year growth of 12%. 

It was the Apple Watch’s best quarter despite “being significantly handicapped by supply constraints, even though Apple simultaneously expanded its supply chain,” according to the research group. According to Canalys estimates, the Apple Watch generated more than US$2.6 billion in revenue for Apple in the fourth quarter of 2016, making up nearly 80% of total smartwatch revenue.

 “Apart from the hardware and software improvements of the new models, Apple succeeded mainly due to its streamlined marketing and re-aligned pricing, which helped it address a wider audience,” says analyst Jason Low. "The Series 1’s lower entry price and...

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11:20
Google uses AI to sharpen low-res images

Deckard's photo-enhancing gear in Blade Runner is still the stuff of fantasy. However, Google might just have a close-enough approximation before long. The Google Brain team has developed a system that uses neural networks to fill in the details on v...

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11:17
New public beta of iOS 10.3 available

Apple has released a second public beta of iOS 10.3. If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so here. The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.

iOS 10.3 updates the file structure on an iOS device to the Apple File System (APFS). AFPS is optimized for Flash/SSD storage and features “strong encryption, copy-on-write metadata, space sharing, cloning for files and directories, snapshots, fast directory sizing, atomic safe-save primitives, and improved file system fundamentals.”

The beta also includes a new "Find My AirPods" ability, additions to Siri, CarPlay improvements, and some changes to Maps. What’s more, Apple says that by the time iOS 10.3 is available to customers, developers will be able to respond to customer reviews on the Apple App Store.

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11:15
Anonymous Hacker Pulls Plug on Thousands of Dark Net...


Twenty percent of the Dark Net was taken offline last week, when a hacker compromised a server hosting some 10,000 websites on the Tor network. Tor, designed to hide the identities of its users, is widely used on the Dark Web, which serves as a hub for illegal online activities. Visitors to the affected pages were greeted with the message, "Hello, Freedom Hosting II, you've been hacked." The attacker reportedly took Freedom Hosting II offline because 50 percent of its sites contained child pornography.

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11:02
How to force close Apple Watch apps in watchOS 3




Just like with any other platform, sometimes Apple Watch apps will freeze or have bugs. Thankfully, watchOS 3 includes a quick way to force-quit an app from your wrist, allowing it to start fresh.

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11:01
Review: First Alert’s Onelink Smoke + Carbon...

If you’re assembling a HomeKit home, First Alert’s Onelink Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm is currently the best smoke detector to purchase. As a smart smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, Onelink sends you alerts when triggered while you’re away and HomeKit support turns Onelink into a trigger for automation. Check out our hands-on review below:

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10:55
US and UK among the most civil nations online,...

Today is "Safer Internet Day," so Microsoft has released some stats showing relative safety and civility by nation. It turns out that people find each other pretty civil online in the US, as the nation placed third on Microsoft's "Digital Civility In...

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10:30
CRISPR, 'binge-watch' and 'botnet...

The vocabulary experts who decide which terms get added to the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary are at it again. Today, over 1,000 new words made the cut from fields like science, tech, medicine pop culture, sports and more. Among the new additions are C...

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10:29
Apple posts second developer beta of macOS Sierra 10...

Apple has released a second developer beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4. It can be be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center — if you’re a registered developer, that is.

macOS Sierra 10.12.4 brings iOS's Night Shift mode to the Mac, allowing users to cut down on blue light exposure. It also includes Shanghainese dictation support, cricket scores for Siri, and PDFKit improvements.

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10:28
Apple releases iOS 10.3 public beta 2 for iPhone and...

Apple has released the second iOS 10.3 public beta for testing on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10.3 public beta 2 follows the second developer version of the upcoming software update.

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10:27
Apple releases second developer beta of macOS Sierra...




After developer beta releases for iOS, watchOS, and tvOS on Monday, Apple has released a second beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta for developers alongside a second beta release of iOS 10.3.

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10:22
Apple Maps now provides real-time traffic conditions...

Apple Maps for macOS, iOS and watchOS now provides real-time traffic conditions to Argentina customers, according to Apple’s refreshed iOS Feature Availability webpage.

Apple Maps will now alert users highly congested areas with orange or red lines along the roads, helping drivers avoid any delays. Real-time traffic conditions are now available in more than 40 countries.

In May 2016, Apple announced the opening of an office in Hyderabad, India, that will focus on development of Maps for the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. This investment will accelerate Maps development and create up to 4,000 jobs, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. The company has been continually updating and adding new features to Maps, including 3D views, the Flyover feature and tools to help customers find places to shop, eat and explore nearby areas.

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10:16
Report: Apple Watch’s record quarter generated near...

Apple doesn’t break out its Apple Watch numbers when it reports device sales and revenue each quarter, but it did say during the fiscal Q1 earnings call the wearable hit record numbers for both units and revenue during the important holiday period. The latest report from research firm Canalys today puts estimates of Apple Watch sales at around 6 million units and $2.6 billion in revenue. This would mean the company took almost 80% of total revenue for the smartwatch market last quarter, according to the report’s estimates. It would also represent around 12% year-over-year growth for Apple Watch sales:

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10:13
Thirty-six percent of U.S. merchants now accept...

Apple Pay has the largest percentage of supporting U.S. merchants with 36% accepting Apple’s mobile payment service, according to new data from Boston Retail Partners (BRP) That’s up from 16% in 2016.

Approximately 22% of retailers are planning to accept Apple Pay in the next 12 months, 11% plan to do so within 1-3 years, and 31% are adopting a “wait and see” approach. PayPal is in second place with a 34% acceptance rate, followed by Mastercard PayPass (25%), Android Pay (24%), Visa Checkout (20%), Samsung Pay (18%), Chase Pay (11%) and private label mobile wallets with 4%

Almost half (49%) of retailers already are using mobile solutions for sales staff, up from fewer than a third (31%) last year, according to BRP. The study comprised a survey of 500 top North American retailers, 76% of which have revenue of $100 million or more and 50% with revenue of $500 million or more.

Apple Pay is currently...

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10:11
Apple rolling out macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 2 for Mac

Apple is rolling out the second macOS 10.12.4 beta for developer testing. The upcoming version of macOS Sierra is the first to bring Night Shift to the Mac.

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10:07
Stanford students recreated a 5,000-year-old Chinese...

Homebrewing is a niche hobby today, but before the industrialization of the industry, a lot of beer was made in people's kitchens. Li Liu, a professor in Chinese archaeology at Stanford, was part of a team that recently discovered a 5,000-year-old...

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10:04
Twitter pushes on in the fight against online abuse

Following the announcements in November about their fight against online abuse, Twitter has announced some new updates on their progress. Starting today the company is pushing out new changes that should help combat the more obvious online abuse patterns.

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10:02
Expect Kaby Lake processors (and 32GB of RAM) in...

Apple blog Pike's Universum hash uncovered three motherboard identifiers that hint at updated MacBook Pros with Kaby Lake processors. Since the latest version of the laptops only arrived, four months ago, I wouldn’t expect to see hardware updates for the line until September.

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

Last month KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple will offer a high-end MacBook Pro model this year with up to 32GB of —potentially desktop-class —RAM. He thinks Apple will begin manufacturing the 15-inch MacBook Pro with double the memory allotment of current top-of-the-line models in the fourth quarter of the year....

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09:54
Shielding on updated LG UltraFine 5K Thunderbolt 3...




The shielding applied to LG's UltraFine 5K display is effective in eliminating the radio frequency interference problem induced by Wi-Fi routers, as well as other high-power transmitters like cellular towers "blocking" the same frequency, according to AppleInsider examinations.

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09:45
Twitter finally moves to ban serial harassers

Every few months, it seems like Twitter execs swear that the company will do a better job at shutting down abusive trolls. And yet, hate and harassment continue to plague the platform, making it impossible for some high-profile users to remain active. This week, Twitter is making three changes to ramp up its efforts, and they might actually make a huge difference.

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09:44
‘Woz’ to share ‘Untold Stories of Apple’

Steve (“Woz”) Wozniak, co-founder of Apple and Silicon Valley idol, will be speaking at the Startup World Cup Grand Finale in San Francisco on March 24 at the Marriott Marquis. Startup World Cup is a global conference and competition organized by Fenox Venture Capital to bridge startup ecosystems worldwide.

Wozniak will share insights on his time at Apple and tell some untold stories. In 1976, Woz co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs,...

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09:44
Email Privacy Act has another run at becoming law

If the definition of madness is doing the same thing and expecting different results, someone should check in on the Email Privacy Act. The bill is taking its third run at becoming law after failing to pass the house in 2013 and the senate in 2016. R...

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09:35
Popular YouTubers can finally get their mobile...

Mobile livestreaming is the video trend of the moment, and the two biggest players are Facebook Live and Twitter’s Periscope. But at long last, a third is entering the game: YouTube.

Google’s ubiquitous video-sharing app has supported live streaming since last summer, but it was only available to a hand-picked group of five partners, The Young Turks, AIB, Platica Polinesia, SacconeJolys, and Alex Wassabi. Now, it will be much more widespread, with Google opening the feature to anyone with more than 10,000 subscribers, which will bring it to “hundreds of thousands” of additional content creators, according to a Google blog post.

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09:34
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard $...

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Daily Deals: Logitech K830 Illuminated Bluetooth Keyboard $50, Logitech M310 Wireless Optical Mouse...

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09:21
Watch the first trailer for Marvel's 'Iron...

With Marvel's Iron Fist hitting Netflix on March 17th, it's about time we've got a full look at the series. The series' first full trailer quickly introduces you to Danny Rand (Finn Jones), who returns to New York City after being away for 15 years....

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09:16
References to possible 2017 MacBook Pro with Intel...




Examination of the beta code for macOS Sierra 10.12.4 has revealed a trio of Kaby Lake processors referenced, which has pointed to specific processor substitutions for a possible MacBook Pro refresh using Intel's new processor line.

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09:09
BeatsX wireless headphones arrive this Friday

After being announced alongside the iPhone 7 last September, Apple subsidiary Beats will finally have the $149.95 BeatsX wireless headphones available for purchase in the USA this Friday, February 10. 

The BeatsX headphones have been highly anticipated, as they not only use the W1 chip found in Apple's own AirPods, but also use in-ear earbuds rather than the "EarPod-like" design of the AirPods. Those who use headphones while exercising may also find that the design of the BeatsX headphones, which use a cable to connect the two earbuds, are less prone to falling out or being lost than the AirPods.

At launch, black and white colors will be available, with blue and grey versions arriving later. The W1 chip enables simple pairing of the headphones with Apple devices, shares pairing information via iCloud, and provides longer range wireless connections that standard Bluetooth...

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09:06
6 essential settings to make your iPhone and iPad...

As I get older and my eyesight gets worse, I use some of these tips. They’re not just for the visually disabled – they’re for us “old folks” too.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:01
YouTube debuts iPhone livestreams for people with...




Google's YouTube on Tuesday launched live streaming via its iPhone and iPad app, bringing the feature out of beta as it attempts to compete with similar streaming options available from Facebook and Twitter.

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09:00
Moment announces new battery-powered Photo Case, and...

The team behind Moment has announced a new Kickstarter campaign today to help launch three new products. Moment has a long history of using Kickstarter to fund their projects going back to 2014 when they launched their original lenses, and then eventually their Moment Case in 2015. Today’s new campaign includes an update to their now classic lens alongside two new cases for iPhone users.

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09:00
How indie game 'TumbleSeed' made it to the...

Greg Wohlwend is an accomplished independent game designer and artist whose résumé includes critically acclaimed mobile titles Threes, Ridiculous Fishing and Puzzlejuice. His games tend to be whimsical and playful, and his latest projec...

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08:58
Twitter says it’s cracking down on abuse (again)

USAToday:

Stung by criticism that Twitter has allowed harassment and abuse to spread unchecked and under growing pressure from Wall Street to deliver growth, CEO Jack Dorsey has pledged “a completely new approach to abuse.” Twitter’s vice president of engineering Ed Ho said last week the company will keep working on combating abuse “until we’ve made a significant impact that people can feel.”

The pledges have been met with skepticism from critics. Twitter is out to prove that it’s taking safety on the platform seriously with a new set of updates that begin rolling out Tuesday. The changes will give users more control over what they see on the social media service, Twitter says.

The “again” part of the headline is key. Twitter has let this problem go on far too long and has done far too little to combat it. We’ll see if these new measures actually do

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08:41
The delayed BeatsX wireless earbuds arrive February...

If you've been waiting to get your hands on a pair of BeatsX wireless earbuds, you're in luck. Today, Beats revealed on Twitter that the delayed model will arrive this Friday (February 10th). What's more, in addition to the black and white color opti...

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08:33
iPhone camera maker Sony introduces new optics...




Sony, a supplier of camera modules used by Apple, has unveiled a new image sensor for smartphones that has its own onboard DRAM, allowing it to capture HD video at far higher frame rates than current generation smartphones are capable of filming.

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08:28
macOS 10.12.4 beta code points to expected Kaby Lake...

Code discovered in the current macOS 10.12.4 software beta includes references to what is likely Kaby Lake-based MacBook Pro models currently being developed. Apple released the current generation of MacBook Pro models in October. The code discovered in macOS 10.12.4 points to what could be coming in the next lineup.

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08:20
Fox crime drama sees police turning to the public...

What happens when an eccentric billionaire buys an entire district of the police force and equips it with a gamut of high-tech tools to fight crime? Fox's latest crime drama, APB, is a timely take on the challenges of privatizing the police force and...

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08:08
Stunning new Apple ad highlights One Night on Earth

A new Apple ad focused on the photographic capabilities of the iPhone 7 uses 16 photographers in 15 cities on 6 continents, all shooting photos and video on the same night. One Night on Earth uses still photos, time-lapse photography, video, and the skill of the photographers to capture humanity with the outstanding optics and sensors of the iPhone 7:

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08:07
Apple's Tim Cook extends European tour to...




Apparently embarking on a broader European expedition, Apple CEO Tim Cook made his way to Germany on Tuesday, after having also visited a third retail store in France.

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08:00
Control your connected home with a wave of your hand

The IoT-powered smart home has caught the tech world's fancy for years, promising domestic command at your fingertips. But beyond set-and-forget environmental preferences, connected devices are usually configured via smartphone app or voice-controlle...

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08:00
Engadget giveaway: Win a Pixel smartphone courtesy...

It's tax time again, where many fight sloth and memory lapses until mid-April, when procrastinating is no longer an option. Whether you get them sorted early or wait until the last minute, Intuit's TurboTax is always there to make the process fast, e...

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07:50
Apple TV accessory makers can now use App Launch, Wi...

tvOS 10 updates have included new user features like smarter Siri, HomeKit support, dark mode, and the new TV app with Single Sign-on so far. With tvOS 10.0.1, first released back in October as a minor bug fix and security improvement, Apple quietly included support for a handful of new features to improve accessories. The features, which include App Launch, new accessibility features and more, aren’t documented publicly, but specs were recently made available to accessory makers in Apple’s Made-for-iPhone/iPad/Apple TV licensing program.

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07:46
Invest in Apple the day Apple bought NeXT? Here’s...

Today is the 20th anniversary of the day that Apple finalized the acquisition of NeXT Software, Inc.

If you had invested in Apple on that day, you would have a made a pretty penny. Consider this tweet from Charles Arthur:

Apple’s stock price was $0.56 (split-adjusted). Today: $130. A thousand shares then cost $560; now worth $130,000. https://t.co/xfD6gUicoD

— Charles Arthur (@charlesarthur) February 7, 2017

That’s one hell of a return.

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07:45
Truphone's data plans for Apple SIM-equipped...

One of the big issues with traveling internationally at this time is that it's often difficult and/or expensive to get data plans in other countries. Sure, you can buy a local SIM and slap it into your iPhone or iPad, provided that your device is carrier-unlocked. Now the Spanish subsidiary of UK-based Truphone has set up a roaming plan for its customers that allows them to use data contract-free in 40 countries.

The plan works on any iPad with an Apple SIM, which includes both cellular models of the iPad Pro, the iPad Air 2, and the iPad mini 3 and 4. Prices are fairly reasonable compared to some roaming plans we've seen: 500MB over a 30-day period for €8 ($8.53) up to 3GB over that 30-day period for €20 ($21.33). 

The Apple SIM is a proprietary subscriber information module that lets customers sign up for temporary data roaming service in a country without a contract and without needing to swap out a SIM card, all from the iOS Settings app. At the present time, the...

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07:43
Apple's W1-equipped wireless BeatsX headphones...




After popping up in assorted stock trackers on Monday, the BeatsX W1-equipped headphones will be available for purchase in the U.S. on Feb. 10, with a pair of new colors arriving at some point in the future.

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07:41
Despite claims to the contrary, Apple's '...




Two supply chain reports, one from an analyst and one from a purported parts supplier, make different clams about the manufacturing start date of Apple's feature-laden anniversary "iPhone 8." But there has been no serious indication thus far that Apple will stray from its typical annual September launch window.

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07:39
Nintendo's engineers have embraced Unreal Engine

If there's one thing that Nintendo has struggled with, it's enticing third-party developers to create games for its consoles. But according to VentureBeat, the company is looking to change that with the advent of the new Switch. At an investor Q&...

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07:37
The core design principles of Apple’s spaceship...

Reuters:

But what was most striking to those who worked on the project was Apple managers’ insistence on treating the construction of the vast complex the same way they approach the design of pocket-sized electronics.

Apple’s in-house construction team enforced many rules: No vents or pipes could be reflected in the glass. Guidelines for the special wood used frequently throughout the building ran to some 30 pages.

Tolerances, the distance materials may deviate from desired measurements, were a particular focus. On many projects, the standard is 1/8 of an inch at best; Apple often demanded far less, even for hidden surfaces.

And:

Apple’s novel approach to the building took many forms. Architect German de la Torre, who worked on the project, found many of the proportions – such as the curve of a rounded corner – came from Apple’s products. The elevator buttons struck some workers as resembling the iPhone’s home button; one former manager even...

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07:31
∞ New Apple ad: 16 photographers, 15 cities, 6...

[VIDEO] Great ad. Great music. Watch the video and read more in the main Loop post.

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07:20
Facebook says it can't police all posts for...

Facebook has a lot of control over what you see in your social feed, but it can't control everything... at least, according to its lawyer. While defending against a German lawsuit over misuse of photos in fake news, the company's attorney said it wa...

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07:16
TLS vulnerability in popular iOS apps allows user...




A number of popular apps are vulnerable to a 'man-in-the-middle'attack due to poorly implemented TLS protection, an examination of apps in the iOS App Store has revealed, with a security researcher claiming it is possible to read data sent back to the app developer's servers for 76 apps.

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07:13
I wish Apple loved books

Daniel Steinberg:

I was an early embracer and adopter of iBooks Author. I could produce beautiful books. The software was initially frustrating but they improved it in significant ways early.

Then they stopped.

And:

iBooks Author could have been a trojan horse into the personal publishing business. It would have been classic Apple. Instead of small authors going to Amazon’s platform, they would have started with iBooks Author. Apple should have made it easy for them to push to Amazon as well. Why? Because these people wanted to publish on Amazon but they weren’t considering publishing with Apple. Thousands of authors would have come to Apple to create content and stayed with Apple after publishing content there.

Daniel Steinberg knows of which he speaks. He’s an excellent writer, and dedicates himself to teaching others. If you get the chance to hear one of his talks, do so. More to the point, he’s no curmudgeon.

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07:03
BeatsX earphones go on sale February 10 at US Apple...

The delayed BeatsX earphones will be available to buy from this Friday, February 10, in the US at Apple.com and Apple retail stores. The BeatsX are a new neckband design from the company and the last set of wireless headphones with W1 chip to be released, following the launch of the Powerbeats 3, Solo3 headphones and the Apple AirPods.

Beats have also unveiled two new colors, grey and blue, in addition to the white and black finishes (via CNET). Only the white and black BeatsX will be available this week, the other colors will come later.

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06:58
Apple plans new smaller Ultra Accessory Connector (...

Jordan Kahn, 9to5Mac:

Apple is planning to adopt a new connector type for accessories for iPhone, iPad and other Apple devices through its official Made-for-iPhone (MFi) licensing program. Dubbed the “Ultra Accessory Connector” (UAC), Apple has recently launched a developer preview of the new connector type to prepare manufacturing partners for the component that in some cases will replace the use of Lightning and USB connectors, according to sources familiar with the program.

I can see the benefit of a smaller footprint for tiny devices. Question is, will this be a new standard for all devices or purely for the smallest? And will there be an easy adapter that you can pop onto the end of a Lightning connector, or will this require an all new set of cables?

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06:57
How to customize the MacBook Pro Touch Bar, add...

The 2016 MacBook Pro adds a new way of using macOS with the addition of the Touch Bar, featuring dynamic touch controls, sliders and buttons, close to your fingers next to the row of static keys. Depending on the app, the Touch Bar changes context and shows relevant buttons for what you are doing.

You can also take this one step further and change what the Touch Bar offers yourself: Apple has made it pretty customizable. You can add new buttons for a particular app, take others away, as well as adjust the persistent Control Strip items on the right side of the Touch Bar. Here’s how …

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06:51
Google AMP and the original URL

Google Developers Blog:

Today, we’re adding a feature to the AMP integration in Google Search that allows users to access, copy, and share the canonical URL of an AMP document.

My biggest issue with AMP is the difficulty in turning a Google-AMP formed URL back into a non-AMP URL I can share. For example, here’s an AMP formed URL from the Google News page:

https://news.google.com/news/amp?caurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonpost....

As you can plainly see, the original...

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06:40
Tim Cook visits Apple supplier Dula in Germany as...

Tim Cook is continuing his trip around Europe, this morning tweeting that he today visited the Dula assembly buildings in Vreden, Germany. Dula is an Apple supplier partner which Apple uses to make and assemble furniture and fittings for its Apple retail stores.

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06:36
Apple's Campus 2 repeatedly delayed by emphasis...




A Tuesday profile of Apple's upcoming Campus 2 headquarters -- said to be lining up for a spring opening -- suggests that much of the reason for the project's delay was Apple managers' insistence on refining small, normally inconsequential details.

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06:36
Apple’s ‘spaceship campus’ has ‘astonishing...

Apple’s “spaceship campus” is a “futuristic campus built with astonishing attention to detail,” according to Reuters. The price tag for the project is estimated at $5 billion with more than $1 billion allocated for the interior of the building alone (though Apple hasn’t confirmed these figures).

The Apple Campus 2 is seen under construction in Cupertino, California in this aerial photo taken January 13, 2017. REUTERS/Noah Berger

What’s so astonishing about the project. Here are some tidbits, according to Reuters:

  • When completed, the campus will house up to 14,200 employees.
  • The main building boasts the world's largest piece of curved glass and will be surrounded by a lush canopy of thousands of trees. No vents are...
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06:33
Your Vizio TV is secretly tracking you

The Federal Trade Commission:

Starting in 2014, Vizio made TVs that automatically tracked what consumers were watching and transmitted that data back to its servers. Vizio even retrofitted older models by installing its tracking software remotely. All of this, the FTC and AG allege, was done without clearly telling consumers or getting their consent.

And:

On a second-by-second basis, Vizio collected a selection of pixels on the screen that it matched to a database of TV, movie, and commercial content. What’s more, Vizio identified viewing data from cable or broadband service providers, set-top boxes, streaming devices, DVD players, and over-the-air broadcasts. Add it all up and Vizio captured as many as 100 billion data points each day from millions of TVs.

And, worst of all:

Vizio then turned that mountain of data into cash by selling consumers’ viewing histories to advertisers and others. And let’s be clear: We’re not talking about summary...

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Pokémon Duel is somewhat clever, but also frequently...

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

Pokémon Go might have seemed like a fad, but even though it’s no longer the widespread craze it was last summer, the game recently passed an estimated $1 billion in revenue—faster than any other mobile game to date. We’ve highlighted some ways in which the game has...

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Truphone offers data plans for Apple SIM-equipped...




Truphone customers in Spain now have the option to sign up for a roaming data plan in 40 countries, including the U.S, Australia, France, Germany, and the U.K. - with the ability for customers in other countries to sign on coming soon.

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05:44
Future Apple headphones may double as speakers

A future Apple headphone may double as a portable speaker, hints a new patent. That would be something from the Beats line, not a future AirPod (though, admittedly, that would be impressive).

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,565,490) for “dual mode headphones and methods for constructing the same.” This would alleviate the necessity of carrying both headphones and an external speaker, the company says.

Here’s Apple’s summary of the patent: “Dual mode headphones, and methods for constructing the same are provided. Headphones can be connected to an electronic device to provide an audio output. The headphones can include a transducer or other component for providing sound waves at appropriate levels near a user's ear. To provide audio as a speaker, however, circuitry in the headphones can include a powered amplifier that may be selectively used. 

“The headphones can be moved between a first, in-ear position and a second, speaker position. A sensor in the...

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05:15
Rumor: Apple could start production of iPhone 8...

Apple could start production of its next-gen iPhone earlier than expected.

Per BlueFin Research Partners, there’s “some indication” from the supply chain that Apple will ramp up production of the iPhone 8 starting in June, but that doesn’t necessarily point towards an earlier non-September release date.

The report offers the following quote:

The most intriguing data points that we have uncovered suggests that AAPL is ramping the next generation iPhones earlier than historical norms, although we have no indication that there has been any change in release plans for the iPhone 8/X.[…]

Interestingly, our present reads suggest a 300% increase in iPhone 8/X builds in the June quarter, now sitting at 9M. As a result, overall June quarter builds have increased from 45M to 48M, with the sharp increase in iPhone 8 offset somewhat by modest declines in legacy models.
Given the radical design changes expected in the iPhone 8, it is unsurprising that the...

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05:00
Apple joins coalition of 97 companies filing amicus...

When 97 companies come pounding on your door, it may be time to listen.

Apple, along with 96 other companies, including Silicon Valley powerhouses such as Google and Facebook, filed an amicus brief late on Sunday to oppose the immigration order introduced by US President Donald Trump. An amicus brief is a legal filing that allows parties not directly involved in a lawsuit to offer their opinions to the court.

The brief says an open-ended ban does not aid America’s national security and instead undermines its interests. It notes that 200 of the companies in the Fortune 500 list were founded by immigrants or their children.

Other backers include Alphabet (via Google), Microsoft, Netflix, Twitter and Uber. Amazon is not listed but this is because Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, is already backing the original lawsuit. The amicus brief legally supports the cases filed in Washington and Minnesota.

The brief, which focuses on the immigration, ban from Iran, Iraq,...

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04:41
Dozens of popular iOS apps leave user data...

Dozens of iOS apps that are supposed to be encrypting their users’ data don’t do it properly, according to a security researcher.

Will Strafach, CEO of Sudo Security Group, said he found 76 iOS apps that are vulnerable to an attack that can intercept protected data.

The developers of the apps have accidentally misconfigured the networking-related code so it will accept an invalid Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate, Strafach claimed in a Monday blog post.   

TLS is used to secure an app’s communication over an internet connection. Without it, a hacker can essentially eavesdrop over a network to spy on whatever data the app sends, such as login information.  

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04:04
Apple spaceship campus interior details: polished...

We have been watching the exterior of the Apple spaceship campus develop over the last few years via drone videos but details about the interior design are much more scarce. In a lengthy article, Reuters reports that Apple Campus 2 is almost finished with a move-in date set for the spring.

The article gives some new insight into the meticulous design of the building, such as Apple’s insistence that no vents or pipes can be reflected in the glass. It also sounds like much of the fixtures and fittings mirror iPhone hardware design: “one former manager even likened the toilet’s sleek design to the device” …

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03:00
Apple granted patent for 'dual mode'...




The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent covering a next-generation headphone design that automatically transforms into a stereo loudspeaker on the fly, potentially laying down a blueprint for future EarPods, AirPods or Beats models.

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Monday February 6

23:22
Killer Deal: Apple's Late 2016 13-inch MacBook...




While supplies last, AppleInsider readers can save $200 on Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with instant and coupon savings, plus free expedited shipping and no sales tax outside NY and NJ. This deal matches the lowest price we've ever seen for this brand-new MacBook Pro.

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23:00
Dozens of Popular iOS Apps Vulnerable To Intercept...

Researchers at Sudo Security Group Inc. discovered seventy-six popular applications in Apple's iOS App Store that had implemented encrypted communications with their back-end services in such a way that user information could be intercepted by a man-in-the-middle attack. According to Ars Technica, the applications could be fooled by a forged certificate sent back by a proxy, allowing their Transport Layer Security to be unencrypted and examined as it is passed over the internet. From their report: The discovery was initially the result of bulk analysis done by Sudo's verify.ly, a service that performs bulk static analysis of application binaries from Apple's App Store. Will Strafach, president of Sudo, verified the applications discovered by the system were vulnerable in the lab, using a network proxy configured with its own Secure Socket Layer certificate. In the post about his findings being published today, Strafach wrote: "During the testing process, I was able to confirm 76...

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18:59
How to view AirPods hardware details, check and...

Last week, Apple silently updated its completely wireless AirPods earbuds to version 3.5.1. The move came as a surprise to many as Apple hadn’t made it explicitly clear that the AirPods were capable of receiving firmware updates.

Nevertheless, read on for how to check the firmware of your AirPods and update it…

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17:33
Is the current dongle-centric Apple product lineup...

Earlier today, we reported on a new connector type Apple is working on through its Made-for-iPhone licensing program. Called the Ultra Accessory Connector, or UAC, it’s a smaller connector type that could (though likely won’t) come to products and/or accessories down the line.

Even if it doesn’t are you satisfied with Apple’s current “transition” environment with dongle add-ons everywhere?

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Apple shares new 'One Night' ad as part of...




Apple on Monday aired the latest of its iPhone 7 commercials, once again putting the handset's imaging capabilities front and center with a collection of videos and photos from around the world, all captured on a single night.

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16:37
Apple shares simplistic Shot on iPhone 7 ad called ‘...

Apple this evening has shared a new Shot on iPhone 7 ad that highlights images taken by photographers around the world. The ad is entitled “One Night” and set to a jazzy piano track, coming in at 1 minute in length.

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15:58
Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses rumored Paris retail...




As part of his tour through France, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday sat down to discuss a few hot topics including the company's EU tax bill, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and a Parisian retail store rumored to take root along the storied Avenue des Champs-?lys?es.

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15:19
“West Wing” oral history

I think this show is in the top five of all time best. I still watch it in its entirety every few years. It tailed off in the last few seasons but it was always watchable.

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14:57
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14:56
SalentOS Switchers Will Have No Regrets


SalentOS is a Linux distro that easily can put a smile on your face. It is a flexible and accommodating desktop platform that balances demands on system resources with efficient performance. SalentOS is not well known, but it has much to offer. This distro makes it easy to leave behind whatever other computing choice you currently use. Salent has been around for the last few years on the Ubuntu base. Its latest release shifts its foundation with an approach that includes elements of GNOME and XFCE desktops. However, it uses neither.

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14:54
As he continues France trip, Tim Cook talks AI/AR,...

While making the rounds in France this past weekend, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave an interview to French newspaper Figaro. In the interview, Cook discussed a wide-range of topics, including Apple’s interest in building on Champs-Elysees, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and taxes.

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14:49
IDC: Apple sees first year-over-year decline in...

According to the latest IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker from the IDC research group, the smartphone market in China saw 19% year-over-year (YoY) growth and 17% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ)_ growth in the fourth quarter of 2016. It was the first time that Apple has seen a YoY decline in the People’s Republic of China market.

For the full year of 2016, the market grew by 9% with top Chinese smartphone vendors taking up a larger share of the market, according to IDC. The four Chinese vendors in the top five were the same in 2015, and their share grew from 46% in 2015 to 57% in 2016, according to the research group.

Even though the new black colored iPhones caught the attention of consumers, overall, the new launches did not create as much of a frenzy compared to the past for Apple, says Tay X iaohan, senior market analyst with IDC Asia/Pacific's Client Devices team. Despite the decline, IDC doesn’t...

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14:30
AWT News Update: February 6, 2017

No, not THAT kind of jawbone. Image via http://marysramblins.blogspot.com

Happy Monday! We're back for another week of podcast fun with three stories:

  • Accessory manufacturer Jawbone is quitting the activity tracker biz and trying to reinvent itself for the fourth time
  • One research firm thinks Apple could start building the 2017 iPhones as early as June to get a head start on inventory and issue resolution
  • Apple has told accessory manufacturers about a new Ultra Accessory Connector it would like to see on headphones and headsets

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

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14:22
Apple is developing a new connector for Lightning...

Longtime users invested in Apple’s products have accepted (often begrudgingly) that the company attitude towards connectivity is that it will use the technology—sometimes proprietary—that puts its products in the best light instead of what’s most convenient for the user. So you end up with an iPhone without a headphone jack and invest in Lightning headphones that work well and sound great, but due to firmware limitations on the headphones, you can’t use them with the USB-C port on your new 12-inch MacBook.

According to a report by 9to5Mac, there’s a new connector type on the way. 9to5Mac says that Apple is working on what is being called the Ultra Accessory Connector (UAC), which is to be used with iPhone and iPad accessories.

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14:19
Hands on first impressions with HP’s ENVY 27, an...

If you’ve decided to pass on LG’s UltraFine Display there are only a few other options when it comes to 4K USB-C displays. Jordan covered the best choices back in November and now all of these displays are available (with varying degrees of stock).

There are a few compromises that come along with the $500 ENVY 4K display compared with options like Lenovo’s ThinkVision X1 or LG’s 27UD88-W, but I decided to try HP’s ENVY 27 with price, design, and specs hitting a good portion of my wish list. Keep reading after the break to hear about my first week with this new display.

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14:08
Watch all the 2017 Super Bowl commercials

Unless you are one of those fans who watched the six plus hours of pre-show, you might not have seen all the commercials and their associated pre-game teasers.

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14:00
Popular apps with 18,000,000 combined downloads in...

After scanning through the binary codes of applications in the iOS App Store, Will Strafach’s verify.ly service has detected that 76 popular apps in the store are currently vulnerable to data interception. The interception is possible regardless if App Store developers are using App Transport Security or not. A few months ago, similar vulnerabilities were discovered with Experian and myFICO Mobile’s iOS apps.

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13:57
Meet Spotty: a free upcoming app that brings Spotify...

If you’re a Spotify Premium user with an Apple Watch, you’re well aware of a big glaring omission as far as watchOS apps are concerned. Indeed, we’re approaching two years since the Apple Watch arrived in stores, and there’s still no official Spotify app for watchOS.

Developer and second year undergrad CS student, Andrew Chang, is aiming to lessen the void when he releases Spotty — a currently-in-beta, free third-party app that will allow Spotify Premium users to sync playlists and albums for offline playback.

That’s right; the app’s offline mode lends users the option of leaving their iPhones at home or in the car while engaged in Spotify-powered music workouts.

Spotty is a super-impressive app that works with all models of Apple Watch. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough as I take the app for a test drive. more…

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13:39
Apple formalizes 8-pin 'Ultra Accessory...




Apple has issued a developer preview on a connector, now dubbed the Ultra Accessory Connector, intended to ease connectivity and adapter problems associated with "Made for i"-certified headphones.

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13:33
Apple’s “new” UAC port wasn’t made by Apple and it...

Enlarge / This connector, sometimes called an "Ultra Mini Connector" or "UC-E6," isn't new and it's not an Apple creation. (credit: Mitsumi)

A 9to5Mac report making the rounds today claims that Apple would be adding support for a new connector to its "Made For iPhone" accessory licensing program. Dubbed the "Ultra Accessory Connector" or "UAC" in Apple's documentation, the report claims this is a new port, smaller than Lightning or USB-C, that could be used to charge devices or transfer data.

In reality, the UAC is just Apple's name for a port that is already used in some digital cameras and other accessories—Apple has just given it a new moniker...

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13:20
UK's BT publicly supports Google, fears Apple...




Google has received some support in's ongoing Android antitrust case with the European Commission from British Telecom, with the U.K. communications giant allegedly getting involved to help prevent Apple from becoming too dominant in the smartphone market.

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13:15
The Travel Series: Packing your tech

I love to travel and when I do, I take along my tech gear. In this first of a series I’ll be writing over the next few weeks, I’ll describe how I pack my gear for a long trip and what’s important to take with you while traveling.

The Computer Bag or Backpack

It’s a really good idea to have just one bag or backpack for all of your gear, as it makes it simple to find everything quickly without having to search through multiple bags. For years, I’ve used a backpack as my tech travel bag as it gives me a hands-free option for carrying my stuff. It’s useful for those times when I might have a lot of other luggage to wrangle.  I’ve used something similar to the SwissGear Skyscraper backpack seen at right for years. It has a separate padded area for a laptop (or at this time, a couple of iPads and DSLRs plus extra lenses), a second compartment for cables, power adapters and so on, and then a...

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12:55
Lady Gaga’s halftime show drones have a bright future

I’d heard rumors of this and was interested to see how they would pull it off. Looks like it went really well.

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12:50
Japan's space junk collection experiment ends...

Well that's disappointing. On January 27th, Japan's space agency (JAXA) successfully launched the Kounotori 6 spacecraft to the ISS. It was supposed to test a novel method of dragging space debris out of orbit however a technical issue prevented the...

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12:27
Google may lean on a partner to sell Android apps in...

Google's presence in China is limited, to put it mildly, but it might have found a way to get its foot in the door. The Information sources claim that Chinese internet veteran NetEase is talking to Google about launching the Play Store in China. Ther...

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12:04
Moto Z hackathons create more interesting Mods than...

The modular Moto Z was the tool of choice at the latest Motorola hackathon in San Francisco this past weekend. Developers and entrepreneurs took on the task of hacking the mobile phone with a variety of other hardware to come up with innovative add-o...

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