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Thursday December 28

09:14
Angela Ahrendts hypes the future of ‘Today at Apple...

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts has published a new article on LinkedIn, and in it she discusses the Apple Store’s evolution over the past few years. Ahrendts specifically hypes the recently launched ‘Today at Apple’ initiative rolled out this year at all Apple Stores.

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09:09
iMac Pro vs. 5K iMac, speakers and FaceTime cameras...




Apple's long-awaited iMac Pro has just our doorstep, and we've been hard at work benchmarking and testing it ever since. Here, we offer a closer look at the improved speakers, as well as a comparison of the FaceTime camera.

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09:00
Apple's first store in Saudi Arabia could open...




Apple is reportedly readying its first store in Saudi Arabia, though a grand opening could be as distant as two years out.

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09:00
Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of...

This is the third 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 third request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

3. A Fix to a Not So Long-Standing Mail Bug

Yesterday, I wrote about a long-standing bug in Apple Mail on the Mac that makes it difficult for VoiceOver users to review email addresses for accuracy. Today, I'll write about a bug in Mail on the Mac that is new this year in Mac OS 10.13 (High Sierra). The bug causes VoiceOver to read "attachment, image" when encountering an attachment while composing an email. The expected behaviour is that VoiceOver should read the name of the...

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07:42
Bizarre European ruling allows Italian designers to...

A truly bizarre EU ruling has allowed two Italian brothers to sell clothes and accessories under the Steve Jobs brand name, complete with a variation on the Apple logo …

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07:34
South Korea probes Apple's decision to slow...




The Korea Communications Commission has reportedly asked for an explanation in the wake of Apple's admission that it slows down older iPhones to prolong battery life.

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07:27
iMac versus iMac Pro: Base model comparisons test 4K...

Apple’s most powerful line of Macs — the iMac Pro — is reaching customers this month, and Dom Esposito has created a quick comparison of the base model versions of both the standard iMac and the new iMac Pro. Just how much faster is the $5000 desktop compared to the $1800 model?

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07:17
Opinion: My end-of-year report card for Apple’s 2017...

This time last year, I gave my end-of-year report card for Apple’s 2016 performance – and it’s time now for the 2017 version.

Last year, there were some controversial decisions, with two key products getting more attention for what they omitted rather than what they offered: the loss of the headphone socket in the iPhone 7, and most ports in the MacBook Pro. Both now feel like very old news. As I wrote at the time, while there may be much discussion at the time, people do quickly get used to changing standards.

2017 has been an interesting year …

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06:54
Teardown of Apple's iMac Pro shows RAM upgrades...




One of the first teardowns of Apple's iMac Pro shows that it is in fact possible to upgrade the RAM on the computer, though all but the most experienced people will probably want to pay a specialist.

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06:52
Source code for Apple’s historic Lisa OS to be made...

(credit: Mac History)

If you've ever been curious to test out Apple's original Lisa operating system, you'll get the chance to do so next year using the original source code. Al Kossow, a software curator for the Computer History Museum, announced that the source code for Apple's first operating system with a graphical user interface has been recovered and is currently with Apple for review. After the tech giant reviews it, the Computer History Museum will make the source code available to all sometime in 2018.

The original Lisa computer, named after Jobs' eldest daughter, came out in 1983 and was...

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06:10
Apple patent filing hints at Amazon Prime-Like food...

Could Apple have plans for an Amazon Prime-like service? A newly filed patent (20170372388) for a “system and method for fresh online experience” hints at this.

Among other things, Amazon Prime members can browse local restaurant menus and order online or on the Amazon mobile app. Apple’s patent filing is for a system and method for visually verifying the exact item a customer will be receiving through the online grocery pick up of a retail store. 

The system allows for customers to order a fresh item, such as apples, and view images of the exact fresh item online before finalizing purchase for retail store pickup. The exact fresh item is scanned using three dimensional scanning. The customer views the images and approves or rejects the exact fresh item before finalizing purchase.

 Of course, Apple files for — and is granted — lots of patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many are for inventions that never see the light of day. However, you never...

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06:03
Apple patent involves current, and future, versions...

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20170374465) for an “audio system with configurable zones,” which involves the upcoming HomePod, as well as possible future, bigger incarnations of the speaker system.

Apple expects to ship 4 million HomePods next year, according to a Bloomberg report. Last month Apple said the smart speaker launch will now happen in “early 2018” instead of in December, as expected.

Announced in June, the $349 system is just under seven inches tall and looks like a piece of furniture. It will be available in both space gray and white. The HomePod also acts as a hub for HomeKit devices to provide remote access to home automation. It will use Siri to browse and select music from Apple Music, control the home through HomeKit, and answer questions.

Apple’s patent includes one or more speaker...

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05:48
Apple is being slandered for what chemistry cannot...

Robert Kientz, Seeking Alpha (free reg-wall):

Li-ION is the most advanced, commonly available batteries that are used in portable electronics like laptops and phones. That is because unlike Nickel Cadmium [NiCad], they do not develop ‘charge memories’. And they are better for small electronics than Nickel Metal Hydride [NiMH] because of shorter charge time and higher energy density, both critical for the uses of portable phones.

And:

Li-ION batteries typically fail faster than NiCad because they wear out in less charge cycles, which mean consumers get fewer charges before their batteries will need replacement.

And:

Apple has not designed flaws into its iPhone product with regard to battery management.

What Apple has done is provide software that allows its iPhone users who want to keep their phones to manage their batteries by slowing down the processor during times of lower power and to keep the phones from turning off spontaneously....

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05:47
The Korea Communications Commission wants Apple to...

With lawsuits being filed left and right over “Batterygate,” the equivalent of the FCC in Samsung’s home market of South Korea is now seeking an explanation for the slowing performance of older iPhones.

Several lawsuits — filed in, among other places, California, New York and Illinois — seek class-action to represent iPhone owners nationwide and demand unspecified damages along with, in some cases, reimbursement from Apple. Last week the tech giant released a statement admitting iOS updates would slow down phones, but only to prevent devices with old batteries “from unexpectedly shutting down.”

Now the...

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05:38
Apple CEO Tim Cook gets a pay hike

A year after delivering an unusual pay cut, Apple gave CEO Tim Cook a major boost in compensation for fiscal-year 2017 as the company exceeded annual sales and profit goals, reports The Wall Street Journal.

His pay jumped 47% to $12.8 million, up from $8.7 million in 2016. Cook’s pay increase was driven by a cash bonus, which was dependent on the company’s yearly performance (which was great).

Also, Apple's Board of Directors has also implemented a policy requiring Cook to "use private aircraft for all business and personal travel.” The CEO doesn’t make a lot of high-profile appearances, but his job does require him to travel to places like Scotland, China, and India, and Apple's stores and data centers across the U.S.

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05:32
Rumor: Apple to set up a direct presence in Saudi...

With Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman looking to give the kingdom a high-tech makeover, Apple and Amazon are in licensing discussions with Riyadh on investing in Saudi Arabia, reports Reuters.

Both tech companies already sell products in the kingdom — which has been easing regulatory impediments for the last two years — via third parties, but they have yet to establish a direct presence there. That seems to be changing. 

Quoting unnamed sources, Reuters says licensing agreement for Apple stores with SAGIA — Saudi Arabia’s foreign investment authority — is expected by February, with an initial retail store targeted for 2019. Apple already holds second place in the Saudi mobile phone market behind Samsung, according to market researcher...

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05:26
∞ Susan Kare on coming to work for Apple, designing...

[VIDEO] The video embedded in the main Loop post is from a few years ago but, if you are interested in icon design and/or Apple history, carve out some time and give it a look. Susan Kare was the original Mac icon and type designer. Lovely stuff, worth the repost.

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05:21
xkcd: Phone security

Xkcd proposes some terrific options to set when your iPhone is stolen. Just a nibble:

If phone is stolen, do a fake factory reset. Then, in the background, automatically order food to phone’s location from every delivery place within 20 miles.

Just read it. I’m sure you can think of your own options. And if you’ve never read xkcd before, here’s a link to a completely random one.

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05:09
How’s Apple doing in India?

This is a fascinating post from The AAPL Tree, an Apple blog that has moved entirely to Apple News. The linked post mixes a good number of well researched facts about Apple’s India operations with some educated guesses.

If you are interested in Apple and India, don’t miss the crowdsourced revenue/net income chart in the middle of the post. It estimates Apple’s 2017 India revenue at about 11,618 crore. A crore is 10M rupee, about $156,000.

Doing the math (pulls out Pcalc), 11,618 crore is about $1.8 billion. Not too shabby.

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05:00
Get amazing year-end savings on a VPNSecure Lifetime...

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VPNSecure works on just about any operating system; macOS, iOS, Android, Windows and even some you've probably never heard of! What does VPNSecure...

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04:54
Snapchat allows you to create your own (editable)...

If you’ve been using the Memories feature in Snapchat, to keep your favorite photos safe, you can now view all the ones you saved this year in a look back at 2017 …

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04:32
B&H's Year-End Sale delivers MacBook Pros...




B&H is rounding up the year's best DealZone offers in its Mega DealZone event, which ends today. Shoppers can also save up to $1,000 on Macs during the reseller's Year-End Sale with free expedited shipping and no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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04:31
Computer History Museum will host Apple Lisa source...




Preservationists have extracted the source code and some launch software for Apple's Mac predecessor, the Apple Lisa, and are intending to make it available from the Computer History Museum after Apple examines and releases it for publication.

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04:29
Korean Communications Commission seeks ‘explanation...

The controversy over Apple slowing down older iPhones in response to battery degradation doesn’t seem to be dying down.

Apple is facing a series of lawsuits over the issue, and it’s reported today that the equivalent of the FCC in Samsung’s home market of South Korea is now seeking an explanation from the iPhone maker …

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04:01
First Apple Store in Saudi Arabia could open in 2019...

Apple could open its first retail store in Saudi Arabia in 2019, thanks to an agreement with the government expected to be signed in February.

The government has in the past made it next to impossible to open Apple Stores in the country, but is now reported to be actively courting the company …

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04:00
How to use the flashlight feature in watchOS 4

watchOS 4 brings a flashlight feature to the Apple Watch that lights up the smartphone’s face for a (little) bit of extra light. to access the flashlight feature:

  • With the Apple Watch on, raise your wrist up to illuminate the screen.
  • Swipe up from the bottom to bring up the Control Center.
  • Tap on the flashlight icon.

To close the flashlight mode swipe down to dismiss it or press the Digital Crown.

There are three flashlight modes available: pure white, flashing white, and red. To change between them with the flashlight feature, which automatically opens in pure white, swipe left for flashing black and white, and swipe again to access the red light. Swipe right again to cycle back through the modes.

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03:34
MoneyWiz 2.7.1

Maintenance update for personal finance manager corrects a number of bugs. ($59.99 new, free update, 27.2 MB)

 

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Dec. 28, 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

Go Independent Records has introduced Steve Gadd Loops 1.0. It’s a $14.99 music app with the studio and live drummer’s grooves in four bar length loops. All loops can be copied to Apple's Garageband as Apple Loops. You can fine tune the tempo to your liking, keeping all details in Gadd’s groove and without compromising sound quality. All audio is mastered to 44,1 kHz, 16 bit.

Trailblazing VR has launched War Of The AI. In the free game, you job is to stay alive by destroying the robotic enemies, while collecting upgraded weapons and first aid kits along the...

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03:15
Apple now involved in eight U.S.-based lawsuits, one...

When it rains it pours.

Apple is presently facing no less than eight individual lawsuits over claims it artificially slowed down iPhones with aging batteries. The cases were filed in U.S. Federal Courts in California, Illinois, and New York.

Each of these cases is pushing for class action status.

The first cases were filed in California and Illinois just after Apple confirmed the iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 7 all experience slower performance as their batteries age.

The suits stem from a chance in iOS 10.2.1, which was released in early 2017, wherein iPhone batteries that no longer held a full charge would spontaneously reboot as their processor usage spiked. Since the process was demanding more power than could be delivered by the battery, Apple addressed the problem by spreading out the processor requests that otherwise caused a spike to spread out over several cycles, effectively slowing down the phone.

This reduced the...

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03:00
Apple Watch glucose sensor could still be years away...

Apple’s efforts to develop a non-invasive glucose monitoring system using the Apple Watch may still be a few years away.

Per two sources close to the story, Apple is continuing research on a noninvasive continuous glucose reader, but the technology is still considered to be years away according to industry experts.

The story comes a few months after CNBC reported that Apple had devoted a team of experts to developing an Apple Watch technology that could monitor blood sugar levels throughout the day. It was later reported that Tim Cook has actively tested glucose monitors on Apple’s campus which he has since acknowledged.

This timeline also comes in less than a week after a Bloomberg article in which Apple was reportedly working on a next-gen Apple Watch that may include a built-in EKG reader. The Apple Watch currently works with a number of third-party EKG smart bands which are sold separately, act as an EKG reader, require a monthly subscription and have...

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03:00
The 2017 cord-cutter awards

The best cord-cutting devices and services, which flourished in 2017 amid cable TV's decline

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Wednesday December 27

23:44
Base model iMac Pro teardown sheds more light on its...

It was only a matter of time before the iMac Pro teardowns begun to surface. The first team up to bat is Mac component upgrade provider OWC. The Woodstock, IL-based company is keenly interested in the just-launched iMac Pro, since it features a different internal configuration and layout when compared to standard 5K iMac models.

OWC produces memory and storage upgrades for Mac computers, so this first foray inside the iMac Pro chassis is a way for it to scope out the territory, as it were. Have a look at the teardown inside, and learn some of the details about the base model iMac Pro. more…

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21:51
Citing security, Apple's board mandates CEO Tim...




Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook earned a whopping $102 million in pay and awards in 2017, along with the perk of flying private wherever he travels. But the latter decision wasn't his -- it was mandated by the company's board of directors, who are concerned about his safety.

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21:33
Thousands of websites are quietly fighting ad...

Websites aren't always conspicuous in their attempts to combat ad blockers. Researchers from the University of Iowa and UC Riverside have learned that 30.5 percent of the top 10,000 websites have measures to thwart ad blocking, and they're frequentl...

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19:37
YouTube Recap: My favorite 9to5Mac videos of 2017

In 2017, nearly 200 videos were posted on 9to5Mac’s YouTube channel. Many of these videos consisted of hands-on looks, reviews, previews, and how-tos. As we look ahead to a big 2018, we’d like reflect on some of our favorite videos and products covered in the last year. more…

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18:57
Apple tops device activations during holidays,...




Apple once again leads the industry in smartphone and tablet activations during the week before Christmas, with very strong sales of the iPhone X leading the iPhones released in 2017, with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 availability both overseas and as used devices adding to the lead.

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17:34
1Password 6.8.5

Improves communication between the 1Password Extension and the Google Chrome Web browser. ($64.99 new, free update, 48.5 MB)

 

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17:10
It's cold! These are the best iPhone-compatible...




Parts of the U.S. is getting slammed by a massive cold front, and touch screens don't always respond well to gloves. Why freeze, just to use your smartphone? AppleInsider has options to keep your hands warm, and still take that call from your mother!

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16:43
Source code for Apple’s legendary Lisa operating...

You’ll soon be able to take a huge trip down memory lane when it comes to Apple’s computer efforts. The Computer History Museum has announced that the source code for the Lisa, Apple’s computer that predated the Mac, has been recovered and is being reviewed by Apple itself…

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16:29
South Korean prosecutors seeking extended 12-year...




Prosecutors have appealed a lesser five-year sentence, and are requesting that the South Korean court system extend the prison term for Samsung executive Jay Y. Lee already found guilty of bribery.

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16:10
Apple To Release Lisa OS For Free As Open Source In...

New submitter Jose Deras writes: Nearly 35 years ago, Apple released its first computer with a graphical user interface, called the Lisa. Starting next year, the Computer History Museum will release the Apple Lisa OS for free as an open-source project. According to a new report from Business Insider, the Computer History Museum will release the code behind the Apple Lisa operating system for free as open source, for anyone to try and tinker with. The news was announced via the LisaList mailing list for Lisa enthusiasts. "While Steve Jobs didn't create the Lisa, he was instrumental in its development. It was Jobs who convinced the legendary Xerox PARC lab to let the Apple Lisa team visit and play with its prototypes for graphical user interfaces," reads the report. "And while Apple at the time said that Lisa stood for 'Local Integrated System Architecture,' Jobs would later claim to biographer Walter Isaacson that the machine was actually named for his oldest daughter, Lisa Nicole...

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15:18
Powercast promises wireless charging of consumer...




A second at-range wireless charging company has announced its Federal Communications Commission approval, and will be demonstrating its far-field technology, capable of charging multiple devices up to 80 feet away at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.

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15:12
Tim Cook now required to fly private as AAPL’s 2017...

Apple today published its most recent shareholder proxy statement, outlining some interesting details about its performance in 2017. As noted by Bloomberg, Tim Cook ended the year as a big winner, netting a 74 percent bonus thanks to the company’s strong performance in fiscal 2017…

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14:32
Report: Snapchat to bring Stories to the web with...

As it continues to test a major redesign of its iOS and Android apps, Snapchat is also reportedly working on extending the reach of its popular Stories feature. According to a report from Cheddar, Stories Everywhere would allow users to share Stories in other applications and on the web…

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13:22
First look: Benchmarks put Apple's entry-level...




Though it has an exclusive space gray finish and gorgeous all-in-one chassis, the new iMac Pro is all about performance. AppleInsider has put it to the test, to show just how much bang for your buck you'll get out of this 5 grand investment.

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12:32
Video: Unboxing Apple's new iMac Pro




It's here: Apple's ultra-premium $4,999 iMac Pro has begun arriving at the doorsteps of early adopters, and AppleInsider has just unboxed the brand new, professional-grade, all-in-one desktop. Take a closer look at this beast of a machine in our exclusive unboxing video.

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12:15
Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of...

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This is the second 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 second request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

2. A Fix to a Long-Standing Mail Bug

VoiceOver users have long had to content with a bug where email addresses in Mail that are typed into the To, CC, or BCC fields when composing a message are wrapped in on-screen items that VoiceOver reads out as "embedded item". These items require VoiceOver users to interact with them and use complex review commands to ascertain if an email address has been typed correctly. Further complicating this matter is the fact that even using this method, the task of reviewing email addresses for accuracy works inconsistently at best, most often failing to work at...

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11:48
Instagram is now inserting ‘recommended’ posts in...

After adding support for following hashtags earlier this month, Instagram is now rolling out a new “Recommended for You” feature, TechCrunch reports. This feature will see the social network insert posts it thinks you may like directly into your feed…

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11:48
Apple app staple PCalc celebrates 25 years since...




This month marks the 25th anniversary of PCalc, an award winning scientific calculator that debuted on the Mac back in 1992. Since then, it has expanded to virtually all of Apple's platforms, including iOS, watchOS, and even tvOS.

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11:35
Amazon’s year-end deals

This is something here for everyone.

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11:06
PCalc turns 25

PCalc was my first ever application. I started writing in the summer of 1992 and it took me around six months to get it into a state where I was happy to show it to the world. Some of that code still runs today, deep at the heart of the machine.

Such an incredible run for James Thomson. Congrats!

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:59
Apple’s FileVault encryption

FileVault is Apple’s implementation of encrypting your data on macOS and Mac hardware. It will encrypt all of your data on your startup disk (although you can also encrypt your Time Machine backups as well) and once enabled, it will encrypt your data on the fly and will work seamlessly in the background.

FileVault has come a long way since I used it, but I haven’t enabled it in years.

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10:48
Apple faces eight lawsuits for slowing down iPhones

Apple Inc defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate for poor battery performance, according to eight lawsuits filed in various federal courts in the week since the company opened up about the year-old software change.

This is just the beginning.

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10:36
Apple Watch noninvasive glucose monitoring said to...

Apple has reportedly been developing a non-invasive glucose monitoring system using the Apple Watch, but a new report claims the feature won’t be shipping anytime soon. The New York Times has detailed the Apple Watch proving its role as a medical device, and included is this bit:

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10:35
Bookends 13.0.2

Brings automated repair of damaged indexes and improved cloud sync to minimize requests for authentication from Apple. ($59.99 new, $39.99 upgrade, 45.1 MB)

 

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Anker Amazon Sales from $2,...

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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09:07
Flurry: Apple wins the 2017 smartphone holiday season

Similar to last year, 44% of new phone and tablet activations in the week leading up to Christmas were Apple devices, according to the Flurry analytics group

While Samsung dominates global market share, they fell short as the gift of choice during the holiday season, with only 26% of activated devices in the lead up to Christmas. Samsung’s activation rate is up 5% from the 2016 holiday season, which can likely be attributed to the 2017 introduction of the Galaxy S8 after the late 2016 recall of their malfunctioning Note devices, according to Flurry. 

Despite strong launches of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X — which made up close to a third of all new activations this holiday season — Apple is still seeing significant sales from their older model smartphones. Flurry says this is largely attributed to the affordability of the older models and...

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08:43
How to set separate controls for left and right...




Installing iOS 11 also updates the functionality of connected AirPods, giving users the ability to set separate, customizable controls for each wireless earpiece.

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07:53
Apple dominated the competition with new device...

New data from Flurry Analytics shows Apple continuing to dominate with new device activations during the week leading up to Christmas Day. iPhones and iPads made up 44% of devices measured by Flurry from December 19 to December 25 with second seen as a distant second at 26%.

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07:47
As Apple's HomePod misses Christmas, Amazon...




In a first for the app, Amazon Alexa has topped Apple's U.S. App Store charts, backing claims that the Echo Dot speaker was the top-selling item on Amazon.com during the holidays.

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06:41
Apple's non-invasive glucose reader for Apple...




Apple is still developing a non-invasive glucose reader, but the technology might not show up in an Apple Watch for several years, a report said this week.

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06:19
Want to make yourself invisible? There will soon be...

Animoji allow you to turn your face into a monkey, robot, cat, dog, alien, fox, pig, panda, rabbit, cockerel, unicorn or even a heap of poop – but an app from a Japanese developer will soon let you turn it into nothing at all …

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06:08
MediaTek may get Apple orders for baseband modem...

MediaTek has a shot at winning orders for baseband modem chipsets from Apple, which is seeking additional modem chip capacity support after transferring half of its orders to Intel from Qualcomm, reports DigiTimes, quoting unnamed “industry sources.”

The sources said the Apple's switching 50% of its orders for iPhone modem chipsets to Intel from Qualcomm is part of its self-protection efforts made after filing a lawsuit in January 2017 against Qualcomm's allegedly unfair patent royalty calculation formula involving modem chipsets used in iPhones.

MediaTek is a Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company that provides system-on-chip solutions for wireless communications, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray devices.  Headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, the company has 25 offices worldwide and was the third largest fabless IC designer worldwide in 2016

In January, Apple filed a lawsuit again...

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06:00
"Every Day Is Black Friday" with this...

PDF Expert for Mac

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05:59
Eight more lawsuits filed in iPhone ‘Batterygate’...

Another day, another lawsuit. Well, lawsuits. Eight more lawsuits have been filed in various federal courts in the week since Apple opened up about its year-old software change, which slows down the performance of aging iPhones.

The cases — filed in California, New York and Illinois — seek class-action to represent iPhone owners nationwide and demand unspecified damages along with, in some cases, reimbursement from Apple. Last week the tech giant released a statement admitting iOS updates would slow down phones, but only to prevent devices with old batteries “from unexpectedly shutting down.”

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05:45
As Fortune asks whether Apple has lost its design...

Fortune has a lengthy piece addressing the question of whether Apple has lost its design mojo. It opens with some of the customer complaints being made about the company.

The Watch isn’t out-of-the-box intuitive; the latest keyboards are annoying and fragile; Apple Pencils are easy to lose; the iPhone has been flawed ever since Apple introduced that camera lens that juts out on the back, and things have gotten worse with the “notch” on the screen of the iPhone X.

And goes on to present conflicting views from tech industry figures …

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05:23
First look: Diminutive Dride Zero dash cam aims at...




Dride is an Israeli startup set up with the intent to make iPhone-compatible dashcams easy to install and to use with the ultimate goal of making people drive safer, and AppleInsider paid them a visit.

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05:00
I want a ‘Magic TouchPad’ from Apple for my Mac

Apple has said that Macs will never sport touchscreens. However, the the folks over at Handy Abovergleich have put together some intriguing concept pics imagining what a MacBook Touch (pictured) would look like. This gave me an idea for a Mac peripheral that I’d love to see: the Magic TouchPad.

It would be an enlarged version of the Magic TrackPad with two built-in OLED screens. A small, narrow screen would house the Touch Bar present on the latest MacBook Pros. A bigger screen would support gesture controls — as the Magic TrackPad already does — as well as offer 3D Touch for haptic key feedback. This would, among other things, allow you to use the Apple Pencil with a Mac.

The Apple Pencil could also be operated as a joystick, a rotational controller, or other input devices in addition to serving as a touch sensor input device. For example, on-screen content could be...

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04:30
Give your Apple Watch a classy, vintage look with...

With three models of the Apple Watch now available, Speidel, the watch brand known for creating the iconic “Twist-O-Flex” bracelet, has released the Twist-O-Flex smartwatch band, which is compatible with any generation and size (38mm and 42mm) of the Apple Watch.

Constructed of stainless steel, it’s available in silver or black and comes in a variety of sizes to fit small, medium, large, or extra-large sized wrists. Plus, the individual links stretch like springs, but return to their original state, so the Twists-O-Flex’s length expands up to additional five inches from its original size. Two sets of links are held together by bracket pins, allowing them to move, expand and contract.

Though I prefer...

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04:24
Energous gets FCC approval for first distance...

While contact-based wireless charging can be handy, the true holy grail is long-range charging – allowing all products to be automatically charged anywhere in a room. We’re not quite there yet, but Energous has been working on the technology for some time now, and has just announced an important step along the way.

The company has received the first ever Federal Communications Commission for power-at-a-distance charging …

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04:00
How to disable playback in watchOS 4

You can listen to Apple Music on your Apple Watch Series 3 with a Wi-Fi or cellular connection, use any Apple Watch to control the music on your iPhone, and sync playlists to your Apple Watch to enjoy without your iPhone. However, playback controls for media playback are displayed automatically, which you may not prefer.

To disable this, open the Watch app on your iPhone. Go to General > Wake Screen. Toggle off Auto-launch Audio Apps. 

Now, when you wish to control media on your smartwatch, press the side button and log for the Now Playing option.

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03:58
Face ID can’t approve family purchases, likely due...

iPhone X users have been complaining that they are unable to use Face ID to approve app purchase requests by their children.

Every request I get (and with 3 kids I get lots of them!) I’m being forced to type in my Apple ID password, which is frustrating given how complicated they have to be these days to be considered secure […] Interestingly, it still lets me use Touch ID on my iPad to approve so it seems to be specific to the iPhone X/Face ID combo.

Users note that while they can use Touch ID on other devices to approve purchases through the Ask to Buy feature in iOS, it doesn’t work with Face ID …

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03:15
Lisa OS to be released as open source project in 2018

This definitely qualifies as nifty…

Come 2017, the Computer History Museum will release the Apple Lisa OS as a free, open source project. Apple’s Lisa, which was the first computer with a graphical user interface, debuted in 1983.

The computer was considered a flop, selling only 10,000 units on an R&D investment of US$150 million. The Lisa caused a fight between Steve Jobs and then-CEO John Sculley, which caused Jobs to leave Apple.

Even so, the Lisa was considered to be cutting edge hardware and introduced the mouse as an input device. The Lisa itself retailed for $10,000 in 1983, the equivalent of $24,000 today.

Via The Mac Observer and groups.google.com

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03:00
Rumor: Apple could look to MediaTek for iPhone modem...

Amidst the ongoing legal kerfuffle between Apple and Qualcomm, Apple may be eyeing a partnership with Taiwan’s MediaTek, which could supply baseband modem chipsets for iPhones beginning in 2018.

The story was first broken by DigiTimes, which has a hit-or-miss track record on stories such as these, but has landed some good scoops where iPhone components are concerned.

An anonymous source stated that MediaTek “has a chance” to secure modem orders from Apple. As of now, Apple has already transferred half of its iPhone modem chipsets from Qualcomm to Intel, following Apple’s lawsuit filed earlier this year, accusing Qualcomm of withholding nearly $1 billion in rebates.

It’s been noted that Apple’s three key principles for its suppliers are as follows:

Companies must offer leading technological competitiveness, they must have comprehensive product blueprints, and they need reliable logistic support.

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Tuesday December 26

21:53
WhatsApp will ditch Blackberry OS and Windows Phone...

WhatsApp is bidding farewell to older mobile operating systems as the year draws to a close. Specifically, it's ending support for BlackBerry OS (including BlackBerry 10) and Windows Phone 8.0 and older on December 31st. Although the Facebook-owned m...

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18:37
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18:36
The iPhone X

The more popular a computer platform becomes, the more of a bind in which it inevitably finds itself. A platform is only “finished” when it is abandoned. It needs to evolve to remain relevant, but it’s difficult to change in unfamiliar ways without angering the base of active users. Adding new features on top of the familiar foundation only gets you so far — eventually things grow too complex, especially when what’s needed now is in conflict with a design decision that made sense a decade (or more) prior.

Eventually, inevitably, incremental improvements paint a platform into a corner. Something has to give.

This happened to the classic Mac OS in the mid-90s, when certain technical constraints of the OS made the platform seem anachronistic. The classic Mac OS had no protected memory and used cooperative, rather than preemptive, multitasking. No protected memory meant that every process on the system could read and write anywhere in RAM — both the memory of other...

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18:11
Apple again said to be working w/ MediaTek on modems...

As its battle with Qualcomm continues to escalate, Apple is again said to be considering modems from MediaTek for the 2018 iPhones. DigiTimes reports that Apple is looking for additional capacity after ‘transferring half of its orders to Intel from Qualcomm’…

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17:54
Energous WattUp mid-range power transmitter granted...




Wireless charging technology company Energous announced that it has received Federal Communications Commission certification of the WattUp Mid Field transmitter, which when perfected will deliver RF-based power to compatible devices at a distance of three feet.

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17:38
Year In Review: Everything Apple released across 2017

2017 was a huge year for Apple across the board. It marked the introduction of three new iPhone models, a range of new Macs, an all-new Apple Watch, and much more.

As has become the normal, Apple spread its releases across the entire year in 2017, introducing new products in pretty much every quarter.

As it continues to expand into new product categories, keeping track of when Apple releases certain products and software updates can be tricky, but that’s what we’re here for. Read on as we break down everything Apple released in 2017…

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17:00
Got an iPhone X? Here are the tips and techniques...




The user interface in the iPhone X is slightly different than that in older non-OLED iPhones. AppleInsider has been using the phone for the better part of a week -- and here are some tips to help you quickly adjust to your new device.

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16:58
iPhone X Leather Folio: Extended hands-on...

I’ve been using the iPhone X Leather Folio since I received the iPhone X at launch. As I noted in my initial hands-on impressions, the Leather Folio is a well-designed case that also serves as a wallet for storing credit cards and cash.

Although my initial impressions were very favorable, many of you wanted to know how it holds up after some serious usage. Would I still recommend the iPhone X Leather Folio ($89.99 on sale at Amazon) after logging some mileage? Watch our hands-on video recap for the answer. more…

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15:20
Analysts Cut iPhone X Shipment Forecasts, Citing...

According to Bloomberg, analysts have lowered iPhone X shipment projections for the first quarter of next year, citing signs of lackluster demand at the end of the holiday shopping season. From the report: Sinolink Securities Co. analyst Zhang Bin said in a report Monday that handset shipments in the period may be as low as 35 million, or 10 million less than he previously estimated. "After the first wave of demand has been fulfilled, the market now worries that the high price of the iPhone X may weaken demand in the first quarter," Zhang wrote. JL Warren Capital LLC said shipments will drop to 25 million units in the first quarter of 2018 from 30 million units in the fourth quarter, citing reduced orders at some Apple suppliers. The drop reflects "weak demand because of the iPhone X's high price point and a lack of interesting innovations," the New York-based research firm said in note to clients Friday. "Bad news here is that highly publicized and promoted X did not boost the...

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15:19
Lowest Prices Ever: 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro...




The year-end deals keep rolling in! Save $500 on Apple's 2016 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Gray, now just $1,299 -- the lowest price we've ever seen. Apple's 2016 12" MacBooks start at $899, while a premium 27" iMac 5K with M395 graphics is $1,399 with coupon. All with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and 0% financing OAC.

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14:34
AT&T workforce stricken with over 2000 layoffs U...




In the days before Christmas, AT&T and DirecTV gave layoff notices to a large number of landline, legacy service, and home installers spanning the country -- and more are coming.

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14:24
Apple’s Lisa OS to be released for free as open...

In 2018 the Computer History Museum will release the Apple Lisa operating system for free, as open source, reports Business Insider.

The Apple Lisa — one of the very first commercial computers with a graphical user interface — was a flop, selling only 100,000 units on a $150 million R&D investment on its release in January 1983. The Lisa, with its 5MB hard drive, sold for $9,995 —and remember, this was almost 35 years ago!

Though it flopped, the Lisa introduced a number of advanced features that would later appear in the Mac. Those features included the inclusion of protected memory, cooperative multitasking, a generally more sophisticated hard disk based operating system, a built-in screensaver, an advanced calculator with a paper tape and RPN, support fo

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14:15
CIRP: iPhone X accounted for roughly 30% of iPhone...

In a note to investors — as noted by 9to5Mac — Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) says that, after analyzing the first 30 days of iPhone X sales, the high end smartphone accounted for roughly 30% of total iPhone sales. 

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus combined counted for around 40% of sales, with the former coming in at around 23% and the latter around 17%. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus captured around 20% of sales.

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13:35
Remote Tech Support: Best ways to screen share on...

Your friends and family have likely just gotten a range new devices, and an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV is probably in the mix. If you’re like me, you’re the go-to tech support for family and friends and the holidays mean you have some work cut out for you. With fresh handy features like iOS 11’s built-in screen recorder, let’s look at some the best ways to remotely help others with their new Apple devices and an option to screen share with any device.

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12:50
iMac Pro includes a stormy new macOS desktop...

iMac Pro — Apple’s most powerful Mac yet — is hitting stores and arriving for customers today, and a special black Lightning cable isn’t the only surprise in the box. iMac Pro includes a new macOS desktop wallpaper as seen on the box, and 9to5Mac alumnus Dom Esposito has shared the source image with us below.

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12:26
Here’s how Apple will become the first trillion-...

A new report from Barron’s takes an in-depth look at what could make 2018 the year Apple will reach a $1 trillion dollar market capitalization. With its iPhone X, potential China growth, share buyback efforts, recent tax reform, and more, Apple has a lot of momentum going.

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11:48
Why Apple's Siri needs to become an '...




The HomePod -- now due in 2018 -- will mark Apple's first real attempt at making Siri an "ambient" voice assistant. Arguably, though, the company needs to push a lot harder if it wants people to choose Siri over alternatives from Amazon and Google.

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11:17
iPhone X outsold by iPhone 8 and 8 Plus combined...

While Apple has yet to breakdown just how many iPhone X units it has sold so far, that hasn’t stopped analysts from taking a stab at it. Today, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) is out with a new investor note in which it attempts to offer some color on the breakdown of how each iPhone model sold during the first month of iPhone X availability…

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10:43
How to backup and wipe your old iPhone or iPad...




While those who receive iPhones and iPads this holiday season may be quick to set up their shiny new device, not everyone puts as much thought into preparing their old hardware for sale or regifting. AppleInsider details how to back up your data from the old hardware, as well as wiping it ready for its new owner.

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10:20
Lowest Price Anywhere: Apple's premium 27...




Another year-end deal has just rolled in and this one is available exclusively for AI readers. Save $900 on Apple's Late 2015 27-inch iMac 5K with a faster 3.3GHz processor, 2TB of storage, and upgraded M395 graphics. Now $1,399 with coupon, this system ships for free with no tax outside NY and NJ, plus 0% financing for 12 months on approved credit.

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10:07
First set of space gray iMac Pro accessories show up...

The first eBay listing for Apple’s special space gray Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Keyboard has surfaced at a wild price of $2,499.

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10:02
Quick Start and Set up with Device dramatically...

Receiving a new iPhone or iPad as a gift is a wonderful thing, but setting up a new device has historically been a chore. Manually pairing accessories, joining Wi-Fi networks, remembering which password goes with which account, and the ever-increasing steps required to actually use your shiny new toy make up the worst first world problems.

The good news is Apple has acknowledged this pain point and created a dramatically simpler way to pair or upgrade new products including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and AirPods.

more…

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09:42
Rosenblatt Securities disputes iPhone X order cut...




Contrary to supply chain speculation, production of the iPhone X remains right on schedule, according to investment firm Rosenblatt Securities, which also has seen evidence that sales are accelerating in China.

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Amazon Networking Gold Box...

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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09:11
iMac Pro available for in-store pickup today at...

Apple’s iMac Pro has begun arriving early for some customers who ordered it quickly, but it’s still not yet available for in-store pick up at Apple retail locations. Certain Best Buy locations, however, show the iMac Pro as being in stock for in-store pickup today. more…

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09:00
Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of...

Now that Christmas has come and gone and Canadian Boxing Day sales are in full swing, it's time to welcome you all back for the 2017-2018 edition of the Accessible Apple column series, The 12 Requests of Christmas. This is the first 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. If you missed our series last year, you can find it here. Alternately, you can check out the 2015 series here.

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

1. Easier Web Browsing with VoiceOver

VoiceOver currently includes two...

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