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Wednesday January 3

Fundamental design flaw in Intel chips forces...

The Register:

A fundamental design flaw in Intel’s processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels to defang the chip-level security bug.

Programmers are scrambling to overhaul the open-source Linux kernel’s virtual memory system. Meanwhile, Microsoft is expected to publicly introduce the necessary changes to its Windows operating system in an upcoming Patch Tuesday: these changes were seeded to beta testers running fast-ring Windows Insider builds in November and December.


Similar operating systems, such as Apple’s 64-bit macOS, will also need to be updated – the flaw is in the Intel x86-64 hardware, and it appears a microcode update can’t address it. It has to be fixed in software at the OS level, or go buy a new processor without the design blunder.

The worst news is that since the issue is in the hardware itself, a software patch of something so deeply rooted in the pipeline will cause a performance hit...

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LG may supply OLED for Apple's 6.5" edge-...

Apple and LG Display are allegedly finalizing talks on an OLED supply deal, which could see the latter provide panels for a rumored 6.5-inch iPhone, which is believed to be a jumbo-sized version of the iPhone X.

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A design flaw in Intel’s chips could spur Apple to...

A fundamental design flaw in Intel's processor chips means Linux and Windows will need a redesign, while other operating systems such as macOS will need an update, reports The Register.

The flaw is in the Intel x86-64 hardware, and apparently it has to be fixed in software at the operating system level — or replaced by a new processor without the glitch, the article adds. In other words, Apple will have to release an update to the Mac’s operating system to deal with the problem. 

Obviously, the tech giant isn’t going to be happy about the situation. Which will certainly add fire to the (not unreasonable) speculation that Apple will eventually design its own chips for its Mac, as well as iOS, devices.

"By designing its own chips, Apple can better differentiate itself from others. Further, depending too much on other chip suppliers in the age of artificial...

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Amazon has big plans for Alexa ads in 2018

Here it comes. Now that you’ve invested in this useful tech, found a nice place for it in your workflow, we’re going to start serving up ads.

Makes me wonder if the original Echo shipped with a disclaimer that ads might be part of the experience. If not, seems like a liability for Amazon, potential for a law suit. Either way, this seems like a decidedly negative turn in that particular road.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Games on your phone (mostly Android, some iOS) that...

Sapna Maheshwari, New York Times:

At first glance, the gaming apps — with names like “Pool 3D,” “Beer Pong: Trickshot” and “Real Bowling Strike 10 Pin” — seem innocuous. One called “Honey Quest” features Jumbo, an animated bear.

Yet these apps, once downloaded onto a smartphone, have the ability to keep tabs on the viewing habits of their users — some of whom may be children — even when the games aren’t being played.

Yesterday, we posted about a technique ad houses use to glean your identity using your browser’s password manager.

This is a similar data-farming trick, this time using your phone’s microphone to track your TV watching habits.

The apps use software from Alphonso, a start-up that collects TV-viewing data for advertisers. Using a smartphone’s microphone, Alphonso’s software can detail...

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Apple to announce its first fiscal quarter of 2018...

Apple will announce the results of its first fiscal quarter of 2018 after markets close on Thursday, Feb. 1. A conference call for investors and the press will be held at 2 p.m. Pacific.

Here’s the guidance the company has provided for the quarter: revenue between $84 billion and $87 billion; gross margin between 38% and 38.5%; operating expenses between $7.65 billion and $7.75 billion; other income/(expense) of $600 million; and a tax rate of 25.5%. The quarter is expected to be the company’s biggest and most profitable quarter ever.

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Some Apple Watch users are reporting unexpected...

Apple Watch is an excellent health and fitness tracker that can actually save lives, but something about the latest model may be causing issues for users who work in certain hospital environments. A number of Apple Watch users including a 9to5Mac reader report unexpected reboots on Apple Watch Series 3.

The common thread appears to be using the Apple Watch in the intensive care unit of some hospitals. This suggests there may be specific ICU-related equipment used in hospitals that could be interfering with Apple Watch Series 3 with or without cellular.


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Some Apple Watch users are reporting unexpected...

Apple Watch is an excellent health and fitness tracker that can actually save lives, but something about the latest model may be causing issues for users who work in certain hospital environments. A number of Apple Watch users including a 9to5Mac reader report unexpected reboots on Apple Watch Series 3.

The common thread appears to be using the Apple Watch in the intensive care unit of some hospitals. This suggests there may be specific ICU-related equipment used in hospitals that could be interfering with Apple Watch Series 3 with or without cellular.


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ConnectSense announces new HomeKit Smart In-Wall...

ConnectSense first debuted their original external Smart Outlet with HomeKit compatibility at the end of 2015, and is now expanding its product offering just in time for this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Today, the home automation company announced a new In-Wall Outlet, a hard wired version of their original accessory.


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Amazon & Google likely lost money on smart...

Amazon and Google discounted their smart speakers so deeply in the holiday sales that they likely lost money on each unit, say analysts. Amazon discounted its Echo Dot to $29.99 in the run-up to the holidays, with the Google Home Mini also seen for the same price in various sales.

The two companies’ willingness to lose money on the hardware reveals their very different strategy to Apple with its upcoming HomePod speaker …


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Nissan's future cars could read your mind

Most automakers are figuring out how to take the "driver" out of driving, but Nissan is using tech to make it more fun. It's researching what it calls "brain-to-vehicle" (B2V) tech that can read your brainwaves and figure out what you're going to do...

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Qi Whiz! Wireless fast charging for your Qi-...

The latest iPhones -- X, 8 and 8 Plus -- have the ability to charge without being plugged in. How? Through the Qi wireless charging standard and a Qi charger! If you have a Qi-compatible iPhone or other smartphone but have been wary of spending a lot of money for a wireless charger, your ship has just sailed in. We've got the Neva Tech Qi Charger for the low price of $10.99

  • Built-in intelligent system to prevent the devices from short circuit or over heating 
  • Eliminates wires (plugging into your phone directly—just rest your phone on the pad to charge)
  • Maintains your phone's total battery life for longer
  • Output (Qi Charging): 5V 1A
  • Transmission Power: 10W...
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LG will supply OLED screens for larger 6.5-inch...

A KGI report back in November said that Apple was working on two OLED iPhones for 2018, an updated version of the 5.8-inch iPhone X and a larger, 6.5-inch Plus model.

A supply-chain report today states that while Samsung will remain the sole or primary supplier of the OLED panels for the smaller model, LG will supply the panels for the 6.5-inch model …


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HSD Versions Cleaner is a solid, inexpensive tool...

HSD Versions Cleaner is a relatively new app for the Mac, but one worth checking out. With it you can observe and delete old files. For instance, it can help you reduce the amount of previous file versions, stored by the macOS’s Auto Save feature.

Depending on what you do with your Mac, such previous file versions can occupy a lot of disc space, even though macOS doesn’t keep them forever. With HSD Versions Cleaner, you can define criteria which previous file versions should be deleted automatically in the background, which is very convenient.

Easy to use, HSD Versions Cleaner gives you control over how many old file versions should be kept for selected documents. You can delete a selection of old file versions manually or define criteria when certain old file versions should be deleted automatically. Both observing and deleting old file versions is done within a single application window.

HSD Versions Cleaner requires macOS 10.11 or higher and costs $2.99. It’...

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After LG’s 34-inch Thunderbolt 3 monitor, Samsung...

It’s a couple of weeks since LG announced its upcoming 34-inch ultrawide Thunderbolt 3 monitor, and now Samsung has done the same.

While LG has the higher resolution – effectively between 4K and 5K – Samsung is hoping that its curved design will win fans …


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How to repair a disk using macOS High Sierra’s Disk...

You can use the Disk Utility in macOS High Sierra to repair a variety of problems. Today we’ll look at how to repair the disk that started up your Mac. Here are the steps:

Print this help page so you can refer to it later. (You don’t have access to Disk Utility Help when you restart your computer in the next step.)

  • In the Disk Utility Help window, click the Share button, then choose Print.
  • Choose Apple menu > Restart. After your Mac restarts (some Mac computers play a startup sound), press and hold the Command and R keys until the Apple logo 
  • Click Disk Utility, then click Continue.
  • In the sidebar, select the disk you want to repair.
  • Click the First Aid button. If Disk Utility tells you the disk is about to fail, back up your data and replace the disk. You can’t repair it. Otherwise, continue to step 6.
  • Click Run. If Disk Utility reports that the disk appears to be OK or has been repaired, you’re done. You can click...
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Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 3, 2018

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

Spiel Studios has launched Man Vs. Missiles 1.1. In the game players test their piloting skills by flying their plane for as long as they can, while avoiding and destroying incoming missiles which are continuously trying to bring them down. Man Vs. Missiles is free, but does tout in-app purchases.

macOS Apps/Updates

Cisdem has updated Duplicate Finder Mac to version 4.0. It’s a utility tool that can detect and delete duplicates from external and internal hard drives to free up the space.

The new version adds support for finding similar images.IT...

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iFixit releases 5K iMac Pro teardown

The cool cats at iFixit have completed and posted their full teardown of the long-awaited 5K iMac Pro and discovered the following nifty features and components:

– The iMac Pro features a massive dual fan cooler to help keep the CPU and GPU cool. The computer is also notably quiet, even when performing intensive operations that would send a standard cooling fan into overdrive.

– The lack of a full sized desktop hard drive allows for additional space inside the iMac pro for additional components.

– The 5K iMac lacks an external RAM door, which made for easy RAM upgrades on previous model iMacs.

– The rear air vent is about 80% larger to increase cooling capability. There is also a dual-port air intake near the bottom of the machine beneath the revamped I/O.

– The 5K iMac Pro uses standard 288-pin RAM sticks, which are technically user-replaceable, but are much more difficult to access. Apple advises users to consult an authorized repair...

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Apple Maps data updated, now includes navigation for...

This could come in handy.

Right now indoors maps are available for many U.S. airports, along with a few other cities such as London, Berlin, Hong Kong, and Toronto.

The map data includes restaurants, shops, directions to gates, and more.

So, with any luck, you’ll know exactly where you are come your next flight.

If you have a chance to try this out, please let us know about your experience in the comments.

Via The Mac Observer

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from December 2017

December's Mac games

Image by Headup Games

It’s the end of the year, and we’ve already picked the biggest and brightest Mac games that 2017 had to offer. But if you’ve been keeping up with the monthly releases and want to see what’s truly new and exciting for Mac, then here are our selections for the 10 top games that debuted during December.

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Tuesday January 2

Spotify slapped with $1.6B copyright lawsuit over...

Spotify last week was hit with a $1.6 billion lawsuit leveled by Wixen Music Publishing, a music publisher that alleges the streaming music giant is using thousands of songs from its catalog without a license and compensation.

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Intel chip kernel flaw requires OS-level fix that...

A newly discovered silicon-level flaw in Intel's chip designs is forcing operating system manufacturers to update kernels and other software components to rectify the issue, changes that will reportedly result in performance slowdowns of up to 30 percent.

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UK banning stores from charging debit/credit card...

The UK will soon start banning shops and stores from charging a fee for credit card and debit card transactions. As reported by The Bristol Post, the new law goes into effect on January 13th and will permanently do away with additional fees for credit and debit transactions, including Apple Pay


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Report: Intel CPUs suffer from major security flaw,...

Intel processors from the last decade reportedly suffer from a severe chip-level security bug that isn’t necessarily easy to fix. The Register reports that the fix must come at the OS level, and even when the fix is available, there will be a notable performance hit…


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Apple’s design mojo

Fortune has an interesting article asking if Apple has lost its design mojo. There is no doubt some things haven’t worked as well as others, but I don’t agree with everything in story. Instead of picking out a few key paragraphs, you go should go read the entire article to get it all in context.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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LG gets a jump on CES by announcing its 2018 smart...

LG's 2018 smart TVs will offer improved support for high dynamic range. support for higher refresh rates on its high-end models, and better color mapping and color correction. But it will continue to use replacement RGBW (2.88K) in some of its cheaper models.

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Apple Will Replace Old iPhone Batteries Regardless...

After apologizing to customers for slowing older iPhones down as the batteries degrade, Apple has started offering battery swaps for $29. This has led to some confusion as Apple did not clarify how it qualified batteries as eligible for the discounted replacement, as the Apple Genius Bar uses a diagnostic test to check whether a battery can retain 80 percent of its original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles. According to Mac Rumors, Apple has confirmed that they will replace the battery if your iPhone 6 or later even if it passes a Genius Bar diagnostic test. From the report: Apple has since independently confirmed to MacRumors that it will agree to replace an eligible battery for a $29 fee, regardless of whether an official diagnostic test shows that it is still able to retain less than 80 percent of its original capacity. The concession appears to have been made to mollify the anger of customers stoked by headlines suggesting that Apple artificially slows down older iPhones...

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Apple to give first glimpse at iPhone X sales with...

In what is expected to be Apple's biggest and most profitable quarter ever, the company will report the results of its first fiscal quarter of 2018 after markets close on Thursday, Feb. 1.

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Apple will announce first quarter results on...

This is going to be an interesting quarter because we’ll get a first look at iPhone X sales.

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Apple announces Q1 2018 earnings release for...

Apple announced today that it will release its first quarter earnings call for 2018 on February 1st. The company made the announcement on its Investor Relations webpage, saying it will hold a call with investors at 2PM PT/5PM ET on the same day…


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iMac Pro teardown finds mystery Apple chip that...

A careful disassembly of the new iMac Pro has found another Apple-made chip in addition to the new T2, potentially confirming rumors that the desktop would feature an A10 Fusion coprocessor.

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Spotify sued for $1.6 billion for copyright...

Music streaming company Spotify was sued by Wixen Music Publishing Inc last week for allegedly using thousands of songs, including those of Tom Petty, Neil Young and the Doors, without a license and compensation to the music publisher.

I don’t know how something like this could possibly happen with a company like Spotify. The entire business is getting licenses to stream music, but apparently they didn’t do that.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Spotify facing $1.6B lawsuit from Tom Petty, Neil...

A new report from Variety today shares that Spotify has been hit with a $1.6 billion lawsuit from the music publisher that represents Tom Petty, Neil Young, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo and more.


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Apple World Today News Update: January 2, 2018

Steve's back from vacation, so we start off the year with news on an Apple acquisition, conflicting Wall Street forecasts for Apple, a long-awaited iPhone X app update, and Google's most popular searches for last year:

  • Apple purchases Buddybuild, which makes continuous integration and debugging tools that will be built into Xcode
  • One pair of Wall Street analysts is forecasting low production and sales of iPhone X for the first fiscal quarter of 2018, others think the company is on its way to a $200 share price
  • DJI updates its drone app for the iPhone X
  • Slime, unicorns, memes and acronyms that defined 2017, as brought to you by Google

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


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iFixit teardown of iMac Pro lends a nuanced look...

As expected, iFixit has performed a thorough tear down the iMac Pro. This teardown comes on the heels of another look at the machine’s internals by third-party Mac accessory maker OWC. That initial look provided us with a great idea of what to expect from the iMac Pro’s internals, but in traditional iFixit fashion, the San Luis Obispo-based company provides us with a more nuanced glance inside Apple’s professional all-in-one. more…

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Snapchat ad views avg. one second, three second...

Snapchat has made quite a few changes over the last two months, including a major new redesign, new features, and also testing out some new ad models. Now, a new report says the social media service may force users to view ads for three seconds before skipping them.


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Apple Park office chairs cost nearly $1,200 apiece,...

Apple's new "spaceship" campus in Cupertino, Calif. is stocked mainly with one kind of office chair -- the Vitra Pacific, personally chosen by lead designer Jonathan Ive at a cost of $1,185 per unit, though the company likely paid less in its bulk order.

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Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of...

An old-fashioned iSight camera on its laptop mount

This is the eighth post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

For the eighth request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

8. A Camera Accessory and FaceTime App for the Apple TV

When Apple announced iPhone 4 and FaceTime at the 2010 Apple Keynote, it opened up the possibility for deaf and hard of hearing iPhone users to communicate over video calls using Sign Language. AT&T was quick to release it's video relay service, an app that connected iPhone users to telephone calls using a video call and a remote American Sign Language...

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Solving a Washed-Out Display Problem

Faced with a display that was getting whiter and brighter, Adam Engst finally realized that he had been inadvertently increasing the Display Contrast slider in the Accessibility preference pane via keyboard shortcuts.


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Dev-tools company joins Apple

We’re excited to share that the buddybuild team has joined the Xcode engineering group at Apple to build amazing developer tools for the entire iOS community.


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Apple looks to simplify development of iPhone apps...

Developer support service Buddybuild announced that it has ben acquired by Apple, where its personnel will join the Xcode team in creating developer tools for iOS apps.

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Apple acquires app development service Buddybuild to...

Apple has today purchased an app development service called Buddybuild. For now, there aren’t any details about how much Apple has paid for the company, but the firm did confirm the purchase to TechCrunch.


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GE expands its smart lighting lineup ahead of CES

GE announced several new smart home products, including a new smart wall switch, universal digital assistant ceiling fixtures, as well as improvements to its Sol lamp and C by GE smart light bulbs.

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GE expands its smart lighting lineup ahead of CES

GE announced several new smart home products, including a new smart wall switch, universal digital assistant ceiling fixtures, as well as improvements to its Sol lamp and C by GE smart light bulbs.

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Which Apple band(s) should you get for your new...

If you got an Apple Watch for Christmas, or you're looking to buy one on your own, there's a multitude of official bands to choose from. Which ones -- if any -- should you consider?

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How iPhone batteries work, and how Apple manages...

Lithium-ion batteries such as those found in nearly every smartphone and tablet are not little, indestructable homogenous power reactors. AppleInsider delves briefly into the construction and chemistry of them, and discusses how an old battery works against not only device manufacturers, but the users themselves.

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Analysts: iPhone X projections ‘still too high,’...

Just a week ago, a report came in that Apple would be reducing its iPhone X forecasts from 50M to 30M for Q1, causing a temporary drop in the price of AAPL shares. Now, one analyst believes that not only will Apple indeed post results closer to the rumored 30M mark, but is also concerned about iPhone sales across 2018. Conversely, another analyst puts AAPL’s target price at $200 with Apple trading for around $171/share currently.


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Avido unveils WiBa Wireless Charging System that...

Accessories producer Avido has revealed its WiBa Wireless Power Bank and Charging Dock ahead of CES, with the Qi-compatible power bank able to wirelessly charge an iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus on the move, and is capable of recharging itself via the accompanying dock.

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DJI for iOS now goes full screen on iPhone X, new...

Good news for DJI drone pilots using iPhone X as your controller’s viewfinder: DJI 4 for iOS now goes full screen on the larger 5.8-inch Super Retina display. DJI’s iPhone app has been letterboxed on the flagship iPhone since it launched in early November.


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PSA: iCloud Notes and iWork sharing experiencing...

Some iCloud sharing features for iWork and Notes are currently down for some users.


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Opinion: HomePod delay coupled with new competition...

Apple’s HomePod is set to arrive sometime in ‘early 2018’ after missing its promised December ship date. Based on Apple’s definition of ‘early’ in the year, we can expect HomePod to go on sale any day between now and the end of April.

The smart speaker landscape has changed dramatically since HomePod’s unveil last June however. Missing the holiday quarter certainly wasn’t ideal for Apple, but the real shift is new competition from products that offer similar solutions to HomePod.

The market for HomePod with its premium price and limited skill set would be a challenge for Apple with just one of those factors, but combine the delay with new competitors and the challenge is only amplified: lower prices, wider...

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iMac Pro video review: Putting Apple's $5000...

Apple's new iMac Pro is aimed squarely at the high-end professional market, and with a $4,999 starting price, expectations for the all-in-one desktop are high. But is it worth such a sizable investment? AppleInsider gives you everything you need to know in our full video review.

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iPhone is the best-selling tech product of 2017

Once again, the iPhone was the best-selling tech product of 2017, selling more units than the No. 2 through No. 5 products combined.

According to Daniel Ives, an analyst with GBH Insights, who compiled the chart for USA TODAY, Apple will sell 223 million iPhones in 2017, up from 211 million phones the previous year.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: MacBook Air $270 off, Logitech...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications. more…

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Your password probably sucks

Up your password game by ditching the pets names and creating strong, unique passwords with these tools and tips.

It’s pretty safe to say that most people’s passwords suck. There are some good tips in here, and some good apps to utilize. I’ve used 1Password for several years and love it.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Amazon, Birkenstock battle heats up

A German court has ordered Amazon not to lure internet shoppers to its online marketplace when they mistakenly search for “Brikenstock”, “Birkenstok”, “Bierkenstock” and other variations in Google.

I didn’t think the court could do this, but I guess I was wrong. They are basically telling Amazon that they can’t buy Google Adwords for those misspelled terms.

The actual reason Birkenstock is asking for this makes sense:

Birkenstock sought the injunction because it feared unsuspecting shoppers might buy low-quality counterfeits through Amazon that would erode its reputation.

Amazon said it works to detect fraudulent products from being sold. I’m not sure that’s true either—you can buy that kind of stuff all the time on Amazon.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Google’s Year in Search

Here today, gone tomorrow. Our annual Year in Search is always a fun look back at the fads that captured our fancy and then fizzled out fast. See what this year’s biggest crazes were, through the lens of Google Search.


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Your old iPhone battery can be replaced even if it...

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Last week, Apple apologized for its iPhone performance slowdown "misunderstanding" and offered select iPhone users a discounted price on battery replacements. However, it was unclear if passing a Genius Bar diagnostic test would disqualify a device from getting that affordable battery replacement. According to a report by MacRumors, Apple will replace batteries in iPhone 6 smartphones and later models even if they pass Apple's own diagnostic test.

The news was first spotted by the Fresh website iGeneration, which reported that an internal Apple Store memo said to replace...

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Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement program...

After admitting that it was purposefully throttling some older iPhones in order to conserve battery life, Apple has announced a new program that offers replacement batteries to all customers that may be affected. Here's how you can get one:

Is my iPhone part of the battery replacement program?

If you have an iPhone 6 or later you are eligible to receive a battery as part of the program. The complete list of phones included are:

To read this article in full, please click here

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Apple ID login now required to check AppleCare...

[Update: Apple has changed its page back to allowing users to check their device’s warranty status without logging in with an Apple ID.]

In an update to its warranty coverage utility, Apple now requires users to log in with the Apple ID associated with a device before being able to check its warranty coverage status.

Previously, users could check the warranty of an iPhone using just its serial number or IMEI. This was especially useful for second-hand buyers.


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Deals: 15" MacBook Pro (512GB) for $2,399;...

A new year means new deals, and shoppers can save $70 to $200 on popular Apple devices this week. Pick up a Mid 2017 15" MacBook Pro with 512GB of space for $2,399 or a 256GB 10.5" iPad Pro in Space Gray for $729. Apple's 27" iMac 5K with top-of-the-line Radeon 580 graphics is also $150 off. All with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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Review: Modsy – the (relatively) affordable AR-...

Even when moving home is for all the right reasons, it still has to count as one of life’s most mixed experiences. While the end result is hopefully a better home in a better location, the process also involves a great deal of stress, work and expense. In the case of our own recent move, we can tick all five boxes …

But one of the fun parts is the chance to start again with a blank sheet in terms of designing your home the way you’d like it to be. For most of us, that’s a DIY process. We look for inspiration online and in stores, then sit down at the computer – or pencil and paper – to play with ideas.

The posher approach is to hire an interior designer to do it all for you. You tell them your tastes, and what you’re looking to achieve, and let them come up with designs. You then say yes or no to the various elements, and they rework the designs until you end up with a final one you approve …


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New analyst speculation suggests Apple cash...

Apple could potentially acquire the major video streaming service Netflix, analysts from Citi suggest, highlighting one of a number of ways Apple could use its $252 billion warchest in cash held overseas that it could repatriate to the U.S., following a cut in corporate taxes and changes to tax rules.

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Apple shouldn’t/won’t spin off the Mac into a...

Writing for ZDNet, David Gewirtz says that Apple should consider spinning off the Mac into its own company. Sorry, but that’s a bad idea — and it certainly won’t happen.

Gerwirtz’ argument (which does have its merits): 

Apple finally introduced a pro-level machine, and updated its iMac line in 2017. However, many Macs, including the Mac Pro and the Mac mini, haven't been updated in years. While these machines have marginal demand when compared to the iPhone, they're certainly important to Mac users ….

What would happen if a bunch of hungry Apple engineers were let loose on the Mac? What would happen if a whole company were imbued with the fanatic attention to detail Apple is known for, and the fanatic love for the Mac that Apple has cultivated for decades?

Would we finally get a new Mac mini?...

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macOS Exploit Published on the Last Day of 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: On the last day of 2017, a security researcher going online by the pseudonym of Siguza published details about a macOS vulnerability affecting all Mac operating system versions released since 2002, and possibly earlier. Siguza did not notify Apple in advance, so at the time of writing, there is no fix for this flaw. Despite the doom and gloom, the vulnerability is only a local privilege escalation (LPE) flaw that can only be exploited with local access to a computer or after an attacker has already got a foothold on a machine. The vulnerability grants root access to an attacker. The issue affects the IOHIDFamily macOS kernel driver, a component that handles various types of user interactions. Siguza said he read about various flaws in this component and took a look at it to find new ways to compromise iOS, Apple's mobile operating system, where IOHIDFamily is also deployed. The expert says he found the LPE flaw in the IOHIDFamily code specific...

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Apple's warranty coverage check website now...

Apple is now asking visitors to to enter their Apple ID for verification, where previously they just needed to enter a device's serial number or IMEI, causing problems for second-hand buyers.

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∞ How to survive a fall through the ice

[VIDEO] This is just plain interesting. Watch this guy (video embedded in main Loop post) purposely fall through the ice in a lake, just to demonstrate this life-saving technique. Then watch him do it again, still dripping wet, just to emphasize a point.


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iMac Pro benchmarks running Pro apps

A solid case study comparing the new iMac Pro, iMac 5K, a 2013 Mac Pro, two flavors of 2010 Mac Pro.

Just one example: In the Final Cut Pro X export test, the iMac Pro is three times as fast as the 2010 Mac Pro. How far we’ve come. Makes me really curious about the performance we’ll (hopefully) see in the 2018 Mac Pro.

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TrendForce: iPhone sales will increase significantly...

As noted by 9to5Mac, the TrendForce research group predicts that iPhone sales will increase significantly this year, while those of Samsung smartphones will fall.

2017 iPhone production increased by 3% over 2016. TrendForce says the number would have been higher but was hampered by early yield rate constraints on the iPhone X. The research group predicts that iPhone production will grow by 7.5% this year with iPhone X demand at the top end of the market later being supplemented by a new iPhone SE to serve mid-range buyers.

Samsung also boosted sales by 3% last year, but will see sales fall by the same percentage this year, TrendForce forecasts.

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∞ Using drag and drop to reorder the icons on your...

Not sure how long this has been the case (likely since the very beginning of share sheets), but this feature is definitely new to me, thought it worth sharing.

  • Bring up an iOS app, then bring up a share sheet. In the Safari app, bring up a web page, then tap the share icon (square with up arrow) to bring up the Safari share sheet.
  • Press and hold an icon until it grows slightly, then slide to the left or right to move it to a new location.

This technique works with both the app shelf and the tool shelf.

To see this in action, watch the video in the tweet below:

A few things I’ve learnt recently:
1, you can use drag & drop on the share sheet to rearrange the app choices. This may be common knowledge but is news to me. @davemark

— Oliver Thomas (@ulliverti)...

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Why Apple is replacing the battery on my iPhone SE

Kirk McElhearn:

While I currently use an iPhone 8+, a still have the iPhone SE that I bought in March, 2016. With all of the attention to batteries on the iPhone, I decided to check this device’s battery. It hadn’t seemed particularly slow to me, but the battery hadn’t been lasting a full day for some months before I got the iPhone 8+ and stopped using the SE.

Kirk uses iMazing, a Mac app, to check the iPhone SE battery health (current max charge vs max charge when it was new). If you are thinking about checking and, possibly, replacing your iPhone battery, this is an excellent case study.

Side note: You might also check the Coconut Battery app, which will tell you about your Mac battery, as well as the battery in any USB connected iOS device.


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C by GE smart bulbs gaining HomeKit support in early...

GE is still planning on bringing HomeKit compatibility to its C by GE smart lightbulb lineup, pledging support for Apple's smart home platform in its C-Life and C-Sleep bulbs and C-Reach Hub in early 2018, long after its original support announcement last year.

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Safari password manager used to track you, even with...


We show how third-party scripts exploit browsers’ built-in login managers (also called password managers) to retrieve and exfiltrate user identifiers without user awareness. To the best of our knowledge, our research is the first to show that login managers are being abused by third-party scripts for the purposes of web tracking.

To see this for yourself, fire up Safari and go to this demo page.

  • When the page loads, type in a fake email address and a fake password. Don’t use your real info.
  • Click the link at the bottom of the page.
  • Safari will offer to save your password for that site. Click Save.

The demo will then jump to a sniffer page which contains an invisible login form. Safari will helpfully populate the form, and this new demo page will display the sniffed results.

This approach is only...

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Apple not requiring failed iPhone battery diagnostic...

Apple stores are reportedly offering their discounted battery replacements to any iPhone owner willing to pay the fee regardless of whether or not an old battery passes testing, and some users are reporting partial refunds on earlier battery exchanges -- but this is not a universal policy.

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TrendForce predicts improved Face ID and screen-to-...

Technology analysts TrendForce estimated that total smartphone production for 2017 reached 1.46B units, up 6.5% on the previous year. It predicts that growth will be slightly slower in 2018 as component costs continue to rise.

The company also predicts that iPhone sales will increase significantly this year, while those of Samsung smartphones will fall …


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Apple to offer $29 replacement iPhone batteries...

Apple has instructed its retail store employees to offer the $29 replacement batteries to anyone who owns an iPhone 6 or newer, according to Seeking Alpha. The internal instructions follow reports of workers refusing the discount if a phone’s battery passed a diagnostic test. 

Apple can still deny the discount if the phone has damage or third-party components that could interfere with the battery.  Those seeking a replacement through an AppleCare warranty claim will need to go through the diagnostic test to see if the phone has less than 80% of its original charge capacity. 

Last week Apple has published an apology letter to customers in regards to “Batterygate” for slowing down older phones to compensate for...

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macOS and iOS market share up win December

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for both macOS and iOS dipped (slightly)  last month. 

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, macOS had 8.06% of the global market share in December, up from from 7.29% percent in November (that’s global market share; in the U.S. it’s over 13%). April 2016’s 9.2% was an all-time high, according to NetMarketShare’s measurements. Windows remains dominant with 88.87%.

iOS had 29.26% in December, up from 28.88% in November. This compares to 68.69% for Android.

NetMarketShares’ monthly surveys don’t measure market share in terms of computer systems sold. Instead they sample data from visitors to some 40,000 web sites operated by their clients. And note that NetMarketShare’s numbers don’t equate to sales.

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Apple clarifies that all iPhone 6 and later devices...

Apple has clarified its policy on battery replacements. As long as the owner of the iPhone 6 (or later) handset is willing to pay the $29 fee, and the device is not otherwise damaged, Apple will process the repair without requiring further checks of condition.

This comes after some reported cases where Apple Store employees were refusing customers with ‘ineligible’ batteries which still passed Apple diagnostics testing.


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How to partition a physical disk using Disk Utility...

You can use macOS Sierra High Disk Utility tool to partition a physical disk — though you should be careful when you do this. Partitioning a storage device divides it into individual partitions, which are listed as separate volumes under the Devices section in the Finder sidebar. 

You may need to partition a disk if you want to install multiple operating systems or if you need to change the device’s format. If you’re partitioning your internal physical disk because you want to install Windows, use the Boot Camp Assistant.

You can create new partitions on a device with at least one volume that contains data, if it has space available. But you should back up your data before creating new partitions on your device.

To add a volume to a device without erasing existing data, select the device in the sidebar, then click the Partition button. Internal storage devices appear under the Internal section in the sidebar. External devices appear under the External section...

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Promised (and twice-delayed) HomeKit support for C...

GE announced back in May that it would be adding HomeKit support to its C by GE smart light bulbs, initially promising this by the summer, then by the fall. Both seasons came and went without any sign, but HomeKit compatibility is reportedly about to arrive …


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Adidas will keep the Futurecraft 4D hype rolling in...

Despite tons of hype, 3D-printed sneakers are still hard to find. While we know that Adidas plans to produce more than 100,000 pairs of its Futurecraft 4D kicks by the end of this year, the leakers at Yeezy Mafia indicate they will remain an extremel...

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Vuo is an intriguing alternative to Apple’s Quartz...

Kosada's Vuo is designed as an alternative to Apple's Quartz Composer. Aimed at media producers, VJs, interactive artists, and media-making non-programmers, it enables users to interactively create and mix audio, video, and 2D + 3D effects. 

Vuo is designed for media production of heavy-duty graphics effects, professional stage production, multimedia installations, audio integration, and interactive data displays, while still being simple enough for casual experimentation. As mentioned, it's an alternative to Apple’s Quartz Composer, a popular visual programming tool used in settings from live performances to studio post-production.

Designed for efficiency, Vuo implements CPU and GPU optimizations through automatic multi-threading and OpenGL graphics support, both features Quartz Composer lacks. The tool is built using cross-platform frameworks to simplify future plans for Windows and Linux versions, and apps that run under...

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Analysts say there’s a 40% chance that Apple will...

In a note to clients — as noted by Business Insider — Citi analysts Jim Suva and Asiya Merchant say there’s a 40% likelihood of Apple acquiring Netflix. The tech giant will be able to repatriate about $220 billion in cash to the US under the Trump tax cut.

Apple would only need one-third of that to scoop up Netflix, the analysts note. The cut in corporate taxes, along with a one-time allowance for companies to repatriate cash stored overseas without a major tax hit, will give the Cupertino, California-based company a much larger cash warchest to buy new companies. Apple has about $...

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iFixit matches Apple’s $29 replacement iPhone...

iFixit has now matched Apple’s $29 price for battery replacement kits for older iPhones.

The change follows up on Apple’s consolation for its iPhone slowdown policies. Apple itself got in trouble when it fessed up to slowing down iPhones with older batteries and apologized for not being more transparent.

“About a year ago in iOS 10.2.1, we delivered a software update that improves power management during peak workloads to avoid unexpected shutdowns on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE,” the company wrote in a rare open letter apology. “While these changes may go unnoticed, in some cases users may experience longer launch times for apps and other reductions in performance.”

iFixit, which noted that there’s been roughly a 300% increase in battery replacements since the controversy surfaced, praised Apple’s price reduction and offered the following comment:

“True, using iFixit’s method isn’t any cheaper, but if you’re a bit...

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Apple 2017 year in review: All of the products Apple...

This year was somewhat uncharacteristic for Apple in terms of product announcements, as the company unveiled or preannounced a number of new devices that didn't actually ship in 2017. Rather than needing to rely on rumors or guesswork, we can tell you with a greater degree of certainty that these products are officially on the horizon from Apple.

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Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of...

Rose Gold iPhone SE

Happy New Year and welcome to the seventh post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

For the seventh request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

7. An iPhone SE 2

The iPhone SE is my personal iPhone of choice. As a visually impaired user who does not depend on seeing things on screen, instead relying on VoiceOver to read the display out loud, I, like many other blind and partially sighted users, value the small form factor of the iPhone SE. Together with the Touch ID sensor, which allows blind and partially sighted users to unlock their phones by reaching into the pocket or purse where they are being kept, the SE's design is a great balance of power, performance, and affordability, all considerations that...

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Video: How to set separate controls in iOS 11 for...

Some users are still reluctant to upgrade their iPhone software to iOS 11, but with features like the newly updated control and notification centers, we're not turning back. It gets even better if you own a set of Apple's AirPods, with more customization options. AppleInsider shows you how to customize controls to your liking on your AirPods.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users reportedly unable to...

Samsung's Note line of smartphones is continuing to have battery-related issues, with reports of owners discovering their Note 8 fails to recharge at all once the power level for the battery hits zero percent, a problem the South Korean electronics giant has acknowledged and is attempting to rectify.

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Apple 2017 year in review: Apple Watch gains further...

With the Series 3 and watchOS 4, Apple continued to push the Apple Watch steadily forward in 2017, above all making the important leap of adding LTE cellular.

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Apple 2017 year in review: Apple embraces 4K with...

In an effort to grow services revenue, in 2017 Apple released the Apple TV 4K to support higher resolution televisions, and started investing heavily in video programming for the future.

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Your New Year's Resolution: Get a lifetime...

You know how you're always procrastinating about getting your email mess cleaned up? No more excuses! With today's Apple World Today Deals Shop deal, you can get a lifetime subscription to CleanEmail for $59.99

So what exactly is CleanEmail? It's an online bulk email cleaner that empowers you to take control of your mailbox. It relies on powerful rules and filters you can define to efficiently segment your mailbox into relevant groups, allowing you to quickly identify useful and clean up useless emails with a few clicks. If your mailbox is overloaded with promo emails, notifications, unread messages, and you just don't know where to start, then CleanEmail will...

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Protective cases you can get for your iPhone 8 or...

The iPhone 8 has a different design than last year's iPhone 7, but the dimensions are very similar. It's possible you have a case that works now -- try it out and see. But, if it doesn't fit, or you just want a new case, AppleInsider has rounded up a few of the best options.

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Happy new year from O’Grady’s PowerPage!!!

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s 2018 and we here at O’Grady’s PowerPage will be taking the day off to spend time with friends and family.

As such, we’ll be back tomorrow with all the Mac and mobile news, rumors and tidbits we can get our hands on. Hang tight, have a great day and we’ll do everything we can to help make 2018 as awesome as possible.

There’s every reason to be enthusiastic about the new year, as evidenced by Kermit the Frog.

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F-35 may see combat in 2018

After a very long and problematic development process, the F-35 Lightning II is about to serve on the front lines. The US Marine Corps is deploying the F-35B (the short takeoff and vertical landing variant) to ships in the Central and Pacific Comman...

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Sunday December 31

LG shows off the world's first 88-inch 8K OLED...

Just as 4K and HDR are finally going mainstream, the ambitious folks at LG Display have also been busy pushing its OLED technology to 8K. Come CES, the Korean manufacturer will be letting attendees get up close with its new 88-inch 8K OLED display (c...

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Twitter pulls conspiracist's verified badge...

Twitter's stricter approach to verification isn't just taking checkmarks away from the leaders of racist groups. The social network has pulled the verified badge from conspiracy peddler Liz Conkin after Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend reac...

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OnePlus 5 beta adds the 5T's Face Unlock feature

OnePlus really didn't waste any time fulfilling its promise of bringing the 5T's Face Unlock feature to the original 5. The smartphone maker has rolled out an OxygenOS beta that lets OnePlus 5 owners sign in with a quick glimpse at their phone, just...

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FDA approves first shock wave device made to heal...

Using "acoustic shock waves" to promote healing isn't just for Overwatch, as Sanuwave has obtained FDA approval for its Dermapace System (Pulsed Acoustic Cellular Expression = PACE). Its approval is specifically to help heal foot ulcers in diabetic p...

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Trivia hit HQ arrives on Android in time for New...

Intermedia Labs' live trivia game HQ has launched a little earlier than expected -- and just in time to mark the end of the year, too. Anyone willing and able to download an early access app can see whether or not the formerly iOS-only title lives up...

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Apple's iPhones Were the Best-Selling Tech...

An anonymous reader quotes USA Today:
Once again, the iPhone was the best-selling tech product of 2017, selling more units than the No. 2 through No. 5 products combined. According to Daniel Ives, an analyst with GBH Insights, who compiled the chart for USA TODAY, Apple will sell 223 million iPhones in 2017, up from 211 million phones the previous year... Apple took a risk in introducing three new iPhones for 2017...but all in all, Apple sold more iPhones total, although fewer than the peak year of 2015, when it moved 230 million units. (That was the year of the iPhone 6...)
The global market share for smartphones is dominated by Google's Android system, which owns 85%, compared to 15% for Apple's iOS, according to researcher IDC. But the iPhone is the most popular smartphone brand, having opened a huge gap compared to No. 2 Samsung's Galaxy phones at 33 million. However Samsung, which has a broader portfolio of phones, sells more overall. Indeed, in 2016, Samsung...

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