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Wednesday August 2

Microsoft website reveals Touch Cover keyboard for...

A reference to an iPad keyboard accessory from Apple rival Microsoft was discovered on the Windows maker's website, suggesting the company may have a new wireless accessory in the works for the market's top tablet.

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The pleasantly alarming sounds of the Apple HomePod

If it weren't for developers, bloggers wouldn't have a lot to write about. Not only do we now have a really good idea that the iPhone 8 will have a bezel-less screen with a "notch" at the top for sensors, but we know what some of the alarm tones are going to sound like on the upcoming HomePod. 

Developer Avery Magnotti published notes on how to go through the HomePod's firmware based on the "accidental" prerelease build of audioOS (the operating system for the HomePod) that was recently leaked through Apple's public update servers. Based on that, Magnotti made a "video" (there's nothing to look at but a black screen) featuring a number of the beeps and tones that you'll hear out of the HomePod as it notifies you of various things:

So there you go! Enjoy the beeps of the day!

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Plex brings Live TV features to fourth-generation...

Two recent features of Plex's media streaming app -- Live TV and DVR -- have emerged from beta, with the former appearing on the Apple TV for the first time.

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Lowest Price Ever: 9.7" iPad for $279 ($50 off...

With limited allotment available at the reduced price, Adorama has Apple's 9.7-inch iPad in Space Gray for $279, a discount of $50 off MSRP. What's more, shipping is free, and Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. This deal is expected to sell out.

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Accessory producer MixBin recalls glitter-filled...

Accessory manufacturer MixBin Electronics has issued a recall for iPhone cases it has produced for a number of well-known brands, including Victoria's Secret, following reports of the glitter and liquid-filled cases causing chemical burns and skin irritation to consumers in the United States.

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It’s not just AAPL stock that’s up – its suppliers...

Apple’s decent Q3 results and – especially – its Q4 guidance have seen its stock climb to an all-time high as of this morning’s opening. It opened at $159.68, more than 6% up on yesterday’s close as the company predicted strong sales in Q4 …


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∞ iOS adoption rates updated, one big blue pie wedge...

Click through to the main Loop post for the latest iOS and Android numbers. It’s tough when you don’t control all the hardware.

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Apple's MacBook Pro, iMac sales beat all...

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook this week took a swipe at Mac sales estimates, as true sales figures came in higher than predicted by Gartner, pushing Apple to a third consecutive quarter of growth in both volume and earnings.

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Joining Apple, Amazon's China Cloud Service...

Days after Apple yanked anti-censorship tools off its app store in China, another major American technology company is moving to implement the country's tough restrictions on online content. From a report: A Chinese company that operates Amazon's cloud-computing and online services business there said on Tuesday that it told local customers to cease using any software that would allow Chinese to circumvent the country's extensive system of internet blocks (Editor's note: the link could be paywalled; alternative source). The company, called Beijing Sinnet Technology and operator of the American company's Amazon Web Services operations in China, sent one round of emails to customers on Friday and another on Monday. "If users don't comply with the guidance, the offered services and their websites can be shut down," said a woman surnamed Wang who answered a Sinnet service hotline. "We the operators also check routinely if any of our users use these softwares or store illegal content."...

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Facebook developing separate video chat and...

Facebook is reportedly working on not one but two smartspeaker-style devices, and building its own Siri-like voice assistant with the help of former Apple employees.

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The Skype iOS app now allows you to send money...

Messaging apps these days aren’t just for sending friendly greetings – increasingly, you can also use them to send cold, hard cash. Or the electronic equivalent, at least.

Skype is the latest to join the trend of supporting peer-to-peer payments through a PayPal integration in the latest update to its iOS and Android apps …


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MixBin Electronics recalls iPhone cases due to risks...

MixBin Electronics has recalled all liquid glitter mobile phone cases for iPhone 6, 6s and 7 due to risks of skin irritation and burns. 

The cases contain liquid and glitter that are floating in the plastic case. They were sold in various styles and colors and measure about 5.5 inches by 2.75 inches. The model number and UPC can be found on the product's packaging. To view model numbers, UPC codes and photos, click here.

There have been 24 reports worldwide of skin irritation or chemical burns, including 19 in the U.S. One consumer reported permanent scarring from a chemical burn and another consumer reported chemical burns and swelling to her leg, face, neck, chest, upper body and hands. 

The MixBin liquid glitter cases were sold at Amazon, Henri Bendel, MixBin, Nordstrom Rack, Tory Burch and Victoria's Secret stores nationwide and online from October 2015...

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AAPL stock opens up 6% at new all-time high...

Apple surprised most investors yesterday with strong sales in the last quarter (fiscal Q3) and better-than-expected guidance for the next three months, signalling the company’s confidence in the upcoming iPhone cycle.

AAPL stock opened up more than 6% at $159, a new all-time high, with a market cap above 830 billion dollars …


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RED RAVEN Camera Kit available exclusively from Apple

RED Digital Cinema says its RED RAVEN Camera Kit is now available exclusively through and available to demo at select Apple Retail Stores. This complete handheld camera package features an assortment of components from some of the industry’s top brands.

However, it will put a dent in your bank account. The RED RAVEN Camera Kit is available for $14,999.95.

The RAVEN 4.5K is RED’s most compact camera BRAIN, weighing in at 3.5 pounds. The RAVEN is equipped with a 4.5K RED DRAGON sensor, and is capable of recording REDCODE RAW (R3D) in 4.5K at up to 120 fps and in 2K at up to 240 fps. 

The RED RAVEN Camera Kit also includes Final Cut Pro X which features native support for REDCODE RAW video...

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Motherboard: Unpatchable hack that turns Amazon Echo...

Louise Matsakis, Motherboard:

The Amazon Echo can be turned into a spying tool by exploiting a physical security vulnerability, according to Mark Barnes, a researcher at cybersecurity firm MWR InfoSecurity. His research shows how it’s possible to hack the 2015 and 2016 models of the smart speaker to listen in on users without any indication that they’ve been compromised.

The issue is unfixable via a software update, meaning millions of Echos sold in 2015 and 2016 will likely have this vulnerability through the end of their use.

Barnes executed the attack by removing the bottom of the smart speaker and exposing 18 “debug” pads, which he used to boot directly into the firmware with an external SD card. Once the hack is complete, the rubber base can be reattached, leaving behind no evidence of tampering.

With the malware installed, Barnes could remotely monitor the Echo’s “always listening” microphone, which is constantly paying attention for a “wake word...

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iOS 11, nav bar design changes, and the upcoming...

Fantastic speculation from Allen Pike.

The nav bar is the strip at the top of the display that allows you to navigate between views. It features buttons like “+”, “Edit”, “Done”, “< Back”, etc.

iOS 11 has changed the design of the nav bar, moving the title from the center of the nav bar to its own line, left justified, and to a much larger, bolded font size.

Allen posits that this change was made to accommodate the disappearance of a physical home button and the corresponding shrinking of the bezel, the growth of the screen to just about the bottom of the phone.

In Allen’s view, the nav bar will move to the bottom of the screen, on either side of the virtual home button.

I think he’s on to something. Read the post, look at the pictures to get your own sense of this.


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By targeting the mid-market, Apple has struck gold...

iPad sales have been declining for so long now that it was almost a jolt to finally see some good news for the tablet in Apple’s numbers. In the past quarter, iPad sales were not only up, but by a substantial margin: up 15% year-on-year. The stock market sent Apple shares soaring to new highs based at least partly on the news.

Apple's popular 9.7-inch iPad Wi-Fi 32GB gets a $50 discount to $279 (Tax NY/NJ only)

— 9to5Toys (@9to5toys) August 2, 2017

The company doesn’t provide any breakdown of models, but as analysts have noted, there was rather a large clue …


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iPhone shipments return to growth

Samsung continued to lead the worldwide smartphone market in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017 with shipments of over 79 million units, leaving growth relatively flat, according to Canalys. Apple held on to second place by shipping 41 million iPhones, increasing its annual shipments volume by 2%, despite anticipation building for a significant product refresh later in the year, notes the research group.

Worldwide shipments of 38 million units, growth of 20% for Huawei, helped it close the gap with the leading pair and get within three million units of taking the second place from Apple. Oppo and Xiaomi were the top performers in fourth and fifth spot, growing shipments 44% and 52% respectively. Over 340 million smartphones shipped in Q2 2017, an increase of almost 4% year on year. 

“The smartphone market continued to grow in Q2, despite India and China both slipping into decline,” says Canalys Research Analyst Vincent...

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Plex brings Live TV and DVR support to Apple TV out...

Earlier this summer Plex announced its new Live TV feature that works with its DVR function to turn the app into a traditional TV replacement. After initially rolling out in beta, Plex has announced new updates to Live TV and DVR including the feature exiting beta on Apple TV…


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Are App Sizes Out of Control?

In a blog post, Trevor Elkins points out the large sizes of common apps like LinkedIn and Facebook. "I went to update all my apps the other day when something caught my eye... since when does LinkedIn take up 275MB of space?!" Elkins wrote. "In fact, the six apps in this picture average roughly 230MB in size, 1387MB in total. That would take an 8Mbit internet connection 24 minutes to download, and I'd still be left with 27 additional apps to update! More and more companies are adopting shorter release cycles (two weeks or so) and it's becoming unsustainable as a consumer to update frequently." Should Apple do something to solve this "systematic" problem? Elkins writes, "how does an app that occasionally sends me a connection request and recruiter spam take up 275MB?" Further discussion via Hacker News.


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Deal of the Day: Rob Percival's "Complete...

When it comes to online programming courses for iOS, Swift and Xcode, there's no better trainer than Rob Percival. Rob has taught tens of thousands of developers how to not only get started in converting their app dreams to reality, but to actually selling those apps in the App Store and marketing them online. Rob's "Complete iOS 11 & Swift Developer Course" usually sells for $200, but for a very limited time we've got a deal -- get all 249 lessons for just $10.

That's right -- for ten bucks and an investment of your time, you can learn how to create salable apps using Xcode 9 and Swift 4. You'll learn by doing -- creating 20 apps that make full use of the many features of iOS...

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The HomePod’s alarm sounds

Avery Magnotti:

If you haven’t already heard, Apple accidentally published a prerelease build of audioOS through their public update servers. Whether or not this leak was “intentional” is up for debate, but I personally believe it to be a mistake.

Regardless, Avery dug in and pulled out a series of HomePod alarm sounds. If you are interested in the process (requires some Terminal/basic Unix skills), read Avery’s blog post.

For your listening pleasure, a YouTube video of the sounds is embedded in the main Loop post.

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Analysts: Fears about ‘iPhone 8’ delay fade; Apple...

Seeking Alpha notes that fears about a delay in the new iPhone have faded after upbeat management commentary, says RBC analyst Amit Daryanani, putting Apple on track to be the first $1 trillion company. 

He adds that Apple’s “impressive guidance” suggests the release could come at the end of September. Daryanani keeps his outlook on the company’s stock at “Outperform” and raises the price target to $176 from $168.

JPMorgan's Rod Hall says the better iPhone outlook is likely thanks to two new LCD model 7s he expects will be shipping in September. The stock, he says, is now rebounding to "pre-delay" levels. He has lifted his Apple stock price target from $165 to $176.

Meanwhile, Piper Jaffray's Michael Olsen seems to concur. He’s boosted his price target to $190 from $158.

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Why you can’t find your original Photos files

Glenn Fleishman, Macworld:

Photos, like iTunes and iMovie, doesn’t have a great way for you to access the media and other items that it manages, but there are some workarounds.

Apple gradually changed its app design to rely on library “files,” which are a special kind of folder, called a package. To the Finder, and for the purposes of copying and moving items, the library is a single folder. Inside, it contains all the sausage-making ingredients used by the apps, including original media files, modified ones (in the cases of Photos), project components, and one or more databases that track what’s inside the library.

Packages have been around forever. As Glenn says, this is a change in the way iPhoto and Photos stored their media.

Part of this is due to the nature of that media. Used to be, all photos produced a single jpeg. Over time, things got complicated, with live photos, bursts, undoable image editing, etc. Hard to not wrap that sausage making in a...

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Feral porting BioShock Remastered to macOS to...

Mac game porting house Feral is releasing BioShock Remastered for macOS, with the new title bringing 1080p graphics to the heralded decade-old title.

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Apple’s financial results: The Charts

As he does, Jason Snell pulled together a host of charts laying out Apple’s financial results six ways from Sunday. Lots to process here.

My favorite is the very last chart, Apple revenue by product category. Some things I see:

  • Look at the difference between iPhone and the rest of the revenue categories. Great visual snapshot showing the incredible importance of the iPhone to Apple.
  • Look how tightly clustered the iPad, Mac, and Services are. They all depend on iPhone as an anchor, but all make critical contributions to the ecosystem and bottom line. Good to see the relative contribution of the Mac there.
  • Interesting how the labels were done. Each label was placed on an outlying part of its labeled line. Works well. Wondering if this was Jason’s handwork, or a smart chart app. Either way, nice detail.

Great work, Jason. Thanks.


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Google Earth app update adds 64-bit support in time...

The Google Earth app is incredibly popular on iOS, with hundreds of thousands of reviews on the App Store, and the company has finally updated it to support 64-bit iPhone and iPad CPUs. This means the app can now run on iOS 11, which does not launch any 32-bit-only apps.

As well as much-needed architectural compatibility, the update brings a redesign and several new flagship features, including Flyover-esque 3D views of major cities and ‘Voyager’ guided tours.


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Apple posts $45.4 billion in revenue, $8.7 billion...

Apple’s financial returns are in for the third quarter of 2017, the company boasting an $8.7 billon profit and $45.4 billion in revenue on strong iPhone, iPad and Mac sales.

The company offered the following highlights in its conference call with analysts:

Apple has surpassed 1.2 billion cumulative iPhones sold, and the iPhone 7 series continues to be a strong performer.

iPad grew for the first time in 4 years, and U.S. education market sales of iPad were up more than 30 percent.

Sales of Apple Watch were up over 50 percent in June quarter. Apple says it’s the No. 1 selling smartwatch in the world.

Apple ended the quarter with $261.5 billion in cash, 94 percent of it held overseas.

Company representatives also stated that the iPhone 7 is outperforming the iPhons 6s from a year ago, its markets in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East grew sales by more than 25 percent, despite the fact that iPhone SE launched in the June quarter last...

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Google Chrome 60 offers Touch Bar support, other...

Google Chrome is up to version 60, is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac and for you MacBook Pro fans, now sports full Touch Bar support for the most recent MacBooks. Chrome 60 now allows Touch Bar users to customize Chrome shortcuts by adding, removing, or rearranging buttons as they please.

Users can update this setting in Chrome 60 by heading to View > Customize Touch Bar from the Menu bar. You can then combine laptop controls, such as brightness and volume settings, with the Chrome shortcuts and stack them as you feel comfortable.

You can also choose to disable typing suggestions if you don’t want Chrome to autocomplete keywords. In addition to Touch Bar support, Chrome 60 contains other non consumer-facing additions such as Payment Request and Credential Management APIs to help developers create apps that speed up commonly used payment checkout and login processes.

If you’ve tried Chrome 60 and its new Touch Bar features and have any feedback to...

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Dual-Lens Camera Revealed in Leaked Note8 Images

Photos posted to Twitter show the next Samsung Note phone will have a dual lens camera. Reporter Evan Blass posted a photo of the front of a black Note8 to Twitter on Monday. On Tuesday, he added front and back images of gold and black versions of the phone, as well as a stylus device called the "S Pen." The latest photos show a dual lens camera at the back of the phone. The mobile's front has an edge-to-edge display across the width of the device and thin bezels at its top and bottom. The photos represent early renderings of the phones.

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Comment: Apple’s guidance suggests iPhone 8 will go...

I wrote yesterday that Apple’s Q4 guidance would give a big clue about iPhone 8 timing, but that it might not be easy to decode.

I said that one of the three possible scenarios would give the clearest steer: a guidance range significantly higher than normal for a ‘tock’ year. In that event, it would send a clear message that the iPhone 8 will go on sale in September, with at least enough availability to show up in the financials.

And that’s where I think we’re at, even if the numbers are not high enough to absolutely guarantee it …


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Satechi’s R1 Aluminum Foldable Stand gets even...

Satechi has updated its R1 Aluminum Foldable Stand. It now sports the hinge power to hold to MacBooks from 2016 and 2017. The total weight can now hold up to 35 pounds. Cool!

Compatible with laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices, the stand lets you position your devices in various positions for watching videos, gaming, video chatting or working on a tablet with a keyboard. The Satechi R1 Aluminum Foldable Stand is available now in space gray, silver, gold or rose gold for $39.99 at and

If you need a stand for laptops and...

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How to customize and customize items in macOS Sierra...

There are four ways to view items in a Finder window in macOS Sierra: as icons, as a list, in columns, or in Cover Flow view. To choose a view, use the View buttons at the top of the Finder window. In the four views, there are additional ways to customize how your items are displayed.

For example, you can sort items, arrange icons, and resize columns. Your settings for sorting and arranging items in a folder apply until you change them. If you sort your Documents folder by Date Added, the next time you view your Documents folder, it’s sorted by Date Added.

To sort items, in any view, choose View > Show View Options, click the Sort By pop-up menu, then choose the sort order, such as Date Modified or Name. In List view and Cover Flow, move the pointer over the column name you want to sort by, then click it. Click the column name again to reverse the sort order.

To arrange items in any view, click the Item Arrangement button , then choose an option, such as Date...

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7 highlights of Tim Cook’s Q3 2017 financial call...

Every 90 days there’s a new Apple financial quarter, a new raft of federally-mandated financial disclosures, and another hour-long conference call that lets us hear Apple CEO Tim Cook (and CFO Luca Maestri) take questions from inquisitive Wall Street analysts.

On Tuesday, Apple announced its quarterly earnings and followed it up with that exciting phone call. (If you’d like to read a complete transcript, I made one.) Here are seven highlights that I gleaned from Apple’s quarterly exercise in extremely limited disclosure.

To read this article in full or...

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AAPL’s Q3 call ‘one of the most bullish,’ say...

Apple’s Q3 financials seem to have been well-received, with AAPL stock sitting at $158 in pre-market trading at the time of writing – up more than 5% on yesterday’s close. The company reported revenue of $45.4b and sales of 41m iPhones, 11.4m iPads and 4.29m Macs.

Most analysts also seem pleased, with Macquarie describing the earnings call as “one of its most bullish in recent memory” – even if Barclays did sound a sour note …


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Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 2, 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

Food Lion has launched a free mobile app to make grocery shopping, and saving, easier for customers across its 10-state footprint. Shoppers can explore new ways to save with each feature, from the digital MVP card, to digitized weekly ads. The Food Lion app includes a way to decide what's for dinner with a recipe finder and digital shopping lists. Customers can also load coupons to their MVP card. In an average month.

Big Fire Innovations has cooked up Let's Grub. The free app is designed to make dining meet-ups quick and easy.


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Facebook Is Working On a Video Chat Device

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Facebook Inc. is working on a video chat device for the home -- the first major hardware product from its experimental Building 8 lab. Featuring a laptop-sized touchscreen, the device represents a new product category and could be announced as soon as next spring's F8 developer conference, according to people familiar with the matter. They say the large screen and smart camera technology could help farflung people feel like they're in the same room, which aligns with Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's mission of bringing Facebook users closer together. The device is in the prototype phase but is already being tested in people's homes. Geared to the living room, the video chat device will feature a wide-angle camera lens, microphones and speakers that are all powered by artificial intelligence to boost performance, the people said. A version of the device in testing includes a thin, vertical stand that holds a large...

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Tuesday August 1

Apple R&D nears $3B per quarter in Q3 as work on...

Apple spent nearly $3 billion on research and development in the third quarter of 2017, a $377 million year-over-year increase that brings the company's six-month outlay on future projects to more than $5.7 billion.

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Apple to be exclusive retailer of 'Red Raven...

Professional digital cinema camera company Red Digital Cinema on Tuesday announced Apple will be the exclusive retailer of its $15,000 Red Raven kit, which includes the Raven camera body, Sigma lens, carrying case and more.

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Apple Pay to go live in Denmark, Finland, Sweden,...

Apple on Tuesday announced it is working to bring Apple Pay live in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates by the end of 2017, which if completed would expand the payments service to a total of 20 countries.

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Red to sell its ‘Red Raven’ camera bundle...

Camera company Red today announced that it will make its Red Raven camera kit available exclusively at Apple retail stores and on The camera kit will be priced at $14,995.95 and includes a host of accessories and other goods.


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SoundCloud reportedly close to securing two...

SoundCloud’s struggles have been well documented thus far, but now the company appears to have found a way to at least stabilize its operations. According to a report from Bloomberg, SoundCloud is close to selling stakes to Raine Group and Temasek Holdings, though specific terms are unclear…


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Tim Cook says Apple followed Chinese law in removing...

Responding to criticism surrounding Apple's recent removal of VPN apps from the Chinese iOS App Store, CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday said the company was simply following new government regulations, as it would for any country in which it operates.

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Apple's Shares Rise On Better-Than-Expected...

Apple reported a 7.2% rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, thanks to better-than-expected sales of its iPhones. "The company said iPhone sales rose 1.6% to 41.03 million in the third quarter ended July 1, above analysts' average estimate of 40.7 million units," reports Fortune. "Apple sold 40.4 million iPhones a year earlier." From the report: Apple's shares rose 4% in after-hours trading on Tuesday to $ 156.00.
Many customers wait for Apple to launch its new smartphones before deciding on upgrading or replacing their current devices, which usually results in iPhone demand tapering in the months before a release. The company forecast total revenue of between $49 billion and $52 billion for the current quarter, while analysts on average were expecting $49.21 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Analysts on average expect the company to sell 45.55 million iPhones in the current quarter, according to FactSet. Apple sold 45.51 million iPhones in the year-ago quarter...

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Transcript: Apple CEO Tim Cook on the company’s...

iMore has once again put together a transcript of today’s Apple earnings conference call with analysts. If you don’t get a chance to listen to the call, it’s always worthwhile to read Tim’s comments.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Tim Cook says Apple is working on a ‘large project’...

Earlier this year, Tim Cook called self-driving car technology “incredibly exciting” and said that Apple is focusing heavily on autonomous systems. During Apple’s earnings call today, however, Cook offered some more color on Apple’s investments in autonomy…


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Apple Pay expanding to the UAE, Denmark, Finland,...

Buried in today’s Q3 2017 Apple earnings call was Luca Maestri’s announcement that Apple Pay is coming to a handful of new countries by the end of the year. The Apple CFO announced that Apple Pay will come to the UAE, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden by the end of this year…


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Apple announces it has now sold over 1.2 billion...

Tim Cook today touted that Apple has now sold over 1.2 billion iPhones, a milestone achieved in just a decade. The news was announced during Apple’s Q3 2017 earnings call and comes a year after Apple revealed it had sold 1 billion iPhones.


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Apple increasing production capacity for AirPods as...

Since their release late last year, Apple’s completely wireless AirPods have been plagued by availability and supply issues. While they’re sometimes easy to find from third-party retailers, they’re still nearly impossible to come by in Apple retail stores and are carry a 6-week shipping window from Apple’s online store.

During Apple’s earnings call today, Tim Cook noted of the production difficulties and said the company is working to make AirPods as available as possible…


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Apple stock hits all time high on news of strong Q3...

Apple stock prices hit an all-time high in extended trading on Tuesday, flirting with the $160 mark, after the company reported better than expected earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2017 and strong guidance for the coming quarter.

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Apple Posts Increased Profits for Q3 2017

Apple saw year-over-year revenue and unit sales increases for all of its product divisions in Q3 2017, including the relatively beleaguered iPad.


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After three years, iPads make money for Apple again

Enlarge / The 10.5-inch iPad Pro. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple released its third-quarter financials today, reporting higher-than-expected numbers almost all-around. The company's total revenue reached $45.4 billion, up seven percent year-over-year. Earlier this afternoon, Apple shares increased five percent to hit above $157 per share, with an intraday high of $156.56. As of writing this article, shares are at $150.05.

While iPhone sales have increased slightly year-over-year, the most interesting numbers are for iPad. For the first time in three years, iPad sales grew: the company sold 11.4 million iPads this quarter, gleaning $4.9 billion in revenue. That represents a 15-percent unit...

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Nextbit ends customer support for its Robin '...

When gaming peripheral maker Razer acquired Nextbit this past January, the phone maker promised to support the Robin, its beautiful yet flawed "cloud phone," providing updates and security patches through February 2018, along with warranty and custom...

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Tim Cook: iPhone 8 rumors cause temporary dip, but...

In addition to Tim Cook’s comments and answers to the press’ questions on Apple’s earnings call today, Cook has spoken with The Wall Street Journal, sharing some more thoughts on the company’s successful fiscal Q3 and predictions for the iPhone 8.


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AWT News Update: August 1, 2017

We have just two stories today; one that's quite alarming and another that is entirely upbeat!

  • Russia joins China in banning virtual private networks
  • Apple's Q3 FY 2017 financial results are in, and they beat all expectations. Hear just how good things went in the quarter ending July 1, 2017

The text version of the podcast can be viewed 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.

Text Version

This is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update for August 1st, 2017. 

Yesterday we noted that China had banned VPNs (virtual private network) apps that could be used to circumvent the so-called “Great Firewall of China”, a government-run...

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Tim Cook strongly hints Apple will have a 'Made...

While Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't explicitly answer a question asking about three Apple plants in the U.S., he did note that there would be more announced "later in the year" about employment opportunities generated by Apple.

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Macs gain in global unit market share, see revenue...

In a conference call regarding Apple’s financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter that ended July 1, CEO Tim Cook said that Macs gained global unit market share and saw revenue grew 7% year-over-year due to mainly to iMac and MacBook Pro sales. The Mac set new June quarter sales records in mainland China and Japan. 

“With the refresh of almost the entire Mac lineup in June, we're off to a great start for the back-to-school season,” Cook said.

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New iPhone To Have Tap to Wake, Attention Detection...

HomePod's firmware has revealed several new features coming to the upcoming iPhone, such as a tap to wake function, facial expression and attention detection, and virtual home button. "Apple accidentally released the firmware over the weekend resulting in a frenzy of analysis about previously unknown features," reports The Verge. From the report: Developers including Steve Troughton-Smith and Guilherme Rambo have been tweeting their findings, notably the discovery of the new iPhone's bezel-less screen design. They've also concluded that the resolution for the iPhone 8 could be as much of a visual leap forward from current-generation iPhones as the iPhone 4's Retina display was from the original iPhone. Apple is using codenames for both its face recognition feature and the bezel-less phone, called "Pearl ID" and "D22" respectively. A potential "attention detection" feature is also mentioned in the code, with some speculating that may mean the phone will remain silent for...

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The iPad sees its highest global tablet market share...

In a conference call regarding Apple’s financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter that ended July 1, CEO Tim Cook touted the resurgence of the iPad. Apple tallied its highest global tablet market share in four years, according to research firm IDC.

Cook said that iPad sales up were 32% year-over-year in the U.S. education market, in which Apple sold over one million tablets. Plus iPad sales grew across all geographic segments, with strong double-digit growth in countries including the US, France, and Greater China..

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Apple has sold over 1.2 billion iPhones

In a conference call regarding Apple’s financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter that ended July 1, CEO Tim Cook said that Apple has now sold over 1.2 billion smartphones. 

He says that the iPhone 7 is our the company’s most popular smartphone. And iPhone 7 Plus sales were up “significantly” in the June quarter compared to iPhone 6s Plus sales in the year-ago quarter, Cook adds.

Many markets in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East grew iPhone sales by over 25%, according to Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri.

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Apple Watch sales up 50%; AirPods so popular Apple...

In a conference call regarding Apple’s financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter that ended July 1, CEO Tim Cook said that sales of the Apple Watch were up over 50% in the June quarter, helping it maintain its position as the top selling smartwatch.

Cook also boasted that the AirPods have a 98% customer satisfaction. Alas, while Apple is “working hard to get them to customers as quickly as possible,” the company is still not able to meet demand, he added.

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AAPL hits all time high in after hours trading

In after hours trading following Apple’s announcement of strong fiscal Q3 results, AAPL stock has jumped to almost $160 as of this writing.


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DJI and 3D Robotics team up for business-focused...

For all their hobbyist applications, like photography and videography, drones are still primarily commercial tools. Thus, 3DR's partnership with DJI for the Enterprise Drone Platform. Specifically, the Enterprise Drone Platform will be integrated wit...

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Apple has 185 million paid subscriptions across all...

Apple has officially reached its projections of its services alone being the equivalent to a Fortune 100 company. 

In the third fiscal quarter of 2017, Apple reported $7.27 billion in revenue, up from $7.04 from the last quarter, and $5.98 billion in the year-ago quarter. Apple's services revenue is gleaned from iTunes, iCloud, Apple Music, Apple Pay, AppleCare and the various App Stores.

Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri says that Apple has 185 million paid subscriptions across all services. Increase of almost 20M over last 90 days. And Apple Pay is coming to Finland and Sweden before the end of 2017, he adds.

What’s more, the company’s enterprise business continues to expand. Maestri says that iOS is “transforming” enterprise. For example, Walmart plans to deploying more than 19,000 iPads for employee training across all 50 U.S. states.

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iPad quarterly sales grow year-over-year for the...

Apple's most recent quarter of iPad sales is not only the first time that iPad sales have grown year-over-year since 2013, but its best non-holiday quarter for sales of the tablet for two years.

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Amazon taps 'Boondocks' creator for alt-...

Amazon could be getting another alternate history show of the likes of The Man in the High Castle. A series called Black America is under development and it's centered around a reality where southern states were granted to African Americans as repara...

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Apple's strong Q3 results marred by 10 percent...

Apple's otherwise solid June-quarter results were held back by a 10 percent year-over-year revenue drop in China, likely caused by the iPhone's slipping position in the local market.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2017...

Apple again saw its sales and revenue grow in the third fiscal quarter of 2017, with $45.4 billion in revenue on strong iPhone, iPad and Mac sales. Following the news, the company held a conference call with media and analysts, and notes of interest follow.

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Apple's services business alone now the size of...

With Tuesday's earnings report, Apple has officially met its projections of its services alone being the equivalent to a Fortune 100 company.

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Apple's third-quarter earnings soar on the back...

No new iPhone, no problem for Apple’s bottom line. The company just reported its third quarter results for fiscal year 2017 and they’re awfully good: $8.7 billion profit, or $1.67 per share, on revenue of $45.4 billion.

That breaks down to 41 million iPhones, a slight increase from the third quarter of 2016, when Apple moved more than a little more than 40 million handsets. Sales were down when compared to last quarter’s 50.7 million, however.

But the big surprise was the iPad. On the back of the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro released at WWDC in June, Apple moved 11.4 million tablets, its biggest non-holiday quarter for the tablet in more than two years. That’s an increase of nearly 30 percent from last quarter and 15 percent from Q3 2016. However, revenue from tablet sales was only up 2 percent,...

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Apple iPad sales grow year-over-year for the first...

This time of year isn't usually great for Apple's hardware sales, but the company's newly released Q3 earnings has at least one pleasant surprise. In addition to raking in $45.4 billion in revenue over the past three months, Apple also said it sold 4...

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Live blog: Apple’s fiscal year Q3 2017 earnings call

Apple just announced its earnings for the third quarter of 2017, reporting profits of $8.72 billion on revenues of $45.4 billion. The company sold 41 million iPhones, 11.4 million iPads, and 4.29 million Macs.

Now that the numbers are out there in the public, Apple is set to hold its quarterly earnings call, which will kick-off at 2PM PT/5PM ET and we’ll have live coverage right here…


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iPhone, iPad, Mac sales up in Apple’s third fiscal...

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter that ended July 1. The company posted quarterly revenue of $45.4 billion and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $1.67. 

These results compare to revenue of $42.4 billion and earnings per diluted share of $1.42 in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 61% of the quarter’s revenue.

The tech giant sold approximately 41 million iPhones, down from 51 million the previous quarter, but up from 40 million in the third fiscal quarter of 2016.. However, iPads and Macs saw sales boosts. Approximately 11 million tablets were sold in the quarter, compared to 9 million in the second quarter of 2017. Apple sold about 4.3 million Macs compared to 4.2 in the previous quarter. 

“With revenue up 7% year-over-year, we’re happy to report our third consecutive quarter of accelerating growth and an all-time quarterly record for Services revenue,” CEO Tim Cook said in a press release. “We...

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Get your first taste of 'Sunless Skies' on...

Sunless Skies, the sequel to Sunless Sea that reached its Kickstarter goal in just four hours, will be available for Early Access play on August 30th. Kickstarter backers will get their key via email and anybody else who would like to play and provid...

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Apple posts strong $45.4 billion in revenue on...

Apple again saw its sales grow year over year in the June quarter, the company revealed on Tuesday, with $45.4 billion in revenue exceeding Wall Street expectations, again driven by strong iPhone sales, but also growth in its iPad and Mac businesses.

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∞ Apple posts quarterly revenue of $45.4 billion

Apple on Tuesday posted quarterly revenue of $45 billion, which is up from the $42.4 billion reported in the year-ago quarter. […]

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Apple announces Q3 2017 revenue of $45.4b: 41m...

Apple has announced its latest quarter results including $45.4b in revenue and $8.72 profit from 41m iPhones, 11.4m iPads, and 4.29m Macs sold.

FY17 Q3 results compare to the previous quarter’s $52.9 billion in revenue, $11.03 billion in profit, 50.7 million iPhones, 8.92 million iPads, and 4.19 million Macs. In the same quarter a year ago, Apple reported $42.4 billion in revenue, $7.8 billion in profit, 40.4 millions iPhones sold, 9.9 million iPads sold, and 4.2 million Macs sold.

Full press release after the break, and stick around for our earnings call live blog at the top of the hour:


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Facebook working on an Android-based video chat...

Last year, Facebook poached Regina Dugan, the head of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects, to lead a new hardware group. Building 8’s first products are now coming into light as a new report notes the development of a HomePod smart speaker competitor and a video chat device. For those that remember Mark Zuckerburg’s security advice from last year, the rumors of these new products come with some irony.


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Request a Lyft inside the Amtrak app when your train...

Lyft has teamed up with another brand, forming a partnership that totally makes sense. Now, Amtrak riders can request a Lyft directly from the Amtrak app. Lyft said in a statement that rides to and from transit stations are one of its most popular ro...

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Senate bill demands tougher security for the...

Security among Internet of Things devices is bad enough at home, but it's downright scary in government, where a vulnerable security camera could lead to hackers stealing vital secrets. A bipartisan team of US senators wants to reduce the chances of...

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Google adds a dash of Pinterest with recipes and...

Google Image Search hasn't really been well-suited to competing with Pinterest. You could save images for later viewing or visit the source page, but you couldn't always tell what you would get when you would click through. That's changing today. Goo...

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Apple Pay adds another 26 institutions globally

Apple Pay today has expanded to 21 new banks and credit unions in the U.S. Plus, another five institutions have been added in Australia, Canada, Japan and the UK.

You can view the full list of banks and credit unions that support Apple’s mobile payment service on Apple’s website. Apple Pay is currently available in 15 countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and U.S.

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Black Is the New Black as Apple Posts Increased...

Apple saw year-over-year revenue and unit sales increases for all of its product divisions in Q3 2017, including the relatively beleaguered iPad.


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'Resident Evil' will haunt the Nintendo...

Before Resident Evil 7 came along and blew everyone's expectations of what a survival horror game could be out of the water, the franchise was in a bad spot for awhile. The Revelations sub-series was a more back-to-basics approach to RE, existing alo...

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Apple's 2017 Q3 sales get a boost from...

When Apple releases earnings later today, there could be concerns about the lack of any progress on U.S. tax reform--including deep cuts to health care spending aimed at enabling a huge tax cuts--or the repatriation of its overseas cash. On the other hand, political chaos in America has further weakened the US Dollar, enhancing Apple's foreign earnings in Fiscal Q3.

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Microsoft shrunk the Xbox One wireless controller...

Microsoft has a few new accessories on the way for Xbox One and PC gamers. Along with three new Wireless Controllers in Xbox 360-style Grey/Green, hot red Volcano Shadow, and Halo-esque Patrol Tech variants, the gaming company has announced a brand-n...

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Windows 10 will soon include built-in eye tracking

It's not easy to use a PC if you have ALS or another neuromuscular disease that prevents you from using your hands. You can use eye tracking, but that could easily entail specialized software and an imperfect experience. Microsoft thinks it can do be...

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Amazon adds live home camera feeds to Fire TV's...

It seems like every day brings a new announcement for Alexa and Amazon-branded devices, and this day is no different. Today, the online retail giant announced that soon you'll be able to view your live home camera feeds through the Fire TV and second...

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Pinterest wants you to think of it as a visual...

Pinterest might have started out as a social network, but it's quickly moving into search engine territory. This week, the site announced that it's moving the "Search" and "Lens" features to a more prominent space in its mobile apps.

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Avid makes limited version of movie editing tool...

Video editing company Avid has released a cut-down version of its composition software for free, in the form of "Avid Media Composer | First" for both Apple's macOS and Microsoft's Windows.

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Spark email client for Mac gains new Smart Search...

Readdle is out with a new update to Spark for Mac that brings new Smart Search features to the desktop email client. Spark 1.3 delivers a new way to easily find files, attachments, and other message content from emails with a visual indicator of where content is in an email.


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Nintendo has a fix for the Switch's battery bug

Nintendo has sold almost 4.7 million Switch units in the four months since the system launched in March, so it's safe to say the console is a success. But it's still plagued with a few system issues -- one of which Nintendo fixed (kind of). If users...

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Apple Pay gets 26 more issuing partners in US, UK,...

Apple has updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers to include 21 more U.S. banks and credit unions, plus another five institutions spread across Australia, Canada, Japan, and the U.K.

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Hands-on: The entry-level Mid-2017 5K iMac is a...

For $1799, the entry-level 5K iMac is a very good deal for anyone looking for a powerful machine that can be upgraded to some extent. Of course, when it comes to an all-in-one machine like the iMac, the term “upgrade” is used loosely, but it’s still fairly remarkable how much headroom you can garner from Apple’s entry-level 27-inch 5K machine.

In this hands-on post and video walkthrough, we’ll consider several reasons why the base-model 5K iMac is such a compelling proposition for those in need of a new Mac. In fact, it’s arguably the best deal in Macs that Apple currently offers. more…

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Review: Urban Armor Gear Metropolis Case for 10.5-...

UAG Metropolis Case for 10.5-inch iPad Pro (in use). Photo ©2017, Steven Sande

Yesterday we looked at a minimalist case for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro -- the Moshi VersaCover. This case is great for those of us who work indoors, but it certainly wouldn't provide a huge amount of protection in the great outdoors. That's where the new Urban Armor Gear Metropolis Case for 10.5-inch iPad Pro is supposed to excel as it's apparently designed to take drops onto hard surfaces and keep your tablet safe. This case retails for $59.95 on both the UAG website and on Amazon (affiliate link - your purchase helps to...

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Microsoft Targets Google and Apple in Schools With...

An anonymous reader shares a report: Microsoft is launching a new subscription program for buying Surface computers and tablets in much the same way that many people now purchase smartphones, with no-interest financing for two years and the ability to upgrade to a new device before the term is up. Announced this morning at the launch of back-to-school season, the initiative is part of a broader push by Microsoft to gain new momentum in U.S. schools, where Google Chromebooks have taken the lead vs. Microsoft and Apple. Microsoft's new subscription program, called Surface Plus, will be available starting later today through the Microsoft Store in person and online. Microsoft's Surface Laptop, Surface Pro, Surface Book and Surface Studio are all options under the program. The program lets participants upgrade to a new machine after 18 months when they return their existing hardware in good condition. In addition to Surface Plus for students and consumers, Microsoft is offering a...

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Microsoft launches 'Surface Plus,'...

Microsoft on Tuesday introduced "Surface Plus" and "Surface Plus for Business," two ownership plans that appear to mimic Apple's strategy with the iPhone Upgrade Program.

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Apple Pay picks up another 20+ banks around the world

New banks and credit unions across the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and Japan have joined Apple’s list of participating partners as part of the first expansion of Apple Pay this month. Check out the latest Apple Pay banks below:


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mophie introduces the powerstation USB-C XXL for the...

mophie has launched the powerstation USB-C XXL, a high capacity universal battery designed to charge MacBooks, MacBook Pros, iPads, iPhones and other mobile devices. It’s available exclusively at Apple stores, and for $149.95.

Equipped with one USB-C and one USB-A output charge port, it includes a 19,500mAh battery for more than one full charge to a MacBook. The powerstation USB-C XXL is also wrapped in soft-touch fabric.

The USB-C port features USB-PD technology, allowing it to charge USB-C laptops at rapid charging rates up to 30 Watts and to accept high-speed charging input when connected to USB-PD chargers. Additional features of the powerstation USB-C XXL include: an additional USB-A output port 5V/2.4A; a role switch controlled by status button (USB-C input/USB output); a Cypress CCG2 chipset; and pass-through charging USB-C to USB-A.

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Twelve South launches the BookBook Vol. 2

Twelve South’s newest edition of the BookBook (Vol 2) has arrived. The $79.99 leather case fits the newest 12-inch MacBooks, 13-inch MacBook Pros and 15-inch MacBook Pros.

Vol. 2 offers all the protection of the previous BookBook, but has also received a bit of a makeover with a 42% slimmer silhouette and a new spine design. It also debuts a hidden document pocket. This feature allows you to carry up to 20 pages of documents (depending on paper thickness), swatches or fabric samples, contracts to be signed, presentations and reference materials.

The BookBook Vol. 2 doubles as a shell that allows you to use your MacBook while it’s in the case. When you open BookBook, you find two elastic bands on the inside cover of the case that can be slipped over the corners of your screen. The next time you open your BookBook, your MacBook screen will open with it, allowing you to type, swipe and interact with the laptop...

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2v2 is coming back to Clash Royale in a big way. Although it's only been available for temporary periods of time, 2v2 has seen a hugely positive fan response, with players clamoring for more team-based gameplay. Soon we'll get yet another taste of... | Read more »
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Joycity’s hit Game of Dice gets a big new update this week, introducing new maps, mechanics, and even costumes. The update sets players loose on an exciting new map, The Cursed Tower, that allows folks to use special Runes mid-match. If you feel... | Read more »
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The 5 best mobile survival games
Games like ARK: Survival Evolved and Conan Exiles have taken the world of gaming by storm. The market is now flooded with hardcore survival games that send players off into the game's world with nothing but maybe the clothes on their back. Never... | Read more »
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